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Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 9th Edition

Published: October 2017

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NSR delivers clarity and critical market insight.

NSR’s Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 9th Edition is the industry-leading analysis of this rapidly growing global market. Starting from EO data delivered via satellite, through value-added services, information products, and insights derived from Big Data analytics, this latest NSR report offers the most comprehensive analysis of the fast growth EO markets for each vertical and region.

NSR’s report on EO markets offers unique analysis of 7 different vertical markets across 5 regions for 4 different instrument resolutions and two types of imagery (optical, SAR). Furthermore, NSR takes an-depth analysis and breakdown of revenues, by instrument resolution, for each type of EO product: Data, VAS, IP, and Big Data Analytics.

The study provides a complete assessment of Defense and Intelligence, Managed Living Resources, Energy and Natural Resources, Industrial, Services, Public Authorities, and Weather verticals with a thorough analysis and forecast of revenues across all regions over the next ten years.

The EO business is growing and changing faster than ever before. Technological trends, such as increased cloud-computing and machine-learning capability, and improved software-driven automation are streamlining the image-to-insight process. At the same time, business trends, such as volume-based imagery subscriptions, the rise of analytics, and the demand for a higher refresh of global monitoring are shaking up the traditional paradigm, lowering imagery prices, and expanding opportunities in the value chain. 

This report answers critical questions regarding the Earth Observation market:

  • What will be the EO market size in the next 10 years?
  • How will each vertical market evolve?
  • What is the forecast for revenues by instrument resolution and EO data type?
  • What model for data purchase will dominate? How are downstream players changing the way imagery is bought and sold?
  • How will new constellations impact the imagery market?
  • What is the market size from data, value-added services, information products, and Big Data analytics by vertical, region, and resolution?
  • Which markets are drawing high resolution SAR imagery users?
  • What are the main uses of free data for EO products?
  • What is the main EO satellite operators’ market share by vertical and by region?
  • How will pricing of imagery evolve by type and by resolution?
  • Which market will see the highest growth and demand across regions?
  • When will hyperspectral satellite imagery become commercially viable?
  • Which satellite EO markets will UAS imaging compete directly, and what is the impact on the satellite EO industry? 

Bottom Line: How does NSR see the Satellite-Based Earth Observation market developing and evolving in the next 10 years for each region and for each vertical and type of data?

NSR’s Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 9th Edition offers superior value by giving readers a completely updated evaluation of the market for satellite-based data and through hundreds of graphs and thousands of data points, it shows the evolution of the market to provide the latest trends impacting demand by region and globally in the coming decade.

NSR’s Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 9th Edition - Report Segmentation

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The NSR Difference

This industry leading report from NSR offers value over and above the competition:

  • First-of-its-kind analysis of EO satellite constellation financials, pricing elasticity, and single vs. volume-based imagery business models
  • Forecasts incorporating macroeconomic trends from various industries to provide a more reliable perspective 
  • Analysis leveraging over a decade of insight and experience against the up-and-coming trends in the industry
  • Incorporation of perspectives across the value chain, from satellite operators, through product providers, and investors

Who Should Purchase this Report?

  • Satellite Operators
  • Data Distributors and Value-Added Service Providers
  • End Users organizations such as Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Engineering, Agriculture, Insurance, Location-based Services and Government Departments
  • Space Agencies
  • GIS Providers
  • Satellite Manufacturers
  • Imagery Software and Hardware Manufacturers and Resellers
  • Ground Stations Operators
  • Banks, Financial Institutions and Other Investors
  • Strategy Consulting Companies
  • Environmental Research Organizations
  • Policymakers and Regulatory Bodies
  • UAVs & Aerial Platform Operators

Executive Summary

1. Context, Trends and Market Overview
1.1 Definitions
1.2 State of the Market
  1.2.1 Market Size
  1.2.2 Industry Updates
1.3 Market Trends
  1.3.1 Technology
  1.3.2 Supply
  1.3.3 Business Models
1.4 Industry Value-Chain Evolution
1.5 UAV Imagery Market Assessment

2. Commercial Satellite-Based EO Market Competitive Analysis
2.1 Satellite Operator Market Share
  2.1.1 Vertical
  2.1.2 Regions
  2.1.3 Instrument Resolution
2.2 Satellite Constellation & Pricing Elasticity

3. Commercial Satellite-Based EO Market Forecasts
3.1 Global Satellite-Based EO Market
  3.1.1 Data
  3.1.2 Value Added Services (Processing)
  3.1.3 Information Products
  3.1.4 Big Data Analytics
  3.1.5 Instrument Resolution
  3.1.6 Comparison with Previous Editions
3.2 Vertical Markets
  3.2.1 Defense & Intelligence
  3.2.2 Managed Living Resources
  3.2.3 Energy & Natural Resources
  3.2.4 Industrial
  3.2.5 Services
  3.2.6 Public Authorities
  3.2.7 Weather
3.3 Regional Markets
  3.3.1 North America
  3.3.2 Latin America
  3.3.3 Europe
  3.3.4 Middle-East & Africa
  3.3.5 Asia
3.4 Instrument Resolution
  3.4.1 Optical by Market Segment
  3.4.2 Optical by Vertical Market
  3.4.3 SAR by Market Segment
  3.4.4 SAR by Vertical Market

