NSR’s Optical Satellite Communications report, released today, forecasts nearly $4 B in cumulative revenue over the 2018-2028 period for laser communication equipment in space. Largely driven by the impending wave of mega-constellations with inter-satellite links, the volume of production and subsequent deployment of Non-GEO satellites will drive revenue growth for equipment manufacturers.
With barriers to space market entry lowering considerably, and a supportive ecosystem growing, the emerging space market continues to attract interest with a flurry of activities across multiple applications. Falling technology costs and government support pushing for commercialization further aid this ecosystem, positioning it as both competition and a complement to traditional space incumbents. With.
The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) commercial imaging market is an emerging industry, with rapid technology improvements as companies compete to remain cost-effective.
The use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the commercial world is still nascent and growing with drone technologies developing rapidly, be it with payload, energy or autonomous capabilities. Amongst the many applications being explored with UAS, ranging from delivery services to infrastructure development, imaging stands out as the frontrunner with a high interest.
The Government & Military (Gov/Mil) market for satellite communications remains optimistic, with nations across the globe doubling down on defense spending to drive their own civilian and military government capabilities. Satcom will continue its rise as a central element here, as more governments move towards network centric asset deployments with data-intensive processes. At close to.