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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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2021 TSRQ4 – The Next Space Stations: Building Blocks of an Orbital Economy

The low Earth orbit (LEO) economy is developing rapidly, and new infrastructure will help LEO activity continue to grow. While the International Space Station (ISS) is nearing the end of its life, there are . . .

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2021 TSRQ3 – Getting Torqued: NASA, GM Glove Technology Adds Power, Ease to Manual Tasks

Exoskeletons that optimize human movements have been a staple of science fiction for decades, but the needs of astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have brought one such tool to life.

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2021 TSRQ3 – Space Industry Workforce Recovers to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The latest employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the U.S. space industry has recovered from the initial pandemic shutdown drop and has surpassed January 2020 employment . . .

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2021: Quilty Analytics: Q3 Equity Financing Maintains Record Yearly Trend

The third quarter of 2021 represented the fifth consecutive quarter of elevated transaction activity across the satellite and space markets. In Q3 21, there were . . .

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The S-Network Space Index℠ Q3 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 TSRQ3 – Six Telescope Launches to Watch this Decade

Barring schedule slips, a half dozen of the most powerful telescopes ever imagined will launch this decade. The most notable, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, is set to launch Dec. 18, 2021, kicking off a new era of cosmology . . .

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2021 TSR – Space Symposium Special Edition: Three Dimensions of Building Toward a Sustained Lunar Return

The Moon is re-emerging as a focus for global space exploration activities at a level and tempo that will surpass the peak of lunar activities during the space race of the 1960s and 1970s. Governments and commercial entities . . .

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Global Space Workforce Growth, 2011-2021 Snapshot

Hiring in more than a dozen nations continued to escalate in 2020 despite the pandemic. A snapshot of key workforce data follows. Analysis of trends in the global space workforce provides insight into the current and future health of the space sector.

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