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Country: United Kingdom
In the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ran from April 6, 2017 to April 5, 2018, the UK Space Agency (UKSA) had a budget of £## million (US$## million)...
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
For individuals and businesses considering the possibility of installing solar panels, whether to save the planet or some money, there are always many questions. These...
Year: 2017
During 2017, the United States Air Force still conducted operations with decades-old ground equipment. The ground network consisted of ## command and control antennas and a total of...
Year: 2017
Compared to suborbital payload launch activities the previous year, 2017 was a relatively quiet year. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) continued work with its...
In 2012, Guatemala’s coffee crops were ravaged by a coffee rust fungus. The rust spread across Central America, accounting for more than $## billion in...
Understanding real world vehicle emissions may help governments in some areas of the world save lives. In the...
Year: 2015
In the 2015/16 fiscal year, which ran from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, the United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) budgeted £## million (US$## million), including...
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 $## billion for government space activities in 2015. Government budget levels reflect the most recent budgetary...
Year: 2015
Data on the European space workforce is collected annually via surveys by Eurospace, an association of the European space manufacturing industry. The survey focuses on design, development, and...
Year: 2014
Country: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) was expected to receive a budget of £## million (US$## million) in 2014, according to planning documents. Of that, £## million (US$## million) went toward the national space program and €## million (US$## million) went to the European Space Agency (ESA)....
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: 2016
Space technology helps keep produce fresh during ocean crossings.
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: 2005
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is recognized as the world’s most visited museum. For 2005, a total of ## people visited the museum building on the Mall, which on average attracts more than ## million people annually, and ## visited the affiliated Udvar-Hazy Center.
Year: 2005
Satellites also provide mobile telephony services. Satellite mobile telephony enables regional to near-global coverage depending on the satellite or constellation, using handsets that communicate directly with a satellite. Mobile satellite telephone service is provided by satellite constellations...
Year: 2008
While FSS systems all operate in GEO, mobile satellite service (MSS) systems operate in a range of orbits. Some MSS operators have built their networks using a limited number of GEO satellites. In August 2008, the oldest and largest of these, Inmarsat, launched its ## Inmarsat-4 satellite,...
Year: 2009
Providers of FSS have enjoyed considerable success in recent years due in large part to the international growth of applications such as high-definition (HD) television. From the beginning of 2007 through May 2009, the number of HD channels being transmitted via FSS or DTH satellites worldwide grew...

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