[185 Pages Report] The Small Satellite Market size was estimated at USD 4.38 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 5.12 billion in 2024, at a CAGR 17.00% to reach USD 13.17 billion by 2030.

Small or miniature satellites are small-size satellites with mass under 500 kg (1100 lb), utilized in several applications such as navigation, communication, and surveillance for defense purposes. Small satellites are low-cost alternatives that have allowed commercial enterprises and educational institutions to conduct missions in low-Earth orbit. Small satellites offer cost-effective complementary capabilities to ground-based astronomy and larger space missions. Small satellites ensure that several countries no longer monopolize space technology with well-funded programs that build large and expensive satellites convenient to smaller and newer entities. However, programmatic and scientific risks involved in producing small satellites and stringent regulations impede the adoption of small satellites. In addition, recent advances and development trends in small satellites focus on telecommunication aspects such as using higher-frequency bands and optical communications, protocols, and architectures. Small satellites with modern designs enable new services such as global tracking, the Internet of Things (IoT), remote sensing, and non-terrestrial networks (NTN) that facilitate further communication and data link technologies.

Regional Insights

The small satellite is increasingly being used to expedite the deployment of telecommunication services in major North American economies. NASA’s increasing its research and development activities and the growing military spending for surveillance missions drive the market across the region. South American countries such as Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, and Bolivia have national space agencies, and Argentina and Brazil have even built space launch sites. In Asia-Pacific, the growing landscape for small satellites, with increasing space investments being routed for augmenting the region’s space-based capabilities by countries such as China, India, Australia, and Japan, propelled small satellites’ development in the region. According to the China National Space Administration (CNSA), the region intends to launch about 100 satellites by 2025. In Europe, the rising budgets for the research and development (R&D) of innovative satellite-based products and services are expanding the growth of small satellites. The Middle East and Africa regions are introducing small satellites for various commercial purposes such as data management and expansions with connectivity.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV Positioning Matrix is pivotal in evaluating the Small Satellite Market. It offers a comprehensive assessment of vendors, examining key metrics related to Business Strategy and Product Satisfaction. This in-depth analysis empowers users to make well-informed decisions aligned with their requirements. Based on the evaluation, the vendors are then categorized into four distinct quadrants representing varying levels of success: Forefront (F), Pathfinder (P), Niche (N), or Vital (V).

Market Share Analysis

The Market Share Analysis is a comprehensive tool that provides an insightful and in-depth examination of the current state of vendors in the Small Satellite Market. By meticulously comparing and analyzing vendor contributions in terms of overall revenue, customer base, and other key metrics, we can offer companies a greater understanding of their performance and the challenges they face when competing for market share. Additionally, this analysis provides valuable insights into the competitive nature of the sector, including factors such as accumulation, fragmentation dominance, and amalgamation traits observed over the base year period studied. With this expanded level of detail, vendors can make more informed decisions and devise effective strategies to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Key Company Profiles

The report delves into recent significant developments in the Small Satellite Market, highlighting leading vendors and their innovative profiles. These include Adcole Corporation, Aerospace Corporation, Airbus SE, Antrix Corporation Limited, Astro Digital Inc., Ball Corporation, Berlin Space Technologies GmbH, Blue Canyon Technologies, Inc., Capella Space Corp., EnduroSat AD, EXOLAUNCH GmbH, GeoOptics, Inc., GomSpace, Inmarsat Global Ltd., Iridium Communications Inc., L3 Harris Technologies, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Maxar Technologies Holdings Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, NaraSpace Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, OHB SE, Planet Labs Inc., Sierra Nevada Corporation, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd., Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, Spire Global, Inc., Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., Thales Group, and The Boeing Company.

Market Segmentation & Coverage

This research report categorizes the Small Satellite Market to forecast the revenues and analyze trends in each of the following sub-markets:

  • Type
    • Microsatellite
    • Minisatellite
    • Nanosatellite
  • Application
    • Communication
    • Earth Observation & Meteorology
    • Mapping & Navigation
    • Scientific Research & Exploration
    • Surveillance & Security
  • End-User
    • Civil
    • Commercial
    • Defense

  • Region
    • Americas
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • United States
        • California
        • Florida
        • Illinois
        • New York
        • Ohio
        • Pennsylvania
        • Texas
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Australia
      • China
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Malaysia
      • Philippines
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
    • Europe, Middle East & Africa
      • Denmark
      • Egypt
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Israel
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Nigeria
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Qatar
      • Russia
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United Kingdom

The report offers valuable insights on the following aspects:

  1. Market Penetration: It presents comprehensive information on the market provided by key players.
  2. Market Development: It delves deep into lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the penetration across mature market segments.
  3. Market Diversification: It provides detailed information on new product launches, untapped geographic regions, recent developments, and investments.
  4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: It conducts an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, certifications, regulatory approvals, patent landscape, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players.
  5. Product Development & Innovation: It offers intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and breakthrough product developments.

The report addresses key questions such as:

  1. What is the market size and forecast of the Small Satellite Market?
  2. Which products, segments, applications, and areas should one consider investing in over the forecast period in the Small Satellite Market?
  3. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Small Satellite Market?
  4. What is the market share of the leading vendors in the Small Satellite Market?
  5. Which modes and strategic moves are suitable for entering the Small Satellite Market?