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Here's the real reason why ISRO is looking so good in space business right now

The Economic Times - March 18, 2017

One possible reason ISRO seems to be on the up and up could come from the growing market for space in general. A 2015 report from the Space Foundation estimated the global space economy...Read more

Gearing up to track space debris - March 13, 2017

A domestic space capability, Boyce says, could open opportunities for Australia to capture part of the exploding space market, which generated an estimated US$300... Read more

Singapore wants to shoot for the stars in other ways

The Straits Times - February 18, 2017

The global space industry stood at US$323 billion (Sing$459 billion) in 2015, according to the Space Foundation Report. Read more

Asia Minute: India’s Growing Space Ambitions

Hawai'i Public Radio - February 16, 2017

A U.S. research group called the Space Foundation says the worldwide space business is worth more than $320 billion with commercial space enterprises making up about...Read more

106-Year-Old Fishing Net Maker May Have Space Junk Solution

Bloomberg - November 29, 2016

...countries have, are developing or are planning to host spaceports for orbital or suborbital launches, the Colorado-based nonprofit Space Foundation said in its 2016 Space Report. Read more

Arms Control and International Security: Strengthening International Cooperation in Space Situational Awareness

EIN News - September 28, 2016

...increasing global access to space-enabled applications, such as imaging, maritime automatic identification systems, weather, and the Internet. The Space Foundation’s latest annual report stated that the global “space economy” in 2015 was $...Read more

Startup plans to provide virtual reality views, from space

San Francisco Chronicle - August 29, 2016 startups developing and launching small satellites weighing 22 pounds or less. About 48 percent of the 262 spacecraft launched in 2015 were these so-called nano-satellites, or CubeSats, according to a report by the Space Foundation, a...Read more

Facebook’s Internet satellite set to blast into orbit Sept. 3

San Francisco Chronicle - August 24, 2016

Facebook’s first satellite, which would beam Internet service from space to unconnected residents of Africa, is scheduled to blast off Sept. 3 aboard a rocket launched by...Read more

UAE to host Global Space Congress

Emirates 24|7 - July 31, 2016

...Abu Dhabi, will be a significant global platform for emerging space programmes to connect, collaborate and engage with the international space business community. According to The Space Foundation, the global space industry...Read more

The New Star Wars

The Morning Consult - July 25, 2016

The growth of the space economy is an incredible success story. New companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Orbital ATK are revolutionizing space launch services. Last year, the Space Foundation reported that...Read more

How to Cash In on the Space Race

Institutional Investor - July 3, 2016

That universe has expanded significantly in recent years. The space industry’s annual revenue grew nearly 9 percent in 2014, to $329 billion, according to the Colorado Springs–based nonprofit Space Foundation. Although the sector...Read more

3 Space Industry Stocks That Are Delivering Astronomical Returns

TheStreet - July 1, 2016

From the thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth to the dozens of new companies promising space tourism, it is fair to say that the future of space travel has been annexed by the commercial sector. The private and commercial space industries grew by...Read more

India’s Space Agency Sends 20 Satellites Into Orbit

The Wall Street Journal - June 22, 2016

India on Wednesday put 20 satellites into the Earth’s orbit, including 17 from foreign countries, a record number for its space agency as it seeks to become a low-cost and reliable choice for launches. The successful mission by...Read more

Space Foundation Report Reveals Global Space Economy at $323 Billion in 2015

Earth Imaging Journal - June 22, 2016

The Space Foundation today released the findings of its publication The Space Report 2016: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. In 2015, the global space economy totaled $323 billion worldwide. The decline...Read more

This Man's Perfect Launch Record Is No Match for Musk's Low Cost Rockets

Bloomberg - March 29, 2016

After a United Launch Alliance rocket blasted off in a fiery arc from Florida last week, Tory Bruno shook hands with everybody in the control room. Then he headed home. It’s his low-key routine for celebrating each spaceflight by the...Read more

Rural Georgia county sees space as economic engine

Marketplace - February 3, 2016

Companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are creating a new, private space race, and that has some rural areas fantasizing about the roles they could play in the $300 billion-plus global space industry. For instance, in...Read more

Camden County Could Become Commercial Ga. ‘Space Coast’ Site

90.1 WABE - February 1, 2016

Georgia could soon have its own space coast. Officials in Camden County, in the southeastern corner of the state, hope to build a commercial spaceport where companies could launch rockets. This is one of several...Read more

Why investors are following Musk, Bezos in betting on the stars

The Washington Post - January 28, 2016

Last year, when Google and Fidelity invested $1 billion into Elon Musk’s SpaceX, one of the company’s earliest backers also wanted to get in on the latest round of funding. But SpaceX ever-so...Read more

