Viasat/Inmarsat reminder to owners and insurers of large satellites: ‘We are all dependent on SpaceX’

by Peter B. de Selding

LONDON — “Today, we are all dependent on SpaceX.”

This is how Marc Benhamou, head of Inmarsat’s satellite and launcher procurement division, now part of Viasat Inc., summarized the current market for medium- and heavy-lift rockets.

In a June 20 presentation here to the Seradata Space Conference, a conference in which insurance underwriters and brokers are heavily represented, Benhamou described a situation that has been true for several years. And when he referred to "dependency," he meant not just satellite . . .

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