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  • Meaningful Smallsat M&As

    Jan 16th, 2018 by Carolyn Belle   More from this Analyst | Profile

    The smallsat manufacturing and components market has developed somewhat haphazardly – a combination of post-university projects, commercial start-ups, and established companies growing into the smallsat business – producing a multitude of players in an increasingly competitive market. M&A is the natural consequence for this young market as it matures and companies seek to consolidate market share. Recent deals provide an understanding of what players are hoping to accomplish by aligning…

  • What’s Special About V-band?

    Jan 14th, 2018 by Jose Del Rosario   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Apart from being lightly licensed and allocated, very little in-fact.  Being in a higher frequency range compared to Ku-band or Ka-band, V-band is more susceptible to rain fade, presenting technical and market challenges compared to current solutions.  More importantly, apart from experimental payloads and systems on the ground to support such trials, ecosystem development in terms of equipment on the RF and antenna side have not been fully developed.

    So why does NSR forecast…

  • As the satellite industry and the U.S. Government start to kick things off for a New Year, planners continue the process of creating the next-generation of Gov & Mil network designs.  With a renewed focus on the importance of space to executing the national security missions of countries across the globe – and ‘assured access’ to space-based connectivity not a guarantee, where does that leave the role of industry and commercially-focused offerings?

    According to NSR’s Government and…