Tag Archives: Space

The Scottish Space Cluster – May 2020

Sector:Space.
Client:Scottish Enterprise
Published: 20 May, 2020
Document type:LE publication | Report

Scottish Enterprise commissioned London Economics to identify the size, capabilities, strengths, opportunities, potential growth and trends of the Scottish Space industry. Overall, the size of the Scottish Space industry is estimated at £254m in 2017/18, suggesting 12% per annum growth in real terms since 2012/13. This income supports Gross Value Added of £880m and 8,000 […]

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The State of Commercial Earth Observation – May 2020

Sector:Space.
Client:European Space Agency (ESA)
Published: 12 May, 2020
Document type:LE publication | Presentation

London Economics was commissioned by the European Space Agency to quantify the size of the Earth Observation (EO) market and NewSpace EO markets across Europe. The results of this study provides a basis for tracking industry growth and the emergence of new entrants across the value chain at a national level. The results are the […]

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Earth Observation: a Tool for a More Resilient and Sustainable World?

Sector:Space.
Client:N/A
Published: 12 May, 2020
Document type:LE publication

As the world restarts and enters the next phase of the global pandemic, the question of “how to avoid the next crisis?” emerges. In this second issue of Space in Focus, Romain Esteve presents new data on the European EO industry and explores how EO data can be used to inform post-COVID-19 policy and meet […]

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MarRINav: Cost Benefit Analysis – April 2020

Sector:Space.
Client:European Space Agency (ESA)
Published: 17 April, 2020
Document type:LE publication | Report

The MarRINav project explores the vulnerabilities of GNSS as a position, navigation and timing solution. The project, funded by the European Space Agency and led by Blue Economy solutions company NLA International Ltd, is also researching systems complementary to GNSS that add layers of integrity and resilience. London Economics’ contribution consisted in analysing the economic […]

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The UK Space Sector: Insights and Opportunities – March 2020

Sector:Space.
Client:N/A
Published: 12 March, 2020
Document type:Presentation

Senior Economic Consultant, Farooq Sabri presented at “The UK Space Sector: Insights and Opportunities” held at the Silverstone Technology Cluster on 12th March 2020.   In his presentation “Growth Opportunities Across the Space Supply Chain” he highlighted key market trends for advanced manufacturing in the space sector and identified growth opportunities for UK companies. For […]

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LEO Satcoms in the NewSpace Era: Key to the Mass Market or Empty Promise?

Sector:Space.
Client:N/A
Published: 6 February, 2020
Document type:Report

Satellites have long occupied a small niche within the telecommunications ecosystem, but this could change with the arrival of High-Throughput Satellites and mass constellation LEO. Disruptive NewSpace operators pin their hopes on providing mass market broadband to the ‘unconnected’ world, but questions remain over the size of these markets, the cost of user technologies, and […]

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NewSpace: Bringing the New Frontier Closer to Home

Sector:Space.
Client:Lloyd’s
Published: 4 December, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by Lloyd’s to provide an overview of current and future developments in the space sector. The report provides comprehensive analysis of the upstream sector so that risk managers in companies that are or will be involved in the industry, and all Lloyd’s market stakeholders, can begin to understand the potential impacts […]

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Economic Evaluation of the International Partnership Programme (IPP): Cost Effectiveness Analysis – October 2019

Sector:Space.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: 8 October, 2019
Document type:Report

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefits to emerging and developing economies around the world. The aim of this study is […]

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Economic Evaluation of the International Partnership Programme (IPP): Economic Return to the UK – October 2019

Sector:Space.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: 8 October, 2019
Document type:Report

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefits to emerging and developing economies around the world. his report quantifies a secondary objective […]

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Industry 4.0 and the Future of UK Space Manufacturing – July 2019

Sector:Space.
Client:Innovate UK
Published: 25 July, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency, to undertake a study to explore the future opportunities and challenges around adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies in the UK Space Manufacturing sector. The study assists Innovate UK and the UK Government to better understand how UK Space Manufacturing can benefit from, and fit […]

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Denmark’s Economic Vulnerability to a Loss of Satellite-based PNT – March 2019

Sector:Space.
Client:Danish Inter-Governmental Space Committee
Published: 20 March, 2019
Document type:Report

Danish press release Report in English with Danish summary London Economics were commissioned by the Danish Inter-Governmental Space Committee to analyse Denmark’s dependence on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT). As a modern society, Danish economic agents use GNSS for an increasing number of applications, and the report investigates the […]

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Analysis of the Value of Positioning Services in Denmark – March 2019

Sector:Space.
Client:The Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency
Published: 20 March, 2019
Document type:Report

Danish press release Danish report The Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency commissioned London Economics to analyse the value of positioning services to Danish society. The report primarily covers Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs) that have emerged as a standard technology for positioning across the globe but does not omit the alternatives. Expected developments […]

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Study to Assess the Future Potential Market and Value-chain of Space Resources Utilisation (SRU) – December 2018

Sector:Space.
Client:European Space Agency (ESA)
Published: December, 2018
Document type:Report

As part of a consortium of companies from four European countries, London Economics estimated the socio-economic benefits of space resource utilisation for the Luxembourg Government through ESA. Considering fuel, water for life support and materials for equipment and infrastructure, the potential benefits of space resource utilisation is counted in the tens of billions. The full […]

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Economic Evaluation of the Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP)

Sector:Space.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: March, 2018
Document type:Report

This study assesses the economic impact of the UK Space Agency’s Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) on industry (as contract recipients) and government (as end users). Potential benefits to public sector amount to over £40 million per annum, including operational cost savings (£27.8 million), exceptional cost avoidance (£9.2 million) and catalytic benefits (£4.1 million). […]

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Spillovers in the Space Sector

Sector:Space.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: March, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the UK Space Agency to review the evidence of spillovers in the space industry and assesses the impact of several programmes that have received Agency funding. This report presents the results of this study. The report can be found here.

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

Sector:Space.
Client:UK Space Agency
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

Sector:Space.
Client:Innovate UK, UK Space Agency, Royal Institute of Navigation
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

Sector:Space.
Client:European GNSS Agency
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

Sector:Space.
Client:Scottish Enterprise
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

Sector:Space.
Client:UK Space Agency
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

Sector:Space.
Client:UK Space Agency
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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Size and Health of the UK Space Industry 2018

Sector:Space.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: 2019
Document type:Report

The UK Space Agency commissioned LE for the third time to update the government’s reference analysis on the UK space industry, including various breakdowns of turnover by satellite type, value chain segment and region. The 2018 edition of the study also included overviews on Gross Value Added (GVA) and employment throughout the UK space industry […]

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