Ground segment

Ground segment consolidates the assets being used on Earth to operate, send and collect information streams from satellite systems. 

With more than 5.6 million commercial user terminals already deployed as of 2022, we anticipate a 2.4-fold increase by 2032, supported by approximately 16,000 ground stations for managing global data traffic. The industry is evolving at an accelerated pace, contributing to enhanced efficiency in end-to-end satellite solutions for the benefit of both government and private users. The shift to higher frequency bands, the deployment of new systems in various orbits, the impact of virtualization, and the diversification of user needs are among the key drivers that will support growth. However, these factors also necessitate continuous adaptation within the ecosystem. This industry transformation is giving rise to new companies and concepts, such as Ground Segment as a Service (GSaaS), an increasing number of strategic partnerships and M&As led by industry leaders.

A sample of our activity in the field of ground segment

Due diligence assessment, business plans, strategic briefings

New ground segment specification definitions
Monitoring of the deployment of a large ground segment facility for Earth observation data collection
years of extensive industry market intelligence & assessment

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Sample of recent consulting mandates:

  • Vendor due diligence of a ground segment supplier
  • Monitoring of the deployment of an earth observation segment
  • Development of a business plan for an investment in a ground segment to commercialize capacity from a broadband satellite system
  • Strategic briefing on ground segment dynamics for a public agency