Economy

Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries


2017 – Space Insurance

Satellite and launch insurance allows the private sector to manage some of the risk involved in launching and operating satellites, including launch anomalies and damage caused by space weather, debris,…

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2017 – Satellite Manufacturing

Among the ## spacecraft launched in 2017, there were ## commercial payloads, constituting ##% of the total. Among the 443 spacecraft launched in 2017, there were 267 commercial payloads, constituting…

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2017 – Launch Industry

In 2017, there were ## launch attempts, ## of which were successful. In 2017, there were 91 launch attempts, 85 of which were successful. Launches procured by commercial satellite operators…

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2017 – Ground Stations and Equipment

Ground equipment includes the hardware on Earth needed to interact with spacecraft and to receive and make use of the signals that they transmit... Ground equipment includes the hardware on…

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2017 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

Multiple companies are continuing to work toward launching humans on suborbital flights in the near future... Multiple companies are continuing to work toward launching humans on suborbital flights in the…

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2016 – Space Insurance

Space insurance premiums in 2016 amounted to $## million, their ## level since 2001. The year’s claims, including both launch failures and incidents involving satellites in... Space insurance premiums in…

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