Over the past 5 years, unprecedented expansion of satellite services has led to annual industry growth exceeding 35%. The number of Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) spacecraft is growing rapidly, yet communications solutions for these users are ineffective, operationally complex, and expensive.
Ground based communications solutions have reached their limits, offering connectivity less than 40% of the time for most NGSO spacecraft. With limited downlink windows, operators are forced to throw away valuable data and pass on business opportunities that require real-time communications. Without scalable connectivity, commercial space use remains severely constrained.