The asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, consists of a large number of rocky and metallic bodies that vary in size from small boulders to objects that are hundreds of kilometers in diameter. While often portrayed as a densely packed region in popular culture, the asteroid belt is actually quite sparse, with vast distances separating individual asteroids. Nonetheless, this region presents significant opportunities for scientific research, mineral extraction, and commercial ventures. This article reviews the characteristics of the asteroid belt and discusses its growing importance in the realm of the space economy.Read More The Asteroid Belt and Its Relevance to the Space Economy
The space economy, encompassing sectors from satellite telecommunications to space tourism, is a burgeoning field with immense potential. However, estimating its growth and understanding its dynamics present unique challenges. A variety of economic estimating methodologies can help navigate these challenges, each with its own strengths, weaknesses, and applications in the space economy.Read More Forecast Methodologies Relevant to the Space Economy – A Quick Overview
The European Space Policy Institute’s (ESPI) Space Venture annual report details private investment trends in the space sector, focusing on European, global, and Chinese markets.Read More Report: Space Venture Europe 2022 (ESPI 2023)
Provides an overview of the space economy value chain and highlights different interpretations by different organizations.Read More What is the Value Chain of the Space Economy?
This article summarizes the key points from the report about UK public sector demand for Earth observation technology.Read More Report: Investigating UK Public Sector Demand for Earth Observation Technology (2022)