Satellite Payload Power Now and Tomorrow
Date of Event:
March 12th, 2014
13:45 - 15:00
Less than 15 years ago, more than 80% of the Commercial GEO Satcom launched had a payload power below 9kW; they now represent less than 50% and the in-orbit record stands currently at 20kW. But will this trend continue? Which change(s) in the short to medium term could impact the market and how? This session will discuss the main drivers and their strengths/weaknesses based on the type of satellite (FSS, DBS, HTS…) and the characteristics of their final markets. This session will also specifically discuss the impact of propulsion technologies currently available or soon to be. Finally, panelists will discuss their perspectives on the payload picture in 10 to 15 years, and the main consequences of this evolution.
Director of Future Satellite Systems
VP and Chief Architect
VP Strategy, Marketing & Institutional Relations