Minimum Viable Constellation (MVC)
A Minimum Viable Constellation (MVC) refers to the smallest number of satellites in a satellite constellation that can provide a minimum level of service to its customers. This approach is often taken by companies looking to enter the satellite industry with a smaller budget or by those looking to quickly validate their technology or business model before investing in a larger constellation. An MVC typically consists of two to four satellites, and the main objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of a larger constellation that can provide enhanced services. Once the MVC has been shown successfully, companies scale can secure further funding to launch additional satellites and grow their constellation.