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Other Space Employment

Other Space Employment


The exhibit below provides a snapshot of workforce sizes in space agencies around the world, based on publicly available information from a variety of sources. Care should be taken in directly comparing these estimates. Some of the variance in space agency size is due to differences in organizational structure, including the breakdown of space responsibilities among government agencies and between government and commercial entities.

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Year: 2014
Country: Canada, Russia
Most countries do not publicly release regular reports on the size of their space workforce, making analysis of trends over time difficult or impossible. However, point assessments of the size or activities within these space nations still provide useful insight into the health of the global space...
Year: 2013
Country: Australia, Russia
Not all countries collect or distribute data on agency or industry employment on a regular basis. This makes it difficult to determine trends in the global space workforce outside of a few major groups. Exhibit 4x provides a snapshot of employment in a number of space agencies in 2013. This gives...
Year: 2012
There are more than 50 countries with space programs in all regions of the world. Although it is not possible to get detailed statistics on many of these groups from year to year, it is possible to gather estimates that give some indication of overall size. Exhibit 4w provides estimates of the size...
Year: 2011
Country: China, India, Russia
In December 2011, Reuters reported that the Russian space workforce numbered ## professionals, ##% of whom are older than 60 or younger than 30. Demographically, Russia faces a very different situation than the United States, where these two age groups make up less than ##% of the workforce.
Year: 2011
Country: South Korea
One of the most important stated goals of the South Korean space program is to develop domestic aerospace capabilities, specifically the capacity to manufacture and launch satellites. South Korea hopes to do this by investing in aerospace research and development and by strategically leveraging...
Year: 2008
The economic impacts and human capital effects of global space activity are mutually reinforcing. Worldwide space activity is a driver of industry and commerce, both in economic sectors with a primary space linkage and in secondary and tertiary supporting industries. As space-related economic...

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