Small satellites are spacecraft with a mass less than 500 kg, and are used to conduct missions beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). They are miniaturized versions of heavy satellites with reduced mass and building complexities. Small satellites are categorized into minisatellites (mass of 100-500 kg), microsatellites (10-100 kg), and nanosatellites (1-10 kg). Small satellites are used in various applications such as Earth observation, telecommunication, technology demonstration, and scientific research & experimentation. Their use has increased significantly in the commercial sector owing to rise in adoption by small & medium enterprises. Research Beam Model: Research Beam Product ID: 1239476 5370 USD New
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Small satellites are spacecraft with a mass less than 500 kg, and are used to conduct missions beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). They are miniaturized versions of heavy satellites with reduced mass and building complexities. Small satellites are categorized into minisatellites (mass of 100-500 kg), microsatellites (10-100 kg), and nanosatellites (1-10 kg). Small satellites are used in various applications such as Earth observation, telecommunication, technology demonstration, and scientific research & experimentation. Their use has increased significantly in the commercial sector owing to rise in adoption by small & medium enterprises.

The global small satellite market has witnessed significant growth in the recent years, owing to the increase in demand of Earth observation services. High-resolution imaging services are used to monitor assets by various industries such as defense, energy, oil & gas, media & entertainment, and others. Decreasing costs, reduced weight, and lesser complexities associated with small satellites along with supply of enhanced power and efficiency have supplemented the growth of the small satellite market. Technological advancements and increase in government investments in small satellites are expected to further drive the small satellite industry growth. However, lack of dedicated launch vehicles for small satellites is expected to restrict the growth of the small satellite market. Rise in number of application areas of small satellites and growth in demand in emerging economies of Asia-Pacific and LAMEA are anticipated to provide numerous growth opportunities in the future. Asia-Pacific is one of the prominent geographical regions that is rapidly adopting small satellites for Earth observation services, due to the increasing natural disasters, growth in the agricultural sector, and high government investment in the defense sector. Images obtained by the satellite are used for land distribution, rescue work, natural resource management, environmental protection, disaster prevention, forestry, and others.

Several developments by players in the global small satellite market and governments worldwide have supplemented the growth of the market. NASA is in a process to establish a Small Spacecraft Virtual Institute at Ames Research Center by 2017 to promote technical knowledge related to small spacecraft technology fields. It will also promote relevant programs, guidance, and opportunities associated to smallsat missions. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded a contract worth $20 million to Planet Labs, a startup involved in developing a constellation of imagery smallsats in LEO. This contract will enable NGA to acquire high-resolution imagery for augmenting higher resolution capabilities, environmental monitoring, and change detection. In September 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded contracts to GeoOptics, Inc. and Spire Global, Inc., major smallsat-constellation operators in the small satellite industry. These contracts will enable NOAA to gain access to space-based, radio-occultation data to deliver high-quality and accurate weather forecasts and warnings. In January 2015, Fidelity and Google invested $1 billion in SpaceX to enable the company to develop its own constellation of Internet-beaming satellites. In the same month, OneWeb announced that it would develop a constellation of 648 smallsats with capability of supplying Internet to points on the ground below, which is set to be launched by 2018. Boeing is collaborating with SpaceX and OneWeb to launch a constellation of hundreds of small satellites into LEO to expand broadband access. The launch of around 3,000 satellites into the LEO would be possible after the acquisition of license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which was applied in June 2016.

The global small satellite market is segmented into type, application, end user, and geography. Based on type, the market is divided into minisatellites, microsatellites, and nanosatellites. Based on application, it is classified into Earth observation, telecommunication, scientific research & experimentation, and technology demonstration. On the basis of end user, it is categorized into defense, commercial, civil, and government. Geographically, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

KEY BENEFITS

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global small satellite market to identify the potential investment pockets.
  • It outlines the current trends and future scenario of the global small satellite market from 2016 to 2022 to understand the prevailing opportunities and investment pockets.
  • The key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with their detailed impact analyses have been elucidated.
  • Porter’s Five Forces model analysis illustrates the impact of factors such as threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, strength of the buyers, and strength of suppliers on the small satellite industry growth.
  • The quantitative analysis of the global small satellite market size from 2014 to 2022 is provided in the report to elaborate the market potential.

KEY MARKET SEGMENTS

The small satellite market is segmented on the basis of type, application, end user, and geography.

