Britain built more small satellites than China 2016-2018. Is that sustainable?

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Britain’s satellite manufacturing industry carved out a 15% share of the global market for small satellites between 2016 and 2018 despite being home to a much more modest number of satellite operators, the U.K. Satellite Applications Catapult has found.

Through November, some 600 small satellites, defined as weighing less than 500 kilograms — and most far smaller than that — have been launched globally, according to Catapult figures.

SSTL, Clyde Space and Spire Global

The total includes around 100 that were built . . .

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