Earth Observation Satellite Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Global Earth Observation Satellite Market Research Report Information by Applications (Infrastructure, Environment Monitoring, Energy, Natural Resources Monitoring, Maritime, Disaster Management, & Others), Payload Type, and Region–Global Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/4512-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Market Scenario


Earth observation satellite is designed for non-military uses, such as monitoring and predicting climatic patterns, assessing damage during natural disasters, estimation of crop yields, surface geology mapping, and mineral deposits, and availability of water sources. It works at an altitude of 800 Km using remote-sensing techniques to collect data on the chemical, physical, and biological aspects of the earth system. This method permits the measurement of geology parameters of the world from the orbit with the use of high-resolution cameras and advanced sensors. It conjointly facilitates the management of earth’s natural resources in a resourceful manner. The satellite-based earth observation sector is witnessing a rapid growth during the forecast period. However, there are some shortcomings in operating performance of the earth observation satellite, such as high initial investment cost, coordination among different databases, reusability, customization, and isolation of various satellites from one another.


Moreover, the changing landscape in the space industry will affect the earth observation industry, especially in downstream activities. Downstream companies are focused on securing new data to ensure cost reduction in a commercial marketplace. Joint ventures and acquisitions are going to gain important tactical aspect in the earth observation satellite industry. For instance, the government is actively participating in the development of earth observation fleet for several purposes, such as remote sensing, earth science, and meteorology.


For instance, Orbital ATK had launched 10 earth observation satellites from Planet Labs, with its Minotaur C rocket to provide information related to businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world. Similarly, Thales Alenia Space had signed a contract with Airbus Defense and Space GmbH to develop the Biomass spacecraft in order to determine the distribution of biomass in the world’s forests and measure annual changes. It is the first space borne exploration of the Earth’s surface using a P-band radar. Additionally, the data generated will be used to monitor the ionosphere, glacier and ice sheets, mapping subsurface geology in deserts and the topography under dense vegetation.


The primary goal for earth observation satellite is to gather information related to the geological aspect of the earth. The increased need for advanced image-enhancing equipment will enable manufacturers to improve the quality of satellite-based earth observation images. The factors responsible for the growth of the global earth observation satellite market are emerging satellite constellations, cloud computing, high-resolution data, re-usable satellite launch vehicles and technological improvements in satellite imagery. In general, earth observation satellites provide key information and unique data to support climate change activities.


The global earth observation satellite market is segmented based on application, payload type, and region. Among application, environment monitoring is widely used and comprises the largest share in the market. The key growth factor of environmental monitoring is increasing requirement of real-time data related weather forecast and climate pattern. Among payload type, SATCOM has the largest demand in the earth observation satellite market during the forecast period.


Global Earth Observation Satellite Market, By Segmentation


 Earth Observation Satellite Market


On the basis of region, the market is segmented into America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. North America region is expected to dominate the market in future, due to significant investment in surveillance and monitoring technologies. For instance, SpaceX and Airbus Defense built the first Spanish earth observation satellite to assist with civil operations, such as border control, tactical support, natural disaster management, environmental monitoring, risk management, and counter-piracy actions. The Asia Pacific region is second to the North America region in the global earth observation satellite market as several companies are operational in commercial verticals in media and entertainment and disaster management, with the help of earth observation satellites. Thus, the global earth observation satellite market is estimated to grow at approximately 9% CAGR from 2017 to 2023.


Key Players


The key players in the global earth observation satellite market are Airbus Defence and Space (U.S.), OHB SE (Germany), Boeing Defense Space & Security (U.S.), JSC Information Satellite Systems (Russia), Lockheed Martin (U.S.), Orbital ATK (U.S.), Space Systems/Loral (U.S.), Thales Alenia Space (France), and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (U.S.).


The report for Global Earth Observation Satellite Market of Market Research Future comprises extensive primary research along with the detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects by various industry experts, key opinion leaders to gain the deeper insight of the market and industry performance. The report gives the clear picture of current market scenario which includes historical and projected market size in terms of value and volume, technological advancement, macro economic and governing factors in the market. The report provides details information and strategies of the top key players in the industry. The report also gives a broad study of the different market segments and regions.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The market can attain a growth rate close to 9% from 2017 to 2023.

High investments in surveillance and monitoring technologies along with the rising use of earth observation satellite in civil operations, such as tactical support, border control, environmental monitoring, risk management, counter-piracy actions and natural disaster management bolster the market growth in North America.

The APAC market can secure the second spot in the market owing to the large number of companies operating in the commercial vertical in the disaster management and media and entertainment sectors, which boosts the use of earth observation satellites.

Environment monitoring is widely used and forms the biggest share in the worldwide market.

Among payload type, SATCOM has the largest demand in the earth observation satellite market during the forecast period.

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope of the Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope of the Study

2.2.1 Definition

2.2.2 Research Objective

2.2.3 Assumptions

2.2.4 Limitations

2.3 Research Process

2.3.1 Primary Research

2.3.2 Secondary Research

2.4 Market size Estimation

2.5 Forecast Model

3 Market Landscape

3.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.1.1 Threat of New Entrants

3.1.2 Bargaining power of buyers

3.1.3 Threat of substitutes

3.1.4 Segment rivalry

3.1.5 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.2 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

4 Market Dynamics

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Market Opportunities

4.5 Market Trends


5 Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Infrastructure

5.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.3 Environment Monitoring

5.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.4 Energy

5.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.5 Natural Resources Monitoring

5.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.6 Maritime

5.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.7 Disaster Managements

5.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.7 Others

5.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6 Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Payload Type

6.1 Introduction

6.2 SATCOM

6.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6.3 EO/IR

6.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6.4 Communication

6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6.4 Imaging

6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6.5 Navigation

6.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7 Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Region

7.1 Introduction

7.2 America

7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.2.4 U.S.

