Billions flow to US space industry, but reckoning looms

Billions flow to US space industry, but reckoning looms

March 5, 2019

“It’s a house of cards, where if one side of the industry - the demand or the supply side fails - fails to develop sufficiently, then the whole investment thesis around the industry could come tumbling down,” said industry analyst Chris Quilty.

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Maxar cutting jobs to help stem $1.26 billion loss, stabilize satellite division

Maxar cutting jobs to help stem $1.26 billion loss, stabilize satellite division

March 1, 2019

Diversifying SSL’s business away from GEO communications satellites would dampen the impact of market downturns, but could present risks in the long run, Chris Quilty, founder of Quilty Analytics, warned.

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Elon Musk's war with the SEC heats up during a historic launch week for SpaceX

Elon Musk's war with the SEC heats up during a historic launch week for SpaceX

February 28, 2019

“I would imagine that Air Force leadership is cognizant of Elon’s situation, but I doubt that it would in any way threaten their commitment to SpaceX”

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With A Successful Launch, OneWeb Just Joined SpaceX And Others In The Satellite Internet Race

With A Successful Launch, OneWeb Just Joined SpaceX And Others In The Satellite Internet Race

February 27, 2019

“OneWeb’s launch of test satellites is important from the perspective that (if successful) it helps to de-risk the story and prime the pump of needed investment flow”

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Pentagon Review Of SpaceX’s Air Force Certification Is Unlikely To Keep The Company Grounded

Pentagon Review Of SpaceX’s Air Force Certification Is Unlikely To Keep The Company Grounded

February 12, 2019

“In effect, the government really doesn’t have any alternative other than to use the Falcon 9,” said Quilty.

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Antenna builder ThinKom makes push for constellation market

Antenna builder ThinKom makes push for constellation market

October 16, 2018

"...satellite operators “all pretty much desperate to see somebody bring a solution to market,” according to Chris Quilty."

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Analysts see demand for two or three megaconstellations

Analysts see demand for two or three megaconstellations

October 9, 2018

“But I think by and large we don’t need three carbon copy OneWebs out there competing with one another,” he added.

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The pros and cons of vertical integration in Earth observation

The pros and cons of vertical integration in Earth observation

October 5, 2018

"...if an operator chooses to forward-integrate into a certain vertical they’re going to make an enemy of those partners that are currently making a living from that domain.”

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How SpaceX found itself in the crosshairs of an SEC lawsuit

How SpaceX found itself in the crosshairs of an SEC lawsuit

October 5, 2018

“I would imagine that Air Force leadership is cognizant of Elon’s situation, but I doubt that it would in any way threaten their commitment to SpaceX as a core supplier of launch services,” said space industry analyst Chris Quilty, president of Quilty Analytics in St. Petersburg.

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Telesat Joins the Band: What this Means for the C-Band Alliance

Telesat Joins the Band: What this Means for the C-Band Alliance

October 4, 2018

“The fact that all four major C-band owners [in the U.S.] have come together in support of the transition plan makes it highly likely, in our view, that a spectrum auction will be successfully concluded."

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