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Global Reusable Launch Vehicles Market 2017-2021

Global Reusable Launch Vehicles Market 2017-2021

About Reusable Launch Vehicles

A reusable launch launch vehicle (RLV) is a launch system that can launch a satellite into space more than once. It is different from the expendable launch system, wherein each vehicle is launched once and then discarded. Reusable launch vehicles or RLV is not a new concept. NASA initiated its RLV program in 1994, and the program progressed on two fronts in 1996 with a restructuring of the X-34 air-launched small booster project along with a contractor for the development of the larger X-33 technology demonstrator.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global reusable launch vehicles market to grow at a CAGR of 11.17% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global reusable launch vehicles market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Reusable Launch Vehicles Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • SpaceX
Other prominent vendors
  • Bellatrix Aerospace
  • CALT
  • Virgin Galactic
  • Masten Space Systems
Market driver
  • Reduction in satellite launch costs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High costs of development
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Use of 3D printing technologies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Reusable Launch Vehicles Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global reusable launch vehicles market: Airbus, Boeing, and SpaceX.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Bellatrix Aerospace, CALT, Virgin Galactic, and Masten Space Systems.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is use of 3D printing technologies. Stakeholders in the aerospace and defense segment have already expressed their interest in additive manufacturing and have been investing heavily in this technique. Airbus has been working on a project known as Prometheus.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is reduction in satellite launch costs. The development and manufacturing of each satellite have their set of challenges as each satellite must withstand exposure to the space environment and launch events. One of the other major challenges is the prohibitive cost. This is driven by safety and certification requirements that require expertise. The launch of a satellite is expensive, and it amounts to approximately $400 million.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high costs of development. Although reusable launch vehicles help in reducing the manufacturing time and saving costs in the development of a new vehicle for every satellite launch, these vehicles have high initial costs of design and development. The concept of such vehicles is approximately four decades old, and several countries have experimented with the usage of such vehicles.



Companies Mentioned

Airbus, Boeing, SpaceX, Bellatrix Aerospace, CALT, Virgin Galactic, and Masten Space Systems.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
    • Key takeaways
      • Table Key takeaways of the global reusable launch vehicles market
    • Key buying criteria
      • Table Key buying criteria for reusable launch vehicles
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of the global reusable launch vehicles market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global reusable launch vehicles market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Patent analysis
    • Patent trends
      • Table Classification of patents filed April 2012-April 2017 (in numbers)
      • Table Distribution of patents by geography April 2012-April 2017 (in numbers)
      • Table Major granted reusable launch vehicle patents (April 2012 - April 2017)
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Market share by type
      • Table Global reusable launch vehicles market share by type 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Market segmentation by revenue
      • Table Global reusable launch vehicles market segmentation by revenue 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global partially reusable launch vehicles market
      • Table Global partially reusable launch vehicles market during 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Examples of partially reusable launch vehicles 2016
    • Global fully reusable launch vehicles market
      • Table Global fully reusable launch vehicles market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market share by geography
      • Table Market share by geography 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Geographical segmentation by revenue
      • Table Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Reusable launch vehicles market in the Americas
      • Table Reusable launch vehicles market in the Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Reusable launch vehicles market in APAC
      • Table Reusable launch vehicles market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Reusable launch vehicles market in EMEA
      • Table Reusable launch vehicles market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Approximate satellite launch costs
    • Market challenges
      • Table List of worst debris crashes on Earth
  • Market trends
    • Design and deployment of reusable upper stages
    • Use of 3D printing technologies
    • Adoption of reusable technology by military forces
    • Launch vehicles powered by green propellants
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table List of competitors in the global reusable launch vehicles market
      • Table Major competitors: Benchmarking 2016
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Airbus
      • Table Airbus Defence and Space: Key satellite capabilities
    • Boeing
      • Table Boeing: Key satellite capabilities
    • SpaceX
      • Table Specifications of Falcon 9 rocket
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors in the market
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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