As the Space and Satellite Industry starts to meet again “in-person” at events like the 36th Annual Space Symposium – just what does the future look like for the space economy? 2020 and 2021 have been transformative years characterized by a truly massive number of satellites launched by ‘new players’ such as SpaceX’s Starlink, a.
NSR told Via Satellite he believes the U.K. sees OneWeb mainly as a way to boost its position in the space race. There has been speculation in the U.K. about using OneWeb as a Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) system, but that is not an easy option, they said.
NSR quoted in Stewart Sanders’ The Next Web (TNW) article “The new space race is all about satellites”: Pros and cons of each orbit: Pros — Their close distance enables low latency broadband delivery, with levels comparable to the performance of fiber transmission. This kind of fiber-like performance will become even more important as satellite capacity growth.