What Drives Satellite Flexibility: Necessity or Opportunity?

Flexible satellites have been around for some time, but the rate and scale of flexibility has increased exponentially over the last few years. Declining GEO capacity prices, rise in competition and the need for reduced time to orbit and are just a few factors that led to greater need for software-defined satellites.

SatNews: NSR Notes: A Land Mobile SATCOM Duel To Behold

The land mobile SATCOM market has traditionally been comprised of handheld phones; however, an increasing number of new devices have appeared on the market. Fixed voice, followed by push-to-talk, satellite hotspots, and then consumer handheld devices took hold.