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2016 – Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure

Space infrastructure is a fundamental prerequisite for all activities that make use of space. It comprises all the hardware, software, and operators responsible for creating and supporting the construction, launch, and deployment of spacecraft.

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Payload Launch

Whether suborbital or orbital, the world remained busy launching vehicles into space. The distinction between suborbital and orbital launch is very specific. Suborbital launches lack…

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Space Products and Services Overviews

From designing fire-resistant underwear to predicting floods and droughts, each endeavor is a step toward improving life with space technology. Space products and services result from humans creatively pursuing solutions to problems and questions in day-to-day life. The knowledge and expertise we gain from operating in space is regularly used to exceed old standards and set new ones at home on Earth.

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Technology Development Satellites

Developing new and improved technologies is essential for the continued evolution of all aspects of space infrastructure. Advancements in technology can provide new capabilities that did not previously exist, and improve the cost, reliability, performance, and other essential attributes of existing systems, be they launch vehicles, spacecraft, or ground systems. A sampling of some emerging technologies under active development demonstrates the range of possibilities for our future in space.

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Ground Networks

Ground stations serve as the links between Earth and space, tying together terrestrial and space infrastructure. They track satellites and spacecraft, as well as communicate with and control satellites, probes, crewed space vessels, and space stations.

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Perspective

As new operators and regional actors emerge, the mature players change their positioning in response. As governments map out a long-term, sustainable approach to exploration beyond the orbit of Earth, near-term programmatic and policy environments shift. As space investments generate returns, local and regional governments respond in order to better capture economic benefits. Understanding these dynamics yields an important perspective on opportunities and challenges.

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