Satellite Communications

Optical SATCOM report

Optical Satellite Communications, 3rd Edition

PUBLISHED: February 2021

Available Licenses: Standard: $4,795 Enterprise: $8,795

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

NSR’s Optical Satellite Communications, 3rd Edition (OSC3) is the ONLY industry report analyzing the evolving space-based laser communication ecosystem. OSC3 

provides a comprehensive evaluation into the connectivity and Earth Observation market segments as well as industry leading forecasting for the Airborne Lasercom market.

Optical Satcom Ecosystem

NSR’s (OSC3) report is segmented by optical link types: Space-Space (Inter-Satellite Links), Space-Ground (Direct-to-Earth), and Airborne (UAS)  analyzing laser communications terminals (LCTs) market demand for each .The report further categorizes these links across the major target applications identified: Constellations, Earth Observation, Airborne Platforms and Data Relay Systems. NSR’s Optical Satellite Communications, 3rd Edition (OSC3)  offers insight into the currently crowded Radio Frequency (RF) communication channels and associated interest in Free-space optical communication (FSOC) as an attractive alternative communication system.  

Leveraging NSR’s extensive industry knowledge, Optical Satellite Communications, 3rd Edition (OSC3) report is a complete assessment and forecast of manufacturing and service revenue opportunities in the optical satcom market. 

NSR’s Optical Satellite Communications, 3rd Edition answers the following questions:

  • Where will space-based laser communication have the greatest impact in the near-term?
  • What will the market size for LCTs be through the next decade? Where is the growth story?  
  • What is the revenue forecast for services in this industry?  
  • How will EO Downlink pricing evolve?   
  • What are the latest developments in the optical ground system market?  
  • What is the Impact of COVID-19 on this market?  
  • Who are the main LCT manufacturers and data downlink players? What is their current status and when will their products/services be available to customers?  
  • What is the revenue forecast for FSOC equipment in space? How is this split across applications, regions, and scenarios?  

Bottom Line: How does NSR see the market for optical satellite communications evolving over the next ten years?

NSR’s Optical Satellite Communications, 3rd Edition (OSC3) report tracks developments in the FSOC market landscape and target applications, combining information from interviews with prominent industry players with thorough secondary research.

Optical Satcom- Variables & Segments

Who Should Purchase this Report?

  • Satellite Communications Equipment Manufacturers
  • SEO and HTS Satellite Operators
  • Data Downlink Service Providers: Relay Network and Ground Station Operators 
  • Financial Institutions and Investors 
  • Agencies Funding FSOC Research  
  • Opto-Electronic Systems Players 
  • System Integrators 
  • R&D Organizations 

Companies and Organizations Mentioned in OSC3: 

AAC Clyde Space, Addvalue Technologies, Airbus, Amazon, Analytical Space, ArabSat, Archangel Lightworks, Astro Systeme, Astrogate Labs, Atlas Space Operations, Axelspace, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp, BlackSky, Bridgecomm, Cailabs, Capella Space, Centre Nationale d’Études Spatiales (CNES), Chang Guang Satellite Technology, Cloud Constellation, DARPA, DLR, Earth-I, Edmund Optics, EOSDS, Es’hailSat, European Space Agency (ESA), General Atomics, GHGSat, GomSpace, Honeywell, Hyperion Technologies, ICEYE, Inmarsat, JAXA, KSAT, KTSat, L3-Harris, Laser Fleet, LaserLight Communications, Lockheed Martin, Maersk, Lyteloop, mBryonics, MDA, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co, Momentus Space, Mynaric AG, NASA, NCKU Tainan, Nokia Bell Labs, Odysseus Space, Planet, Planewave Instruments, QinetiQ, RBC Signals, Rocket Lab, Roscosmos, Saturn Satellite Networks, Sinclair Technologies, SKY Perfect JSAT, Skyloom, Sony CSL, Space Development Agency (SDA), Space Micro, Space Union, Spacebelt, SpaceLink, SpaceX, SpeQtral Communications, Spire, SSC, Starlight Ventures, Synopta, Synspective, Telesat, TESAT-Spacecom, Thales Alenia Space, TNO, Transcelestial Technologies, U.S. Air Force Research Lab, U.S. Space Force, Warpspace, X-Lumin, Xenesis, and Xingyun Satellite Co.

