Futron’s 2010 SCI expands its analysis of each country, providing added data, where applicable, on
national space assets, infrastructure, budget, and commercial sector revenues. This enhanced focus on
the 10 leaders is balanced by a discussion of five emerging space actors
spanning diverse regions of
the world: Australia, Iran,
Singapore, South Africa, and Ukraine.
As Japan continues to implement its comprehensive Basic Space Law reforms, will it convert
administrative momentum into more ****ounced regional space leadership?
Is China on track to achieve the ambitious space goals it has set for 2010 and 2011?
Will Indian investments in new launch and satellite platforms result in significant
Will South Korea rebound from its failed launch attempt to conduct its first successful orbital
mission, reshaping the Asian space dynamic?
Will Canada’s military space policy refresh lead to closer alignment with the United States
and Europe, or instead increase investment in independent capabilities?
Will Israel develop the political consensus to make larger space investments in order to
convert its niche strengths into an expanded international presence?
Will Brazil translate its current review of space plans into concerted national action?
Will emerging space participants such as Australia, Ukraine, and others surge to displace any
of the current leading nations?
As Iran builds on the success of its first orbital launch, will it disrupt the current space
landscape, or be open to international collaboration and partnership?
What are the economic consequences of a commercial space environment developed by
multiple international providers of key technologies, systems, and services?
To provide practical insight into these strategic questions, Futron Corporation is pleased to
provide this 2010 update of its Space Competitiveness Index. Some top-level findings of our SCI
are provided below.