Multi-Level Structure of the International Space Market and Analysis of Labor Productivity in the Rocket and Space Industry


Topical issues of the structure and evaluation of the volume of the international space market, as well as the efficiency of enterprise activity in the rocket and space industry are considered. A five-level value chain model of the space market is proposed (“products”–“infrastructure”–“services”–“factors in the formation of public goods”). It was shown that the application of various approaches to eliminating double counting arising from the addition of volumes of product deliveries “inside” the rocket and space industry and deliveries of products and services to end users, where these “internal” deliveries are included in the cost of the corresponding operator, can lead to a discrepancy in estimating market volume by more than one and a half times. It has been demonstrated that the use of the added value estimation considering purchasing power parity leads to a convergence of labor productivity estimates in the domestic and foreign rocket and space industries (50–60% of the corresponding indices for the US and German space industries). The expediency of further studies aimed at transferring from a model implementation of the proposed approaches to the formation of a full segmented estimation of the international space market (ISM) based on added cost is determined.

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Payson, D.B., Frolov, I.E. Multi-Level Structure of the International Space Market and Analysis of Labor Productivity in the Rocket and Space Industry. Cosmic Res 58, 218–226 (2020).

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