Space Governance and Globalisation

  • Jacques BlamontEmail author
Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)


Space is now established as a steady and stable, if evolutive, activity. It is estimated that 1 150 satellites will be launched from 2013 to 2022, against 810 during the previous decade (2003–2012), with two thirds as government-paid missions. Let us say 100 per year, providing total revenue of 248 Gigadollars. If the 10 countries possessing a space industry will receive 90 % of the market of government satellites, 35 emerging countries will represent a market of 2 Gigadollars per year. About 25 geostationary commercial satellites are launched per year (24 in 2013, with new players: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Qatar). The other commercial satellites are devoted to observation from helio-synchronous orbits. In 2013, they were at least 8 of them launched. Including minisats, the 78 successful launches of 2013 have placed in orbit 207 payloads (among which 82 cubesats from Austria, Ecuador, Estonia, Peru, etc.).


Space Exploration International Space Station Space Shuttle Launch Vehicle Space Programme 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNESParisFrance

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