Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries
2017 – Launch Industry – Snapshot
In 2017, there were 91 launch attempts, 85 of which were successful. Launches procured by commercial satellite operators accounted for . . .
2017 – Ground Stations and Equipment – Snapshot
Ground equipment includes the hardware on Earth needed to interact with spacecraft and to receive and make use of the signals that they transmit…
2017 – Commercial Human Spaceflight – Snapshot
Multiple companies are continuing to work toward launching humans on suborbital flights in the near future…
2017 – Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries – Snapshot
Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries captures products and services that enable private entities to access and use space. The sector . . .
2017 – Space Insurance – Snapshot
Satellite and launch insurance allows the private sector to manage some of the risk involved in launching and operating satellites, including launch anomalies and damage caused by space weather, debris, or other events in orbit. In 2017, approximately . . .
2017 – Satellite Manufacturing – Snapshot
Among the 443 spacecraft launched in 2017, there were 267 commercial payloads, constituting 60.3% of the total. This was more than . . .
2016 – Space Insurance – Snapshot
Space insurance premiums in 2016 amounted to $## million, their ## level since 2001. The year’s claims, including both launch failures and incidents involving satellites in…
2016 – Commercial Human Spaceflight – Snapshot
In FY 2016, funding for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program increased by ##%, from $## million in FY 2015 to $## billion. Boeing and SpaceX continued to make progress in the…
2016 – Ground Stations and Equipment – Snapshot
The ground stations and equipment category is the largest part of the commercial infrastructure and support industries sector. Totaling $## billion, it made up ##% of this sector in…
2016 – Satellite Manufacturing – Snapshot
Aboard the ## rockets that attempted a launch in 2016, there were ## spacecraft, down ##% from ## in 2015. Of the spacecraft intended for orbit in 2016, ## were nanosatellites weighing less than…