SPACE SENSORS AND ACTUATORS MARKET SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS (2024 - 2029)

The Space Sensors and Actuators Market Report is Segmented by Product Type (Sensors and Actuators), Platform (Satellites, Capsules/Cargos, Interplanetary Spacecraft & Probes, Rovers/Spacecraft Landers, and Launch Vehicles), End User (Commercial, and Government and Defense), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for all the Above Segments in Value (USD).

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Space Sensors And Actuators Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 3.09 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 5.79 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 13.40 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Space Sensors And Actuators Market Analysis

The Space Sensors And Actuators Market size is estimated at USD 3.09 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 5.79 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 13.40% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The space industry is witnessing a significant transformation fueled by the entry and investments of private companies. Pioneers like SpaceX and Blue Origin are reshaping the landscape with their innovative approaches to spacecraft design, propulsion, and mission execution. Commercial-off-the-shelf components have democratized space technology, making it more accessible and cost-effective. This, coupled with robotics and additive manufacturing advancements, has reduced the financial barriers to space exploration.

Emerging countries are also increasing their space budgets, further stimulating the market’s growth. These developments are not only propelling the space sensors and actuators market forward but are also paving the way for a new era of planetary exploration, where space is within reach of a broader range of explorers and entrepreneurs. The synergy of technological progress and increased investment is creating a fertile ground for future innovations and missions that once seemed beyond our grasp.

The space sensors and actuators market faces significant challenges that could impede growth. The maturity of sensor and actuator technologies for surface missions is a critical concern, as is the complexity of designing systems that can withstand the harsh conditions of space, such as radiation and corrosive atmospheres. Government policies related to spacecraft development and deployment can also pose obstacles. Despite these challenges, the market is expected to grow, driven by technological advancements and increased investments from private companies.

Space Sensors And Actuators Market Trends

The Sensors Segment is Anticipated to Drive the Growth of the Market During the Forecast Period

Space sensors and actuators are integral components of modern space missions, each tailored to meet the unique demands of their respective applications. These sophisticated devices are designed to operate in the harsh conditions of space, performing critical functions such as environmental monitoring, spacecraft maneuvering, and data collection. For instance, weather monitoring satellites with advanced sensors can accurately measure atmospheric conditions, while actuators ensure precise satellite positioning for optimal image capture or solar power generation.

Similarly, space observation satellites utilize MEMS-based actuators for fine-tuned movements and radiation-hardened sensors to withstand intense cosmic radiation. These technologies enhance the performance and reliability of spacecraft and rovers and contribute to the cost-effectiveness of space missions. Programs like ESA's Copernicus, which employs high-resolution sensors from Teledyne e2v, exemplify the importance of these components in supporting Earth observation and other scientific endeavors.

As space exploration continues to evolve, the role of sensors and actuators becomes increasingly vital in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in space technology. The advancements in space domain awareness reflect a significant commitment to enhancing security and surveillance capabilities in orbit. The US Space Force's investment in sensors and surveillance systems is a strategic move to maintain situational awareness in space, which is increasingly becoming a contested domain.

The development of optical telescopes and surveillance satellites aims to bolster the ability to monitor space activities, ensuring a rapid response to any potential threats. This proactive approach underscores the importance of space as a critical frontier for national defense and global security.

Space Sensors and Actuators Market: Number of Active Satellites, in Units, Global, 2019-2023

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

North America is expected to lead the space sensors and actuators market during the forecast period. The US accounted for a major share of the space sensors and actuators market in North America. The market's growth in the US can be attributed to the presence of key manufacturers of space sensors and actuator systems. Some key US-based space sensors and actuator companies include Texas Instruments Incorporated, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Moog Inc., and Bradford Space. The rise in the number of launches from NASA is also anticipated to drive the US space sensors and actuators market in terms of planetary exploration during the forecast period. For instance, SpaceX launched 96 successful missions with its Falcon series of rockets.

The use of space sensors and actuators is expected to grow due to the increasing development of radiation-hardened electro-optical space sensors and the miniaturization of space sensors and actuators for satellites, capsules cargos, interplanetary spacecraft & probes, rovers/spacecraft landers, launch vehicles, and space stations. Also, in June 2023, the US Space Force awarded L3Harris Technologies Inc. a USD 29 million contract to design a sensor for the service’s planned Resilient Missile Warning and Tracking satellite constellation. Thus, developments such as these will drive the market's growth during the forecast period.

