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Key technologies the commercial satellite constellations need are on the horizon

SpaceNews, March 13, 2018:  If satellite constellations are to fulfill their promise of offering global communications services, they will need key technologies including low-cost antennas and laser cross-links, according to speakers at the Satellite 2018 conference. Ball Aerospace, for example, is eager to share phased-array antenna technology it developed for military applications with commercial communications constellations. “We see huge demand for the use of the antennas for 5G satellite communications,” said Debra Facktor, Ball vice president and general manager for strategic operations. Ball is eager to working with industry partners to redesign antenna packaging, reduce manufacturing costs and deliver antennas at scale, she added. Read Full Story.