Infrastructure: Human Spaceflight – TSRQ3 2020

[caption id="attachment_9009" align="alignleft" width="300"] Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth. His flight lasted 108 minutes. Credit: ESA[/caption] Introduction Since Yuri Gagarin’s orbital flight around…

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2014 – Additional Country Space Budgets

Around the globe, many smaller nations—whether in terms of economy or population size—are investing in space projects or programs. The exhibit below shows the most recent available annual budget for…

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2012 – Spaceports as an Economic Engine

[caption id="attachment_2864" align="alignright"]The Falcon 9 launch vehicle carrying the Dragon C2 spacecraft lifts off from the SpaceX launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Dragon was the first…

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2014 – Satellite Communications

Satellite communications segment revenues for 2014 rose slightly to $## billion, ##% higher than the $## billion in revenue for 2013. Although broadcasts from satellites are a form of satellite…

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Satellite Pictures Help Fight Illegal Logging

The DeforestACTION project is using satellite imagery to combat illegal logging through its Earth Watchers software tool, currently in beta testing. The difficulty of locating and identifying illegal deforestation often…

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