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2015 - India Launch, Payload

Country: India
2015 was a record year for India, increasing the number of launches the country conducted to an unprecedented high. India carried out nearly 6% of global orbital launch activity in 2015. The country’s five launches beat out the previous year’s record of four. India’s launch rate during the 20...

2015 - Spaceports Overview

Topic: Spaceports
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Nineteen countries have, are developing, or are planning to host, spaceports. The term “spaceport” encompasses a wide variety of facilities. Some spaceports are used to launch huge rockets into Earth orbit or further into space, carrying probes, cargo, and astronauts. Others might be used for...

2015 - Orbital Launch Reports and Forecasts

The activities of three nations were responsible for nearly 76% of all of the world’s orbital SLV launches in 2015. Russia alone carried out 30% of the global orbital space launches, followed by the United States with a little more than 23%, and China with 22%. Compared to 2014, the number of...

2014 - Economy Overview

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Note: the exhibits throughout this section are undergoing changes based on the newest information available from government organizations. This means the exhibit below may be different from the pdf or other text.The global space industry maintained its long-term growth trend in 2014, expanding by...

2015 - United States Government Space Budget Overview

Country: United States
Note: the exhibits throughout this section are undergoing changes based on the newest information available from government organizations. This means the exhibit below may be different from the pdf or other text.The United States spent $44.57 billion on space activities in 2015. The majority of...

2015 - Economy Overview

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 Note: the exhibits throughout this section are undergoing changes based on the newest information available from government organizations. This means the exhibit below may be different from the pdf or other text.The global space industry continued to grow in 2015, although currency...

Additional Country Space Budgets

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Note: the exhibits throughout this section are undergoing changes based on the newest information available from government organizations. This means the exhibit below may be different from the pdf or other text.There are more than 50 space agencies worldwide, with nations on every inhabited...

2015 - Government Space Budgets Overview

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Note: the exhibits throughout this section are undergoing changes based on the newest information available from government organizations. This means the exhibit below may be different from the pdf or other text.Total global government space budgets in 2015 were $76.516 billion, a 4.8% decrease...

2015 - NASA Workforce

Country: United States
At the start of FY 2016, NASA’s workforce was made up of 17,316 individuals. This is a decrease of 415 employees, or 2.3%, compared to the start of FY 2015. Since reaching a high in FY 2011, NASA has shed 1,428 employees, 7.6% of its workforce. Although these decreases have been spread across all...

2015 - South Korean Government Space Budget

Country: South Korea
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) had a 2015 budget of 618.7 billion won (US$553.2 million), an increase of 21.4% from its budget in FY 2014 of 509.6 billion won (US$503.7 million). In February 2015, the South Korean government announced plans to develop South Korea into a major space...