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African Space Industry Annual Report, 2019 Edition

Rapidly Growing Market with Broad Participation

The African space industry had a history of relatively quiet, sporadic progress, but it is now blossoming into enormous growth. The aggregate GDP of the continent has doubled in the last 10 years, to over US$2.2 trillion. The African space market is now worth US$7 billion annually, and we project that is likely to grow over 40% in the next five years to exceed US$10 billion by 2024.

From 1998 through April 2019, 32 satellites were launched into orbit by eight African countries: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. In addition to the 32 national satellites, African institutions jointly funded three other satellite projects – RASCOM-QAF1, RASCOM-QAF 1R, and New Dawn – for regional operations bringing to total number of satellite from Africa to 35.

15 out of the 35 satellites were launched in the last four years, indicating the skyward growth rate at which Africa is embracing space technologies to power the continent’s growth and improve the lives of its people. The diverse satellite programmes include 14 earth observation satellites, 10 communications satellites, 8 technology demonstration satellites, a satellite for scientific experiments, an educational project satellite, and a military radar satellite.

Map of African Countries with satellitesThe industry’s growth is driven by growing private economies, as complemented by national and regional strategic priorities. Accordingly, the report also explains the projected operations of the new African Space Agency, including priorities of the agency, funding sources for project implementation, and how the agency will complement national space programs while implementing the continental space policy stipulated under the African Union Agenda 2063. The African Space Industry Annual Report 2019 Edition details each of the historical launch programs, including funding sources, and the pending order book for the years ahead.

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Increasing opportunities for global private companies alongside local industry development.

African engineers built 14 of the 35 satellites, including those they built in Africa and others using facilities outside of Africa. There are multiplying business opportunities for local and foreign companies across the various subsectors of the African space industry. The non-African entities closing the most deals on the continent include Airbus Defense and Space (France), China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), RSC Energia (Russia), Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (UK), and Thales Alenia Space (France).

Increasing private sector activity & over 8,500 people employed in the African space industry

The Report details the major and emerging commercial ventures operating in Africa that are involved in the space industry value chain. These players cross multiple operational sub-sectors, such as satellite systems engineering (including manufacturers), satellite communications operators, propulsion system engineering (including rocket motor manufacturers), and ground station software solution providers. Commercial space companies such as Egypt’s publicly traded satellite operator, Egyptian Satellite Co (Nilesat), Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), South Africa’s NewSpace Systems, SCS Space, and Space Advisory Company are now generating revenue.

On the smaller end of the scale, a growing collection of NewSpace startups in Africa have recently attracted investment at over $200 million of combined valuation. About 8,500 people work across the African space industry. Approximately 2,000 of these people work for commercial companies, while the others are employed by governments through national space programs and research centres.

The African Space Industry Annual Report 2019 Edition includes access to an exclusive directory of all space-related institutions in Africa that has been called “the Crunchbase of the African space industry.”

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On the Ground Insights

The African Space Industry Annual Report is published by Space in Africa, the premier source of space-related news from Africa. Space in Africa has reporters stationed in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, and Tanzania who travel around the continent to provide news, analysis, and data on all aspects of the market.

The 2019 edition of the report examines space activities, institutions, and trends in the African space industry from 1998 to present based on data gathered from government space agencies, academic institutions, NewSpace companies, and other space institutions, using both published data and interviews. The extensive report is both a comprehensive guide to the newcomer to the industry and a treasure trove of information for anyone committed to having a stake in the multibillion-dollar industry.

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The African Space Industry Annual Report 2019 Edition will be released on May 31, 2019. You can now pre-order the Report at a conference-only discounted rate. The #GLEC2019 discount code is applied for pre-order only.

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