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Satellite Management

Technology providers that enhance satellite operations

Overview

Satellite management and associated services represent an integral part of the satellite economy provided by third-party operators. These include satellite launch and management services; miniature satellite and component development; and the provision of satellite-based intelligence, mapping, data analytics, and imagery—all provided via ground-based operations. Once the domain of governments and multi-billion-dollar corporations, the satellite industry has grown massively in the past decade due to advancements in technology, enabling cheaper launches, smaller satellites, and better software platforms, leading the way for private firms to enter the sector. This was further supported by the signing of the US Commercial Space Launch Act of 2015 to facilitate growth in the commercial space industry, encouraging private investments and the deployment of major constellations of satellites. This has led to a significant rise in active satellites since 2015, allowing third-party satellite service facilitators to step in.

A key factor for creating such companies is large capital costs, which can be too high for one entity to bear, making outsourcing services the more feasible option. As of 2022, there are ~4,852 active satellites orbiting Earth, with ~17,000 more launches scheduled before 2030, indicating the further growth of the industry.

Note: Currently, we do not actively cover this industry, but we have identified it as a potential industry to add to our coverage.

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Market Mapping


Incumbents
Growth
Early
Seed
Pre-Seed
Satellite Launch
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Satellite Management
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Miniature Satellite Developers
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Miniature Satellite Components
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Data platforms, mapping, and location intelligence
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Technologies
Technologies
Technologies
Technologies
Technologies
Toyota
Spacex
Rocket Lab
Virgin Orbit
Terran Orbital
Spaceflight Industries
D-Orbit
AAC Clyde Space
ABL Space systems
Firefly Aerospace
Loft Orbital
SpinLaunch
Vector Launch
Skyroot Aerospace
X-Bow launch systems
Latitude
Stoke Space
Phantom Space
Alba Orbital
Hypr Space
Beyond Earth
Intuitive Machines
Rocket Factory Augsburg
Aphelion Aerospace
Airbus
OHB Satellite
Lockheed Martin
Maxar Technologies
Boeing
Toyota
Axelspace
D-Orbit
Magellan Systems Japan Inc
AAC Clyde Space
Loft Orbital
Slingshot Aerospace
Fleet Space Technologies
Morpheus Space
Swarm Technologies
Open Cosmos
Leaf Space
Xona Space Systems
Phantom Space
Scout
Intuitive Machines
Charter Space
Lockheed Martin
Axelspace
Spacex
Terran Orbital
Spacety
Mino Space
Umbra
Fleet Space Technologies
Swarm Technologies
Orora Tech
Open Cosmos
Dragonfly Aerosapce
German Orbital Systems
Berlin Space Technologies
Phantom Space
Alba Orbital
High Earth Orbit Robotics
Lockheed Martin
Axelspace
AAC Clyde Space
Mino Space
Morpheus Space
Akash Systems
Pumpkin Inc
Dragonfly Aerosapce
German Orbital Systems
Berlin Space Technologies
Aphelion Aerospace
Airbus
OHB Satellite
Maxar Technologies
Boeing
Spire Global
Terran Orbital
Iceye
BlackSky Global
Capella Space
Orbital Insight
Ursa Space Systems Inc
AAC Clyde Space
GHGSat
LeoLabs
Albedo
Umbra
Orbital Sidekick
Pixxel
Orora Tech
Hedron
Endurosat
Open Cosmos
North Star Earth & Space
Wyvern
Satsure
Earth-i
High Earth Orbit Robotics

The Disruptors


Satellite Launch

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Rocket Lab
Public - Market cap USD 2.2 bn
Virgin Orbit
Public - Market cap USD 1.0 bn
Terran Orbital
Public - Market cap USD 21.6 mn
Spacex
10010
ABL Space systems
419
Firefly Aerospace
272
Spaceflight Industries
204
Loft Orbital
156
SpinLaunch
146
Vector Launch
103
Stoke Space
75
Skyroot Aerospace
68
X-Bow launch systems
30
Phantom Space
28
D-Orbit
25
Latitude
12
AAC Clyde Space
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Alba Orbital
Hypr Space
Aphelion Aerospace
Beyond Earth
Intuitive Machines
Rocket Factory Augsburg

Satellite Management

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Loft Orbital
156
Slingshot Aerospace
70
Fleet Space Technologies
37
Xona Space Systems
30
Morpheus Space
30
Swarm Technologies
29
Phantom Space
28
D-Orbit
25
Open Cosmos
13
Magellan Systems Japan Inc
4
AAC Clyde Space
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Leaf Space
Scout
Intuitive Machines
Charter Space

Miniature Satellite Developers

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Terran Orbital
Public - Market cap USD 21.6 mn
Spacex
10010
Mino Space
63
Umbra
45
Fleet Space Technologies
37
Spacety
37
Swarm Technologies
29
Phantom Space
28
Open Cosmos
13
Dragonfly Aerosapce
Unknown
German Orbital Systems
Unknown
Berlin Space Technologies
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Orora Tech
Alba Orbital
High Earth Orbit Robotics

Miniature Satellite Components

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Mino Space
63
Morpheus Space
30
Akash Systems
18
AAC Clyde Space
Unknown
Dragonfly Aerosapce
Unknown
German Orbital Systems
Unknown
Berlin Space Technologies
Unknown
Pumpkin Inc
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Aphelion Aerospace

Data platforms, mapping, and location intelligence

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Disruptors

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Funding in USD Millions
Spire Global
Public - Market cap USD 186.2 mn
Terran Orbital
Public - Market cap USD 21.6 mn
Iceye
313
BlackSky Global
234
Capella Space
179
Orbital Insight
129
GHGSat
104
North Star Earth & Space
85
LeoLabs
82
Albedo
58
Ursa Space Systems Inc
51
Umbra
45
Orbital Sidekick
37
Pixxel
33
Hedron
22
Endurosat
19
Open Cosmos
13
AAC Clyde Space
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Orora Tech
Wyvern
Satsure
Earth-i
High Earth Orbit Robotics

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab delivers a range of complete rocket systems and technologies for fast and low-cost payload deployment.

Segment:
Satellite Launch
Total funding:
USD 709.4 million
Disruptor Funding History

Satellite Launch:

Rocket Lab
Virgin Orbit
Terran Orbital
Spacex
ABL Space systems
Firefly Aerospace
Spaceflight Industries
Loft Orbital
SpinLaunch
Vector Launch
Stoke Space
Skyroot Aerospace
X-Bow launch systems
Phantom Space
D-Orbit
Latitude
Alba Orbital
Hypr Space
Aphelion Aerospace
Beyond Earth

Satellite Management:

Loft Orbital
Slingshot Aerospace
Fleet Space Technologies
Xona Space Systems
Morpheus Space
Swarm Technologies
Phantom Space
D-Orbit
Open Cosmos
Magellan Systems Japan Inc
Leaf Space
Scout

Miniature Satellite Developers:

Terran Orbital
Spacex
Mino Space
Umbra
Fleet Space Technologies
Spacety
Swarm Technologies
Phantom Space
Open Cosmos
Orora Tech
Alba Orbital
High Earth Orbit Robotics

Notable Investors


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