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Manufacturers must evolve to meet growing satellite demand

The future demand in the communications and Earth observation markets will drive a five-fold increase in the numbers of satellites being produced by 2030, with the majority of this demand being for small satellites. Frost and Sullivan anticipates that more than 90% of satellite launch demand will be generated by some 30 commercial constellation satellite operators for their new installation and replacement missions.

All of this has significant implications for satellite manufacture, potentially coming to a head as early as 2025 when Frost and Sullivan forecasts a step change in demand, driven by the growth in mega-constellations. Arun Sampathkumar, industry manager for aerospace, defence and security at Frost and Sullivan, says: “With so many constellations being planned, there are significant implications for manufacturing. The space industry will be forced to evolve from its current manufacturing philosophy.”

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