NSR’s Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit 2.0 doubles its data capabilities
Today NSR launched Version 2.0 of its industry leading Non-GEO Constellations Analysis Toolkit 2.0 (NCAT2), expanding its comprehensive analytical toolset benchmarking LEO and MEO constellations. Version 2.0 doubles input and output data tables to 56 sub-constellations and increases available tools to 15, including a granular assessment of fixed-data and mobility applications.
“Two systems, Starlink and SES O3B, are now operational but many others, such as OneWeb, Telesat, and Amazon are in the pipeline. The rapidly increasing numbers in the Non-GEO sector drives need for tools to assess capabilities factually and in-depth,” notes NSR President, Christopher Baugh. “Driven by client feedback, NCAT2 incorporates new tools, including the ability to conduct assessment for fixed and mobility applications at global, regional or country-levels.”
As thousands of LEO and MEO satellites beam tens of Terabits per second, they transform not only the space sector, but the adjacent telecommunications industry, making it vital for strategic decision makers of both value chains to evaluate potential developments. NCAT2’s configurable filters and visualizations allow that insight.
NCAT2 datasets consider addressability, bandwidth supply-demand, and competitive standing versus terrestrial network, by leveraging thousands of pre-loaded data points processed through the toolkit’s logic. New to Version 2.0 are tools that evaluate gateway housing and visibility, exclusion angles and mobility (Aero/ Maritime/ Rail) heatmaps for 56 LEO/MEO Constellations shells, providing clients a much broader market perspective and ease with which they can conduct their own assessment of Non-GEO Constellations impacts, connections, and feasibility, keeping them ahead of the curve.