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Space ETF

Invest in the New Space Race

A technology shift is simplifying access to space, shrinking the cost of reaching the stars. The Space ETF by VanEck tracks the progress of the innovative companies developing tomorrow’s equipment, disrupting established operators, shaping the commercial space age.

VanEck Space Innovators UCITS ETF

  • Take part in the rising commercial space age
  • Follow the innovators that transform space
  • Gain exposure to the 25 largest and most liquid companies in today's space industry
  • Application of a sustainability filter



Basis-Ticker: JEDI
ISIN: IE000YU9K6K2copy-icon
TER: 0.55%
AUM: $8.3 M (as of 17-07-2024)
SFDR Classification: Article 8

Lower risk

Typically lower reward

Higher risk

Typically higher reward

Risk of a Space ETF: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to Emerging Markets Risk and Sector Concentration Risk as described in the Main Risk Factors, KID and prospectus.

Space ETF aims at exploiting the growing interest of investors in Rocket Science

As rockets become reusable and satellites smaller, investors are backing businesses made viable by falling costs. This comes at a time when demand for satellite-based internet data is soaring, other applications like space tourism are emerging and governments are keen to explore deep space. Venture capital investors, especially, are flocking in.

SpaceX has pioneered reusable rockets although other competitors are emerging. The SpaceX Falcon 9 has slashed the expense of a satellite launch by a third to $5,000 a kilogram.2 And the new Starship mega rocket could deflate it still further to $1,000 or even $500 according to forecasts.

2 SpaceX: How Elon Musk’s new rocket could transform the space race. 12 October 2021.

Commercial ventures are drawing record levels of funding. Total venture capital investment increased by 95% to $8.7bn in the 12 months to the end of March 2021, according to the Seraphim SpaceTech Index, a quarterly tracker of funding deals in the sector. These increasing funding activities make the sector represented by the Space ETF particularly promising.

While the US hosts many entrepreneurial space companies, there are at least 160 Chinese commercial space organizations, many of them private. Their satellites aren’t just transmitting telecommunications but also adding bandwidth to the internet and monitoring greenhouse gases.

Public-sector interest in space is growing with, for instance, the advent of the US Space Command in 20193. This is leading to further commercial opportunities. The Space ETF by VanEck thus allows an investment in a promising field for the years to come.

3 Department of Defense establishes US Space Command. 29 Aug 2019.

Invest in the New Space Race with the Space Fund

With the expense of satellite launchers and satellites falling fast, it’s estimated that space could be a $1 trillion industry by 2040 according to Morgan Stanley Research. That’s up about three times from $350 billion today (see chart).1It's now possible to access this growing industry through the Space ETF by VanEck.

The Global Space Economy ($t)

1 Source: Haver Analytics Forecast.

The Commercial Space Age’s Areas present in the Space ETF

The ETF is focusing on the following five areas. With an environmental, social and governance (ESG) filter, it avoids companies involved in making controversial weapons.

Main Risk Factors of a Space ETF


Because all or a portion of the Fund are being invested in securities denominated in foreign currencies, the Fund's exposure to foreign currencies and changes in the value of foreign currencies versus the base currency may result in reduced returns for the Fund, and the value of certain foreign currencies may be subject to a high degree of fluctuation. This is a risk factor of a Space ETF to consider.


Investments in emerging market countries are subject to specific risks and securities are generally less liquid and less efficient and securities markets may be less well regulated. Specific risks may be heightened by currency fluctuations and exchange control; imposition of restrictions on the repatriation of funds or other assets; governmental interference; higher inflation; social, economic and political uncertainties. 


The Fund’s assets may be concentrated in one or more particular sectors or industries. A Space ETF may be subject to the risk that economic, political or other conditions that have a negative effect on the relevant sectors or industries will negatively impact the Fund's performance to a greater extent than if the Fund’s assets were invested in a wider variety of sectors or industries. 

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