Tag Archives: Satellite Constellations

News and analysis on satellite constellations

Artist rendering of LEO satellite constellations
Artist rendering of LEO satellite constellations. Credit: Shutterstock/SpaceQ.

The Asian Development Bank publishes LEO Satellite Constellations report

OneWeb, Starlink, and Telesat LEO Constellations illustration

As part of our ongoing May 2021 series on satellite constellations, today we bring you a report from the Asian Development Bank with their perspective on low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations and the opportunities for Asia and the Pacific. We note that Telesat is one of the four LEO satellite constellations discussed. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Can MDA maintain its commercial SAR lead?

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission satellites were recently installed on their dispenser and inserted into the rocket fairing at SpaceX facilities in Vandenberg Air Force Base

MDA is a leader in the development of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and the commercialization of the resulting data, but as one competitor put it in the fall of 2020, "the commercial SAR floodgates are only just now, this year, slamming open." Can MDA maintain its lead? This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology …

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Australia’s Fleet Space wants a portion of the LEO Internet of Things market

Fleet Space nanosatellite

Talking with Flavia Tata Nardini is a reminder that there’s more to the Internet than Facebook or Twitter or online gaming. Her company, Fleet Space, is focused on Internet of Things devices that communicate through a fleet of nanosatellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support …

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The boom in Synthetic Aperture Radar satellites

Capella Space Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite

The falling cost of launch services and advances in satellite manufacturing has created an absolute boom in satellite manufacturers and operators. One of the fastest-growing segments is in Earth observation (EO) platforms that use Synthetic Aperture Radar. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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Telesat revenue lower on COVID-19; IPO likely Q3; Faith in Blue Origin

Telesat LEO satellite constellation

Telesat reported its financial results last week for three months ending on March 31, 2021. The company saw revenue decrease 6%, adjusted for foreign exchange rates, to $190 million. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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OneWeb sees Eutelsat investment and Canadian service by year end

Satellites arrive at Ignatyevo Airport, Amur Oblast, Russia for the 7th OneWeb launch scheduled for May 27, 2021

After a turbulent year for OneWeb, the company is regularly launching batches of satellites to build out its promised constellation, which is expected to provide more service to northern Canada as soon as this year. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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China’s constellation plans: The Middle Kingdom entering low Earth orbit

Long March-2C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China

The space sector has been taken by storm with the plethora of low Earth orbit (LEO) broadband constellations being planned. The most noteworthy is likely Starlink, but others such as OneWeb, Telesat Lightspeed, and Amazon’s Kuiper have been making rapid progress.  Meanwhile, halfway around the world, China has been building up its capabilities in small satellite manufacturing, batch launches, and satellite applications in anticipation of …

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Swarm Technologies faces down FCC dispute amid continued growth

LeoLabs tracking Swarm Technologies satellites

California-based Swarm Technologies is bringing remote connectivity to companies around the world, with a Canadian co-leading the satellite startup as it pushes forward growth amid a global pandemic. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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