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Payload Launch

Topic: Launch
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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 speed to carry payloads into Earth’s orbit, and they have trajectories that return them to Earth. Orbital...

2015 - Ground Stations and Equipment

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The ground stations and equipment category is the largest part of the commercial infrastructure and support industries sector. Totaling $110.52 billion, it made up 92% of this sector in 2015. Ground stations and equipment comprise the infrastructure on Earth needed to interact with space assets....

2015 - Commercial Space Products and Services 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. Commercial space products and services accounted for $126.33 billion in spending in...

2015 - Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries 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.In 2015, commercial infrastructure and support industries accounted for $120.09...

2015 - Other Countries, Launch, Payload

Country: Iran
Iran made another tentative foray into the global launch family during 2015. The country’s attempt gave it a 1% share of orbital SLVs launched globally. In 2015, a single Safir rocket was launched out of Semnan, Iran. The rocket lofted a Fajr Earth observation satellite into orbit.

U.S. Space Industry Outlook

Country: United States
In December 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The OOH provides employment projections for the decade from 2014 to 2024. Among the 329 occupational profiles are four particularly applicable to the space industry: Aerospace Engineers,...

Defining the Satellite Intelligence Collection disciplines.

Country: United States
Before talking about reconnaissance satellites one must understand the language of the world in which they operate. “Reconnaissance” is the term used to describe the activity of gaining information about resources, terrain, and the movements of powers of interest. There are several intelligence...

2014 - Space Products and Services Overview

Country: United States
People recognize the benefits of space products and services, using creativity to overcome daily existential challenges and improve lives. The space products and services industry crosses the spectrum of demands and necessities, and continued to grow in 2014, sometimes leveraging the same kind of...

2015 - U.S. Launch, Payload

Country: United States
U.S. launch activities took slightly more than 23% of the global orbital launch market in 2015, helping the country remain behind only Russia for launch attempts in the world. Of the 20 SLVs launched from within the United States in 2015, 18 successfully reached orbit. Two launch failures, one...

2015 - RDT&E and IR&D funding

Country: United States
Independent Research and Development (IR&D) refers to a contractor’s own investment in research and development studies into promising technologies of potential interest to government or commercial customers. Companies can recover a portion of these costs as overhead on current government...