The European space workforce included 50,388 workers in 2020, an increase of 3.3% from the 48,766 workers in 2019. The largest increases were seen in . . .
According to the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies, the Japanese space workforce included 8,725 workers in 2019. . . More than 70% of these workers are in the space vehicle sector. While this sector decreased 1.9% from 2018 to 2019, it remains nearly 10% larger than it was five years ago.
The industry has been growing steadily since 2016, with employment increasing 15.4% over the last four years. These preliminary results suggest that the space industry has been relatively resilient to the effects of the global pandemic.
Japanese Space Industry Employment by Sector 2007-2019
An annual budget for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). This chart spans 2004 through 2021 including the initial budget as well as the supplemental budget.
The number of launches per year, grouped by the country where the launch site is located.
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Stacked bar chart showing a twenty-year look at the European space industry workforce by country 2000 – 2020
NASA Civil Servant Workforce chart showing the average and actual employment for the years 2008 through 2017.
There is a wide range of technology development in the public and private sectors related to space infrastructure. One of the largest efforts is within NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT), an office created by NASA in 2010 to centralize and coordinate the agency’s technology development efforts.