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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...

2016 - U.S. Army Space Cadre Overview

Country: United States
The U.S. Army Space Cadre grew from 11 FA40 (Space Professional) officers in 1999 to 374 FA40 officer billets for 2016. The Army's Space Professionals make up a small, but critical, part of a bigger Space Cadre, which includes another 3025 personnel from another category, Army Space...

Herding Cattle from Space

Fences have historically been used to declare land ownership. For livestock farming and ranching, fences also serve the purpose of containing animals and conducting land management. Barbed wire, electric fencing, and virtual fencing are all solutions used by ranchers and farmers to do both. Land...

Better Tools for Sport Fishing

Country: United States
Success or failure in sport fishing used to be defined by finding that one perfect fishing spot, then repeatedly fishing at that spot, hoping memory and reckoning were accurate. Accurate location identification using positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) signals from space no longer relies on...

The Drone Zone

Country: United States
Remote control hobbyists and experts are embracing the benefits of miniaturized and inexpensive transceivers, controllers, sensors, and processors. These technologies, combined with light airframes and motors, are increasing the types of “drones” (remotely controlled aerial vehicles—typically...