Space is no longer the remit of a few select countries. In our interconnected world, more than 80 countries have registered satellites into orbit.
Satellite signals and data play an increasingly pivotal role in the efficient functioning of societies and their economic development, with investments in space programmes often contributing to drive scientific exploration and knowledge.
The number of public and private actors engaging in space activities internationally has grown exponentially in the past decade, with global value chains forming and innovations in space systems (e.g. small satellites), products and services (e.g. satellite broadband, imagery) making space ever more relevant for tackling everyday challenges on Earth.
The OECD Space Forum contributes expertise and evidence-based information. Its unique convening power brings together different stakeholders in the international space community and beyond to debate crucial economic issues, and makes it an ideal forum for research and discussion.