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SATELLITE 2018 Show Daily - Day 3 - What Will It Take to Boost Satellite Stock Prices? | Via Satellite
"despite the industry’s massive technological advancements, investors are generally much less bullish on Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) stocks than in previous years"

"the biggest contributor to the decline is the “dramatic change in capital expenditure per Gigabit per second.” High Throughput Satellites (HTS), and soon Low and Medium Earth Orbit (LEO/MEO) broadband constellations, are bringing more bandwidth online than ever before. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the demand is there to absorb all that extra capacity."

"panelists pointed to in-orbit servicing as one means for operators to squeeze the most out of their existing assets, enabling them to put their capex toward new, potentially more profitable business ventures. Improved hardware on the ground side, such as flat panel antennas, could also be a major gamechanger for operators"

"Overall, the panelists unanimously predicted the satellite industry will see significant consolidation over the next two years or so, as top line growth remains restrained."
ViaSatellite  investing  satellite 
4 days ago by pierredv
ITU-R may move to milestone approach for satellite filing for NGSOs | PolicyTracker: Mar 2018
"A consensus is emerging during preparations for WRC-19 that a milestone process should be established for the bringing into use (BIU) of some of the larger non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite constellations. This would oblige operators to demonstrate progress in building their constellations in order to obtain and keep their satellite filings."

"Hazem Moakkit, vice president for corporate and spectrum strategy at Intelsat, told a recent industry conference that at the moment you can have filings submitted for over 6,000 satellites, but the rules say you can BIU with only one satellite. “There is something broken here and it needs to be fixed,” he said."

"The milestones for NGSO satellites might start after seven years from the original application. After a few more years, an operator would have to show that they have a certain percentage of a constellation in operation. According to the current consensus described by Allison, there may be two more milestones, with the final one set 15 years after the first application. The longer timescale would reflect the greater complexity that these constellations would have in comparison to geostationary satellites."
PolicyTracker  WRC-19  ITU  NGSO  satellite 
4 days ago by pierredv
SoftBank says GEO operators besides Intelsat can sell OneWeb capacity -
ソフトバンクは OneWeb の帯域を再販する権利を持ってるのか。
softbank  satellite  oneweb  business 
5 days ago by summerwind
AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites | Conferences and Events | Utah State University
The AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites has become internationally recognized as the premier conference on small satellites. The annual gathering provides a forum for the best minds in the small satellite community to review recent successes, explore new directions, and introduce emerging technologies in small spacecraft development. In addition to creating an excellent environment for networking and talking with experts in military, science, and academic fields, the Conference offers a program of international relevance, focusing on the key challenges and opportunities facing the small satellite community today.
smallsats  satellite  conference  papers 
5 days ago by pierredv
How To Make a True-Color Landsat 8 Image : Elegant Figures : Blogs
climate change, global climate change, global warming, natural hazards, Earth, environment, remote sensing, atmosphere, land processes, oceans, volcanoes, land cover, Earth science data, NASA, environmental processes, Blue Marble, global maps
satellite  geo 
7 days ago by mojodna
A Gentle Introduction to GDAL Part 4: Working with Satellite Data
A Gentle Introduction to GDAL Part 4: Working with Satellite Data
gdal  satellite  geo 
7 days ago by mojodna
Satellite extension services company, using secondary spacecraft to dock with existing sats to provide attitude control/station keeping. Basically an auxiliary propulsion pack. Currently not doing refueling/module replacement/power though
newspace  GEO  satellite  servicing  secondary  auxiliary  propulsion  attitude  control  space  service 
9 days ago by asteroza
LEO and MEO broadband constellations mega source of consternation - Mar 2018
"the rush to HTS is driving down bandwidth prices so fast that some fairly low-mileage satellites are struggling to keep up."

“At the moment there is a potential scramble for who is going to be the third player between Telesat, LeoSat and SpaceX,” said Farrar. “It’s probably going to be clear in the next 12 months which of those is out ahead.”

