COVID-19 Cements Market Shift To LEO Smallsats

Rocket Lab Electron rocket, Mahia, New Zealand
The Maxar Technologies WorldView-3 satellite photographed the Rocket Lab Electron rocket, packed with 30 satellites headed for LEO, hours before its launch from Mahia, New Zealand, on Nov. 20, 2020.
Credit: Maxar Technologies
There are no known cases of COVID-19 in space, but the coronavirus outbreak will have helped to fundamentally reshape the 2020 satellite market back on Earth. In 2021, the pandemic may be remembered in part for dramatically accelerating changes in the satellite industry as it adapts to a coming wave...

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