A steady orbit: New digital markets and increased government spending will help maintain steady growth

Over the five years to 2017, the Radar and Satellite Operations industry has experienced steady restructuring and downsizing activities among its largest operators. Moving forward, industry revenue is expected to continue increasing. The industry will benefit from an expanding global economy and stability in demand from the downstream satellite telecommunications market over the next five years. However, industry revenue is expected to grow at a slower rate over the next five years compared with the previous five-year period. Fortunately, the ongoing demand from businesses and consumers for satellite telecommunications service and repair will stretch satellite network capacity and necessitate some infrastructure upgrades and expansions...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 - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Radar and Satellite Operations industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in 2017, $0.09 will be spent on capital. Capital resources in the industry are tied up in the infrastructure and networks used by various industry operators to provide telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C) services. While the industry's capital intensity pales in comparison to complementary industries that perform the actual manufacture of radars and satellites, capital resources are required to build and operate various radar station operations and satellite terminal stations on the ground. The...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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