Satellite is on the brink of a new era. With many changes in the industry, new business models on the horizon and plenty of innovators are revolutionizing the satellite space, the 20th VSAT Global & Next Generation Satellite Applications event…
Startups Kepler Communications and Phasor said Sept. 10 that they successfully demonstrated a link between Kepler’s cubesat and a Phasor flat panel antenna.
Canadian satellite antenna manufacturer C-Com said June 21 it successfully tested the building blocks of a phased array antenna it hopes to sell next year.
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors.
SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect billions of the world's least-served to the internet. The two most prominent developers of electronically steered antennas don’t share that aspiration, however.
Alcan Systems, whose name stands for “Adaptive Liquid Crystal ANtenna,” is designing phased array antennas to be priced below 10,000 euros for enterprise-grade units and under 1,000 euros for consumer models.
An anticipated growth in commercial and government demand for small satellite antennas means more competitors are breaking into the market.
Satellite antenna startup Phasor Solutions has completed full system testing of its electronically steered, phased-array antenna, and is now preparing for commercial release next year.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is considering ways to add multiple antennas to planes in order to let different satellite inflight connectivity providers serve the same aircraft simultaneously.
Harris Corp. on May 3 said it has successfully tested a software patch that will upgrade thousands of U.S. military tactical radio terminals to use the higher-throughput MUOS satellite system.