Credit: The Space Foundation

The Space Foundation today released the findings of its publication The Space Report 2018: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.

The findings in the 2018 report revealed that in 2017, the global space economy totaled $383.5 billion worldwide. Also, during 2017:

  • Seven countries/agencies spent more than $1 billion on space
  • The U.S. share of global governmental space spending was 57 percent
  • There was a 7 percent increase in the number of orbital launch attempts worldwide
  • The U.S. share of global orbital launch activities was 33 percent
  • There was a 100 percent increase in the total number of spacecraft deployed and a 200 percent increase in the number of commercial spacecraft deployed
  • The U.S. share of global spacecraft deployed was 65 percent

For more information on The Space Report 2018: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, go to:

https://www.thespacereport.org/

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