Kratos: Software-Defined Satellites – Market Overview & Trends
Flexibility is the greatest driver in the satellite industry. As technology across the value chain has improved, barriers to entry have come down in both manufacturing and launch. In turn, a growing diversity of solutions has, and continues to, come to market, finding new ground by providing customers with more options, through flexibility.
This was the trend which inspired constellations, providing coverage and cost-efficient flexibilities not seen previously in GEO offers, and this is the trend which has inspired small GEOs, in-orbit servicing, and new launch options.