The Future of GEO: Large or Small?

In early May, 2 GEO communications satellites launched on a Falcon Heavy rocket. It was supposed to be the next step in GEO satcom from two opposite ends of the market spectrum: Viasat’s 6-tonne powerhouse delivering massive capacity to compete with constellations, and Astranis’ Arcturus, a 300 kg platform meant to test both the “micro-GEO”.

Rivada issues RFPs for constellation designed for disruptive pricing

Rivada Space Networks is building a constellation of 600 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to be launched in 2024-2028 that can serve high-bandwidth connections and multiple laser links. The Germany-based company is currently seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) after completing requests for information (RFIs) and has not yet decided whether to work with one partner.