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NSR’s In-Orbit Services Report Projects $14.3 Billion in Revenues as Non-Geo Constellations Grow Demand

Satellite Life Extension is Largest Global Market, but Space Situational Awareness and Active Debris Removal Also Show Upside Potential 

Cambridge, MA– February 15th, 2022- In its 5th year, NSR’s first to market In-Orbit Services: Satellite Servicing, ADR and SSA, 5th Edition (IoSM5) forecasts $14.3 Billion in IoSM revenue, driven by Life Extension, generating $4.7 Billion through 2031. As the race to launch Non-GEO Satellite Constellation grows, thousands of satellites are set to launch through the coming decade growing demand for IoS. 

Over the next decade, NSR’s IoSM5 anticipates growth for all In-Orbit Service applications. The Space Situational Awareness (SSA) market, guided by the need to track assets, is expected to grow fast, and reach a $3.7 Billon opportunity. And Active Debris Removal will be the fastest-growing area, at 38% CAGR, driven by innovative technology and increasing demand for maintaining secure & sustainable orbits for satellite constellations. 

However, while the addressable market is large, with current low technology readiness and most IoS missions slated for mid to long-term launch dates, a slow start is expected for this market. This timing uncertainty means service providers are still trying to find their pace. 

“As most sector technologies develop in silos, all applications under the In-Orbit Services umbrella are experiencing deployment challenges,” notesreport Co-authorHussain Bokhari. “Growing innovation throughout the market reflects positively on Governments’ support for IoS; however, the challenge remains – ‘How do we effectively commercialize and address market and technology problems to establish a robust, and long-term low-cost solution’.” 

Demand for flexibility drives development, but technology demonstrations currently dominate the market. As technology, policy, and demand further develop, IoS, ADR, and SSA will become key components in all satellite operator strategy.  

“NSR identified tens of thousands of satellites that could benefit from in-orbit services, but market demand will only reach 4,000 satellites over the next decade,” states report Co-author Dallas Kasaboski. “This disconnect, amidst more recent announcements for many more constellations, demonstrate concern over orbital sustainability, and will be key for IoS adoption in the next decade.”  

About the Report 

The Original and Longest Standing report on the sector, NSR’s In-Orbit Services: Satellite Servicing, ADR and SSA, 5th Edition (IoSM5) report is the industry resource for this emerging market opportunity. Forecasting opportunity for serving satellites, and the corresponding revenue generation from in-orbit, space situational awareness, and active debris removal services, IoSM5 offers comprehensive assessment of IoS application developments. The report details trends, challenges, and opportunity enablers for this rapidly expanding market.  

For additional information on this report, including a full table of contents, list of exhibits and executive summary, please visit www.nsr.com or call NSR at +1-617-674-7743. 

CompaniesMentioned inNSR’s IoSM5 

Airbus, AGI, Altius Space Machines,  Astroscale, Atomos Space, AXA XL, Aurora Propulsion Technologies, Boeing, Blue Canyon Technologies, Benchmark Space Systems,   Centre Nationale d’Études Spatiales (CNES), Chandah Space Technologies, Corporation Numerica, Cognitive Space, Clearspace, CisLunar Industries, DARPA, Digantara, DLR, D-Orbit SpA, European Commission, European Space Agency (ESA), EUSST, Exoanalytic Solutions, Exotrail, Exolaunch, Firefly Aerospace, Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corporation, High Earth Orbit Robotics, Infinite Orbits, Intelsat, ISRO, International Telecommunicatons Union (ITU), JAXA, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Kayhan Space, Launcher, Launch Space, Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC),  L3 Applied Defense Solutions, LeoLabs, Leaf Space,  Lockheed Martin, Launcher,  Measat, MDA, Momentus Space, Maxar Technologies, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Northstar Earth & Space, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Olis Robotics, OneWeb, Orbit Fab, Okapi, Orbital Insight, Parsons, Polaris Alpha, Phase Four, porkchop AB, Privateer Inc., Raytheon, Redwire Inc., Relativity, Rocket Factory Ausburg, Rhea Space Activity, SaxaVord Spaceport, Surrey Satellite Technologies Limited(SSTL), SES, Slingshot Aerospace, Space Machines Company, SpaceForge, Space Development Agency (SDA), Space Logistics, Space Forge, Space Data Association, Starship Space, Skyroot Aerospace, SKY Perfect JSAT, Skyrora,  Telespazio, Telenor, Tethers Unlimited, Thales Alenia Space, Turion Space U.S. Air Force Research Lab, U.S. Space Force, UK Space Agency, ULA, Varda Space Industries, VOX Space, Vision Engineering Solutions, and Xplore Inc.  

About NSR 

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