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Space Traffic Study, 2nd Edition

PUBLISHED: August 2022

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

NSR’s Space Traffic Study, 2nd Edition is THE industry resource for assessment of the data traffic levels being generated across the sector through the decade. NSR’s STS forecast examines current trends, developments, drivers, and challenges, identifying essential insights on the total volume of data transmitted to/from space.

NSR’s Space Traffic Study is the next in a series of studies that leverages NSR’s upper-level taxonomy and market mapping, segmenting the space and satellite industry into 3 main groups (Infrastructure, Applications, and Connectivity). For traffic purposes, this report also includes a segment for ”Tourism and Other” use-cases to highlight human-driven data requirements in LEO/beyond. Space Traffic Study further divides each segment into subsegments, along lines of NSR’s Global Space Economy study. Together, these two reports provide commentary on the revenue and data volume aspects of the industry.

Who Should Purchase this Report

  • Strategy, planning, and business intelligence teams within ground segment players
  • Cloud providers exploring the satellite and space sector.
  • End-users looking to benchmark their current connectivity roadmaps.
  • Investors looking to understand space data traffic volumes.

Covered in this Report

  • How do satellite communications and Earth Observation data traffic volumes compare?
  • Are data volumes growing or shrinking compared to previous assessments?
  • What are the near-term challenges for increased data consumption?
  • Just how much data does “space tourism” need?

The following is the list of segments considered in STS2:

  • Satellite Communications: Connectivity markets focused on the ‘VSAT frequencies’ (C/Ku/Ka) in GEO/LEO/MEO orbits. Data is grouped by GEO and Non-GEO orbits and includes both FSS and HTS architectures.
  • Satellite and Space Infrastructure: Focused on the In-orbit Servicing (IoS), Space-Situational Awareness (SSA), and launch telemetry/support sub-segments. This does not include in-orbit relay or other data which starts/ends in space.
  • Satellite and Space Applications: Includes Earth Observation (EO), Navigation, Science and Technology, and Situational Awareness mission profiles. These use-cases focus on delivering data from space to earth.
  • Tourism and Other: Centered on human spaceflight (including commercial and government end-users) and rocket launches.

Other Reports Related to this Subject Matter

GSCSD19 NSR’s Satellite Capacity Report
NSR’s Satellite-Based Earth Observation, 13th Edition (EO13) report Government and Military SATCOM

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • NSR Space Traffic Study
  • Space Traffic Study Bottom Line

About the Report

  • Report Overview
  • Space Traffic Announcements Examples
  1. Space Traffic Market Overview
    1. Summary of Space Traffic Findings
    2. Edition Comparison
    3. Key Findings – Total Space Traffic
    4. Key Findings – Segmentation Breakdown
    5. Major Trends – Cloud Critical?
    6. Major Trends – EO Data Downlink Market
    7. Major Trends – HTS & FSS Supply & Demand on Space Traffic
  2. Satellite & Space Infrastructure
    1. Summary of Findings
    2. Key Trends – IOS/SSA & Launches
    3. Key Trends – SSA via Terrestrial + Space-based Resources
    4. Key Findings
    5. Satellite & Space Infrastructure Bottom Line
  3. Satellite & Space Applications
    1. Summary of Findings
    2. Key Trends – Earth Observation
    3. Key Trends – Cloud Adoption
    4. Key Trends – Space Traffic Relay Networks: Friend or Foe for Traffic Volumes?
    5. Key Findings
    6. Satellite & Space Applications Bottom Line
  4. Satellite & Space Communications
    1. Summary of Findings
    2. Key Trends – Top Applications and Demand Growth Drivers
    3. Key Trends – Supply & Demand Outlook
    4. Key Findings
    5. Satellite Communications Bottom Line
  5. Tourism & Others
    1. Summary of Findings
    2. Key Trends – Crew & Cargo Market
    3. Key Trends – Space Tourism
    4. Key Trends – Lunar Opportunities
    5. Key Findings
    6. Tourism & Others Bottom Line

Appendix

Methodology

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary

Space Traffic by Segment

About the Report

  1. Space Traffic Market Overview
    1. Space Traffic by Segment
    2. Space Traffic Study Edition Comparison
    3. Satellite & Space Traffic by Segment Edition Comparison Without Communications Segment
    4. Total Space Traffic Edition Comparison
  2. Satellite & Space Infrastructure
    1. Satellite & Space Infrastructure Traffic by Segment
    2. Percentage of Satellite & Space Infrastructure Traffic by Segment
    3. Satellite & Space Infrastructure Traffic by Segment (2021-2031)
  3. Satellite & Space Applications
    1. Satellite & Space Applications Traffic by Segment
    2. Percentage of Satellite & Space Applications Traffic by Segment
    3. Satellite & Space Applications Traffic by Segment (2021-2031)
  4. Satellite & Space Communications
    1. Satellite & Space Communications Space Traffic
    2. Satellite & Space Communications Segmentation
    3. Satellite Communications Traffic by Orbit
  5. Tourism & Others
    1. Tourism & Others Space Traffic by Segment
    2. Tourism & Others Space Traffic by Segment (2021-2031)

 

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