In early May, 2 GEO communications satellites launched on a Falcon Heavy rocket. It was supposed to be the next step in GEO satcom from two opposite ends of the market spectrum: Viasat’s 6-tonne powerhouse delivering massive capacity to compete with constellations, and Astranis’ Arcturus, a 300 kg platform meant to test both the “micro-GEO”.
Space is tough. GEO satellites are realized on redundancy and reliability as their core philosophy. With decades of research, design, development and operations data, manufacturers have been able to achieve systems & spacecrafts with lower failure probabilities. Clearly, this does not ensure success with every launch. From a market forces perspective, GEO players are experiencing.
The Satellite Connectivity industry is undergoing a major transformation with the emergence of Non-GEO constellation players.
Will Starlink experience the same success as O3b has, and more importantly, will mobility become the cornerstone of Starlink’s profitability strategy?
According to NSR’s latest Global Space Economy (GSE) 3rd Edition report, the Space Economy is poised to generate USD$ 1.4 trillion over the period of ’21 to ’31, with a growth rate of 6.8%. Service revenue is the key driver of future revenues as infrastructure investments today move to service revenues tomorrow. With services largely.