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Small Satellite Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018 - 2028

Small Satellite Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018 - 2028

The global market for small satellite is foreseen to expand at a stellar pace during the next decade. Over the assessment period 2018-2028, global sales of the US$ 2.31 Bn market are expected to attain a value worth US$ 8.94 Bn. By satellite type, nano-satellites are presumed to stay dominant, whereas by end-use, defence sector will continue to generate the highest demand for small satellite over the next few years. By region, North America has been identified to be the dominant market, while Western Europe and SEA and others of APAC are apprehended to witness robust growth in the course of assessment.

Quick Overview: Key Market Influencers

Increasing government funds, growing private entity support, and steady demand for satellite for R&D purposes will collectively drive the market for small satellite on a global level. Moreover, surging adoption for low-earth orbit services is said to be a prominent factor that will foster the market growth over 2018-2028. The market is likely to encounter with a few challenges during the assessment period, including space debris problems, lack of skilled resources, and multiple regulatory limitations. However, advent of space technology and favourable government policies will continue to boost the market to thrive at a rapid pace in near future.

Rapid development of manufacturing and assembling techniques has resulted in reduced development and operational costs, which is compelling several countries to take efforts in the development of space technologies. This has been said to be an important factor creating a heap of opportunities for the global small satellite market.

Regional Segmentation Analysis Identifies Continued Dominance of North America and Robust Growth in Western Europe, SEA & others of APAC

All regional markets for small satellite are anticipated to exhibit healthy growth at promising double-digit CAGR values over the forecast period 2018-2028. As per the regional segmentation analysis, North America will remain the largest market share contributor through to 2028. Holding more than 55% of the market value share in 2017, North American market for small satellite is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 13.1% by 2028 end. US will remain dominant in global small satellite market accounting for an estimated value share of around 54% in 2018. The increasing number of collaboration with the US government, and prominent presence of various key players in the region constitute the factors which are driving the growth of small satellite market in the region. In addition, increasing use of satellite images, growing surveillance demand in defence sector, growing awareness about space situation, and falling launch prices are foreseen to collectively provide traction to the growth of small satellite market in North American region. North America is projected to create a total incremental $ opportunity of US$ 3,426.5 Mn between 2018 and 2028, and this growth is owing to the growing number of small satellite missions in collaboration with the US Government.

Western Europe, and SEA and others of APAC will exhibit significant growth over the decade. Western Europe is projected to create a total incremental $ opportunity of US$ 1,030.1 Mn between 2018 and 2028. The increase in number of small satellites projects in collaboration with European Space Agency for scientific research and technology demonstration is creating potential opportunities for small satellite market in this region. Similarly, SEA and others of APAC segment is also projected for huge incremental $ opportunity of US$ 594.9 Mn between 2018 and 2028. Space infrastructure development in emerging economies such as India and growing interest in small satellites for crop and natural disaster monitoring are found to be predominantly driving the growth of the market in this region. The research also recognizes potential growth opportunities in China, Japan, and India on account of favourable governmental policies in these countries related to spectrum allocation, debris mitigation standards, and space traffic management.


