The Space Economy at a Glance 2014

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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.



Satellite earth observation

Satellite earth observation (EO) systems are playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. They provide unique capabilities in close association with ground-based sensors to generate the data and information needed to manage and monitor natural resources, land-use and to better understand and cope with major societal issues (pollution, impacts of climate change).


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