Satellite Remote Sensing Market Research

Satellite Remote Sensing - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Feb 1, 2016, 200 Pages
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Satellite Remote Sensing Market Research

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Satellite Remote Sensing in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 45 companies including many key and niche players such as -

AABSyS IT Pvt. Ltd.
Airbus Defence and Space
Antrix Corporation Limited
Auracle Geospatial Science
DigitalGlobe, Inc.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Growing Emphasis on Earth Observation Drives Demand for
Satellite Remote Sensing Services II-2
Emergence of Micro Satellites to Redefine Market Dynamics II-2
Select Conventional Satellites Vs. Micro Satellites: A
Comparative Analysis II-3
Startups Take a Keen Interest in Satellite Constellations II-3
Technology Advancements Fuel Market Growth II-4
Positive Momentum in Satellite Services Sector Lends Platform
for Market Growth II-4
Table 1: Global Satellite Services Market by Service Type
(2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Consumer
Services, Fixed Services, Mobile Voice & Data Services, and
Remote Sensing Services (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: Global Satellite Sector by Market Segment (2004 &
2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Satellite
Ground Equipment, Satellite Launch, Satellite Manufacturing,
and Satellite Services (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 3: Global Satellite Sector (2014): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Number of Operational Satellites by Application
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Market Outlook II-6

2. COMPETITIVE SCENARIO II-7
DigitalGlobe & Airbus DS: Active Participants II-7
Market Leaders Sense Brewing Competition from New Breed of
Micro Satellite Companies II-7
Stiff Competition from Airborne Platforms Continue to Bother
Satellite Imagery Vendors II-8
Market Witnesses Surge in M&A Activity II-8
Select M&A Deals in the Satellite Remote Sensing Market
(2013-2015) II-9

3. KEY END-USE SECTORS & APPLICATION TRENDS II-10
High Resolution Satellite Imaging Enables in-depth Tapping of
Data II-10
Big Data Results in Demand for Advanced Software Solutions II-10
Government Sector: The Core End-User of Satellite Remote
Sensing Services II-11
Private Sector Investments on Satellite Imagery Continue to Rise II-12
Oil & Gas Sector Relies on Satellite Remote Sensing for Myriad
Requirements II-12
Satellite Remote Sensing Makes Steady Progress in the Mining
Sector II-13
Mineral Exploration Made Easy with Satellite Remote Sensing II-13
Gold: A Widely Explored Mineral with Satellite Imagery II-14
Utilities & Gas Distribution Agencies Prioritize Satellite
Imagery for Pipeline Corridor Planning II-14
Rising Focus on Insurance GIS in the Insurance Sector Bodes
Well for Market Growth II-14
Satellite Remote Sensing Emerges as a Viable Platform for
Sustainable Agriculture II-15
Satellite Platforms Come to Fore in Precision Farming II-15
Satellite Remote Sensing Gains Precedence in Marine Applications II-16
Ports & Shipping Companies Leverage Satellite Imagery for
Maritime Monitoring II-16
Satellite Remote Sensing for Effective Biodiversity Management
Programs II-16
Natural Resources Monitoring Made Convenient with Satellite
Imagery II-17
Weather Monitoring & Forecasting: The Most Important
Downstream Vertical for Satellite Remote Sensing II-18
Satellite Platforms for Weather Monitoring & Forecasting: An
Overview II-19
Satellites Extend their Proficiency in Monitoring Synoptic
Weather Systems II-19
Satellites Easily Predict & Forecast Tropical Cyclones II-20
Satellite Imagery Simplifies Flood Disaster Management II-20
Quicker Earthquake Response through Satellite Imagery II-21
Satellite Remote Sensing to Help Evade Famine Impact II-22
Volcanic Zone Identification with Satellite Remote Sensing II-23

4. REMOTE SENSING - A CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEW II-24
Remote Sensing: A Brief Introduction II-24
Technology Platforms for Remote Sensing II-24
Airborne Platforms II-24
Spaceborne Platforms II-24
Satellite Remote Sensing: An Overview II-24
Types of Sensors for Satellite Remote Sensing II-25
Optical Sensors II-25
Microwave Sensors II-25
Active Sensors II-25
Passive Sensors II-25
Infrared Sensors II-26
Spatial Resolution in Satellite Imagery II-26
Low Resolution II-26
Low Resolution Platforms for Satellite Remote Sensing II-26
Medium Resolution II-27
Medium Resolution Platforms for Satellite Remote Sensing II-27
High Resolution II-27
High Resolution Platforms for Satellite Remote Sensing II-27
Very High Resolution II-28
Very High Resolution Platforms for Satellite Remote Sensing II-28
Applications II-28
Agricultural & Soil Studies II-28
Natural Resources Monitoring & Conservation II-28
Cartography II-29
Geology & Mineral Resources Mapping II-29
Meteorology & Oceanic Studies II-29
Land Management & Development Programs II-29
Rural & Urban Development II-29
Disaster Management Support II-29

