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Hosted Payloads: The View From Within

December 26, 2013

DUBLIN, Ireland, December 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Research and Markets (
http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wgg7s4/hosted_payloads) has announced the
addition of the “Hosted Payloads: The View From Within”
[http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wgg7s4/hosted_payloads ] report to their
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Following discussions with the Hosted Payload Alliance it was decided to pursue
development of a report on government-funded secondary payloads on a commercial satellite.
This report identifies the hosted payload launches in the past as well as the hosted
payloads currently contracted to be launched before 2015.

Although the hosted payload concept dates back to the early seventies, it has only
recently turned into a hot debate, with the establishment of industry associations
augmenting awareness of the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial
satellites. In parallel, leading industry players are heavily promoting their own hosted
payload capability.

Due to budget restraints, government agencies around the world are increasingly open
to adopting the hosted payload concept. As a result, the requirements for government and
industry related to hosted payloads are converging. The report identifies 50 hosted
payload launches in which primarily the U.S. and Europe have dominated the initiatives.

Despite industry and government efforts, only 11 payloads are currently under contract
and expected to be launched before 2015. Europe appears to have built up a steady flow of
hosted payloads with ESA as the propelling force. Publicly announced follow-on missions in
North America are still limited. Numerous initiatives are under discussion yet are
currently awaiting the commitment of leading government agencies such as NASA and the DoD
to boost the deal flow over the next five years.

This report not only identifies the key challenges for each stakeholder group involved
in hosted payload programs but also highlight lessons learned and best practices to manage
and mitigate these challenges.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Hosted Payload Program Tracker

        - Introduction
        - Global overview
        - North America
        - EU
        - Rest of the World

Case Study Analysis

        - Introduction
        - Comparative analysis
        - CHIRP
        - IRIS
        - ADF on IS-22
        - EGNOS
        - XTAR-LANT

360degree(s) Stakeholder Analysis

        - Introduction
        - Consolidated overview (industry versus government)
        - Comparative analysis
        - Satellite & payload manufacturers' perspective
        - Satellite operators' perspective
        - Launchers' perspective
        - Service providers' perspective
        - Law firms & insurers' perspective
        - Space agency & regulators' perspective
        - Defense & security perspective
        - Science & research institutes' perspective

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