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Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets, 11th Edition

Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets, 11th Edition

PUBLISHED: July 2021

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  • Table of Contents
  • Supporting Articles

Full Report + 3 Quarterly Updates!

NSR’s Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets, 11th Edition (GSMLM11) report analyzes global demand for satellites of all mass ranges to be manufactured and launched in the coming decade.

This report is the leading source to examine near- and long-term potential across all types of users, applications, mass ranges and regions. By leveraging NSR’s 20+ years of experience in tracking satellite markets and its proprietary database of satellites, their applications and their launch providers, this report examines all key markets and identifies evolving global trends and changing requirements and offers a comprehensive view of satellite & launch demand in the next ten years.

With declining capacity prices, evolving manufacturing capabilities, accelerating development of technology, and innovative launch and service options, all in an environment of competitive dynamics, business case viability remains a challenge for all industry stakeholders. Innovative trends are emerging, manufacturers are achieving greater efficiencies and mission/payload flexibility, operators are choosing smaller satellites, and launch service providers are competing strongly on cost and schedule – with all are looking to capture incoming demand from new, non-traditional business models. As space activity expands and diversifies more than ever before to new horizons, what does the future look like for all satellite industry players?

Bottom Line: How does NSR see the satellite manufacturing & launch markets evolve over the next 10 years?

NSR’s Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets, 11th Edition provides a comprehensive assessment of the market through an analysis of twelve applications, each further segmented into five regions, two orbital regimes (where applicable), and two operator types across all satellite mass categories.

Who Should Purchase this Report:

  • Investors and Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Satellite Operators
  • Satellite Manufacturers and Integrators
  • Launch Service Providers
  • Launch Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Launch Brokers and Integrators
  • Sub-system and Component Manufacturers
  • Ground Systems Manufacturers and Service Providers
  • Regulatory Agencies and Policy Makers
  • Data Analytics Companies
  • Anyone Seeking the Industry’s Most Comprehensive and Actionable Analysis of Global Satellite Manufacturing & Launch Services

Companies, Organizations, and Investors Mentioned in NSR’s GSMLM11:

Aerial & Maritime Ltd, Airbus, Aistech Space, Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, Altius Space Machines, Amazon, Analytical Space, Spaceflight Systems, Applied Defense Solutions, Aquarian Space, Arctic Space Technologies, Ariane Group, Arianespace, Astra, Astranis Space Technologies Corp., Astro Digital, Astrobotic, Astrocast, Astrome, Astroscale, Atlas Space Operations, Audacy, AxelSpace, Ball Aerospace, Black Sky Inc., Blacksky, BlinkAstro, Blue Canyon Technologies, Blue Origin, Boeing, Bradford ECAPS, Bradford Space, C6 Launch Systems, Canadensys Aerospace Corp., Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canon, Capella Space, Ceres Robotics, CGWIC, CisLunar Industries, ClearSpace SA, CNES, CNSA, Cobham AES Division, DARPA, Dauria Aerospace, Deep Space Systems, Deimos, DLR, D-Orbit, Dynetics Inc., EarthCube, Ericsson, ESA, European Commission, Eutelsat, ExactEarth, Exoanalytic Solutions, Firefly Aerospace Inc., Fleet Space Technologies, General Atomics, GeoOptics, GEOShare, GHGSat, Global Eagle, Global Star, GOMSpace, Goonhilly Earth Station, Groundspace, Hanwha Systems, HawkEye360, HEAD Aerospace Group, HeliosWire, Hera Systems, Hiber, Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corporation, HPE, Hughes, IBM, ICEYE, Icon Build, Infinite Orbits, Infostellar, Inmarsat, Intelsat, International Launch Services, Intuitive Machines, Iridium, ISISpace, ISpace China, ispace Inc., Israel Aerospace Industries, ISRO, KACST, Kepler Communications, Kineis, Kratos Defense & Space, KSAT, KUBOS, L3 Applied Defense Solutions, L3Harris Technologies, Lacuna Space, LaserLight Communications, LaserLight Solutions, Leafspace, Leidos Holdings, LEOCloud, LeoLabs, LeoSat, LeoStella, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Loft Orbital, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lyteloop, Masten Space Systems, Maxar, MDA, Microsoft, Mission Control Space Services, Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsui & Co., Momentus, Momentus Space, Moon Express, Moonscape, Mynaric, Myriota, Nano Avionics, Nanoracks LLC, NASA, NASDA, Nokia, Northrop Grumman Corporation, NorthStar Earth & Space Inc., Novawurks, NPO Lavochkin, NSLComm, Okapi, OneWeb, OrbCOMM, Orbex, Orbit Fab, Orbital Insights, Orbits Edge, Paragon Space Development Corporation, Parsons, Phasor Solutions, Planet, PlanetIQ, Polaris Alpha, PredaSAR, Raytheon, Relativity Space, Rocket Lab, Roscosmos, Satellogic, Satlantis, Satsure, Saturn Satellite Networks, SES, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sinclair Interplanetary, Sky and Space Global, Sky Perfect JSAT, Skyroot Aerospace, Skywatch, Space Data Association, Space Logistics, Space Systems Loral, Spacebit, Spaceflight, SpaceNav, SpaceX, Spire Global, SSC, Stratolaunch, Surrey Satellite Ltd. (SSL), Swarm Technologies, Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), Synspective, Teledyne Energy Systems, Telesat, Telespazio, Tethers Unlimited, Thales Alenia Space, The Boeing Company, Thuraya, Totum, Transcelestial Technologies, TransDigm, Trident Space, Turkish Space Agency (TUA), Tyvak Nano-Satellite System, U.S. DoD, U.S. Space Force, UAE Space Agency, UK Space Agency, Unibap, United Launch Alliance, UnseenLabs, Ursa, Urthecast, ViaSat, Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit, Vision Engineering Solutions, Voyager Space Holdings, We4sea, XpressSAR, and Yamasa Co.

