Satellite Communications

Optical Satellite Communications, 4th Edition on Optical Satcom Market

Optical Satellite Communications, 4th Edition

PUBLISHED: February 2022

Available Licenses: Corporate: $8,995

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

NSR’s Optical Satellite Communications, 4th Edition is the ONLY industry report to  analyze the evolving space-based laser communication ecosystem, taking an in-depth assessment of key demand drivers and restraints, for both space-to-space and space-to-ground links types.

With Optical Satellite Communications expected to address many of the key challenges posed by today’s RF communication channels – offering much higher bandwidth, mass savings, and lower antenna sizes with increased security features – NSR’s Optical Satellite Communications, 4th Edition (OSC4) provides a comprehensive evaluation of the market, exploring the role of Optical satellite communications in the Satellite Constellations & Earth Observation downlinks and data relay markets. NSR’s OSC4 qualitatively assesses and identifies the key players within this market, key technologies under development and their applications.

Who Should Purchase this Report:

  • Satellite Communications Equipment Manufacturers
  • EO 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

Covered in this Report

  • NEW in this Edition: Detailed Total Addressable Market Sizing
  • NEW in this Edition: Serviceable Addressable Market sizing
  • Explores the role of Optical satellite communications in the Satellite Constellations & Earth Observation downlinks and data relay markets
  • Details market size for Laser Communications Terminals through the next decade
  • Evaluates where space-based laser communication will have the greatest near-term impact
  • 10-yr Forecasting of Earth Observation Downlink pricing evolution
  • Details the Current Status of the main Laser Communications Terminal manufacturers and data downlink players and timelines offered products/services through the decade
  • A Comprehensive Revenue forecast for industry services through the decade
  • Forecasts Revenue opportunity for FSOC equipment in space, across applications, regions, and scenarios
  • Assessment of trends, developments and challenges across the sector

Report Segmentation

Companies Included in this Report

Airbus, Amazon, Hedron, Archangel Lightworks, 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, Edmund Optics, EOSDS, European Space Agency (ESA), General Atomics, GHGSat, GomSpace, Honeywell, ICEYE, Inmarsat, JAXA, KSAT, KTSat, L3-Harris, Laser Fleet, LaserLight Communications, Lockheed Martin, Maersk, Lyteloop, mBryonics, MDA, Momentus Space, Mynaric AG, NASA, NCKU Tainan, Nokia Bell Labs, Odysseus Space, Planet, Planewave Instruments, QinetiQ, RBC Signals, Rocket Lab, Sinclair Interplanetary, SKY Perfect JSAT, Skyloom, Sony CSL, Space Development Agency (SDA), Space Micro, Space Union, Spacebelt, SpaceLink, SpaceX, SpeQtral Communications, Spire, SSC, Starlight Ventures, Synspective, Telesat, TESAT-Spacecom, Thales Alenia Space, TNO, Transcelestial Technologies, U.S. Air Force Research Lab, U.S. Space Force, Warpspace, X-Lumin, and Xenesis.

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NSR Global Space Economy, 2nd Edition  Global Satellite Ground Segment, 6th Edition report,

Table of Contents

1. Market Overview
1.1 FSOC: Overview
     1.1.1 FSOC: Market Considerations
     1.1.2 COVID-19 Impact Analysis
1.2 Market Trends
     1.2.1 Riding the Mega-Constellation Wave
     1.2.2 Small Satellite Downlink Demand
     1.2.3 Secure Communications & QKD
     1.2.4 Planned Demos Overview
     1.2.5 Push for Standardization
1.3 Market Applications
     1.3.1 Satcom Backhaul and Trunking
     1.3.2 EO Downlink
1.4 Key Industry Updates: Deals

2. Market Landscape
2.1 Equipment Manufacturers
     2.1.1 HoneyWell
     2.1.2 SA Photonics
     2.1.3 SpaceMicro
     2.1.4 Mynaric AG
     2.1.5 Tesat-Spacecom
     2.1.6 Thales Alenia Space
     2.1.7 Other Early-Stage Manufacturers
2.2 Connectivity Market
     2.2.1 Non-GEO Constellations
     2.2.2 Data Relay Networks AddValue/Inmarsat IDRS Airbus (SpaceDataHighway) Hedron SpaceLink Emerging Providers
2.3 Earth Observation Market
2.4 Optical Ground Segment

3. Market Forecasts
3.1 Total Addressable Market Size
3.2 Serviceable Available Market Size
3.3 Global Market Forecasts
     3.3.1 LCT Units
     3.3.2 Equipment Revenues
     3.3.3 Forecast Comparison
3.4 Space-Space Link Forecasts
     3.4.1 LCT Units
     3.4.2 LCT Units (Comms)
     3.4.3 LCT Units (EO)
     3.4.4 Equipment Revenues
3.5 Space-Ground Link Forecasts
     3.5.1 LCT Units
     3.5.2 Equipment Revenues
3.6 The Bottom Line


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