"Perhaps the biggest variable in calculating demand is figuring out what consumers will have to pay for the user terminal—the receiver and antennas customers will use to connect to the constellation."

"Farrar is among analysts who doubt consumer broadband will be the biggest application for LEO constellations. Bridging the digital divide is a laudable goal, but backhaul — using satellites to help cellular networks to increase coverage and improve service — is an early market they can dominate with or without cheap antennas."
SpaceNews  LEO  MEO  GEO  HTS  broadband  satellite  Tim-Farrar  Armand-Musey  NSR  antennas  Kymeta  Phasor  commerce  trends 
9 days ago by pierredv
ITU - SpaceCap – Space notification system PC capture
The ITU Radiocommunication Bureau SpaceCap system, is a PC based data capture software application for electronic capture of data elements to be furnished in notices relating to space stations.
ITU  ITU-R  satellite  space  resources 
9 days ago by pierredv
IoT satellite relay service, using very small satellites called SpaceBees. Like quarter cubesat scale (at least one dimension less than 5cm). Got busted for FCC unlicensed launch on PSLV C40 of 4 SpaceBee sats.
newspace  IoT  satellite  relay  cubesat  smallsat  microsat  nanosat  picosat  space  research 
10 days ago by asteroza
FCC accuses stealthy startup of launching rogue satellites • IEEE Spectrum
Mark Harris:
<p>On 12 January, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket blasted off from India’s eastern coast. While its primary cargo was a large Indian mapping satellite, dozens of secondary CubeSats from other countries travelled along with it. Seattle-based Planetary Resources supplied a spacecraft that will test prospecting tools for future asteroid miners, Canadian company Telesat launched a broadband communications satellite, and a British Earth-observation mission called Carbonite will capture high-definition video of the planet’s surface.

Also on board were four small satellites that probably should not have been there. SpaceBee-1, 2, 3, and 4 were briefly described by the Indian space agency ISRO as “two-way satellite communications and data relay” devices from the United States. No operator was specified, and only ISRO publicly noted that they successfully reached orbit the same day.

IEEE Spectrum can reveal that the SpaceBees are almost certainly the first spacecraft from a Silicon Valley startup called Swarm Technologies, currently still in stealth mode. Swarm was founded in 2016 by one engineer who developed a spacecraft concept for Google and another who sold his previous company to Apple. The SpaceBees were built as technology demonstrators for a new space-based Internet of Things communications network.</p>

You may think: what has the FCC got to do with satellites launched in India? Turns out there's an <a href="">international treaty</a> about what you can launch into space, and both the US and India are signatories. The suggestion from that Stack Exchange discussion is that India is responsible for any damage the satellites cause.

More to the point, do we need an IoT in space?
satellite  space  startup 
11 days ago by charlesarthur
FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites - IEEE Spectrum Mar 2018
"Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had dismissed Swarm’s application for its experimental satellites a month earlier, on safety grounds."

"On Wednesday, the FCC sent Swarm a letter revoking its authorization for a follow-up mission with four more satellites, due to launch next month. A pending application for a large market trial of Swarm’s system with two Fortune 100 companies could also be in jeopardy."

"An unauthorized launch would also call into question the ability of secondary satellite ‘ride-share’ companies and foreign launch providers to comply with U.S. space regulations."

"Swarm would provide solar-powered gateways that would collect data from nearby IoT devices using Bluetooth, LoRa, or Wi-Fi, then beam them up to an orbiting SpaceBee using VHF radio. When the SpaceBee passed over a ground station that was connected to the Internet, it would beam the data down again, and on to its end user."
FCC  enforcement  satellite  IoT  launch  space-debris 
11 days ago by pierredv
A Monumental Success
The monuments are new. But they suggest an ongoing effort by the government to memorialize the event. Missile launches clearly mean a lot to the North Koreans.
norks  rockets  monument  satellite  osint 
12 days ago by yorksranter

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