NSR’s Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit is an assembly of 9 flexible, configurable and easy-to-use quantitative models that x-ray and benchmark leading LEO/MEO high-throughput initiatives at architectural and business layers. The NSR toolkit provides a data-driven, unbiased vehicle for deep-diving into the inexorably intertwined technical and business aspects driving bandwidth supply, addressability and feasibility of leading mega-constellations, and their competitive standing versus terrestrial networks.
The toolkit is meant for both business and technical professionals alike seeking in-depth understanding of Non-GEO high-throughput SATCOM. With pre-loaded data, configurable filters, inputs and visualizations, the toolkit is a standalone NSR product that may also be used in combination with market data and insight extracted from relevant NSR research studies.
Constellations of thousands of Non-GEO (NGSO) satellites beaming tens of Terabits per second have the potential to forever transform the space industry, making it imperative for decision makers across the telecom value chain to visualize possible “down-to-earth” impacts at granularly defined levels.
NSR’s Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit answers key questions:
- What are the technical differences among the leading Non-GEO-HTS initiatives?
- What is the forward and return link capacity (spectrum, bandwidth and throughput) per gateway/user beam, satellite and constellation?
- How can breakeven capital cost per usable Mbps/Month be inferred for each constellation shell? What is the sensitivity to key cost and performance elements?
- What is the maximum latitude reached by each constellation shell and how many satellites are visible based on terminal location?
- Under what conditions can mega-constellations become a more competitive option than fiber-optics to reach unserved communities? How sensitive is the business case?
- How do fiber costs and latency compare with LEO architectures, with and without Inter-Satellite Links and ground relay stations?
- What are satellite “pass time” and handoffs per hour, per system?
- How distributed are antenna “look angles” pointing at visible satellites based on terminal location?
- What is the regulatory status of each major initiative and proposed modifications?
The NSR Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit provides clients with the same set of analytical instruments that NSR leverages internally to holistically assess LEO/MEO HTS constellations in support of focused research studies and consulting projects. The Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit includes a rich output set including maps of constellation satellites, orbital routes and footprints, benchmark charts, infographics, exportable data tables and other visualizations.
Bottom Line: Clients can easily conduct their own assessment of Non-GEO Constellations supported by NSR-developed tools.
NSR’s Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit includes a multiplicity of analytical tools distributed across 9 Excel files. Each tool has its own set of input variables and logic that drive output conclusions, charts, maps and visualizations.
Toolkit Elements Include:
- Sophisticated but easy-to-use analytical models driven by auto-populated or manually set inputs and filters
- Output-rich set of technical and business metrics benchmarking constellations performance
- Useful visualizations including comparison charts, maps with satellites, orbital routes, footprints per constellation and infographics.
- Detailed input and output data tables with information per shell
- Bandwidth supply and addressability assessments for geographic-based SWOT and TAM analysis.
- Examination of line-of-sight satellites and gateway/terminal beam IP throughput
- Estimator of the breakeven capital cost per deployed and usable Mbps of capacity
- Business case sensitivity analysis via configurable Monte Carlo simulation
- Business-case scenario and sensitivity models for comparing NGSO versus terrestrial networks
- Other models and calculators included: Satellites’ visibility cone and beam-covered areas, shells’ latitude reach, % of World surface and population addressed, orbital period, satellite handoff time, slant range, satellite vs. terrestrial latency, upstream and downstream spectrum and throughput, spectral efficiency, fiber-vs. satellite NPV, profitability, etc.
Who Should Purchase the Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit:
- Traditional and Emerging Satellite Operators
- Fixed and Wireless Telecom Network Operators including Telcos, MNOs, Wireless Local-Loop players and MSOs
- Satellite Service Providers and System Integrators
- Distributors and Resellers of Satellite Services and Capacity
- Managed Services and IP Transit Network Operators
- Equipment Vendors Developing Solutions for Non-GEO Satcom, including Terminals, Antennae, Broadband Hub/Modems and RF Subsystems
- Regulators and Spectrum Utilization Agencies
- End Users of Satellite Bandwidth and Services; both Commercial and Government/Mil Satcom
- Space Agencies and First Responder Organizations
- Financial Institutions
Non-GEO Systems Analyzed and Benchmarked:
Amazon Project Kuiper, OneWeb, SES O3B, Starlink, SpaceX VLEO, Telesat, and ViaSat