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2011 – Indian Spaceports Snapshot

The Satish Dhawan Space Centre, located on the east coast of India, is expanding to provide greater flexibility and permit a higher launch rate while supporting the launch of India’s upcoming GSLV Mk. III heavy-lift vehicle. ISRO completed an upgrade to the center in 2005, adding a second launch pad capable of processing and launching any of India’s orbital vehicles. The latest expansion will add a third launch pad to the complex, enabling India to launch more often and with fewer scheduling restrictions.

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2011 – Other Space Employment Snapshot

In December 2011, Reuters reported that the Russian space workforce numbered 250,000 professionals, 90% of whom are older than 60 or younger than 30. Demographically, Russia faces a very different situation than the United States, where these two age groups make up less than 20% of the workforce.

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2011 – Indian Government Space Budget – Snapshot

For FY 2011, covering April 2011 to March 2012, the combined budgets of India’s Department of Space (DOS)—which includes funding for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ Satellite Services program—totaled ## billion rupees (US$## billion), an increase of ##% from the amount planned in the previous fiscal year.[

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Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure – TSR 2011

Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure - TSR 2011 examines global human spaceflight operations to include both the Chinese and US space stations, launch vehicles from all spacefaring nations, communications satellite constellations, PNT…

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2011

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2011 an annual review of the commercial space infrastructure and support industries and space-based products and services used on Earth. This edition also delves into the…

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