Since OneWeb filed to launch and operate its non-geostationary (NGSO) satellite constellation in 2016, initiating the first of now four FCC Processing Rounds for U.S. Market Access, more than twenty distinct entities have filed applications in the United States to launch more than 70,000 satellites to serve the US Market. This presentation provides an introduction to components and sub-systems of these networks along with an overview of their regulatory requirements. Additionally included is a market update on today’s low earth orbit (LEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellations including their progress towards regulatory milestones and the technical challenges they face as a whole. One of the main technical challenges that will discussed in the low-cost broadband user terminal solution.
Contributors: Argyris Kriezis, Phillip Post, and Kat Canavan