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    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market Report

    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market Report
    Report code - SR2783 Published On : Jan,2024 No. of Pages: 165
    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, a See more...

    Market Highlights

    The space launch vehicle service is tasked with deploying rockets to transport spacecraft for various missions, encompassing Earth observation, planetary exploration, and celestial exploration. These services include the development, manufacturing, testing, and operation of launch vehicles, which are essentially rockets designed to carry satellites, scientific instruments, cargo, or even humans into space. These services play a crucial role in enabling a wide range of activities in space, including satellite communication, Earth observation, scientific research, and exploration beyond our planet.

    Space launch vehicle services refer to the commercial or governmental entities that provide the means to transport payloads into space. Companies, such as SpaceX, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, and S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, offer launch services to various customers, including government agencies, private companies, and international organizations. Moreover, the advent of private space companies and the increasing commercialization of space activities are playing a pivotal role in propelling the market demand. As the emerging markets in space-related industries, such as space tourism, lunar exploration, and asteroid mining, continue to gain traction, they add another layer to the demand for space launch vehicle services.

    The space launch vehicle service providers work with satellite manufacturers, space agencies, and other customers to integrate payloads onto the rockets. This process involves ensuring that the payload is securely attached, has the necessary power and communication interfaces, and meets safety and regulatory standards. In addition, some launch providers, such as SpaceX, with its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, have introduced reusable rocket technology, which significantly reduced the cost of launching payloads into space. This is likely to give an impetus to the demand for the space launch vehicles services market. As a result, the space launch vehicle services market is likely to grow at an excellent CAGR of 10.9% in the long run to reach US$ 18 Billion in 2030.

    Recent News: In recent years, there have been several developments in the overall space industry. Some of them have been mentioned below:

    • In July 2023, it was reported that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would soon transfer its Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to the private sector amid growing demand for small satellites.
    • In January 2022, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) chose 13 companies, including SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, ASTRA, and Firefly Aerospace, to offer launch services for the agency's Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) missions, creating fresh avenues for science and technology payloads while nurturing the expansion of the commercial launch market in the USA.

    Recent Market JVs and Acquisitions: Over the past few years, there have been a fair number of strategic alliances, including M&As, JVs, etc., in the space industry across the globe. Some of them have been mentioned below:

    • In June 2023, Firefly Aerospace announced the strategic acquisition of Spaceflight Inc. to enhance its array of affordable space transportation services, including responsive launch and in-space mobility, on-orbit hosting and servicing, and lunar delivery operations.
    • In August 2021, Rocket Lab, Inc. merged with Vector Acquisition Corporation to become a publicly traded end-to-end space company. This merger is expected to accelerate organic and inorganic growth in the space systems business, drive the development of the reusable 8-ton payload-class Neutron rocket, and support potential future expansion into space applications.

    Market Segment Analysis

    Segmentations

    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Payload-Type Analysis

    Satellite, Space Probes, Cargo Spacecraft, and Human Spacecraft.

    Satellite is anticipated to remain the biggest demand generator and exhibit the fastest growth, in the years to come.

    Orbit-Type Analysis

    Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), Geostationary Orbit (GEO), and Beyond GEO.

    LEO is estimated to be the dominant and fastest-growing segment, in the foreseen years.

    Service-Type Analysis

    Pre-Launch Service and Post-Launch Service

    Pre-launch service is predicted to remain the larger and faster-growing segment in the coming years.

    Lift-Type Analysis

    Small-Lift Launch Vehicle and Medium to Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicle

    Medium to heavy-lift launch vehicles are expected to be the larger segment as well as witness the faster growth, during the forecast period.

    Launch Vehicle-Type Analysis

    Reusable Launch Vehicle and Single-Use Launch Vehicle

    Reusable launch vehicles are expected to be the dominant and the fastest-growing segment, during the forecast period.

    End-Use-Type Analysis

    Commercial and Non-Commercial

    Commercial purpose is anticipated to be the biggest demand generator as well as exhibit the faster growth, in the years to come.

    End-User-Type Analysis

    Private and Government

    The government is expected to maintain its market dominance whereas private end-users are likely to witness faster growth, in the coming years.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World

    North America is expected to remain the largest market over the next six years, whereas Asia-Pacific is likely to grow at the fastest rate.

     

    Based on the payload type, the market is segmented into satellites, space probes, cargo spacecraft, and human spacecraft. Among these payload types, satellites are expected to maintain their dominance in the market during the forecast period owing to the increasing demand for Earth observation, navigation, communication, and scientific research satellites. The increase in satellite constellations for global connectivity, the expanding scope of commercial space activities, and ongoing developments in miniaturized satellite designs contribute to the sustained dominance of satellites as the preferred payload, reflecting their indispensable role in modern space endeavors.

