South Korea is intent on building its space program, as this look at its national space agency budget reflects.
Over the course of seven years, launches for commercial missions have grown while, globally, military and civil missions have taken smaller portions of total launches.
From 2012 to 2021, as China’s space program has matured, it has traded dominance with the United States on annual orbital launch attempts.
From the days of Sputnik to SpaceX, this chart tracks launch attempts and successful launches.
This fully interactive chart shows changes made in the accompanying table. Use the tools just above the table for sorting, advanced filtering, and other options, which will then be reflected on the live chart. For more data source information click to read the entire resource.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) employed 1,558 people in 2020, approximately the same number as in 2019. Engineers and researchers account for 70.1% of this total.
The European space workforce included 50,388 workers in 2020, an increase of 3.3% from the 48,766 workers in 2019. The largest increases were seen in . . .
According to the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies, the Japanese space workforce included 8,725 workers in 2019. . . More than 70% of these workers are in the space vehicle sector. While this sector decreased 1.9% from 2018 to 2019, it remains nearly 10% larger than it was five years ago.
Share of U.S. Government space spending in military and civil government domains, 2011-2020
Almost 44% of all U.S. space spending was allocated to NASA in 2020 — over $22.6 billion.184 This figure is a 5.3% increase over 2019 and a 22.8% increase over the preceding decade.