160 MSS Satellites Will Launch by 2018 According to NSR
Mobile Satellite Services Sector Enters Heavy Launch Phase amidst Financial and Economic Uncertainty
"The next ten years will rival the heydays of the late 1990s for the MSS industry with the launch of up to 160 MSS satellites," stated Claude Rousseau, Senior Analyst for NSR and author of the report. "That total does not count the number of FSS transponders in C-, Ku- and X-band that will be also available to the mobile satellite market. However, despite positive launch and supply trends, the stakes have never been so high given the turbulence in global financial and economic markets, which may affect demand."