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Year: 2017
Country: Germany
The German space agency, the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), spent a total €## billion (US$## billion) on space in 2017. This is an ##% increase from the €## billion (US$## billion) spent in 2016.
Year: 2017
The space investments of governments continue to shift on the basis of national priorities and politics...
Year: 2016
Total global government space budgets in 2016 were $## billion, a ##% decrease from $## billion in 2015.
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Year: 2016
Country: Germany
The increasing availability of satellite imagery has led to its use in a wide variety of commercial products. However, space-based images do not always provide the detail necessary for...
Year: 2015
Overall, Germany’s spending on space activities in 2015 totaled €## billion (US$## billion), an ##% ## from €## billion (US$## billion) in 2014. Germany’s contribution to...
Year: 2015
Total global government space budgets in 2015 were $## billion, a ##% decrease from $## billion in 2014. More than half of this spending was in the United States, which budgeted $## billion for government space activities in 2015. Government budget levels reflect the most recent budgetary...
Year: 2015
Data on the European space workforce is collected annually via surveys by Eurospace, an association of the European space manufacturing industry. The survey focuses on design, development, and...
Year: 2016
Government sounding rocket programs, such as NASA’s Sounding Rockets Program Office (SRPO), use sounding rockets as training tools for future engineers and scientists. More launch opportunities...
Year: 2014
Country: Germany
Germany’s civil space program is overseen by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR or German Aerospace Center), which acts as Germany’s space agency as well as conducting research in its other core areas of aeronautics, energy, and transportation. DLR’s 2014 national space...
Year: 2014
On a global level, government investment in space increased #% to $## billion. Because not all governments operate under the same fiscal cycle, space spending numbers were derived from the most recent budgetary information available for each country. As in previous years, the growth was not...
Year: 2015
The two 2015 inductees for the Space Foundation's Space Technology Hall of Fame.
Year: 2016
An aborted European planet-hunting satellite's technology helps muffle wind turbines in Germany.
Year: 2016
Smartphone software applications aid drivers with detailed travel plans.
Year: 2013
Government space programs accounted for approximately $## billion in spending during 2013, representing ##% of the global space economy. Government investment in space decreased by ##% in 2013, contributing to a cumulative average annual growth rate of ##% between 2009 and 2013. The top-line...
Topic: Astrophysics
Year: 2010
ESA’s Herschel and Planck observatories were launched together in May 2009, and both are being used to study the evolution of distant stars and the effects of the Big Bang. In July 2010, both missions made noteworthy progress: the Planck mission produced its first map of the entire sky at...
Year: 2012
Much of the world depends on GEO satellites for defense, communication, science, and weather monitoring. These expensive assets eventually fail or run out of propellant, but refueling and maintaining them can extend their lives, giving their users more value. Servicing can also help make space more...
Topic: ISS
Year: 2005
The largest in-space platform ever constructed is the International Space Station (ISS). “Led by the United States, the ISS draws upon the scientific and technological resources of 16 nations: Canada, Japan, Russia, 11 nations of the European Space Agency [Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany,...
Year: 2007
Remote sensing satellites provide images of the Earth for civil, scientific, military, and intelligence applications using a number of different technologies.
Year: 2008
In 2008, there were ## remote sensing satellites launched on behalf of ## countries. Of particular note, in August, the German RapidEye constellation of ## remote sensing satellites was launched. The ## RapidEye satellites travel along the same orbital plane and feature identical sensors, allowing...

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