Global Space Propulsion Systems Market
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5 Key Takeaways From The Space Propulsion Systems Market Report 2024

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As per The Business Research Company’s Space Propulsion Systems Global Market Report 2024, the space propulsion systems market is expected to show significant growth in the forecast period.

Rapid Market Growth

  • The space propulsion systems market has witnessed significant growth, increasing from $9.66 billion in 2023 to $11.26 billion in 2024.
  • This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6%.

Drivers of Historic Growth

  • Space Exploration Initiatives: Increasing missions to explore space.
  • Demand for Efficiency and Performance: Need for better propulsion systems.
  • Innovation in Electric Propulsion: Advances in technology.
  • Rise in Satellite Deployment: More satellites being launched.
  • Focus on Reusability: Sustainable and reusable systems.

Future Market Projections

  • The market is expected to grow to $19.72 billion by 2028, with a CAGR of 15.0%.
  • Factors contributing to this growth include:

Key Trends and Innovations

  • Integration of AI: Enhancing propulsion systems with artificial intelligence.
  • Interest in Nuclear Propulsion: Exploring nuclear options for deep space.
  • Development of Solar Sail Propulsion: Utilizing solar energy for propulsion.
  • Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO): Missions targeting deeper space.
  • Rise of Small Satellite Market: Increase in small satellite deployments.

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Space Exploration Missions Fuel Growth

  • Growing space exploration missions are a major driver of the market.
  • Space propulsion systems provide the necessary thrust for rockets and spacecraft.
  • Example: Between January and June 2022, 72 rockets and 1,022 satellites were launched, surpassing launches from the first five decades of the Space Age.

Major Market Players

  • Key companies include IHI Corporation, Safran S.A., Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, and others.
  • These companies are pivotal in advancing space propulsion technologies.

Advancements in Electric Propulsion Technologies

  • Electric propulsion technologies are gaining popularity.
  • Companies are developing innovative electric propulsion systems.
  • Example: In June 2022, Astra launched the Astra Spacecraft Engine with a Krypton/Xenon propulsion system.

Expanding Capabilities through Acquisitions

  • In June 2021, Astra acquired Apollo Fusion for approximately $145 million.
  • This acquisition allows Astra to offer launch and space services to multiple orbits beyond LEO.

Market Segmentation

  • By Component: Thrusters, rocket motors, propellant feed systems, propulsion thermal control, nozzles, power processing units, and other components.
  • By Spacecraft Type: Satellites, rovers, capsules, launch vehicles, interplanetary spacecraft, and probes.
  • By Application: Space simulation, rocket launch, and other applications.
  • By End User: Civil and earth observation, government and military, and commercial.

Regional Insights

  • North America: Largest region in the space propulsion systems market in 2023.
  • Asia-Pacific: Expected to be the fastest-growing region during the forecast period.


The space propulsion systems market is on a trajectory of rapid growth, driven by technological advancements, increasing space exploration missions, and strategic acquisitions. With significant investments and innovations, the market is poised for continued expansion, propelling humanity’s journey beyond the stars.

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The Space Propulsion Systems Global Market Report 2024  provides an in-depth analysis on the space propulsion systems market size, trends and drivers, opportunities, strategies, and companies analysis. The countries covered in the space propulsion systems market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the UK, and the USA, and the major seven regions are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, and Africa.

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