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2010 - United States Government Space Budget Overview

Country: United States
U.S. government agency space budgets in 2010 totaled $64.63 billion, a 0.3% increase from 2009. The combined U.S. defense-related space activities, including the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the National Reconnaissance Office, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, totaled $43.66...

2010 - Trends

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 1% in 2009, the available data demonstrates that over the long term, space employment levels have...

2010 - U.S. Suborbital

Country: United States
There has been a surge of interest in crewed suborbital launch vehicles in recent years, owing in large measure to 
the Ansari X PRIZE. This competition offered a $10 million prize to the first team to fly a reusable suborbital vehicle capable of carrying three people (or a pilot plus ballast) to...

2010 - Workforce and Education Metrics

Topic: Methodology
Measures of space-related human capital are useful to policymakers, industry leaders, and independent analysts because they enable exploration of those aspects of space activity with the most direct impact on people’s everyday lives: jobs, wages, and education. However, both the range of space...

2010 - Space Economy Metrics

Topic: Methodology
The growing scale and broader scope of the space economy highlights its integration into most facets of government, business, and daily life. Despite its large and growing monetary value, metrics to track the space industry are not standardized or consistently available, with significant gaps in...

2010 - Infrastructure Metrics

Topic: Methodology
Note: This section's exhibits are from The Space Report 2011.One of the most-commonly used metrics use to describe space infrastructure is the number of launches performed by individual nations or launch service providers. While this provides an estimate of the relative amount of launch activity by...

2010 - Perspective

Topic: Perspective
Space activities have become central to the way we live, work, and play. Every day, around the world, people experience the benefits of human engagement in space. Space applications and services play central roles in our daily lives, from weather forecasting to navigation services to...

The Government Role in Developing Space Products and Services

Individuals, companies, and nations continue to create many other space-related products and services. Governments, which benefit directly and indirectly from new space products and services, often play an important supporting role in their development.There are a variety of methods governments use...

In-flight Telemedicine

Satellite-enabled remote telemedicine can also be valuable for passengers on an airplane who may require emergency medical attention. In September 2010, Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, installed the Tempus IC telemedicine system. In the case of in-flight medical...

Automating Emergency Response

Country: United Kingdom
Advanced telemedicine, or remote medical care, has improved due to space-related research in electronic sensors and navigation technology. One example is the development of a wrist monitor that, over time, calculates a person’s pattern of biological readings, such as body temperature, heart rate,...