OneWeb, SpaceX Starlink on reducing user terminal cost and adding inter-satellite links to their constellations

by Peter B. de Selding

DEGAGNAC, France — Startup satellite broadband constellation operators OneWeb and SpaceX Starlink said they were making progress in reducing the cost of user terminals and reiterated their different approach to adding inter-satellite links to their fleets.

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell went so far as to suggest that the cost of a Starlink phased-array user terminal, which when production began in 2020 was $3,000, will be brought down to less than $1,000 by the end of the year.

Shotwell and OneWeb Chief Executive . . .

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