Weekly Space Report: HLS Updates and more

Time crunch for me this morning, so no highlights. You’ll just have to watch. :grin:


I wonder how many producers does Marcus have?

Impressive level of detail in cross-referencing new observations across prior photos/footage.


At around the 20 minute mark, this SpaceNews article Friday pops up, which cites Quilty Research’s report on Starlink financials projected for 2024.

Fast forward to today, and Starlink boasts a constellation of nearly 6,000 satellites, with over 5,200 operational and beaming internet access to 2.7 million subscribers across 75 countries. SpaceX is a private company and Starlink’s financials are not publicly available. The company’s rapid growth prompted Quilty Space to delve deeper into what is driving Starlink’s performance.

“Starlink’s achievements over the past three years are mind-blowing,” said Quilty. “We’re projecting a revenue jump from $1.4 billion in 2022 to $6.6 billion in 2024.”

To put that in perspective, the combined revenue of the two largest geostationary satellite operators, SES and Intelsat, which recently announced a merger, is around $4.1 billion.