BY TYPE

  • Minisatellites
  • Microsatellites
  • Nanosatellites

BY APPLICATION

  • Earth Observation
  • Telecommunication
  • Scientific Research & Experimentation
  • Technology Demonstration

BY END USER

  • Civil
  • Defense
  • Commercial
  • Government

BY GEOGRAPHY

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

KEY MARKET PLAYERS

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Airbus Defense and Space
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Harris Corporation
  • Aerospace Corporation
  • Planet Labs Inc.
  • The Boeing Company
  • Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
  • Thales Group

OTHER COMPANIES MENTIONED IN THE REPORT:

GeoOptics, Inc., Spire Global, Inc., Fidelity Investments, OneWeb LLC, SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation), Skybox Imaging (Terra Bella), Dauria Aerospace, BlackSky Global LLC, Satellogic, DigitalGlobe, Inc., O3b Networks, Ltd., Clyde Space Ltd., GomSpace ApS, Avio Spa

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

1.1. REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2. KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS
1.3. KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
1.4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

1.4.1. Secondary research
1.4.2. Primary research
1.4.3. Analyst tools and models

CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2.1. CXO PERSPECTIVE

CHAPTER 3 MARKET OVERVIEW

3.1. MARKET DEFINITION
3.2. KEY FINDINGS

3.2.1. Top factors impacting the market
3.2.2. Top investment pockets
3.2.3. Top winning strategies

3.3. PORTERS FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS

3.3.1. Moderate bargaining power of suppliers
3.3.2. Low bargaining power of buyers
3.3.3. Low threat of substitution
3.3.4. Moderate threat of new entrants
3.3.5. Moderate competitive rivalry

3.4. MARKET PLAYER POSITIONING, 2015
3.5. MARKET DYNAMICS

3.5.1. Drivers

3.5.1.1. High demand for high-resolution imaging services
3.5.1.2. Technological advancements
3.5.1.3. Low cost and diversified scope of applications

3.5.2. Restraint

3.5.2.1. Lack of dedicated small satellite launch vehicles

3.5.3. Opportunities

3.5.3.1. High demand among emerging economies
3.5.3.2. Increase in government investments

CHAPTER 4 SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY TYPE

4.1. OVERVIEW

4.1.1. Market size and forecast

4.2. MINISATELLITES

4.2.1. Key market trends
4.2.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
4.2.3. Market size and forecast

4.3. MICROSATELLITES

4.3.1. Key market trends
4.3.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
4.3.3. Market size and forecast

4.4. NANOSATELLITES

4.4.1. Key market trends
4.4.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
4.4.3. Market size and forecast

CHAPTER 5 SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY APPLICATION

5.1. OVERVIEW

5.1.1. Market size and forecast

5.2. COMMUNICATION

5.2.1. Key market trends
5.2.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
5.2.3. Market size and forecast

5.3. EARTH OBSERVATION

5.3.1. Key market trends
5.3.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
5.3.3. Market size and forecast

5.4. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & EXPLORATION

5.4.1. Key market trends
5.4.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
5.4.3. Market size and forecast

5.5. TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION

5.5.1. Key market trends
5.5.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
5.5.3. Market size and forecast

CHAPTER 6 SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY END USER

6.1. OVERVIEW

6.1.1. Market size and forecast

6.2. CIVIL

6.2.1. Key market trends
6.2.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
6.2.3. Market size and forecast

6.3. DEFENSE

6.3.1. Key market trends
6.3.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
6.3.3. Market size and forecast

6.4. COMMERCIAL

6.4.1. Key market trends
6.4.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
6.4.3. Market size and forecast

6.5. GOVERNMENT

6.5.1. Key market trends
6.5.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
6.5.3. Market size and forecast

CHAPTER 7 SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY

7.1. OVERVIEW

7.1.1. Market size and forecast

7.2. NORTH AMERICA

7.2.1. Key market trends
7.2.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
7.2.3. Market size and forecast
7.2.4. U.S.
7.2.5. Canada
7.2.6. Mexico

7.3. EUROPE

7.3.1. Key market trends
7.3.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
7.3.3. Market size and forecast
7.3.4. UK
7.3.5. Germany
7.3.6. France
7.3.7. Rest of Europe

7.4. ASIA-PACIFIC

7.4.1. Key market trends
7.4.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
7.4.3. Market size and forecast
7.4.4. China
7.4.5. India
7.4.6. Japan
7.4.7. Rest of Asia-Pacific

7.5. LAMEA

7.5.1. Key market trends
7.5.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
7.5.3. Market size and forecast
7.5.4. Latin America
7.5.5. Middle East
7.5.6. Africa

