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Country: United States
California’s vineyards are quite numerous, and their products are selling well across the United States. In 2016, the state’s wine sales hit a record $## billion. The business of...
Country: United States
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pilot program may enhance weather prediction efforts. The administration’s Commercial Weather Data Pilot program takes...
Country: United States
Satellite communications terminals are associated with an iconic feature—the satellite dish raised to the sky. Whether big or small, these dishes must be physically pointed toward...
Whether attempting to combat malaria in Cambodia or responding to weather disasters in Madagascar or the United States, satellite imagery is becoming increasingly useful to...
Country: China, United States
One small startup company, Ursa Space Systems, uses data from space based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems to inform those interested in the oil market. The satellites fly...
Understanding real world vehicle emissions may help governments in some areas of the world save lives. In the...
Year: 2015
Country: Japan, United States
Civil space activities in Japan are coordinated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which is funded primarily through the Ministry for Education, Culture...
Year: 2015
Overall, Germany’s spending on space activities in 2015 totaled €## billion (US$## billion), an ##% ## from €## billion (US$## billion) in 2014. Germany’s contribution to...
Year: 2015
In 2015, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France’s space agency, had a budget of €## billion (US$## billion). This was a ##% ## from its 2014...
Year: 2015
China is one of three nations, along with the United States and Russia, capable of launching humans to space, though it has not done so since 2013. China is developing...
Year: 2015
Brazil has been experiencing widespread economic challenges in recent years, with almost no growth in GDP in 2014, and an estimated ##% decline in 2015. These broader...
Year: 2015
Country: United States
The majority of U.S. space spending in FY 2015, ##%, was directed toward national security space programs, including those conducted by the military services, the...
Year: 2015
Country: United States
The United States spent $## billion on civil space activities in FY 2015, up ##% from FY 2014. Civil spending accounts for just under half of total U.S. space spending. The largest contributor...
Year: 2015
Country: United States
The United States spent $## billion on space activities in 2015. The majority of this spending, ##%, went toward national security space activities within the Department of...
Year: 2015
Country: China, United States
The commercial remote sensing industry was estimated at $## billion in 2015. Market research firm Northern Sky Research expects this to grow to $## billion by 2024. Much of this growth will be driven by the information products segment of the industry, which is taking advantage of higher resolution...
Year: 2015
Operators of communication satellites lease satellite capacity to satellite broadcasting companies, making the provision of these services possible. For example, DISH Network accounted for nearly a third of Hughes Network’s total revenue in 2015. Satellite communications also include two-way...
Year: 2016
Country: United States
While multiple satellite radio companies have been started over the past decade, the only one currently operating is Sirius XM, based in the United States. Sirius XM had $## billion in revenue in...
Year: 2016
Country: United States
In FY 2016, funding for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program increased by ##%, from $## million in FY 2015 to $## billion. Boeing and SpaceX continued to make progress in the...
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...

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