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Small Satellite Market by Type (Nano, Mini, & Microsatellite), by Application (Earth Observation & Meteorology, Scientific Research & Exploration, Surveillance & Security, and Others), by End-User, by Geography - Global Forecast to 2021

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Publishing Date: April 2016
Report Code: AS 4259

 

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The small satellite market has been estimated to be worth USD 2.22 Billion in 2016 and is projected to be valued at USD 5.32 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 19.14% during the forecast period. This report covers the forecast of the small satellite market and its dynamics over the next five years, while also recognizing market application gaps, evolving technologies, recent developments in the market, and high potential geographic regions and countries. In this report, 2015 has been considered as the base year and forecast period is between 2016 and 2021.

The small satellite market has been analysed on the basis of four segments, which include by type, by application, by end-users, and by region. The increase in the number of application areas, growth in investments from the Silicon Valley as well as superior mission launches are other factors fueling the growth of small satellites.

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the small satellite market begins with capturing data on key small satellite revenues through secondary research. The bottom-up procedure was employed to arrive at the overall market size of the small satellite market from the revenue of the key players in the market. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market was split into several segments and subsegments, which were then verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with key people, such as CEOs, VPs, directors and executives. Data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. The breakdown of profiles of primary discussion participants is depicted in the below figure:

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.  The small satellite market has also witnessed entry of small private players backed by venture capital funding, such as Space X, OneWeb, and Spire Global. The highest proportion of internal value creation for firms generally pertains to activities that involve research and development or manufacturing of key parts and components. The small satellite value chain is structured into five components, which include satellite manufacturing, launch services, lease or sale of satellite capacity, value added services, and consumers. Satellite manufacturing contributes 45-55 % value in addition to the overall price of small satellite, which is followed by launch services that contribute 55-75%, lease or sale of satellite capacity that contribute 75-85%, and value added services that contribute 85-95%, with consumers being the end users contributing 100%. Furthermore, this study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily about which segments to focus in the next five years for prioritizing efforts and investments.

The major players in the market include Sierra Nevada Corporation (U.S.), Planet Labs (U.S.), and Surrey Satellite Technology (U.K.), among others and the contracts comprise major strategy adopted by the players in the small satellite market.

Target Audience

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

Scope of the Report

Small Satellite Market, By Type

  • Nanosatellite
  • Minisatellite
  • Microsatellite

Small Satellite Market, By End-User

  • Civil
  • Defense
  • Commercial

Small Satellite Market, By Application

  • Communication
  • Earth Observation & Monitoring
  • Mapping & Navigation
  • Scientific Research & Exploration
  • Surveillance & Security

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. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Study Limitations
    1.6 Market Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    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 Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, & Region
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Demand-Side Indicators
                    2.2.2.1 Rise in Application of Big Data
           2.2.3 Supply-Side Indicators
                    2.2.3.1 Advancements in Sensor Technology
                    2.2.3.2 Miniaturization of Electronics
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
           2.3.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.3.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.4 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumtions and Limitations
           2.5.1 Assumptions
           2.5.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 29)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in the Small Satellite Market
    4.2 Small Satellite Market, By Type
    4.3 Global Small Satellite Market, By Application
    4.4 Global Small Satellite Market, By End-User
    4.5 Global Small Satellite Market, By Region
    4.6 Life Cycle Analysis , By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 32)
    5.1 Introduction
           5.1.1 Market Evolution
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Type
           5.2.2 By Application
           5.2.3 By End-User
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Focus on Reducing Mission Costs
                    5.3.1.2 Increasing Demand for Earth Observation Related Applications of Small Satellites
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Lack of Dedicated Launch Vehicles to Launch Small Satellites Into Space
                    5.3.2.2 Design Related Limitations for Small Satellites
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Proposed Development of Satellite Networks to Provide Internet Access to Areas Without Broadband Connectivity
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Issues Related to Space Debris
                    5.3.4.2 Increasing Number of Proposed Small Satellites May Lead to Regulatory Challenges

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 38)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain
    6.3 Supply Chain
    6.4 Technology Trends
           6.4.1 Use of Small Satellites to Provide Enhanced Space Imagery
           6.4.2 Development of Small Satellite Constellations to Provide Communications
           6.4.3 Development of Dedicated Launch Vehicles for Small Satellites
           6.4.4 Development of Smalll Satellites With the Help of Additive Manufacturing
    6.5 Portersís Five Forces Analysis
           6.5.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.5.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.5.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.6 Venture Capital Funding

7 Small Satellite Market, By Type (Page No. - 45)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Nanosat (1 Kg to 10 Kg)
    7.3 Microsat (10 Kg to 100 Kg)
    7.4 Minisat (100 Kg to 500 Kg)

