Government Space Affairs

Global space budgets totaled $62.2 billion in 2016, down 2% from the previous year. Governments launched 75 satellites, less than the historical peak of 2015 but in line with the last five year average.

2017 should mark a turning point with budgets recovering growth after five years of erosion. The last few years were marked by opposing trends between countries boosting their spending and those forced to apply cost-cutting measures. Most countries, especially the leading ones, should converge into a new investment cycle that should drive up investments in space programs globally for the coming years.

The number of countries investing in space is steadily increasing, with 70 countries in 2016, up from 47 a decade ago. In the coming years over 80 countries are planning to invest in space technologies and capabilities, showing that governments consider space a valuable investment to support their national socio-economic, strategic and technological development.

Servicing government space agencies for over 30 years

A Sample of Our Consulting Expertise

  • Collaborating on a Satellite Policy with the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transport
  • • Benchmark of R&D support mechanisms in selected European and North American countries
  • • Benchmark of space policies and regulations in North America and Europe
  • • Support to national procurement of an EO satellite system
  • • Support to launcher program
  • • Analysis of trends and issues of public private partnerships in the space sector
  • • Impact assessment of policies, regulations and industries in the EO domain in Canada, JAXA and the U.S.
  • • IAP Assessment Dossier for the 2012 Ministerial Conference and the preparation of phase II
  • • Assessment of the Luxembourg space program
  • • Benchmark of space policies and programs worldwide
  • • Forecast of the European space sector