Wild enthusiasm for the predicted revolution in satellite-enabled broadband communications has not yet translated into sales of communication satellites, manufacturers say. Satellite makers in open markets sold an anemic 14 spacecraft in 2016, down from 19 the year before and the lowest number since 2004. The holy grail is making money in an environment in which the dollars per gigabit that service providers can charge is plummeting. “People are questioning how to do ...
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