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2020 in Review and the Decade Ahead With Euroconsult’s Maxime Puteaux

By | January 19, 2021

In this episode, Maxime Puteaux, principal advisor at Euroconsult, gives us the rundown of satellite trends in 2020, as well as what he sees happening in the decade ahead. Puteaux reviews a forecast of satellite manufacturing and launch services, pegged to a recent Euroconsult report on the subject.

Looking back at 2020, Puteaux notes it was the first time in a single year that more than 1,000 satellites were launched — 70% of those were from SpaceX’s Starlink — a number will become a new standard, driven by the replacement of the commercial constellations. Moving forward, Euroconsult expects 50% of the demand for new satellites to be concentrated by four of the mega constellations for broadband, but a third of the market will still be retained by Geostationary (GEO) satellites. 

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