Satellite Pro Me: How software changes the satellite game
Among SDS units’ main benefits are flexibility. “From an operator standpoint, you gain the ability to change your mission. That’s one of the hardest things about space: once you launch a satellite, your mission is defined for the next five to 15 years. You can change some of its functionality, but really, your mission is well defined. Having an SDS means that you can potentially change that,” says Dallas Kasaboski, Principal Analyst at industry market research and consulting firm NSR and a co-author of the firm’s recent Software-Defined Satellites report.