Satellite Communications

Small Satellite Markets, 6th Edition

PUBLISHED: November 2019

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

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

NSR’s Small Satellite Markets, 6th Edition provides the industry’s most comprehensive assessment of the global smallsat market.  Through an analysis of six applications, each further segmented into five regions and four operator types across four mass categories, NSR provides a critical assessment of demand for smallsat manufacturing and launch services. The report leverages NSR’s 20+ years of experience in tracking satellites markets and its proprietary database of small satellites, their applications and their launch providers to offer the most extensive view of the market.

From technology development and in-orbit demonstration missions to mega satellite constellations, the small satellite market has brought a prominent change to the industry’s status quo. This report provides a detailed analysis of the current status and future trends within this sector, including a 10-year forecast for small satellites within the 1-500 kg mass range.

Bottom Line: How will developing demand for constellations, diversification of new business models and technologies, and increased levels of competition in both manufacturing and launch markets impact growth potential for small satellites over the next decade?

NSR’s Small Satellite Markets, 6th Edition provides a comprehensive assessment of the market through an analysis of six applications, each further segmented into five regions and four operator types across four mass categories.

Companies Profiled or Mentioned in this Report:

BlackSky Global, SpaceX, Momentus Space, OneWeb, General Atomics, SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology), Blue Canyon Technologies, Innovative Solutions in Space (ISIS), AAC Clyde Space, GomSpace, NovaWurks, NPP VNIIEM, Pumpkin Inc, SpaceQuest, Spacety Aerospace Co., ALMA Space, NEC Corporation, Made in Space ISRO, ULA, Roscosmos, Rocket Lab, Northrop Grumman, JAXA, CGWIC, Virgin Orbit, Firefly, Relativity Space, ABL Systems, Vector Launch, CASC/ CAST, Loft Orbital, HawkEye 360, exactEarth, Planet, Spire, PlanetIQ, Astro Digital, GHGSat, Earth-i, UrtheCast, Hera Systems, Capella Space, GeoOptics Inc., Satellogic, Helios Wire, Sat4M2M, Kepler, Myriota Pty Ltd., Amazon, Astrocast, Fleet Space Technologies, Sky and Space Global, Analytical Space, Aerial & Maritime Ltd. Unseen labs, Karten Space, China HEAD Aerospace Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory , ADASpace, Chang Guang Satellite Technology, Canon Global, Orbital Oracle Technologies (OroraTech), Rupercorp S.A, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Dauria Aerospace, LeoStella, NanoAvionics, GEOShare, Effective Space, Infinite Orbits, D-Orbit, Bluefield, Zhuhai Orbita Control Engineering, Axelspace Corporation, Eutelsat, Sky and Space Global, Lacuna Space, Swarm Technologies, Hiber Global, NSLComm, Blink Astro, Orbcomm, Astrome Technologies, Galaxy Space, LinkSure Network, Transcelestial Technologies, CLS Kineis, OQ Technology, Canadensys, SSL, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Commsat, and Cloud Constellation Corporation.

 

 

