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Using Small Satellites to Estimate Chinese Oil Inventories

Back in May, the R Squared team launched a blog series about satellite technology and its impact on the investing world. If you missed Part I or Part II, you can read those blogs here:



For Part III, we’re going to take a look at more ways the small satellite (smallsat) industry could change how investors allocate funds. 

Recently, the AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites took place in Logan, Utah. Attendance this year was around 2,550 participants—up from 900 in 2007. One of the conference presenters was Ursa Space Systems, a company that “delivers global economic insights to energy and financial enterprises, providing a reliable information source about areas of the world that are traditionally opaque.” More specifically, Ursa is able to offer estimates of oil inventories in China. 

Posted by Harry Polishook on Aug 23, 2017 11:06:27 AM

Topics: From the Desk of Harry Polishook, China, Satellite Series

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Recycled Satellite Boosters Could Kick-start Growth Prospects

We have watched the satellite operating companies for quite a few years now. At this point, near ubiquitous cellular data, high speed internet, and increasingly efficient data compression have dimmed their growth prospects—but there are still interesting aspects to keep an eye on. Our international equity investors will be covering those over a series of upcoming blog posts.

Posted by Harry Polishook on May 10, 2017 4:25:45 PM

Topics: From the Desk of Harry Polishook, Satellite Series

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