With so many small launch startups racing towards success on a global scale, the stakes have never been higher to cut through the noise and evaluate all initiatives for probability of success before committing to a launch partner. Well-informed decisions will be critical to all industry players involved (investors, smallsat operators, brokers, and partners) as they will have far-reaching consequences. So, what factors need to be considered and analyzed to help tip the scales when making these decisions?
“GEO communication satellite orders have been on a decline over the last few years, as the operators remain unclear about their future”.
SpaceX’s ride-sharing launches and lower cost are partly a result of the company making its rockets reusable, Northern Sky said. The small-satellite market is poised to generate $1 billion a year over the next decade, according to Northern Sky Research, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., and specializes in the satellite and space markets. “What.
In discussion of ride-sharing launches, “What SpaceX is doing is great for the satellite industry. It’s definitely going to lead to expansion. It will also make the small-rocket market more competitive. Things will get a little more difficult for new launch companies trying to enter the market.”
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