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.
As a first mover and largest system in the satcom business, Starlink’s future is bound to have a butterfly effect on the rest of the small satellite market by influencing investors’ interest in other missions.
In SatNews article “NSR’s Satellite Constellations Assessment Published”, To bridge the digital divide… to connect the unconnected… here are the dreams of satellite HTS constellations. With more than half the planet currently unconnected, the addressable market and potential revenues look enormous.
CAPEX, Technical, Competition and Regulatory Hurdles are Analyzed Against Potential Demand for the Oncoming Wave of Non-GEO Constellations
The right combination of price, end-user requirements, and connectivity demand is having a significant impact on the market.