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Author: Shagun Sachdeva (X)

  • Iridium and Globalstar arguably disrupted the telecommunication industry with the launch of their respective LEO satellite constellations. As the legacy players of this arena, they experienced first-hand the challenges that come with, and historically, predominantly outweigh the benefits expected from the implementation of large satellite communications constellations. In the last decade, lessons learned from these early players, combined with technological advancement and realization…

  • CAPEX Delayed is CAPEX Saved…

    Mar 05th, 2018 by Shagun Sachdeva   More from this Analyst | Profile

    With Space Logistics, LLC (Orbital ATK) landing its 2nd customer and Effective Space Solutions its 1st, interest in In-Orbit Servicing (IoS) is making a comeback, conceivably to stay this time. In theory, IoS presents diverse opportunities, from extending satellite life and transporting it to the correct orbit in the near term, to repairs and potentially in-orbit assembly in the long haul. Yet, as demonstrated by previous unsuccessful efforts, IoS does come with its share of challenges.…