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Global Military Satellite-based ISR Growth Opportunities

  • Report

  • 42 Pages
  • February 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5558083

Growth Opportunities are Evolving to Engage NewSpace Start-ups Driven by Innovation Culture

This study covers the global military satellite-based ISR market and focuses on recent developments and their impact on growth opportunities for NewSpace market participants. Small-satellite technology is the key disruptor driving the ongoing trend of satellite-based ISR.

Multiple commercial participants have entered the space industry with small-satellite-based products and services, which has created new segments in the industry. As military forces enhance their missile defense capabilities and evolve their space forces, the need for enhanced satellite-based capabilities will grow. Small-satellite-based solutions offer cost-effective options that can be developed and deployed in short time frames and support a wide range of downstream capabilities. Military users are establishing their space infrastructure and engaging with well-established and NewSpace market participants.

A hybrid space architecture will require multiple levels of automation within the command and control domain, and this will not be possible without suitable AI-based capability. This approach to space by military users will create opportunities for AI-based NewSpace start-ups.


  • What are the current and future satellite-based ISR trends?
  • What are the key requirements of military users (space forces) concerning satellite-based ISR?
  • What are the opportunities for NewSpace start-ups within the military domain, and how can they support space forces?

Table of Contents

Growth Environment
  • Key Highlights
  • Global Military Satellites - 2020-2030

The Strategic Imperative
  • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
  • The Strategic Imperative 8™
  • The Impact of the Top Three Strategic Imperatives on the Military Satellite-based ISR Industry
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™

Growth Environment and Scope - Military Satellite-based ISR Market
  • Research Scope

Macroeconomic Factors Impacting the Military Satellite-based ISR Market
  • The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Key Regions
  • Evolving Threat Perception: Cybersecurity Risks of Space Assets
  • Evolving Space Race: Space as a Warfighting Domain
  • Growth Drivers
  • Growth Restraints
  • Military Satellite Manufacturing Units/Launch Forecast
  • Military Satellite Manufacturing Revenue Forecast
  • Key Predictions for 2022
  • Top Predictions for 2022

Key Predictions - 2022
  • Prediction 1: Space Forces’ Investments in NewSpace Capabilities
  • Prediction 2: Orbit-agnostic Approach (Which is Dissolving Market Entry Barriers)
  • Prediction 3: Deployment of Small Satellite-enhanced Missile Defence Capabilities
  • Prediction 4: Artificial Intelligence-enabled Command and Control

Growth Opportunity Universe - Military Satellite-based ISR Services
  • Growth Opportunity 1: NewSpace Capabilities for Space Forces
  • Growth Opportunity 2: Integrated Solutions for Comprehensive Satellite-based ISR
  • Growth Opportunity 3: AI-enabled Command and Control for Efficient Space Force Operations

Key Conclusions
  • Key Conclusions
  • List of Exhibits
  • Legal Disclaimer

  • Partial List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the Study