Projects like LEOSat's planned constellation of 84 broadband satellites in low Earth orbit are driving investments in flat panel antenna technology. Credit: Thales Alenia Space
Steve Collar, SES president and chief executive, is shown talking to 
Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat chief executive, during a satellite operators panel at the World Satellite Business Week conference in Paris in September 2018. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
Adam Van Etten, CosmiQ Works technical director, Valvanera Moreno, SES system architecture and innovation manager, Devin Brande, Orbital Insight advance programs director, Gabriel Comi, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services' Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy Capability Center chief architect, discuss artificial intelligence and machine learning at Satellite Innovation 2018 in Mountain View, California. Credit: SpaceNews/Debra Werner
Loon balloons carry LTE base stations to extend internet service to remote areas. This Loon is flying over New Zealand. Credit: Loon
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KSAT operates ground stations around the globe including the world's largest commercial ground station in Svalbard, Norway. Credit: KSAT
Speaking at Satellite Innovation 2018 in Mountain View, California, Chris Quilty, Quilty Analytics president, and Nick Flitterman, Portland Advisers co-founder and telecommunications head, discussed demand for satellite megaconstellations. Credit: SpaceNews/Debra Werner