In early May, 2 GEO communications satellites launched on a Falcon Heavy rocket. It was supposed to be the next step in GEO satcom from two opposite ends of the market spectrum: Viasat’s 6-tonne powerhouse delivering massive capacity to compete with constellations, and Astranis’ Arcturus, a 300 kg platform meant to test both the “micro-GEO”.
Space is tough. GEO satellites are realized on redundancy and reliability as their core philosophy. With decades of research, design, development and operations data, manufacturers have been able to achieve systems & spacecrafts with lower failure probabilities. Clearly, this does not ensure success with every launch. From a market forces perspective, GEO players are experiencing.
The Satellite Connectivity industry is undergoing a major transformation with the emergence of Non-GEO constellation players.
What business models might be most profitable and sustainable for the in-orbit service operators of the future? What are the key strategies for satellite operators and life extension service providers to consider in this rapidly changing landscape?
The adoption of smart network management onboard cruise ships will achieve smooth onboard operations for crew and offer the capability to optimize overall operations to meet carbon emission goals.