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  •  China and India have engaged in space activities since the mid-1900s, developing domestic satellite manufacturing and launch capabilities across a range of applications. Both have focused on national demand, with limited international commercial pursuits. Yet this dynamic is quickly changing. The two nations have heightened their scope of activities, leveraging space as a strategic tool and implementing broad objectives in the commercial market – impacting the global stage dominated up…

  • IFC Going the Wrong Way?

    Jun 21st, 2018 by Claude Rousseau   More from this Analyst | Profile


    Wrong: in an unsuccessful or unfortunate way or out of working order or condition

    These two definitions offered by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary could aptly describe what many believe is the quality and state of inflight connectivity in general today.  But is this the right way to think of a business on a slow but definite upward slope?

    Stories that rub the ‘wrong’ way on IFC include icing fluids or rain entering radomes, bird-strike issues, networks unavailable for long parts of…

  • Energy Satcom Markets: Digitalization Digs In

    Jun 19th, 2018 by Shivaprakash Muruganandham   More from this Analyst | Profile

    The mining industry, which has so far remained the smallest addressable market for the energy satcom providers, is gradually morphing into a growth opportunity for satellite connectivity. On the heels of the last commodities downswing, globally diversified miners are focused on increasing productivity and maximizing the value of their existing assets, while newer mining juniors are moving into exploration opportunities to meet expected demands. These factors, converging with the…