Cruise Connectivity Expects Progressive Gains in the Coming Years

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Via Satellite: As the COVID-19 situation is improving around the globe, the cruise industry is emerging from a period of near-absolute inactivity. In the early days of the pandemic, contamination clusters onboard cruise ships made the headlines. Shortly after, travel restrictions were adopted throughout the world. This had a very strong negative impact on mobility markets worldwide, especially cruise. As cruises resume, one of the biggest challenges for the industry is to regain customers’ confidence in order to recover profitable fill rates of the vessels.

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Ground Segment Moves Toward More Flexible Equipment to Meet New Satcom Requirements

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Via Satellite: The space segment has been undergoing a major transformation for a number of years now. Earth observation is moving towards a constellation approach, populating new orbit inclinations and altitudes and diversifying sensors. Connectivity-focused space systems are now invading the Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) orbit with broadband constellations and payloads in all orbits are offering more capacity and higher flexibility.

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Op-ed | Universal Broadband: Is Satellite Key to Bridging the Digital Divide?

Via Satellite: Following the widespread effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted the daily lives of billions of people in the past year, the world is in a critical moment in history with regards the development of the broadband ecosystem and accelerated efforts to bridge the digital divide. Access to broadband services is increasingly recognized as a driver of economic growth, as it contributes to a country’s education and political systems.

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Ground Segment Manufacturers Face Changes to Leverage Constellation Potential

Via Satellite: The space segment has been undergoing a major transformation for a number of years now. Earth Observation (EO) is moving towards a constellation approach, populating new orbit inclinations and altitudes and diversifying sensors. Connectivity focused space systems are now invading Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) along with broadband constellations, and payloads in all orbits are offering more capacity and a higher flexibility.

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Op-ed | Assessment + Forecast: The Small Satellite Market

SatMagazine: Mega-constellations, resilient to the COVID-19 pandemic, are set to increasingly concentrate smallsat market shares. In fact, Euroconsult anticipates that about 13,910 satellites of less than 500 kg will be launched in the next ten years, according to the company’s latest smallsat analysis and report.

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