Profiles of Government Space Programs: Analysis of over 80 Countries & Agencies
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 400 Pages
|国家および多国間宇宙関連プログラムのプロファイル Profiles of Government Space Programs: Analysis of over 80 Countries & Agencies|
|出版日: 2014年02月28日||ページ情報: 英文 400 Pages||
Published since 1994, Profiles of Government Space Programs: Analysis of over 80 Countries & Agencies is the only complete assessment of public space programs. It is a comprehensive review of all 80+ active space programs around the world, including leading countries and organizations, emerging programs, defense and civil agencies.
Global budgets for space programs dropped to $72.1 billion in 2013 following peak spending at $72.9 billion in 2012. This is the first time since 1995 that public space programs worldwide have entered a downward trend which is the direct result of the cyclical nature of states' investment in space-based infrastructures combined with governments' belt-tightening efforts during tough economic times. This situation is not expected to recover until the second half of the decade. Nevertheless, the current global context for public space programs shows many positive signs brought by new leading space nations and an ever-growing number of countries who have initiated plans to build up their space-based capabilities. In addition, we anticipate government space spending to recover in the second part of the decade in many countries currently experiencing tough budget pressure. In 2013, 58 countries invested $10 million or more in space applications and technologies, compared to 53 in 2011 and 37 in 2003. 22 more countries have been identified with plans for space investment.
Each program is analyzed and assessed by the same criteria, through extensive qualitative and quantitative information and analysis, including current and future policies, budgets and programs. The end result is a standardized profile format broken down into five detailed sections:
This year's edition includes over 80 active programs with a complete, detailed profile for each program. All programs and agencies are analyzed in the same manner to allow for comparison and benchmarking for the most important criteria including policy, budget, and applications. Primary data is used for the vast majority of analysis.