In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing industry UK
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UK In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing Industry

Delve into the UK’s In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing sector, where pioneering companies manage spacecraft and satellites, from construction and maintenance to refueling and operations. Access real-time market insights and download our free snapshot report to learn more.

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What is In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing?

In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing involves companies engaged in spacecraft and satellite management, covering construction, maintenance, refuelling, and satellite operations. This sector also includes companies developing hardware, software and materials directly within the space environment.

The In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing sector represents a significant market opportunity for the UK, with growing activity in key areas such as active debris removal (ADR), life extension and refueling, as well as logistics and transportation.

In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing sector. The sector has a turnover of £26.3bn currently, has received £798.3m of investment and the sector is growing at 22.2% per year.

1,404
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£26.3bn
TOTAL TURNOVER
153,087
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£798.3m
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£715.1m
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
22.2%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing industry today.

Our In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing RTIC is made up of 8 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Assembly, and Inspection. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0081 In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing 1377 companies

    Companies with the range of specialised activities engaged in constructing, maintaining, refueling, and managing spacecraft and satellites, as well as producing hardware, software, and materials directly within the space environment.

    • In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing: Assembly

      Companies specialising in constructing or assembling spacecraft and space structures while in orbit.

      511 companies
    • In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing: Debris

      Firms focused on mitigating, removing, or managing space debris to ensure safer space operations.

      70 companies
    • In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing: Inspection

      Businesses providing services for inspecting satellites, spacecraft, or other orbital assets for maintenance or safety purposes.

      463 companies
    • In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing: Refueling

      Companies offering in-space refueling services to extend the life and functionality of satellites and other space vehicles.

      163 companies
    • In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing: Servicing

      Enterprises engaged in maintenance, repair, or upgrading of spacecraft and satellites in orbit.

      240 companies
    • In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing: Space Hardware

      Firms involved in designing, manufacturing, and supplying physical components and systems used in space missions.

      102 companies
    • In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing: Space Manufacturing

      Companies dedicated to manufacturing materials or products in the unique environment of space.

      301 companies
    • In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing: Space Software

      Businesses developing specialised software solutions for space applications, including satellite operation, data processing, and mission control.

      215 companies

In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 22.2%, we expect that this sector could be worth £28.1bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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