Satellite system procurement 101
09 January 2013Satellite Alert
The decision to commission the construction and launch of a satellite system is a multi-year strategic decision for any entity, whether commercial or governmental.
The procurement, integration and deployment of a satellite system is similar to playing a multi-level chess match, but can be successfully navigated with the right understanding of each of the elements and how they inter-react with each other. There are certainly many resources available regarding how to negotiate procurement contracts or standard terms, but there are precious few guides other than experience regarding integration of an overall satellite system across multiple years and multiple contracts.
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