Signal boost: New digital markets and increased government spending will help maintain steady growth

The Radar and Satellite Operations industry occupies a robust position in the US telecommunications sector; working closely with telecommunications service providers, this industry offers specialized satellite telecommunications services and plays a critical role in the operation of satellites. Participants are involved in satellite telemetry, tracking and control services and the operation of ground control stations, though the industry does not manufacture satellite equipment. The industry's success depends on expanding downstream broadband connections, as well as increased per capita disposable income and strengthened investment in computers and software...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The digital economy will open up new markets for satellite technology, boosting demand
  • Reductions in federal defense spending pose a significant threat to the industry’s growth prospects
  • Demand for satellite telecommunications services is anticipated to be on an upward trend
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Radar and Satellite Operations industry has moderate, but increasing, barriers to entry. This industry's primary barrier to entry is the substantial initial capital investment required to establish a radar or satellite operation. To perform in this industry, participants need to invest considerable resources in telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C) technologies as well as in ground control stations. Moreover, there are considerable costs in upgrading to and using the latest technologies related to the provision of TT&C services and radar station operations. The gradually loosening credit lending environment has somewhat offset this challenge, enabling prospective players to gain funding for upfront investment. Mor...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to effectively manage debtors
  • Access to secure revenue
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from satellite telecommunications providers and Demand from satellite tv providers in the Radar & Satellite Operations industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry?

    Industry operators provide specialized satellite telecommunication services such as satellite tracking, telemetry and radar station operation. They also provide terminal stations and facilities connected with terrestrial systems that transmit telecommunications to, and receive telecommunications from, satellite systems. The industry does not provide telecommunication services but works closely with those that do, reflecting high interdependence with the telecommunications sector.

    Industry Products
  • Private network services
  • Internet access services
  • Network leasing & licensing
  • Industry Activities
  • Communications telemetry, satellite tracking and command (TT&C)
  • Radar station operations
  • Provision of satellite terminal stations and associated facilities
  • Provision of specialized telecommunications applications
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from satellite telecommunications providers
  • Demand from satellite tv providers
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Private investment in computers and software

  • Current Performance
  • Industry growth slows
  • Maintaining its foothold
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shooting for the stars
  • Telecommunications subsector
  • Table: Radar & Satellite Operations Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Radar & Satellite Operations Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • VoIP
  • Satellite Telecommunications Providers
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Satellite TV Providers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Navigational Instrument Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Private network services
  • Internet access services
  • Network leasing & licensing
  • Other
  • Chart: Radar & Satellite Operations Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Satellite telecommunications companies
  • Broadcast media companies
  • Government agencies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Purchases and additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Radar & Satellite Operations

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: Lockheed Martin Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Radar & Satellite Operations Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Demand from satellite telecommunications providers (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Stands for radio detection and ranging.
  • Satellite
  • A specialized wireless receiver or transmitter that is placed in orbit around the earth.
  • Scada
  • Stands for supervisory control and data acquisition.
  • Telemetry
  • A technology that enables remote measurement and reporting of information.
  • Telemetry, Tracking And Control (Tt&C)
  • The major satellite services provided by operators in this industry.
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