Why might we be seeing this shift towards small vehicles? Average payload deployment per successful launch, a reflection of growing ridesharing among spacecraft operators, reached a height of nearly 11 payloads per launch in 2020. This figure is 2.5 times higher than the previous year and 7 times higher than a decade ago.
Japanese Space Industry Employment by Sector 2007-2019
An annual budget for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). This chart spans 2004 through 2021 including the initial budget as well as the supplemental budget.
Launch services value by market 2013 through 2017. Launch services include four categories of markets Commercial, Civil Government, Human Flight, and Military.
The number of launches per year, grouped by the country where the launch site is located.
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Stacked bar chart showing a twenty-year look at the European space industry workforce by country 2000 – 2020
NASA Civil Servant Workforce chart showing the average and actual employment for the years 2008 through 2017.
The innovation that characterizes space programs and operations presents a complementary set of opportunities for space agencies: new ideas to solve complicated problems in space (spin-ons) and new ways to adapt space technologies for beneficial products and services for Earth (spinoffs).