Interest in space is exploding, with the industry seeing growth and opportunities that weren’t just dormant, they simply didn’t exist 5-10 years ago. Over the next decade, according to NSR’s Global Space Economy, 2nd Edition, cumulative revenue is expected to hit USD $1.25T. Video, the use-case that built most of the satellite industry and continues.
New space-as-a-service (SaaS) business models have vastly expanded the market, offering more customers the benefits of space infrastructure without the burdens of satellite manufacturing, launch, regulations or other technical intricacies. SaaS offerings from companies including Spire Global, SSTL, Momentus and Loft Orbital Solutions — which participated in a Northern Sky Research panel for the virtual conference, aim.
The space industry is in a period of rapid transformation, with the largest growth rates occurring in the Satellite and Space Applications segment. The recently released, NSR Global Space Economy report forecasts significant growth within this segment, representing the highest annual growth market within the decade. Albeit much smaller on an absolute revenue basis, when.