Co-Authored by Jose Del Rosario and Brad Grady CNBC reported that in early-June, “the Pentagon agreed to purchase Starlink satellite internet terminals from SpaceX for use in Ukraine as Kyiv continues to defend itself against a full-scale Russian invasion. Contract details, specifically price, scope and timeline were not disclosed for operational security reasons and due.
Satcom Opportunity Generates $257B over 2022-32 with Satellite-Telco Integration Key to Growth with increasingly Commoditized Capacity Cambridge, MA; London, UK – June 13, 2023 – NSR’s Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 20th Edition (SCSD20) observe the rapid rise in LEO satellites have forever altered the satellite capacity market, shifting it from high priced wholesale centric.
Unlike technically proven (FSS-band) LEO-HTS satcom constellations requiring communication terminals, these new initiatives aim to deliver on the promise of direct satellite-to-regular-handset communications through cellular and MSS spectrum in areas unreachable by existing cell towers. Yet, architectural facets drive a wide set of capabilities ranging from asynchronous emergency texting to continuous voice and broadband data connectivity.
So back to our original question, why are stakeholders in the GEO camp in Asia welcoming the upcoming mess and chaos?
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a slowdown of most operational activities along the satellite manufacturing value chain. In the early pandemic days, manufacturing facilities had to put their activities on hold, and launches were delayed due to the interdependence of actors in the supply chain from both sides and the restraints put on personnel movement. This.