With the passing of the Space Shuttle program and massive budget cuts, NASA has begun to fade from relevance. However, that doesn’t mean that the world has forgotten about space. We may not be sending men to the moon anymore, but due to the proliferation of technology that relies almost solely on new satellites, we have never needed to leave our atmosphere more than today.
In the past few years, the trend at the Pentagon has been to rely on commercial companies to launch and maintain around 80% of their military communication needs. The use of commercial systems has proven to be a cost effect alternative to historically bloated government-owned and operated satellite systems. A great example is the Navy’s MUOS communication system, which has gone way over its $6 billion budget, and its first satellite will only run at 3% of its full capacity. Despite these setbacks, the latest Pentagon budget shows that the government is willing to spend more money to guarantee that the U.S. doesn’t rely too heavily on the private sector and more importantly, private foreign satellite companies from Russia and China to handle its delicate national security information.
Around the world, even in places that have been notorious for their lack of technical capabilities, cell phones are hard to avoid. There are almost a billion cell phones in China alone, and some places like Russia have 100,000,000 more cell phones than people. These mind boggling numbers mean that the world is going to need more and more satellites.
At Pelonis, we make fans that make modern technology run. Computers, military vehicles, tanning beds; all of them won’t run without fans. However, perhaps our most important fans are the ones that end up in satellite equipment. These fans have to withstand more than just harsh weather; they have to make it in space. To paraphrase Frank Sinatra, if your fan can make it in space, it can make it anywhere!
The experts at Pelonis are ready to grow with the ever expanding satellite industry. Whether it is for the public or private sector, Pelonis’ innovative fans will play a major role in the future of satellite communication