Satellite Communications

Software-Defined Satellites

Software-Defined Satellites

PUBLISHED: October 2021

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

NEW NSR REPORT – Software-Defined Satellites (SDS) is a comprehensive assessment of global demand for flexible, software-defined satellites for GEO & Non-GEO over the next decade.

Advancements in manufacturing and software development are leading to greater capabilities onboard satellites and within satellite networks. Several trends in the satellite industry are converging to drive the demand for software-driven satellites. Through an analysis of the historical perspective and factors contributing to the development of this trend, NSR presents a clear picture of the SoftwareDefined Satellites (SDS) market and market opportunities in the next decade.

Included in this Report:
  • A Current & Historical Landscape
  • Software-Defined Satellite Converging Trends
  • Flexibility Assessment of GEO Platforms
  • Flexibility Assessment of Non-GEO HTS Constellations
  • A look at Other Considerations for Software-Defined Satellites
  • Global, GEO & Non-GEO Forecasts
  • 10-year forecast of applicable Launch Rates & Revenues
  • 10-year forecast of applicable Manufacturing Orders & Revenues
  • An assessment of the trends driving the development of software-defined satellite manufacturing and associated launch services
  • Separate orbit, region, and flexibility forecasts to track trends in each operational model
  • Pricing & Platform Capability Assessment

NSR’s SDS answers critical questions regarding the Software Defined Satellite market:
  • What does it mean for a satellite to be software-defined?
  • How does software-defined capabilities affect pricing & performance?
  • How much demand is there for software-driven satellites in GEO & Non-GEO?
  • What are the manufacturing revenues associated with software-defined satellites?
  • Which of the major constellation players are utilizing software-defined satellites and why?
  • Who are the main manufacturers to consider and what platforms are available?

The Bottom Line – NSR’s Software-Defined Satellites (SDS) report provides a comprehensive assessment of the market through an analysis of the communications application, further segmented into 5 regions across all satellite mass categories, for both GEO and Non-GEO. 

NSR’s Software-Defined Satellites (SDS) report provides a comprehensive assessment of the market through an analysis of the communications application, further segmented into 5 regions across all satellite mass categories, all flexibility types, for both GEO and Non-GEO.

Companies Mentioned in this Report:

Airbus, Amazon, Anuvu, Arianespace, Astranis, AST Space Mobile, Boeing, Blue Origin, CAST/CASIC, EchoStar, ESA,  Eutelsat, Exo-Vision, Hisdesat, Intelsat, Inmarsat, Lockheed Martin, Lynk, OneWeb, Optus, Saturn Satellite, SDA, SES, SpaceX, Spiral Blue Space, Spire Global, Sky Perfect JSAT, Relativity Space, Rocket Lab, Roscosmos, Telesat, and Thales Alenia Space.

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 Software-Defined Satellites

Table of Contents

Definitions

Executive Summary

  1. Current & Historical Landscape
    1. Software-Defined Satellites: Converging Trends
    2. GEO Platforms: Flexibility Assessment
    3. Non-GEO HTS Constellations: Flexibility Assessment
    4. Software-Defined Satellites: Other Considerations
  2. Global Market Forecasts
    1. Global Market
      1. Global Communications Satellites Market
      2. Global Satellite Launch Forecast
      3. Global Satellite Order Forecast
      4. Global Satellite Launch Market by Flexibility
      5. Global Satellite Orders Market by Flexibility
    2. GEO
      1. GEO Communications – Launch Market by Flexibility
      2. GEO Communications – Orders Forecast by Flexibility
      3. GEO Communications – Fully-Flexible by Region – Launch
      4. GEO Communications – Fully-Flexible by Region – Orders
      5. GEO Communications – Partially-Flexible by Region – Launch
      6. GEO Communications – Partially-Flexible by Region – Orders
      7. GEO Communications – Bent Pipe by Region – Launch
      8. GEO Communications – Bent Pipe by Region – Orders
      9. GEO Communications Software-Defined – Bottom Line
    3. Non-GEO
      1. Non-GEO Communications – Launch Market by Flexibility
      2. Non-GEO Communications – Orders Forecast by Flexibility
      3. Non-GEO Communications – Fully-Flexible by Region – Launch
      4. Non-GEO Communications – Fully-Flexible by Region – Orders
      5. Non-GEO Communications – Partially-Flexible by Region – Launch
      6. Non-GEO Communications – Partially-Flexible by Region – Orders
      7. Non-GEO Communications – Bent Pipe by Region – Launch
      8. Non-GEO Communications – Bent Pipe by Region – Orders
      9. Non-GEO Communications Software-Defined – Bottom Line

