Space

International Futures Programme (IFP) publications on space

 

OECD Handbook on Measuring the Space Economy  (2012)

This publication provides a summary of the key methodological issues surrounding indicators and statistics on the space sector and the larger space economy.

 

The Space Economy at a Glance 2011

This second edition of The Space Economy at a Glance paints an updated and richly detailed picture of the space industry, its downstream services activities, and its wider economic and social impacts.

 

Space Technologies and Climate Change

This report examines the contributions that space technologies can make in tackling some of the serious problems posed by climate change, focusing on examples of water management, marine resources and maritime transport. The report underlines the need to consider satellites not just as research and development systems, but as an important component of a critical communication- and information-based infrastructure for modern societies. The tool box for decision makers that concludes the book reviews different methodological options for deciding on investments in space-based earth observation.

 

The Space Economy at a Glance 2007

The Space Economy at a Glance is an innovative compilation of statistics on the space sector and its contributions to economic activity. As the first-ever OECD statistical overview of the emerging space economy, this book also offers critical insights into some of the main problems involved in deriving internationally comparable data for the industry and its downstream activities. This book represents a first step in data collection, as well as providing an initial description of conceptual and definitional differences amongst countries.

 

Space 2030: Tackling Society's Challenges

This book explores the contribution space systems might make in dealing with looming societal challenges related to threats to the physical environment and the management of natural resources, growing mobility and its consequences, increasing security concerns, and the shift to the information society.

 

Space 2030: Exploring the Future of Space Application

Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957, media attention has focused almost exclusively on spectacular space missions. However, space actors have also faced their fair share of setbacks: the Columbia tragedy, extravagant cost overruns and painful reductions in public support to space ventures.
Over the years, advances in space technologies have led to the development of increasingly sophisticated military and civil space assets.

 

 

 

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