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Year: 2015
Country: Japan, United States
Civil space activities in Japan are coordinated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which is funded primarily through the Ministry for Education, Culture...
Year: 2015
The Israel Space Agency (ISA) is in charge of civil and commercial space activities, which are estimated at US$## billion for 2015. It also coordinates closely with...
Year: 2015
Overall, Germany’s spending on space activities in 2015 totaled €## billion (US$## billion), an ##% ## from €## billion (US$## billion) in 2014. Germany’s contribution to...
Year: 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: 2015
Country: Japan
The workforce of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) remained steady, adding eight employees for an increase of approximately ##%. With slight growth in the...
Year: 2015
Country: Japan
The Japanese space workforce increased by ##% from 2013 to 2014, reaching ## workers. This is nearly ##% ## than the size of the space workforce five years prior...
Topic: Workforce
Year: 2015
The space industry operates at the cutting edge of technology and requires a highly skilled, highly trained workforce to build, launch, and utilize space assets. Trends in the size and composition of this workforce provide insight into ongoing dynamics and future health of the sector.
Year: 2016
Country: Japan
In 2010, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a single positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) satellite as a start for its Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). Japan has not launched other satellites into the QZSS constellation since. Japan’s 2016 share of the world’s...
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....
Year: 2016
For all of the importance placed on meteorological satellites, they made up a very small part of the ## Earth observation/remote sensing satellites placed in Earth’s orbit during 2016. With a total of ## satellites, ## meteorological-focused satellites were launched or deployed in 2016 than in...
Year: 2016
Country: Japan
Both of Japan’s ## orbital spaceports were used in 2016, supporting a total of ## Japanese SLV launches. Tanegashima Space Center conducted ## H-II family SLV launches, while...
Topic: ISS
Year: 2016
During 2016, the International Space Station (ISS) continued to be the primary inhabited space laboratory orbiting the Earth. An international contingent of scientists, engineers, and researchers used the ISS for various microgravity-based experiments. One ISS program, NASA’s human research...
Year: 2016
Country: Japan
Japan’s share of the 2016 global orbital launch market stayed around ##%, equaling the country’s ##. ## of Japan’s ## orbital launch attempts were ##, giving the country a ##% reliability record for 2016...
This interactive exhibit shows the world's active spaceports for the year.
Year: 2014
Country: Japan
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has not shared in the workforce growth trend seen in the country as a whole. Instead, JAXA has remained relatively steady in recent years, gaining 6 employees from 2013 to 2014. In the past five years, from 2009 to 2014, employment at JAXA decreased by...
Year: 2014
Country: Japan
From 2012 to 2013, Japan saw a ##% decrease in its workforce, shedding about ## jobs, for a total of ## space workers in 2013. Overall employment is still well above the 2008 low of ## employees, having grown ##% since then. This growth has not yet returned Japan to employment levels seen in the...
Topic: Workforce
Year: 2014
Country: Japan, United States
A highly skilled workforce is essential to the success of the global space industry. Along with examination of trends in budgets, revenue, and hardware development, analysis of the workforce provides insight into the current and future health of the industry. The space workforce has largely...
Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Of Japan’s two spaceports, Tanegashima and Uchinoura Space Centers, Tanegashima was the only spaceport conducting orbital space launch vehicle launches in 2015. Uchinoura conducted ## sounding rocket launch during 2015.
Topic: Spaceports
Year: 2014
Space launch vehicles and their payloads are prepared and subsequently launched or deployed from facilities called spaceports. The scale of spaceports varies widely, whether measuring the area they cover or the activities they host.
Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Launched in 2010 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) continued through 2015 with ## satellite. JAXA intends to launch ## more QZSS satellites into orbit by 2018. Eventually, ## QZSS satellites will orbit the Earth by 2023.

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