    Based on the orbit type, the market is segmented into LEO, MEO, GEO, and beyond GEO. Among these orbit types, LEO is expected to be the dominant segment of the market over the next six years. LEO offers a strategic advantage, i.e. proximity to Earth, which enables lower launch costs and reduced travel time for satellites.

    Based on the service type, the market is segmented into pre-launch service and post-launch service. Between these service types, the pre-launch service is anticipated to remain the dominant segment of the market in the years to come, as mission planning, payload integration, system testing and simulations, quality control, and regulatory compliance are indispensable elements that contribute to the seamless execution of space launches. Therefore, as the complexity and diversity of space missions increase, the demand for comprehensive pre-launch services is likely to rise proportionally.

    Based on the lift type, the market is segmented into small-lift launch vehicles and medium to heavy-lift launch vehicles. Between these launch vehicles, the medium to heavy-lift launch vehicle is anticipated to maintain its dominance in the market in the coming years, as these vehicles have high payload capacities, making them suitable for a wide range of applications, including large communication satellites, space station modules, and interplanetary missions.

    Based on the launch vehicle type, the market is segmented into reusable launch vehicles and single-use launch vehicles. Between these launch types, the reusable launch vehicle is anticipated to be the biggest demand generator in the market during the forecast period, as these launch vehicles are designed to be recovered and reused for multiple missions, as opposed to traditional expendable launch vehicles that are used once and then discarded. The development of reusable space launch vehicles is aimed at reducing the cost of space access by minimizing the need to manufacture new components for each launch.

    Based on the end-use type, the market is segmented into commercial and non-commercial. Between these purpose types, the commercial purpose is anticipated to continue as the major demand generator in the market in the upcoming years, owing to the increasing involvement of private companies in space-related activities, ranging from satellite deployment for communication and Earth observation to the emergence of commercial space tourism.

    Based on the end-user type, the market is segmented into private and government. Between these end-user types, the Government is expected to remain the dominant category of the market during the forecast period, owing to the government's sustained interest and investments in space exploration, national security, and scientific research.

    In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the largest market for space launch vehicle services, during the forecast period. The region is home to NASA along with several leading private aerospace companies (such as Rocket Lab, Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation) that are driving innovation and advancements in space technologies. The USA, in particular, has a well-established space industry with a robust infrastructure for space launches.

    On the other hand, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing region in the market in the years to come, since the region has witnessed a substantial surge in space activities, driven by the growth of ambitious space programs. Countries, such as China and India, have made significant investments in their space capabilities, increasing the demand for space launch vehicle services in the region.

    Key Players

    The global market for space launch vehicle services is very competitive and highly consolidated, with the leading companies capturing the lion’s market share. Apart from technological expertise and financial capabilities, the growth of companies is directly dependent on government support and overall industry conditions. The following are the key players in the space launch vehicle services market:

    • SpaceX
    • China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
    • S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia
    • United Launch Alliance, LLC
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Rocket Lab, Inc.
    • Arianespace SA
    • ASTRA
    • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    • Firefly Aerospace

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report from Stratview Research provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s space launch vehicle services market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 15 detailed primary interviews with market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence most comprehensively. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
    • Market trend and forecast analysis
    • Market segment trend and forecast
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, Product portfolio, New Product Launches, etc.
    • COVID-19 impact and its recovery curve
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for existing and new players
    • Key success factors

    The space launch vehicle services market is segmented into the following categories:

    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market, by Payload Type

    • Satellite (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Space Probes (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Cargo Spacecraft (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Human Spacecraft (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market, by Orbit Type

    • Low Earth Orbit (LEO) (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Geostationary Orbit (GEO) (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Beyond GEO (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market, by Service Type

    • Pre-Launch Services (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Post-Launch Services (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market, by Launch Vehicle Type

    • Small-Lift Launch Vehicle (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Medium to Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicle (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market, by Launch Type

    • Reusable Launch Vehicle (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Single-Use Launch Vehicle (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market, by Purpose Type

    • Commercial (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Non-Commercial (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market, by End-User Type

    • Private (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
    • Government (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

    Space Launch Vehicle Services Market, by Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: The USA)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Russia and The Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: Japan, China, India, and The Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World

    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to three players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to three players)

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

    Custom Research: Stratview Research offers custom research services across sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry to sales@stratviewresearch.com

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The space launch vehicle services market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% in the coming six years, driven by the growing demand for space exploration, satellite deployment, and commercial orbital activities.

    SpaceX, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, United Launch Alliance, LLC, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rocket Lab, Inc., Arianespace SA, ASTRA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Firefly Aerospace are the leading players in the space launch vehicle services market.

    North America is estimated to be dominant in the market in the coming years, due to the presence of NASA along with several leading private aerospace companies (such as Rocket Lab, Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation) that are driving innovation and advancements in space technologies.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing region in the market in the coming years. The key economies driving the regional demand for space launch vehicle services are China and India.

    The government is estimated to be dominant in the market in the coming years, owing to its sustained interest and investments in space exploration and national security.

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