Constellations Drive Volume with Commercialization of Space Opening New Markets Cambridge, MA – July 1, 2021 – NSR’s latest report, Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets, 11th Edition, sees post-pandemic rebound driven by constellations, innovative technologies, and new services offerings. Over the next 10 years, satellite manufacturing and launch order volumes reach nearly 24,700. Upcoming.
A few days ago, SpaceX launched payloads into orbit for the 100th time. An impressive milestone, the latest launch deployed 60 Starlink satellites into the company’s communication network. From communications to Earth Observation, constellations certainly are a core strategy in the commercialization of LEO. On an almost daily basis, announcements are made regarding investment, deployment,.
Flexible satellites have been around for some time, but the rate and scale of flexibility has increased exponentially over the last few years. Declining GEO capacity prices, rise in competition and the need for reduced time to orbit and are just a few factors that led to greater need for software-defined satellites.
It is fair to say 2020 has been widely chaotic, and that is no different for the space launch industry. The industry is facing a pandemic that affects the global aerospace workforce, a spiral of launch delays and supply chain issues, and a string of launch failures from established and new launch providers alike