Satellites have become integral to modern life, impacting sectors like communication, Earth observation, defense, and scientific research. This article offers an exhaustive analysis of the UCS Satellite Database to unearth trends and insights into satellite operators, purposes, orbital classes, users, launch vehicles, and the age of these satellites.Read More Insights into the UCS Satellite Database (January 2023)
As the space industry continues to grow, the need for standardization, compatibility, interoperability, interchangeability, and commonality becomes increasingly important.Read More The Value of Standardization and Interoperability in the Space Economy
Fixed Satellite Service (FSS), Mobile Satellite Service (MSS), and Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) are different types of satellite communication offerings, each with distinct characteristics and applications.Read More What is the Difference Between FSS, MSS and VSAT?
Timing is paramount, particularly in the sphere of space exploration. Each mission can be likened to a complex puzzle, requiring each piece to slot perfectly into place for the broader picture to emerge. To ensure all parts align just right, there are two significant types of checkpoints used: ‘No Earlier Than’ (NET) and ‘No Later Than’ (NLT). These terms effectively bracket the ‘earliest’ and ‘latest’ dates for task completion. This article reviews these critical markers relative to their importance in maintaining the timely progression of space missions and ensuring the successful attainment of their objectives.Read More Time in Space: A Review of Typical Milestones and NET/NLT Designations in Space Projects
This article provides an introduction to core components of a business model, followed by examples of business models in the space economy..Read More What are Space Economy Business Models?