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Space Systems Forecast - Satellites & Spacecraft

Forecast International’s Space Systems Forecast - Satellites & Spacecraft tracks the status of approximately 85 space systems around the globe, from formulation to deployment. Individual reports identify program sponsors, prime contractors, and subcontractors, and provide details on recently awarded contracts. Completing each report is a production forecast along with a supporting Forecast Rationale.

The service covers all sectors of the industry – from microsatellites up to large communications satellites and interplanetary spacecraft. Individual reports are complemented by detailed analyses of key space markets, including Commercial Communications Satellites, Military Satellites, and Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites. Also included is an in-depth review of the U.S. Government’s Space Budget.

The service’s seven supporting appendices include coverage of launch centers, a breakout of consolidated production statistics, and an inventory of operational satellites and spacecraft. Forecast International’s Space Systems Forecast - Satellites & Spacecraft is unequaled in its ability to follow trends across the full spectrum of this multifaceted industry.

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The Platinum Forecast System® provides real-time 15-year market forecasts. It is a user-driven, online interface that allows you to quickly create customized market assessments that identify both risk and future opportunities. With its immediate graphical solutions to queries and supporting data tables, Platinum can expedite your research, boosting efficiency while enhancing the accuracy of your results. Users can select up to 25 years of data inclusive of 10 years of historical production and 15-year forecasts. This product is available 24/7, and is updated in real time, facilitating instant delivery of late-breaking information to users all over the world via the Internet.
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Intelligence Center clients can easily access our Market Intelligence services online with an assigned username and password. The Intelligence Center provides 24/7 worldwide access to the full range of market intelligence information you require. Intelligence Center licenses are available for multiple sites and multiple users. Contact us for details.
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Clients ordering our Market Intelligence Services in DVD format receive quarterly issued disks. Data is provided in Rocket Folio™ software, offering users rapid and accurate searches across all of our intelligence products. Numerous high-powered features enable users to easily extract the information necessary to make mission-critical decisions. DVD services are sold on the basis of a licensed operating period, and are time-dated. Licenses are available for multiple sites and multiple users, contact us for details.
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Clients receive a binder containing hard-copy Market Intelligence Reports. Each product is updated on a monthly basis unless otherwise indicated.

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Space Systems Forecast - Launch Vehicles & Manned Platforms

Launch Vehicles & Manned Platforms provides technical specifications, program reviews, and 10-year production forecasts. With reports on some 40 programs and a Market Segment Analysis covering the prospects for Expendable Launch Vehicles, this service enables the end-user to follow industry trends like never before.

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A compilation of our Space Systems Market Intelligence Services. Note that not all services are available in all formats. Please refer to the chart below for further details - or call us at 203.426.0800.)

The Market for Civil & Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites

Remote sensing imagery remains an important tool for government agencies and militaries worldwide.  Urban planning, natural resource exploitation, agriculture, mapping and navigation, transportation, meteorological forecasting and scientific study of Earth’s climate are all driving the market for remote sensing satellites. This Market Segment Analysis is extracted directly from our Space Systems Forecast - Satellites & Spacecraft Forecast and is designed to provide insightful analysis of niche segments at economical prices. Clients receive the analysis via PDF. The

The Market for Commercial Communications Satellites

The demand for high-definition television services and mobile satellite services will serve to load the order books for satellite manufacturers globally during the next 10 years. Demand for satellite services remains strong, despite the global economic downturn.  This is especially true in developing markets.  With a number of satellite operators in the midst of major fleet upgrades, deliveries will remain strong.

The Market for Expendable Launch Vehicles

A diverse interconnectivity exists between the launch vehicle and satellite industries. Neither market can flourish without the other, as the launch vehicle industry requires a steady stream of payloads, and both satellite manufacturers and operators require consistent access to these vehicles. This Market Segment Analysis is extracted directly from our Space Systems Forecast - Launch Vehicles & Manned Platforms Forecast and is designed to provide insightful analysis of niche segments at economical prices. Clients receive the analysis via PDF. The analysis includes 10-year

The Market for Military Satellites

The militarization of space will continue to be a vigorous market over the next decade, with more and more countries seeking proliferation. This market analysis is an examination of the trends and factors affecting and expected to affect the military satellite market. It is designed to provide an understanding of the current major military satellite systems, and of the market factors that may influence the development and production of those systems

PSLV Launch with 104 Payloads Opens New Opportunities for Small Satellites

Thursday, February 16, 2017

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. On the morning of February 15, 2017, ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (designated PSLV-C37) launched the 714-kilogram Cartosat-2 Series Satellite and 103 co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. The … Continue reading

Cornyn, Culberson Restart Debate on Future of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Efforts

Friday, February 3, 2017

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07) have introduced a bill in Congress to require NASA to develop plans for the future of U.S. human space exploration, with … Continue reading

Launch Vehicles: Year in Review 2016

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Recent Decline Continued, but Stage Set for Renewed Activity in 2017 by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. The year 2016 saw 85 launches into Earth orbit  (this count excludes the Falcon 9 that exploded in September, since the … Continue reading

New ULA Website Marks New Era in Launch Industry Transparency and Competition

Thursday, December 8, 2016

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. United Launch Alliance (ULA) has announced a new website that enables customers to shop for launch services and sets standard price transparency. It also provides insight into reliability, schedule assurance, and performance … Continue reading

SpaceX Files to Build Massive Satellite Network

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. SpaceX has officially filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to build and operate a massive network of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. According to documents submitted to the FCC, the satellite … Continue reading

ILS Plans to Revitalize Proton Sales

Thursday, November 17, 2016

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. After dominating the commercial launch market for years – along with the Ariane 5 – the Proton is seeing a loss in appeal to commercial operators, along with a decline in sales. … Continue reading

Forecast Roundtable – Discussion of Elon Musk’s Mars Colonization Plan

Friday, September 30, 2016

By Matthew Beres and Bill Ostrove, Forecast International. Welcome to the Forecast Roundtable Podcast. Forecast Roundtable brings together expert analysts, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss the latest issues in the aerospace and defense markets. Produced at the Forecast International … Continue reading

Google’s Deep Pockets Benefit Terra Bella

Thursday, September 29, 2016

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Terra Bella is part of a wave of new remote sensing satellite operators that hope to utilize new technologies and business models to break into the Earth imagery business.  SkySat satellites have … Continue reading

Elon Musk Lays Out Ambitious, Challenging Plan to Colonize Mars

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. Elon Musk has proposed an ambitious plan to make humans a multiplanet species. The announcement of the initiative was made at the International Astronautical Congress on September 27 in Guadalajara, Mexico, to … Continue reading

Clyde Space Remains at Forefront of Small Satellite Industry

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

by Bill Ostrove, Space Systems Analyst, Forecast International. While at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show, I had the opportunity to speak with Robin Sampson, a sales manager at Clyde Space, a Scottish satellite equipment manufacturer. The conversation revealed interesting information … Continue reading

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