8 Small Satellite Market,By Application (Page No. - 48)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Communication
    8.3 Earth Observation & Meterology
    8.4 Scientific Research & Exploration
    8.5 Mapping & Navigation
    8.6 Surveillance & Security

9 Small Satellite Market,By End User (Page No. - 52)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Civil
    9.3 Commercial
    9.4 Defense

10 Small Satellite Market, By Region (Page No. - 56)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 By Type
             10.2.2 By Appication
             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 Application
                                     10.2.4.1.3 By End-User
                        10.2.4.2 Canada
                                     10.2.4.2.1 By Type
                                     10.2.4.2.2 By Application
                                     10.2.4.2.3 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 Denmark
                                     10.3.4.1.1 By Type
                                     10.3.4.1.2 By Application
                                     10.3.4.1.3 By End-User
                        10.3.4.2 Russia
                                     10.3.4.2.1 By Type
                                     10.3.4.2.2 By Application
                                     10.3.4.2.3 By End-User
                        10.3.4.3 United Kingdom
                                     10.3.4.3.1 By Type
                                     10.3.4.3.2 By Application
                                     10.3.4.3.3 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 Application
                                     10.4.4.1.3 By End-User
                        10.4.4.2 Singapore
                                     10.4.4.2.1 By Type
                                     10.4.4.2.2 By Application
                                     10.4.4.2.3 By End-User
                        10.4.4.3 India
                                     10.4.4.3.1 By Type
                                     10.4.4.3.2 By Application
                                     10.4.4.3.3 By End-User
                        10.4.4.4 Japan
                                     10.4.4.4.1 By Type
                                     10.4.4.4.2 By Application
                                     10.4.4.4.3 By End-User
                        10.4.4.5 Indonesia
                                     10.4.4.5.1 By Type
                                     10.4.4.5.2 By Application
                                     10.4.4.5.3 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 Country
                        10.5.4.1 Brazil
                                     10.5.4.1.1 By Type
                                     10.5.4.1.2 By Application
                                     10.5.4.1.3 By End-User
                        10.5.4.2 Iran
                                     10.5.4.2.1 By Type
                                     10.5.4.2.2 By Application
                                     10.5.4.2.3 By End-User

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 84)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Key Player Analysis of the Global Small Satellites Market
     11.3 Competitive Situation and Trends
             11.3.1 Contracts
             11.3.2 New Product Launches
             11.3.3 Partnerships, Agreements, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures

12 Company Profile (Page No. - 93)
(Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)*
     12.1 Sierra Nevada Corporation
     12.2 ST 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
     12.15 Harris Corportion
     12.16 Spire Global Inc.
     12.17 Aerospace Corporation

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

13 Appendix (Page No. - 124)
     13.1 Discussion Guide
     13.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarketsí Subscription Portal
     13.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Available Customization
     13.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (63 Tables)

Table 1 Vc Funding in the Satellite Industry (2015-16)
Table 2 Small Satellite Market Size, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 3 Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 4 Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 5 Market Size, By Civil End-User, By Region, 2014-2021 (USDmillion)
Table 6 Small Satellite Market Size, By Commercial End-User, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 7 Market Size, By Defense End-User, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 8 Small Satellite Market, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 9 North America : Small Satellite, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 10 North America : Small Satellite, By Application, 2016-2021 (USD Million)
Table 11 North America : Small Satellite, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 North America : Small Satellite, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 13 U.S. : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 Us. : Market, By Application , 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 15 U.S. : Market, By End User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Canada : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 17 Canada : Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 Canada : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 19 Europe : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Europe : Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 21 Europe : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 Europe : Market, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 23 Denmark : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 Denmark: Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 25 Denmark: Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 Russia: Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 27 Russia: Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 Russia: Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 29 U.K. : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 30 U.K. : Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 31 U.K.: Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 32 APAC.: Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 33 APAC.: Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 34 APAC.: Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 35 APAC.: Market, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 36 China.: Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 37 APAC.: Small Satellite Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 38 China : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 39 Singapore : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 40 Singapore : Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 41 Singapore : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 India.: Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 43 India : Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 44 India : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 45 Japan: Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 46 Japan : Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 47 Japan : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 48 Indonesia : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 49 Indonesia: Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 50 Indonesia : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 51 RoW : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 52 RoW : Market, By Application , 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 53 RoW : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 54 RoW : Small Satellite Market, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 55 Brazil : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 56 Brazil : Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 57 Brazil : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 58 Iran : Small Satellite Market, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 59 Iran : Market, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Iran : Market, By End-User, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 61 Contracts, 2010-2016
Table 62 New Product Launches, 2013-2015
Table 63 Partnerships, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures, 2009Ė2016


List of Figures (37 Figures)

