DUBLIN, September 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Prospects for the Small Satellite Market" report to their offering.
Prospects for the Small Satellite Market presents the various factors that will drive/inhibit growth in demand for small satellites over the next 10 years. This report considers satellites by four mass categories, six regions, five satellite applications and five manufacturer typologies.
We are on the cusp of a major revolution for the space sector and overall space ecosystem, as more than 3,600 smallsats are expected to be launched over the next ten years, a significant increase from the previous decade.
The total market value of these satellites is anticipated to be $22 billion (manufacture and launch), a 76% increase over that of 2006-2015. This rate of growth is unprecedented for the space sector and will bring about fundamental changes as both new and established industry players attempt to increase their capabilities in order to gain market share.
Including all third-party and in-house manufacturers, around 200 organizations built a smallsat between 2006 and 2015; the coming decade shows a similar pattern. Smallsat suppliers are entering the industry to capitalize on demand with flexible COTS equipment, bringing down costs and development times. Larger integrators focused on larger missions do not necessarily have the capacity to create these smaller, nominally lower-cost solutions at a profit or have the platforms available to support small mission development.
In the next decade, launch services are expected to generate $5.3 billion, a 76% increase over the previous decade. Small-lift vehicles in development will add further specialized supply. Prices from Firefly, Rocket Lab and Virgin Galactic are not expected to undercut existing supply prices. However, with smallsat operators impacted by the launch bottleneck and affected by delays in ridesharing and the like, despite the higher price per kg, the benefit of quicker and dedicated access to space could be quite attractive for operators.
- The forecast of smallsats to be launched over the next ten years (2016-2025) has been built on the basis of a qualitative and quantitative analysis conducted from two sources:
- A dedicated database with all satellites between 1 kg and 500 kg of launch mass that have been launched between 2006 and 2015 and are now in development or forecast to be launched between 2016 and 2025. The database is critical for characterizing the changes in demand for smallsats over the next decade.
- A combination of primary and secondary research to characterize the changes that have occurred and that may occur in the industry, including different funding bodies of smallsats systems (civilian, defense and commercial organizations) and the industry structure to support these evolutions in both satellite manufacture and launch
Key Topics Covered:
1: Smallsat Solutions
- The last decade of smallsats
- Looking to the future
- Mass comparison
- Satellites launched by mass category
- Satellites launched by client
- Satellites launched by client: Manufacture & launch market value
- Satellites launched application
- Satellites launched by application: Manufacture & launch market value
- Satellites launched by region
- Satellites launched by region: Manufacture & launch market value
2: Technology Drivers
- Drivers overview
- Satcom focus: Why smallsats?
- EO focus: Why smallsats?
- Constellation focus
- Multimission satellite platforms
- Further technology enablers
- Technology summary
- Ground segment implications
3: Satellite Manufacturing
- Manufacturing market value by region
- Manufacturing market value by organization
- To build in-house?
- Focus on upcoming suppliers
- Map of global suppliers
4: Launch Services
- Satellites launched by orbit
- Launch services market value
- Main launch service suppliers by mass category (<_0 kg_="kg_" />- Main launch service suppliers by mass category (>50 kg)
- Price points for launch
- Launch brokering
- Focus on upcoming suppliers
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