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2021 TSRQ4 – Leaders Look Up, Look Forward to 2022 and a New Year in Space

As a new year in orbit dawns, The Space Report sought a glimpse at the year ahead from aerospace industry leaders, lawmakers and experts.

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2021 TSRQ4 – Analysis: Legal Barriers Complicate Future in Orbit

As spacefaring nations grow more active in space exploration, the idea of a peaceful exploration and use of outer space starts to fade in the absence of international rules.

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2021 TSRQ4 – On-orbit Refueling, Servicing Extends Life for Old Satellites

Space sustainability has taken a significant step forward with on-orbit refueling and satellite servicing. A concept that decades ago began with astronaut extravehicular activities is now. . .

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New Commercial Satellites Promise More Advanced Weather, Climate Data

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As world leaders focus on Earth’s changing climate, a commercial satellite venture set to orbit in 2022 promises the most comprehensive data from space . . .

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2021 TSRQ4 – Space Tourism Took Off in 2021, with More Expected in 2022

After a 12-year hiatus, space tourism rocketed upward in 2021, with 14 civilians launching into space on orbital and suborbital journeys, double the number of space tourists from all prior years combined.

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Quilty Analytics: 2021 Q4 Quarterly Transactional Update

Last year ended on consistent transactional footing in the satellite and space sector. In Q4, there were 15 space-related acquisitions/buyouts, 61 private equity and venture equity financings totaling more than . . .

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The S-Network Space Index℠ Q4 2021 Performance

The S-Network Space Index℠ tracks a global portfolio of publicly traded companies that are active in space-related businesses such as . . .

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2021 TSRQ4 – Commercial Spacecraft Boost Payload Deployment to New High

Unprecedented numbers of spacecraft were deployed during 2021. For the year, space operators successfully deployed 1,730 spacecraft, an increase of 29% from 2020’s deployments of 1,340. Companies and operators from 33 nations took part. . .

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2021 TSRQ4 – Asteroid Mining: Potential Develops, but so do Regulatory, Technical Issues

Mankind could soon be able to exploit asteroids to obtain natural resources for use on Earth, gather ingredients for missions in space, and support habitation on the Moon and Mars.

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2021 TSRQ4 – Launch Analysis: 2021 Sets Record for Successful Orbital Launches

Successful launches soared past annual records in 2021 with 134, beating out the previous record of 128 launches, last met in 1984. Chinese launches grew by. . .

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