Table of Contents

Definitions and Overview
Executive Summary 
  1. Global Market Overview
    1. Current Market Landscape
      1. State of the Market
      2. Key Updates and Deals – Launch
      3. Key Updates and Deals – Manufacturing
      4. Key Market Trends
      5. 2020 Market Performance – Manufacturers
      6. 2020 Market Performance – Launchers
    2. Industry Assessment and Trends
      1. Evolving Industry KPIs – Manufacturing
      2. Evolving Industry KPIs – Launch
    3. COVID-19 Impact
      1. COVID-19 Impact on the Manufacturing and Launch Markets
      2. COVID-19 Impact: Communications (NGEO)
      3. COVID-19 Impact: Communications (GEO)
      4. COVID-19 Impact: Earth Observation
      5. COVID-19 Impact: Other Applications
      6. COVID-19 Impact: 2020 vs 2021 Comparison
    4. Manufacturing Assessment
      1. Manufacturing Competitive Landscape​
      2. Manufacturing Price and Demand Economics
      3. Key Trends: Flexible Software Defined Satellites
      4. Key Trends: Satellite-as-a-Service
      5. Key Trends: In-Orbit Servicing
      6. Key Trends: Moon Markets
      7. Key Trends: Crew & Cargo
    5. Launch Assessment
      1. Launch Customer Requirements
      2. Launch Price Evolution
      3. Launch Type Assessment
      4. Launch Vehicle Class Assessment
    6. NGEO Constellations Market Assessment
      1. NGEO Constellations – Overview
      2. NGEO Constellations Assessment
      3. NGEO Constellations Assessment – By Application
      4. NGEO Constellations Assessment – Launch & Manufacturing
    7. Industry Investment Analysis
      1. Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
      2. SPACs in the Satellite Industry
      3. Mergers & Acquisition in the Satellite Industry
      4. Market M&As and Consolidation Impact Assessment
  2. Market Forecasts
    1. Global Market
      1. Satellite Launch Market Forecast by Region
      2. Satellite Manufacturing Market Forecast by Region
      3. Global Forecast – COVID-19 Impact Summary
      4. Global Forecast Overview
      5. Global Forecast by Vertical
      6. Global Forecast by Orbit
      7. Global Forecast by Operator Type
      8. Constellations and Non-Constellations Forecast
      9. Global Forecast by Mass Range
      10. Global Forecast – Comparison with Previous Editions
      11. Bottom Line – Global Market Forecasts
    2. Communications 
      1. Communications Segment Characteristics
      2. Communications Overview
      3. Communications – GEO Commercial Orders
      4. Communications – GEO Commercial Launches
      5. Communications GEO Market Flexibility
      6. Communications – NGEO Commercial Launches and Orders
      7. Communications – Government and Military – Orders
      8. Communications – Government and Military – Launches
      9. Communications by Mass Category
      10. Comparison to Previous Editions
    3. Earth Observation
      1. Earth Observation Segmentation
      2. Earth Observation Overview
      3. Earth Observation by Orbit – Orders
      4. Earth Observation by Orbit – Launches
      5. Earth Observation by Mass Category
      6. Comparison with Previous Editions
    4. Science and Technology Development
      1. Science and Technology Development Segment Characteristics
      2. Science and Technology Development Market Trends
      3. Science and Technology Development by Region – Orders
      4. Science and Technology Development by Region – Launches
      5. Science and Technology Development by Mass Category
      6. Science and Technology Development by Operator Type
      7. Comparison to Previous Editions
    5. Situational Awareness
      1. Situational Awareness Segment Characteristics
      2. Situational Awareness Market Trends – Orders
      3. Situational Awareness Market Trends – Launches
      4. Situational Awareness by Mass Category
      5. Comparison to Previous Editions
    6. Navigation
      1. Navigation Segment Characteristics
      2. Navigation Market Trends
      3. Navigation by Region
      4. Navigation by Mass Category
      5. Navigation Future Insights
      6. Comparison to Previous Editions
    7. Crew & Cargo
      1. Crew & Cargo Segment Characteristics
      2. Crew & Cargo Market Trends
      3. Crew & Cargo by Region
      4. Crew & Cargo by Mass Category
      5. Crew & Cargo Future Insights
    8. In-Orbit Servicing/Space Situational Awareness
      1. IOS/SSA Segment Characteristics
      2. IOS/SSA Market Trends
      3. IOS/SSA by Region
      4. IOS/SSA by Mass Category
    9. Others
      1. Others Segment Characteristics
      2. Others Market Trends
      3. Others by Region
      4. Others by Mass Category
    10. Bottom Line – Forecasts
Appendix: Methodology

