When space and data technology come together in a car, the car starts knowing where it is.
Transportation, Logistics, and Manufacturing , 2016 , United States
Orbital Payload Launch , India
Interested in Indian space launch vehicle activity? Please select the associated link to read about it.
Orbital Payload Launch , China
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Homeland Security, Defense, and Intelligence , 2016 , North Korea, Ukraine, United States
Possible atrocities once only seen by government agencies are now in the public view.
Governance, Education, and Infrastructure , 2016 , India, United States
Satellite rainfall data might help Indian residents save money.
Travel, Lifestyle, and Entertainment , 2016 , European Multinational Efforts, The Netherlands
The European Space Agency (ESA) Business Incubation Program in the Netherlands is helping soccer coaches keep a very close eye on players in the field.
Energy, Resources, and Environmental Management , 2016 , Australia, United States
Ranchers and space technology work together to herd cattle.
Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Satellites
Exhibits from each report through the years showing positioning, navigation, and timing satellite numbers.
PNT Satellite Numbers Through the Years , 2014 , China, European Multinational Efforts, India, Russia, United States
Note: The exhibit in this section is from The Space Report 2015. Please refer to this year's exhibits for the most current data as numbers may have been revised since this edition was published.
Earth Observation , 2015 , Canada, Germany, United States
In spite of two failed launches that destroyed 34 of its satellites, Planet Labs still appears to be positive about its future. So much so that the Earth observation (EO) satellite manufacturer and operator announced its intention to acquire BlackBridge’s RapidEye, a Canadian Earth observation...
U.S Army Space Workforce , 2015 , United States
The U.S. Army Space Cadre grew from ## FA40 (Space Professional) officers in 1999 to ## 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 ## personnel from another category, Army Space Enablers.
A description of the way the Space Foundation classifies the orbits of satellites.
The U.S. Army selects and trains its space operators—FA40 officers—around an officer's four-year career point. The officers come from a variety of U.S. Army backgrounds, but once they have finished the Army's space operations training classes, they become dedicated Space Professionals, gaining...
Satellites , 2014
Satellites include a wide variety of systems performing an even wider range of missions from their different orbits. In 2014, launch operators attempted to place ## spacecraft into orbit (including both satellites and other types of payloads), an increase of ##% from ## spacecraft in 2013. The...
Orbital Launch Reports and Forecasts , 2014
The table below shows each spacefaring nation's space launch vehicle platforms active in the current year. Launch tracking and launch system information relies on various primary and government sources. The current year's launch reliability shows the number of successful launches over the number of...
Orbital Payload Launch , United States
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FA40s are officers with technical knowledge of the environment, system composition and technologies for space. Consisting of primary staff positions down to the divisional level, FA40 officers are responsible for formulating policy, developing operational concepts, conducting research, developing...