February 2020 Edition
InfoBeam Part I, A 40th anniversary for Arianespace • PlanetCast’s Tier 3 certification • Speedcast and Blue Arcus Technologies
Information & News by the Editors
InfoBeam Part II, York Space Systems Hydra Mission • Blue Canyon Technologies smallsat bus • Blue Origin operations hub • Advantech Wireless millions for FlyAway SATCOM • GomSpace and Lockheed Martin Space
Information & News by the Editors
The Forrester Report: 2019’s talking points remain crucial for 2020, By Chris Forrester, Senior Columnist
The satellite industry was intensely focused on two major stories in 2019 and those hot topics will continue to dominate the sector in 2020.
The New Launch Industry: Smallsats driving the demand for dedicated launch services, By Prachi Chandravadan Kawade, Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan
The launch service industry is experiencing significant changes due to shift toward dedicated launch services from the rideshare missions for smallsats.
Energizing the Smallsat Design World: Innovative and miniature ruggedized nano connectors, By Robert Stanton, Director of Technology, Omnetics Corporation
Small Satellite successes and accomplishments in education and scientific experimentation have provided the pathway for more applications.
Euroconsult’s View: An assessment and forecast for the smallsat market, By Alexandre Najjar, Consultant, Euroconsult
During the next 10 years, about 8,600 smallsats will be launched at an average of 835/year.
New Decade, New Opportunities: Unlocking access to space for smallsats, By Jeanne Medvedeva, Commercial Director, Exolaunch
Exolaunch, is forging ahead into the new decade after wrapping up the company’s best year yet.
Strategically Disaggregating LEO Data Links, By Chris Badgett, Vice President of Technology, Kratos Space
The costs to launch objects into space have dropped by orders of magnitude and smallsats can be developed faster with smaller teams that are less expensive to operate.
A Conversation with Brad Bode, Chief Technical and Chief Information Officer, Co-Founder ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.
Brad brings more than 20 years of software development experience in the aerospace industry to the ATLAS team.
A Conversation with Dr. Tom Markusic, Chief Executive Officer, Firefly Aerospace
Dr. Tom Markusic served in a variety of technical and leadership roles in NewSpace companies
A Conversation with Mina Mitry, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kepler
Mina is one of Kepler’s co-founders and the company’s CEO.
A Conversation with Carolyn Belle, Director, Business Development, KSAT Lite USA
Carolyn Belle is the Director, Business Development for KSAT Lite USA
A Conversation with Dan Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer Virgin Orbit
Over the course of his career, Dan has played a critical role in countless breakthrough satellite programs, including the Global Positioning System (GPS), Wideband Global SATCOM and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) system.
Pioneering Spectrum Awareness Analytics from Space, By Rob Rainhart, Chief Operating Officer, HawkEye 360
The electromagnetic spectrum is in use all around us. One part of the spectrum — radio frequency (RF) — is used to power communications, navigation and other operations.
Insights: Integrasys—Performance and predictions, By Alvaro Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer, Integrasys
Throughout 2019, Integrasys spent a lot of time aligning with the changing landscape of the satellite industry
Smallsats by the Numbers, A Bryce Space and Technology Graphic Presentation
Although definitions vary, 600 kg. and under reflects the five smallest mass classes defined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)