GEO satellite orders are up, but full rebound remains to be seen

GEO satellite orders are up, but full rebound remains to be seen

September 10, 2019

“It doesn’t feel like this is anything beyond replacement orders and experimental orders with some of the small GEOs,” said Chris Quilty, whose firm Quilty Analytics tracks satellite orders. “The animal spirits have not yet returned among the traditional GEO operators.”

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Internet Startup Astranis Selects SpaceX To Launch Its First Commercial Satellite

Internet Startup Astranis Selects SpaceX To Launch Its First Commercial Satellite

August 26, 2019

This may prove to be a good market opportunity for both Astranis and regional telecommunications companies, notes a February report from analyst firm Quilty Analytics: “The emergence of ‘micro GEO’ platforms finally gives regional service providers like Pacific Dataport the opportunity to ‘take matters into their own hands’ by procuring highly-tailored capacity for their customers.”

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Déjà vu or sea change? Comparing two generations of large satellite constellation proposals

Déjà vu or sea change? Comparing two generations of large satellite constellation proposals

July 1, 2019

SpaceX’s Elon Musk “has stated quite bluntly that his effort is driven by a desire to generate cash to fund Mars colonization" (Chris Quilty, Quilty Analytics).

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX clashes with the Pentagon, its key client

Elon Musk’s SpaceX clashes with the Pentagon, its key client

June 21, 2019

“They’re not going anywhere,” says Chris Quilty, a satellite and space industry consultant. “We know who the two winners will be — United Launch and SpaceX. They’re the only two with a qualified launch vehicle.”

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Mark Cuban-Backed 3D-Printed Rocket Will Boost Canadian Orbital Internet Dreams

Mark Cuban-Backed 3D-Printed Rocket Will Boost Canadian Orbital Internet Dreams

April 11, 2019

Space analyst Chris Quilty, the founder of Quilty Analytics, said Relativity stands out among 100+ new entrants to the launch vehicle sector...

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Satellite Company Spire Sees High Growth Amid A Crowded Market

Satellite Company Spire Sees High Growth Amid A Crowded Market

April 5, 2019

"Given the fact that we still live in a 'constrained' launch environment, Spire, like most smallsat operators, is relatively agnostic and opportunistic with regard to launch providers," he said.

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After delays, NASA may now send its astronaut capsule to the moon on a private rocket

After delays, NASA may now send its astronaut capsule to the moon on a private rocket

March 13, 2019

“That schedule simply cannot be achieved using the SLS,” Quilty said.

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Iridium Makes Big Promises in 2019 Investor Meeting

Iridium Makes Big Promises in 2019 Investor Meeting

March 11, 2019

“2019 is also off to a good start with the completion of the Next constellation and the imminent launch of Aireon services this month,” said Quilty in a report.

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SpaceX Isn’t Likely To Be Impacted By Elon Musk’s Security Clearance Review—But His Role Might Be

SpaceX Isn’t Likely To Be Impacted By Elon Musk’s Security Clearance Review—But His Role Might Be

March 8, 2019

“In fact, they have two options: ULA and SpaceX. It leaves them very little choice but to find a way around or through the situation.”

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Maintaining Florida's Leadership In The Space Industry

Maintaining Florida's Leadership In The Space Industry

March 7, 2019

The investment into the agency is a “minor line item” on the Florida budget, but according to industry Analyst Chris Quilty the investment has paid “significant dividends for the state in terms of attracting young, growing companies.”

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