Title: Cargo on the sixth mode: overview of satellite industry and its trends

Authors: Farshid Azadian

Addresses: Department of Management, Marketing and Operations, College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA

Abstract: This paper examines the satellite industry and its subsectors as one of the key commodities transported on the sixth mode of transportation. This industry has a significant role in the commercial aerospace industry. We review the trends of the industry in the 21st century and provide a model for estimating the future economic state of the global satellite industry.

Keywords: commercial space; satellite industry; telecommunication; economic trends; econometrics models.

DOI: 10.1504/WRITR.2017.088926

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 2017 Vol.6 No.4, pp.306 - 318

Received: 28 Sep 2016
Accepted: 27 Jun 2017

Published online: 19 Dec 2017 *

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