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Over the next decade will come into orbit 1,800 new satellites

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Technology
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By Martín Ernst
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In the development of industry and satellite mini nano would find one of the strong points for the development of the sector with the entry of new players

The consulting Northern Sky Research (NSR) estimates that over the next ten years will be launched into space a total of 1,800 new satellites. The turnover of this satellite fleet could exceed 30,000 million dollars a year worldwide. In this forecast, NSR has included both minisatellites less than 50 kilos to large artifacts of up to 6 tons. Just find in the development of industry and nano satellite mini one of the strong points for the development of the sector with the entry of new players who have already announced their intention to have fleets in low orbits. Google and Virgin are two of the companies that have shown interest in this new market niche.

Over 2014, 116 satellite were launched into space, and 149 began its construction. According to NSR, reduced costs, greater flexibility, greater power transmission and longer service life are some of the factors that accelerate the launching of new satellites. NSR also notes that during 2014 116 satellites were launched worldwide and undertook other 149 figures reflect some government austerity budget and a slow market growth, which continues to evolve by reducing its manufacturing cost, greater flexibility of and transmission power operation.

traslation: Belén Zapata