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NASA Technology Takes the Harmful Glare Out of Bright Sunny Days

June 16, 2021
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Introduction | Half the world is gearing up for warm, sunny weather as the Northern Hemisphere heads into summer. The comfort and eye protection provided by sunglasses make them a…

Space Is Critical Infrastructure; Securing It Is a National Imperative

June 16, 2021
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Edward Swallow and Samuel Visner are founding members of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC). They are calling on Congress to support a recent proposal to include…

SNAPSHOT: Payload Analysis 2020: Communications Deployments Redefine Growth

June 16, 2021
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Communications payloads dominated the satellite market in 2020, accounting for 81% of all payloads deployed and driving a five-year increase of 3,000% The primary influencer — Starlink — accounted for…

2021 Midyear Orbital Launch Update

June 16, 2021
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Introduction | Much of the world came roaring back to life throughout the first half of 2021, and the global orbital launch industry was no exception. Comparing the period between…

2020 Space Workforce: Europe Climbs; India Dips; U.S. Still Dwarfs

June 15, 2021
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Introduction | As with so many industries around the world in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic brought disruption and change to the global space industry. Despite setbacks, hiring in many nations…

Quilty Analytics: Space-Sector Deal-Making Remained Strong in Q2 21

June 15, 2021
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Financial and capital markets sentiment for space-themed companies continued to flourish in the second quarter of 2021. There were 11 space-related acquisitions/buyouts, 61 private equity and venture financings totaling $2.9…

The S-Network Space Index℠ Q2 2021 Performance

June 15, 2021
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Introduction | The S-Network Space IndexSM tracks a global portfolio of publicly traded companies that are active in space-related businesses such as satellite-based telecommunications; transmission of television and radio content…

President Biden’s Space Budget: Challenges, Opportunities for Industry

June 15, 2021
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Courtney Stadd evaluates the first space budget proposal from President Joe Biden and its implications for civil and military programs. Stadd has spent more than 40 years in the space…

Global Space Economy Climbs Despite Turbulent Year, Disrupted Government Spending

June 14, 2021
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Introduction | International successes in space, such as the Hope, Perseverance and the Zhurong missions to Mars, don’t happen without years of advance government spending. In 2020, as nations struggled…

SNAPSHOT: Mars Missions

March 24, 2021
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The first attempts to reach Mars began more than 60 years ago, when the former Soviet Union launched two probes to Mars. Both failed to reach Earth orbit. The success…