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Kacific listed by Techcrunch amongst most-funded new private satellite companies worldwide

Aug 13 2018 / in Blog , News , Press Release , / by Kacific
Writing in TechCrunch, Jason Rowley explains that the technology that underlies smartphones has tangentially changed the satellite sector: “The advances made in miniaturizing technologies that put a computer in your pocket — cameras, batteries, processors, radio antennas — have also made it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to launch matter into space. And investors are taking notice.”

He noted an exponential increase private equity investment in satellites and identified Kacific as one of the top 7 companies to attract investor interest: “Venture investment into satellite companies has been on a rocket-like trajectory since 2012, following a long fallow period … since  the last “major” satellite boom peaked in 2006”

He sees satellite companies clustered around three different themes: broadband internet delivery, hardware development and satellite-enabled services. and says that, in reality, modern satellite applications are more than the story of cheap electronics. Satellites (and the applications enabled by them) sit at the intersection of a number of cutting-edge technologies: machine-taught computer vision systems, mobile communications, high-bandwidth applications like live-streaming video, better and smaller sensors, rocketry and robotics.

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