Would GEO operators miss SSL?
News that SSL could abandon GEO communications satellite manufacturing sent ripples across the industry, helping to crystallise a trend that could have even wider implications for the market.
NSR, Research Director, Claude Rousseau quoted in Jason Rainbow’s article (Group Editor-in-Chief at Finance Information Group). According to NSR Research Director Claude Rousseau, while it would be “kind of a big deal” for operators to have one less supplier in GEO communications satellite manufacturing, “it may not be a minus one” situation.
“Maybe SSL’s intent is to ‘recoil’ on the lucrative market for government and military payloads or address more fully the emerging satellite constellations business,” Rousseau said.