Singapore: Economic Bright Spots 2016

Live Trading News - January 3, 2016

With Singapore’s traditional export industries such as electronics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and engineering services under pressure due to shrinking demand from important export partners such as China and Europe, the small city state has...Read more

Finding space to develop new niches

The Straits Times - December 29, 2015

Singapore's modest jump into space, with the launch of six satellites recently, is a small nation's shot at a big industry. Orbital commerce (that encompasses mobile and broadband communications, and satellite-based monitoring systems) was valued at...Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX aces it with Falcon 9 touch down

The Sacramento Bee - December 25, 2015

The Falcon is not the Eagle. But the declaration that “The Falcon has landed” recalls an earlier feat, when this nation first placed a man on the moon. On Monday evening, the words streamed live from the Southern California headquarters of SpaceX, the corporation that...Read more

Polskie firmy sięgają po kosmiczne technologie

Rzeczpospolita - December 14, 2015

Jak pokazują badania, biznes na świecie w coraz większym stopniu korzysta z dorobku naukowców zajmujących się kosmosem i jego eksploracją. Coraz więcej firm wdraża do własnej produkcji technologie, które powstały na potrzeby...Read more

Expanding the space industry

The Space Review - November 30, 2015

The space industry likes to emphasize how big it is—or, at least, appears to be. The Satellite Industry Association noted that, in 2014, the industry, including launch vehicles and satellites as well as ground equipment and satellite services...Read more

Musk's SpaceX Faces Competition for $3.5 Billion NASA Cargo Flights

Bloomberg Business - November 4, 2015

Less than a decade after its first rocket launch, Elon Musk’s SpaceX finds itself in an unfamiliar position. The upstart venture is the incumbent vying to win the bulk of a $3.5 billion U.S. contract renewal while facing rivals that include...Read more

Space age perils: hackers find a new battleground on the final frontier

Reuters - October 22, 2015

Space, the 'final frontier', is rapidly becoming an extra-terrestrial battleground for corporate espionage and other types of cyber attack as hackers seek to gain commercial advantage from rival networks operating in the...Read more

Spreading word about space economy

Las Cruces Sun-News - October 12, 2015

It’s better to create the positive than try to deconstruct the negative. I heard this at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight, which concluded last Thursday in Las Cruces. Creating a new...Read more

An Interview with the Space Foundation

Master Investor – October 2015

Master Investor’s CEO, Swen Lorenz, has managed to glean the insights of a space industry veteran. Micah Walter-Range, Director of Research and Analysis at the Space Foundation in Colorado, allowed us to…Read more (pp.22-25)

The Space Report Online, 10 Years of Data, 10 Years of Growth ... 100 Percent Searchable ... Now Available

Satnews - September 21, 2015

Over the course of the past decade, the Space Foundation research team has gathered an ever-expanding collection of information about the space industry, government policies and priorities, and the evolving... Read more

The Space Sapiential: Welcome to the UT space race

The Daily Beacon - September 18, 2015

I am turning over a new leaf, or maybe I'm just experiencing a mid (college) life crisis. During the summer, I designed and tested a student organization for Volunteers looking to enter the space industry, and last...Read more

[시각] 한국판 '케플러호' 나오려면

hankooki - August 23, 2015

지난달 23일(현지시간) 미국 항공우주국(NASA)은 은하수 너머에 생명거주 가능 환경을 갖췄을 것으로 기대되는 '제2의 지구'를 발견했다고 발표했다. 미국의 우주탐사선 케플러호가 이룬 성과였다. 탐사 업적보다 더 부러웠던 점은 실패...Read more

La industria aeroespacial comercial toma vuelo

La Gran Época - August 2, 2015

La industria espacial comercial ha tenido una mala racha. La dramática explosión del cohete Falcon 9 de SpaceX este 28 de junio -lanzado para entregar suministros a la Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS)- aumentó a tres las naves...Read more

Space Economy Now $330Bln US Annually, Says Report

The Commercial Space Blog - July 24, 2015

After years of steady, respectable growth hovering around 7% per annum, the global space industry appears to be on the cusp of a new era of rapid expansion in both capabilities and customers. At least those are...Read more

Lost in space

Washington Examiner - July 13, 2015

This year is a banner year for marking anniversaries of achievements in space. The first walk in space was 50 years ago in March, and 40 years ago this month, the Apollo-Soyuz mission brought two Cold War adversaries together. Read more

Global Positioning System: A generation of service to the world

Air Force Space Command Public Affairs - June 24, 2015

Twenty years ago, the United States Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved Full Operational Capability. As of July 17, 1995, a total of 24 satellites were on orbit, providing global 24-hour coverage. In the...Read more

Spaceport coming to Southeast Georgia?

