White Papers, Reports and Analysis

We provide credible and authoritative information on space to policymakers, industry and finance, educators and academia, the media and the general public in White Papers, space-related policy and budget analyses, special reports, briefings and presentations.

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.
The Space Report 2006: The Guide to Global Space Activity
04/01/2006
The Space Foundation's annual report on global space activity: The Space Report 2006. 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.  

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