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Small Satellite Market by Type (Nanosatellite, Microsatellite, Minisatellite), End User (Civil, Defense, Commercial), Application (Earth Observation & Meteorology, Communication, Scientific Research & Exploration), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: May 2017
Report Code: AS 4259

 

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The small satellite market is estimated to be USD 2.92 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 7.53 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 20.83% during the forecast period. The base year considered for the study is 2016 and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022.

Objective of the Study:

The objective of this study is to analyze the small satellite market, along with statistics from 2016 to 2022 as well as to define, describe, and forecast the market, and map the segments and subsegments across major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW. On the basis of type, the market has been segmented into nanosatellite, microsatellite, and minisatellite. On the basis of end user, the market has been segmented into civil, defense, and commercial. Based on application, the market has been segmented into earth observation & meteorology, communication, surveillance & security, scientific research & exploration, and mapping & navigation.

The report provides in-depth market intelligence regarding market dynamics and major factors, such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges influencing the growth of the small satellite market, along with analyzing micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contributions to the market.

The report also covers competitive developments such as long-term contracts, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, new product launches and developments, and research & development activities in the small satellite market, in addition to business and corporate strategies adopted by the key market players.

Research Methodology:

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the market begins with obtaining data on revenues of key small satellite providers through secondary sources such as Gunter’s Space Page, nanosats.eu, news articles, and journals. Small satellite offerings have also been taken into consideration to determine market segmentation. The bottom-up procedure has been employed to arrive at the overall size of the small satellite market from the revenues of key players. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market was split into several segments and subsegments, which have been verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with market experts such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. These data triangulation and market breakdown procedures have been employed to complete the overall market size engineering process, and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. The breakdown of profiles of primaries is depicted in the figure below:

Small Satellite Market

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The ecosystem of the small satellite market comprises defense departments, satellite developers, telecommunication companies, and regulatory authorities, among others. Sierra Nevada Corporation (U.S.), Planet Labs (U.S.) and Surrey Satellite Technology (U.K.), among others, are the major players in the market. They offer advanced technology systems, launch systems, products, and services.

Target Audience

  • Small Satellite Manufacturers
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Sub-component Manufacturers
  • Technology Support Providers

 “The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily, which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

This research report categorizes the small satellite market into the following segments and sub-segments:

  • Small Satellite Market, By Type
    • Nanosatellite
    • Microsatellite
    • Minisatellite
  • Small Satellite Market, By End User
    • Civil
    • Defense
    • Commercial
  • Small Satellite Market, By Application
    • Earth Observation & Monitoring
    • Communication
    • Scientific Research & Exploration
    • Surveillance & Security
    • Mapping & Navigation
  • Small Satellite Market, By Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Rest of the World

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 17)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Regional Scope
           1.3.3 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Study Limitations
    1.6 Market Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 21)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Demand and Supply Side Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Indicators
                    2.2.2.1 Rising Applicability of Big Data
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Indicators
                    2.2.3.1 Miniaturization of Electronics and Subcomponents Used in Small Satellites
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
           2.3.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.3.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 30)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 34)
    4.1 Increasing Investments in the Small Satellite Market to Offer Several Untapped and Unexplored Opportunities
    4.2 Europe: Small Satellite Market, By Type
    4.3 Small Satellite Market, By Type
    4.4 Market, By End User
    4.5 Market, By Application
    4.6 Market, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 38)
    5.1 Introduction
           5.1.1 Market Evolution
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Type
           5.2.2 By End User
           5.2.3 By Application
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Satellite Miniaturization
                    5.3.1.2 Increasing Focus on Reducing Mission Cost
                    5.3.1.3 Huge Investments By Venture Companies in the Small Satellite Market
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Programmatic and Scientific Risks Involved in the Production of Small Satellites
                    5.3.2.2 Lack of Dedicated Launch Vehicles to Launch Small Satellites Into Space
                    5.3.2.3 Design-Related Limitations for Small Satellites
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 High Data Rate Communication
                    5.3.3.2 Proposed Development of Satellite Networks to Provide Internet Access to Areas Without Broadband Connectivity
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Radio Spectrum Availability Issues
                    5.3.4.2 Scarce Intellectual Asset
                    5.3.4.3 Increasing Number of Proposed Small Satellites May Lead to Regulatory Challenges

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Supply Chain
    6.3 Technology Trends
           6.3.1 Use of Small Satellites to Provide Enhanced Space Imagery
           6.3.2 Development of Small Satellite Constellations to Enhance Communication
           6.3.3 Development of Dedicated Launch Vehicles for Small Satellites
           6.3.4 Development of Small Satellites Using Additive Manufacturing Process
           6.3.5 Increased Demand for Hosted Payloads
    6.4 Emerging Trends
           6.4.1 Technological Advancements in Earth Observation Services
           6.4.2 Space Debris Removal
           6.4.3 Technical Evolution in Pico & Femto Satellites
    6.5 Venture Capital Funding
           6.5.1 Innovation & Patent Registrations

