As enterprise and government actors digitize their systems and processes, they continue to transition to cloud-based services to meet their needs for more storage and data transportation solutions. The characteristics of optical satellite communications include speed and data volume are well placed to meet the needs of those customers with an ever-growing appetite for highly.
NSR discussed whether the time for optical SATCOM is much closer than ever before realized. Commercially, today the market is in the process of customer trials, with equipment manufacturers dedicating intensive capital resources toward their production lines to meet the oncoming constellation and UAS demand. Within five years, a greater supply of space-verified and competitive.
Commercially, today’s Optical Satcom market is in the process of customer trials with equipment manufacturers dedicating intensive capital resources towards their production lines to meet the oncoming constellation and UAS demand. Within five years, a greater supply of space-verified and competitive laser communication equipment (for all sizes) will enter the market, as seen from planned.
In late January ten Starlink satellites equipped with inter-satellite laser links (ISL) were launched, and the founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk tweeted that in addition to these satellites, all future Starlink satellites would also have ISLs. The launch represents a five-fold increase of total laser terminals launched into orbit to date. In many ways this.
The last few years have seen increased optical activity as network operators look to new technologies as an emerging alternative to RF.