Russia regularly sends both humans and satellites up on their Soyuz rockets. “Their expertise in human spaceflight is especially strong,” says Claude Rousseau, research director at Northern Sky Research, a space consultancy firm. Ukraine’s position is less important, yet the country has a sizable space industry. Elon Musk even declared that the Ukraine-designed Zenit rocket.
“I don’t envy a flat panel antenna manufacturer today,” sums up NSR President and COO Brad Grady. “There’s lots of bumps in the road in order to get to success.” One bright spot in the antenna market, he says, is the government and military vertical. In the antenna market, where commercial use cases, especially consumer.
The most predominant satellite manufacturing issue remains a shortage of semiconductors, says Northern Sky Research consultant Dallas Kasaboski, amid high demand from crypto and other markets outside of space. Pandemic-related supply restraints have also seen “launches delayed due to a lack of liquid oxygen, personnel, or other necessities,” he added.
The market for optical satellite communications has shaped up in recent years, led by the rise in New Space satellite network operators requiring high bandwidth intersatellite links and remote sensing solutions that demand greater downlink capabilities. Still in its early stages, this market continues to be largely equipment-centric. However, multiple players have moved on from.
U.S.-based Ramon.space today announced a new 8 terabyte (TB) modular storage solution, NuStream, that is protected by a virtual radiation shield and controlled by the company’s in-house designed RC64 processor. While the current space storage market is for Earth observation and satellite communications, Ramon.space CEO Avi Shabtai told Connectivity Business News that on-orbit storage will.