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Nanosatellite Market

Nanosatellite Market

Global Industry Analysis (2018 - 2021), Growth Trends, and Market Forecast (2022 - 2029)

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Industry: Information & Communications Technology | Author Name: Mohit

Nanosatellite Market: Overview

The market size for industrial refrigeration systems was USD 231.4 million in 2021, and it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 20.1 percent during the forecast period. The increasing production and deployment of CubeSats, along with their small size and lightweight compared to traditional satellites, is expected to drive the growth of the nanosatellite market. Increasing demand for nanosatellites and microsatellites from the commercial sector and rising demand for satellite data are expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities for the market players. In addition, simplified design and development will enable the integration of modern technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics into small satellites driving the market growth. In addition, satellites are expected to use high frequency (VHF), ultra-high frequency (UHF), and visible transmission technologies to improve signal frequencies and transmission speeds boosting market growth. The proliferation of miniaturization technology in the civil, commercial, and defense sectors drives the market's growth. In addition, increasing R&D and development of small satellites, especially in developing regions, and increasing participation of commercial companies, start-ups, and educational institutions are driving the nanosatellite market growth.

In addition, low barriers to entry and private and institutional funding will enable manufacturers to actively develop SSLVs and gain a potential share of the nanosatellite market. For instance, in April 2022, the president of India's national space agency, the Indian Space Research Organization, announced the deployment of his SSLV-D1 Micro SAT, a small satellite launch vehicle. The SSLV-D1 Micro SAT is designed to help industry deploy small satellites in low earth orbit to meet the needs of developing countries, universities and private companies.

In recent years, launching small satellites in heavy vehicles has proven difficult, increasing the demand for small rockets. Previously, small satellites were launched as additional payloads for larger satellites, increasing launch and cost constraints. The growing demand for small rockets that can overcome these cost constraints has led to the development of small satellite rockets (SSLV). For instance, in April 2022, Chinese scientists were working on a constellation of small satellites for advanced astronomical research.

Nanosatellite Market: COVID-19 Impact

The space sector has not been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and has seen various projects related to nanosatellites canceled or delayed. Small businesses suffered the most from reduced orders for various satellite parts and components. Countries worldwide are cutting their space program budgets to fund pandemic response and recovery efforts that have impacted the nanosatellites market growth. However, despite the negative impact of COVID-19, increased civilian stakeholder involvement, and improved mission capabilities, the nanosatellite and microsatellite markets are witnessing an increase in small satellite development and launches.

Nanosatellite Market: Drivers

Growing Demand for Earth Observation Applications Drive Market Growth

Earth observation services includes agricultural sector monitoring, climate change detection, civil protection, meteorology, and other resources. The need for high-resolution images of the Earth is increasing across all industries, as imagery can be used for multiple purposes, including accurately managing land, water, and forest resources. Space-based inputs are very useful for disaster prevention and post-disaster management. Project Earth Observation's satellite data and services represent a cumulative revenue opportunity of $56 billion over the next decade, according to Northern Sky Research's (NSR) Satellite Earth Observation Report, 11th Edition, released September 2019, growing to an estimated $720 million. Demand for more data and insights is driven by new constellations, massive data pipelines, and subscriptions to insight services. NSR's analysis of commercial opportunities for non-imaging data indicates that the application has promising growth potential. Nanosatellites and microsatellites have shorter development cycles and better orbital maneuverability than conventional satellites. Small satellites can ensure data continuity and facilitate long-term and systematic measurements of important climate variables.

Rise in Manufacturing and Launch of CubeSats Driving the Market Growth

CubeSats are manufactured to standard dimensions in units of 10cm x 10cm x 10cm or U. They are typically built in 1U/2U/3U/6U/12U configurations or other sizes and typically weigh less than 3 pounds per unit. Manufacturing small satellites to the CubeSat standard has reduced the costs associated with the research and technology development stages, and CubeSat's popularity has grown exponentially since its inception. Additionally, depending on the specifications, a CubeSat can be manufactured and put into orbit for a fraction of the total cost compared to traditional satellite missions. Such advantages associated with CubeSats are anticipated to drive the growth of the global nanosatellites market during the forecast period.

Nanosatellite Market: Restraints

Stringent Government Regulations to Hinder Market Growth

Strict government regulation at national and international levels directly or indirectly affects the development of the nanosatellite ecosystem and industry. There is currently no comprehensive global or national regulatory regime for orbits. In the United States, there are regulations regarding the launch and re-entry of satellites into the spectrum and remote sensing. For instance, there are no restrictions on orbital activities such as B. Rendezvous and Close Operations, Space-based Space Situational Awareness (SSA) or RF Mapping. No consensus has been reached internationally, with more than 70 countries involved in small-scale satellite activity. Several indicators point to a comprehensive global regime that goes beyond the high-level mandates of the Outer Space Treaty. Operators have expressed an interest in developing regulations that provide security to investors. Still, given the timeframes in which the functions of operators and policymakers do not always coincide, companies will move from country to country. There are concerns about onerous regulations that may encourage Significant efforts in creating international social agreements, and formulating policies and regulations for the rapid development of the commercial space industry will be the next decade's challenges.

