Satellite-to-Smartphone: LEO Constellation Facets

Unlike technically proven (FSS-band) LEO-HTS satcom constellations requiring communication terminals, these new initiatives aim to deliver on the promise of direct satellite-to-regular-handset communications through cellular and MSS spectrum in areas unreachable by existing cell towers. Yet, architectural facets drive a wide set of capabilities ranging from asynchronous emergency texting to continuous voice and broadband data connectivity.

Light Reading: Starlink seeks link to planes, trucks & other moving vehicles

As Starlink seeks link to planes, trucks & other moving vehicles, [NSR] told Space News that Inmarsat, SES and Intelsat are among the satellite players that could face disruption from SpaceX’s mobile-facing plans. SpaceX believes it can support moving vehicles without a huge overhaul of its technologies and platform, noting that each ESIM is “electrically.