01 Mar In The News – February 2022
Emerging Trends in the Satellite Industry!
While the characteristics of launch vehicles vary widely, the ultimate goal is always to move payload into space. Satellite launch costs are therefore a fundamental input block in terms of driving the satellite business case and determining service price points.
SpaceX has been phenomenally successful in reducing launch costs to less than US$1000/kg. While these cost reductions are impressive, new entrant SpinLaunch is claiming a further 20x reduction in launch costs for payloads up to 200kg. SpinLaunch successfully demonstrated their powered centrifugal launch concept in October 2021.
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Key Changes During 2021 That Will Impact Africa’s Satellite Future!
The global satellite industry is undergoing exceptional growth on all fronts, including new LEO constellations, user terminal technologies, IoT solutions and high-capacity links. For the African market, Smart Satellite Services are enabling new options to ensure business access, business continuity and always-on services.
Twoobii provides reliable, always-on connectivity for exclusive lodges
Kwessi Dunes Lodge is located deep in Namibia’s striking Namib Rand Nature Reserve, a vast desert wilderness of over 20,000 hectares.
Together with our partner Coastal Cable, Twoobii proved to be the perfect solution for Kwessi Dunes Lodge, providing an elegant solution for telephony and data services including seamless integration with the HQ network in Windhoek.
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Did you know?
NASA has 2 satellites chasing each other around the Earth tracking the distance between them to measure gravitational anomalies. Their nicknames are Tom & Jerry. These satellites are programmed to avoid meteorites so they don’t get destroyed.