Space Debris Removal Market
By Orbit (Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO)),
By Size of Debris (1mm-10mm, 11mm-100mm, Greater than 100mm),
By Removal Technique (Deorbiting, Orbital Lifetime Reduction, Outer space Pushing Technique, Active Debris Removal Technique),
By Removal Equipment (Robotic Arms and Tethers, Nets, and Harpoons, Ion-Beam and Lasers),
By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa):
Global Analysis and Forecast 2023-2033
The global space debris removal market will be worth more than USD 5645.22 million by 2033.
The proliferation of satellite launches and space exploration activities coupled with partnerships between key nations is predicted to enormously support space debris removal market growth. The analysis has represented vast opportunities in the North American region, which has the highest concentration of satellites in space worldwide. The growing need for shielding space-based infrastructure in North America propels more demand for space debris removal. The US government is trying to remove debris and prevent debris formation in the first place, thus deciding to require low-Earth orbit satellites to be decommissioned within five years rather than the earlier decided twenty-five years.
Another Triggering factor for space debris removal market growth lies in the fact that by reducing the risk of collisions, space debris removal services can aid in reducing insurance premiums and rally the inclusive financial performance of the insurance industry. Partnerships between various Asian and European countries can give birth to innovative approaches to produce space debris removal techniques in a new form or with the enhancement of a specific part of available technology supporting the market growth of the space debris removal industry. For instance, the India-US space situational awareness agreement augments India's deterrence capability by assisting in monitoring and preventing such incidents. Furthermore, it can provide India with critical access to the US network of radars and sensors, reducing risk for India's space assets. Alliances such as these could shape the industry's future and increase market demand.
The space debris removal industry companies are undergoing mergers, collaboration, acquisition, long-term contracts, and service agreements to increase their global footprint. For instance, in November 2020, The European Space Agency (ESA) announced the launch of Clearspace-1 by 2026. This will be the first mission to remove an existing derelict object from orbit through highly precise, complicated proximity operations, all to clean up space.
A 112 kg defunct rocket part released in 2013 is still floating around in space, along with millions of other pieces of space debris. Clearspace-1 will be the first mission to remove an existing derelict object from orbit through highly precise, complicated proximity operations to clean up space. While the ESA Clean Space team conceived the mission, it is being purchased as a service from the Swiss start-up 'Clearspace SA' to show the technologies required for debris removal and as a first step towards creating a new and sustainable commercial sector in space.
According to the CXOs and primary research conducted, the rise in the number of satellite launches and space exploration activities and the growing geopolitical relations between Asian and European regions would aggressively impact the space debris removal market growth. Insurance companies are also interested in space debris removal services because collisions can result in substantial financial damages. Space debris removal services can help reduce insurance premiums and improve the industry's general financial performance by lowering the chance of collisions.
The space debris removal market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In line with the analyzed region, the North American region will witness the highest market growth, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The highest concentration of satellites in space worldwide and the interest of insurance companies and space agencies within the region are primary factors supporting market potential within the North American region. The major companies operating within the market are Airbus S.A.S., Altius Space, Ariane Group, ClearSpace, D-Orbit SpA, Exodus Space Systems, Electro Optic Systems, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Obruta.