Report: Measuring the Space Economy: Estimating the Value of Economic Activities in and for Space (IDA 2020)

Source: IDA


The purpose of this report is to provide more targeted estimates of the size of the than are currently employed. It does so by adopting a more restrictive definition of the space economy that only includes the value of goods and services provided to governments, households, and businesses from space or used to support activities in space; it excludes activities that are enabled by space, but are primarily generated terrestrially. We adopt this definition because we believe that an estimate of the size of the space economy focused on activities from or in space would help U.S. policy makers develop better policies to foster the growth of commercial activities for or in space, and help clarify for investors and interested in the space economy the current extent and size of markets focused exclusively on space.