Prospects for Space Exploration
2nd Edition

An economic and strategic assessment of the space exploration sector.


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Prospects for Space Exploration Report

“Prospects for Space Exploration” provides an economic and strategic assessment of the space exploration sector, including an analysis of government and commercial space exploration programs worldwide.

The report summarizes global trends affecting the exploration programs of established agencies and identifying new entrants and emerging collaborative undertakings, including public-private partnerships.

Highlights include:

– Government funding in space exploration, assessed by country and by application. The previous decade is assessed for historical trends, while forecasts are provided for the coming decade.

– A comprehensive list of missions launched and to be launched in space exploration: The forecast includes both government and commercial programs. Forecasts accompany historical data from the previous decade for the net ten years.

– Six specific applications were assessed in detail: Orbital Infrastructure, Transportation, Moon exploration, Mars exploration, Other deep space exploration, and Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Heliophysics.

– A strategic outlook summarising global trends, forecasts, and benchmarks organized by country and by applications

– Detailed profiles of 11 government space programs covering policy, strategic objectives, and space expenditures. Programs covered: United States, China, ESA, Japan, Russia, European national programs, Canada, UAE, India, South Korea, Australia.

– Review of commercial organizations involved in space exploration

– Extensive Excel budget database, covering annual space expenditures in space exploration for ten years by country and application.

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