Part 1: Guide to the Stars (of Space Economy & Technology Infographics) Individual Creators

Updated: June 4, 2022

Introduction to infographics

An infographic is a graphic visual representation of information or data. They illustrate information clearly and quickly in a graphic format – which would otherwise be lengthy and complex in text form. They are the visual equivalent of a soundbite.

Infographics are ideal for communicating with an online audience whose attention and time are both very limited.

Infographics are generally made available online using social media, e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn. A compelling infographic will often be propagated to a large audience as a result of readers’ interactions with the content, e.g. quoted tweet, retweeted, forwarded/shared, up voted, liked, viewed, commented. This organic amplification of the audience makes infographics attractive for organizations or individuals looking to promote themselves through social media.

553 Retweets

52 Quote Retweets

3,022 Likes

Infographics can help: build brand awareness and reputation; generate sales leads; increase subscribers to newsletters and social media accounts; drive traffic to websites, online stores and social media accounts.

Infographics can vary widely in their type and style. However, a characteristic that all infographics have in common is that they are “stand alone”, which is to say that they do not need any further explanation to be understood.

The most common types of infographics are: statistical; informational; timeline; process; comparison; geographical; hierarchical; and list. Some infographics are a combination of two or more types.

From a style perspective, some infographics can be very graphic-heavy and others can be a graphic-lite visualization of data.

Note that infographics aren’t just for social media. Once created, they can be (re)used in different electronic, print and physical assets, including: presentations; videos; training materials; newsletters; sales emails; posters; brochures; mobile apps; background wallpapers for computers and mobile devices; books/e-books; reports; flyers; and online store products such as T-shirts, framed prints, etc.

There are different types of infographic content creators, including: individuals; not-for-profit organizations; governments; NGOs; educational institutions; commercial product and services companies; and media organizations.

Content creators will tailor their infographics to the intended audience, e.g. sales prospects, space enthusiasts, general public, students.

Characteristics of successful infographics include: an interesting topic that readers will want to share; well researched and accurate data; and a visually compelling design.

Individual content providers

This section highlights individual content creators who have published infographics on social media related to the space economy and associated technology:

  • @launchposter
  • @thebluehexagon
  • @shuttlealmanac
  • @ringwatchers
  • @furqan263
  • @bocacharts
  • @astrokovacs
  • @airlibra39
  • @artzius
  • @orbitalvel
  • @spaceintellige3 & @nkknspace
  • @alex_adedge
  • @spacenosey
  • @_brendan_lewis
  • @delta_v & @delta_v_infog
  • @vikumharshanalk
  • @_rykllan
  • @andrewparsonson
  • @martiancolonist
  • @infographictony
  • @tylerskrabek
  • @geoffdbarrett
  • @rocketlab360
  • @falcon9block5

Example infographics for the above content providers are included below. Note that infographics tagged with a green recycle icon are regularly updated by the associated content creator. Also, unless otherwise indicated, infographics are generally available in the Twitter stream of the content creator.

A Twitter list of all the individual content providers is available here.

Please DM @newspaceeconomy, or leave comments if you have any feedback or suggestions. This article will be updated as new information becomes available.

@launchposter

@launchposter publishes (no updates in 2022) infographics focused on space vehicle launches.

@thebluehexagon

@thebluehexagon publishes and maintains infographics related to SLS production status. The infographics are very detailed.

@shuttlealmanac

@shuttlealmanac publishes and maintains infographics related to ISS and international crew manifests.

@ringwatchers

@ringwatchers publishes and maintains infographics related to production at the SpaceX Starbase Texas location. All the data used to create the infographics is updated almost live and is available at this website (it is amazing, check it out).

@furqan263

@furqan263 currently publishes and maintains infographics related to the Starship launch towers and assembly buildings.

@bocacharts

@bocacharts publishes and maintains infographics on Starship production and testing. Infographics are available on this website.

@astrokovacs

@astrokovacs publishes and maintains infographics (Hungarian language) for each space vehicle launch.

A new infographic of similar style is created for every space vehicle launch.

@airlibra39

@airlibra39 publishes and maintains infographics (Russian and English languages) related to space vehicle launches and astronauts currently in space. All infographics are available at this website.

A new infographic of similar style is created after every space vehicle launch.

A new infographic of similar style is created as the astronauts currently in space change.

A new infographic of similar style is created for every space vehicle launch.

@artzius

@artzius publishes and maintains infographics related to the Raptor engine and installation on Starship.

@orbitalvel

Derek Richardson publishes and maintains infographics related to ISS visiting vehicles and mission launches to the ISS. Infographics and additional information are available on this website.

This is updated as visiting spacecraft change.

A new infographic of similar style is created for every cargo spacecraft mission to the ISS.

A new infographic of similar style is created for every crewed space vehicle launch.

