SIA Reports Satellite Services and Manfacturing Revenue Up in 2013

SIA Reports Satellite Services and Manfacturing Revenue Up in 2013

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) released its annual report on the state of the satellite industry yesterday.  Like the Space Foundation’s report on the space sector more broadly, also released yesterday, the SIA report is full of mostly good news.

The report, prepared for SIA by the Tauri Group, found that global revenues for the satellite industry in 2013 were $195.2 billion, up 3 percent from $188.8 billion in 2012.  Of the four segments of the satellite industry identified in the report, global revenues for only one — the satellite launch industry — fell compared to 2012.

  • Satellite services revenue,  $118.6 billion, up 5 percent
  • Satellite manufacturing, $15.7 billion, up 8 percent
  • Satellite launch industry, $5.4 billion, down 7 percent globally, although the U.S. share grew by 17 percent (from $2.0 to $2.4 billion)
  • Satellite ground equipment, $55.5 billion, up 1 percent

Satellite services in this report includes consumer services (television, radio and broadband); fixed satellite services (transponder agreements, managed network services), mobile satellite services (data, voice); and remote sensing/imaging services.  Satellite manufacturing is self explanatory.  Satellite launch industry includes launch services and launch vehicles.  Satellite ground equipment includes network equipment (e.g. gateways) and consumer equipment (e.g., satellite dishes).

The report is available on the SIA website.

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