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Satellite communication (SATCOM) is becoming an increasing important factor in everything from the entertainment and science sectors to advanced military usage.

In fact, the Global Satellite Communication Market was valued at $39.14 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach more than $73billion by 2027.

Truth is, technological innovations in satellites and SATCOM enable the majority of advancements in the space industry. Over the past few years, the most significant satellite trends include small satellites or smallsats, especially NanoSats, that drive the next generation of satellite capabilities.

The low manufacturing cost of smallsats is paving the way for the mass production of satellites.

Satellite Internet of Things (IoT) is another major trend enabling unprecedented connectivity across industries and empowering 5G and upcoming 6G capabilities. Simultaneously, satellite manufacturers and operators are bringing technological innovations to ground stations as well as orbital services.

Digitized payloads, propulsion systems, and technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) enable satellites to perform more complex functions autonomously. Thanks to increasing government and private investments, startups working on satellite manufacturing, operations, and services are laying the foundations for a new age of intelligent satellites.

One of the top SATCOM trends this year has been the demand for Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS). Interest in satellite-based mobile and broadband communications is surging and GEO satellite network providers respond by increasing their strength and throughput capabilities.

This implies that GEO satellites utilize advanced transponders and software-defined radios to transmit data at several hundreds of gigabytes or even terabytes per second. Software-defined radio equips the satellites to cater to fluctuating demands by beam hopping, changing shape coverage, and specifically targeting high capacity areas.

With VHTS, connectivity over land, air, and sea for consumer, commercial, at military applications at unserved and underserved locations are now possible. LEO or non-GEO constellations also leverage VHTS data supply with low latency to serve the consumer market with greater flexibility.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers a wide selection of SATCOM Training courses, including:

–Advanced Satellite Communications Systems Training (3 days)

–Cybersecurity and Satellite Systems Training (4 days)

–Satellite Communications Training (4 days)

–Satellite Communications Design and Engineering Training (4 days)

–VSAT Training (3 days)

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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