The software defined satellite (SDS) market has been buzzing with news starting with the launch of Eutelsat 10B, upcoming launch of SES’ mPower satellites, and new orders from Eutelsat, Intelsat, and SES. The need for SDS is driven by a variety of factors: demand for satellite-based connectivity, development and availability of new technologies, and support.
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.
There should be little doubt that ocean cruise ships, ferries, and river ships require a lot of bandwidth. NSR projects that the average passenger ship will increase from an average of 32 Mbps per vessel in 2021 to upwards of 364 Mbps on average of throughput demand by 2031 in its latest Maritime SATCOM Markets,.
Near-term launch delays in Satellite Communications Markets met with Significant Increases in Nearly All Other Segments Cambridge, MA August 17, 2022 – NSR’s newly released Space Traffic Study, 2nd Edition report finds that commercialization of more segments of the space value-chain is driving a rapid increase in traffic volumes. Although markets such as Earth Observation.