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Global Space Workforce Growth, 2011-2021 Snapshot

Hiring in more than a dozen nations continued to escalate in 2020 despite the pandemic. A snapshot of key workforce data follows. Analysis of trends in the global space workforce provides insight into the current and future health of the space sector.

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JAXA Workforce, 2010-2020

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.

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Japanese Space Industry Employment, 2009-2019

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.

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Index Weight by Listing Country as of June 30, 2021

At the end of Q2, U.S.-listed companies comprised 77.35% of the weight of the overall index, with France in second place at 9.94%, followed by Canada at 4.98%, Japan at 3.99%, the Netherlands at 2.62%, and Italy at 1.12%. Israel is not formally included because Gilat (4.5% of the index weight) is listed on Israeli and U.S. exchanges, and the U.S. listing is used for the index due to higher trading activity.

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2020 TSRQ3 – Economy Insights: Space Index

S-Network Space Index Weight by Country as of June 21, 2020S-Network Space Index Weight by Country as of June 21, 2020The S-Network Space Index℠ Q2 2020 Performance Introduction | The S-Network Space Index tracks a global portfolio of publicly traded companies that are active in space-related businesses such as satellite-based…

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2020 TSRQ3 – Infrastructure: Human Spaceflight

Since Yuri Gagarin’s orbital flight around the Earth in April 1961, humans in pioneering new technologies and pushing the limits of what’s considered possible. This year ushered in a new era of human spaceflight when SpaceX became the first . . .

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