“The interest in parts of OneWeb on the ground makes sense for any player currently planning a constellation. The challenge will be to sell the assets that are already in orbit.”
NSR told Space.com. “Because the U.S. is everywhere, it has a global footprint, global scale and interests all over the world,” he said. “That global requirement is creating an LEO-based architecture.”With much of the commercial space industry focused on putting small satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO), how quickly will the U.S. military follow?
NSR discussed OneWeb and SpaceX in one presentation. NSR’s estimates of the cost of OneWeb’s constellation exceeded $5 billion, while the company has raised $3.5 billion to date.
Does this mean the line between a retail and wholesale player is fading with upstream players competing with their own customers? Is this the right strategy for the Fixed VSAT ecosystem?
The Telegraph: Softbank loses £380m stake in OneWeb as British satellite start-up races to get launches off the ground
Softbank loses £380m stake in OneWeb as British satellite start-up races to get launches off the ground, “It (the OneWeb plan to launch up to 30 satellites per month) faces a huge challenge because of the capital expenditure to put these satellites into orbit and for the supporting ground infrastructure. Their planned rate [of building.