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Year: 2014
Country: South Korea
South Korea’s civil space program is overseen by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP). The Ministry also drafts, authorizes, and coordinates national space policy and has regulatory authority over space object registration, launch authorization, and launch insurance...
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: 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
Data communications services include very small aperture terminal (VSAT) services, Internet backhaul, direct-to-home broadband, and mobile data.
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
Country: South Korea
Proposed Spaceports A new spaceport is in development at Naro, South Korea. Naro Space Center has been built on reclaimed land on the south tip of the Korean peninsula and is administered by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, South Korea’s civil space agency. The space center will support...
Year: 2009
Country: South Korea
Naro Space Center in South Korea made its inaugural orbital launch in August 2009. Naro was built on reclaimed land on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula and is administered by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), South Korea’s civil space agency. The space center supports...
Year: 2008
The trend of globalization in space activity continues, with nations entering into agreements to use each other’s infrastructure and space assets. Two decades ago only the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and China regularly launched and deployed satellites and other missions to space....
Year: 2009
Note: This section's exhibits are from The Space Report 2010. Please refer to this year's exhibits for the most current data as numbers may have been revised since this edition was published.
Year: 2011
The outlook for space activity is largely positive, in spite of the challenges facing many of the governments and agencies most active in space. In many ways, 2011 was a pivotal year as governments re-evaluated their human spaceflight plans and examined their portfolio of space activities in light...
Year: 2012
Today, nations are under pressure to replace aging satellite infrastructure while continuing to deploy new satellite systems and achieve the related mission objectives within the constraints of tighter budgets. The situation is particularly challenging in the United States, where all government...
Year: 2012
Throughout the world, space policies, strategies, and plans are formalized in documents through which governments communicate the priorities and strategic objectives of their space programs. Space policies describe the overarching approach that guides a country’s space program within the context...
Year: 2013
As the commercial space sector matures, government space programs wrestle with defining the context and objectives for scientific and exploration activities while optimizing economic and societal return through space applications. International planning for space exploration activities provides a...
Year: 2005
Direct-to-home television services (referred to as DBS or DTH services) represent the largest portion of satellite services revenue. SIA estimates 2005 DBS/DARS industry revenue of $## billion, which yields a DBS estimate of $## billion net of the $## million in 2005 revenues reported by the three...
Year: 2009
Revenue from in-space activities derives mainly from commercial business taking place in space or transportation services to and from space. For example, governments plan to use the private sector to deliver cargo, and eventually astronauts, to the ISS. In the future, other in-space markets could...
Year: 2010
Development continued in 2010 on new commercially operated transportation services that can carry cargo, passengers, and possibly professional astronauts into space. SpaceX and Orbital Sciences made significant progress in development of cargo transportation systems that will be used to resupply...
Year: 2008
Country: South Korea
In 2008, South Korea spent an estimated ## billion won (US$## million) on civil space, approximately ##% of its national budget. In addition to scientific and remote sensing satellites, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute and the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology are funding...
Year: 2009
Country: Japan, South Korea
In 2009, South Korea spent an estimated ## billion won (US$## million) on civil space, a ##% decrease from the 2008 budget of ## billion won (US$## million). While South Korea’s space budget decreased between 2008 and 2009 in the national currency, changes in the dollar to won exchange rate...
Year: 2010
Country: Japan, Russia, South Korea
In calendar year 2010, South Korea spent an estimated ## billion won (US$## million) on civil space, a ##% decrease from the 2009 budget of ## billion won ($##million). South Korea’s 2010 planned civil space spending constitutes approximately ##% of the country’s ## trillion won (US$##...
Year: 2011
Country: Russia, South Korea
In calendar year 2011, South Korea spent an estimated ## billion won (US$## million) on civil space, a ##% decrease from the 2010 budget of ## billion won (US$## million). South Korea’s 2011 civil space spending constituted approximately ##% of the country’s ## trillion won (US$## billion)...

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