Satellite & Space Applications

High Altitude Platforms (HAPs), 2nd Edition

PUBLISHED: March 2018

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

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

This NSR report offers a comprehensive analysis of the global HAPs market, including projects underway, platforms, applications and growth prospects.  Many space-based and non-space actors have proposed plans to enter the communications, remote sensing and launch markets by using HAPs, such as airships, balloons, and pseudo-satellites. The key drivers enabling this interest are associated to the unique value proposition HAPs bring to the table. This 2nd edition report leverages NSR’s extensive experience in evaluating satellite and unmanned aerial vehicle markets, to deliver an industry-leading analysis on the current and future state of the HAPs market.

While comparing the development timelines between competitors to help readers better understand HAPs potential, NSR also dives into the regulatory framework and provides clarity on the airworthiness certification requirements proposed and recommended by national and international regulatory agencies.



Data Segmentation

NSR’s High-Altitude Platforms (HAPs), 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive assessment of key parameters to help readers assess the various markets components and includes the following elements:

Report Segmentation

Companies and Organizations mentioned in NSR’s HAPS2 Report: World View Enterprises, Google X (Loon, Skybender), Raven Aerostar, Airbus Defence & Space, Zero2Infinity, Avealto, JP Aerospace, Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA), Lockheed Martin, Thales Alenia Space, ATA Aerospace, CNES, ISTAR Group, LEO Aerospace, KuangChi Science, NASA/ Orbital ATK, Near Space Corporation, Swedish Space Corporation, TIFR Balloon Facility, Xovian, Aerovironment, Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Facebook, Near Space Corporation and Project Alpha link.

Executive Summary
ES.1 Executive Summary: Airships
ES.2 Executive Summary: Balloons
ES.3 Executive Summary: Pseudo-Satellites

1. Market Overview
1.1 Definitions
1.1.1 Definitions & Scope: Acronyms
1.1.2 Definitions & Scope: High-Altitude
1.1.3 Definitions & Scope: Airships
1.1.4 Definitions & Scope: Balloons
1.1.5 Definitions & Scope: Pseudo-Satellites
1.2 State of the Market
1.2.1 State of the Market: Airships
1.2.2 State of the Market: Balloons
1.2.3 State of the Market: Pseudo-Satellites
1.3 Market Drivers & Restraints
1.3.1 Market Drivers
1.3.2 Market Restraints
1.4 Funding
1.5 Main Actors
1.5.1 Main Actors: Airships
1.5.2 Main Actors: Balloons
1.5.3 Main Actors: Pseudo-Satellites
1.6 Main Actors by Sector
1.6.1 Main Actors by Sector: Military
1.6.2 Main Actors by Sector: Civil Government
1.6.3 Main Actors by Sector: Commercial
1.7 Timeline Comparison
1.7.1 Google Loon vs. Google Skybender
1.7.2 Facebook vs. Airbus
1.7.3 Zero2infinity vs. WorldView
1.8 Capabilities Comparison
1.9 CAPEX Comparison: HAPs vs. Satellites

2. Applications
2.1 Communications & Remote Sensing
2.2 Navigation, Scientific Research & Technology Testing
2.3 Emerging Applications

3. Regulations
3.1 Regulations Overview
3.2 Regulations: Airworthiness Certification
3.3 Regulations: ITU Regulatory Timeline

4. Market Forecast
4.1 Global Units
4.1.1 Units: Airships
4.1.2 Units: Balloons
4.1.3 Units: Pseudo-Satellites
4.2 Global Revenues
4.2.1 Revenues: Airships
4.2.2 Revenues: Balloons
4.2.3 Revenues: Pseudo-Satellites

Appendix: Methodology & Data

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