1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Analysis
1.3. FMI Analysis and Recommendations
1.4. Wheel of Fortune
2. Market Introduction
2.1. Market Definition
2.2. Market Taxonomy
2.3. Market Snapshot
3. Market Background
3.1. Macro-Economic Factors
3.2. Forecast Factors – Relevance & Impact
3.3. Value Chain
3.4. Market Dynamics
3.4.1. Drivers
3.4.2. Restraints
3.5. Opportunity Analysis
4. Market Forecast
4.1. Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
4.2. Absolute $ Opportunity
5. Global Small Satellite Market Analysis by Satellite Type
5.1. Introduction
5.1.1. Market Value Share Analysis by Satellite Type
5.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Analysis by Satellite Type
5.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Satellite Type, 2013-2017
5.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Satellite Type, 2018-2028
5.3.1. Mini-satellites
5.3.2. Micro-satellites
5.3.3. Nano-satellites
5.3.4. Pico-satellites
5.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis by Satellite Type
6. Global Small Satellite Market Analysis by End User
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1. Market Value Share Analysis by End User
6.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Analysis by End User
6.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by End User, 2013-2017
6.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by End User, 2018-2028
6.3.1. Civil
6.3.2. Commercial
6.3.3. Defense
6.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis by End User
7. Global Small Satellite Market Analysis by Region
7.1. Introduction
7.1.1. Market Value Share Analysis by Region
7.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Analysis by Region
7.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Region, 2013-2017
7.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Region, 2018-2028
7.3.1. North America
7.3.2. Latin America
7.3.3. Western Europe
7.3.4. Eastern Europe
7.3.5. South East Asia and Others of Asia Pacific
7.3.6. China
7.3.7. Japan
7.3.8. Middle East & Africa (MEA)
7.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region
8. North America Small Satellite Market Analysis
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Market Segment, 2013-2017
8.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Market Segment, 2018-2028
8.3.1. By Country
8.3.1.1. U.S.
8.3.1.2. Canada
8.3.2. By Satellite Type
8.3.3. By End User
8.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
8.4.1. By Country
8.4.2. By Satellite Type
8.4.3. By End User
8.5. Market Trends
8.6. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
8.7. Drivers and Challenges – Impact Analysis
9. Latin America Small Satellite Market Analysis
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Market Segment, 2013-2017
9.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Market Segment, 2018-2028
9.3.1. By Country
9.3.1.1. Brazil
9.3.1.2. Mexico
9.3.1.3. Rest of Latin America
9.3.2. By Satellite Type
9.3.3. By End User
9.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
9.4.1. By Country
9.4.2. By Satellite Type
9.4.3. By End User
9.5. Market Trends
9.6. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
9.7. Drivers and Challenges – Impact Analysis
10. Western Europe Small Satellite Market Analysis
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Market Segment, 2013-2017
10.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Market Segment, 2018-2028
10.3.1. By Country
10.3.1.1. Germany
10.3.1.2. Italy
10.3.1.3. France
10.3.1.4. Spain
10.3.1.5. U.K.
10.3.1.6. BENELUX
10.3.1.7. Rest of Western Europe
10.3.2. By Satellite Type
10.3.3. By End User
10.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.4.1. By Country
10.4.2. By Satellite Type
10.4.3. By End User
10.5. Market Trends
10.6. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
10.7. Drivers and Challenges – Impact Analysis
11. Eastern Europe Small Satellite Market Analysis
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Market Segment, 2013-2017
11.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Market Segment, 2018-2028
11.3.1. By Country
11.3.1.1. Russia
11.3.1.2. Poland
11.3.1.3. Rest of Eastern Europe
11.3.2. By Satellite Type
11.3.3. By End User
11.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.4.1. By Country
11.4.2. By Satellite Type
11.4.3. By End User
11.5. Market Trends
11.6. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
11.7. Drivers and Challenges – Impact Analysis
12. South East Asia and Others of Asia Pacific Small Satellite Market Analysis
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Market Segment, 2013-2017
12.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Market Segment, 2018-2028
12.3.1. By Country
12.3.1.1. India
12.3.1.2. ASEAN
12.3.1.3. Australia and New Zealand
12.3.1.4. Rest of SEA and Others of APAC
12.3.2. By Satellite Type
12.3.3. By End User
12.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.4.1. By Country
12.4.2. By Satellite Type
12.4.3. By End User
12.5. Market Trends
12.6. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
12.7. Drivers and Challenges – Impact Analysis
13. China Small Satellite Market Analysis
13.1. Introduction
13.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Market Segment, 2013-2017
13.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Market Segment, 2018-2028
13.3.1. By Satellite Type
13.3.2. By End User
13.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.4.1. By Satellite Type
13.4.2. By End User
13.5. Market Trends
13.6. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
13.7. Drivers and Challenges – Impact Analysis
14. Japan Small Satellite Market Analysis
14.1. Introduction
14.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Market Segment, 2013-2017
14.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Market Segment, 2018-2028
14.3.1. By Satellite Type
14.3.2. By End User
14.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.4.1. By Satellite Type
14.4.2. By End User
14.5. Market Trends
14.6. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
14.7. Drivers and Challenges – Impact Analysis
15. Middle East and Africa Small Satellite Market Analysis
15.1. Introduction
15.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) Analysis by Market Segment, 2013-2017
15.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast by Market Segment, 2018-2028
15.3.1. By Country
15.3.1.1. Northern Africa
15.3.1.2. GCC Countries
15.3.1.3. South Africa
15.3.1.4. Turkey
15.3.1.5. Rest of Middle East and Africa
15.3.2. By Satellite Type
15.3.3. By End User
15.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis
15.4.1. By Country
15.4.2. By Satellite Type
15.4.3. By End User
15.5. Market Trends
15.6. Key Market Participants – Intensity Mapping
15.7. Drivers and Challenges – Impact Analysis
16. Market Structure Analysis
16.1. Market Analysis by Tier of Companies
16.1.1. By Large, Medium, and Small
16.2. Market Share Analysis
17. Competition Analysis
17.1. Competition Dashboard
17.2. Competition Intensity Mapping by Taxonomy
17.3. Competition Deep Dive
17.3.1. Boeing
17.3.1.1. Overview
17.3.1.2. Product Portfolio
17.3.1.3. Sales Footprint
17.3.1.4. Competition Benchmarking
17.3.1.5. Strategy
17.3.1.5.1. Marketing Strategy
17.3.1.5.2. Product Strategy
17.3.2. Lockheed Martin Corporation
17.3.3. Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
17.3.4. ISIS - Innovative Solutions in Space B.V.
17.3.5. Airbus S.A.S.
17.3.6. OHB SE
17.3.7. Planet Labs Inc.
17.3.8. Orbital ATK, Inc.
17.3.9. QinetiQ
17.3.10. Ball Corporation (Est.)
17.3.11. Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

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