The Satelite Insurance Market

Satellite television has taken the world by storm, offering an amazing solution that far surpasses cable and standard television programming. Paola Serrano, Director of Aviation and Transport at MAPFRE Global Risks, has recently participated as a speaker at the Conference on Spanish Regulations and requirements for placing a satellite in orbit, organized by the Spanish Association of Aeronautical and Space Law (AEDAE), during which the main characteristics of this market were analyzed.

DISH Network has the biggest variety of movies and shows of the two satellite TV providers, and offers the cheapest basic service package. DIRECTV is currently the largest satellite TV company, with more than 16 million subscribers, and is ranked highest in customer satisfaction among all cable and satellite TV companies by J.D. Power and Associates.

Satellites that travel closer to Earth are at risk of falling because the drag of atmospheric molecules will slow the satellites down. In the context of activities planned for the International Geophysical Year (1957-58), the White House announced on 29 July 1955 that the U.S. intended to launch satellites by the spring of 1958.

The satellites have a device called transponder that receives and relays back the signal to earth at a different frequency. Being the first satellite of the Portuguese industry, leveraged by the New Space paradigm shift, INFANTE will prepare the way for new products and services leveraged with innovative business models.

In the case of television signals, digital satellite systems may also be referred to as direct broadcast systems (DBS). The chart below shows the number of GEO and LEO satellites weighing more than 150 kg placed in orbit annually since 2000. DIRECTV is ranked #2 in customer satisfaction among all satellite and cable TV companies by J.D. Power and Associates.