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  1. Global Market Overview
    1. Market Characterization
      1. Latest Industry Updates
      2. 2018 Market Performance
    2. Manufacturing and Launch Assessment
      1. Manufacturing Competitive Landscape
      2. Manufacturing Trends
      3. Launch Competitive Landscape & Market Value Evolution
      4. Launch Availability Update
      5. Small Launch Race – Regional Update
      6. Bottom Line: Manufacturing and Launch Assessment
    3. Smallsat Constellations Market Assessment
      1. Smallsat Constellations – Overview
      2. Smallsat Constellations – Probability of Launch
      3. Constellations Assessment – By Application
      4. Constellations Assessment – Launch Market
      5. Constellations Assessment – Manufacturing Market
      6. Constellations Assessment – CAPEX
      7. Bottom Line: Smallsat Constellations Market Assessment
    4. Industry Assessment and Trends
      1. Smallsat Market Trends
      2. Condosats and Hosted Payloads Assessment
      3. Augmenting Technologies for Launch Flexibility
      4. Case Study: SpaceX Smallsat Program
      5. Bottom Line: Industry Assessment and Trends
  2. Market Forecasts
    1. Global Market
      1. Global Forecast by Application
      2. Global Forecast by Mass Category
      3. Global Forecast by Operator Type
      4. Global Forecast by Region
      5. Constellations and Non-Constellations Forecast
      6. Comparison with Previous Editions
    2. Technology Development
      1. Technology Development Segment Characteristics
      2. Technology Development Market Trends
      3. Technology Development Mass Category Trends
      4. Technology Development Regional Trends
      5. Technology Development Operator Type Trends
    3. Earth Observation
      1. Earth Observation Segment Characteristics
      2. Earth Observation Market Trends
      3. Earth Observation Mass Category Trends
      4. Earth Observation Regional Trends
      5. Earth Observation Operator Type Trends
    4. Science
      1. Science Segment Characteristics
      2. Science Market Trends
      3. Science Mass Category Trends
      4. Science Regional Trends
      5. Science Operator Type Trends
    5. Situational Awareness
      1. Situational Awareness Segment Characteristics
      2. Situational Awareness Market Trends
      3. Situational Awareness Mass Category Trends
      4. Situational Awareness Regional Trends
      5. Situational Awareness Operator Type Trends
    6. Communications
      1. Communications Segment Characteristics
      2. Communications Market Trends
      3. Communications Mass Category Trends
      4. Communications Regional Trends
      5. Communications Operator Type Trends
    7. Others
      1. Others Segment Characteristics
      2. Others Market Trends
      3. Others Mass Category Trends
      4. Others Regional Trends
      5. Others Operator Type Trends
      6. Bottom Line: Market Forecasts

