After decades of innovation, satellites now play a discrete but pivotal role in the
efficient functioning of modern societies and their economic development. This publication
provides the findings from a OECD Space Forum project on the state of innovation in
the space sector, with a view to examine how space innovation may impact the larger
economy. New analysis and indicators contribute to answering some of the following
questions: is the space sector still a driver for innovation in the 21st century?
What are the determinants for an innovative space sector? And what are the policy
responses to encourage and harness better space-related innovation?