NSR discussed whether the time for optical SATCOM is much closer than ever before realized. Commercially, today the market is in the process of customer trials, with equipment manufacturers dedicating intensive capital resources toward their production lines to meet the oncoming constellation and UAS demand. Within five years, a greater supply of space-verified and competitive.
Commercially, today’s Optical Satcom market is in the process of customer trials with equipment manufacturers dedicating intensive capital resources towards their production lines to meet the oncoming constellation and UAS demand. Within five years, a greater supply of space-verified and competitive laser communication equipment (for all sizes) will enter the market, as seen from planned.
Several programs from the last two decades alone promised the use of stratospheric platforms for comms and observation, most of which fell through in the end. However, recent investments and subsequent mission successes from commercial players such as Alphabet and Airbus have injected a fresh wave of hope.
High Altitude Platforms have remained an emerging market even in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. What is driving this interest, and why might the current wave of HAPs-related activity be any different from those of previous decades?
High Altitude Balloons Are Primary Revenue Driver, with Telcos Taking Greater Interest in HAPs Cambridge, MA – NSR’s High Altitude Platforms, 4th Edition report, published today, forecasts approx. $4B in cumulative HAPs revenues over the next decade, for airships, balloons, and pseudo-satellite platforms. High altitude balloons are expected to be the primary driver of units and revenues, followed far behind by pseudo-satellites and airships. Telcos are.