Satcube entering race to serve new LEO constellations Starlink, OneWeb and Amazon’s Kuiper
Satcube will now serve the biggest space constellations in the race to connect the world. The company is tapping its current success providing The UN, The Red Cross (ICRC), ITV, CBS News and more, reporting on the ground in Ukraine and helping to save lives by providing critical portable communications.
In the leap from GEO to LEO satellite connectivity led by Starlink and Amazon, $47 billion was invested in 2021 to launch thousands of new LEO satellites. However, ground segment innovation experienced a meager $0.5 billion in comparison fort the same period.
“While there is enormous investment in satellite and space, there is very little investment in ground infrastructure and equipment, such as portable and mobility user terminals and viable e-commerce solutions, to satisfy the rapidly evolving LEO-market,” says Jakob Kallmer, Founder and CEO at Satcube.
Citing a current lack of cost effective, easy to use compact terminal solutions in the LEO market as well as few terminal developments and limited scale in the GEO satellite market, Satcube’s aims to close the gap in the LEO satellite market by creating high quality, cost-efficient portable, mobility and enterprise terminals, designed, developed, and produced in Sweden.
“ Reaching the full potential of LEO satellites and broadened global connectivity will not be attainable before millions of user terminals on the ground are in operations, continues Kallmer. A supplier that can design reliable terminals at a far better price point than today will see a market for several million devices.”