Publications in: Exploration and Infrastructure

Development of the Scottish Space Industry – December 2016

Published: 1 December, 2016

Scottish Enterprise commissioned London Economics to support their work to develop the Scottish space industry. The objective of the study was to answer two key questions: Where is the Scottish space economy at present: in an absolute sense; and in comparison with the UK and global space economy? Where could, and should, the Scottish space […]

The Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2016

Published: December, 2016

Every two years, the UK Space Agency studies all organisations in the UK who supply and/or make use of space or satellite services – from upstream manufacturing right through to downstream satellite-enabled applications, including both commercial and non-commercial activities. The series of studies, titled the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry, represents the […]

Modern Transport Bill / Spaceflight Regulation Impact Assessment Analysis

Published: September, 2016

London Economics provided on-site analytical support to the UK Space Agency to evaluate the economic and internal resource implications of regulating spaceflight in the UK. This included support to a cross-government Impact Assessment of the Modern Transport Bill, a report which was awarded the highest “green” rating for quality, and analysis of the impact of a […]

The Danish Space Economy 2016 – June 2016

Published: 23 June, 2016

The Danish Government commissioned London Economics and Rambøll Management Consulting to support their work to develop Denmark’s first National Space Strategy. This report was the outcome of this work. It helped bridge the gap in the government’s understanding of the downstream space sector and provided the working group on the Government’s Space Strategy the supporting […]

A Business Analysis of a SKYLON-based European Launch Service Operator – January 2016

Published: January, 2016

Hempsell, M., Aprea, J., Gallagher, B., and Sadlier, G. (2016). ‘A Business Analysis of a SKYLON-based European Launch Service Operator’, Acta Astronautica, Volume 121, April–May 2016, Pages 1–12. Access (paywall): doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2015.12.022 Highlights An architecture for a European launch service based on Skylon was created. Study used ESA׳s market model for Next Generation Launch system. Separate […]

Moon 2020-30: ‘Economic Impacts of an International Lunar Exploration Endeavour’ – December 2015

Published: 16 December, 2015

ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, 15 December 2015 – London Economics presented in the Plenary session of the ‘International Symposium on Moon 2020-2030’ on the topic of: Economic impacts of an international lunar exploration endeavour.  The accompanying slides are available for download from the link above.

Return from Public Space Investments: An Initial Analysis of Evidence – November 2015

Published: 12 November, 2015

To support the ongoing development of an evidence-based framework for evaluation and appraisal of their funding and activities, the UK Space Agency commissioned London Economics to conduct an assessment of the evidence on the returns to public investments in the space sector. This report presents the findings of this exercise. Note: Some confidential information obtained […]

Google Lunar XPRIZE Market Study 2014: Media Summary – August 2015

Published: August, 2015

This follow‐on study completed by London Economics on behalf of the XPRIZE Foundation builds on the insights developed through the Google Lunar XPRIZE Market Study 2013, digging deeper into the consolidated quantitative market demand and opportunity valuations, providing an updated, improved and more in‐depth analysis of the market opportunities addressable by teams competing in the […]

UK Space Conference 2015: ‘The Space Value-chain Explained’

Published: 23 July, 2015

Liverpool, Tuesday 14th July – London Economics presented on ‘The space value-chain explained’ during the Opportunities for Business session at the UK Space Conference 2015. The slides introduce the definitions, value chain and some key findings of our report ‘The Case for Space 2015’, which was launched at the conference.

Media Coverage: ‘The Case for Space 2015’ – July 2015

Published: 23 July, 2015

FT Video: UK space start-ups take off Jul 17, 2015: Peggy Hollinger looks at the booming UK space industry and meets companies making the next generation of propulsion engines and satellites.   FT: UK eager to claim its share at the final frontier Jul 17, 2015: Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor   FT: UK […]