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Space Products and Services – TSRQ1 2020

By Matt Christine | March 1, 2020
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Introduction | You’ve just finished a tough workout, and at a glance, your smart watch tells you your heartrate, the calories you’ve burned, and can alert you if it detects that you have an irregular heartbeat. Devices like these have become so commonplace today, it’s hard to imagine that when the space program began, this…

Economy: New Nations in Space – TSRQ1 2020

By Matt Christine | March 1, 2020
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Introduction | Since 2012, there has been a significant uptick in the number of developing nations entering the space community annually. From 1957 until 2011, the average number of countries entering orbital space per year was two, with no more than three countries in a single year in that period having deployed an object into…

Economy Insights: Commercial Activity on the International Space Station – TSRQ1 2020

By Matt Christine | March 1, 2020
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Introduction | This year marks the 20th anniversary of human habitation on the International Space Station (ISS). That sustained success means NASA and the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, which share American resources on the orbiting facility, have transitioned from merely supporting life in space to exploring how the microgravity environment will provide ongoing benefit to…

As Orbiting Debris Increases, New Technologies Emerge for Tracking, Capturing – TSRQ1 2020

By Lesley Conn | March 1, 2020
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As Space Debris Piles Up and Satellite Deployments Grow, Calls for Space Tracking Mount Relative to the vastness of space, the near collision was frighteningly close. On Jan. 29, 2020, a decommissioned U.S. space telescope and a U.S. experimental payload were hurtling toward each other over Pittsburgh., The closer they drew, the collision probability increased…

Launch Log, 2020

By Becki Yukman | January 1, 2020
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Interested in global space launch vehicle satellite activity? Please select the associated link to read about it. Launch data is updated every day during weekdays, excluding U.S. holidays. Related Resources Launch Log, 2021 Launch Log 2019 Launch Log 2018 Launch Log 2017

Infrastructure: Orbital Launch Vehicle Overview – TSRQ1 2020

By Matt Christine | January 1, 2020
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2019 Orbital Space Launch Activity Launch vehicle activities, despite the colloquialisms about rocket science, are routine enough that, on average, two launches occurred per week last year. Seven countries attempted orbital launches in 2019, with an overall success rate of 94.2%. These launches, conducted by a diverse range of 44 launch vehicles (40 of which…

Infrastructure Insights: Space ISAC – TSRQ1 2020

By Matt Christine | January 1, 2020
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  Erin Miller is vice president of operations for the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center at the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs and is the founder of the nonprofit Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization.   Insight: Our Ever-changing World Needs a Space ISAC Our world demands new structures to organize people and…

Insight: Space Jobs of the Future – TSRQ4 2019

By Wendy Perelstein | December 25, 2019
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Insight: Space Jobs of the Future By Courtney Stadd Introduction | “I still can’t quite believe that we’ve just marked the 50th anniversary of the Space Age! We’ve accomplished a great deal in that time, but the ‘Golden Age of Space’ is only just beginning. Over the next 50 years, thousands of people will travel…

The S-Network Space Index℠ Q4 2019 Performance

By Matt Christine | December 18, 2019
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Introduction | The S-Network Space Index 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; rocket and satellite manufacturing, deployment, operation, and maintenance; manufacturing of ground equipment that relies on satellite systems; development of space technology and hardware;…

Space Products and Services – TSRQ4 2019

By Becki Yukman | December 1, 2019
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Introduction | We owe much to the technologies developed in the pursuit of space exploration. From handheld vacuums to GPS technology and camera phones, inventions originally engineered to use in space are increasingly being adapted to serve practical purposes in our daily lives. One of the more unlikely adaptations of space technology may be that…