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2021 TSRQ1 – Nation in Review: India

Introduction | The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has seen tremendous demand for its space services in the past few decades, spurring a necessary transformation to a more comprehensive partnership…

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2021 TSR Q1: Launches and New Vehicle Debuts Climbed in 2020, But So Did the Failure Rate

The global launch pace set in 2020 tied as the highest in decades, but with that came an increase in risk and a shift in the major players. Of the 114 attempts last year, 10 did not succeed—an 8.8% failure rate that is 1.8 times higher than the 40-year average and nearly five times higher than the 2018 failure rate, which also had 114 launches. Two factors that correlate with launch failures area higher number of orbital launch attempts . . .

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The S-Network Space Index℠ Q1 2021 Performance

The S-Network Space Index℠ tracks a global portfolio of publicly traded companies that are active in space-related businesses such as satellite-based telecommunications; transmission of television and radio content via satellite;…

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Nation in Review: Germany

Germany’s overall space spending has increased 56% since 2009, and its domestic space spending in 2019 increased more than 30% from 2018, reaching €1.3 billion (US$1.53 billion). Finalized budget information for 2020 German space spending will not be available until early 2021. . .

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2020 TSRQ4 – The Race to the Moon and the Promise of Cislunar Space

Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt in 1972 were the last of a dozen men to walk on the Moon. For the past 48 years, lunar exploration has been largely replaced by deep space exploration, space station construction, and reusable launch vehicle development. With advancements in space technology, lower launch costs, and growing investor confidence, the Moon is about to undergo more exploration and development than at any time in history.

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