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Bryce Space and Technology produces widely-read, authoritative reports based on our own projects and for clients. Find them here.

Engine for Growth: Analysis and Recommendations for U.S. Space Industry Competitiveness

Developed for AIA in 2017.

This report, prepared for the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA), identifies regulatory, policy, and advocacy approaches to improving the international competitiveness of the U.S. space industry. The analysis focused on the market dynamics created by export control regulation of space assets, specifically, International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations. Bryce Space and Technology provided data (cited), design, and other support to AIA for the report. Except for cited data, all views expressed in the final report are those of AIA and its membership, not Bryce Space and Technology.

The Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation: 2017

Developed for FAA AST in 2017.

This annual report provides an overview of activities in the commercial space transportation industry in 2016, including orbital launch vehicles, suborbital reusable vehicles, on-orbit vehicles and platforms, launch sites, and regulations. To provide detailed launch data and industry analysis for past and upcoming years, the compendium also includes a 10-year commercial launch forecast and a 2016 Year in Review report.

2016 State of the Satellite Industry Report

Prepared for the Satellite Industry Association in 2016

Widely used global industry indicators (revenue, employment, trends), produced for Satellite Industry Association (SIA).

Cyber Security Overview

This overview summarizes trends in cyber security threats, the consequences of cyber attacks, how to evaluate risks, and approaches for mitigation.

Start-Up Space

Written and produced in 2016.

This report, co-funded by NASA's Emerging Space Office in support of the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters and The Tauri Group, characterizes investment in start-up space ventures and provides insight into the investor’s perspective.

The Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation: 2016

Developed for FAA AST in 2016.

This annual report provides an overview of activities in the commercial space transportation industry in 2015, including orbital launch vehicles, suborbital reusable vehicles, on-orbit vehicles and platforms, launch sites, and regulations. To provide detailed launch data and industry analysis for past and upcoming years, the compendium also includes Commercial Space Transportation 2015 Year in Review report.

2015 State of the Satellite Industry Report

Prepared for the Satellite Industry Association in 2015

Widely used global industry indicators (revenue, employment, trends), produced for Satellite Industry Association (SIA).

2015 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

Developed for FAA AST in 2015.

This annual report provides a detailed analysis of satellites scheduled for launch in the next three years and a broader forecast of launch demand for the subsequent seven years. FAA AST's Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) develops the forecast for geostationary satellites, and we develop the forecast for non-geostationary satellites.

The Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation: 2014

Developed for FAA AST in 2015.

This annual report provides an overview of activities in the commercial space transportation industry in 2014, including orbital launch vehicles, suborbital reusable vehicles, on-orbit vehicles and platforms, launch sites, and regulations. To provide detailed launch data and industry analysis for past and upcoming years, the compendium also includes Commercial Space Transportation 2014 Year in Review report and 2014 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts, also available as standalone FAA AST documents.

2014 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

Developed for FAA AST in 2014.

This annual report provides a detailed analysis of satellites scheduled for launch in the next three years and a broader forecast of launch demand for the subsequent seven years. FAA AST's Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) develops the forecast for geostationary satellites, and we develop the forecast for non-geostationary satellites.

Emerging Space

Developed for NASA in 2014.

This report, produced with NASA's Emerging Space Office within the Office of the Chief Technologist, provides an introduction and overview to the emerging space ecosystem and American private-sector space activities.

The Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation: 2013

Developed for FAA AST in 2014.

This annual report provides an overview of activities in the commercial space transportation industry in 2013, including orbital launch vehicles, suborbital reusable vehicles, on-orbit vehicles and platforms, launch sites, and regulations. To provide detailed launch data and industry analysis for past and upcoming years, the compendium also includes Commercial Space Transportation 2013 Year in Review report and 2013 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts, also available as standalone FAA AST documents.

2013 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

Developed for FAA AST in 2013.

This annual report provides a detailed analysis of satellites scheduled for launch in the next three years and a broader forecast of launch demand for the subsequent seven years. FAA AST's Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) develops the forecast for geostationary satellites, and we develop the forecast for non-geostationary satellites.

Public-Private Partnerships for Space Capability Development

Developed for NASA, and published in 2014.

This report is the result of a study into potential areas of public-private partnership for space capability development that could meet NASA's mission objectives, and generate significant economic returns to the American economy.

Socio-Economic Impacts of NASA Activity

Developed for NASA, and published in 2013.

This report, conducted for senior NASA leadership, characterizes the socio-economic impacts to the nation from NASA investments as it pursues its vision and mission.

