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The Space Report

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The Space Report puts comprehensive information at your fingertips to deliver the “big picture.” This exclusive publication shows how space activity affects people around the world and includes budgets, revenues and performance tracked by the Space Foundation Indexes, as well as detailed explanations of programs, products, policy, workforce and education initiatives.

The Space Foundation welcomes comments, questions and other forms of feedback. The team of researchers who produce The Space Report each year are particularly interested to know which parts of the publication are most useful to you and what you would like to see included in the future. Please feel free to contact us at any time at [email protected] with:

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New Content for 2013

  • Analysis of the space economy in 2012, showing a global total of $304.31 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets, an increase of 6.7 percent from 2011
  • Greater insight into government budgets around the world, and discussion of differing patterns of budget growth or reductions
  • Information on global launch capabilities, successes and failures in 2012
  • Comparisons of trends in the U.S. space workforce to overall U.S. workforce trends, as well as to trends in Europe and Japan
  • Analysis of common topics and different approaches in national space policies developed in recent years
  • Discussion of technology transfer efforts by space agencies in the United States, Europe, Japan and India and new metrics to track technology transfer
  • First-time data on workforce size for a number of international space agencies

This section provides concrete examples of products and services that use space assets directly as well as “spinoff” products that were created using technology originally developed for space.

This section provides detailed information on the value of the global space economy, which includes government and commercial activity, broken into a number of subsections.

This section provides an overview of the infrastructure associated with space and recent advancements made in these areas, with a detailed overview of launch activity in the previous year.

This section provides data on the current state of the space workforce and shows trends in both the commercial and the government workforce in the United States.

This section expands on themes woven throughout the other sections of the book, providing analysis of space activities that involve multiple sectors and policy elements.

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