New Launch Vehicles Expected to Make 2022 Maiden Flights


Sixteen new launch vehicles were expected to debut this year. In late March, Blue Origin delayed its debut to 2023. Here’s a look at New Glenn and the class of 2022, including their expected capabilities.

Active Space Telescopes


At the end of 2021, the highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) became the latest telescope to make its way to space. Including JWST, there are 29 currently active spacecraft with telescopes.

2021 TSRQ4 – New Commercial Satellites Promise More Advanced Weather, Climate Data


As world leaders focus on Earth’s changing climate, a commercial satellite venture set to orbit in 2022 promises the most comprehensive data from space . . .

Global Space Workforce Growth, 2011-2021 Snapshot


Hiring in more than a dozen nations continued to escalate in 2020 despite the pandemic. A snapshot of key workforce data follows. Analysis of trends in the global space workforce provides insight into the current and future health of the space sector.

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Space Report Features

Partisan Fight Threatens to Delay Pentagon, Space Force Budget

June 22, 2022

Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee sent warning signals on Wednesday that the Pentagon’s $762 billion spending plan for 2023 could snag in the Senate over hot-button policy provisions. . .

State of Space 2022

State of Space 2022

April 4, 2022

The Space economy hit $447 billion in 2021 and the pace of growth was expected to accelerate in 2022.

With 15 new launch vehicles expected to make maiden flights this year, 2022 is set to be the busiest year for new rockets since the dawn of the Space Age.

Record Number of New Launch Vehicles Set for 2022 Debut

April 4, 2022

With 15 new launch vehicles expected to make maiden flights this year, 2022 is set to be the busiest year for new rockets since the dawn of the Space Age.

Recent Resources

Orbital Launch Attempts, 20 Years, 2002-2022

Orbital launch attempts from 2002 through 2022.

Orbital launch attempts from 2002 through 2022.

Orbital Launch Trend, 20 Years, 2001-2021

A twenty-year look at orbital launch attempts.

A twenty-year look at orbital launch attempts.

U.S. Space Industry Salaries and Real Salary Growth by Sector, 2015-2020

Space sector categories associated with space vehicle manufacturing all experienced growth in real wages from 2015 to 2020. Combined with increased hiring, this suggests that there is a high demand for individuals in these positions.

Space sector categories associated with space vehicle manufacturing all experienced growth in real wages from 2015 to 2020. Combined with increased hiring, this suggests that there is a high demand for individuals in these positions.

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