The Space Report; Space Business Forum: New York Look at Changes in Space Economy
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 24, 2009) -- More than 68 percent of the $257 billion in 2008 global space activity was driven by commercial ventures including GPS technology, satellite radio, telecommunications and direct-to-home television. Last year's overall industry growth rate was approximately 2.5 percent, but consumer sectors were much more robust - some growing as much as 31 percent. The Space Foundation has two ways you can learn more about the space economy:
- Purchase a copy of The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, at www.theSpaceReport.org.
- Attend Space Business Forum: New York June 4, 2009, at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City (learn more and register at www.SpaceBusinessForum.org
Co-sponsored by the Space Foundation and Toffler Associates, Space Business Forum: New York provides financial analysts, investment bankers, institutional advisors, venture capitalists, insurers, and space industry leaders the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue. Sign up by May 15 to receive a guaranteed spot in the space-limited event, a $200 Early Bird discount and a special advance electronic version of The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.