Hiring in more than a dozen nations continued to escalate in 2020 despite the pandemic. A snapshot of key workforce data follows. Analysis of trends in the global space workforce provides insight into the current and future health of the space sector.
As with so many industries around the world in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic brought disruption and change to the global space industry. Despite setbacks, hiring in many nations continued to escalate. Analysis of trends in the global space. . .
The U.S. Space Force (USSF) has marked its first anniversary and secured a public affirmation from President Biden’s administration that the nation’s newest military branch will endure, allowing Space Force leadership to confidently move forward with its mission. . .
In 2020, the U.S. space workforce included more than 192,000 workers. Preliminary data suggests that the sector has been resilient to the challenges of the global pandemic, increasing 5% over 2019. More than three-quarters of all space workers are. . .
Germany’s overall space spending has increased 56% since 2009, and its domestic space spending in 2019 increased more than 30% from 2018, reaching €1.3 billion (US$1.53 billion). Finalized budget information for 2020 German space spending will not be available until early 2021. . .
At the end of 2020, more communications satellites orbited the Earth than all communications satellites deployed during the previous 10 years. Operators deployed more than. . .
The increased use of satellite imagery and data in recent years has led to expansions in multiple fields of research. The utilization of satellites has developed beyond just tracking weather patterns. Satellites are now used to study. . .
The space industry relies on tens of thousands of highly skilled workers to research and design, build, and operate advanced technologies that enable space activities and increase our understanding of the space environment. These highly skilled . . .
The space industry relies on tens of thousands of highly skilled workers to design, build, and operate advanced technologies that enable space activities and research that increases our understanding of the space environment.
The increasingly technical nature of society drives a greater need for STEM skills to support it, and dramatic growth in the number of STEM jobs reflects this trend. However, some reports suggest that STEM graduates—those degreed in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics—are not meeting this need. . .