The space and satellite industry was back together in force at SATELLITE 2022, with greater international participation than recent years. Topics like in-orbit servicing, software, and the commercialization of IoT took center stage. Here are NSR’s top takeaways from the event….
Russia regularly sends both humans and satellites up on their Soyuz rockets. “Their expertise in human spaceflight is especially strong,” says Claude Rousseau, research director at Northern Sky Research, a space consultancy firm. Ukraine’s position is less important, yet the country has a sizable space industry. Elon Musk even declared that the Ukraine-designed Zenit rocket.
Claude Rousseau, a space industry consultant at Northern Sky Research, said governments are missing out on commercial space advances due to the complexities of requirements and their focus on process rather than outcomes, “which is a peculiar way to do business.” The industry is pushing for more initiatives like the NRO’s recent data-sharing agreements with.
This development could impact OneWeb’s plans to start commercial service, NSR analyst Claude Rousseau tells Via Satellite. “My bet is that this is stalled for a few months, unless they find a really quick solution,” he said. “This also supports what [NSR has] been saying about the supply of launchers — it’s dreadful.” Rousseau expects nations.