Constellations from Kratos is your connection to the innovators, business leaders, entrepreneurs and policy makers who are making ... and remaking ... today's satellite and space industries. The current explosion in innovation is revolutionizing communications, imagery, defense and research and has caused a culture shift within the traditional satellite and space industry landscapes. New Space versus Old Space, GEO versus LEO Satellites, Narrowband versus Wideband, High-Throughput Satellites (HTS) versus Fixed-Service Satellites (FSS). Who will be the winners and losers? Constellations is the bridge that connects you to new ideas and experts shaping the industry.
Whether you’re in the industry or just have a desire to learn... then this podcast is for you.
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LEO Mega-Constellations, Squaring Up With GEO, and New Market Opportunities
In this episode of Constellations, we talk about the proliferation of LEO mega-constellations, & what this means for the market. These constellations have created a new paradigm, which stretches the scope of what satellite can accomplish – like offering lower latency with more ubiquitous coverage around the globe. Telesat VP of LEO Erwin Hudson joins the podcast to talk about the new role of LEO mega-constellations’, opportunities for the future & Telesat’s advanced LEO constellation, Telesat Lightspe
Virtualization, Cloud, and Growth Opportunities for the Teleport
On the Constellations podcast we’ll talk about the growing adoption of virtualization in the satellite industry. During this episode Robert Bell the Executive Director of the World Teleport Association (WTA) shares the findings from the recent report entitled “The Virtual Teleport.” Robert discusses the extent to which teleport operators have embraced virtualization, its benefits, the barriers and challenges it presents and what the future might hold.
Quantum Communications, “Spooky” Quantum Entanglement, and Applications in the Space Industry
In this episode of Constellations, CEO of SQT, David Mitlyng joins us to explain the ins and outs of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), applications in Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), & quantum communications’ defense implications. There are only a handful of companies specializing in this technology, including SQT, a company that claims to transform the world’s networks for the quantum revolution.
Ground- and Space-based Telescopes, Space Factories and the New Space Economy
Earth Observation, Space Situational Awareness and Contested/Congested Space are terms increasingly heard in satellite and space media, brought about, in part, by the growing accessibility and democratization of the space industry. Our guest, Gino Bucciol - Co-founder and Chief Development Officer at Officina Stellare, a company based in Italy active in the design and production of telescopes, optomechanical, and aerospace instrumentation for ground and space-based applications will touch on each of these.
Flat Panel Antennas, Adapting to the Mega-Constellations and the Lego Analogy
In this episode, we discuss the growing push into Low Earth Orbit with new non-GEO satellite mega constellations that are bringing flat panel antennas to the forefront. These fast-switching antennas historically have been only used by the military due to their complexity & cost. Through his favorite Lego analogy & valuable insights Carl Novello, Chief Technology Officer at NXTCOMM shows us a different approach to the flat panel antenna market, opportunities & challenges.
Inclined Orbits, Detecting Change and Having a GPS Moment
Listen to Brian O’Toole, CEO of BlackSky, a company using the economics of small satellites to monitor the Earth and bring data down in real-time. Mr. O’Toole discusses cloud computing, high-performance computing, advancements in AI and machine learning algorithms as key enablers to using this data. He extols the virtue of AI and machine learning to monitor activities and automatically transport relevant data to customers through a real-time feed.