Satellite Communications

Software-Defined Satellites, 2nd Edition 

PUBLISHED: October 2022

Available Licenses: Corporate: $8,995

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

NSR’s Software-Defined Satellites, 2nd Edition (SDS2) examines the evolution of satellite manufacturing & technology through operators’ pursuit of software-defined satellites. Forecasting the manufacturing and launch opportunity for the communications market, this latest expanded offering from NSR now includes the Earth Observation, and other satellite-based markets through the decade. 

Manufacturers & operators, seeking operational & cost efficiencies, and more flexible network/mission designs, are pursuing fully & partially flexible satellite infrastructures, alongside traditional Bent Pipe considerations. This is 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. 

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 a Comprehensive View of the Software-Defined Satellite Markets 

Covered in this Report

  • New in this Edition – Satellite manufacturers’ market share by orbit
  • New in this Edition – Pricing analysis
  • New in this Edition – Satellite design – CAPEX vs Flexibility
  • New in this Edition – Operational requirements driving flexibility
  • New in this Edition – On-board flexibility requirements by application
  • Examination of what it means for a satellite to be software-defined
  • Identification of the main manufacturers to consider
  • Identification of available platforms
  • Assessment of trends and developments in software-defined satellite manufacturing and launch services
  • Evaluation of demand for software-driven satellites in GEO & Non-GEO
  • Forecasts for manufacturing revenues associated with software-defined Satellites
  • The decisions that lead operators to embrace software-defined satellites
  • How software-defined satellites address commercial / government operator needs.
  • Capabilities affecting pricing & performance of software-defined satellites

Report Segmentation

Companies Include in this Report

Airbus, Amazon, Andesat, Anuvu, Astranis, Boeing, CASIC, EchoStar, ESA, Eutelsat, Galaxy Space, Inmarsat, Intelsat, LeoStella, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, OneWeb, Saturn Satellite Networks, SDA, SES, SpaceX, Starlink, Telesat, Thales Alenia Space, and Viasat

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Table of Contents

Definitions 

Executive Summary 

  1. Current & Historical Landscape
    1. Software-Defined Satellites: Converging Trends
    2. Satellite Design – CAPEX vs Flexibility
    3. Operational Requirements Driving Flexibility
    4. On-Board Flexibility Requirements by Application
    5. Software-Defined Satellite Platforms
    6. State of the Market
    7. Case Study #1 – Commercial & Civil Government Customers
    8. Case Study #2 – Military Customer Seeking GEO Satellite
    9. Pricing Analysis
      1. Software-Defined Satellites: Drivers & Restraints
      2. Bottom Line – Current & Historical Landscape
  2. Global Market Forecasts
    1. Global Market
      1. Global Communications Satellite Market
      2. Global Satellite Launch & Market Forecast
      3. Global Satellite Order & Market Forecast
      4. Global Satellite Launch Market by Flexibility
      5. Global Satellite Orders Market by Flexibility
    2. GEO
      1. GEO Communications – Launch & Orders Forecast by Flexibility
      2. GEO Communications – Fully-Flexible by Region – Launch & Order Market
      3. GEO Communications – Partially-Flexible by Region – Launch & Order Market
      4. GEO Communications – Bent Pipe by Region – Launch & Order Market
      5. GEO Communications Software-Defined – Bottom Line
    3. Non-GEO
      1. Non-GEO Communications – Launch & Order Market by Flexibility
      2. Non-GEO Communications – Launch & Order Fully-Flexible by Region
      3. Non-GEO Communications – Launch & Order Partially-Flexible by Region
      4. Non-GEO Communications – Launch & Order Bent-Pipe by Region
      5. Non-GEO Communications Software-Defined – Bottom Line

Appendix

Forecast Methodology

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary

Global Communications Satellites Market by Flexibility

Executive Summary – Market by Region

Global GEO & Non-GEO Communications Satellites Manufacturing Market by Flexibility

  1. Current & Historical Landscape
    1. Converging Drivers
    2. Different Options for Operators
    3. Definition of Software-Defined Satellites
    4. Software-Defined Satellites: Converging Trends
    5. Satellite Design – CAPEX vs Flexibility
    6. Operational Requirements Driving Flexibility
    7. On-Board Flexibility Requirements by Application
    8. GEO Satellite Manufacturers Platforms – Flexibility Assessment
    9. Non-GEO Constellations – Flexibility Assessment
      1. GEO Communications Satellite Orders by Operator Region
      2. GEO Communications Satellite Orders, 2021
      3. GEO Communications Satellite Orders
      4. Decision Matrix: Commercial & Civil Government GEO SATCOM
      5. Government GEO Customer Decision Tree
      6. Decision Matrix: Military GEO SATCOM
      7. Satellite Pricing – Fully Flexible
      8. Satellite Pricing – Partially Flexible
      9. Software-Defined Satellites: Drivers & Restraints
  2. Global Market Forecasts
    1. Global Market
      1. Global Communications Satellites Flexibility Market
      2. Global Communications Satellites Launch by Flexibility, 2021 & 2031
      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 Communications Satellites Orders by Flexibility, 2021 & 2031
      7. Global GEO & Non-GEO Communications Satellites Launch by Flexibility
      8. Global GEO & Non-GEO Communications Satellites Launch Market by Flexibility
      9. Global GEO & Non-GEO Communications Satellites Orders by Flexibility
      10. Global GEO & Non-GEO Communications Satellites Manufacturing Market by Flexibility
    2. GEO  
      1. GEO Communications Launch Market, by Flexibility
      2. GEO Communications Manufacturing Market, by Flexibility
      3. GEO Communications Launch Market, Fully-Flexible by Region
      4. GEO Communications, Launches & Revenues, Fully-Flexible
      5. GEO Communications Manufacturing Market, Fully-Flexible by Region
      6. GEO Communications Launch Market, Partially-Flexible by Region
      7. GEO Communications Manufacturing Market, by Flexibility
      8. GEO Communications, Launches & Revenues, Partially-Flexible
      9. GEO Communications Launch Market, Bent Pipe by Region
        1. GEO Communications, Launches & Orders, Bent-Pipe
        2. GEO Communications Manufacturing Market, Bent Pipe by Region
    3. Non- GEO
      1. Non-GEO Communications Launch Forecast, by Flexibility
      2. Non-GEO Communications, Launches & Orders
      3. Non-GEO Communications Manufacturing Market, by Flexibility
      4. Non-GEO Communications, Launches & Orders
      5. Non-GEO Communications Launch Market, Fully-Flexible by Region
      6. Non-GEO Communications Manufacturing Market, Fully-Flexible by Region
      7. Non-GEO Communications, Launches & Orders, Partially-Flexible
      8. Non-GEO Communications Launch Market, Partially-Flexible by Region
      9. Non-GEO Communications Manufacturing Market Partially-Flexible by Region
        1. Non-GEO Communications, Launches & Orders, Bent-Pipe
        2. Non-GEO Communications Manufacturing Market, Bent-Pipe by Region
        3. Non-GEO Communications Launch Market, Partially-Flexible by Region

Appendix 

Forecast Methodology

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