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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,...

Smart Training Shirt Shores Up Athletes

Country: Spain
A new space-related product on the market with application in physical training is the smart e-shirt and the related TrainGrid technology. This product can measure and transmit key health data more accurately and more comfortably than current monitoring devices. TrainGrid, produced by a...

Miniaturized Dental X-ray Camera

Country: Sweden
Dentists will soon be able to use a new dental instrument: a tiny, high-resolution X-ray camera that is thinner and smaller than current X-ray machines, minimizing patient discomfort. This tiny X-ray camera was built by a Swedish company, Nanospace, drawing on the same techniques that are used to...

Fighting Breast Cancer with NASA Earth Observation Imagery

Country: United States
NASA imaging technology used to calculate the depths of lakes on Earth from space can also be used to fight breast cancer. Using spatial imaging software originally created to assist NASA in assessing the relative density and composition of landforms, Bartron Medical Imaging is developing the...