Research and Analysis

Policymakers, the media, educators and individuals interested in space look to us for credible information and cogent analysis of the forces that influence the space industry.
We do this through white papers; reports; analysis of space policies, legislation and budgets; indexes; presentations; forums; briefings; our annual research and analysis publication, The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and Introduction to Space Activities, which we publish to provide policymakers and the general public with a basic overview of space terminology and structure. We also conduct special research projects for corporate members and assist them in their research and analysis efforts.

Whether supplying data to government leaders or responding to questions from school children, the Space Foundation serves as an open and reliable source of information for the space community as a whole.

The Space Report:The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity is the definitive overview of global space developments.

A Space Foundation report on NASA's current state and recommendations for its future.

The Space Foundation provides credible and authoritative space information through White Papers, policy and budget analysis, special reports, briefings and presentations.

Space Foundation Indexes provide an easy-to-access and easy-to-understand mechanism for gauging the financial performance of the U.S. space industry.

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