The space sector plays an increasingly pivotal role in the functioning of modern societies and their economic development as the use of satellite technology gives rise to new applications, uses and markets. Space Economy at a Glance offers a statistical overview of the global space sector and its contributions to economic activity using data from over 40 countries with space programmes, and identifies new dynamics in the space sector.
- 23 Oct 2014
The space sector in 2014 and beyond
reviews major trends in the space sector. It first provides a review of the space economy in 2014. It then focuses on an original analysis of global value chains in the space sector, including a spotlight on fifty years of European space co‑operation. The chapter also looks at new dynamics in the sector, which may impact incumbents and new entrants, with a focus on innovation in industrial processes and the development of small satellites.