Satellite Manufacturing & Launch

Euroconsult anticipates that 300 satellites with a mass over 50 kg will be launched on average each year by 2026 for government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide. This is a threefold increase over the past decade as the satellite market experiences a paradigm shift with the rise of small satellites and mega constellations, such as that of OneWeb.

The 3,000 satellites over 50 kg to be launched over 2017–2026 should represent a market of $304 billion for the space industry in terms of building and launching, an average of $30 billion per year (up 25% over past decade). A price decrease is visible in this core market of the space industry, driven by 23 commercial constellations launching a total of 1,800 small satellites (of which about 1,000 for OneWeb) into low or medium Earth orbits for communications or Earth observation.

In the commercial space sector, Euroconsult believes that about 2,000 satellites will be launched over the decade, of which about half solely for OneWeb. Almost two-thirds of the commercial space market of $65 billion will remain concentrated in geostationary orbit, the destination of 150 new satellites for communications and broadcasting services. The 1,800 satellites to be launched into non-geostationary orbits for the 23 constellations to collect or transport data should represent a market of $2 billion per year on average over the decade.


Analysis & forecasts for satellite manufacturing & launch services


A Sample of Our Consulting Expertise

  • • Market study of ADR and EOL satellite removal for a European satellite manufacturer
  • • Study of the market potential for CX-2 for a European satellite manufacturer
  • • Small satellite launch demand accessible to a new launch vehicle for a national space agency
  • • Benchmark of satellite operations processes for a North American space agency
  • • Long term prospects for launch mass distribution into GTO for a new generation of heavy lift launch vehicle for a European space agency
  • • Survey of worldwide space launch prices to GEO and LEO for a European space agency
  • • Economic analysis of the telecommunication satellite costellations in LEO for a French ministry
  • • Strategic analysis of the market for a microsatellite launcher for Canada
  • • Small satellite market below 500kg accessible to a European launch vehicle
  • • Worldwide commercial and institutional launch service demand accessible to a specific launch provider