This publication provides a summary of the key methodological issues surrounding indicators and statistics on the space sector and the larger space economy and is meant to be complementary to The Space Economy at a Glance 2011.
The first part of the handbook examines methodological issues including definitions and industrial classification, principal actors in the space economy and data sources. The second part looks at specific types of indicators including inputs into the space economy such as government budgets for space activities and human resources; intensity indicators showing, for example, outputs of the space manufacturing industry and space-based applications and derived services; and indicators measuring socio-economic impacts.
Part I: Basics on measuring the space economy
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Definitions and industrial classifications
Chapter 3. Principal actors in the space economy
Chapter 4. Data sources and general methodological notes
Part II: Overview of indicators for the space economy
Chapter 5. Readiness indicators: Inputs to the space economy
Chapter 6. Intensity indicators: Selected activities and outputs in the space economy
Chapter 7. Measuring socio-economic impacts from space activities