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2021 TSRQ2 – President Biden’s Space Budget: Challenges, Opportunities for Industry

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. . .

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2021 TSRQ2 – Global Space Economy Climbs Despite Turbulent Year, Disrupted Government Spending

Introduction | International successes in space, such as the Hope, Perseverance and the Zhurong missions to Mars, don’t happen without years of advance government spending. In 2020, as nations struggled…

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2021 TSRQ1: Mars Missions – Snapshot

The first attempts to reach Mars began more than 60 years ago, when the former Soviet Union launched two probes to Mars. Both failed to reach Earth orbit.

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2021 TSRQ1 – Space Products & Innovation

The successful cultivation of plants is a necessary part of every human civilization. Space agencies for decades have recognized multiple advantages associated with growing plants to benefit astronauts on long-duration missions . . .

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2021 TSRQ1 – Nation in Review: India

Introduction | The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has seen tremendous demand for its space services in the past few decades, spurring a necessary transformation to a more comprehensive partnership…

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2021 TSRQ1 – Space Force: Mission Moves Forward as New Branch Begins Its Second Year

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) has marked its first anniversary and secured a public affirmation from President Biden’s administration that the nation’s newest military branch will endure, allowing Space Force leadership to confidently move forward with its mission. . .

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2021 TSR Q1: Launches and New Vehicle Debuts Climbed in 2020, But So Did the Failure Rate

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 . . .

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The S-Network Space Index℠ Q1 2021 Performance

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;…

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Quilty Analytics: Q1 M&A, Investment Pumps Billions into Space Sector

Sentiment remained highly favorable for acquisition and investment in space-related companies during the first quarter of 2021. Twelve space-related acquisitions/buyouts generated more than $10 billion in disclosed transaction enterprise value in Q1. . .

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2021 TSRQ1 – U.S. Space Workforce Continues Steady Growth During Pandemic

In 2020, the U.S. space workforce included more than 192,000 workers. Preliminary data suggests that the sector has been resilient to the challenges of the global pandemic, increasing 5% over 2019. More than three-quarters of all space workers are. . .

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