NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the SATCON Satellite Communications Conference & Expo held here November 13-14 at the Javits Convention Center, Teal Group space analysts have identified 3,164 space payloads proposed to be built and launched to earth or deep space orbits between 2013 and 2032. They estimate the value of these satellites and other space payloads at more than $235 billion.
Near term, Teal analysts identify and quantify 276 proposed launches in 2013 (minus the 150 launched through November 20, 2013), 481 in 2014, 481 in 2015, 329 in 2016, 173 in 2017, 102 in 2019, 111 in 2020, 98 in 2021 and 103 in 2022.
"Most spacecraft that have been announced are proposed to be built and launched within the next 3-4 years," said Teal Group senior space analyst Marco Caceres. "That's why the numbers are so high over the next four years. We simply know more for the near-term than the out-years: 81 in 2023, 82 in 2024, 99 in 2025, 89 in 2026, 75 in 2027, 83 in 2028, 86 in 2029, 104 in 2030, 79 in 2031, and 85 in 2032."
Teal Group publishes its detailed space payload numbers in a daily-updated online spreadsheet, Worldwide Mission Model Online (Contact regional representatives at www.tealgroup.com, and for comprehensive findings of this latest Teal report, go to "About Teal Group," then "Press Releases." These details include proposed spacecraft by type, mass, orbit, customer region, operator, and launch vehicle nationality.)
"Keep in mind," said Caceres, "probably half (or more) of the spacecraft announced and identified in our Teal Group Worldwide Mission Model will never be built and launched, because of insufficient funding or technical challenges. And other spacecraft not yet proposed or even conceived will be built and launched.
"And that's why we keep careful track of payload activity, altering our numbers with daily changes, as required."
Teal Group is an aerospace and defense consulting firm based in Fairfax, Virginia USA. It provides competitive market intelligence to industry and government worldwide.
SOURCE Teal Group