CHAPTER 8 COMPANY PROFILES

8.1. SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION

8.1.1. Company overview
8.1.2. Business performance
8.1.3. Key strategic moves and developments

8.2. LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION

8.2.1. Company overview
8.2.2. Business performance
8.2.3. Key strategic moves and developments

8.3. AIRBUS DEFENSE AND SPACE

8.3.1. Company overview
8.3.2. Business performance
8.3.3. Key strategic moves and developments

8.4. NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION

8.4.1. Company overview
8.4.2. Business performance
8.4.3. Key strategic moves and developments

8.5. HARRIS CORPORATION

8.5.1. Company overview
8.5.2. Business performance
8.5.3. Key strategic moves and developments

8.6. AEROSPACE CORPORATION

8.6.1. Company overview
8.6.2. Business performance
8.6.3. Key strategic moves and developments

8.7. PLANET LABS INC.

8.7.1. Company overview
8.7.2. Business performance
8.7.3. Key strategic moves and developments

8.8. THE BOEING COMPANY

8.8.1. Company overview
8.8.2. Business performance
8.8.3. Key strategic moves and developments

8.9. SURREY SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY LTD.

8.9.1. Company overview
8.9.2. Business performance
8.9.3. Key strategic moves and developments

8.10. THALES GROUP

8.10.1. Company overview
8.10.2. Business performance
8.10.3. Key strategic moves and developments

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1. GLOBAL SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY TYPE, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 2. MINISATELLITE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 3. MICROSATELLITE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 4. NANOSATELLITE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 5. GLOBAL SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 6. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET FROM COMMUNICATION APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 7. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET FROM EARTH OBSERVATION APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 8. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET FROM SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & EXPLORATION APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 9. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET REVENUE FROM TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 10. GLOBAL SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY END USER, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 11. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET FROM CIVIL SECTOR, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 12. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET FROM DEFENSE SECTOR, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 13. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET FROM COMMERCIAL SECTOR, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 14. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET FROM GOVERNMENT SECTOR, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 15. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 16. NORTH AMERICA SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 17. NORTH AMERICA SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 18. EUROPE SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 19. EUROPE SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 20. ASIA-PACIFIC SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 21. ASIA-PACIFIC SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 22. LAMEA SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 23. LAMEA SMALL SATELLITE MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 24. SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT
TABLE 25. LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT
TABLE 26. AIRBUS DEFENSE AND SPACE: COMPANY SNAPSHOT
TABLE 27. NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT
TABLE 28. HARRIS CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT
TABLE 29. AEROSPACE CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT
TABLE 30. PLANET LABS INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT
TABLE 31. THE BOEING COMPANY: COMPANY SNAPSHOT
TABLE 32. SURREY SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY LTD.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT
TABLE 33. THALES GROUP: COMPANY SNAPSHOT

LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1. SEGMENTATION OF GLOBAL SMALL SATELLITE MARKET
FIGURE 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF GLOBAL SMALL SATELLITE MARKET
FIGURE 3. TOP IMPACTING FACTORS
FIGURE 4. TOP INVESTMENT POCKETS IN THE GLOBAL SMALL SATELLITE MARKET
FIGURE 5. MINISATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 6. MICROSATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 7. NANOSATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 8. GLOBAL SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 9. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE FROM COMMUNICATION APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 10. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE FROM EARTH OBSERVATION APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 11. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE FROM SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH & EXPLORATION APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 12. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE FROM TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 13. GLOBAL SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY END USER, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 14. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE FROM CIVIL SECTOR, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 15. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE FROM DEFENSE SECTOR, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 16. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE FROM COMMERCIAL SECTOR, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 17. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE FROM GOVERNMENT SECTOR, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 18. SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2015 (%)
FIGURE 19. NORTH AMERICA SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 20. NORTH AMERICA SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 21. EUROPE SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 22. EUROPE SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 23. ASIA-PACIFIC SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 24. ASIA-PACIFIC SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 25. LAMEA SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 26. LAMEA SMALL SATELLITE MARKET SHARE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2022 (%)
FIGURE 27. SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION: STRATEGY SHARE
FIGURE 28. LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION: STRATEGY SHARE
FIGURE 29. AIRBUS DEFENSE AND SPACE: STRATEGY SHARE
FIGURE 30. NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION: STRATEGY SHARE
FIGURE 31. HARRIS CORPORATION: STRATEGY SHARE
FIGURE 32. AEROSPACE CORPORATION: STRATEGY SHARE
FIGURE 33. PLANET LABS INC.: STRATEGY SHARE
FIGURE 34. THE BOEING COMPANY: STRATEGY SHARE
FIGURE 35. SURREY SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY LTD.: STRATEGY SHARE
FIGURE 36. THALES GROUP: STRATEGY SHARE