Annex: Methodology & Assumptions

List of Exhibits

Executive Summary

  •       Global Market Value by Application, 2018-2028
  •       Smallsats to Launch by Operator Type, 2018-2028
  •       Smallsat Manufacturing Cumulative Market Value by Region, 2018-2028
  •       Smallsat Constellation vs Non-Constellation Cumulative Revenues, 2018-2028
  •       Map of Global Smallsat Markets
  1. Global Market Overview
    1. Market Characterization
      1. Global Satellites Launched by Application, 2018
      2. Global Satellites Launched by Operator, 2018
      3. Manufacturing Market Value by Application, 2018
      4. Launch Market Value by Application, 2018
      5. Total Market Value by Mass Segment, 2018
    2. Manufacturing and Launch Assessment
      1. Manufacturing Distribution, 2018
      2. Manufacturing Distribution by Operator Type, 2018
      3. Manufacturing Market Share by Unit, 2018
      4. Launch Service Provider Market Share by Unit, 2018
      5. Launch Mission Type, 2018
      6. Rideshare Launch Mission Distribution, 2018
    3. Smallsat Constellations Market Assessment
      1. Number of Constellations Planned by Application
      2. Number of Constellations Planned by Mass Category
      3. Likelihood of Constellations Launch by Application
      4. Constellations Satellites to Launch by Application
      5. Constellations Launch Mission Type Distribution
      6. Constellations Manufacturing Landscape by Application
      7. Constellations Manufacturing Landscape
      8. Constellations Manufacturing Value by Application
      9. Constellations Launch Market Value by Application
    4. Industry Assessment and Trends
      1. 2019 Launch Price Comparison – LEO Missions
  2. Market Forecasts
    1. Global Market
      1. Global Satellites to Launch by Application
      2. Global Satellite Launch Rate Distribution by Application, 2018-2028
      3. Global Manufacturing Market Value by Application, 2018-2028
      4. Global Launch Market Value by Application, 2018-2028
      5. Global Segments to Launch by Mass Segment
      6. Global Segments to Launch by Mass Segment, 2018-2028
      7. Global Manufacturing Market Value by Mass Segment, 2018-2028
      8. Global Launch Market Value by Mass Segment, 2018-2028
      9. Global Satellites to Launch by Operator
      10. Global Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
      11. Global Satellites to Launch by Region
      12. Global Satellites to Launch by Region, 2018-2028
      13. Global Manufacturing Market Value by Region, 2018-2028
      14. Global Launch Market Value by Region, 2018-2028
      15. Constellation & Non-Constellation Satellites to Launch
      16. Constellation & Non-Constellation Satellite Launches by Region
      17. Constellations & Non-Constellations Total Market Value
      18. Constellations Satellite Launches by Region, 2018-2028
      19. Global Satellites to Launch, Comparison with Previous Editions
    2. Technology Development
      1. Technology Development Common Characteristics by Mass Range
      2. Technology Development Satellites to Launch Share, 2018-2028
      3. Technology Development Manufacturing Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      4. Technology Development Launch Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      5. Smallsat Technology Development Market Forecast
      6. Technology Development Satellites to Launch by Mass Category
      7. Technology Development Satellites to Launch by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      8. Technology Development Total Market Value by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      9. Technology Development Satellites to Launch by Region
      10. Technology Development Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018
      11. Technology Development Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018-2028
      12. Technology Development Satellites to Launch by Operator
      13. Technology Development 1-10kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
      14. Technology Development 100-500kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
    3. Earth Observation
      1. Earth Observation Common Characteristics by Mass Range
      2. Earth Observation Satellites to Launch Share, 2018-2028
      3. Earth Observation Manufacturing Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      4. Earth Observation Launch Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      5. Smallsat Earth Observation Market Forecast
      6. Earth Observation Satellites to Launch by Mass Category
      7. Earth Observation Satellites to Launch by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      8. Earth Observation Total Market Value by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      9. Earth Observation Satellites to Launch by Region
      10. Earth Observation Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018
      11. Earth Observation Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018-2028
      12. Earth Observation Satellites to Launch by Operator
      13. Earth Observation 1-10kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
      14. Earth Observation 100-500kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
    4. Science
      1. Science Common Characteristics by Mass Range
      2. Science Satellites to Launch Share, 2018-2028
      3. Science Manufacturing Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      4. Science Launch Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      5. Smallsat Science Market Forecast
      6. Science Satellites to Launch by Mass Category
      7. Science Satellites to Launch by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      8. Science Total Market Value by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      9. Science Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018
      10. Science Satellites to Launch by Region
      11. Science Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018-2028
      12. Science Satellites to Launch by Operator
      13. Science 1-10kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
      14. Science 100-500kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
    5. Situational Awareness
      1. Situational Awareness Common Characteristics by Mass Range
      2. Situational Awareness Satellites to Launch Share, 2018-2028
      3. Situational Awareness Manufacturing Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      4. Situational Awareness Launch Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      5. Smallsat Situational Awareness Market Forecast
      6. Situational Awareness Satellites to Launch by Mass Category
      7. Situational Awareness Satellites to Launch by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      8. Situational Awareness Total Market Value by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      9. Situational Awareness Satellites to Launch by Region
      10. Situational Awareness Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018
      11. Situational Awareness Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018-2028
      12. Situational Awareness Satellites to Launch by Operator
      13. Situational Awareness 1-10kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
      14. Situational Awareness 100-500kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
    6. Communications
      1. Communications Common Characteristics by Mass Range
      2. Communications Satellites to Launch Share, 2018-2028
      3. Communications Manufacturing Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      4. Communications Launch Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      5. Smallsat Communications Market Forecast
      6. Communications Satellites to Launch by Mass Category
      7. Communications Satellites to Launch by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      8. Communications Total Market Value by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      9. Communications Small Satellites to Launch by Region
      10. Communications Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018
      11. Communications Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018-2028
      12. Communications Satellites to Launch by Operator
      13. Communications 1-10kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
      14. Communications 100-500kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
    7. Others
      1. Others Common Characteristics by Mass Range
      2. Others Satellites to Launch Share, 2018-2028
      3. Others Manufacturing Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      4. Others Launch Market Value Share, 2018-2028
      5. Smallsat Others Market Forecast
      6. Others Satellites to Launch by Mass Category
      7. Others Satellites to Launch by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      8. Others Total Market Value by Mass Category, 2018-2028
      9. Others Satellites to Launch by Region
      10. Others Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018
      11. Others Satellite Total Market Value by Region, 2018-2028
      12. Others Small Satellites to Launch by Operator
      13. Others 1-10kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
      14. Others 100-500kg Satellites to Launch by Operator, 2018-2028
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