Economy

Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries


Rivals Launch Military Satellites Amid U.S.-led Space Defense Drills

A flurry of military and intelligence satellite launches by rival powers this month came as the United States and two dozen partner nations wrapped up the largest global space defense wargame in history.

Russia launched what some leaders have described as a spy satellite for Iran and its own on-orbit snooping satellite Cosmos-2558, which is circling Earth in an orbit conspicuously close to a recently launched U.S. National Reconnaissance Office satellite, a Netherlands researcher confirmed.

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ESA Sending Heroic, Fictional Sheep Aboard Artemis I

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NASA says its Artemis I flight set to launch as soon as late August will be an uncrewed lunar fly-by.

The Paris-based European Space Agency would beg to differ. Shaun is leaving the happy confines of Mossy Bottom Farm to lead the flight around the Moon, an agency press release announced.

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2020 TSRQ3 – Economy: Commercial Space

Introduction | While governments play an important role in space activity, revenue generated from commercial space activity — undertaken by private industry with little or no government investment — accounts…

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2017 – Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries Overview

In 2017, commercial infrastructure and support industries generated $95.87 billion in revenue, 7.5% more than 2016. This category focuses on hardware and services provided by the private sector to enable the development, launch, and successful operation of commercial space assets. It includes . . .

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