NSR Forecast Methodology

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary 

  1. Global Market Overview
    1. Global Satellite Orders by Region, 2020
    2. Global Satellite Manufacturing Market Size, 2020
    3. Global Satellite Launches – Launch Services Market Size, 2020
    4. Satellite Orders – Below 500 Kg
    5. Non-GEO Constellation Launches by Application
    6. Non-GEO Constellations Likelihood to Launch by Application
    7. NGEO Constellations Satellites Manufacturing by Application (Manufacturing Process)
    8. Non-GEO Constellations Satellite Manufacturing by Application (Percentage of Constellations)
  2. Market Forecasts
    1. Global Market
      1. Global Satellite Orders and Launches, 2019-2021
      2. Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Markets Revenues, 2019-2021
      3. Global Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services Markets
      4. Cumulative Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services Markets
      5. Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Market by Vertical
      6. Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Market by Orbit
      7. Satellite Orders by Orbit
      8. Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Market by Customer Type
      9. Satellite Orders by Customer Type
      10. Satellite Launches
      11. Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Market
      12. Global Satellite Orders by Mass Category
      13. Global Satellite Launches by Mass Category
      14. Global – Comparison of Satellite Launch Forecasts
      15. Comparison of Global Satellite Manufacturing Forecasts
      16. Comparison of Global Satellite Launch Services Market Size Forecasts
    2. Communications
      1. Communications Market Segmentation
      2. Communications Satellite Launch Services Market Size
      3. Communications Satellite Orders & Manufacturing Market Size
      4. Commercial GEO Communications Satellite Orders
      5. Commercial GEO Communications Satellite Manufacturing Market Size
      6. Commercial GEO Communications Satellite Launches
      7. Commercial GEO Communications Satellite Launches by Payload Type
      8. Commercial GEO Communications Satellite – Launch Services Market Size
      9. Commercial Non-GEO Communications Satellite Launches
      10. Commercial Non-GEO Communications Satellite – Launch Services Market Size
      11. Commercial Non-GEO Communications Satellite – Manufacturing Market Size
      12. G&M Communications Satellite Orders
      13. G&M Communications Satellite Manufacturing Market Size
      14. G&M Communications Satellite Launches
      15. G&M Communications Satellite – Launch Services Market Size
      16. Communication Satellite Orders by Mass Category
      17. GEO Communications Satellite Launches by Mass Category
      18. Non-GEO Communications Satellite Launches by Mass Category
      19. Comparison of Communication Satellite Launch Forecasts
      20. Comparison of Communication Launch Market Value Forecasts
      21. Comparison of Communication Manufacturing Forecasts
    3. Earth Observation
      1. Earth Observation Segment Mission Type & Examples
      2. Earth Observation Satellite Launch Services Market Size
      3. Earth Observation Satellite Orders & Manufacturing Market Size
      4. GEO EO Satellite Orders & Manufacturing Market Size
      5. Commercial Non-GEO EO Satellite Orders & Manufacturing Market Size
      6. G&M Non-GEO EO Satellite Orders & Manufacturing Market Size
      7. GEO EO Satellite Launches
      8. Commercial Non-GEO EO Satellite Launches
      9. G&M Non-GEO EO Satellite Launches