Appendix

Forecast Methodology

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary

  1. Current & Historical Landscape
    1. Software-Defined Satellites: Converging Trends
    2. Trends Driving the Development of Software-Defined Satellites
    3. GEO Platform Flexibility Assessment
    4. Main Trends Driving Flexible GEO Satellites
    5. Sample List of GEO Satellite Pricing by Flexibility Type
    6. Trends Supporting the Development of Flexible Satellites
    7. Non-GEO Communications Software-Defined Flexibility Assessment
    8. Non-GEO Communications Software-Defined Trends & Trade-offs
    9. Satellite-As-A-Service: Pros & Cons
    10. Software-Defined Requirements by Application
  2. Global Market Forecasts
    1. Global Market
      1. Global Communications Satellite Market
      2. Global Communications Satellites Launch by Flexibility
      3. Global Communications Satellites Launch Market by Flexibility
      4. Global Communications Satellites Orders by Flexibility
      5. Global Communications Satellite Manufacturing Market by Flexibility
      6. Global GEO & Non-GEO Communications Satellites Launch by Flexibility
      7. Global GEO & Non-GEO Communications Satellites Launch Market by Flexibility
      8. Global GEO & Non-GEO Communications Satellites Orders by Flexibility
      9. Global GEO & Non-GEO Communications Satellites Manufacturing Market by Flexibility
    2. GEO
      1. GEO Communications Satellite Launch by Flexibility
      2. GEO Communications Satellites Launch Market by Flexibility
      3. GEO Communications Satellite Orders by Flexibility
      4. GEO Communications Satellite Manufacturing Market by Flexibility
      5. GEO Fully-Flexible Communications Satellites Launch by Region
      6. GEO Fully-Flexible Communications Satellites Launch Market by Region
      7. GEO Fully-Flexible Communications Satellites Orders by Region
      8. GEO Fully-Flexible Communications Satellites Manufacturing Market by Region
      9. GEO Partially-Flexible Communications Satellites Launch by Region
      10. GEO Partially-Flexible Communications Satellites Launch Market by Region
      11. GEO Partially-Flexible Communications Satellites Orders by Region
      12. GEO Partially-Flexible Communications Satellites Manufacturing Market by Region
      13. GEO Bent Pipe Communications Satellites Launch by Region
      14. GEO Bent Pipe Communications Satellites Launch Market by Region
      15. GEO Bent Pipe Communications Satellites Orders by Region
      16. GEO Bent Pipe Communications Satellites Manufacturing Market by Region
      17. GEO Communications Software-Defined – Bottom Line
    3. Non-GEO
      1. Non-GEO Communications Satellites Launch by Flexibility
      2. Non-GEO Communications Satellites Launch Market by Flexibility
      3. Non-GEO Communications Satellites Orders by Flexibility
      4. Non-GEO Communications Satellite Manufacturing Market by Flexibility
      5. Non-GEO Fully-Flexible Communications Satellites Launch by Region
      6. Non-GEO Fully-Flexible Communications Satellites Launch Market by Region
      7. Non-GEO Fully-Flexible Communications Satellites Orders by Region
      8. Non-GEO Fully-Flexible Communications Satellites Manufacturing Market by Region
      9. Non-GEO Partially-Flexible Communications Satellites Launch by Region
      10. Non-GEO Partially-Flexible Communications Satellites Launch Market by Region
      11. Non-GEO Partially-Flexible Communications Satellites Orders by Region
      12. Non-GEO Partially-Flexible Communications Satellites Manufacturing Market by Region
      13. Non-GEO Bent Pipe Communications Satellites Launch by Region
      14. Non-GEO Bent Pipe Communications Satellites Launch Market by Region
      15. Non-GEO Bent Pipe Communications Satellites Orders by Region
      16. Non-GEO Bent Pipe Communications Satellites Manufacturing Market by Region
      17. Non-GEO Communications Software-Defined – Bottom Line

Appendix

Forecast Methodology

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