ViaSatellite: NSR’s 10 Takeaways from SATELLITE 2021

The space and satellite industry got back together in person at SATELLITE 2021 with a lot to discuss, as progress has not slowed down since March 2020. This year, topics like ground station standardization, vertical integration, and consolidation drove conversations. Here are NSR’s 10 takeaways from the show…..

ITPro: NSR launches Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit version 2.0

Northern Sky Research (NSR) has released version 2.0 of its proprietary Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit (NCAT). The update adds to NSR’s comprehensive analytical tools for benchmarking low Earth orbit (LEO) and medium Earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellations. A multi-faceted toolkit, NCAT includes analytical models, input and output data tables, comparison charts, maps with satellites, orbital routes, footprints per.

Constellations: Accidents Waiting to Happen?

Last week, two major constellations operators,  OneWeb and SpaceX, nearly crashed in space, when two of their satellites almost collided.  Another near-miss happened the same day when two other satellites nearly struck each other over the Arctic. And last month, the 2-ton NOAA-17 satellite broke up, sending dangerous debris all along its orbit.  This type.

NSR Report Shows Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO) Not Slowed by COVID-19

NSR’s Satellite-Based Earth Observation, 12th Edition (EO12), released today, finds a limited impact from COVID-19 on the EO market, with the sale of EO data and derived products to reach $8.1 billion annually by 2029. Revenues will be driven by government, military, and financial service-based customers, owing to strong demand and diversity need.

Satcom Business Models in a 3.0 Era

NSR analyzed various fleet replenishment strategies in the year-end NSR’s article on Satcom 3.0 era, discussing relevance to operator per size and risk-taking ability starting in 2020. The growth patterns look quite different for operators falling between revenues of $100-$300M (low risk), $300M-$1B (medium risk) and finally greater than >$700M (high risk), and thus we began to inspect elements of business models that might be relevant to each category.