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This interactive exhibit shows the world's active spaceports for the year.
Year: 2014
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.
Year: 2015
Country: India
During 2015, the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), located in India’s Sriharikota Range, was India’s only spaceport supporting orbital space vehicle launches. The SDSC supported the launch of the Polar and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicles and their variants. All ## of India’s 2015...
Year: 2015
Country: India
India’s share of the world’s operational PNT satellites hovered around ##% for 2014 and 2015. Launching ## Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) satellite in 2015, the country continued to make progress toward its goal of operating ## regionally focused PNT satellites by 2016. All...
Year: 2014
The military and commercial value of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems has gained such prominence that PNT systems are often considered to be critical infrastructure. The proliferation of smartphones and other consumer devices that rely on PNT services has spread this dependence...
Year: 2014
It is relatively simple to place a satellite into orbit when compared with launching humans to space. Humans have more complex needs, such as breathable air, food, staying warm, staying cool, and protection from the space environment. Humans must also be able to return safely to Earth from their...
Year: 2014
Country: India, Russia, Spain, Ukraine
In 2014, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos received a budget of approximately ## billion rubles (US$## billion). This is a ##% increase from the 2013 budget of ## billion rubles (US$## billion). This was the last budget to be assigned to Roscosmos prior to a reorganization of Russian space...
Year: 2014
Country: India
In 2014, India’s Department of Space received a budgetary allocation of ## billion rupees (US$## billion) during its fiscal year, which ran from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. This represented a ##% increase over the 2013 allocation of ## billion rupees (US$## billion). 
Year: 2015
Country: India, United States
Satellites in geostationary orbit are capable of broadcasting signals over very large areas, making them ideal for distribution of television and radio signals around the world. Digital TV Research Limited, a market research firm, estimated that global satellite television revenues would overtake...
Year: 2015
Attempted orbital launches decreased from ## in 2014 to ## in 2015.  Of these ## launches, ## successfully reached orbit. There were ## launch attempts for commercial payloads and the other ## were for government payloads. Eurospace, the European space industry association, estimates that the...
Year: 2015
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 ##% of global orbital launch activity in 2015. The country’s ## launches beat out the previous year’s record of ##. India’s launch rate during the ##...
Year: 2016
The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A land and vegetation monitoring satellite is providing data for another mission in tandem with other agencies. Sentinel-2A carries a sensor payload that can detect and highlight algal blooms growing in the Earth’s water bodies.
Year: 2016
Country: India, United States
Satellite rainfall data might help Indian residents save money.
Year: 2010
Individuals, companies, and nations continue to create many other space-related products and services. Governments, which benefit directly and indirectly from new space products and services, often play an important supporting role in their development.
Year: 2012
Considering the number of doctoral degrees earned in science and engineering, the European Union has the greatest proportion, followed by China and the United States. As with first university degrees, China has been rapidly increasing the number of doctoral science and engineering degrees granted...
Year: 2012
Note: This exhibit is from The Space Report 2013. Please refer to this year's exhibits for the most current data as numbers may have been revised since this edition was published.
Year: 2013
Note: The exhibit in this section is from The Space Report 2014. Please refer to this year's exhibits for the most current data as numbers may have been revised since this edition was published.
Year: 2008
The primary industries using space-based products and services involve Earth-orbiting satellites used for communication; remote sensing and Earth observation; and position, navigation, and timing. An emerging sector of inspace products and services now includes personal spaceflight and private...
Year: 2011
Space products and services are an integral part of many activities and sectors throughout the global economy. Exhibit 1b shows seven major categories in which space products and services make a strong contribution. Within these categories, space products and services include items that rely on...

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