Tech Target: Starlink coverage can make remote work very remote

“Seamless connection depends on satellite and bandwidth availability,” said Vivek Suresh Prasad, [of] Northern Sky Research (NSR), a market research and consulting firm in Cambridge, Mass., focused on the satellite and space sectors. SpaceX’s first phase is to deploy a network of 4,200-plus satellites, a plan approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the International.

Bridging the Digital Divide – Satcom Positioning and Opportunity

Wave-after-Wave in this ongoing pandemic, the one element that has been greatly highlighted, is the need for robust Internet connectivity and bridging the digital divide across the globe. Remote learning, working, healthcare, conducting businesses and other key socio-economic activities have become universal and hence have exposed the still wide digital divide across regions and communities..

Non-GEO Constellations: Answering the Call?

Non-GEOs continue to make noise, and for the right reasons. With SpaceX launching hundreds of satellites and revealing more info on their user antennas (with Musk admitting that the biggest challenge is cost of user terminals) to OneWeb restarting their production and awaiting a 36-satellite December launch, to Telesat forming a new public company post.

HAPs – Eye in the Sky

Technological and regulatory progress has greatly expanded the remote sensing/Earth Observation (EO) market. However, significant tradeoffs continue to exist in current earth imaging solutions: EO satellites and constellations can provide wide area coverage but are susceptible to cloud cover and are usually at lower resolutions (with HR being relatively infrequent).