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Infrastructure

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...
  The year 2017 was a significant one for spacecraft, with a record-setting 443 satellites deployed. This was a 96% increase from 2016 and easily broke the previous satellite deployment record of 240 in 2014. U.S. satellite operators across all three segments—commercial, civil government, and...
Aggregate revenues in the satellite communications industry have been relatively static over recent years, even as specific markets grew or declined. The ## communications satellites deployed in...
## continued to be the ## mission type among spacecraft deployed in 2017. Of ## spacecraft deployed during the year, ## (##%) were for ## missions. While the share of spacecraft is a slight decrease from ##% in 2016, the number of ## spacecraft deployed in 2017 is ## the ## deployed in...
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...
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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