ATLANTA (SpaceWorks PR) — SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) announced today the release of its annual nanosatellite and microsatellite market forecast. The 9th edition of this report details the latest observations and trends in the nano/microsatellite market.
ATLANTA, January 30, 2018 (SEI PR) – SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) announced today the release of its annual nanosatellite and microsatellite market forecast and the unveiling of its updated SpaceWorks Commercial website.
Projections indicate as many as 2,600 nano/microsatellites will require launch over the next 5 years. The 2018 market forecast is available in presentation form as a free download on the SpaceWorks Commercial website, www.spaceworkscommercial.com.
ATLANTA, February 1, 2017 (SpasceWorks PR) – SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) announced today the annual update to its nanosatellite and microsatellite market forecast. The report details the latest observations and trends in the nano/microsatellite market.
Projections indicate more than 450 nano/micro satellites will need launches annually in the year 2023 and beyond. The summary is available in presentation form as a free download on the website, http://www.spaceworksforecast.com.
ATLANTA, August 24, 2016 (SpaceWorks PR) — SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) announces the recent award of a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of a persistent, geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO)-based platform capable of sustainable and evolvable on-orbit operations.
Advancing Torpor Inducing Transfer Habitats for Human Stasis to Mars NASA Advanced Innovative Concept Phase II Award
John Bradford Spaceworks Engineering, Inc.
SpaceWorks proposes the development of an advanced habitat system for transporting crews between the Earth and Mars. This new and innovative habitat design is capable of cycling the crew through inactive, non-cryonic torpor sleep states for the duration of the in-space mission segments.
Under this effort, SpaceWorks will
(i) Expand the Phase I medical team to address key challenges identified in the initial effort,
(ii) Examine key habitat engineering aspects to further explore and refine design and identify further potential performance gains,
(iii) initiate validation studies with leading medical researchers to understand the effects of prolonged hypothermia, and
(iv) Consider the technology’s impact on alternate exploration missions (Mars moons, asteroid belt, Jovian and Saturn system, etc.).
WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA has selected eight technology proposals for investment that have the potential to transform future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities, and significantly improve current approaches to building and operating aerospace systems.
Awards under Phase II of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program can be worth as much as $500,000 for a two-year study, and allow proposers to further develop concepts funded by NASA for Phase I studies that successfully demonstrated initial feasibility and benefit.
ATLANTA, March 29, 2016 (SEI PR) – SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) announced today the annual update to its nanosatellite and microsatellite market assessment. The assessment details the latest observations and trends of the nano/microsatellite market.
Projections indicate more than 400 nano/microsatellites will need launches annually in the year 2022 and beyond. The study summary is available in presentation form as a free download on the website, www.spaceworksforecast.com.
ATLANTA, February 9, 2016 (SpaceWorks PR) – SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. was honored yesterday by the Georgia Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) as 2015’s Georgia Small Business of the Year. Dr. John Olds, CEO of SpaceWorks, accepted the award on behalf of SpaceWorks and its family of companies, including Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. (GO), Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC (TVA), and Blink Astro, LLC (Blink).
ATLANTA, GA, November 30, 2015 (SpaceWorks PR) — SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. announced today that it has formed a new subsidiary organization to develop and manufacture small satellites and to pursue satellite-based global machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity. Blink Astro, LLC (Blink) was founded earlier this month as a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based SpaceWorks. Blink will become the small satellite unit within the overall SpaceWorks group of companies and follows from an internal SpaceWorks project of the same name.
ATLANTA, October 16, 2015 (SpaceWorks PR) — SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) is pleased to release its recent findings evaluating the potential of its torpor-technology to enable sending an unprecedented number of passengers on a mission to Mars.
ATLANTA, September 1, 2015 (SpaceWorks PR) — SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. announced today that it has completed acquisition of Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC. Terminal Velocity Aerospace (TVA) is an Atlanta-based aerospace design and hardware manufacturing organization focused on orbital reentry devices, heat shields, and thermal protection systems. TVA will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SpaceWorks and a member of the SpaceWorks family of companies.
Excerpts From 2015 Small Satellite Market Observations Full Presentation Developed by: Ms. Elizabeth Buchen Director, Engineering Economics Group SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) Atlanta, GA
SpaceWorks’ 2014 Projection estimated between 140 and 143 nano/microsatellites across all sectors would launch globally in 2014; 158 nano/microsatellites were actually launched. This represented an increase of nearly 72% compared to 2013.
In 2014, 107 commercial nano/microsatellites (1-50 kg) launched and thousands of commercial small satellites (101-500 kg) are planned for launch over the next fifteen years. Recent multi-million and multi-billion dollar investments in various ventures confirm the commercial sector’s continued interest in the nano/microsatellite and small satellite industries. (more…)
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.
SpaceWorks Enterprises’ updated Spaceport Field Guide is now live and available. In the past, the Guide was a KMZ file that opened in Google Earth, meaning you had to have Google Earth installed on your computer to use it. Now, it is an embedded Google Map on our website with no download required.
Bruce Betts of the Planetary Society is blogging from the Planetary Defense Conference in Granada, Spain. He reports that the winners of the society’s Apophis Mission Design Competition are presenting their plans to rendezvous with the Apophis asteroid.