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The global space industry employs hundreds of thousands of individuals in well-paid cutting-edge technology jobs, and it relies on a pool of highly qualified workers to fill new jobs as they arise. Trends among this workforce, including its size, age breakdown, average pay, and other characteristics can provide insight into the health and dynamics of the industry as a whole The global space industry employs hundreds of thousands of individuals in well-paid cutting-edge technology jobs, and it...


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The U.S. Space workforce is composed of more than ## workers across the commercial, civil, and national security sectors. In recent years, the U.S. space...
In 2015, the survey included new companies, resulting in more than ## additional workers. More than half of the newly added workers were in Spain, with the rest falling in the “other countries” category.
Growth in two sectors offset a decrease in the ground facilities sector, which shed ## jobs, ##% of that sector’s workforce.
Most nations do not publicly release annual data about the size of their space workforce. However, some do provide information periodically, particularly with regard...
Year: 2015
The global space industry relies on a highly qualified workforce. Understanding the trends in this workforce, including changes in size and demographics, provides insight into the overall health of the...
Year: 2014
The space industry operates at the cutting edge of technology and requires a highly skilled, highly trained workforce to build, launch, and utilize space assets. Trends in the size and composition of this workforce provide insight into ongoing dynamics and future health of the sector.
Year: 2013
Trends in the global space workforce continue to be mixed, with the U.S. space workforce contracting for the sixth year in a row while space workforces in Japan and Europe saw further increases.
Year: 2011
The hundreds of thousands of talented individuals working in the global space industry are critical to its overall success and future growth. The trends in space employment and education provide an indicator of the health of the industry, showing growth or decline not only in the current workforce,...
Year: 2009
The activities and infrastructure that comprise the global space economy rely on a workforce of hundreds of thousands of professionals around the world. Although the U.S. workforce decreased by about ##% in 2009, the available data demonstrates that over the long term, space employment levels have...
Year: 2008
Investment in space creates measurable benefits that flow across a wide spectrum of economic activity. The greatest investment that the space industry can make is in its people. The global space economy creates high-paying jobs and also stimulates demand for products and services in industries not...

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