Historians point out that a common effect of pandemics is the acceleration of trends already underway. This concept may well apply to high-profile satcom players filing for Chapter-11 during 2020, all within a relatively short period of time; a scenario previously foreseen but precipitated by the pandemic. The emergence of LEO mega-constellations also exhibited accelerated.
There is no doubt that Government & Military customers are a significant consumer of space-based assets. For both the Infrastructure (manufacturing and launch) and commercial connectivity, Gov/Mil markets are some of the largest and most concentrated around. While complex in terms of engagement, or ‘exact agency/organization/administration’, these customers are one of the key pillars of.
NSR’s Satellite Industry’s Financial Analysis, 10th Edition (SIFA10) report provides an in-depth assessment of the global satcom industry, analyzing critical financial, strategic, and competitive outlook of satellite operators and service providers across multiple metrics. The satcom industry continues to witness mixed financial results, with non-video revenues growing across multiple verticals, while the video business maintains.
As we (thankfully) close the books on 2020 and look forward to a hopeful restart in 2021, NSR was asked to provide their top predictions for the space industry in 2021. The prognostications below cut across all segments of the industry, but all have one theme in common…
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.