|Title:||Down 2 Earth: bridging the gap|
|Material Type:||ISU Team Project report|
|Publisher:||Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2022|
|Size:||1 electronic resource (xii, 96 p.) / col. ill.|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||Artificial satellites in remote sensing ; Big data ; Data processing ; Earth observation|
Over the last few decades, the space sector has grown exponentially. In particular, the supply of space-based data has become much more prominent. Earth observation (EO), communications, and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) are commercialized and provide valuable services for the global economy. Active satellites have grown nearly tenfold in the last 25 years, from 541 in 1996 to 4,887 in 2021 (Statista, 2021).
The team first assessed the space for non-space industry supply chain at a macroscopic scale, reviewing impactful gaps and future trends. Next, the team researched the space for non-space supply chain from a bottom-up perspective, analyzing the space-based services and data available, and the non-space downstream markets they serve.
Three markets were analyzed, and the satellite communications and GNSS markets are mature without significant gaps. However, there appear to be gaps in the remote sensing space for non-space supply chain. Satellite remote sensing does not have a space or non-space industry problem. Instead, it has a big data problem. Remote sensing satellites produce hundreds of terabytes daily, with hundreds of petabytes in storage. Building and maintaining pipelines that convert the data into user-friendly intelligence and value-creating solutions produce large overheads.
The team developed two business cases to address this gap, proposing solutions to reduce the overhead costs of turning data into intelligence valuable to non-space industrial clients. The business cases aim to reduce the technical and financial costs for non-space clients using remote sensing space-based solutions. They will enhance non-space industrial adoption of remote sensing space solutions upon success.
|Contents note:||1.Introduction 2. Project overview 3. Project aim & objectives 4. Definitions 5. Overview of the space for non-space supply chain 6. Future trends in space for non-space 7. Inventory of current and future space data 8. Non-space sectors benefiting from space data 9. Catalog 10. Business opportunities 11. Space-based data applications and sustainable development goals 12. Legal considerations 13. Conclusions and recommendations|
|ISU program :||Space Studies Program|
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