Space Environmental Effects
Any company with an interest in the health of a Satellite, be this an operator, their clients, end users or investors need to be aware of and be able to quantify the effects of Space weather and other environmental effects on their business interests. Combining world leading knowledge in the fields of space weather and satellite systems, our Space environment analysis can identify and quantify risk to individual satellite systems or space insurance portfolios which are at risk of aggregated or systemic loss.
We produce applied reports which include identification of all serious hazards, including insight into expected weather over the solar cycle (Sunspot Cycle24), estimation of the frequency of minor/serious and catastrophic events and bounds between these limits. Events include; magnetic storms, proton flares, galactic heavy ions, space debris, collision risk and radiation effects.
Our reports identify space weather related vulnerability per satellite critical component using known reliability data and FMECA modelling. We estimate potential impacts, aggregation of risk across satellite constellations, operator fleets or insurance portfolios, providing probability curves for failure and expected reliability.
- Understanding the potential for aggregation of risk across multiple satellites
- Understanding the variation in risk between LEO, MEO and GEO satellites in-orbit
- Identifies risk exposure to all interested stakeholders
- Models likely outcomes from low impact to Carrington type events
- Provides independent, technical based Realistic Disaster Scenario (RDS) measurement
- Feeds economic capital modelling
- Identifies potential causes of business interruption and likely peak risk periods of service interruption
- Assists satellite procurement and design requirements
Space environmental effects pose a risk to satellites and to those who rely on the operational health. Understanding this risk and correctly quantifying it in context of a specific business case or plan is key to appropriate risk management.