Section 5.0 of The Space Report 2013 expands on themes woven throughout the other sections of the book, providing analysis of crosscutting fields of space activity.
The report identifies four thematic areas that draw together important trends from multiple industry and government sectors:
- Space Policy: Common Topics and Different Approaches
- Space as a Tool of International Trade and Development
- Building Space Infrastructure and Achieving Mission Objectives Within Reduced Budgets
- Spaceports as an Economic Engine
Each of these topics is discussed in detail, providing an overview of recent developments and their implications for the future of the space industry.