Space Sensors and Actuators Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global, 2023

Space Sensors And Actuators Industry Overview

The increasing presence of prominent space sensors and actuator manufacturers is expected to intensify competitive rivalry during the forecast period. The market is semi-consolidated with the presence of key players such as Honeywell International Inc., Moog Inc., Texas Instruments Incorporated, TE Connectivity Ltd., and Ametek Inc. These players have continuously expanded their operations by focusing on market expansions and acquisitions.

Continuous product launches and technological upgrades effectively set the ball rolling regarding overall market growth in the space sector. For instance, in June 2023, Honeywell and Aegiq, a quantum networking and computing company, signed an MoU to explore creating a comprehensive solution to enable more precise and cost-effective design and deployment of space payloads and related ground assets. This collaboration was intended to combine Honeywell’s atmospheric sensing technology and Aegiq’s emulation toolkit for link performance of optical communication technologies used by small satellites.

Space Sensors And Actuators Market Leaders

  1. Honeywell International Inc.

  2. Moog Inc.

  3. Texas Instruments Incorporated

  4. Ametek Inc.

  5. TE Connectivity Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Space Sensors And Actuators Market News

August 2023: RTX Corporation announced the completion of the Critical Design Review of its Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer, or GLIMR, sensor and the start of the build and test phase of the program.

July 2023: STMicroelectronics NV announced the launch of a new FlightSense multi-zone distance sensor with a 90° field of view – 33% larger than the previous generation.

Space Sensors And Actuators Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Sensors

      2. 5.1.2 Actuators

    2. 5.2 Platform

      1. 5.2.1 Satellites

      2. 5.2.2 Capsules/Cargo Modules

      3. 5.2.3 Interplanetary Spacecraft & Probes

      4. 5.2.4 Rovers/Spacecraft Landers

      5. 5.2.5 Launch Vehicles

    3. 5.3 End User

      1. 5.3.1 Commercial

      2. 5.3.2 Government and Defense

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. 5.4.1.1 United States

        2. 5.4.1.2 Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. 5.4.2.1 United Kingdom

        2. 5.4.2.2 France

        3. 5.4.2.3 Germany

        4. 5.4.2.4 Russia

        5. 5.4.2.5 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.4.3.1 China

        2. 5.4.3.2 India

        3. 5.4.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.4.3.4 South Korea

        5. 5.4.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Honeywell International Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 TE Connectivity Ltd.

      3. 6.2.3 Moog Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Ametek Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 Texas Instruments Incorporated

      6. 6.2.6 RUAG Group

      7. 6.2.7 STMicroelectronics NV

      8. 6.2.8 RTX Corporation

      9. 6.2.9 Cobham Advanced Electronics Solutions (Cobham Limited)

      10. 6.2.10 Maxar Technologies Inc.

      11. 6.2.11 Bradford Space (Bradford Engineering BV)

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Space Sensors And Actuators Industry Segmentation

Space sensors play a vital role in gathering environmental data, which is essential for the accurate operation of robots and machinery in various settings, including the harsh environment of space. The actuator is a device that helps achieve physical movements by transforming energy into mechanical force.

The space sensors and actuators market is segmented based on product type, platform, end user, and geography. Based on product type, the market is segmented into sensors and actuators. Based on the platform, the market is segmented into satellites, capsules/cargos, interplanetary spacecraft & probes, rovers/spacecraft landers, and launch vehicles. The market is segmented into commercial, government, and defense based on the end user. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts were made on the basis of value (USD).

Product Type
Sensors
Actuators
Platform
Satellites
Capsules/Cargo Modules
Interplanetary Spacecraft & Probes
Rovers/Spacecraft Landers
Launch Vehicles
End User
Commercial
Government and Defense
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Russia
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
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Space Sensors And Actuators Market Research FAQs

The Space Sensors And Actuators Market size is expected to reach USD 3.09 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 13.40% to reach USD 5.79 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Space Sensors And Actuators Market size is expected to reach USD 3.09 billion.

Honeywell International Inc., Moog Inc., Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ametek Inc. and TE Connectivity Ltd. are the major companies operating in the Space Sensors And Actuators Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Space Sensors And Actuators Market.

In 2023, the Space Sensors And Actuators Market size was estimated at USD 2.68 billion. The report covers the Space Sensors And Actuators Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Space Sensors And Actuators Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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