Last year’s poor harvest of five commercial orders for large geostationary communications satellites proved even worse than 2017’s surprise low of just seven orders.
Maxar Technologies executives said selling the company’s struggling geostationary satellite manufacturing business is now the most likely path it will take to break free from a business that is operating at a loss.
Satellite operators had long sought less expensive launch as one way of reducing the overall cost of deploying new satellites. They’ve achieved that with the rise of SpaceX and the competitive pressures it has placed on other companies who have been forced to adapt or else.
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…
As satellite manufacturers grapple with what increasingly looks like a permanent decline in the number of commercial geostationary communications satellites purchased worldwide, one offered hope that a partial rebound will ensue in the coming years.
The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) invites you to a briefing and data release of the 21st Annual State of the Satellite Industry Report (SSIR) that will take place on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washin…
Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Suppliers of solar panels and related equipment for the space industry are pivoting to serve customers planing satellites for low and medium Earth orbits as the slow down in geostationary satellite orders persists.