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Emerging Space Investment Analysis, 3rd Edition

Emerging Space Investment Analysis, 3rd Edition 

PUBLISHED: April 2021

Available Licenses: Corporate: $8,795

  • Report Summary
  • Key Features
  • Table of Contents
  • Supporting Articles

NSR’s Emerging Space Investment Analysis, 3rd Edition(ESIA3) provides a complete assessment of global emerging space investment over the last two decades, with a particular focus on 2019 and 2020.

Over the past decade, hundreds of players have entered the global 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 ESIA3, a critical report providing facts and figures underlying investment and activity in the Emerging Space economy, building on NSR’s unique perspective, global coverage and critical market analysis.

The report is a premier resource to assess how private space companies are pushing the development of the commercial space sector, with a new ecosystem that is building innovative technologies and raising funds to new heights to create critical infrastructure required for the future. NSR also analyzes how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Emerging Space company funding, how deal flows were impacted, and investment perspectives changed during the pandemic. Furthermore, the report offers specific investment insights relating to 12 key sub-segments of the industry: Launch, Manufacturing, Earth Observation and Communication.

ESIA3 is the leading source for in-depth evaluation and assessment of the potential opportunities and evolving global trends across all types of Emerging Space players, investments, applications and regions.  It offers a review on the recent uptake in SPACs for space companies and an overview of the recent mergers and acquisitions that represent a string of exits, something still considered rare today in the industry. The report gives a comprehensive view on the Emerging Space ecosystem, providing facts and figures, underlying key market investment activities, and leveraging NSR’s critical satellite and market analysis across sectors.

Bottom Line: How much of an opportunity are the players and

applications of the Emerging Space market?

NSR’s Emerging Space Investment Analysis, 3rdEdition (ESIA3) incorporates critical analysis across all key market segments, each further segmented into 3 application-driven segments (Earth → Space, Space → Earth, and Space → Space), 6 regions (NAM, WEU, CEEU, MEA, Asia, LAM) and investor-type (Private, Public, Governmental etc.). Activity in each segment and sub-segment is assessed regionally, over time and by amount and type of investment, with historic data dating back to 2000.

Analysis and Assessment Includes:

  • Emerging market players tracked by year founded, industry segments, regions and status;
  • Emerging space market investments tracked by year, type of investments, type of investors, and volume of investment;
  • In-depth impact assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on new space economy; 2019 vs. 2020 difference in volume of investments;
  • Changes in funding mechanisms;
  • Market outlook for sub-segments;
  • Restraints and challenges in the industry segments;
  • New challenges faced by Emerging Space players;
  • Success factors for emerging space players;
  • New Space Technology status assessment; and
  • Emerging Space market trends.
Who Should Purchase this Report:
  • Emerging and Established Space Players
  • Investors and Financial Institutions
  • Regulatory Agencies and Policy Makers
  • National Space, Science and Defense Agencies
  • Data Analytics Companies
  • Non-space players interested in Emerging Space Market

Companies, Organizations and InvestorsMentioned inNSRs ESIA3:

Accel, Airbus Bizlab, ASI (Italian Space Agency), Audacy, Audi, Axelspace, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bigelow Aerospace, Blue Origin, Boeing, Bradford Industries, Capella Space, Chang Guang Technologies, Cloud Constellation, CNES CosmiCapital, Deep Space Industries, Delta V, ELSE Astrocast, European Investment Bank (EIB), European Space Agency – Business Incubation Centers (ESA-BICs), exactEarth, ExPace (CASIC), Fleet, Founders Fund, GoldenSpike, GomSpace, Google, HyperSat, ICEYE, Intelsat, iSpace China, JAXA, Kepler Communications, kiwi-microgravity, LandSpace, LeoLabs, Lockheed Martin, Luxembourg Space Fund, Mir Corp., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NASA, Nexus Earth, NorthStar, O3b, OneSpace, OneWeb, Orbit Fab, Orbital ATK, PeptiDream, Planet, Planetary Resources, RocketLab, Roscosmos, Satellite Applications Catapult, Sequoia Capital, SES, Skolkovo, Sky & Space Global, Skybox Imaging, Softbank, Space Nation, Space Tango, Space Technology Incubation Centre (S-TIC), SpaceIL, Spaceport America, SpaceX, Spire, Starbust Accelerator, Stratolaunch, Swarm, Taranis, Terran Orbital, The Spaceship Company, Thuraya, Urthecast, Vector, Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit, Waypoint2Space, World View Enterprises, XCOR, and York Space Systems.