7.2.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.2.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.2.5 Canada

7.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.2.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.3 Europe

7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.3.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.3.4 U.K

7.3.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.3.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.3.5 Germany

7.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.3.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.3.6 France

7.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.3.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.3.7 Italy

7.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.3.7 Rest of Europe

7.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.4 Asia Pacific

7.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.4.5 China

7.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.4.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.4.6 Japan

7.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.4.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.4.7 India

7.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.4.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific

7.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.4.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.5 Middle East & Africa

7.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

7.6 South America

7.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Applications, 2020-2027

7.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Payload Type, 2020-2027

8 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profile

10.1 Airbus Defence and Space

10.1.1 Company Overview

10.1.2 Financial Overview

10.1.3 Product Offerings

10.1.4 Key Developments

10.1.5 SWOT Analysis

10.2 OHB SE

10.2.1 Company Overview

10.2.2 Financial Overview

10.2.3 Product Offerings

10.2.4 Key Developments

10.2.5 SWOT Analysis

10.3 Boeing Defense Space and Security

10.3.1 Company Overview

10.3.2 Financial Overview

10.3.3 Product Offerings

10.3.4 Key Developments

10.3.5 SWOT Analysis

10.4 JSC Information Satellite Systems

10.4.1 Company Overview

10.4.2 Financial Overview

10.4.4 Product Offerings

10.4.4 Key Developments

10.4.5 SWOT Analysis

10.5 Lockheed Martin

10.5.1 Company Overview

10.5.2 Financial Overview

10.5.3 Product Offerings

10.5.4 Key Developments

10.5.5 SWOT Analysis

10.6 Orbital ATK

10.6.1 Company Overview

10.6.2 Financial Overview

10.6.3 Product Offerings

10.6.4 Key Developments

10.6.5 SWOT Analysis

10.7 Space Systems/ Loral

10.7.1 Company Overview

10.7.2 Financial Overview

10.7.3 Product Offerings

10.7.4 Key Developments

10.7.5 SWOT Analysis

10.7 Thales Alenia Space

10.7.1 Company Overview

10.7.2 Financial Overview

10.7.3 Product Offerings

10.7.4 Key Developments

10.7.5 SWOT Analysis

10.9 Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

10.7.1 Company Overview

10.7.2 Financial Overview

10.7.3 Product Offerings

10.7.4 Key Developments

10.7.5 SWOT Analysis


List of Tables

Table 1 Global Earth Observation Satellite: By Region, 2020-2027

Table 2 North America Global Earth Observation Satellite: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 3 Europe Global Earth Observation Satellite: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 4 Asia Pacific Global Earth Observation Satellite: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa Global Earth Observation Satellite: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 6 South America Global Earth Observation Satellite: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 7 Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications, By Regions, 2020-2027

Table 8 North America Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 9 Europe Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 10 Asia Pacific Global Earth Observation Satellite by Applications, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 11 Middle East & Africa Global Earth Observation Satellite by Applications, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 12 South America Global Earth Observation Satellite by Applications, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 13 Global Earth Observation Satellite: By Region, 2020-2027

Table 14 Global Earth Observation Satellite: By Applications, 2020-2027

Table 15 Global Earth Observation Satellite: By Payload Type, 2020-2027

Table 16 North America Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Country

Table 17 North America Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications

Table 18 Europe: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Country

Table 19 Europe: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications

Table 20 Europe: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Payload Type

Table 21 Asia Pacific: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Country

Table 22 Asia Pacific: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications

Table 23 Asia Pacific: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Payload Type

Table 24 Middle East & Africa: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Region

Table 25 Middle East & Africa: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications

Table 26 Middle East & Africa: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Payload Type

Table 27 South America: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Region

Table 28 South America: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications

Table 29 South America: Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Payload Type

List of Figures

FIGURE 1 Research Process of MRFR

FIGURE 2 Top down & Bottom up Approach

FIGURE 3 Market Dynamics

FIGURE 4 Impact analysis: market drivers

FIGURE 5 Impact analysis: market restraints

FIGURE 6 Porter’s five forces analysis

FIGURE 7 Value chain analysis

FIGURE 8 Global Earth Observation Satellite SHARE, By Applications, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 9 Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Applications, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 10 Global Earth Observation Satellite SHARE, By Payload Type, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 11 Global Earth Observation Satellite, By Payload Type, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 12 Global Earth Observation Satellite SHARE (%), BY REGION, 2020

FIGURE 13 Global Earth Observation Satellite, BY REGION, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 14 North America Global Earth Observation Satellite SHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 15 North America Global Earth Observation Satellite BY Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 16 Europe Global Earth Observation Satellite SHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 17 Europe Global Earth Observation Satellite BY Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 18 Asia Pacific Global Earth Observation Satellite SHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 19 Asia Pacific Global Earth Observation Satellite BY Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 20 Middle East & Africa Global Earth Observation Satellite SHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 21 Middle East & Africa Global Earth Observation Satellite BY Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 22 South America Global Earth Observation Satellite SHARE (%), 2020

FIGURE 23 South America Global Earth Observation Satellite BY Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)