As Satellite & Space Analysts there are few truths in our market: Schedules almost always slip to the right; and the volume of data always increases. While others at NSR frequently comment around schedule (see… nearly anything we publish), the second ‘fact’ requires further explanation. It is no doubt true that the amount of “data”.
NSR’s newly released Space Traffic Study report finds that the amount of data to/from space will reach more than 500 exabytes of information from 2020 to 2030. Driven by the increasing needs for satellite-based connectivity and Earth Observation, data either generated in space or traveling through space will be roughly the equivalent of 3.9 Billion.