Launch of Atlas V NRO satellite on June 20, 2012. (Credit: ULA)

Report: Competition to Break Down Launch Industry Oligopoly

Posted by Doug Messier on February 8, 2013, at 6:35 am

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 (Frost & Sullivan PR) – As government spending decreases worldwide, space launch expenditures within established national programs will steadily decrease with the implementation of cost-cutting measures. Instead, governments will become more reliant on commercial companies to execute space launches. While global space launch expenditures will spike in 2013 and 2014, these will gradually drop as competition between commercial companies for space launch contracts heats up. The global commercial space launch market will transition from the oligopoly of United Launch Alliance (ULA), Arianespace, and International Launch Services (ILS) to a more competitive market with several, smaller companies that manufacture cost-effective launchers.

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