      10. GEO EO Satellite Launches by Mass Category
      11. Non-GEO EO Satellite Launches by Mass Category
      12. Comparison of Earth Observation Satellite Launch Forecasts
      13. Comparison of Earth Observation Launch Market Value Forecasts
      14. Comparison of Earth Observation Manufacturing Forecasts
    4. Science and Technology Development
      1. Science & Technology Segment Mass Class, Use Cases & Mission Type
      2. Science & Technology Development Satellite Orders
      3. Science & Technology Development Satellite – Manufacturing Market Size
      4. Science & Technology Development Satellite Launches
      5. Science & Technology Development Satellite Launch Services Market Size
      6. Science & Technology Development Satellite Orders – Mass Distribution
      7. Science & Technology Development Satellite Launches by – Mass Category
      8. Manufacturing Market Operator Type
      9. Comparison of Science & Technology Dev Satellite Manufacturing Forecasts
      10. Comparison of Science & Technology Dev Satellite Launch Forecasts
    5. Situational Awareness
      1. Situational Awareness Segment Mass Class, Use Cases & Mission Type
      2. Situational Awareness Satellite Orders & Manufacturing Market Size
      3. Situational Awareness Satellite Orders
      4. Situational Awareness Satellite – Launch Services Market Size
      5. Situational Awareness Satellite Launches
      6. Situational Awareness Satellite Orders – Mass Distribution
      7. Situational Awareness Satellite Launches – Mass Distribution
      8. Comparison of Situational Awareness Satellite Launch Forecasts
      9. Comparison of Situational Awareness Launch Market Value Forecasts
      10. Comparison of Situational Awareness Satellite Manufacturing Forecasts
    6. Navigation
      1. GNSS Constellations Status & Launch
      2. Navigation Satellite Launches
      3. Navigation Satellite – Manufacturing Market Size
      4. Navigation Satellite – Launch Services Market Size
      5. Navigation GEO Satellite Launches by Mass Category
      6. Navigation Non-GEO Satellite Launches by Mass Category
      7. Navigation Satellite Launches – Mass by Region
      8. Comparison of Navigation Satellite Launch Forecasts
      9. Comparison of Navigation Launch Market Value Forecasts
      10. Comparison of Navigation Satellite Manufacturing Forecasts
    7. Crew & Cargo
      1. Crew & Cargo Segment Mass Class, Use Cases & Mission Type
      2. Crew & Cargo Mission Orders
      3. Crew & Cargo – Manufacturing Market Size
      4. Crew & Cargo Mission Launches
      5. Crew & Cargo Launches by Mass Category
      6. Crew & Cargo Mission Orders – Mass Distribution
    8. In Orbit Servicing & Space Situational Awareness
      1. IOS/SSA Segment Mass Class, Use Cases & Mission Type
      2. IOS/SSA Satellite Orders & Manufacturing Market Size
      3. IOS/SSA Launch Services Market Size
      4. IOS/SSA Cumulative Satellite Orders
      5. IOS/SSA Satellite Orders
      6. IOS/SSA Satellite Launches
      7. IOS/SSA Cumulative Satellite Launches
      8. IOS/SSA Satellite Orders – Mass Distribution
      9. IOS/SSA Satellite Launches by Mass Category
    9. Others
      1. Others Satellite – Manufacturing Market Size
      2. Others Satellite – Launch Services Market Size
      3. Other Cumulative Satellite Orders
      4. Others Satellite Orders
      5. Others Satellite Launches
      6. Others Cumulative Satellite Launches
      7. Others Satellite Orders – Mass Distribution
      8. Others Satellite Launches by Mass Category
      9. Others Satellite Orders – Mass Distribution
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