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Archive: February 2016 (X)

  • Polar Markets are Calling

    Feb 9th, 2016 by Alan Crisp   More from this Analyst | Profile

    One head-turner relating to Polar markets were comments by LeoSat in 2015 about their Polar aspirations, a business plan analyzed by NSR in our previous Polar bottom line post. However one of the more interesting discoveries of the Polar Regions is the significant Polar FSS demand coming from Legacy Telephony & Carrier applications and the Video markets.

    NSR’s newly released report, Polar Satellite Markets, shows that out of ~80 transponders of combined FSS C- and Ku-band Polar demand,…

  • A New UAS Paradigm

    Feb 8th, 2016 by Prateep Basu   More from this Analyst | Profile

    Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have been utilized for more than three decades, but their diversity increased only recently, with explosive growth in small UAS (sUAS) sector. The impact of these sUAS on satellite services such as Communications and Earth Observation is difficult to assess, and more so with increasing technological sophistication in both satellites and UAS.

    UAS Industry Value Pyramid by Airframe Type

    In NSR’s UAS Satcom & Imaging Markets, 2nd Edition, UAS markets were…