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2016

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Payload and Crew Orbital Launches

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An up-to-date list of the current year's payload and crew space vehicle launches conducted globally. Sortable by vehicle name, country launched from, GTO capability, LEO capability, launch reliability ranges, and first year of space launch vehicle operations.

2016 - Economy Overview

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Note: the exhibits throughout this section periodically undergo 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 2016, reaching a total of $329.3...

GPS-Assisted Drone Surveys

Country: Germany
The increasing availability of satellite imagery has led to its use in a wide variety of commercial products. However, space-based images do not always provide the detail necessary for land surveys, with the best satellites offering a resolution of 30 centimeters (12 inches). One German company,...

Flat Design for Satellite Dishes

Country: United States
Satellite communications terminals are associated with an iconic feature—the satellite dish raised to the sky. Whether big or small, these dishes must be physically pointed toward the satellites they are intended to communicate with. Pointing is relatively simple if a satellite is stationary over...

2016 - 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. The Commercial Space Products and Services section captures the sale of products and...

2016 - 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 2016, commercial infrastructure and support industries accounted for $126.26...

2016 - 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 $44.44 billion on space activities in FY 2016, which ran from...

The Future of Public Transportation

Country: Belgium, Ireland
In the Belgian region of Flanders, the local transportation agency is attempting to save money while still making sure the region’s trams and buses receive priority right-of-way. The system that is being replaced used loops in the pavement that were placed at certain distances from traffic...

2016 - U.S. Civil Space Budgets

Country: United States
The United States spent $22.4 billion on civil space activities in FY 2016, up 6.7% from $21.0 billion in FY 2015. Civil spending accounts for just over half of total U.S. space spending. The largest contributor to civil space spending is NASA, which made up 85.9% of total U.S. civil space spending...