NSR quoted in Science & Tech’s Blog “SpaceX’s Satellite Web Job In Trouble?” -A report from expert company Northern Sky Research study recommends such networks in lower orbits might be drawing in over $4 billion yearly in profits by 2027.
NSR quoted in SatMagazine’s The Forrester Report: There are some anxieties over the state of play at the proposed mega-constellation OneWeb and their fleet of LEO satellites. Northern Sky Research (NSR) in a report headline asked, “Can OneWeb cross the Valley of Death?” That’s blunt, but OneWeb has given plenty of reasons not to be cheerful this past.
Following Boeing’s acquisition of Millennium Space Systems in August, all of the leading prime contractors in the manufacturing sector have made a play in the small satellite market. Lockheed Martin’s investment in Terran Orbital, Airbus’s joint venture with OneWeb, Thales Alenia Space’s partnership with Spaceflight Industries, and SSL’s in-house development, among others, have each committed resources to smallsat manufacturing capabilities. With all eyes now turning.
“We believe satellite has a big role to play in 5G. Satellite is being increasingly used for 4G networks, so we expect that to be extended into 5G.” That, says Evans, will leave large chunks in developed nations that won’t be connected with 5G. “You’re not going to connect Times Square by satellite,”. In.