The future of satellite communications has never been more exciting with the increasing interest and investment in LEO, MEO, and GEO constellations, especially in the Ka-band arena. However, LEO and MEO constellations require a much larger volume of antennas and gateways compared to a GEO satellite, and amplifier providers must find a way to offer […]
Not that long ago, the space industry was seen as a bit of a dinosaur, a relic from a bygone age. But over the last few years, that perception has been turned on its head, and now the industry is seen as uber hip. The question is, despite that change in perception, could the satellite […]
SOS Children’s Villages is an organization that aims to make a difference for children who have been orphaned or abandoned. Its work brings hope to many where previously they had been none. A partnership with Middle East-based MSS operator Thuraya has been key in helping it improve its services.
Earth Observation (EO) is in its infancy, meaning that there is significant room for growth. At the same time, with the smallsat revolution in full swing, key players in the EO market are expecting to see a new level of data service offerings that will fuel demands for satellite imagery. Increased demand is driven by […]
Every year at the SATELLITE show in Washington, D.C. Via Satellite presents its Satellite Executive of the Year award, a recognition of an executive which Via Satellite feels has made a big, positive impact in the industry that year. Besides being one of the highlights of the SATELLITE show, the award has been going for […]
Millennials from across the satellite industry predict what the market and the spacecraft themselves might look like 30 years from now.
The Koplar family set up the first satellite broadcast earth station in the United States more than 30 years ago, kicking off a new era in television, but for roughly a decade, the company ceased broadcasting. Now the family is back at it, bringing content to audiences across Missouri — and still using satellite. Here […]
One of the eternal questions that has been asked down the years is how the U.S. government can better use assets from the commercial satellite industry to further its ambitions and provide better solutions to warfighters, as well as in hotspots around the world. The question is whether the positive rhetoric will translate into a […]
It’s getting busy up there: in addition to commercial FSS, MSS, LEO and MEO operators both existing and planned, we are also witnessing an increase in the emergence of national satellite operators. We take a look at the reasons why these programs are established and the influence that they are having on the wider satellite […]