The Space Report 2010 is the Definitive Overview of the Space Industry
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 2, 2010) -- The Space Report 2010: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, the Space Foundation's definitive overview of the worldwide space industry, serves as a valuable resource for government and business leaders, educators, financial analysts, students, and space-related businesses. If you haven't got a copy, order one today from www.TheSpaceReport.org.
The 2010 edition comprises 140 pages of space facts and figures, punctuated with photographs, charts, and graphs. It is available in hard copy, downloadable PDF, and CD-ROM formats as well as packages that include multiple formats. Both the PDF and CD-ROM include hyperlinks that connect to websites for the companies, organizations, reports, and other items of interest mentioned in the text.
The topic areas include:
- Space Products and Services: People make use of space technology every day and space systems improve our lives in many ways, ranging from life-saving developments in disaster management to the delivery of entertainment media via handheld consumer devices. This section also showcases some of the many products based on space technology that are brought to the commercial market each year.
- The Space Economy: This section addresses the financial state of the industry and the government budgets that support space activity. It also contains the Space Foundation Indices, which track space business in the U.S. public equity marketplace.
- Space Infrastructure: This chapter describes the hardware and vital infrastructure, on Earth and in space, that enable delivery of products and services. From the satellites in orbit down to the control stations on the ground, each type of infrastructure plays an important role in achieving success for the space community.
- Economic Impacts, Workforce, and Education: The most essential part of any industry is its people. The Space Report 2010 contains sections on the U.S. civil, military, ands commercial space workforce. It also contains statistics on European and Japanese space employment.
- Outlook: The final section of the book takes a broad view of the factors that motivate and guide space activity. It combines them with specific forecasts to offer a picture of what the future may hold for the space industry, exploration, and discovery.
The materials used within and the processes for printing The Space Report 2010 have been certified as meeting the standards and requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
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