The global satellite payload market size was USD 13.32 billion in 2020. The market is projected to grow from USD 14.45 billion in 2021 to USD 27.58 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 9.67% during the 2021-2028 period. This information is provided by Fortune Business Insights™, in its report, titled, “Satellite Payload Market, 2021-2028. According to our expert researchers, satellite payload is an assembly of operational constituents that are essential for satellite operation. The payloads are utilized for functions linked to interaction, remote identifying, and navigation. Developments in navigational, telecommunications, and distant sensing technologies are boosting the growth of the market.

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COVID-19 Impact

Space Sector Confronted Difficulties amid Pandemic Due to Pauses in Satellite Launch Programs

The COVID-19 outbreak has adversely impacted the global space industry. Numerous companies in the satellite payload market confronted extraordinary difficulties, owing to pauses in manufacturing and deferred satellite programs. The pandemic had no chief influence in the first quarter of the financial year 2020 on space business, owing to extended manufacturing sequences and low volumes of the units.


Payload, Vehicle Type, Orbit, Application, End-user, and Region are studied for the Market

On the basis of payload, the market is classified into communication, imaging, navigation, and others.

In terms of vehicle type, the market is classified into small and medium-to-heavy.

By orbit, the market is segregated into Geostationary Equatorial Orbit (GEO), Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and Medium Earth orbit (MEO). The GEO segment is estimated to be the fastest-growing segment through the forecast period.

In terms of application, the market is categorized into weather monitoring, telecommunication, scientific research, surveillance, and others.

On the basis of end-user, the market is branched into commercial and military.

Geographically, the market is segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world.

Report Coverage

The report offers a detailed study of the market and a keen examination of the major segments of the market. It provides an in-depth analysis of key players and their insightful strategies to spur the market growth for monetary gains. It also shares tangible insights which guide business owners with their investment perspective.

The regional dynamics and how they shape the market in an upward curve are presented in the following report. Moreover, COVID-19 impacts have been added for additional information and how it is anticipated to affect the demand for the payload in the coming future.

Drivers and Restraints

Increasing Implementation of Presented Payloads to Impel Market Growth

A hosted satellite payload is a module that employs obtainable capability on commercial satellites to position supplementary space-bound gadgets that function exclusively of the chief spacecraft but share the power supply and transponders.

Moreover, government organizations position instruments and other equipment into space by utilizing hosted payloads on commercial spacecraft that are currently programmed for launch to save expenses. This is expected to bolster the satellite payload market growth during the forecast period.

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Regional Insights

North America held the majority of the satellite payload market share and was worth USD 6.05 billion in the fiscal year 2020 owing to augmented government expending on space technologies.

Asia Pacific is estimated to observe considerable growth in the market as the increasing investments in earth observation and telecommunication satellites in China as well as India are anticipated to aid in product demand.

Europe is predicted to perceive considerable growth in the market during the forecast period owing to a rise in the regional space industry and amplified commercialization of space.

Competitive Landscape

Attainments Originated by Vital Companies to Sustain Market Growth

The dominating players in the market incessantly determine to apply effective approaches in order to thrust their brand value as well as endorse the global market growth of the product with encountering least possible restrictions. One such proficient strategy is procuring competitive companies and further safeguarding a profit for both the involved companies.

Industry Development

May 2021: Northrop Grumman Corporation was sanctioned a sustained agreement worth USD 13.3 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to endure to create and form a PNT payload for the Blackjack constellation.

List of Key Players Covered in the Report

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (U.S.)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.)
  • The Boeing Company (U.S.)
  • Thales S.A. (France)
  • Raytheon Technologies (U.S.)
  • Airbus Defense and Space (Germany)
  • L3 Harris Corporation (U.S.)
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
  • ISRO (India)
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (U.S.)
  • MDA Corporation (U.K.)
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.)

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