March 2019 Edition
Smallsats, IoT + M2M, SatBroadcasting and more
The Forrester Report: 8K is launched... but where is the 8K content? Will satellite benefit?, By Chris Forrester, Senior Columnist
CES in Las Vegas in January was, as usual, chock-full of the latest gadgets and gizmos. Most of the items on show will never see the light of day, but the world’s electronics giants were all showing 8K TVs.
Passionate About Alaska: Serving the underserved... bridging the digital divide with a new kind of satellite, By John Gedmark, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Astranis
Alaska is a rugged state. Glaciers, vast mountain ranges, and islands that can only be reached by helicopter or canoe — Alaska has some of the most remote, hardest to reach places on the planet.
Satellite... Today and Tomorrow: An important element of the Internet of Things connectivity mix, By Emmanuel Cotrel, Chief Executive Officer, FMC GlobalSat
Satellite communications are a fundamental and crucial element for the delivery of classic Internet of Things (IoT) applications, such as asset tracking and monitoring, or for conveying machine status and telemetry data.
Synthetic Diamonds to Empower SATCOM: Innovative conductive technology to minimize thermal waste, Jeanette Quinlan, Director of Space Systems, Akash Systems
Akash Systems, Inc., founded by Felix Ejeckam and Ty Mitchell in 2016 and whose seed fund was led by Khosla Ventures in Q4 2017, strives to resolve issues critical to the expansive growth of the satellite industry.
Advanced Satellite Technologies for IoT: The potential for satellite connectivity in IoT, By Payal Kaul, Research Analyst, Grand View Research
Satellite communication plays a vital role in optimizing the business processes that make the Internet of Things (IoT) a reality, by delivering required reach and consistency, regardless of location.
Aero Roaming: A game changer for consumers, operators and carriers, By David Shiff, Vice President, Aeronautical Sales, Hughes
It’s difficult to recall a time before the advent of broadband technology and the widespread use of connected devices that hurtled us into our current state of hyper-connectivity.
Satellite Deployment, The future of the CubeSat launch technology, by Stefano Antonetti
The term “CubeSat” was coined at the end of the 20th century to denote a satellite platform that would enable college graduate students to design, build, test, and operate a cube-shaped satellite made with inexpensive, off-the-shelf components, including some components that were not even space qualified.
Maritime Networks...Ready for streaming, By Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink
Video streaming — even at 4K Ultra High Definition — is today a pretty straightforward, low-cost and usually seamless affair at home or in the office.
Data Service Growth Drives...A year of change and SATCOM innovation, By Dr. Thomas Fröhlich, Chief Executive Officer, WORK Microwave
During 2018, the satellite industry continued its evolution as today’s operators are delivering higher quality broadcast and high-speed broadband offerings over constrained networks. To drive continued success, they need flexible, scalable and future-proof SATCOM solutions in order to achieve those goals.
Seraphim Capital’s Space Predictions for 2019, The key trends for space tech start-ups...
2018 was a year of significant milestones in the venture-backed Space Tech market, with acceleration and innovation in smallsats and launch vehicles.