7 Small Satellite Market, By Type (Page No. - 52)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Nanosatellite
    7.3 Microsatellite
    7.4 Minisatellite

8 Small Satellite Market, By Application (Page No. - 56)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Earth Observation & Meteorology
    8.3 Communication
    8.4 Scientific Research & Exploration
    8.5 Surveillance & Security
    8.6 Mapping & Navigation

9 Small Satellite Market, By End User (Page No. - 62)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Civil
    9.3 Commercial
    9.4 Defense

10 Small Satellite Market, By Region (Page No. - 66)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 By Type
             10.2.2 By Application
             10.2.3 By End User
             10.2.4 By Country
                        10.2.4.1 U.S.
                                     10.2.4.1.1 By Type
                                     10.2.4.1.2 By End User
                        10.2.4.2 Canada
                                     10.2.4.2.1 By Type
                                     10.2.4.2.2 By End User
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 By Type
             10.3.2 By Application
             10.3.3 By End User
             10.3.4 By Country
                        10.3.4.1 Russia
                                     10.3.4.1.1 By Type
                                     10.3.4.1.2 By End User
                        10.3.4.2 France
                                     10.3.4.2.1 By Type
                                     10.3.4.2.2 By End User
                        10.3.4.3 U.K.
                                     10.3.4.3.1 By Type
                                     10.3.4.3.2 By End User
                        10.3.4.4 Germany
                                     10.3.4.4.1 By Type
                                     10.3.4.4.2 By End User
                        10.3.4.5 Italy
                                     10.3.4.5.1 By Type
                                     10.3.4.5.2 By End User
                        10.3.4.6 Rest of Europe
                                     10.3.4.6.1 By Type
                                     10.3.4.6.2 By End User
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 By Type
             10.4.2 By Application
             10.4.3 By End User
             10.4.4 By Country
                        10.4.4.1 China
                                     10.4.4.1.1 By Type
                                     10.4.4.1.2 By End User
                        10.4.4.2 Japan
                                     10.4.4.2.1 By Type
                                     10.4.4.2.2 By End User
                        10.4.4.3 India
                                     10.4.4.3.1 By Type
                                     10.4.4.3.2 By End User
                        10.4.4.4 South Korea
                                     10.4.4.4.1 By Type
                                     10.4.4.4.2 By End User
                        10.4.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
                                     10.4.4.5.1 By Type
                                     10.4.4.5.2 By End User
     10.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
             10.5.1 By Type
             10.5.2 By Application
             10.5.3 By End User
             10.5.4 By Region
                        10.5.4.1 The Middle East
                                     10.5.4.1.1 By Type
                                     10.5.4.1.2 By End User
                        10.5.4.2 South America
                                     10.5.4.2.1 By Type
                                     10.5.4.2.2 By End User
                        10.5.4.3 Africa
                                     10.5.4.3.1 By Type
                                     10.5.4.3.2 By End User

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 96)
     11.1 Vendor Dive Overview
             11.1.1 Vanguards
             11.1.2 Innovators
             11.1.3 Dynamic
             11.1.4 Emerging
     11.2 Competitive Benchmarking
             11.2.1 Business Strategies Adopted By Major Players in the Small Satellite Market
             11.2.2 Analysis of Product Portfolio of Major Players in the Small Satellite Market
     11.3 Market Share Analysis of Small Satellite Market

12 Company Profile (Page No. - 101)
(Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)*
     12.1 Sierra Nevada Corporation
     12.2 Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited
     12.3 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
     12.4 Planet Labs Inc.
     12.5 Airbus Defense and Space
     12.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation
     12.7 Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (Space X)
     12.8 Boeing
     12.9 Thales Alenia Space
     12.10 Millennium Space Systems Inc.
     12.11 Lockheed Martin Corporation
     12.12 Geooptics Inc.
     12.13 Oneweb Ltd.
     12.14 OHB AG
     12.15 Harris Corporation
     12.16 Spire Global Inc.
     12.17 Aerospace Corporation
     12.18 Orbital ATK
     12.19 Space Systems Loral

*Details on Overview, Financials, Product & Services, Strategy, and Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 156)
     13.1 Discussion Guide
     13.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Available Customization
     13.5 Related Reports
     13.6 Author Details


List of Tables (68 Tables)

