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, 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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Spacecraft Mission Segment Shares by Nation

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From 2012 to 2021, as China's space program has matured,…

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Global Orbital Launch Attempts, 2021

Seven nations conducted orbital launches in 2021, with China, the…

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2021 TSRQ4 – Analysis: Legal Barriers Complicate Future in Orbit

As spacefaring nations grow more active in space exploration, the…

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2021 TSRQ4 – Commercial Spacecraft Boost Payload Deployment to New High

Unprecedented numbers of spacecraft were deployed during 2021. For the…

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2021 TSRQ4 – Launch Analysis: 2021 Sets Record for Successful Orbital Launches

Successful launches soared past annual records in 2021 with 134,…

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2021 TSRQ4 – The Next Space Stations: Building Blocks of an Orbital Economy

The low Earth orbit (LEO) economy is developing rapidly, and…

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2021 TSRQ3 – Six Telescope Launches to Watch this Decade

Barring schedule slips, a half dozen of the most powerful…

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