14x Increase 2020 – 20291
38,000+ satellites to be built and launched over the next decade.
5,710 cumulative satellites launched since 20101
~90% of satellites to be launched over the next decade weigh 300kg or less2
$100B+ in launch revenue over the next decade3
Projected satellite launches
1. Based on Euroconsult and Starfighters estimated 2. Euroconsult derived estimates based on 7,015 satellites with a known mass 3. Based on Euroconsult and Starfighters estimate
DILEMMA FOR SMALLSAT OPERATORS: COST vs PAYLOAD
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Purchase of available or underutilized space on larger launch vehicles.
A dedicated launch vehicle to lift the payload.
A dedicated launch vehicle to lift the payload – multiple times.
BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER: SCALE IMPACTS SERVICE PRICE
Payload – Cost/KG*
*All cost calculations are estimated from publicly available online data such as company websites and independent reporting compiled by Starfighters Space
LAUNCH VEHICLE STAGE ANALYSIS
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