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Nation in Review: United Kingdom

In the last decade, spending on domestic space programs in the United Kingdom has increased 126%, climbing to £157.5 million (US$200M) in the 2019-2020 U.K. Space Agency budget. That decadal increase still places U.K. space funding well behind . . .

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Infrastructure: Human Spaceflight

Since Yuri Gagarin’s orbital flight around the Earth in April 1961, humans in pioneering new technologies and pushing the limits of what’s considered possible. This year ushered in a new era of human spaceflight when SpaceX became the first . . .

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Infrastructure: Spacecraft/Satellites Overview

Spacecraft deployment numbers rose by five in 2019, increasing slightly to 466 spacecraft deployments last year. While deployments moved up, space vehicle launch attempts decreased from 114 in 2018 to 103 in 2019. The difference between. . .

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Workforce: Space Workforce

The space industry relies on tens of thousands of highly skilled workers to design, build, and operate advanced technologies that enable space activities and research that increases our understanding of the space environment.

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Space Policy

Introduction | In 2018, significant policy developments helped shape the future space economy. At the international level, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) released…

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