By Pierre Lionnet, Eurospace Research Director:
This is now the fourth edition of Space Trends, the annual quantitative assessment of global space activity prepared by Eurospace. We are pleased to present this new expanded edition.
Staying true to our commitment to continuously improve our database system to enhance the assessment and analysis capabilities it provides, this year we have introduced all spacecraft launched since 1957. This has allowed the full development of the overview chapter of the report, providing a broad historic overview from the beginning of the space age to 2014.
Of course we have furthered the contents of previous years, with the assessment of market situations from the supply and demand perspective in all market segments: institutional and commercial.
As a result this year we have included a total of 87 charts in the report (+21%). And as usual we provide our complete launch log at the end of the report: the full list of programmes we have included in the database in 2014, to give full visibility on our contents to our readers.
In 2014, the trend exhibits a slight regain of launch activity in numbers and in mass, together with a striking good balance between the four main space powers, from the demand perspective. 2014 figures have particularly been marked by the overwhelming presence of nanosatellites (
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