Satellite Launch Vehicle Market Size Worth $46,708.29 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 12.2%

Satellite Launch Vehicle Market Size Worth $46,708.29 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 12.2%

The global satellite launch vehicle market size is expected to reach USD 46,708.29 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Satellite Launch Vehicle Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Orbit (GEO, MEO, LEO, SSO); By Payload (0-150 kg, 150-1000 kg, Above 1000 kg); By End-Use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023- 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The commercial space industry is experiencing a surge in competition and growing demand for affordable access to space. Launch vehicle producers are leveraging advanced manufacturing processes and technology to reduce costs and stay competitive. This has led to increased payload launches expected in the next decade. However, the small launch vehicle market is already crowded, with over 75 companies developing or operating vehicles. To ensure long-term sustainability, launch service providers who establish an early market presence and demonstrate reliability in delivering customer payloads are the most likely candidates to thrive.

Outsourcing manufacturing has become a prevalent trend in the launch vehicle industry due to several factors. Cost savings are a key driver, as outsourcing production allows companies to benefit from lower labor and material costs in other countries. This is especially advantageous for large-scale projects, where significant cost reductions can be achieved. Additionally, outsourcing enables launch vehicle companies to access specialized knowledge and leverage the latest manufacturing techniques and technologies. Collaborating with specialized manufacturers enhances production efficiency and quality.

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There is a growing demand for launch vehicles catering to small satellites. These smaller spacecrafts, called CubeSats or nanosatellites, offer cost-effective and agile solutions for various applications. Launch providers are adapting to this demand by providing dedicated rideshare missions and customized launch services for small satellite operators.

The market is experiencing a shift towards commercial launch services. Private companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Rocket Lab have emerged as major players, bringing innovation, reusability, and competitive pricing to the market. Reusable rocket technology has gained momentum, allowing for cost reductions and increased launch frequency. Moreover, the market is becoming more competitive, with new players entering and established companies engaging in partnerships and acquisitions to enhance their capabilities and market presence. Government initiatives and collaborations drive the market, providing support, funding, and regulatory frameworks for domestic launch capabilities.

Satellite Launch Vehicle Market Report Highlights

  • LEO segment holds the largest revenue shares of the market and likely to continue its dominance over the forecast period. LEO is a close orbit to Earth, ranging from a few hundred kilometers to around 2,000 kilometers, were satellites complete rapid orbits within hours.
  • 150-1000 kg segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022. Due to launch vehicle's payload range of 150-1000 kg indicates its capability to launch satellites or payloads within that weight range.
  • Communication segment is anticipated to hold the fastest growth during the forecast period with the highest CAGR. SLVs enable communication services like television broadcasting, internet connectivity, and telecommunication through different types of orbits such as GTO, MEO, LEO, and small satellite launches.
  • North America dominated the global market with the largest market shares. Due to the region has the prominent players, and also involvement of government agencies, and continuously increasing the satellite-based services.
  • The global key market players include ABL Space Systems, Arianespace, Astra Space, Inc., Blue Origin, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), Firefly Aerospace Inc., Interorbital Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rocket Lab USA, Inc., SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance, LLC.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the satellite launch vehicle market report based on orbit, payload, end-use, and region:

Satellite Launch Vehicle, Orbit Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • GEO
  • MEO
  • LEO
  • SSO

Satellite Launch Vehicle, Payload Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • 0-150 kg
  • 150-1000 kg
  • Above 1000 kg

Satellite Launch Vehicle, End-Use Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Communication
  • Earth Observation and Science
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Others

Satellite Launch Vehicle, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Satellite Launch Vehicle Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 16,545.71 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 46,708.29 million


12.2% from 2023 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments covered

By Orbit, By Payload, By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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