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Report: Big 4 satellite operators could lose $400m in 2020

A report from Quilty Analytics makes tough reading for the world’s ‘Big Four’ satellite operators, and says that they could suffer combined adverse revenue losses of some $400 million (€357m) this year – mostly because of the Coronavirus impact on mobility. Quilty says: “The trough of Covid-19 end-user mobility impact occurs in Q2 (June 2020). […]

June 3, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES plans major fleet expansion

SES currently has two core deployments of satellites: It has a fleet of powerful geostationary satellites that just about serves the whole planet. It also has 20 O3b (‘the Other 3 Billion’) satellites in Medium Earth Orbit, with seven new ‘super-power’ O3b satellites on order from Boeing, with deployment starting in 2021. The O3b fleet […]

June 1, 2020By Chris Forrester

Telesat ups LEO plans

Notwithstanding the financial challenges head – and a string of bankruptcies from those pushing for satellite mega constellations – Ottawa-based Telesat is asking US regulators to approve a significant expansion of its planned 209-craft constellation. Now it wants 1671 satellites. Earlier this week it was reported that OneWeb, despite being in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, […]

May 29, 2020