Table 1 Market, By Type
Table 2 Market, By End User
Table 3 Market, By Application
Table 4 VC Funding Companies in the Satellite Industry (2015-2016)
Table 5 Innovation & Patent Registrations, 2010-2015
Table 6 Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Nanosatellite Market Size, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 8 Microsatellite Market Size, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Minisatellite Market Size, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Market Size, By Application, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Market in Earth Observation & Meteorology, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Market in Communication, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Market in Scientific Research & Exploration, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Market in Surveillance & Security, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Market in Mapping & Navigation, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Market for Civil, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Market for Commercial, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Market for Defense, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Market Size, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 North America Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 North America Market Size, By Application, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 North America Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 North America Market Size, By Country, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 U.S. Small Satellite Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 U.S. Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Canada Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 Canada Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Europe Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Europe Market Size, By Application, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Europe Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Europe Market Size, By Country, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Russia Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Russia Small Satellite Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 France Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 France Small Satellite Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 U.K. Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 U.K. Small Satellite Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Germany Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Germany Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Italy Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 Italy Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Rest of Europe Small Satellite Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Rest of Europe Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Asia-Pacific Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Asia-Pacific Market Size, By Application, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Asia-Pacific Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Asia-Pacific Market Size, By Country, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 China Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 China Small Satellite Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Japan Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Japan Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 India Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 India Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 South Korea Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 South Korea Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Rest of Asia-Pacific Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Rest of Asia-Pacific Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 RoW Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 RoW Market Size, By Application, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 RoW Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 RoW Market Size, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 63 The Middle East Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 The Middle East Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 65 South America Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 South America Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 67 Africa Market Size, By Type, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 Africa Market Size, By End User, 2015-2022 (USD Million)


List of Figures (41 Figures)

Figure 1 Small Satellite Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Flow
Figure 3 Research Design
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 7 Data Triangulation
Figure 8 Assumptions of the Research Study
Figure 9 Regional Snapshot: Small Satellite Market
Figure 10 Nanosatellite Type Segment is Estimated to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 11 Commercial End User Segment is Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 12 Earth Observation & Meteorology Application Segment is Estimated to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Attractive Growth Opportunities in the Small Satellite Market, 2017-2022
Figure 14 Russia and Minisatellite Segment are Estimated to Capture Highest Market Share in Europe: 2017
Figure 15 Minisatellite Segment Estimated to Lead the Market in 2017
Figure 16 Commercial Segment Projected to Lead the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 17 Earth Observation & Meteorology Application Segment Projected to Lead the Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 18 North America Projected to Lead the Small Satellite Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 19 Market, By Type
Figure 20 Market, By End User
Figure 21 Market, By Application
Figure 22 Market Dynamics for Small Satellite Market
Figure 23 Nanosatellite & Cubsat Launched Worldwide, ( 2015- 2017)
Figure 24 Earth Observation Services, 2015
Figure 25 Small Satellite Market Size, By Type, 2017 & 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 26 Earth Observation & Meteorology Application Segment is Estimated to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 27 Small Satellite Market Size, By End User, 2017 & 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 28 Geographic Snapshot:Small Satellite Market
Figure 29 North America Market Snapshot
Figure 30 Europe Market Snapshot
Figure 31 Asia-Pacific Small Satellite Market Snapshot
Figure 32 MnM Dive - Vendor Comparison Matrix
Figure 33 Small Satellite Market Share Analysis (2016)
Figure 34 Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 Airbus Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 36 Northrop Grumman Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 Boeing: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 Lockheed Martin Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 OHB AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Harris Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 Orbital ATK: Company Snapshot

The small satellite market is projected to grow from USD 2.92 Billion in 2017 to USD 7.53 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 20.83% during the forecast period. Factors such as increasing focus on reducing mission costs, satellite miniaturization, and increasing demand for earth observation related applications are expected to fuel the growth of the market.

Based on type, the nanosatellite segment of the small satellite market is projected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. Due to their low mass and small size, several satellites can be launched simultaneously from a single vehicle launcher. These satellites are designed for specific tasks, such as communication, earth observation, and space exploration, and together, in a group, perform a mission.

Based on end user, the commercial segment of the small satellite market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, as there has been an increase in R&D activities to develop advanced small satellites to cater to commercial services, such broadband connectivity.

Based on application, the earth observation & meteorology segment of the small satellite market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to increase in demand for technologically advanced small satellites for commercial, defense, and civil use.

Small Satellite Market

North America led the small satellite market in 2016, owing to an increase in demand for small satellites from NASA and the Department of Defense (U.S.), and private sectors, such as research organizations and telecommunication. However, the market in the European region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to their high demand to use in battlefield missions, earth observation, and scientific exploration activities performed by various government and private organization.

Factors such as lack of dedicated launch vehicles, scarce intellectual assets, and design related limitations may act as restraints for the growth of the small satellite market.

Key players profiled in the small satellite market report include SpaceX (U.S.), Sierra Nevada Corporation (U.S.), ST Engineering Limited (Singapore), Surrey Satellite technologies Ltd. (U.K.), Planet Labs (U.S.), Airbus Defense and space (Netherland), Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.), GeoOptics Inc. (U.S.), and Oneweb Ltd. (U.S.), among others. Contracts was among the key strategies adopted by the leading players to sustain their position in the market. This strategy was adopted by companies to increase their reach, and enhance their revenues and service offerings.

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