Plans are underway at BEA to measure the economic contributions of both commercial and government ventures in space. This new set of statistics will measure the contributions of space-related industries (and possibly activities) to the overall U.S. economy, giving business leaders and policymakers a new tool to analyze the space economy and inform investment decisions.

Prototype estimates of the space economy’s GDP, gross output, employment, and compensation by industry are expected to be released in late 2020, pursuant to available resources. Following this, BEA will explore options for further work and extensions to the space statistics.