First Coast News - June 4, 2105

Beyond the security gate at the end of Harriet's Bluff Road in Camden County, lies the future home of Spaceport Camden. "The state and the region are definitely behind that site and we want to be...Read more

Time to get serious about space threats

The Hill - May 14, 2015

62 miles above the Earth's surface is the beginning of space. It would be nice to believe that space is a place of peace and science, but it is all too clear that at least two of our potential adversaries are weaponizing space. The United States must...Read more

With Kubos, Companies Enter the Space Age Faster - May 6, 2015

According to a 2014 report from the Space Foundation, space exploration and technology is a $314 billion market and – with major projects underway including SpaceX and Blue Origin – Texas is...Read more

US, China space rivalry grows as race for orbital commerce takes off

The Sydney Morning Herald - March 3, 2015

Mobile phone communication. Point-of-sale transactions. Just-in-time supply chains and the GPS screen in your car. Consider for a moment how much satellite-dependent technology has become embedded in our lives. Read more

This week in history

The Chaffee County Times - March 1, 2015

The future of America lies in space; and the future of Colorado is heavily dependent on the burgeoning space industry, according to the director of the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Space Foundation. Read more

Commercializing Space – Space Economy Today and Tomorrow

emsnow - February 24, 2015

Just 40 years ago, people imagined travelling via spacecraft in popular media like Star Wars. But, what was science fiction then may not be so impossible anymore. In the past few years, the privatization of the space industry has been a hot topic and is experiencing a real boom. Read more

Cruz: Austin economy’s next frontier could be boon for San Marcos

Community Impact Newspaper - January 29, 2015

Austin’s economy is hoping to take one small step now and, eventually, a giant leap forward. The Austin Chamber of Commerce announced Jan. 28 that space technology and exploration will be the regions newest target industry. Read more

Indian startups beginning to make their mark in space

The Economic Times - January 30, 2015

India's space industry, after drawing global attention for the thrifty innovations that propelled its Mars mission, is getting additional boost from an unlikely quarter: a handful of tiny startups with grand ambitions to revolutionise the sector. Read more

Can SpaceX Deliver on Its Ambitious 2015 Goals?

The Science Times - January 10, 2015

SpaceX has an ambitious list of goals for the new year. And while the company may remain privately owned, this pace of growth and development has turned heads of the company's observers. Read more

Can NASA's Orion program reinvigorate human spaceflight?

Alaska Dispatch News - December 21, 2014

Rising on a tongue of flame and easing to a gentle splashdown in the Pacific Ocean nearly 4-1/2 hours later, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s newest spaceship for human exploration made its debut earlier this month in a virtually flawless initial test flight. Read more

Mars Capsule Test Heralds New Space Age With Musk Alongside NASA

Bloomberg - December 3, 2014

The U.S. is preparing to launch the first craft developed to fly humans to Mars, presaging a second space age -- this one fueled by billionaires like Elon Musk rather than a Cold War contest with the Soviet Union. Read more

Is the world in the midst of a global space race?

Al Jazeera America - December 11, 2014

The United States has the world’s most developed private commercial space industry and the world’s largest government space budget. NASA is spending $2.5 billion on Curiosity, the Mars rover, which is climbing up the side of a mountain on Mars in the middle of an enormous asteroid crater in hopes of collecting information about how Mars was formed. Last week the agency had another major success. Read more

Space Industry Unites For New Annual Space Commerce Conference

The Street - November 17, 2014

"There is no better host for a conference like this than Houston, and we are thrilled to launch SpaceCom at the George R. Brown Convention Center next November," said Sonia Garza-Monarchi, chair of the Board for the GHCVB. Read more

U.S. Rocket Venture Adds Russian Engines While Rushing New Model

Bloomberg Business - November 14, 2014

United Launch Alliance LLC, the largest U.S. company propelling satellites into space, is stockpiling Russian-made rocket engines even as it speeds development of a homegrown version. Read more

Midterm Elections Could Shape the U.S. Launch Debate

SpaceNews - October 3, 2014

The debate over national security launch policy that has all but consumed U.S. congressional defense committees for the past six months could shift after November’s midterm elections, with the direction depending on the outcome. - See more at: Read more

Meet the Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the Space Race

Yahoo News - October 16, 2014

Call it the New Space Age. There's a reignited fervor for all things extraterrestrial, and entrepreneurs are leading the charge. Read more

India Launches Navigation Satellite into Orbit Using PSLV

India Realtime - October 16, 2014

India is on something of a space odyssey right now. First, in September it made it to Mars orbit on a shoestring budget. Then a week later, it agreed to a joint exploration of the red planet with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the big boys of space travel. Read more

