In its latest research titled, “The Space Economy Report 2019, previously named Satellite Value Chain”, Euroconsult projects that the commercial space value chain will see steady growth over the next decade, reaching $485 billion by 2028. The upstream segment, which includes commercial revenues from manufacturing, launch and ground equipment is expected to increase from $8 billion in 2018 to $11 billion in 2028, a growth rate of four percent per year. The downstream segment consisting of commercial operations and satellite services, including satellite navigation, was valued at $290 billion in 2018, projected to increase at a rate of five percent per year to reach $474 billion in 2028.
The research highlights global trends with key metrics for each of five satellite segments including manufacturing and launch, ground segment, satellite communications, Earth observation and satellite navigation. It shows that 2018 was the first year for satellite navigation to overtake satellite communications as the top commercial revenue sector.
Detailing key events from 2019 and their impact on the market, the report documents the last five years for historical trends and includes forecasts for each segment over the next ten years. Previously called the Satellite Value Chain Report, the research has evolved to include more detail on the ground segment with an outlook on commercial ground stations and antennas for both Earth Observation and communications as well as an outlook for satcom user terminals.
“Our Space Economy Report consolidates data from across our 2019 research to provide a broad perspective on key trends and indicators and an overview of the global industry landscape,” said Steve Bochinger, Editor-in-Chief of the Research and COO of Euroconsult. “The focus on the strategic segments of interest for governments, industry players and investors allows them to better understand the economics of the space value chain as it evolves” said Stéphanie Willekens, Senior Consultant at Euroconsult and PM of the report.