Record Number of New Launch Vehicles Set for 2022 Debut
With 15 new launch vehicles expected to make maiden flights this year, 2022 is set to be the busiest year for new rockets since the dawn of the Space Age.
Insurers Finish 2021 in Black Despite Growing Debris, Congestion Worries
While increased congestion and debris from a Russian anti-satellite weapons test roiled insurance markets for some spacecraft in low Earth orbit, increases in launch reliability and a booming marketplace with historic numbers of satellites . . .
2022 TSRQ1 – As Launches Climb, Concerns Rise About Capacity of U.S. Spaceport Infrastructure
While global launch activity has ebbed and flowed over the past 50 years, with a previous peak of 129 orbital launch attempts in 1984 and a trough of 55 in 2004.
Ranked Spacecraft Deployments by the Three Most Active Nations, 2021
The United States continued to be the dominant leader of spacecraft deployments in 2021. Use the tools just above the table for sorting, advanced filtering, and other options, which will then be reflected on the live chart. For more data source information click to read the entire resource.
Spacecraft Mission Segment Shares by Nation
2021 analysis shows how strongly communications spacecraft deployments continued to dominate payload launches.
2021 TSRQ4 – Commercial Spacecraft Boost Payload Deployment to New High
Unprecedented numbers of spacecraft were deployed during 2021. For the year, space operators successfully deployed 1,730 spacecraft, an increase of 29% from 2020’s deployments of 1,340. Companies and operators from 33 nations took part. . .
Virgin Galactic Stock Performance, Q3 2021
Virgin Galactic (-45%) had been trending upward in Q2 in anticipation of founder Richard Branson’s suborbital spaceflight as part of the first passenger flight by the company, which occurred near the beginning of Q3 on July 11. The momentary stock price peak following the successful flight, and its accompanying media fanfare, quickly disappeared as the company announced the issuance of $500 million in additional shares the following day.
2021: Quilty Analytics: Q3 Equity Financing Maintains Record Yearly Trend
The third quarter of 2021 represented the fifth consecutive quarter of elevated transaction activity across the satellite and space markets. In Q3 21, there were . . .
2021 TSRQ3 – Six Telescope Launches to Watch this Decade
Barring schedule slips, a half dozen of the most powerful telescopes ever imagined will launch this decade. The most notable, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, is set to launch Dec. 18, 2021, kicking off a new era of cosmology . . .
2021 TSR – Space Symposium Special Edition: Global Space Economy Climbs Despite Pandemic, Disrupted Government Spending
The global space economy reached a new high of nearly $447 billion in 2020, an increase of 4.4% from a revised 2019 figure of $428 billion. The 2020 figure is 50% greater than a decade ago, and 176% greater than . . .