Forecasting Artificial Earth Satellite Populations30 Jul 2018
As I wrote back in March, my orbit population prediction model is going to be presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, today. The point of this is to better understand how space will be used between now and 2030. As more and more organizations launch small satellites and satellite constellations, the demand to service these devices with communications, launch, and other infrastructure may outstrip supply. Predicting now what demand will be will can help service providers better understand demand.
You can see a copy of my poster below. In a few weeks, I should have a draft paper ready.