Document Type : reviewed article
1 Satellite Research Institute, Iranian Space Research Center
2 Research Engineer, Satellite Research Institute, Iranian Space Research Center
3 Faculty Member, Satellite Research Institute, Iranian Space Research Center
4 Iranian Space Research Center
Satellite Constellations are the new approach to achieve the applications that were presumably expected from large and complex satellites. This paper reviews activities and related satellite constellation of about 130 companies and research institutes, showing that Communication Missions (Internet of Things and Machine to Machine Services) are the most desirable for Constellations with 27% of all. Earth Observation constellations are in the next rank with 19%. The most favorite configuration in Constellations is based on Microsatellites with 42%, out of which Cubesats are of more interest. The research is going to present the role of Cubesats with some statistical analysis to show how these Space Systems may affect the future of Space Industry and Economy with Solutions based on Constellations. Results discuss the Future of Constellations and Cubesats and their common effect on New Space both in Space Industry Level and Space Economy. This review may help researchers to work on similar studies with business approaches, too.