WASHINGTON — With visions of millions of satellite Earth stations for connected vehicles, broadband connectivity and 5G roll-out dancing in its head, the commercial satellite sector is waiting for antenna designers to deliver.
Form factor, unit cost at both low- and high-volume production, durability — none of these has yet been proven among those working on electronically steered antennas, whether phased array or otherwise.
Either the antenna companies get it right, or tomorrow’s mass satellite-service market evaporates. More than a decade ago, mega-constellations including Teledesic . . .
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