@spaceintellige3 & @nkknspace

Space Intelligence regularly publishes infographics for worldwide launches, landings, major test activities and related topics. The graphic artist is Karthik Naren @nkknspace. Their informational infographics are always high quality. A subset of their published graphics are available on this website.

A new infographic of similar style is created for every space vehicle launch.

@alex_adedge

Alex Adedge publishes and maintains a timeline and informational infographic covering the SpaceX Starship’s progress over time. The infographic is well done and informative.

@spacenosey

@spacenosey publishes and maintains two SpaceX infographics and one Blue Origin infographic. All infographics pack a ton of information into a single image and are exceptionally well done.

@_brendan_lewis

Brendan Lewis’ infographics focus on SpaceX Starship production progress at the Starbase Texas location. Brendan’s infographics convey a lot of detail in a single image.

@delta_v & @delta_v_infog

@delta_v publishes and maintains: a statistical infographic reporting on SpaceX testing activities at the McGregor facility in Texas; as well as statistical infographics reporting on global orbital launches. Infographics are available in @delta_v & @delta_v_infog Twitter feeds as well as Imgur (old account), and Imgur (new account).

Coming soon…

@vikumharshanalk

Vikum Harshana published (he has not posted in 2022) informational infographics covering space vehicle launches, and the launch histories for individual Falcon 9 boosters. His infographics on the Transporter–2 mission stand out due to his unique focus on payload details.

@_rykllan

Rykllan publishes and maintains numerous informational and statistical infographics related to SpaceX, and space vehicle launches in general. The infographics are stylistically consistent and high quality. Some infographics have been translated to multiple languages. Rykllan’s infographics are included in news stories published on the website nexthorizonsspaceflight.com.

A new infographic of similar style is created for every space vehicle launch.

@andrewparsonson

Andrew Parsonson runs the website europeanspaceflight.com. He focuses on providing a resource for European space activities. Andrew publishes and maintains infographics related to European launch vehicles, spacecraft, and infrastructure. He publishes infographics from the following perspectives: orbital, suborbital. country, company, infrastructure location, individual spacecraft, and individual rocket. Some infographics have been translated to multiple languages.

A high resolution version is available on this website.

A high resolution version is available on this website.

A high resolution version is available on this website.

A high resolution version is available on this website.

A high resolution version is available on this website.

A high resolution version is available on this website.

@martiancolonist

Ryan MacDonald publishes and maintains infographics focused on the SpaceX Starship: Phase 1: Prototype Development and Testing; Phase 2 – Lunar Campaign; Phase 3 – Humans to Mars. Ryan’s infographics includes historical fact and speculation on future events and timelines.

@infographictony

Tony Bela is an extraordinarily talented artist. He has a website where he makes high resolution downloads available for many of his works of art. Tony also has an online store where his art is available for purchase. Some of his infographics are translated to other languages.

This poster-size infographic is a Tour de Force.

Some infographics are made available in a wallpaper format.

Spanish translation

@tylerskrabek

Tyler Skrabek has published several comparison and timeline infographics for launch vehicles and spacecrafts. The infographics are high quality with a very clean appearance. Note that launch vehicle and spacecraft infographics are only a small part of what Tyler does, check out his personal website!

This is available for purchase from Tyler’s online and Etsy stores.

This is available for purchase from Tyler’s online and Etsy stores.

Illustrations of individual launch vehicles are available for purchase from Tyler’s Etsy store.

@geoffdbarrett

Geoff Barrett publishes infographics related to upcoming space vehicle launches. Infographics and additional information are available at Geoff’s website. He also creates and sells “Space Baseball Cards” on his Etsy (which are very cool).

A new infographic of similar style is created for every space vehicle launch.

Available on Etsy

@rocketlab360

Everything Rocket Lab focuses on providing coverage for Rocket Lab.

@falcon9block5

Kyle Chun publishes infographics for space vehicle launches. Infographics and additional information on launches are available at this website.

A new infographic of similar style is created for every space vehicle launch.


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Additional Information For The Curious

Part 0: Introduction to Infographics Related to the Space Economy & Technology

Part 1: Guide to the Stars (of Space Economy & Technology Infographics) Individual Creators

Part 2: Guide to the Stars (of Space Economy & Technology Infographics) Commercial Content Creators (pending)

Part 3: Guide to the Stars (of Space Economy & Technology Infographics) Non-Commercial Content Creators (pending)

Part 4: Guide to the Stars (of Space Economy & Technology Infographics) Media Content Creators (pending)

Part 5: Guide to the Stars (of Space Economy & Technology Infographics) Best Practices for Individual Creators

Part 6: Guide to the Stars (of Space Economy & Technology Infographics) Social Media Channels Characteristics (pending)

Part 7: Guide to the Stars (of Space Economy & Technology Infographics) Opportunities for Individual Creators

Part 8: Guide to the Stars (of Space Economy & Technology Infographics) Patreon for Individual Creators

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