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Space infrastructure, like its terrestrial counterpart, is an invisible backbone for services used by people all over the world. Like terrestrial infrastructure, space infrastructure is increasingly relied upon for convenience, services, and national security/defense. If there was an emerging trend during 2017, it is that space infrastructure is,,,


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Whether suborbital or orbital, the world remained busy launching vehicles into space. The distinction between suborbital and orbital launch is very specific. Suborbital launches lack...
As of March 6, 2019, information was available about ## nations that deployed and operated ### spacecraft during 2018. The number of nations operating spacecraft grew ##% from...
There were ### communications satellites deployed in 2018, a ##% share of the ### satellites deployed
Of the ### spacecraft deployed in 2018, ##% (###) were deployed for Earth Observation/Remote Sensing (EO/RS) missions.
Only two countries are known to operate global missile detection and warning satellites—Russia and the United States. During 2016, only one country, the United States, has been able to conduct global monitoring with missile detection and warning satellites 24 hours a day. Russia appears to...
Of the 465 spacecraft deployed during 2018, 6% (27) were for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) missions. These new PNT satellites were added to existing PNT constellations belonging to five nations and the European Union (EU)/European Space Agency (ESA). PNT satellite deployments in 2018...
With more business and investment in space infrastructure and services, many discussions, studies, and opportunities surrounding space situational awareness (SSA) occurred during 2016. Knowing what might happen or is happening around specific objects in space, such as satellites and space stations,...
Developing new and improved technologies is essential for the continued evolution of all aspects of space infrastructure. Advancements in technology can provide new capabilities that did not previously exist, and improve the cost, reliability, performance, and other essential attributes of existing...

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