Ground station services are an essential part of the space industry, enabling the massive data being generated in orbit to be downlinked. Besides, ground station services allow operators to uplink instructions to satellites. The ground segment usually comprises a single antenna or a network of antennae operating at specific frequencies, with the ability to track satellites across the sky.
The Global Space Ground Station Services Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-28. The growing need to ensure that the satellite is maximizing its utility in orbit also calls for a series of complex steps and technology. These technologies need to be deployed efficiently and accurately in order to get quality results. As such, Ground Antennas are required to constantly monitor satellite status and enable the operators to download the data needed by their customers. These ground antennae, forming the ground stations, exchange electromagnetic waves with satellites or other systems in orbit. Thus, the market is characterized by the unmatched capabilities of ground stations in aiding communication with the satellites or systems in orbit. The widening adoption can be accredited to the ability of the associated equipment to store, manage, process, and provide data to end-users or satellite owners as needed.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2018-21|
|Base Year: 2022|
|Forecast Period: 2023-28|
|Regions Covered||North America: USA, Canada|
|South America: Brazil, Rest of South America|
|Europe: The UK, Germany, France, Russia, Rest of Europe|
|Asia-Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific|
|Middle East & Africa: Turkey, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa|
|Key Companies Profiled||Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Kongsberg Satellite Services(KSAT), BridgeComm, Inc., NASA, The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), CONTEC, Intelsat, Leaf Space, Russian Satellite Communications Company, ATLAS Space Operations, The European Space Agency, HEAD Aerospace Group, Space Star Technology Co, Ltd, Antrix Corporation Limited, SPACEX, Others|
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
Moreover, Global Space Ground Station Services Market witnessed considerable growth during the historical period, owing to the rising demand for Non-GEO constellations satellites across the globe. In addition, the numerous applications, including weather forecasting, surface imaging, communications, video broadcasts, etc., are likely to contribute substantially to the market growth. Along with this, the rising multiple aggregator business models across the globe emerging as a prominent factor in the evolution of the market. Furthermore, the rising number of partnerships along with the introduction of new entrants offering ground station services globally is anticipated to boost demand for ground station services during the forthcoming years. For instance,
• In November 2018, European startup Leaf Space raised approximately USD1.5 million for the development of 10 ground-station networks that started their operations in 2020.
Key Trends in the Global Space Ground Station Services Market
The advent of mobile ground stations has brought a paradigm shift in the market dynamics in the past few years. Because of the high initial cost associated with building a ground station, the adoption of small and portable mobile or cloud-based alternatives is gaining traction these days. Moreover, these types of stations facilitate researchers in space and others easy access to satellite signals without raising the need for the traditional ground station. Owing to the minimal infrastructure requirements, numerous market players now seek to invest in cloud-based ground stations, making them available for international purposes as well. This expansion, in turn, shall lead to market ascension during the forecast period.
Based on Type of Ground Station,
Among all, Large Ground Station is anticipated to dominate with the largest share in the Global Space Ground Station Services Market during the forecast period. The dominance can be characterized by the recent inception of numerous enterprises in Satellite communication services, fuelling the need for large ground stations. With the large ground station, concrete satellite connections, exhibiting insignificant transmission challenges, can be realized. Further, with the availability of at least a 15m to 30m antennae, a radio frequency carrier, data handling equipment, and mechanical tracking equipment, the transmission and receiving of data at a lowered noise temperature is achieved through controlling spill over in data transmission.
With the increasing need for satellites for broadcasting, data transmission, weather forecasting, research, etc., a substantial increase in commercial and military satellite placements in the earth’s orbit has been observed. With the growing number of satellites and the commercialization of space communication, the demand for large ground stations has grown extensively due to their extended range and transmission rates.
Based on End User,
Here, the Military segment experienced significant growth in the Global Space Ground Station Services Market in the historical period. The factors responsible for market growth are the increasing demand from the military for combat operations and targeting & tracking of aerial threats across the globe. As a result, the adoption of satellites has surged considerably in the military, thereby escalating the demand for ground station services globally. Further, the deployment of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, commonly used for communication during combat operations and constellations of satellites for public services applications, has boosted ground station services worldwide. Furthermore, the increasing fleet of autonomous and connected vehicles used for various applications in the military sectors require customized Satcom-on-the-move (SOTM) antennas. This factor is likely to accelerate market growth during the forecast period.
Geographically, the Global Space Ground Station Services Market expands across:
Here, North America demonstrated notable market growth during the historical period and is anticipated to prevail in the same trend during the forecast period. The dominance predominantly attributes to various technological advancements, such as the introduction of Artificial Intelligence in Ground Station Services for Tracking Satellites, among others. Besides, lurking opportunities in terms of leveraging the growing demand for aggregated business models to meet government and commercial customers' needs by offering cost-effective end-to-end services has furthered the market growth across the region. Moreover, with the U.S. congress announced the funding of various space missions and activities of NASA with USD 23 million in 2021, more satellite projects are expected to be realized in the coming years, thereby enabling the need for more ground stations in the coming years. Besides, the strong presence of major industry players, such as Microsoft Azure, NASA, and SpaceX, drives the market growth.
Recent Developments in the Global Space Ground Station Services Market
October 2022: ATLAS Space Operations launched a cloud-based, software-only space management platform. The goal is to simplify the traditionally complex satellite operations and network management.
Feb 2022: SpaceX's Starlink established an emergency ground station in Fiji. The brand already had more than 40 in North America, 14 permanent ground stations in Europe and Turkey, 14 in Latin America, 25 in Australasia, and others on islands including Guam and Puerto Rico.
Key Driver: Widening Adoption of New Space Non-GEO Constellations Satellites
The increasing demand for New Space Non-GEO constellations in Low and Medium-Earth orbit across the globe has enthralled the Space Ground Station, Service Market. With comprehensive coverage of satellites, the need for multiple ground stations has arisen, compelling the market players to come up with innovative and broad-range services across the globe. Since traditional Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites usually have a single ground station, the demand for space ground station services has increased in the historical period.
Furthermore, companies such as Amazon web services and Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) offer direct-to-Earth communication services for Non-GEO constellation satellites. Likewise, companies such as AWS and Microsoft Azure provide a ground station having a low-latency global fiber network. For instance, Amazon S3 for storing the downloaded data, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams for managing data ingestion from satellites, and Amazon SageMaker for building custom machine learning applications that directly apply to the data sets.
Key Questions Answered in the Market Research Report:
Frequently Asked Questions
A. The Space Ground Station Services Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.6% during 2023-28.
A. Increasing demand for new space non-geo constellations satellites and rising collaboration between space debris removal companies and ground station service companies are the prominent factors driving the Space Ground Station Services Market through 2028.
A. The leading players in the market are Amazon Web Services, Antrix Corporation Limited, ATLAS Space Operations, BridgeComm, Inc., CONTEC, HEAD Aerospace Group, Intelsat, Kongsberg Satellite Services(KSAT), Leaf Space, Microsoft Azure, NASA, Russian Satellite Communications Company, Space Star Technology Co, Ltd, SPACEX, The European Space Agency, The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), Others.
A. The ‘Military’ segment is anticipated to emerge as an area of remunerative opportunities for the leading players in the Space Ground Station Services Market during the forecast period.
A. North America region is anticipated to dominate the Space Ground Station Services Market during 2023-28.
A. The Advent of Mobile/Cloud Ground Stations emerges as the latest trend shaping the growth of the Space Ground Station Services Market.