Author Topic: Satellite Industry Assn's State of Satellite Industry Reports : 2017 released  (Read 4314 times)

Offline savuporo

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Aren't we just seeing the effect of procurers expecting prices to drop in the near future and postponing their orders? So satellite orders should jump up again starting in 2018. So in two or three years, this report might start to look a lot better.

I don't think anyone expects satellite costs to drop, but HTS capability expectations are definitely causing a bit of paralysis. Good recent summary from PBdeS here:

Satellite manufacturers said they are being pulled in every direction by customers who want their spacecraft to last longer in orbit, or maybe only half as long, and who hesitate to finalize a purchase because it could be obsolete in a few years.

One of the consequences is a mediocre harvest of commercial geostationary-orbit satellite contracts, they said here Oct. 4-6 at the APSCC conference.

Its a bit like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 dilemma. Do I buy the 6 or wait until the next generation comes out? said Arnaud de Rosnay, chief technology officer at Airbus Defence and Space of Europe.

( Sucks that mr de Selding left SN .. )
« Last Edit: 07/12/2017 09:50 PM by savuporo »
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