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Laser Link Terminals a Notable Opportunity for SpaceX: Quilty

SpaceX could quickly become a major player in the emerging optical communications terminal (OCT) market, Quilty Space wrote Monday. The company said last month at Satellite 2024 that it would begin selling the product. SpaceX probably doesn't envision being a…

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supplier as a major commercial opportunity, but likely sees this as a way of driving interoperability standards, Quilty said. SpaceX pushing its optical inter-satellite link system could help it set terminal inter-satellite link standards, Quilty said. The company also likely sees an opportunity to drive network traffic onto its Starlink system via integration of its OCTs onto others' satellites, it said.