Northern Sky Research

The Emerging Space Market Opportunity

Published: September 2017

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Over the past decade, hundreds of players have entered the space industry, bringing new practices and more novel applications than at any other point in the industry’s history. Supported by diverse private investment, these players have grabbed headlines but also raised many questions: Will they grow the pie exponentially? Will they attract different consumers and investors to the satellite industry with new ways of operating? Or will they be challenged to generate interest and provide the promised ROI?  NSR answers these questions in The Emerging Space Market Opportunity, a critical report providing facts and figures underlying investment and activity on this emerging space economy, building on NSR’s unique perspective and critical market analysis.

The Emerging Space Market Opportunity addresses the key questions facing new space actors and investors:

  • Which segments attract the most start-up activity?
  • How has the emerging space economy and investment in emerging space start-ups changed over time?
  • Which new applications are most likely to succeed?
  • Which types of investors are most active in the emerging space economy?
  • How much private and venture capital has been injected into the emerging space economy?
  • What region generates the most start-up activity?
  • Ultimately, how much of an opportunity are the players and applications of the Emerging Space Market?

NSR’s The Emerging Space Market Opportunity incorporates critical analysis across all key market segments:

  • 15+-Year Historic Data in All Segments for:
    • Start-ups per Sub-segment Founded per Year
    • Regional Distribution of Emerging Space Activity per Sub-segment
    • Funding per Sub-segment per Year Founded/awarded
    • Funding per Type of Investor per year founded/Awarded
    • Funding per Region per Year Founded/Awarded
    • Point of Development Distribution (R&D, Operational, Dormant)
    • Analysis and Assessment of:
      • Historic Basis for Emerging Space
      • Level of Disruption in the Space Industry
      • Interdependencies in Development of Emerging Space Ventures
      • Regional Distribution of Activity
      • Overall Limitations and Market Potential of Each Sub-segment

Data Segmentation

NSR’s The Emerging Space Market Opportunity is presented through three segments (Earth→Space, Space→Earth, and Space→Space) based on flow of services and revenue for each application. This segmentation enables the identification of unique trends and more nuanced assessments of market potential.  Activity in each segment and sub-segment is assessed regionally, over time and by amount and type of investment, with historic data dating to 2000.

Regions Covered:

- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Central & Eastern Europe
- Middle East & Africa
- Asia

Who Should Purchase the Report:

- Emerging Space Players
- Investors and Financial Institutions
- Regulatory Agencies and Policy Makers
- National Space, Science, and Defense Agencies
- Data Analytics Companies
- Satellite Manufacturers
- Launch Service Providers
- Satellite Operators
- Satellite Service Providers

Scope & Definitions

Executive Summary

1. Market Overview
 -  Historic Basis for Emerging Space
 -  Market Growth
 -  Disrupting the Space Industry
 -  Interaction with Traditional Space
 -  Emerging Space Segment Dynamics
 -  Segment Activity
 -  Public & Private
 -  Development Status
 -  Regional Distribution
 
2. Investment
 -  Investment Drivers
 -  Investment Timeline
 -  Types of Investment
 -  Types of Investors
 -  Level of Investment
 -  Average Annual Investment
 -  Segment Investment Activity
 -  Regional Investment Activity
 
3. Economic Activity from Earth to Space
 -  Overview 
 -  Investment 
 -  Market Potential
 -  Sub-segment Outlook
 -  Restraints & Challenges
 -  Bottom Line

4. Economic Activity from Space to Earth
 -  Overview 
 -  Investment 
 -  Market Potential
 -  Sub-segment Outlook
 -  Restraints & Challenges
 -  Bottom Line

5. Economic Activity in Space
 -  Overview 
 -  Investment 
 -  Market Potential
 -  Sub-segment Outlook
 -  Restraints & Challenges
 -  Bottom Line

6. The Way Forward
 -  Pathways of Growth
 -  Interdependencies in Development
 -  Challenges
 -  Key Success Factors
 -  Promising Emerging Space Applications
 -  Market Saturation
 -  Bottom Line

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary
 -  Emerging Space Startups & Investment
 -  Emerging Space Players Established, by Region 2000-2016
 -  Emerging Space Players, by Status EOY 2016
 -  Emerging Space Players Established, by Segment 2000-2016
 -  Emerging Space Investments by Investor Type
 -  Investor Trends

1. Market Overview
 -  Emerging Space Companies Established per Year
 -  Emerging Space Market Dynamics, by Segment (2000-2016)
 -  Emerging Space Players, by Type
 -  Emerging Space Players, by Status
 -  Emerging Space Players Founded, 2000-2016
 -  Emerging Space Players Established per Year per Region

2. Investment
 -  Emerging Space Investment Trends
 -  Emerging Space Investments by Type
 -  Amount of Investments by Investor Type, 2000-2016
 -  Number of Investments by Investor Type, 2000-2016
 -  Investor Trends
 -  Number of Investments per Level
 -  Amount Invested per Level
 -  Average Annual Emerging Space Investment
 -  Segment Investment Metrics, 2000-2016
 -  Emerging Space Players Established, by Region
 -  Emerging Space Investment, by Region
 -  Emerging Space Investment, by Region without Outliers

3. Economic Activity from Earth to Space
 -  Earth-Space Players
 -  Earth-Space Players: Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Emerging Space Investment: Earth-Space 
 -  Earth-Space Investment Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Satellite Launch Forecast
 -  Launch & Launch Brokers Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Launch & Launch Brokers Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Manufacturers Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Manufacturers Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Mission Operations & Ground Segment Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Mission Operations & Ground Segment Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Suborbital Launch & HAPs Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Suborbital Launch & HAPs Regional Distribution, 2000-2016

4. Economic Activity from Space to Earth
 -  Space-Earth Players
 -  Space-Earth Players: Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Emerging Space Investment: Space-Earth
 -  Space-Earth Investment Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Selected Satellite Services Revenue Forecast
 -  Communications Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Communications Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Earth Observation Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Earth Observation Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  M2M Investment, 2000-2016
 -  M2M Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Situational Awareness Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Situational Awareness Regional Distribution, 2000-2016

5. Economic Activity in Space
 -  Space-Space Players
 -  Space-Space Players: Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Emerging Space Investment: Space-Space 
 -  Space-Space Investment Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Research, Space Platforms, & Habitats Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Research, Space Platforms, & Habitats Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Exploration & Resource Extraction Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Exploration & Resource Extraction Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Orbital Services Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Orbital Services Regional Distribution, 2000-2016
 -  Tourism Investment, 2000-2016
 -  Tourism Regional Distribution, 2000-2016

6. The Way Forward
 -  Sample Interdependency Links
 -  Revenue & Profitability Timeline