Table of Contents 

  1. Market Overview
    1. FSOC: Overview
      1. FSOC: Market Considerations 
      2. COVID-19 Impact Analysis 
    2. Market Trends 
      1. Riding the Mega-Constellation Wave 
      2. Small Satellite Downlink Demand 
      3. Secure Communications & QKD 
      4. Planned Demos Overview 
    3. Market applications 
      1. Backhaul and Trunking 
      2. EO Downlink 
      3. Government and military 
      4. Airborne UAS 
    4. Key Industry Updates: Deals
  2. Market Landscape
    1. Equipment Manufacturers 
      1. Ball Aerospace 
      2. BridgeComm 
      3. Mynaric AG 
      4. Odysseus Space 
      5. Rocket Lab (Sinclair Interplanetary) 
      6. Tesat-Spacecom 
      7. Thales Alenia Space 
      8. Other Early-Stage Manufacturers 
    2. Connectivity Market 
      1. Non-GEO Constellations Data Relay Networks 
        1. AddValue/Inmarsat IDRS 
        2. Airbus (SpaceDataHighway) 
        3. Analytical Space 
        4. JDRS 
        5. LaserLight Communications 
        6. SpaceLink 
        7. Emerging Providers 
      2. Space-based Data Storage Networks 
        1. Earth Observation Market 
        2. Optical Ground Segment
  3. Market Forecasts
    1. Global Market Forecasts 
      1. LCT Units 
      2. Equipment Revenues 
      3. Service Revenues 
      4. Forecast Comparison 
    2. Space-Space Link Forecasts 
      1. LCT Units 
      2. LCT Units (Comms) 
      3. LCT Units (EO) 
      4. Equipment Revenues 
    3. Space-Ground Link Forecasts 
      1. LCT Units 
      2. Equipment Revenues 
    4. Airborne Link Forecasts 
      1. LCT Units 
      2. Equipment Revenues 
    5. The Bottom Line

Annex: Report Methodology

List of Exhibits 

  1. Market Overview
    1. Industry Deals & NSR Insights
  2. Market Landscape
    1. OSC Market Landscape 
    2. OSC Equipment Players Market Readiness
  3. Market Forecasts
    1. Optical Satcom Terminals, by Scenario 
    2. Optical Satcom Terminals for Communication, by Scenario 
    3. Optical Satcom Terminals for Earth Observation, by Scenario 
    4. Optical Satcom Equipment Cumulative Revenues, by Application 
    5. Optical Satcom Equipment Revenues, by Link 
    6. Optical Satcom Service Revenues, by Application 
    7. Optical Satcom Service Revenues, by Region 
    8. Optical Satcom Terminals for Comms, by Edition 
    9. Optical Satcom Equipment Revenues for COMMS, by Edition 
    10. Optical Satcom Terminals for EO, by Edition 
    11. Optical Satcom Equipment Revenues for EO, by Edition 
    12. Optical ISL Terminals for Communications, by Scenario 
    13. Optical ISL Terminals for Earth Observation, by Scenario 
    14. Optical ISL Equipment Revenues, by Region 
    15. Optical ISL Equipment Revenues, by Application 
    16. Optical DTE Terminals, by Scenario 
    17. Optical DTE Terminals, by Region 
    18. Optical DTE Equipment Revenues, by Region 
    19. Optical DTE Equipment Revenues, by Application 
    20. Optical UAS Terminals, by Scenario 
    21. Optical UAS Terminals, by Region 
    22. Optical UAS Equipment Revenues, by Region 
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