Space Systems in Aerospace and Defense – Thematic Intelligence

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Space Systems in Aerospace and Defense Thematic Report Overview

The space industry was once dominated by the major primes in the aerospace industry. However, since the beginning of the 21st century, small and medium enterprises along with technological innovations have proliferated activity in space and driven down the cost of launching to orbit, which has always been the single largest barrier to entry. The benefits that satellites bring to command and control, situational awareness, and precision guidance are crucial to how most modern militaries may effectively operate today, and further digitization will only increase the relevance of space systems in defense.

The space systems in aerospace and defense thematic intelligence report provides the key trends impacting the growth of the space systems in aerospace and defense theme over the next 12 to 24 months. It also offers an analysis of M&A deals in this theme.

Report Pages 68
Regions Covered Global
Key Trends ·       Technology Trends

·       Macroeconomic Trends

·       Regulatory Trends

Key Value Chain Components ·       Ground-Based

·       Space-Based

·       Launch Operations

Public Companies ·       Aerojet Rocketdyne

·       Airbus

·       AI Space Factory

·       Amazon

·       ArianeGroup

Private Companies ·       Accion Systems

·       Astra Space

·       AI Space Factory

·       Astroscale

·       BlackSky

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Space Systems in Aerospace and Defense - Key Trends

The main trends shaping the space systems in aerospace and defense theme over the next 12 to 24 months are classified into technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.

  • Technology trends: The rapid onboarding of artificial intelligence, the development of hypersonic weapons, and advances in power storage and efficiency technology are some of the technology trends impacting the space systems in aerospace and defense theme.
  • Macroeconomic trends: The key macroeconomic trends explained in the report are the growing space economy, intense competition, and rising ESG concerns due to climate change among others.
  • Regulatory trends: The Registration Convention with the UN, UN COPUOS, and the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space are part of the regulatory trends impacting the space systems in aerospace and defense theme.

Space Systems in Aerospace and Defense – Industry Analysis

Engineering space systems is one of the most cutting-edge fields of science and technology in the world today. Space is an exceptionally hostile environment, and the current demands of spacecraft design leave little margin for error. To have greater versatility, survivability, and mission flexibility engineered into space systems, more advances are needed in fields such as propulsion technology, advanced materials, avionics, and perhaps even life support systems as many space programs harbor long-term ambitions to send humans not only back to the Moon, but further to Mars and the outer Solar System.

The space systems in aerospace and defense industry analysis also covers the following:

  • Timeline
  • Signals
    • M&A trends
    • Venture financing trends
    • Hiring Trends
    • Patent trends

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Space Systems in Aerospace and Defense – Value Chain

The space systems theme involves activity across a range of product areas, deployed both in space and terrestrially. The scope of this report is restricted to the military space systems sector. This sector is then further categorized into three broader operations layers: ground-based, space-based, and launch operations.

Ground-based: Each layer is then sub-divided into component layers that include, hardware software, and service. Under ground-based hardware, antennas/transmitters, radio processing, and GPS receivers. Radio processing equipment located at ground stations allows for global satellite communication. Ground terminals are located on the surface of the Earth and communicate over satellites using radio waves in super high-frequency or extremely high-frequency bands.

Space Systems in Aerospace and Defense – Value Chain

Space Systems in Aerospace and Defense – Value Chain

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Space Systems in Aerospace and Defense - Public Companies

In this section, GlobalData highlights public companies that are making their mark within the space systems in aerospace and defense theme.

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Airbus
  • AI Space Factory
  • Amazon

Space Systems in Aerospace and Defense – Private Companies

In this section, GlobalData highlights private companies that are making their mark within the space systems in aerospace and defense theme.

  • Accion Systems
  • Astra Space
  • AI Space Factory
  • Astroscale

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Defense Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecard has three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Defense Sector Scorecard– Thematic Screen

Defense Sector Scorecard– Thematic Screen

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  • The key challenges that the space industry faces are covered.
  • The investment opportunities for prime contractors, suppliers, and institutional investors, across the whole space systems value chain are covered.
  • Highlights from the range of different space systems programs currently being undertaken by various aerospace companies.

Key Highlights

• Studies of emerging technological trends and their broader impact on the market.

• Analysis of the various space system programs currently under development, as well historical research initiatives.

Reasons to Buy

  • Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections.
  • Gaining an understanding of the market challenges and opportunities surrounding the space systems theme.
  • Understanding how spending on space systems will fit into the overall market and which spending areas are being prioritized.

Elbit Systems
Blue Origin
Northrop Grumman
General Dynamics
Lockheed Martin
Orien Space
Space Pioneer
Ball Aerospace
PLD Space
Space Forge
Made in Space
Additive Space Technologies
3D Systems Corp
Skygate Technologies

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Players
  • 3. Thematic Briefing
  • 4. Trends

    • 4.1. Technology trends
    • 4.2. Macroeconomic trends
    • 4.3. Regulatory trends

  • 5. Industry Analysis

    • 5.1. Technical challenges and future developments
    • 5.2. Timeline

  • 6. Signals

    • 6.1. M&A trends
    • 6.2. Venture financing trends
    • 6.3. Hiring trends
    • 6.4. Patent trends

  • 7. Value Chain

    • 7.1. Ground-based
    • 7.2. Space-based
    • 7.3. Launch operations and space transport vehicles

  • 8. Companies

    • 8.1. Public companies
    • 8.2. Private companies

  • 9. Sector Scorecards

    • 9.1. Aerospace, defense & security sector scorecard

  • 10. Glossary
  • 11. Further Reading
  • 12. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 13. About GlobalData

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