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2015 – Government Space Budgets – Snapshot

Total global government space budgets in 2015 were $76.516 billion, a 4.8% decrease from $80.415 billion in 2014. More than half of this spending was in the United States, which budgeted $44.567 billion for government space activities in 2015. Government budget levels reflect the most recent budgetary information available for each country, taking into account the fact…

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2015 – Bigelow Space Stations – Snapshot

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was launched to the ISS in April 2016. Bigelow Aerospace contracted with NASA to develop BEAM for $17.8 million in 2013. Originally scheduled for launch to the ISS in 2015, BEAM’s ISS arrival was postponed to 2016 after one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 space launch vehicles disintegrated during launch in June 2015.

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2015 – Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services – Snapshot

The geolocation and navigation sector makes up the largest portion of commercial space products and services, with estimated 2015 revenues of €74.71 billion (US$83.3 billion), according the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA). As calculated in euros by GSA, this is 12.0% more than the €66.71 billion (US$91.3 billion) in revenue seen in 2014. Geolocation…

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