A Hughes-OneWeb prototype network at Thule, Greenland, is fast enough to enable video conferencing, streaming video and interactive games.
SpaceX now has a quarter of a million subscribers for its Starlink satellite broadband service as it looks to move into new markets like aviation.
Twenty years later, a host of new LEO broadband systems are coming to market, led by Starlink, and the question must be asked: will this time be different?
LEO broadband constellations will greatly exceed their budgets. Still, because the titans of technology and institutions backing most of these systems have extremely deep pockets, we shouldn't expect any of these systems to disappear unless their backers decide to back out. Here's an overview of some of the hidden and not-so-hidden costs of putting up and operating thousands of satellites.
The U.S. Defense Department’s interest in low Earth orbit space services is a positive for satellite manufacturers and for commercial operators of broadband constellations, says a new report by the market research firm Quilty Analytics.
How satellites are stitched together in a highly complex, multi-band and multi-network system needs to be at the forefront of SDA's Transport Layer discussion. .
OneWeb’s antenna supplier in South Korea expanding production to meet growing demand for LEO broadband terminals
OneWeb supplier Intellian Technologies says it will begin building a second manufacturing plant in October to keep up with growing demand for LEO broadband user terminals. The new plant is expected to open in May.
The U.S. Space Force is finalizing a procurement strategy to buying broadband services from operators of low-orbit satellites.
SpaceX needs Starlink to improve and expand across three major areas at once: customer hardware, business models, and the satellite network. It’s a challenge no one in the satellite industry has attempted. What’s more, Musk’s Martian dream of multi-planet humanity may depend upon it.
The Air Force wants to work with multiple satcom providers that are currently building LEO constellations
The Canadian government has vowed to increase the level of funding for the development of low Earth orbit satellites that can bring internet services to rural parts of the country.
Low-cost internet access from LEO constellations is one of the products that the Air Force wants to be able to acquire and use as soon as possible.
The world’s biggest, best established satellite operators talk of broadband as an enormously lucrative opportunity. But in truth, nothing is causing them more frustration.
LeoSat sees itself as a disruptor in a military market where GEO satellite operators are the only commercial options.
The Canadian government will support the development of low-Earth-orbit satellites that can bring internet services to rural parts of the country.