|Title:||Under pressure : the past, present, and future market for spacesuits|
|Authors:||Chad Anderson, Author|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Space Angels network, 2016|
|Size:||1 online resource (43 p., Appendix xxvi) / Col. ill.|
|Subjects:||Astronautics--Economic aspects ; Space industrialization ; Space suits|
With the proliferation of new in-space destinations coming online (Bigelow BA330, Axiom, ROS, Tiangong, cis-lunar, lunar surface, Mars surface) and new crewed launch vehicles (SpaceX Dragon, Boeing Starliner, Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, Blue Origin New Shepard), we are at an inflection point for human spaceflight. Therefore, we believe the market for spacesuits is growing and could present an attractive opportunity for investment.
The market dynamics of the spacesuit industry are daunting: few customers, high development risk, and dominant incumbents. The long-term success of a spacesuit business is predicated on the proliferation of human spaceflight, whether commercial or otherwise. If indeed human spaceflight is on the cusp of becoming mainstream, then spacesuit companies will be our proverbial canary in the coalmine.-- From publisher's website.