4. Data Price Forecasts
4.1 Standard Image Pricing
  4.1.1 Very High Resolution Optical & SAR
  4.1.2 High Resolution Optical & SAR
  4.1.3 Medium Resolution Optical & SAR
    4.1.3.1 Single vs. Volume-Based Pricing
  4.1.4 Low Resolution Optical & SAR
4.2 Archive Image Pricing
  4.2.1 Very High Resolution Optical & SAR
  4.2.2 High Resolution Optical & SAR
  4.2.3 Medium Resolution Optical & SAR
    4.2.3.1 Single vs. Volume-Based Pricing
  4.2.4 Low Resolution Optical & SAR
4.3 Priority Tasking Image Pricing
  4.3.1 Very High Resolution Optical & SAR
  4.3.2 High Resolution Optical & SAR
  4.3.3 Medium Resolution Optical & SAR
  4.3.3.1 Single vs. Volume-Based Pricing
  4.3.4 Low Resolution Optical & SAR

Appendix (Methodology)

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary
Global Satellite-based EO Market by Data+VAS & IP+Big Data Segment
Satellite Operator Market Share by Revenues, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – D&I, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share by Revenues, 2016
Global Satellite-Based EO Market by Region, 2026
Global Satellite-Based EO Market by Vertical, 2026

1. Context, Trends and Market Overview
Definition – Segments
Definition – Segments: Example
Definition – Vertical Markets
Definition – Instruments, Resolution
Market Size – Global Revenues by Region (2016)
Industry Updates – Mergers and Acquisitions
Industry Updates – Investment (Since 2016)
Technology Trends – Space to Ground
Planned Constellations up to 50kg Mass
Planned Constellations from 50-1500 kg Mass
Number of Satellites Planned to be Launched for Emerging Applications
Planned Number of Constellations by Resolution
Planned Number of Constellations by Instrument Type
Supply – Trends in Constellation & Resolution
Key Factors for High-Volume Imagery Services
Business Models – From Data to Insights
Industry Value-Chain Evolution
Cost Comparison between UAV, Aerial and Satellite, by Hectare

2. Commercial Satellite-Based EO Market Competitive Analysis
Satellite Operator Market Share – D&I, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – Managed Living Resources, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – Energy & Natural Resources, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – Industrial, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – Services, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – Public Authorities, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – NAM, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – LAM, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – EU, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – MEA, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – ASIA, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – HR Imaging, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – MR Imaging, 2016
Satellite Operator Market Share – LR Imaging, 2016
Revenues/Acquisition Capacity
Potential EO Constellation Revenues and Costs

3. Commercial Satellite-Based EO Market Forecasts
Global Satellite-Based EO Market by Segment
Global Satellite-Based EO Market by Vertical
Global Satellite-Based EO Market by Region
EO Market by Instrument Resolution
Data Market by Vertical
Data Market by Region
Value-Added Services Market by Region
EO Value-Added Services Market by Vertical, 2026
Value-Added Services Market by Instrument Resolution, 2026
IP Market by Vertical
IP Market by Instrument Resolution
IP Market by Region, 2016
IP Market by Regions, 2026
Global EO Big Data Revenues by Scenario
Global EO Big Data Revenues by Region
Global EO Big Data Revenues by Vertical Market
Global EO Big Data Revenues by Instrument Resolution
EO Market by Instrument Resolution
EO Market by Instrument Resolution
EO Market by Instrument Resolution - 2016
EO Market by Instrument Resolution - 2026
Global Satellite-Based EO Market – Comparison With Previous Forecast
Global Defense & Intelligence Market by Region
Global Defense & Intelligence Market by Segment
Global Managed Living Resources Market by Segment
Global Managed Living Resources Market by Region
Global Energy & Natural Resources Market by Region
Global Energy & Natural Resources Market by Segment
Global Industrial Market by Segment
Global Industrial Market by Region
Global Services Market by Region
Global Services Market by Segment, 2016
Global Services Market by Segment, 2026
Global Public Authorities Market by Segment
Global Public Authorities Market by Region
Global Weather Market by Region
Global Weather Market by Segment
NAM – Satellite-Based EO Market by Vertical
LAM – Satellite-Based EO Market by Vertical
EU– Satellite-Based EO Market by Vertical
MEA – Satellite-Based EO Market by Vertical
ASIA – Satellite-Based EO Market by Vertical
Optical Satellite-Based EO Market by Segment
Optical Data Market by Vertical
Optical VAS Market by Vertical
Optical IP Market by Vertical
Optical Big Data Market by Vertical
SAR Satellite-Based EO Market by Segment
SAR EO Market by Instrument Resolution
Global HR SAR Market by Vertical

4. Data Price Forecasts
Very High Resolution Data Cost
High Resolution Data Cost
Medium Resolution Data Cost
MR Optical Volume-based Data Cost
MR SAR Volume-based Data Cost
Low Resolution Data Cost
Very High Resolution Data Cost (Archive)
High Resolution Data Cost (Archive)
Medium Resolution Data Cost (Archive)
Low Resolution Data Cost (Archive)
Very High Resolution Data Cost (Priority)
High Resolution Data Cost (Priority)
Medium Resolution Data Cost (Priority)
Low Resolution Data Cost (Priority)