That would be 289.77 billion dollars, 1500 suppliers and 84 launches in 2011! These are the estimates from a cool info-graphic produced by the Florida Institute of Technology on the subject of Space Supply Chain. Interestingly, it also notes that “logistician” employment is projected to grow by 26% and that is a full 14% faster than the average for all occupations from 2010 to 2020.
Here is the link to the info-graphic, enjoy: http://www.floridatechonline.com/media/2340138/supplying-deep-space-scm-infographic.png.
- Quick Facts, Logisticians (U.S. Department of Labor): http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/logisticians.htm
- Best Business Jobs, Logistician (U.S. News): http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/logistician