Buckle up, it could get bumpy: The space economy’s vaunted resilience will be tested in 2023

NSR Research Director quoted in SpaceNews article by Jason Rainbow January 24, 2023 It is “highly likely” early-stage investment rounds for these companies in 2023 will be fewer in number and smaller in size than in previous years. According to Analysys Mason research director Brad Grady, pre-revenue startups are already having challenges, “especially those with.

The Satellite Capacity (R)evolution

Satellite operators are at a crossroads due to a rapid revolution in satellite capacity provisioning worldwide. The satellite capacity industry was originally dominated by recurring, high-margin video applications, but its focus has now shifted to high-growth, data-centric services. A range of fixed and mobile data applications now dominate the growth story via numerous capacity types, orbits and ultimately, business.

Will Launch Delays and Failure Slow Down?

Launch delays and failures are common in the space industry, dating back to Explorer 1 in 1958, the initial U.S. satellite, which had been delayed due to weather conditions. One would think that the number of delays and failures would decrease as technology evolves and players gain more experience, but this is not the case..