Nanosatellite Market: Segment Overview

Earth observations and remote sensing to Dominate Market due to Increasing government investments

Several governments continued to invest in Earth observation and weather projects. Through the Earth Observation Group, for instance, the U.S. government allocates more than $3 billion annually to private earth observation and space-related missions, according to the United States. In February 2022, Singapore planned to develop a small satellite to observe the Earth, photograph the damage caused by natural disasters in higher resolution, and improve connectivity. The growing popularity of advanced technologies such as Over-The-Top (OTT) services and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) has increased the adoption of small satellites in communications and navigation. Additionally, miniaturized communications satellites are consistently designed for high performance.

Rise in Broadcast, Navigation, and Communication Activity Drives Market Growth

Increased communication, broadcasting and navigation activity are projectedto propel the market growth during the forecast period. For instance, in March 2021, Open Cosmos launched two commercial nanosatellites, demonstrating the low-cost satellite's ability to provide IoT connectivity and data collection in remote locations worldwide. According to the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), the demand for broadband satellites is expected to grow at a CAGR of 29% through 2024.

Nanosatellite Market: Regional Landscape

North America to Dominate Market due to Rising investments in space-related activities

Increased investment in space-related activities is expected to boost the market expansion during the forecast period. For instance, NASA allocates specific budgets yearly to space-related activities such as science, aviation, space technology, exploration, and other space operations. Additionally, increasing demand for small satellites from various end-use sectors such as research institutes, military and defense, and telecommunications is fueling the growth of the regional market.

The Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing regional market as regional economies such as Japan and India continue aggressively launching small satellites for communications and navigation. Japan is developing a strategy to tap demand for compact satellites and aircraft to meet its miniaturization needs. Also, South Korea and Singapore have entered the small satellite production market, launching satellites into orbit regardless of the implementation size. Additionally, smaller countries such as Singapore and South Korea are entering the small satellite manufacturing market and are looking to launch satellites into orbit regardless of the scale of implementation.

Global Nanosatellite Market: Competitive Landscape

In December 2020, Raytheon Technologies acquired Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT). The acquisition will enable Raytheon to expand its product line to include nanosatellites, microsatellites and other related technologies. Furthermore, in April 2021, GomSpace signed a $4.2 million contract with his Unseen Labs to design and deliver a nanosatellite platform. The deal was reportedly a continuation of an already successful partnership between the two companies. In March 2021, NASA will launch a new low-cost variant of its nanosatellite as part of the CubeSat Launch Initiative (CLSI). CLSI offers the opportunity for smaller satellite payloads built by small non-profit organizations, colleges and universities to fly on the next satellite. NASA is providing these CubeSat developers with a cost-effective way to conduct technology demonstrations and scientific research in space through innovative technology partnerships. Similar initiatives by other space industry giants could boost the market growth.

Few of the players in the Nanosatellite Market include Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon, Clyde Space, Inc., Innovative Solution in Space Group, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Planet Labs Inc., Terra Bella (formerly Skybox Imaging), Ruag Group, and Spacequest Ltd, and GomSpace.

Global Nanosatellite Market is Segmented as Below:

By Mass Type

  • 1kg-3kg Nano Satellite
  • 4kg-6kg Nano Satellite
  • 7kg-10kg Nano Satellite

By Application

  • Communication
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Scientific Research
  • Biological Experiments
  • Technology Demonstration and Verification
  • Academic Training
  • Mapping and Navigation
  • Space Exploration

By End-use

  • Government
  • Civil
  • Commercial
  • Military
  • Academic
  • Others

By Region

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

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Nanosatellite Market

  • Nanosatellite Market by Product/Technology/Grade, Application/End-user, and Region
  • Executive Summary (Opportunity Analysis and Key Trends)
  • Historical Market Size and Estimates, Value, 2018 - 2021
  • Market Value at Regional and Country Level, 2022 - 2029
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2022 - 2029
  • Competitive Intelligence with Financials, Key Developments, and Portfolio of Leading Companies 
  • Regional and Product/Grade/Application/End-user Price Trends Analysis
  • Value Chain and Five Force’s Analysis
  • Regional/Sub-region/Country Market Size and Trend Analysis
  • Company Market Share Analysis and Key Player Profiles

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