Worldwide Mission Model Counts 42,067 Space Payloads Through 2032

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WASHINGTON, March 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Teal Group announced today release of updated data for the number of space payloads proposed to be built and launched during 2023-2032. In its latest Worldwide Mission Model Online survey, Teal identified a total of 42,067 satellites, probes and capsules destined for orbit over the next 10 years, or 19% more than last year’s WMMO 10-year survey which included 34,196 payloads.  "The pace in the number of payloads being built and launched worldwide definitely continues to increase. It is as hot of a market as I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been tracking the satellite and launch services market since 1990,” says Teal’s senior space analyst Marco Cáceres. “Just a few years ago, the world was launching some 200 or less payloads annually, then suddenly in 2017, with the replenishment of the Iridium constellation and the launch of dozens of new Earth imaging nanosatellites by companies like Planet Labs and Spire Global, we were launching more than twice that many and we were off to the races.”

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