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In recent years the space sector worldwide is undergoing a paradigm shift: national agencies transfer some of their competences to private companies, more dynamic and competitive, which will allow lowering the costs of access to space and servicing a new market of smaller actors and applications.

A new market

  • Change of paradigm worldwide: reorganization of the public sector and entrance of a new generation of private companies the space access.

  • Need to get costs down in public and private space missions.

  • New applications (research, communications, Earth observation, navigation, etc).

  • New actors (small countries, universities, private sectors…)

In recent years the space sector worldwide is undergoing a paradigm shift. With the U.S. as the epicenter of change, since the Augustine report, the governments reorganize its resources to be directed towards more remote missions, leaving other aspects, such as the Low Earth Orbit access, to private companies. Other important factors will join this to help reducing costs of certain missions.

Furthermore, there will grow a market of new players (small countries, universities, private sector …) and new applications (search, navigation, Earth observation, communications, interplanetary mining…), which require smaller, cheaper satellites.

The result is a market opportunity that can be filled in by new dynamic companies, which will develop space missions with a low cost philosophy, reducing budgets and time with jeopardizing safety, a concept which can only applies to unmanned missions.