Clelia Iacomino Mattia Pianorsi Aristea Saputo

All the Value of the Space Economy

The space economy is expanding enormously, with the participation of a growing number of actors, and a current value of about 400 billion dollars. It is destined to become a “trillion dollar economy” within a few years.

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In recent years we have seen a sensational evolution of the space sector globally. This is a rapidly accelerating process characterized by profound innovations in technology and the very vision of space activities. The advent of private actors, the development of satellite constellations, and the revival of human exploration missions represent clear elements of an epochal shift underway. In this context, this focus offers a panorama of the space economy, focusing on two important challenges that the sector will have to face in the coming years, the sustainability of Low Earth Orbit and the development of lunar activities.