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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 increasingly stressed while benefiting from the sources of that stress: commercially driven services and technologies.

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2018 – Global Positioning System (GPS)

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2018 – Global Navigation Satellites System (GLONASS)

For 2018, Russia maintained its 2017 number of operational GLONASS…

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2018 – Galileo

In contrast to the PNT systems operated by other nations…

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2018 – BeiDou/CentiSpace

Of all the nations deploying and operating PNT satellites in…

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2018 – PNT Satellites – Breakdown by Country

Of the ### PNT satellites in Earth orbit during 2018,…

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2018 – PNT Satellites – Breakdown by Mission Segment

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2017 – Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Systems

PNT satellite constellations continued growing during 2017. Deployments led to…

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2018 New Communications Satellites Challenges

January 2018 marked the first time a U.S. communications satellite…

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2018 Communications Satellites Breakdown by Country

The top ### operators of the overall number of communications…

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2018 – EO/RS Meteorology Focus

In 1900, a hurricane defied U.S. Weather Service predictions and…

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