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2008 – Civil Space Activity

The trend of globalization in space activity continues, with nations entering into agreements to use each other’s infrastructure and space assets. Two decades ago only the United States, the Soviet…

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2008 – Satellite Television – Snapshot

FSS includes the provision of satellite capacity for a range of applications from video distribution to relaying telephone signals, and integrated voice/data services on private networks which often use very…

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2008 – Space Employment – Snapshot

The economic impacts and human capital effects of global space activity are mutually reinforcing. Worldwide space activity is a driver of industry and commerce, both in economic sectors with a…

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2008 – Space Stations – Snapshot

In 2008, India launched the Chandrayaan-1 lunar probe which carried five instruments built by India, four instruments from European countries, and two from the United States. India’s portion of the…

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2008 – Indian Government Space Budget

The budget of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has grown significantly over the last decade, increasing from 10.6 billion rupees (US$295 million) in 1996 to 41 billion rupees (US$820…

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2008 – Spaceports – Snapshot

Spaceports operate around the world, offering different capabilities and scales of operation. Some spaceports consist of little more than a basic control center, transportation infrastructure, and launch platform. Others are…

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2008 – Demand Drivers and Growth Areas – Snapshot

The primary industries using space-based products and services involve Earth-orbiting satellites used for communication; remote sensing and Earth observation; and position, navigation, and timing. An emerging sector of inspace products and services now…

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