Among SDS units’ main benefits are flexibility. “From an operator standpoint, you gain the ability to change your mission. That’s one of the hardest things about space: once you launch a satellite, your mission is defined for the next five to 15 years. You can change some of its functionality, but really, your mission is.
Satellite Flexibility Requirements to Dominate Next Decade as Expectations Push Manufacturing Orders Cambridge, MA – October 10, 2021 – NSR’s new report Software-Defined Satellites (SDS), launched today, sees growing satellite flexibility requirements trigger an $86.9 Billion cumulative revenue opportunity by decade’s end. Non-GEO- HTS constellation satellites will lead uptake with 95% demonstrating full or partial flexibility as software-defined platforms by.