Satellite & Space Applications

Emerging Space Markets Analysis, 2nd Edition

PUBLISHED: February 2019

Available Licenses: Standard: $4,495 Enterprise: $8,495

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


NSR’s Emerging Space Markets Analysis, 2nd Edition (ESMA2) addresses the global market of players driving development of new applications or new approaches to the space industry, and the investments they have generated.

Over the past decade, hundreds of players have entered the global space industry, bringing new practices and more novel applications than at any other point in the industry’s history. Supported by diverse private investment, these players have grabbed headlines but also raised many questions: Will they grow the pie exponentially? Will they attract different consumers and investors to the satellite industry with new ways of operating? Or, will they be challenged to generate interest and provide the promised ROI?  NSR answers these questions in ESMA2, a critical report providing facts and figures underlying investment and activity in the Emerging Space economy, building on NSR’s unique perspective, global coverage and critical market analysis.

BOTTOM LINE: How much of an opportunity are the players and applications of the Emerging Space market?

NSR’s Emerging Space Markets Analysis, 2nd Edition incorporates critical analysis across all key market segments.

Data Segmentation

The report is presented through three segments (EarthSpace, SpaceEarth, and SpaceSpace) based on flow of services and revenue for each application. This segmentation enables the identification of unique trends and more nuanced assessments of market potential. Activity in each segment and sub-segment is assessed regionally, over time and by amount and type of investment, with historical data back to 2000.

Companies, Organizations and Investors Mentioned in NSR’s ESMA2:

Accel, Airbus Bizlab, ASI (Italian Space Agency), Audacy, Audi, Axelspace, Bessemer Venture Partners, Bigelow Aerospace, Blue Origin, Boeing, Bradford Industries, Capella Space, Cloud Constellation, CNES CosmiCapital, Deep Space Industries, Delta V, ELSE Astrocast, European Investment Bank (EIB), European Space Agency – Business Incubation Centers (ESA-BICs), exactEarth, ExPace (CASIC), Fleet, Founders Fund, GoldenSpike, GomSpace, Google, HyperSat, ICEYE, Intelsat, iSpace China, JAXA, Kepler Communications, kiwi-microgravity, LandSpace, LeoLabs, Lockheed Martin, Luxembourg Space Fund, Mir Corp., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NASA, Nexus Earth, NorthStar, O3B, OneSpace, OneWeb, Orbit Fab, Orbital ATK, PeptiDream, Planet, Planetary Resources, RocketLab, Roscosmos, Satellite Applications Catapult, Sequoia Capital, SES, Skolkovo, Sky & Space Global, Skybox Imaging, Softbank, Space Nation, Space Tango, Space Technology Incubation Centre (S-TIC), SpaceIL, Spaceport America, SpaceX, Spire, Starbust Accelerator, Stratolaunch, Swarm, Taranis, Terran Orbital, The Spaceship Company, Thuraya, Urthecast, Vector, Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit, Waypoint2Space, World View Enterprises, XCOR, and York Space Systems.

