Reply to post: Re: Original estimated lifetime

Northrop Grumman's MEV-2 gives Intelsat satellite a new lease on life until the next rescue in another five years

mathew42

Re: Original estimated lifetime

At moment there is deep reluctance to launch communications / broadband satellites into geosynchronous orbits (GEO) because low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations deliver lower latency (600ms versus 20ms), higher bandwidth and cheaper ground install as receiver dishes don't need to be precisely aligned.

SpaceX Starlink are going to own the satellite internet market.

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