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Space Matters: Kennedy's Space Speech 60 Years Ago Transformed the Space Race and the U.S. Economy


Sixty years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech still credited for propelling the United States program to the Moon. That undertaking transformed the national economy through technological and scientific advancement and led to product advancements that continue to improve life...

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Prepping for Artemis: Booster Testing, Launchpad Readiness, and More From Q2 of The Space Report


The countdown for Artemis I continues as the Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle passed its launch readiness review Monday, keeping the mission on track to launch in less than a week. The first launch window begins at 8:30 a.m. ET (12:30 p.m. UTC) on...

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Aug. 4 Sets Record for Most Launches in One Day


The beginning of August saw a flurry of launch activity as Aug. 4 set a record for most orbital launches on a single day (based on UTC launch times). The final launch count for the day reached five – three American and two Chinese.

main header The James Webb Space Telescope’s first images delivered a look at the universe as it appeared 13.1 billion years ago. Among the results: evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet 1,000 light years from Earth.

First Images, Data from James Webb Space Telescope Reveal Early Universe


The James Webb Space Telescope’s first images delivered a look at the universe as it appeared 13.1 billion years ago. Among the results: evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet 1,000 light years from Earth.

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Space Matters: Kennedy’s Space Speech 60 Years Ago Transformed the Space Race and the U.S. Economy

September 16, 2022

Sixty years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech still credited for propelling the United States program…

Prepping for Artemis: Booster Testing, Launchpad Readiness, and More From Q2 of The Space Report

August 26, 2022

The countdown for Artemis I continues as the Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle passed its launch readiness review Monday, keeping the mission on track to launch in less than a week. The first launch window begins at 8:30 a.m. ET (12:30 p.m. UTC) on Aug. 29, with two backup windows in the first week of September.

Rivals Launch Military Satellites Amid U.S.-led Space Defense Drills

August 11, 2022

A flurry of military and intelligence satellite launches by rival powers this month came as the United States and two dozen partner nations wrapped up the largest global space defense wargame in history.

Russia launched what some leaders have described as a spy satellite for Iran and its own on-orbit snooping satellite Cosmos-2558, which is circling Earth in an orbit conspicuously close to a recently launched U.S. National Reconnaissance Office satellite, a Netherlands researcher confirmed.

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Civil Space Spending in Africa (USD), 2021

Total government space spending in 2021 reached $107 billion, a 19% increase from 2020, based on Space Foundation analysis. Space Foundation examined government space spending of 46 nations, including 14 nations new to the analysis this year.

Although the continent’s total space spending is a small fraction of global spending, Africa is quickly becoming a space powerhouse. The African Union’s Agenda 2063 includes the Africa Outer Space Strategy as one of 15 flagship projects “to [accelerate] Africa’s economic growth and development.”

Space Insurance Industry Estimates, 2001-2021

Commercial space activity refers to efforts undertaken by private industry with little or no government investment. Commercial space revenue in 2021 totaled $362 billion.

In 2021, despite high-profile insurance claims on numerous satellites. . . Net premiums totaled $537 million, and incurred losses were $362 million.

Spacecraft Value by Market, 2017-2021

Commercial space activity refers to efforts undertaken by private industry with little or no government investment. Commercial space revenue in 2021 totaled $362 billion.

Commercial spacecraft manufacturing revenue was estimated to be $4.3 billion in 2021, an increase of 6% over the estimated $4 billion in revenue in 2020. The growth from 2020 to 2021 reflects the increase in the number of payloads launched, while also recognizing efficiencies and cost-savings achieved by companies utilizing small satellite technology and mass manufacturing techniques.

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