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Satellite Ground Station (SGS) Market - By Platform (Fixed, Portable, Mobile), By Orbit (Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO)), By Function (Communication, Earth Observation, Space Research, Navigation), Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5834
  • Published Date: May 2023
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Satellite Ground Station Market Size

Satellite Ground Station Market size exceeded USD 25 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to register at a 5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. The increasing demand for satellite communication from various sectors, such as government, military, media, and telecommunications, is driving the market growth. The market expansion is also fueled by the growing demand for high-speed internet services as well as satellite-based broadband services.

Satellite Ground Station (SGS) Market

SGS are built for collecting and streaming remote sensing satellite data to a variety of users and applications. This could include regional research institutes like CSIRO or national weather bureaus like the Bureau of Meteorology. These facilities gather weather information as well as other data to offer to customers and the public. The following elements are typically found in satellite ground stations: a reception antenna, a feed horn, a waveguide, and a receiver. Most of them are pedestal mounted.

The high initial investment will be a major challenge for the satellite ground station market. A satellite communication network requires significant initial investments to design, deploy, and launch. The complexities involved in ground station installation, such as pointing an antenna, aligning its polarization, and setting the transmitter, incur high upfront costs. The correct orientation of the VSAT dish is critical for establishing proper communication channels. As a result, configuring each ground station and installing them to meet the requirements are time-consuming and complicated.

COVID-19 Impact

The satellite ground station market played a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic. Satellite communication has grown in popularity due to its numerous applications in providing voice, data, and broadcast communication solutions, as well as navigation, earth observation, remote sensing, and other unique services for businesses, government entities, and consumers, both domestic and global. Global space agencies, such as NASA, have used communication satellites to depict the global changes resulting from COVID-19.

Satellite Ground Station Market Trends

The satellite ground station market is expanding rapidly owing to the rising demand for satellite communication services. As the world becomes increasingly connected, the demand for dependable satellite communication grows. As a result, the demand for ground station equipment, such as antennas, receivers, and transceivers, has surged. The emergence of new technologies, such as High-throughput Satellites (HTS) and small satellite constellations, is one of the most recent trends in the satellite ground station industry. Ground station services provide access to satellite data and can be used for numerous purposes including satellite imagery, navigation, and communications.

Satellite Ground Station Market Analysis

Satellite Ground Station Market Revenue, By Platform, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on platform, the satellite ground station market is segmented into fixed, portable, and mobile. The fixed platform segment expanded at 5% CAGR in 2022. Fixed platforms are outfitted with specialized machinery and large-scale technology to communicate at high data rates. The high bandwidth capabilities are the major advantage of fixed satellite ground stations. Future satellite ground stations with fixed platforms are expected to be distinguished by an emphasis on productivity, dependability, and technological advancements. Also, several market participants are aiming at supporting the governments to deploy these stations across the globe.

Satellite Ground Station Market Revenue Share, By Orbit, (2022)

Based on orbit, the satellite ground station market is segmented into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO). The Low Earth Orbit (LEO) segment was valued at over USD 10 billion in 2022. LEO satellites are in high demand because of the rising demand for high-speed and affordable broadband in several industries, including banking, retail, and the oil, gas, and energy sectors. Additionally, these satellites are gaining popularity as a substitute for Internet connectivity in remote areas. Low-earth orbit satellites are anticipated to connect the disconnected and close the digital divide as internet coverage continues to lag in the majority of the world's regions.

Based on application, the satellite ground station market is categorized into communication, earth observation, space research, navigation, and others. The communication segment reached USD 5 billion in 2022. This segment has shown significant growth in past years owing to the rising demand for advanced miniaturized onboard computing systems for communication hardware. The demand for uninterrupted mobile broadband coverage in remote & far-flung regions for streaming information & entertainment as well as VSAT connectivity, the extensive use of small satellites for commercialization & data transferability, and technological advancements in transport & logistics networks are expand the communication segment share.


Based on end use, the satellite ground station market is divided into commercial, defense, and government. The commercial market is expected to attain 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The advancement of high-speed internet has led to increased online gaming, which necessitates a high data transfer rate. This can be achieved through satellite ground stations with higher processing power, allowing for improved performance over Wi-Fi networks. Countries, such as India, are expanding their infrastructure, further augmenting the commercial segment. The rising investments and technological advancements have increased the demand for this segment, contributing significantly to market growth.

Europe Satellite Ground Station Market Size, 2020 - 2032 (USD Billion)

Europe satellite ground station market is expected to grow at 10% CAGR from 2022 to 2032. The dominance primarily stems from a variety of technological developments including the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to ground station services for tracking satellites. The regional market growth is increasing owing to the rising demand for aggregated business models to meet the needs of governments and commercial customers by providing cost-effective end-to-end services.


Satellite Ground Station Market Share

The major companies operating in the satellite ground station market include

  • Cobham SATCOM
  • ESS Weathertech
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.
  • Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Maxar Technologies
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Orbit Communications Systems Ltd
  • Safran

Satellite Ground Station Industry News:

  • In March 2023, Globalstar, Inc. has announced that the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand approved the launch of company's mobile satellite services throughout the country, including permission to operate its new ground station at Thaicom's Teleport Centre in Bangkok.
  • In February 2022, SpaceX installed Starlink satellites in a ground station infrastructure to provide satellite connectivity to remote villages in Tonga. SpaceX operates 14 permanent ground stations in Europe and Turkey, as well as more than 40 in North America, 14 in Latin America, 25 in Australasia, and others on islands such as Guam and Puerto Rico.


This satellite ground station market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Platform

  • Fixed
  • Portable
  • Mobile

By Orbit

  • Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
  • Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)
  • Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO)

By Function

  • Communication
  • Earth observation
  • Space research
  • Navigation
  • Others

By End Use

  • Commercial
  • Defense
  • Government


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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Singapore
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Israel
    • South Africa
Authors: Suraj Gujar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Satellite ground station industry reached USD 25 billion in 2022 and will record over 5% CAGR from 2023-2032 due to surging deployment in various sectors, such as government, military, media, and telecommunications.

Satellite ground station market share from the fixed platform segment showcased 5% CAGR in 2022 driven by rising adoption as they are deployed with specialized machinery and large-scale technology to communicate at high data rates.

SGS industry size from communication applications recorded more than USD 5 billion in 2022 on account of the rising need for advanced miniaturized onboard computing systems for communication hardware.

Europe SGS market size is estimated to record 10% CAGR from 2022-2032 owing to rising adoption of AI to ground station services for tracking satellites.

Satellite Ground Station Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
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