SpaceNews: Build or buy. That’s the question for constellation developers

Many satellite constellation developers are opting to build their own satellites. Over the last year, the number of constellations relying on in-house manufacturing jumped from 32 percent to 43 percent, Brad Grady, Northern Sky Research president and chief operating officer, said at the SmallSat Symposium. In many cases, firms decide to build their own satellites.

Satellite Manufacturing: What Drives the Market?

Non-GEO HTS is not going anywhere. Despite concerns over the business case, over a thousand Non-GEO HTS satellites have already been deployed by various players. Operators like OneWeb, SpaceX, Kuiper, and new, private ventures in China are the main drivers of a satellite market expecting over 24,000 assets to be launched by the end of.

Satellite Manufacturing and Launching: The Dawn of a New Era

We have liftoff! After many years spent developing its rocket, SpaceX launched its first GEO satellites and proved its upgraded Falcon 9 v1.1 with three launches within a few months. At the same time, other challengers such as United Launch Alliance are re-entering the commercial market. This is no surprise for incumbents such as Arianespace,.