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,.
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.
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As India’s First Private Aerospace company successfully tests a homegrown Rocket Engine, according to a November 2018 study by Northern Sky Research, a US-based provider of space industry intelligence, 6,500 small satellites will be launched for applications such as communication and remote sensing by 2027.
During an Aug. 4 webinar by Northern Sky Research, Lars Hoffman, senior vice president for global launch services at Rocket Lab, said the company has continued to see strong interest in its launch services, even amid the pandemic.
In regards to adaptable satellites, “whether hardware updates for satellites materialize, speedy, frequent software updates are a goal for the industry.. “All manufacturers are going that way now, toward more versatile, software-designed satellites — Airbus, Lockheed Martin, many others,”