Virgin Galactic performed six suborbital spaceflights so far this year, increasing the hype surrounding the space travel market. One would think 2023 would be a turnaround year for Virgin Galactic, but announcements that it is laying off 18% of its current workforce and reducing flights of its VSS Unity to “concentrate on higher revenue opportunities”.
Lessons can be learned from the unsuccessful partnership between Qualcomm and Iridium for satellite D2D services
Qualcomm terminated its direct-to-device (D2D) deal with Iridium on 9 November 2023. This is a disappointing development for the D2D market because the deal was meant to be a pioneering D2D service enabling satellite messaging and emergency services in smartphones powered by Snapdragon Mobile Platforms. However, D2D is still in the very early stages, and.
This report looks at the questions that industry leaders in the satellite communications (SATCOM) industry want answers to in 2023. It is based on a survey conducted by NSR, an Analysys Mason company. Download the report for free. The results of NSR’s annual survey are a unique source of information about industry trends and issues.
Authors: Christopher Baugh | Carlos Placido (independent adviser) On October 13th Qatar Airways announced a collaboration agreement with Starlink for the roll out of a complimentary high-speed, low-latency Internet service. Other airlines had previously partnered with SpaceX including JSX, Hawaiian Airlines and airBaltic. However, the new agreement is significant not only because Qatar Airways is.
Event: Space Tech Expo Europe 2023 Where: Bremen, Germany Venue name: Messe Bremen When: November 14-16, 2023 Website: spacetechexpo-europe.com