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Year: 2017
Country: Italy
The Italian space agency, the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), had a budget of €## million (US$## billion) in 2017.
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 $## billion in 2015.
Year: 2017
When construction began on the Chicago World’s Fair exhibition buildings in 1891, there were a lot of challenges. Chief among them was determining the stability of the...
Year: 2015
The Israel Space Agency (ISA) is in charge of civil and commercial space activities, which are estimated at US$## billion for 2015. It also coordinates closely with...
Year: 2015
Italy’s space agency, the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), had a budget of €## million (US$## million) in 2015. This is an ## of ##% from its €## million (US$## million) budget in...
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 $## billion for government space activities in 2015. Government budget levels reflect the most recent budgetary...
Year: 2015
Data on the European space workforce is collected annually via surveys by Eurospace, an association of the European space manufacturing industry. The survey focuses on design, development, and...
Year: 2014
Country: Italy
Italy has Europe’s third-largest space budget. Its civil space program is overseen by the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), which in 2014 received a budget of €## million (US$## million). That allocation was broken down into three parts: €## million (US$## million) is the standard contribution...
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: 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...
Year: 2011
To improve the resolution from ground-based observatories and to capture light from distant, dim objects, telescopes are growing larger. Due to the correspondingly large cost of construction and operation, these massive telescopes are often supported financially by multinational consortia.
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: 2010
In June 2010, Israel launched the OFEQ-9 reconnaissance satellite which joined ## others already in operation. China’s utilization of space for military purposes is even harder to gauge due to the country’s lack of transparency in its space programs. In 2010, the country launched ## Yaogan...
Year: 2013
Dedicated and secure communications links are vital to defense agencies around the world. Increasing demand for capacity—particularly secure connectivity using non-commercial frequency bands—has driven the deployment of dedicated military communications satellites. The U.S. military buys a...
Year: 2014
Global, dedicated, and secure communications networks are vital to governments, militaries, and agencies around the world. Increased demand for capacity—particularly secure connectivity using non-commercial frequency bands—continued to drive deployment of dedicated military communications...
Year: 2010
Europe is completing work on facilities to host two new launch vehicles at the Guiana Space Centre, the primary European spaceport, located near Kourou, French Guiana. One facility, located 12 kilometers from the existing Ariane 5 launch site, will host the Russian-built Soyuz rocket. Unlike the...
Year: 2008
Two competing influences shape the near-term prospects of space astronomy: the burgeoning worldwide development of astronomical technology and human talent, and the decrease in governmental support for basic science brought on by economic and fiscal pressures.
Year: 2008
The trend of globalization in space activity continues, with nations entering into agreements to use each other’s infrastructure and space assets. Two decades ago only the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and China regularly launched and deployed satellites and other missions to space....
Year: 2011
The outlook for space activity is largely positive, in spite of the challenges facing many of the governments and agencies most active in space. In many ways, 2011 was a pivotal year as governments re-evaluated their human spaceflight plans and examined their portfolio of space activities in light...

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