The 2021 the survey – which is now open for entries – will be carried out by BryceTech and it is is open to responses from space sector organisations across the UK.
“Having an up-to-date national picture of the sector will help ensure the UK Space Agency’s work to deliver the new National Space Strategy is shaped by the latest information,” says the UKSA.
The report, based on the industry response, will cover aspects such as revenues for the sector, employment levels, geographic spreads, and relative details of individual segments (for example, Applications, Space Manufacturing, Ancillary Services, etc).
The closing date for entries is 13 December 2021.
National Space Strategy
The UK government’s recently published National Space Strategy projects the global space economy growing from an estimated £270 billion in 2019 to £490 billion by 2030 (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy analysis). It also cited employment of 45,000 in the space sector in the UK and estimated that space technologies underpin around £360 billion per annum in wider UK economic activity.
Among the findings of the 2020 equivalent report – which appeared in May this year – were that total UK space industry income grew to £16.4 billion in 2018/19, a growth rate of 2.8% per annum since 2016/17. It was prepared by know.space, a specialist space economics consultancy.
You can see an infographic summarising the 2020 report above, and can read the full report, ‘Size and Health of the UK Space Industry 2020’, online (PDF).
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