Gradual evolution of the industry will continue, now with smallsats as a significant part of it, with advancement in electric propulsion extending the usage of small satellites in GEO and beyond
NSR’s M2M and IoT via Satellite, 10th Edition (M2M/IoT10) report, published today, forecasts $11.6 billion in revenues will be generated over the next 10 years. All M2M and IoT applications will grow, with total retail revenues to rise at 6.6% CAGR over the coming decade, with a 14% CAGR for in-service M2M/IoT units during this same period. And, while significant attention is paid to emerging IoT smallsat constellations, NSR found MSS and VSAT offerings continue to play a solid role in the M2M/IoT growth story.
Constellations have forced the entire industry onto the same superhighway so any step sideways or back could have a huge impact on the way forward for the whole business.
CAPEX, Technical, Competition and Regulatory Hurdles are Analyzed Against Potential Demand for the Oncoming Wave of Non-GEO Constellations
Brad Grady in Kratos Constellations Podcast — Software Defined Capabilities, MILSATCOM Capacity and Commercial Opportunity