White Papers, Reports and Analysis

06/01/2010
This paper provides a brief analysis of the similarities and differences between the new U.S. National Space Policy and the previous U.S. National Space Policy, released in 2006. It provides a summary for each section on what is similar, what is new in the 2010 policy, and what has been removed since the 2006 policy.
The Space Report 2010: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity
04/01/2010
 The Space Foundation's annual report on global space activity: The Space Report 2010. With detailed references and its sources fully annotated, the 2010 report describes the full range of space activities including commercial space revenues and government budgets, the impact of space products and services, space infrastructure, labor and workforce statistics, and the outlook for the future.  
02/01/2010
Space systems and technology offer a wide variety of benefits to the aviation community, ranging from improved navigation to in-flight entertainment. As the U.S. air traffic management system is modernized, airline passengers should experience fewer delays and safer flights due to satellite positioning, navigation, and timing. New air traffic control procedures will also help to reduce the environmental impact of aviation by enabling aircraft to operate more efficiently.
10/01/2009
The International Space Station (ISS) is a valuable asset for the United States and its international partners. This white paper discusses the reasons for supporting ISS activity beyond 2015. The space station is expected to provide educational opportunities, produce useful scientific data, stimulate the commercial space sector, and support future international partnerships, among other benefits.
09/01/2009
The first publication in our Solutions from Space series, this white paper discusses the ways in which space systems and applications can be used to enhance international development efforts. Satellite communications and remote sensing capabilities, in particular, have a great deal to offer developing nations.
The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity
04/01/2009
  The Space Foundation's annual report on global space activity: The Space Report 2009. With detailed references and its sources fully annotated, this report describes the full range of space activities including commercial space revenues and government budgets, the impact of space products and services, space infrastructure, labor and workforce statistics, and the outlook for the future.
09/01/2008
As part of its mission to address issues of importance to the space industry, the Space Foundation conducted research on the impact of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As of the time of publication in late 2008, ITAR was found to be harmful to the U.S. space industrial base. This was particularly the case for lower-level suppliers, companies that drive a significant amount of the innovation and technological advances on which the industry relies for growth. The full report is available for download as a pdf.
The Space Report 2008: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity
04/01/2008
The Space Foundation's annual report on global space activity: The Space Report 2008. With detailed references and its sources fully annotated, this report describes the full range of space activities including commercial space revenues and government budgets, the impact of space products and services, space infrastructure, labor and workforce statistics, and the outlook for the future.  
The Space Report 2007 Update: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity
04/01/2007
 The Space Foundation's annual report on global space activity: The Space Report 2007. With detailed references and its sources fully annotated, this report describes the full range of space activities including commercial space revenues and government budgets, the impact of space products and services, space infrastructure, labor and workforce statistics, and the outlook for the future.  
04/01/2006
This paper examines concerns about the viability and performance of the space industrial base, particularly at the sub-prime contractor level. It is essential to ensure the health of the industrial base so that the space industry can continue to innovate and produce new technology and capabilities. The report is available for download as a pdf.

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