Northern Sky Research

Carolyn Belle

Senior Analyst, NSR USA

Ms. Belle joined NSR as an analyst in 2014. She focuses on satellite manufacturing and launch activity, and in particular the trends surrounding creation of diversified space architectures. She is the lead author for NSR’s Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services and Small Satellite Markets reports, and participates in research in government and military communications markets. Ms. Belle regularly contributes to the diverse tailored consulting projects undertaken at NSR, lending expertise to feasibility studies, satellite procurement assessments, analysis of competitive dynamics, and addressable market sizing for both start-ups and industry leaders.

Ms. Belle came to NSR from the Research and Analysis team at the Space Foundation, where she contributed to the publication The Space Report 2014. Her research efforts primarily addressed new and emerging space products and services. This position was preceded by an internship with the Space Foundation, during which Ms. Belle explored the policy considerations and efficacy of international space endeavours such as the International Space Station.

Ms. Belle completed the International Space University’s program in Space Management, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Colorado College with a focus in Biology and Chemistry. During her undergraduate studies, she completed several internships at the NASA Ames Research Center in microbiology and atmospheric chemistry. Ms. Belle has been active in leading STEM outreach initiatives such as Yuri's Night and Cool Science. 

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