SpaceNews: Connecting the Dots | Wildfires are advancing, but so is satellite technology

While demand for satellite-enabled wildfire services is growing among government customers, Northern Sky Research senior analyst Prachi Kawade says it will “remain a very small portion” of the broader market. Kawade says it mostly forms a small part of what it classifies as the “non-imagery” segment of the Earth observation industry. This segment includes capabilities.

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.

SpaceNews: Simplification is key to space industry growth

New space-as-a-service (SaaS) business models have vastly expanded the market, offering more customers the benefits of space infrastructure without the burdens of satellite manufacturing, launch, regulations or other technical intricacies. SaaS offerings from companies including Spire Global, SSTL, Momentus and Loft Orbital Solutions — which participated in a Northern Sky Research panel for the virtual conference, aim.

SpaceNews: OQ Technology secures launches for propriety satellites as connected device market ramps up

As the connected device market Smallsat ramps up, IoT companies have moved from design plans to real commercial service in the last couple of years, [NSR] noted. In addition to recent satellite launches, an increasing number of partnerships are targeting specific applications, such as mining and agriculture, are also moving ahead. “With these launches and.