Table of Contents

Definitions & Overview

Executive Summary

Emerging Activity Driven by Diverse Applications

Evolving Market Dynamics

Investment Scenario

Regional Distribution- Space Investments since 2000

Bottom Line

  1. . Global Market Overview
    1. Space Race 2.0
    2. Market Growth
    3. Examples of Emerging Space Disruptors
    4. Traditional Space and Emerging Space
    5. Emerging Space Segment Dynamics
    6. Segment Activity
    7. Ownership Diversity
    8. Development Status
    9. Regional Distribution- Space Players since 2000
    10. Bottom Line : Global Market Overview
  2. Global Investment Overview
    1. Investment Timeline (Post 2000)
    2. Investment Profile
    3. Investor Profile
    4. Level of Investment
    5. Average Annual Investment
    6. Regional Investment Activity
    7. Investment Drivers – Venture Capital
    8. Bottom Line : Global Investment Overview
  3. Economic Activity – Earth to Space
    1. Overview of Players
    2. Overview of Investments
    3. Outlook : Launch & Launch Brokers
    4. Outlook : Manufacturing
    5. Outlook : Mission Operations & Ground Segment
    6. Outlook : Suborbital Launch & HAPs
    7. Restraints & Challenges
    8. Bottom Line : Earth to Space
  4. Economic Activity – Space to Earth
    1. Overview of Players
    2. Overview of Investments
    3. Outlook : Communications
    4. Outlook : Earth Observation
    5. Outlook : M2M
    6. Outlook : Situational Awareness
    7. Restraints & Challenges
    8. Bottom Line : Space to Earth
  5. Economic Activity- Space to Space
    1. Overview of Players
    2. Overview of Investments
    3. Outlook : Research, Space Platforms and Habitats
    4. Outlook : Exploration and Resource Extraction
    5. Outlook : Orbital Services
    6. Outlook : Tourism
    7. Restraints & Challenges
    8. Bottom Line : Space to Space
  6. The Way Forward
    1. New Avenues of Funding- Public VCs
    2. Supporting Ecosystem- Incubators/Accelerators
    3. Common Challenges Faced by Emerging Space Players
    4. Emerging Space Mega Trends
    5. Key Success Factors
    6. Emerging Space Revenue Timeline
    7. Market Saturation
    8. Bottom Line


List of Exhibits

Executive Summary

  • Emerging Space Startups & Investment 2000-2018
  • Emerging Space Players Established, by Region 2000-2018
  • Emerging Space Players, by Status EOY 2018
  • Emerging Space Players Established, by Segment 2000-2018
  • Emerging Space Investments by segments
  • Investor Distribution 2000-2018

1.Market Overview

  • Emerging Space Companies Established per Year
  • Emerging Space Market Dynamics, by Segment (2000-2018)
  • Emerging Space Players, by Ownership Type
  • Emerging Space Players, by Status
  • Emerging Space Players Founded, 2000-2018
  • Emerging Space Players Established per Year per Region
  • Emerging Space Players Established by Region

2. Investment

  • Emerging Space Investment Trends
  • Emerging Space Investments by Investor Type
  • Number of Investments by Investor Type, 2000-2018
  • Amount of Investments by Investor Type, 2000-2018
  • Investment Frequency per Level
  • Investment Volume per Level
  • Average Annual Emerging Space Investment
  • Emerging Space Players Founded, by Region
  • Emerging Space Investment, by Region
  • Emerging Space Investment, by Region without Outliers

3. Economic Activity from Earth to Space

  • Earth-Space Players per Year
  • Earth-Space Players per Sub-segment
  • Emerging Space Investment: Earth-Space
  • Earth-Space Investment Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Launch & Launch Brokers Investment, 2000-2018
  • Launch & Launch Brokers Regional Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Manufacturers Investment, 2000-2018
  • Manufacturers Regional Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Mission Operations & Ground Segment Investment, 2000-2018
  • Mission Operations & Ground Segment Regional Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Suborbital Launch & HAPs Investment, 2000-2018
  • Suborbital Launch & HAPs Regional Distribution, 2000-2018

4. Economic Activity from Space to Earth

  • Space-Earth Players per Year
  • Space-Earth Players per Sub-segment
  • Emerging Space Investment: Space-Earth
  • Space-Earth Investment Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Communications Investment, 2000-2018
  • Communications Regional Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Earth Observation Investment, 2000-2018
  • Earth Observation Regional Distribution, 2000-2018
  • M2M Investment, 2000-2018
  • M2M Regional Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Situational Awareness Investment, 2000-2018
  • Situational Awareness Regional Distribution, 2000-2018

5. Economic Activity in Space

  • Space-Space Players per Year
  • Space-Space Players per Sub-segment
  • Emerging Space Investment: Space-Space
  • Space-Space Investment Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Research, Space Platforms, & Habitats Investment, 2000-2018
  • Research, Space Platforms, & Habitats Regional Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Exploration & Resource Extraction Investment, 2000-2018
  • Exploration & Resource Extraction Regional Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Orbital Services Investment, 2000-2018
  • Orbital Services Regional Distribution, 2000-2018
  • Tourism Investment, 2000-2018
  • Tourism Regional Distribution, 2000-2018

6. The Way Forward

  • Key Success Factors
  • Revenue & Profitability Timeline


Questions about this report? Contact Us