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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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2015 – U.S. Military Satellites

A military satellite, like its civilian counterpart, can fulfill purposes such as communications or remote sensing. Military satellites also serve unique missions not addressed by civil or commercial services, such…

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2015 – Satellite Orbits

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a total of ## satellites were still operational at the end of 2015. These satellites are mostly located in low Earth orbit (LEO)…

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2014 – Satellite Overview

Satellites include a wide variety of systems performing an even wider range of missions from their different orbits. In 2014, launch operators attempted to place ## spacecraft into orbit (including…

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2010 – U.S. Military Satellites

An unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane, the X-37B, was launched in April 2010 aboard an Atlas V rocket. The X-37B remained in orbit for ## days, testing its capabilities…

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2010 – Military Satellite Overview

One classification of satellite is based not just on the spacecraft’s capabilities. Military satellites are generally characterized by the end users they are built to serve, not the type of…

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2011 – U.S. Military Satellites

In March 2011, the U.S. Air Force launched the ## test flight of the top secret X-37B space plane. Originally scheduled to land after ## days, the mission was extended…

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2011 – Military Satellite Overview

The national defense needs of many countries help to drive demand for satellite capacity. Armed forces and international peacekeeping organizations from across the globe lease capacity from various commercial satellite…

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2005 – Ground Networks

Ground station infrastructure provides command, control, tracking, and telemetry systems for launch vehicles, satellites, and other platforms. Worldwide tracking systems operated by government agencies support launch command and control. Satellite…

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2007 – Ground Networks

Ground station infrastructure is a key component of space systems providing command control, tracking, and telemetry services for launch vehicles, satellites, and other platforms. Worldwide tracking systems operated by government…

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