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Year: 2015
Country: India
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) 2015-2016 fiscal year budget, representing funding allocated for April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, was ## billion rupees...
Year: 2016
Attempted orbital launches decreased from ## in 2015 to ## in 2016. Of these ## launches, ## successfully reached orbit. There were ## launch attempts for commercial payloads...
Year: 2016
In India, a significant amount of space activity takes place within the Department of Space, which includes the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its government-owned commercial...
Year: 2016
While the U.S. Air Force (USAF) maintained ## operational satellites in its Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) fleet, the U.S. share of overall global operational PNT satellites ## from ##% in 2015 to ##% in 2016. This was due to other nations, such as...
Year: 2016
Country: India
During 2016, India completed the first phase of a two-phase plan for its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) satellite system, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Upon the launch of the final IRNSS satellite, the Indian government renamed IRNSS the Navigation with Indian...
Year: 2015
The number of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) satellites orbiting the Earth increased by ##% from the end of 2014 through 2015. Of the ## nations fielding space-based PNT satellites or systems, the biggest contributors to the number of satellites in 2015 were the European Union and China....
Topic: Orbits
Year: 2016
As in previous years, the most used orbit type is l##. In 2016, ##% of the ### spacecraft launched or deployed around the Earth were inserted into ##. The effective range of this type of...
Year: 2016
Country: India
The Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), located in India’s Sriharikota Range, was India’s only spaceport supporting orbital space vehicle launches during 2016. The SDSC launched...
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: 2016
Country: India, United States
In May 2016, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD)...
Year: 2016
Country: India
During 2016, India once again set a #### for its annual space launch vehicle (SLV) launch rate, exceeding its ## by ## launches. India’s ## launches enabled the country to claim ##% of global launch activity. With no...
This interactive exhibit shows the world's active spaceports for the year.
Year: 2014
Note: The exhibit in this section is from The Space Report 2015. Please refer to this year's exhibits for the most current data as numbers may have been revised since this edition was published.
Year: 2015
Country: India
During 2015, the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), located in India’s Sriharikota Range, was India’s only spaceport supporting orbital space vehicle launches. The SDSC supported the launch of the Polar and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicles and their variants. All ## of India’s 2015...
Year: 2015
Country: India
India’s share of the world’s operational PNT satellites hovered around ##% for 2014 and 2015. Launching ## Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) satellite in 2015, the country continued to make progress toward its goal of operating ## regionally focused PNT satellites by 2016. All...
Year: 2014
The military and commercial value of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems has gained such prominence that PNT systems are often considered to be critical infrastructure. The proliferation of smartphones and other consumer devices that rely on PNT services has spread this dependence...
Year: 2014
It is relatively simple to place a satellite into orbit when compared with launching humans to space. Humans have more complex needs, such as breathable air, food, staying warm, staying cool, and protection from the space environment. Humans must also be able to return safely to Earth from their...
Year: 2014
Country: India, Russia, Spain, Ukraine
In 2014, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos received a budget of approximately ## billion rubles (US$## billion). This is a ##% increase from the 2013 budget of ## billion rubles (US$## billion). This was the last budget to be assigned to Roscosmos prior to a reorganization of Russian space...
Year: 2014
Country: India
In 2014, India’s Department of Space received a budgetary allocation of ## billion rupees (US$## billion) during its fiscal year, which ran from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. This represented a ##% increase over the 2013 allocation of ## billion rupees (US$## billion). 
Year: 2015
Country: India, United States
Satellites in geostationary orbit are capable of broadcasting signals over very large areas, making them ideal for distribution of television and radio signals around the world. Digital TV Research Limited, a market research firm, estimated that global satellite television revenues would overtake...

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