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The market for space computing platforms is estimated to be on board 1.3 billion USD In 2022 it is expected to reach $2.3 billion By 2027, at a compound annual growth rate of 12.1% from 2022 to 2027.

The growth of this market can be attributed to the increased trade of onboard space computing platforms, developments in the defense sector, and the national security sector.

Rise of space exploration missions

Public and private initiatives in space exploration will increase with the converging global interest in lunar exploration in the near future. Total global government investment in space exploration 14.6 billion US dollars In 2017, an increase of 6% over 2016.

In terms of applications, lunar and Mars explorations are expected to account for the majority of space missions to be launched by 2027, as lunar exploration becomes the focus of public and private stakeholders.

It is expected to launch 18 missions to explore deep space, while the remaining missions will be devoted to exploring Mars. Space exploration provides long-term tangible and intangible benefits to humanity. Low Earth Orbit (LEO) research and exploration helps provide solutions for various global services, such as communications, global positioning, oceanography, observation, and astronomy.

Thus, global expenditures have grown in the past five years, driven by programs in pioneering countries and new countries investing in space exploration. The development of high-tech space computing platforms on board allows for more advanced features. Technological breakthroughs and insights from previous space missions have inspired new players to invest in this market because of the great opportunities.

Increased use of small satellites in various applications

Small satellites have gained widespread use in commercial, civil, government, and military applications. The affordability of these satellite missions has enhanced civilian and commercial applications by offering inexpensive means to explore well-focused scientific research objectives, such as monitoring the space radiation environment, updating the geomagnetic reference field, or providing an early proof of concept for the development of massive infrastructure projects.

Several flaws have already been addressed, such as limited on-board power supply to support hardware components, low accuracy in knowing position, remote sensing control, and insufficient driving and data processing capabilities. This has led to the development of advanced nanosatellites and satellite capabilities.

Work is also underway on the independence of these satellites in orbit to further expand the mission’s capabilities. As a result of these developments, microsatellites can meet the requirements of various application areas, such as navigation, communications and Earth observation, thus opening up opportunities for the growth of the microsatellite and satellite markets.
Medium satellite: Largest segment of the onboard space computing platform market, by platform.

Medium wet mass satellites (including fuel) between 150 kg and 1000 kg.

Operating and manufacturing costs for onboard space computing platforms used in medium satellites are higher than those of small satellites due to the presence of additional payloads, higher requirements for temperature tolerance, and radiative toughness. These satellites are used in applications such as climate and environmental monitoring, Earth observation and meteorology, scientific research and exploration, and surveillance and security.

Low Earth Orbit (LEO): The fastest growing segment in the onboard space computing platform market, by Orbit

Satellites are located in low Earth orbit at an altitude of between 500 and 1500 km above the Earth’s surface. It can be seen for 95 to 120 minutes, as the satellites orbit in low orbit.

There is a growing demand for onboard space computing platform systems that manage all operations in CubeSats and microsatellites, from orbital control and orbital transfers through to controlling propulsion systems to managing their IO devices to perform required tasks.

The growth of the space sector has led to an increased use of advanced components, which creates many opportunities for advancement in space computing platforms. Companies like MDA (Canada), endorosaurs (Bulgaria), And the Ramon Space (Israel) are some of the major developers of space computing platforms for LEO satellites that are used for Earth observation, communications, and navigation applications.

North Amarica: The largest contributing area in the space computing platform market

United States and Canada The major countries that are being considered for market analysis are in the North American region. Space agencies in these countries are involved in developing technologically advanced space computing platforms on board ships.

Well-established and prominent manufacturers of these platforms, such as Lockheed Martin (US), Northrop Grumman (US), Honeywell International (US), Raytheon Technologies (US), MDA (US)Canada) , in this area.

Competitive scene

SAP UP (Sweden), Raytheon Technologies (US), and Honeywell International Inc. (US) and Thales Group (France), BAE Systems (UK), Leonardo SpA (Italia), and Northrop Grumman Corp (US) are among the leading players operating in the Onboard Space Computing Platforms market report.

Distinctive insights

  • Increasing demand for communications satellites responsible for market growth

  • Navigation pane to the orders market from 2018 to 2027

  • Medium satellites are expected to dominate the market from 2018 to 2027

  • S-Band segment dominates the market from 2018 to 2027

  • The LEO segment is on an upward trend from 2018 to 2027

  • The United States is expected to be the fastest growing from 2022 to 2027

market dynamics


  • Rise in space exploration missions

  • Increased use of small satellites in various applications

  • Software defined payloads for communications satellites

  • Demand for Earth observation imagery and analysis

  • New application areas for Cubesats



  • Using software-defined technology for flexibility to change space missions

  • Development of satellite networks to access the Internet in areas that do not have a broadband connection

  • Government investments in space technology


Technology Analysis

Use cases

Industry trends

Supply Chain Analysis

big companies

emerging industry trends

Megatrends effect

  • 5G space network

  • 5G space network use cases

  • The role of Leo satellites in 5G

  • Artes Telecom Space Initiative

  • Inmarsat deploys a new type of 5G-compatible satellite network

  • New 5G satellite radio network

  • Deployment of Earth observation satellites

  • Use cases of launching Earth observation satellites

  • Taranis launch by the French Space Agency (Cnes)

  • Eos-4 mission by the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro)

Innovations and patents

Company Profile

The main players

The other major players

  • Vogue Space

  • Ramon Space

  • Lmo . space

  • Cobham Geisler Up

  • Gauss Srl

  • York Space Systems

  • Space Tango

  • Kontec

  • Isi . space

  • Endorosaurs

  • Loft Orbital

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