Table of Contents

Definitions & Overview
Executive Summary
  1. Global Market Overview
    1. Factors Impacting the Emerging Space Market
    2. COVID-19 Impact on Emerging Space Market: 2019 vs. 2020
    3. State of the Market/Headlines
    4. Emerging Space Disruptors
    5. Chapter 11 – Bankruptcies
    6. Emerging Space Segment Dynamics
    7. Segment Activity
    8. Ownership Diversity
    9. Development Status
    10. Regional Players Distribution
    11. Overview of Regional Players Distribution
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Russia
    12. Bottom Line: Global Market Overview
  2. Global Investment Overview
    1. Investor Profile
    2. Investment Profile
    3. Investment Timeline
    4. Level of Investment
    5. Regional Investment Activity
    6. Investment Drivers – Venture Capital
    7. Bottom Line: Global Investment Overview
  3. Economic Activity: Earth to Space
    1. Segment Characteristics
    2. TRL Status
    3. Overview of Investments
    4. Sub-segment Outlook: Launch & Launch Brokers
    5. Sub-segment Outlook: Manufacturing
    6. Sub-segment Outlook: Mission Operations & Ground Segment
    7. Sub-segment Outlook: Suborbital Launch & HAPs
    8. Bottom Line: Earth to Space
  4. Economic Activity: Space to Earth
    1. Segment Characteristics
    2. TRL Status
    3. Overview of Investments
    4. Sub-segment Outlook: Communications
    5. Sub-segment Outlook: Earth Observation
    6. Sub-segment Outlook: IoT/M2M
    7. Sub-segment Outlook: Situational Awareness
    8. Bottom Line: Space to Earth
  5. Economic Activity: Space to Space
    1. Segment Characteristics
    2. TRL Status
    3. Overview of Investments
    4. Sub-segment Outlook: Research, Space Platforms, & Habitats
    5. Sub-segment Outlook: Exploration & Resource Extraction
    6. Sub-segment Outlook: Orbital Services
    7. Sub-segment Outlook: Space Travel
    8. Bottom Line: Space to Space
  6. The Way Forward
    1. Emerging Space Market Supporting ecosystems
    2. Emerging Space Revenue Timeline
    3. Emerging Space Market Trends
    4. M&A Overview
    5.  SPACs
    6. Startups Challenges
    7. Bottom Line

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary

  • Emerging Space Startups & Investment 2000-2020
  • Emerging Space Players Established, by Region 2000-2020
  • Emerging Space Players, by Status EOY 2020
  • Emerging Space Players Established, by Segment 2000-2020
  • Emerging Space Investments by Segment
  • Investor Distribution 2000-2020
  1. Market Overview
    1. Emerging Space Companies Established per Year
    2. Emerging Space Market Dynamics, by Segment (2000-2020)
    3. Emerging Space Players, by Ownership Type
    4. Emerging Space Players, by Status
    5. Emerging Space Players Founded, 2000-2020
    6. Emerging Space Players Established per Year per Region
    7. Emerging Space Players Established by Region
  2. Investment
    1. Emerging Space Investment Trends
    2. Emerging Space Investments by Investor Type
    3. Number of Investments by Investor Type, 2000-2020
    4. Amount of Investments by Investor Type, 2000-2020
    5. Investment Frequency per Level
    6. Investment Volume per Level
    7. Average Annual Emerging Space Investment
    8. Emerging Space Players Founded, by Region
    9. Emerging Space Investment, by Region
  3. Economic Activity from Earth to Space
    1. Earth-Space Players per Year
    2. Earth-Space Players per Sub-segment
    3. Emerging Space Investment: Earth-Space
    4. Earth-Space Investment Distribution, 2000-2020
    5. Launch & Launch Brokers Investment, 2000-2020
    6. Launch & Launch Brokers Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
    7. Manufacturers Investment, 2000-2020
    8. Manufacturers Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
    9. Mission Operations & Ground Segment Investment, 2000-2020
    10. Mission Operations & Ground Segment Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
    11. Suborbital Launch & HAPs Investment, 2000-2020
    12. Suborbital Launch & HAPs Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
  4. Economic Activity from Space to Earth
    1. Space-Earth Players per Year
    2. Space-Earth Players per Sub-segment
    3. Emerging Space Investment: Space-Earth
    4. Space-Earth Investment Distribution, 2000-2020
    5. Communications Investment, 2000-2020
    6. Communications Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
    7. Earth Observation Investment, 2000-2020
    8. Earth Observation Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
    9. IoT/M2M Investment, 2000-2020
    10. IoT/M2M Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
    11. Situational Awareness Investment, 2000-2020
    12. Situational Awareness, Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
  5. Economic Activity from Space to Space
    1. Space-Space Players per Year
    2. Space-Space Players per Sub-segment
    3. Emerging Space Investment: Space-Space
    4. Space-Space Investment Distribution, 2000-2020
    5. Research, Space Platforms & Habitats Investment, 2000-2020
    6. Research, Space Platforms & Habitats Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
    7. Exploration and Resource Extraction Investment, 2000-2020
    8. Exploration and Resource Extraction Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
    9. Orbital Services Investment, 2000-2020
    10. Orbital Services Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
    11. Space Travel Investment, 2000-2020
    12. Space Travel, Regional Distribution, 2000-2020
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