Tag: satellite propulsion

Low-Cost Valves for High-Volume Satellite Propulsion

The increasing demand for high-speed internet has given rise to the emergence of broadband Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations aimed at providing this service. This is nothing new. It is well known that companies in the 1990s tried to launch such systems with limited success. Globalstar, Odyssey, Iridium, and Teledesic all had lofty goals, but only Iridium has moved forward. There have been more recent failures, as well. They failed due to high costs, limited demand, and financial problems.