Commercial space activity, undertaken by private industry with little or no government investment, accounts for more than 79.8% of the global space economy. Despite the global pandemic, commercial space revenues continue to . . .
The global space economy reached a new high of nearly $447 billion in 2020, an increase of 4.4% from a revised 2019 figure of $428 billion. The 2020 figure is 50% greater than a decade ago, and 176% greater than . . .
Edward Swallow and Samuel Visner are founding members of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC). They are calling on Congress to support a recent proposal to include space assets as crucial to national security and economic well-being.
Financial and capital markets sentiment for space-themed companies continued to flourish in the second quarter of 2021. There were 11 space-related acquisitions/buyouts, 61 private equity and venture financings totaling $2.9 billion in funds raised, and four public offerings . . .
The S-Network Space IndexSM tracks a global portfolio of publicly traded companies that are active in space-related businesses such as satellite-based telecommunications; transmission of television and radio content via satellite; launch vehicle and satellite manufacturing, deployment, operation, and maintenance; manufacturing of ground equipment that relies on satellite systems; development of space technology and hardware; and space-based imagery and intelligence services. . .
With the release of the President’s Budget Request (PBR) for the Fiscal Year 2022 on May 28, 2021, Congress now undertakes its much-anticipated authorization and appropriations reviews of the budget. . .
The global launch pace set in 2020 tied as the highest in decades, but with that came an increase in risk and a shift in the major players. Of the 114 attempts last year, 10 did not succeed—an 8.8% failure rate that is 1.8 times higher than the 40-year average and nearly five times higher than the 2018 failure rate, which also had 114 launches. Two factors that correlate with launch failures area higher number of orbital launch attempts . . .