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Nation in Review: United Kingdom

In the last decade, spending on domestic space programs in the United Kingdom has increased 126%, climbing to £157.5 million (US$200M) in the 2019-2020 U.K. Space Agency budget. That decadal increase still places U.K. space funding well behind . . .

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Infrastructure: Human Spaceflight

Introduction | Since Yuri Gagarin’s orbital flight around the Earth in April 1961, humans in pioneering new technologies and pushing the limits of what’s considered possible. This year ushered in…

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Infrastructure: Spacecraft/Satellites Overview

Spacecraft deployment numbers rose by five in 2019, increasing slightly to 466 spacecraft deployments last year. While deployments moved up, space vehicle launch attempts decreased from 114 in 2018 to 103 in 2019. The difference between. . .

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Workforce: Space Workforce

Introduction | The space industry relies on tens of thousands of highly skilled workers to design, build, and operate advanced technologies that enable space activities and research that increases our…

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