PARIS — As many as 50 small satellites awaiting launch this year will remain grounded because of a lack of suitable launch-service options, and many that find a launch will end up in less-than-ideal operating orbits, according to Britain’s Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd.
But in what may be a confirmation of markets’ tendency to overreact, the Catapult's survey found more than 50 rockets dedicated to small-satellite launches now under development.
For the many owners and operators of small satellites — here defined as weighing less . . .
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