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2015 – Satellite Communications

Operators of communication satellites lease satellite capacity to satellite broadcasting companies, making the provision of these services possible. For example, DISH Network accounted for nearly a third of Hughes Network’s…

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2016 – Canada: Sapphire and NEOSSat

Two low Earth orbiting Canadian satellites, Sapphire and NEOSSat, provided spaceborne space situational awareness (SSA) for Canada during 2016. While they are both SSA satellites, they fulfill different SSA missions.…

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2016 – ISS

During 2016, the International Space Station (ISS) continued to be the primary inhabited space laboratory orbiting the Earth. An international contingent of scientists, engineers, and researchers used the ISS for…

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2016

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2016 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…

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2017

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2017 an annual review of the commercial space infrastructure and support industries and space-based products and services used on Earth, and with research and analysis…

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Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure – TSR 2017

Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure - TSR 2017 examines global human spaceflight operations, launch vehicles from all spacefaring nations, communications satellite constellations, PNT satellites, Earth observation and remote sensing satellites, defense satellites,…

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2014 – Other Space Employment

Most countries do not publicly release regular reports on the size of their space workforce, making analysis of trends over time difficult or impossible. However, point assessments of the size…

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2015 – Canada: Sapphire and NEOSSat

Canadian SSA operations are conducted using two satellites: Sapphire and NEOSSat. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) uses Sapphire, which moves around the Earth in a sun-synchronous orbit to…

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2015 – ISS

In 2015, the ISS was the only inhabited space station orbiting the Earth. By July 2015, an international cadre of 220 men and women had temporarily lived aboard the ISS…

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