The adoption of flat panel antennas (FPAs) has surged in recent years, driven by their compact design, adaptability to various applications, and their capability to provide reliable on-the-move communication. Advancements in technology have enhanced their performance, including beamforming capabilities that allow them to maintain a strong connection while on the move. According to NSR’s latest.
The launch bottleneck is not a new phenomenon for the satellite industry. However, the available and operational vehicles are few and very busy or experiencing failures, thus creating the shortage we know today, which is limiting access to space. Even giants struggle to launch. Indeed, in early August, Amazon had to change launch vehicle yet.
In early May, 2 GEO communications satellites launched on a Falcon Heavy rocket. It was supposed to be the next step in GEO satcom from two opposite ends of the market spectrum: Viasat’s 6-tonne powerhouse delivering massive capacity to compete with constellations, and Astranis’ Arcturus, a 300 kg platform meant to test both the “micro-GEO”.
Starlink has made significant strides in the satellite industry, positioning itself as a major threat to established players. Within a short period, the company has emerged as a major market shareholder in the consumer broadband sector, achieving a subscriber base of 1.5 million users worldwide. This unprecedented growth is translating to a consistent reduction in.
The emergence of maritime 4.0 in tandem with the fourth industrial revolution underscores the objective of leveraging maritime data to improve operational and financial metrics. For mariners their objective is to minimize the CAPEX and OPEX through digitalization of operations. Satellite operators and service providers can aid this effort by increasing bandwidth per vessel. While.