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Topic: ISS
Year: 2016
During 2016, the International Space Station (ISS) continued to be the primary inhabited space laboratory orbiting the Earth. An international contingent of scientists, engineers, and researchers used the ISS for various microgravity-based experiments. One ISS program, NASA’s human research...
This interactive exhibit shows the world's active spaceports for the year.
Year: 2014
Country: Japan
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has not shared in the workforce growth trend seen in the country as a whole. Instead, JAXA has remained relatively steady in recent years, gaining 6 employees from 2013 to 2014. In the past five years, from 2009 to 2014, employment at JAXA decreased by...
Year: 2014
Country: Japan
From 2012 to 2013, Japan saw a ##% decrease in its workforce, shedding about ## jobs, for a total of ## space workers in 2013. Overall employment is still well above the 2008 low of ## employees, having grown ##% since then. This growth has not yet returned Japan to employment levels seen in the...
Topic: Workforce
Year: 2014
Country: Japan, United States
A highly skilled workforce is essential to the success of the global space industry. Along with examination of trends in budgets, revenue, and hardware development, analysis of the workforce provides insight into the current and future health of the industry. The space workforce has largely...
Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Of Japan’s two spaceports, Tanegashima and Uchinoura Space Centers, Tanegashima was the only spaceport conducting orbital space launch vehicle launches in 2015. Uchinoura conducted ## sounding rocket launch during 2015.
Topic: Spaceports
Year: 2014
Space launch vehicles and their payloads are prepared and subsequently launched or deployed from facilities called spaceports. The scale of spaceports varies widely, whether measuring the area they cover or the activities they host.
Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Launched in 2010 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) continued through 2015 with ## satellite. JAXA intends to launch ## more QZSS satellites into orbit by 2018. Eventually, ## QZSS satellites will orbit the Earth by 2023.
Year: 2014
Country: Japan
Japan’s FY 2014 space budget, which extended from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, encompassed 11 different government organizations and totaled ¥## billion ($## billion), which included ¥## billion ($## million) in supplemental funds carried over from FY 2013. This was an ##% increase over its...
Year: 2014
Country: Israel, Japan
Israel often works with other countries to cooperate in its space endeavors, whether civil, national security (or dual-use), or commercial. Its civil space organization, the Israel Space Agency (ISA), overseen by the Ministry of Science, Technology & Space, has had a reference annual budget of...
Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Japan’s number of SLVs launched during 2015 equaled their 2014 efforts. The country’s 2015 share of global orbital space launches grew, but only because the total number of SLVs launched globally during 2015 declined. The ## SLVs launched during 2015 from Japan helped the nation to maintain a...
Year: 2016
Country: Japan
Worms help scientists understand bone and muscle mass loss.
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: 2005
Satellites are used to send television news feeds from news vans directly to broadcast distributors. News vans transmit in the C- and Ku-bands to distributors via GEO satellites.
Year: 2005
Direct-to-home (DTH) television is the transmission of television programming directly to end-user equipment. Other terms are direct broadcast and satellite television. The term broadcast service satellite (BSS) is often used to describe satellites offering these services. BSS satellites operate in...
Year: 2005
We have characterized space products and services as directly enabled by space infrastructure and intended to be in the space environment or directly interacting with the space environment. The year 2005 saw growth in subscribers and offerings for mobile satellite services, launches of probes to...
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...

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