The Non-GEO satcom market has been highly speculative over the past decade, especially with the upcoming constellations – Starlink, Kuiper, Telesat, OneWeb and others. But in 2020, against COVID-19 odds, the segment has transitioned to a significant level of affirmation with multiple players achieving key milestones with their developments and contract awards. Although there have.
Since then, cloud players have emerged as a key segment to watch out for in the satellite business, first through direct peering partnerships such as Azure ExpressRoute and IBM Direct Link, and more recently, through high profile dedicated business units as in the case of AWS Aerospace and Satellite Solutions and Azure Space.
The Starlink constellation is currently made up of over 650 communication satellites orbiting Earth at an altitude of 550 kilometers. By satellite count, such partial deployment already makes SpaceX the world’s largest satellite operator of FSS frequency bands suitable for high-throughput connectivity. As more Starlink and OneWeb satellites are manufactured, deployed and other satellite operators.