The bar graph above shows the rapid growth in satellites weighing 50 kg and less. It’s from SpaceWorks Enterprises annual update to its nanosatellite and microsatellite market assessment. The assessment presents the latest observations and trends for the nano/microsatellite market. The study summary is available in presentation form as a free download on the website, http://www.spaceworksforecast.com.
For anyone confused about how satellites are classified, SpaceWorks also provides this handy guide.