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-30
Planet Labs to Acquire Geospatial Businesses of BlackBridge Corp II-30
Planet Labs Secures Funding for Micro Satellites II-30
DigitalGlobe Decommissions QuickBird II Satellite II-30
Canadian Space Agency Joins ESA’s Sentinel Programme II-30
UrtheCast Unveils Full-color HD videos of the Planet Earth II-30
UrtheCast to Deploy a Constellation of Satellites Equipped
with Optical and SAR Payload II-30
UrtheCast Inaugurates its Second Office Facility in Vancouver II-30
UrtheCast Acquires Deimos II-31
ESA Launches Sentinel-2A Satellite II-31
UK Space Agency Teams Up with ESA II-31
ISRO Secures Contract from Google to Launch Skybox Imaging
Satellite II-31
Australian CSIRO National Research Organisation Teams Up with ESA II-31
DigitalGlobe Takes Over Spatial Energy II-31
Skybox Imaging Launches SkySat-2 Satellite II-31
DigitalGlobe Secures US Government Permit to Market Higher-
Resolution Satellite Images II-32
DigitalGlobe Puts High Resolution WorldView- 3 Imaging
Satellite into Orbit II-32
Google Takes Over Skybox Imaging II-32
Orbital Sciences Collaborates with Skybox Imaging II-32
SSL Secures Skybox Contract to Fabricate 13 High Resolution
Earth Observation Satellites II-32
UrtheCast Secures Contract for Providing Earth Imagery Data
and Other Engineering and Value Added Services II-32
UrtheCast Secures Access to TDRSS Network II-32
UrtheCast in Partnership with NanoRacks to Deploy Cameras on
NASA’s Part of International Space Station (ISS) II-33
UrtheCast Deploys Earth Imaging Cameras on Russian Part of
International Space Station (ISS) II-33
ESA Launches Sentinel-1A Earth Observation Spacecraft II-33
ESA and Arianespace Ink Contract for Launching Sentinel-1B
Spacecraft II-33
DLR German Aerospace Center Inks Pact with ESA II-33
ESI Inks Distribution Agreement with Skybox Imaging II-33
Skybox Partners with MapBox for Annotation and Analysis of
Imagery Data II-33
Planet Labs to Deploy the Largest Constellation of Earth
Imaging Satellites II-34
DigitalGlobe Snaps Up GeoEye II-34
Skybox Launches SkySat-1 II-34
Skybox Imaging Inks Agreement with Japan Space Imaging II-34

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-35
AABSyS IT Pvt. Ltd. (India) II-35
Airbus Defence and Space (France) II-35
Antrix Corporation Limited (India) II-35
Auracle Geospatial Science (Canada) II-36
DigitalGlobe, Inc. (US) II-36
ImageSat International N.V. (Israel) II-37
Planet Labs, Inc. (US) II-37
Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc. (Australia) II-38
Satellite Imaging Corporation (SIC) (US) II-38
Skybox Imaging (US) II-38
UrtheCast (Canada) II-39

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-40
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Satellite Remote Sensing Services by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 5: World Historic Review for Satellite Remote Sensing
Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 6: World 14-Year Perspective for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2007, 2015, and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-42


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Increased Use of Geospatial Data Creates Opportunities III-1
Private Sector Investments on Satellite Imagery Continue to
Rise III-2
US Insurers Aim to Rely on Satellite Imagery for Claims
Processing III-2
Satellite Imagery Makes Way into Maritime Monitoring III-3
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
Select Key Players III-4
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 7: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 8: US Historic Review for Satellite Remote Sensing
Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

2. CANADA III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
Outlook III-9
Strategic Corporate Developments III-9
Select Key Players III-10
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 9: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 10: Canadian Historic Review for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12

3. JAPAN III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Outlook III-13
Market Participants See Increased Competition from Aircraft
Imagery Providers III-13
Corporate Development III-13
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 11: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 12: Japanese Historic Review for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

4. EUROPE III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Outlook III-16
Europe’s Copernicus Programme Set to Raise the Bar for
Satellite Remote Sensing III-16
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 13: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Satellite Remote Sensing Services by Region/Country -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 14: European Historic Review for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services by Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 15: European 14-Year Perspective for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services by Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015, and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4a. FRANCE III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Outlook III-20
Strategic Corporate Developments III-20
Airbus Defence and Space - A Major French Company III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 16: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 17: French Historic Review for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-22

4b. GERMANY III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Outlook III-23
Corporate Development III-23
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 18: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 19: German Historic Review for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

4c. ITALY III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Outlook III-25
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 20: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 21: Italian Historic Review for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Outlook III-27
Corporate Development III-27
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 22: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 23: UK Historic Review for Satellite Remote Sensing
Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for
Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4e. SPAIN III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Outlook III-29
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 24: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual
Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 25: Spanish Historic Review for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

4f. REST OF EUROPE III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Outlook III-31
Russia: A Small but Potential Market III-31
Strategic Corporate Developments III-31
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 26: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 27: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Satellite
Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Outlook III-34
Government Agencies: Prime Revenue Contributors for
Satellite Imagery III-34
Chinese Government Leverages Satellite Imagery During
Sichuan Earthquake III-34
Strategic Corporate Developments III-35
Select Players III-35
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 28: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 29: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

6. LATIN AMERICA III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Outlook III-39
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 30: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 31: Latin American Historic Review for Satellite
Remote Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

7. REST OF WORLD III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Outlook III-41
Satellite Imagery Vendors Eye Opportunities in the Middle
East Oil & Gas Sector III-41
ImageSat International N.V. - A Key Israeli Player III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 32: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Satellite Remote Sensing Services Market with
Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 33: Rest of World Historic Review for Satellite Remote
Sensing Services Market with Annual Revenues in US$ Million
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 45 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 50)

The United States (14)
Canada (4)
Japan (3)
Europe (15)
- France (3)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (3)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (2)
- Rest of Europe (3)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (10)
Latin America (1)
Africa (1)
Middle East (2)

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