As the world becomes dependent on space-based technologies and services, the space industry has seen an increase in investment. As a result, the market, which governments and space agencies had dominated, has seen numerous start-ups and other companies enter. The COVID-19 pandemic did not affect the industry to the extent of many others, although it slowed in some areas because of supply chain issues. Still, overall investments have significantly increased.

This study examines the space investment landscape from qualitative and quantitative standpoints, offering a bird's-eye view to help investors get a better understanding of its potential.

It examines equity investments, government space expenditure, emerging space technology, the future space economy, and growth opportunities. If presents glimpses of opportunities in satellite manufacturing; earth observation; low-Earth orbit/small satellites; global navigation satellite systems/positioning, navigation, and timing; launch, satellite Internet of Things; space situational awareness, in-space services; and space debris removal/deorbiting services.

The study period is 2013 to 2026, with a base year of 2021.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What drivers and restraints affect the industry?
  • How has the global equity investment landscape evolved, and what is the current state?
  • What early space tech/sectors are emerging, and what does the future hold?