Constellations Do the Business Models Close



During the past decade, the rise of satellite constellations has become hard to overlook. Constellation business cases have been speculated, criticized and commended, with different stakeholders supporting different opinions. One thing that everyone agrees on, coherently, is that it is a challenging business model. With some of the significant constellations – both, in size and funding – preparing to commence the deployment of their first satellites shortly, 2019 is expected to be a decisive year for this sector. This financial forum session will discuss the challenges, both pre- and post-deployment, as well as the strategic outlook for some of these business ventures. With over 100 satellite constellations announced for different applications, how many are likely to cross the funding barrier and make it into orbit, and more importantly, how many of those will be a business success?