In 2015, commercial infrastructure and support industries accounted for $## billion, ##% less than in 2014. The decrease was almost entirely due to the growing strength of the U.S. dollar. The commercial infrastructure and support industries category includes the hardware and services necessary to enable the development, launch, and successful operation of space assets. Ground stations and equipment, satellite launch and manufacturing, human spaceflight, insurance, and independent research and development are all examples of important infrastructure and support industries. Government spending on space infrastructure is included in Government Space Budgets.
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