Figure 1 Small Satellite Markets Covered
Figure 2 Study Years
Figure 3 Limitations of the Research Study
Figure 4 Research Design
Figure 5 Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Top-Down Approach
Figure 7 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
Figure 8 Geographic Snapshot: Small Satellite Market
Figure 9 Microsatellite Segment Expected to Witness the Highest Growth in the Near Future
Figure 10 Contracts Comprised the Key Growth Strategy Adopted By Companies in 2015
Figure 11 Increase in the Demand for Small Satellites, 2016-2021
Figure 12 The Market for Small Satellites is Expected to Witness Significant Growth Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 13 The Earth Observation Segment is Anticipated to Drive the Small Satellite Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 14 Commercial Segment Will Drive the Small Satellite Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 15 Europe is Expected to Witness Significant Growth in the Small Satellite Market in 2021
Figure 16 North America to Witness Remarkable Growth in the Coming Years
Figure 17 Small Satellite Market, By Type
Figure 18 Market, By Application
Figure 19 Market, By End-User
Figure 20 Market Dynamics for the Small Market
Figure 21 Small Satellite Value Chain
Figure 22 Porterís Five Force Analysis: Small Satellite Market
Figure 23 Companies Adopted New Product Launches & Expansions as Key Growth Strategies From 2011 to 2016
Figure 24 Sierra Nevada Corporation Holds the Leading Position in the Global Small Satellites Market in 2015
Figure 25 Contracts are One of the Key Growth Strategies
Figure 26 Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 27 Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited: SWOT Analysis
Figure 28 Airbus Defense and Space: Company Snapshot
Figure 29 Airbus Defense and Space: SWOT Analysis
Figure 30 Northrop Grumman Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 Northrop Grumman Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 32 Boeing: Company Snapshot
Figure 33 Boeing: SWOT Analysis
Figure 34 Lockheed Martin Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 Lockheed Martin Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 36 OHB: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 Harris Corporation: Company Snapshot 

The small satellite market has been estimated to be worth USD 2.22 Billion in 2016 and is projected to be valued at USD 5.32 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 19.14% during the forecast period.

On the basis of type, the small satellite market is segmented into Nanosatellite, minisatellite, and microsatellite. In 2016, the minisatellite market is estimated to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The rise in the commercial players in the 1 to 50 Kg satellite market as well as the eruption of commercial companies and start-up activities are fueling the growth of small satellite market. Due to its low mass and small size, several of these satellites can be launched simultaneously on a single vehicle launcher. These satellites can be designed for a specific task, such as communication, earth observation, and space exploration and together, in a group, can perform a mission.

On the basis of application, the small satellite market has been segmented into communication, earth observation and meteorology, scientific research and exploration, mapping and navigation, and surveillance and security. Earth observation and meteorology is estimated to hold the largest small satellite market during the forecast period. These satellite are capable to monitor situations, such as cyclones, storms, floods, fires, volcanic activities, earthquake, landslides, oil slicks, environmental pollution and power plant disasters, among others.

This segment is followed by the mapping and navigation segment as it helps the global navigation satellite systems to generate signals for effective navigation and accurate global positioning data.

On the basis of end-user, the small satellite market has been segmented into civil, commercial, and defense. The commercial small satellite market is projected to grow the highest during the forecast period as there has been an increase in the R&D activities. Geospatial technology using earth-imaging small satellite for agriculture, education, intelligence, navigation, mapping and others, has driven the commercial sector. Also, several nations have engaged themselves in production and development of small satellites used by defense authorities for keeping effective surveillance on enemies as there has been continuous increase in terrorism rate worldwide.

The small satellite market is dominated by North America, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). North America is expected to hold the largest market size in the small satellite market during the forecast period. The growth of the small satellite in this region can be attributed to the increasing focus on reducing mission costs as well as increasing demand for earth observation-related applications of small satellite.

Small Satellite Market

The growth of the small satellite market is restrained by factors such as:

  1. Lack of dedicated launch vehicles for small satellite
  2. Design related restrictions for small satellite

The major players in this market are Space (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.), Boeing (U.S), Thales Alenia Space (France), Millennium Space Systems Inc. (U.S.), Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S.), GeoOptics Inc. (U.S.), OneWeb Ltd. (U.S.), OHB (Germany), Harris Corporation (U.S), Spire Global Inc. (U.S.), and Aerospace Corporation (U.S.).

The key global players in this market are Sierra Nevada Corporation (U.S.), Planet Labs (U.S.), Surrey Satellite Technology (U.K.), and ST Electronics (Singapore). These companies adopted organic and inorganic growth strategies, such as new product launches, expansions, mergers and acquisitions to capture the majority share in the growing global small satellite market.

Sierra Nevada Corporation held the leading position in the market with a market share of 39% in 2015. The companyís next generation innovation and strategic investments, coupled with its strong product portfolio, enables it to be a frontrunner in this market. It has been mainly focusing on long term contracts as well as agreements to increase its product offerings and market share.

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