Highlights from The Space Report 2010
The Space Report 2010: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity is now available for order online and is a valuable resource on global space activity for those working in government, education, finance, and space-related businesses. This 140-page publication covers five main areas.
Space Products and Services - This section provides an overview of the many ways in which space systems improve our lives, ranging from life-saving developments in the field of 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 addresses the financial state of the industry and the government budgets that support space activity. It also contains the Space Foundation Indexes which track space business in the U.S. public equity marketplace.
Space Infrastructure - Here is where you'll find descriptions of the hardware and other vital infrastructure, on Earth and in space, that enable delivery of the products and services recounted earlier in the book. 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 Space Report 2010 contains new sections on the U.S. civil and military space workforce, in addition to the U.S. commercial sector analysis included in previous editions. It also contains new statistics on European and Japanese space employment.
Outlook - The final section of the book, Outlook, 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 Space Report 2010: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity is available in hard copy, downloadable PDF, and CD-ROM 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.
Copies may be purchased on-line at www.TheSpaceReport.org.