Tom Choi creates small-GEO satellite manufacturer promising < $1M per Gbps, including launch

by Peter B. de Selding

SINGAPORE — The founder and former chief executives of satellite fleet operator ABS have joined forces to create a new satellite manufacturing company targeted at nations that would like to operate satellites but have been unable to afford them.

It is not a new idea, but Tom Choi is persuaded that is latest venture, called Saturn Satellite Networks, will find a niche building 2.5-kW satellites with digital processors and a capability of up to 80 Gbps of throughput for the HTS version. The satellites would be manufactured in . . .

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