OECD Handbook on Measuring the Space Economy

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This publication provides a summary of the key methodological issues surrounding indicators and statistics on the space sector and the larger space economy and it meant to be complementary to The Space Economy at a Glance 2011.



Readiness indicators: inputs to the space economy

Chapter 5 examines the readiness factors of the space economy, i.e. different elements that are necessary for the development of space activities. These elements encompass the technical, financial and social infrastructures that enable the production of space-related hardware or the provision of services. This chapter examines the following indicators: government budgets for space activities (both for public space programmes and for R&D activities) and human capital.



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