Meet the Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the Space Race

Yahoo Finance - October 16, 2014

Call it the New Space Age. There's a reignited fervor for all things extraterrestrial, and entrepreneurs are leading the charge. From zero-gravity tourism to satellite and software development, themed entertainment and beyond, commercial enterprises are capitalizing on opportunities in the burgeoning space industry. Read more

India’s ‘Mangalyaan’ is the 1st Asian spacecraft to reach Mars

The Star Online - October 3, 2014

India’s low-cost mission to Mars successfully enters the red planet’s orbit on Sept 24, crowning what Prime Minister Narendra Modi says was a “near impossible” push to become the only country to complete the trip on its maiden attempt. Read more

India triumphs in maiden Mars mission, sets record in space race

Reuters - September 24, 2014

India's first mission to Mars entered orbit on Wednesday, making it the first Asian nation to reach the Red Planet, all for less than the budget of the Hollywood space blockbuster "Gravity". Read more

Space: Risk’s Final Frontier

Risk Management - August 1, 2014

In 2002, early PayPal investor and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk started space transport -services company SpaceX. To control quality and costs, the company would develop its own components, test them in-house, and build reusable, reliable spacecraft on American soil. Read more

Sierra Nevada’s Space Plane in the Chase with SpaceX and Boeing to Win NASA Nod

Scientific American - August 14, 2014

The company’s Dream Chaser orbital glider has yet to achieve orbit but still is a contender to ferry Americans to and from the International Space Station. Read more

Dentons creates ‘space law’ group

The Washington Post - August 17, 2014

International law firm Dentons has created a practice group focused on representing companies that manufacture, operate and invest in satellites, as it eyes potential in the fast-growing commercial space industry. Read more

SpaceX to Launch Commercial Rockets in Texas

The Wall Street Journal - August 4, 2014

Brownsville doesn't get much national attention, and when it does, it can be an unflattering reference to drug smuggling or illegal immigration. But soon, this Texas city across the Rio Grande from Mexico hopes it will be regarded more positively as a gateway to the stars. Read more

Space Exploration: Past, Present, and Future - Science Behind the Sci-Fi

YouTube - July 13, 2014

Host: Tyler M. Yohe, Founder of Broken Crown Games. Panelists: Amy Teitel, Blogger and Writer for Motherboard and Popular Science; Michael Paul, Mission Director of the Penn State Lunar Lions GoogleX team; Micah Walter-Range, Director of Research and Analysis at the Space Foundation Read more

Global spending on space at $314 bln in 2013

Today's Zaman - May 21, 2014

Commercial space activity, including rocket launches to fly cargo to the International Space Station, fueled most of the growth. Read more

Profile: the space industry

Relocate Global - June 24, 2014

There are over a thousand satellites currently orbiting the Earth, each costing millions upon millions of dollars to build, launch and operate – and that’s before you even get to so-called ‘downstream’ businesses making use of space data. Or, to put it another way, space is big business. Read more

Global Space Economy Grew To $314 Billion In 2013

Brevard Times - May 21, 2014

The global space economy grew 4 percent year-over-year to $314.17 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets in 2013, according to The Space Report 2014: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, which was released by the Space Foundation this week. Read more

The new insurance plan

Khaleej Times - May 16, 2014

The “space industry”, which even in the 21st century can sound near-fantastical at first blush, is in fact serious business. Read more

Space Foundation—Global Space Activity Examined In Detail

Satnews - May 19, 2014

The global space economy grew to $314.17 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets in 2013, reflecting growth of 4 percent from the 2012 total of $302.22 billion. Read more

Global spending on space grew 4 pct in 2013 to $314 bln

World Bulletin - May 21, 2014

Worldwide spending on satellites, launches and support services increased to $314 billion in 2013, up 4 percent from 2012, even though the U.S. government reduced its own space spending, an industry association reported this week. Read more

Space Foundation Report Shows Growth in Global Space Economy

GPS World - May 21, 2014

The global space economy grew to $314.17 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets in 2013, reflecting growth of 4 percent from the 2012 total of $302.22 billion, according to The Space Report 2014. Read more

Global spending on space grew 4 percent in 2013 to $314 billion: report

Reuters - May 20, 2014

Worldwide spending on satellites, launches and support services increased to $314 billion in 2013, up 4 percent from 2012, even though the U.S. government reduced its own space spending, an industry association reported this week. Read more

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A domestic space capability, Boyce says, could open opportunities for Australia to capture part of the exploding space market, which generated an estimated US$

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One possible reason ISRO seems to be on the up and up could come from the growing market for space in general. A 2015 report from the Space Foundation estimated