Venezuela


A Backbone for the Internet of Things

Whether customers use mass-produced devices such as Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home, or opt for do-it-yourself solutions with Arduino controllers and Sparkfun sensors, the internet of things (IoT) is growing…

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2008 – Chinese Spaceports

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center is China’s largest and oldest spaceport, founded in 1958 with Soviet assistance. Jiuquan has gone through numerous upgrades, and in 2008 launched ## rockets, including Shenzhou…

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2008 – Civil Space Activity

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…

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2012 – Satellite Television

Revenues from DTH television services comprised ##% of the commercial space products and services sector, and grew from $## billion in 2011 to $## billion in 2012. North American DTH…

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2009 – Chinese Government Space Budget

The Chinese civil space budget is not published, and estimates of spending vary widely. In 2005, the vice administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) stated that the Chinese…

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2012 – Additional Country Space Budgets

Around the globe, many smaller nations—in economy or population size—are investing in space projects or programs. These emerging space states generally feature relatively small-scale investments in space applications linked to…

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Tabulating Votes with VSATs

Satellite capabilities are enabling dependable voting mechanisms in governments around the world. An e-voting satellite network, such as Gilat’s VSAT network, consists of a satellite dish and modem at each…

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Small Terminals Connecting Hospitals

VSAT (very small aperture terminal) networks can be used by governments for coordinating electronic voting and telemedicine. Venezuela recently used the Gilat VSAT network in its 2004 elections. Across the…

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2013 – China Launch, Payload

China’s launch rate in 2013 fell by ##% compared to the previous two years, when China set a national record for number of orbital launches. Of China’s ## orbital launch…

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2008 – China Launch, Payload

China’s increasing participation in space continued in 2008 with the record high of ## orbital launches, exceeding its previous peak of ## orbital launches in 2007. These launches used China’s…

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