Publications in: Exploration and Infrastructure

Development of the Scottish Space Industry – December 2016

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: 1 December, 2016
Document type:

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 […]

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The Danish Space Economy 2016 – June 2016

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: 23 June, 2016
Document type:Report

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 […]

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

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: January, 2016
Document type:Staff publication

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 […]

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

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: 16 December, 2015
Document type:Presentation

ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, 15 December 2015 – Greg Sadlier, Head of the Space team at 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.

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

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: 12 November, 2015
Document type:Report

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 […]

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

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: August, 2015
Document type:Report

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 […]

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

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: 23 July, 2015
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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. http://video.ft.com/4360019278001/UK-space-start-ups-take-off/Companies   FT: UK eager to claim its share at the final frontier Jul 17, 2015: Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/cfc0c360-2c1a-11e5-acfb-cbd2e1c81cca.html#axzz3gipoAvId   FT: UK […]

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The Case for Space 2015 – July 2015

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: 14 July, 2015
Document type:Report

The UK space industry’s annual value grew to £11.8 billion in 2012-13, having grown at an average compound rate of 8.6% year-on-year since 2008-09, with a productivity some 3 times the UK average, according to The Case for Space 2015 report produced by London Economics and launched 14th July at the UK Space Conference. The […]

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

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: 23 July, 2015
Document type:Presentation

Liverpool, Tuesday 14th July – Greg Sadlier, Head of the Space team at 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 […]

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Finance and Commercial ‘NewSpace’ Opportunities: A Potential Role for London in Bridging the Gap – November 2014

Subsector:Exploration and Infrastructure
Published: 21 November, 2014
Document type:Presentation

Reinventing Space is an annual conference that has been taking place since 2001, dedicated to the responsive space sector. The British Interplanetary Society (BIS) organised this year’s conference in The Royal Society, London – the 12th edition and the first time that Reinventing Space has been held outside of the United States. The theme of […]

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