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2015 - Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries Overview

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In 2015, commercial infrastructure and support industries accounted for $120.09 billion, 5.2% less than in 2014. The decrease was almost entirely due to the growing strength of the U.S. dollar. The commercial infrastructure and support industries category includes the hardware and services...

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...

2015 - Space Products and Services Overview

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As humans continue to explore space, their ingenuity brings the technology used for space operations and exploration down to Earth. Whether leading sport-fishermen to a favorite fishing hole, or helping farmers predict crop yields, space products and services continue to make things convenient for...

Space Stations

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While the International Space Station remained the cornerstone for human activities in space during 2017, companies such as Bigelow Aerospace are experimenting with expandable orbiting habitats. China is also active in this field, with two space stations in Earth’s orbit. All are using these...

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 - 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...

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...

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...