NASA Strategic Space Technology Investment Plan

Developed collaboratively with NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist in 2013.

This report is a comprehensive strategic plan that prioritizes space technologies essential to the pursuit of NASA's mission and achievement of national goals.

The Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation: 2012

Developed for FAA AST in 2013.

This annual report provides an overview of activities in the commercial space transportation industry in the past year, including orbital launch vehicles, suborbital reusable vehicles, on-orbit vehicles and platforms, launch sites, regulations, and public and private funding sources for vehicle and launch site development. The compendium also includes excerpts from other FAA AST documents, providing detailed launch data and industry analysis for past and upcoming years.

Commercial Space Transportation: 2012 Year in Review

Developed for FAA AST in 2013.

This annual report summarizes U.S. and international launch activities for the calendar year, including launches licensed by FAA AST. The report also provides a review and analysis of the past five years of commercial launch activity.

Suborbital Reusable Vehicles: A 10-Year Forecast of Market Demand

Study conducted for FAA AST and Space Florida in 2012.

This study forecasts 10-year demand for suborbital reusable vehicles (SRVs), analyzing dynamics, trends, and areas of uncertainty in eight distinct market areas for SRVs.

2012 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

Developed in collaboration with COMSTAC and FAA AST in 2012.

This annual report provides a detailed analysis of satellites scheduled for launch in the next three years and a broader forecast of launch demand for the subsequent seven years. FAA AST's Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) develops the forecast for geostationary satellites, and The we develop the forecast for non-geostationary satellites.

Voyages: Charting the Course for Sustainable Human Space Exploration

Developed for NASA, and published in 2012.

This glossy report articulates NASA's multi-destination human space exploration strategy using a capability-driven approach.

The U.S. Commercial Suborbital Industry: A Space Renaissance in the Making

Developed for FAA AST in 2011.

This report summarizes the emerging U.S. commercial reusable suborbital spaceflight industry, including commercial spaceports, relevant market areas, and available funding for service providers and manufacturers.

The South African Space Industry

Developed and published by The Foundation for Space Development South Africa in 2011.

This report profiles the space industry in South Africa, characterizing the history, current policies, government activities, university programs, firms, and capabilities of the country's space economy.

NASA's Analog Missions: Paving the Way for Space Exploration

Developed for NASA, and published in 2011.

This glossy report profiles NASA analog missions in six locations around the world, with highlights and successes from recent years.

2011 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

Developed in collaboration with COMSTAC and FAA AST in 2011.

This annual report provides a detailed analysis of satellites scheduled for launch in the next three years and a broader forecast of launch demand for the subsequent seven years. FAA's COMSTAC develops the forecast for geostationary satellites, and The we develop the forecast for non-geostationary satellites.

2011 NASA Strategic Plan

Published by NASA in 2011.

This report describes NASA's overarching strategies for the management and conduct of the Agency's aeronautics and space programs.

2011 U.S. Commercial Space Transportation Developments and Concepts: Vehicles, Technologies, and Spaceports

Developed for FAA AST in 2011.

This report reviews the developments and concepts that define U.S. commercial space transportation in 2010, including launch vehicles, reentry vehicles and in-space technologies, enabling technologies, spaceports, prizes and competitions, and commercial human spaceflight training.

Technology Frontiers: Breakthrough Capabilities for Space Exploration

Developed for NASA in 2010.

This study of advanced technologies identifies technology pathways to a robust, flexible space infrastructure to support human space exploration through 2050.

Fiscal Year 2010 Performance Accountability Report

Developed for NASA, and published in 2010.

The annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) presents the Agency's progress toward achieving its Strategic Goals as well as financial statements, management challenges, and the plans and efforts to overcome those challenges.

The Economic Impact of Commercial Space Transportation on the U.S. Economy in 2009

Developed for FAA AST in 2010.

This report summarizes the commercial launch industry's influence on the national economy. It quantifies how commercial space transportation is responsible for supporting space- and non-space-related industries in 2009.

Technology Horizons: Game-Changing Technologies for the Lunar Architecture

Developed for NASA in 2009.

This report identifies advancing and emerging technologies across the economy that could have the most game-changing effects on a near-term human mission to the Moon and other human exploration destinations.

Factors affecting Accuracy in Technology Forecasts

This groundbreaking research project evaluated 1,000+ technological forecasts over the last 25 years and determined how forecast methodology and other attributes influence accuracy.