Potential 6,000+ Laser Communication Terminal Opportunity through Next Decade Cambridge, MA– February 8th, 2022- NSR’s newly released Optical Satellite Communications, 4th Edition (OSC4) projects a $2 Billion Optical Satcom market for equipment, driven primarily by upcoming Non-GEO constellations. As Optical Satcom growth trends upwards at a 47% CAGR, projected demand reaches 6,000+ laser communication terminal.
As Satellite & Space Analysts there are few truths in our market: Schedules almost always slip to the right; and the volume of data always increases. While others at NSR frequently comment around schedule (see… nearly anything we publish), the second ‘fact’ requires further explanation. It is no doubt true that the amount of “data”.
Wave-after-Wave in this ongoing pandemic, the one element that has been greatly highlighted, is the need for robust Internet connectivity and bridging the digital divide across the globe. Remote learning, working, healthcare, conducting businesses and other key socio-economic activities have become universal and hence have exposed the still wide digital divide across regions and communities..
Mega-constellations are taking center stage in a pivotal time for high-speed satcom, but business-case and architectural facets will drive the multi-orbit, multi-band satellite paradigm. It is thus worth diving into the facts using NSR’s Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit 2.0 (NCAT2) to infer how LEOs may best interplay with well-established GEOs. Today’s fast-paced environment brings unprecedented.