In a previous post, I asked a question that might help point to other trends, technologies, and politics that could play a role in figuring out a general direction for the space industry. And that considering those, rather than just focusing on the space industry, might be extremely instructive. What is going on, and how […]Read More Tracing the Tangled Web
In the last post (here), I wrote a few guesses about who might want to pay for something like SpaceX’s Starlink or O3b’s broadband constellations. The upshot of that whole exercise was to find out that perhaps the world’s poor probably won’t be the funders of these constellations. Even if these constellations might be cheap. […]Read More Turning to Fiber to Move the Competition Along
In the last post, I noted that the proposed, but preposterously large, low/medium Earth orbiting broadband constellations will be cheap. Some technology and economies of scale will possibly play into that, but that’s not the kind of cost-savings I’m referring to. Let’s start with price estimates for creating the Starlink constellation from Mr. Musk: $10 […]Read More Who Will (Want to) Pay for A Few Broadband Constellations?
This site contains my opinions and ideas only, not the opinions or ideas of any organization I work for. It’s my idea playground, and I’m inviting you in. Welcome! At the end of my last post, I asked: What is new, the thing that makes the upcoming satellite broadband operators sure they’ll get return on […]Read More Examining a Potential Competitor to Traditional Space Broadband Operators
This site contains my opinions and ideas only, not the opinions or ideas of any organization I work for. It’s my idea playground, and I’m inviting you in. Welcome! I’ll be the first to admit that people in other parts of the world are dealing with real issues, like survival. I do believe there’s a […]Read More Traditional Space Broadband and the Changing Reality