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Satellite-as-a-Service (SataaS) Market - By Services (Satellite Launch, Payload Design & Integration, Ground Station Management, Data Processing & Management, Satellite Operations Management), By Application (Ship Tracking, Weather Forecasting), Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6034
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Satellite-as-a-Service Market Size

Satellite-as-a-Service Market size valued at over USD 3.5 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 15% between 2023 and 2032. The growing demand for satellite data and connectivity across various industries & applications is complementing the market growth. SataaS providers offer services such as earth observation and IoT connectivity, enabling businesses to access real-time data, monitor assets, and make informed decisions. This increasing demand for data-driven insights and global connectivity is a major driver propelling the SataaS market growth.

Satellite-as-a-Service Market

Satellite-as-a-Service (SataaS) refers to the provision of satellite-based services such as communication, imaging, or data collection on a subscription or pay-per-use basis, allowing users to access & utilize satellite resources without the need for owning & operating satellites.

Data latency and bandwidth limitations can hinder market growth. Satellite communications are subject to inherent latency as signals cover large distances, i.e., between the earth and satellites in orbit. This latency can impact real-time applications and services that require low-latency connections such as certain types of high-frequency trading or interactive applications. Bandwidth constraints can also limit the data volume that can be transmitted, thereby affecting data-intensive applications or services.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the satellite-as-a-service market in 2020. The pandemic led to a surge in remote work and virtual communication, augmenting the need for reliable & accessible connectivity. SataaS providers offering satellite-based communication services experienced increased demand as businesses & individuals seek to maintain connectivity and ensure business continuity. This increased reliance on remote connectivity has positively impacted the market growth.

Satellite-as-a-Service Market Trends

The rising focus on earth observation and remote sensing applications support satellite-as-a-service industry development. Satellite imagery and data are being used in various industries including agriculture, environmental monitoring, urban planning, disaster management, and defense. SataaS providers are offering advanced analytics and data processing capabilities to derive actionable insights from satellite imagery, thereby enabling better decision-making and resource management.

SataaS providers are leveraging emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and edge computing, to enhance the performance & capabilities of satellite-based services. They are also integrating satellite services with other technologies to offer comprehensive solutions. This includes integrating satellite connectivity with terrestrial networks such as 5G to provide seamless connectivity and coverage.

Satellite-as-a-Service Market Analysis

Satellite-as-a-Service (SataaS) Market Size, By Services

Based on services, the satellite-as-a-service market is segmented into satellite launch, payload design & integration, ground station management, data processing & management, and satellite operations management. The satellite launch segment is poised to register at a CAGR of around 16% from 2023 to 2032. Satellite-as-a-Service providers offer flexible solutions to customers such as customizing the launch services based on the specific requirements of clients, which also include the satellite's payload, orbit, and launch schedule. This flexibility allows businesses and organizations to scale their satellite deployments as needed, launching multiple satellites over time or adjusting their satellite constellations to meet the changing demands. This factor is expected to boost the satellite launch segment growth.

Global Satellite-as-a-Service (SataaS) Market Share, by End-user,

Based on end-user, the satellite-as-a-service market is divided into government & defense, commercial, and academics. The government & defense segment held a dominant market revenue of over USD 1.5 billion in 2022 and is slated to grow at a lucrative pace through 2032. This growth is attributed to the fact that government & defense organizations have a critical need for satellite-based surveillance, intelligence gathering, and national security. Satellites provide real-time data, imagery, and communications capabilities that are essential for monitoring borders, maritime activities, potential threats, and other security concerns. With technological advancements, governments are increasingly relying on satellite services to enhance their defense capabilities, leading to a high demand for SataaS solutions.

Moreover, government & defense operations often require flexibility and scalability in satellite services, which include the need to change their coverage areas, increase bandwidths, or adapt to evolving mission requirements. Satellite-as-a-Service providers offer customizable solutions that can be easily scaled up or down based on the specific needs of these agencies. This flexibility allows these organizations to effectively respond to changing circumstances, driving segment growth.

U.S. Satellite-as-a-Service (SataaS) Market Size,

North America held a significant market share of over 35% in 2022. North America satellite-as-a-service market is growing significantly owing to the strong demand for satellite-based remote sensing and earth observation services. These applications find applications in agriculture, environmental monitoring, disaster management, and urban planning. The availability of high-resolution satellite imagery & data coupled with the region's emphasis on data analytics and the adoption of technologies presents growth opportunities for SataaS providers that are offering advanced remote sensing & analytics solutions.

Satellite-as-a-Service Market Share

Major companies operating in the satellite-as-a-service market are

  • Amazon
  • Loft Orbital
  • NanoAvionics
  • Spire Global, Inc.
  • York Space Systems
  • CesiumAstro, Inc.
  • Spacety

The competitive landscape is characterized by continuous innovations as companies strive to improve their offerings with new features, integrations, and partnerships.

Satellite-as-a-Service Industry News:

  • In April 2023, Spire Global, Inc. partnered with Enqlare, a digital SataaS platform provider, to offer vessel tracking data, Automatic Identification System (AIS), and vessel characteristics data. Enqlare will incorporate the information & data provided via API into its platform, allowing End-userrs to view a vessel's journey from the beginning to the end.

This satellite-as-a-service market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue & volume (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Services

  • Satellite launch
  • Payload design & integration
  • Ground station management
  • Data processing & management
  • Satellite operations management

By Application

  • Satellite IoT
  • Earth observation
  • Ship tracking
  • Air traffic monitoring
  • Weather forecasting
  • Air traffic monitoring
  • Others

By End-user

  • Government & defense
  • Commercial
  • Academics

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Israel


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of satellite-as-a-service was valued at over USD 3.5 billion in 2022 and will observe over 15% CAGR between 2023 and 2032.

The satellite launch segment satellite-as-a-service market will witness over 16% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 as the service providers offer flexible solutions to customers such as customizing the launch services based on the specific requirements.

North America held approximately 35% of the satellite-as-a-service industry share in 2022 and will continue to grow owing to the strong demand for satellite-based remote sensing and earth observation services.

Amazon, Loft Orbital, NanoAvionics, Spire Global, Inc., York Space Systems, CesiumAstro, Inc., and Spacety.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 263
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 250
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