The following sources were cited in SAP Digital Futures Issue 33: The Space Economy: Ready for Liftoff.
The global space economy will triple from US$329 billion in 2016 to $1.1 trillion in 2040.
Space Foundation Report Reveals Global Space Economy at $329 Billion in 2016, Space Foundation, August 3, 2017, https://www.spacefoundation.org/news/space-foundation-report-reveals-global-space-economy-329-billion-2016.
A record 120 venture capital firms invested $3.9 billion in space companies in 2017.
Justus Kilian and Roshan Patel, Space Investment Quarterly: Q4 2017, Space Angels, January 18, 2018, https://www.spaceangels.com/post/space-investment-quarterly-q42017.
The GeoCARB satellite will track 10 million daily metrics of climate change when launched in the early 2020s.
Scott Waldman, New Satellite Mission Would Benefit Climate Science and the Energy Industry, Scientific American, January 17, 2018, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-satellite-mission-would-benefit-climate-science-and-the-energy-industry/.
The Global Future Council on Space Technologies predicts a new wave of space-enabled innovation by 2030.
George Whitesides, Where will space technology take us by 2030, and what does this mean for life on Earth?, World Economic Forum, February 22, 2017, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/space/.