2018 – Communications Satellites
There were 128 communications satellites deployed in 2018, a 28% share of the 465 satellites deployed . . .
2018 – Swarm/FCC – Snapshot
January 2018 marked the first time a U.S. communications satellite operator deployed satellites without the…
2018 – Communications Satellites Breakdown – Snapshot
The top three operators of the overall number of communications satellites deployed in 2018 are headquartered in . . .
2018 – Communications Satellites Breakdown by Payload Type – Snapshot
Of the 128 communications satellites deployed in 2018, 28% of them (36) involved communications for maritime tracking;
2018 – Communications Satellites Mission Segment Breakdown – Snapshot
The majority of communications satellites deployed in 2018, 66% (85), were for commercial purposes. Civil government missions ranked . . .
2018 – Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure
Space infrastructure, like its terrestrial counterpart, is an invisible backbone for services used by people all over the world. Like terrestrial infrastructure, space infrastructure is increasingly relied upon for convenience, services, and . . .
2017 – Communications Satellites – Snapshot
Aggregate revenues in the satellite communications industry have been relatively static over recent years, even as specific markets grew or declined. The 92 communications satellites deployed in…
2016 – Communications Satellites – Snapshot
The launch of Telstar 1 in July 1962 brought a novel way to communicate between continents and people. Despite changes in technology since then, the type of communications associated with Telstar 1, the television broadcast, is very much the kind of…
Mobile Satellite Service Satellite Design
MSS providers offer satellite-based communications directly to consumers through devices such as mobile phones. Traditionally, MSS has provided basic voice and data services to ships and locations underserved by terrestrial facilities. MSS is also particularly valuable in the aftermath of natur… This article is for subscribers. Please sign up for a subscription or login below.…
Fixed Satellite Service Satellite Design
International rights to geostationary orbital slots are vital to FSS operators that need to reach the most promising markets. The orbital arc is becoming congested with more satellites utilizing the traditional C- and Ku-band frequencies, which raises the importance of careful coordination amon… This article is for subscribers. Please sign up for a subscription or…