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Space Foundation Launches Two New Indexes

The Space Foundation has for the past several years provided the definitive gauge of industry performance with the Space Foundation Index, which tracks the market performance of 29 public companies that derive a significant amount of their revenue from space-related assets and activities. This year, in conjunction with the release of The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, the Space Foundation has launched two additional indexes to help analysts better track public equity market space stocks.

The Space Foundation Infrastructure Index tracks performance of space-related hardware, software, and integration services for space-related applications such as manufacturing of satellites, launch vehicles, terminals, and chipsets.

The Space Foundation Services Index tracks performance of companies that derive significant revenues from services that depend on space assets for collection, transmission, and/or provisioning, such as those related to satellite broadcasting, communications, and remote sensing.

“The space industry is becoming more diversified and complex,” said Marty Hauser, Space Foundation Vice President – Washington Operations and editor of The Space Report, “These additional indexes help explain what is happening and what is driving growth.”

All three indexes are updated daily on the Space Foundation’s Web site, at www.SpaceFoundation.org/spaceindex.

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