Space Activity Heat Map

A Global Heatmap of Space Activities

What is the state of “space activities” globally, across countries, agencies, and projects?


A global perspective of space activity is currently not available. This project seeks to create a viewer of space activities through the lens of their key benefits, drivers, and end goals, tracked at the project level over time, investment level, and geographic location. By visualizing space activities and how they are globally spread across our planet, the heat map will provide a rich perspective about the diversity of space activities globally, and allow stakeholders to engage with such information to help understand and drive future space-related activities. A visual, dynamic, and interactive framing of the benefits of space that will allow a broader set of stakeholders to engage with the information and take part in shaping future projects.

Project contact: 

Chris Bryan

Funding years:

2022-2023

Team members

Chris Bryan

Asst Professor – ASU School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

Rejane Cantoni

Ms. Cantoni is based in São Paulo, Brazil. She holds several postgraduate degrees and taught art and technology at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Her installations use sound, visuals and touch to allow the public to explore unique environments.

Lisa Jones

Vice President, Maxar Technologies

Teri Knoll Binaei

Art Producer, Art+Production

Chris Lewicki

President and Chief Asteroid Miner, Planetary Resources, The Planetary Society

Ellen Stofan

Under Secretary for Science and Research, Smithsonian Institution

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