Europe Sub-Orbital Testing Services Industry Research 2022-2032: Start-Ups and Investment Scenario, Commercial Sub-Orbital Launch Sites and Spaceports, On-going NASA Programs

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The Europe sub-orbital testing services market is estimated to reach $30.7 million by 2032 from $16.4 million in 2022, at a CAGR of 6.48% during the forecast period 2022-2032, driven by demand from the government, research institutions, and growing commercial industries.

Increased demand from a variety of end users is driving investments in sub-orbital launch vehicle platforms in the European sub-orbital testing services market. One of the main obstacles in this sector is the high expenses and lengthy testing procedures linked to sub-orbital launches, which limit customer use. The reusability of sub-orbital platforms offers a chance to mitigate this by cutting prices, however as of right now, only a few number of major companies produce reusable solutions, providing service providers significant pricing power because of the lack of competition.

Europe has the presence of a large number of manufacturing and research and development hubs. The region is also home to one of the leading national space agencies, the European Space Agency (ESA). This national space agency has been engaged with various space companies to demonstrate the capabilities of space transportation and testing services. Furthermore, the small satellite deployment in the region for satellite-based internet services by companies such as OneWeb and Airbus drives the demand for sub-orbital testing services.

The region faces huge regulations from the ESA, which has restricted sub-orbital testing services growth. Hence, the waiting period for the payload to get tested in the sub-orbital region is significantly high. Additionally, there are still a smaller number of sub-orbital testing service providers in the region actively providing testing services, as most of the companies are in the development stage.

In the future, more players are anticipated to enter the European sub-orbital market, which will lower the launch costs for sub-orbital testing services. There will be an increased need for sub-orbital testing services due to the expanding deployment of tiny satellites, especially in the 1-50 kg satellite mass segment. Sub-orbital testing service providers are expected to see a rise in demand between 2022 and 2032 since smaller spacecraft frequently use Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) subsystems and components that are not normally space certified.

How can this report add value to an organization?

Product/Innovation Strategy: The service segment helps the reader understand the different end users that will generate the demand for sub-orbital testing services in Europe region. Moreover, the study provides the reader with a detailed understanding of the different sub-orbital testing services market based on payload capacity (1-50 kg, 51-200 kg, 201-500 kg, and 501 kg and above), and application (automated and human-tended).

Growth/Marketing Strategy: The Europe sub-orbital testing services market has seen major development by key players operating in the market, such as business expansion activities, contracts, mergers, partnerships, collaborations, and joint ventures. The favored strategy for the companies has been contracted to strengthen their position in the Europe sub-orbital testing services market.

Competitive Strategy: Key players in the Europe sub-orbital testing services market analyzed and profiled in the study involve sub-orbital testing service providers. Moreover, a detailed competitive benchmarking of the players operating in the Europe sub-orbital testing services market has been done to help the reader understand how players stack against each other, presenting a clear market landscape. Additionally, comprehensive competitive strategies such as contracts, partnerships, agreements, acquisitions, and collaborations will aid the reader in understanding the untapped revenue pockets in the market.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • What are the trends in the Europe sub-orbital testing services market, and how is the market expected to change over the forecast period 2022-2032?
  • How is the market expected to grow during the forecast period 2022-2032?
  • What are the key developmental strategies implemented by the key players to sustain in this highly competitive market?
  • What is the current and future revenue scenario of the Europe sub-orbital testing services market?

Key Market Players 

  • PLD Space
  • Skyrora Limited

Key Topics Covered:

1 Markets

1.1 Industry Outlook

1.1.1 Sub-Orbital Testing Services Market: Overview Types of Sub-Orbital Testing Automated Human-Tended Limitations of Existing Terrestrial Testing Services Key Use Cases

1.1.2 Ongoing Programs NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program NASA Sounding Rocket Program (NSRP)

1.1.3 Sub-Orbital Testing Services Platforms Sub-Orbital Reusable Launch Vehicle (SRLV) Sounding Rocket Fixed-Winged Platform (Parabolic Flights) High-Altitude Balloons

1.1.4 Start-Ups and Investment Scenario

1.1.5 Commercial Sub-Orbital Launch Sites and Spaceports

1.2 Business Dynamics

1.2.1 Business Drivers Need for Microgravity Testing Services Limitations of Terrestrial Testing Service Capabilities

1.2.2 Business Challenges Expensive Sub-Orbital Flight Time Intensive Testing Process Safety Concerns Associated with Impact Landing Policy Challenges for Sub-Orbital Flights

1.2.3 Business Strategies New Product Launches

1.2.4 Corporate Strategies Partnerships, Collaborations, Agreements, and Contracts Mergers and Acquisitions

1.2.5 Business Opportunities Companies Offer Human-Tended Sub-Orbital Research

2 Europe

2.1 Sub-Orbital Testing Services Market (by Region)

2.2 Europe

2.2.1 Market Key Manufacturers and Service Providers in Europe

2.2.2 Service Europe Sub-Orbital Testing Services Market (by Payload Capacity) Europe Sub-Orbital Testing Services Market (by Application)

2.2.3 Europe (by Country) Germany U.K. France Russia Rest-of-Europe

3 Markets – Competitive Benchmarking & Company Profiles

3.1 Market Share Analysis

3.2 PLD Space

3.2.1 Company Overview Role of PLD Space in the Europe Sub-Orbital Testing Services Market Launch Site Product Portfolio

3.2.2 Corporate Strategies Partnerships, Collaborations, Agreements, Investments, and Contracts

3.2.3 Business Strategies New Product Launches

3.2.4 Analyst View

3.3 Skyrora Limited

4 Research Methodology

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