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October 6th, 2011
Public Contracts and Higher Resolution Imagery Spur Earth Observation Market

Commoditization of space technologies is also dropping the average price tag of a high-performance satellite to less than $100 million. With the lower price tag and the quicker turn around, private sector companies and countries with developing space programs find entering the EO market a more attractive proposal.

Major programs such as the NGA’s EnhancedView or the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) of the EU are large contributors to the market revenues, but may also be a target for cuts as their justification could be questioned within larger government spending reduction efforts.

Government policies will also play a role in the EO market. Regulations that limit high-resolution data distribution to third parties, policies to freely give away EO data from publicly-funded satellites and export controls of satellite technologies are all actively affecting the EO market.

Even if satellite imagery prices have fallen over the past decade, depending on the resolution and type of imagery and the region, data revenues have grown, and these should be even higher than Value-Added Services (VAS) for part of the next decade due to the NGA EnhancedView contract kicking into higher gear when new satellites are launched.

About the Report Global Satellite-Based Earth Observation, 3rd Edition is a multi-client report now available from NSR. The report provides a complete and comprehensive analysis of demand trends for the EO market in all regions and forecasts operational satellites and new satellite manufacturing revenues, as well as EO data and VAS revenues for the government/military and commercial markets for the period 2010-2020.

About NSR NSR is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in satellite and wireless technology and applications. NSR’s primary areas of expertise include emerging technology, IP applications, and broadcast services. With extensive expertise in all regions and a number of broadband sectors, NSR is a leading provider of in-depth market insight and analyses.