The Space Report 2009 Now Available in Hard Copy, CD and e-Book Versions

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 A complete guide to all sectors of the global space industry, the Space Foundation’s The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity is now available for purchase in multiple formats:
• Hard Copy for $79.95
• Compact Disk for $79.95
• e-Book in PDF format for $69.95
• Both a Hard Copy and a Compact Disk for $127.95

The Space Report 2009 is the definitive overview of the global space industry and serves as a valuable resource for government and business leaders, educators, financial analysts, students, and space-related businesses. To shop for the right version for you, go to and click on “purchase.”

Notable findings in The Space Report 2009 include:
• The global space economy reached $257 billion in 2008, up nearly 2.5 percent
• The largest segments are commercial infrastructure and commercial satellite services, which total 67 percent
• Worldwide government space spending equals about 32 percent
• The largest growth sectors are space products and services, up 10.4 percent from $82.4 billion to $91 billion
• The largest source of revenue in space products and services is in direct-to-home television, which generated $69.8 billion in 2008
• Fixed satellite services showed the strongest growth rate, with revenue up 31 percent from $12.8 billion to $16.8 billion
• Space industry stocks in U.S. markets declined 45 percent in 2008, erasing the gains from three consecutive years of growth

The result of extensive research by the Space Foundation’s Research and Analysis enterprise, The Space Report 2009 thoroughly examines and analyzes the state of the space industry. Covering primarily 2008 data, it contains
• A comprehensive high-level overview of the space industry including 2008 highlights
• Data on global space budgets and revenues
• Overviews of space infrastructure and space products and services
• A section examining workforce and education trends
• Greatly expanded data on international (non-U.S.) space activities
• A special report on astronomy and space science
• New information on spaceports and spaceport authorities/coalitions
• A discussion of the outlook for the industry

The methodology, which is refined every year, involves identifying, gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing data from publicly available sources, as well as industry publications and reports. More information is available at

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2009 (Volume: 8, Issue: 5).