Publications in: Space

Value of Satellite-derived Earth Observation Capabilities to the UK Government Today and by 2020 – July 2018

Subsector:Space
Published: 26 July, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by Innovate UK to evidence the current and near-term potential value of satellite-derived Earth Observation (EO) capabilities to the UK government for civil and domestic purposes. The subsequent value to industry as a supplier of EO data and applications to UK government is also investigated. Using a combination of desk-based research […]

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Nanosatellite Telecommunications: A Market and System Study for Machine-to-Machine Applications

Subsector:Space
Published: September, 2017
Document type:Report

The emergence of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications to enable monitoring and control of remote assets has created a demand for low-cost satellite communications to provide global connectivity. Markets such as maritime, energy, logistics, transport and healthcare could considerably benefit from M2M applications. However, as this is an emerging domain, market demand […]

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The Economic Impact on the UK of a Disruption to GNSS

Subsector:Space
Published: June, 2017
Document type:Report

GNSS provide signals from satellites orbiting in space to give us accurate information on positioning, navigation and timing. These systems have a large range of uses but, until now, the economic benefits have not always been well understood. This study aims to provide an answer in terms of estimated economic impact of a five day […]

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GNSS Market Report Issue 5

Subsector:Space
Published: May, 2017
Document type:Report

The GNSS market report is a comprehensive source of knowledge and information on the dynamic, global GNSS market. The report is published every two years, with the latest edition released in 2017. The report provides comprehensive, in-depth analysis of global trends, and the latest developments in terms of shipments, revenues and the installed base of […]

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Development of the Scottish Space Industry – December 2016

Subsector:Space
Published: 1 December, 2016
Document type:

Scottish Enterprise commissioned London Economics to support their work to develop the Scottish space industry. The objective of the study was to answer two key questions: Where is the Scottish space economy at present: in an absolute sense; and in comparison with the UK and global space economy? Where could, and should, the Scottish space […]

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The Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2016

Subsector:Space
Published: December, 2016
Document type:Report

Every two years, the UK Space Agency studies all organisations in the UK who supply and/or make use of space or satellite services – from upstream manufacturing right through to downstream satellite-enabled applications, including both commercial and non-commercial activities. The series of studies, titled the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry, represents the […]

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Modern Transport Bill / Spaceflight Regulation Impact Assessment Analysis

Subsector:Space
Published: September, 2016
Document type:Report

London Economics provided on-site analytical support to the UK Space Agency to evaluate the economic and internal resource implications of regulating spaceflight in the UK. This included support to a cross-government Impact Assessment of the Modern Transport Bill, a report which was awarded the highest “green” rating for quality, and analysis of the impact of a […]

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The Danish Space Economy 2016 – June 2016

Subsector:Space
Published: 23 June, 2016
Document type:Report

The Danish Government commissioned London Economics and Rambøll Management Consulting to support their work to develop Denmark’s first National Space Strategy. This report was the outcome of this work. It helped bridge the gap in the government’s understanding of the downstream space sector and provided the working group on the Government’s Space Strategy the supporting […]

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A Business Analysis of a SKYLON-based European Launch Service Operator – January 2016

Subsector:Space
Published: January, 2016
Document type:Staff publication

Hempsell, M., Aprea, J., Gallagher, B., and Sadlier, G. (2016). ‘A Business Analysis of a SKYLON-based European Launch Service Operator’, Acta Astronautica, Volume 121, April–May 2016, Pages 1–12. Access (paywall): doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2015.12.022 Highlights An architecture for a European launch service based on Skylon was created. Study used ESA׳s market model for Next Generation Launch system. Separate […]

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Moon 2020-30: ‘Economic Impacts of an International Lunar Exploration Endeavour’ – December 2015

Subsector:Space
Published: 16 December, 2015
Document type:Presentation

ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, 15 December 2015 – Greg Sadlier, Head of the Space team at London Economics, presented in the Plenary session of the ‘International Symposium on Moon 2020-2030’ on the topic of: Economic impacts of an international lunar exploration endeavour.  The accompanying slides are available for download from the link above.

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