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2017 – U.S. Space Industry Employment

March 29, 2019
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In 2016, private industry space companies in the United States employed 128,163 professionals. This is 1.6% fewer than in 2015, continuing an 8-year trend of decline in the size of...

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2017 – U.S. Space Workforce

March 29, 2019
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The U.S. Space workforce is composed of more than 173,000 workers across the commercial, civil, and national security sectors. In recent years, the U.S. space workforce has been shrinking, and...

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2018 – U.S. Civil Space Budgets

March 29, 2019
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Seven U.S. civil government agencies have space line items, if not subordinate space agencies, in their budget: the NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation...

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2018 – U.S. National Security Space Budgets

March 29, 2019
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Space technologies are a vital asset to the United States military across air, land, sea, and cyberspace. All four branches under the Department of Defense (DoD) – the Air Force...

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2018 – Galileo Ground Networks

March 29, 2019
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Responsibility for the operation of the Galileo constellation’s ground system moved in 2018 from the European Space Agency (ESA)… Responsibility for the operation of the Galileo constellation’s ground system moved...

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2018 – United States Government Space Budget Overview

March 29, 2019
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The United States (U.S.) spent USD $48.3 billion on space activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, which ran from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. 2018 represented an increase...

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2018 – GPS Ground Networks

March 29, 2019
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In 2018, the USAF continued GPS operations with ground equipment that is decades old. The number of command and control antennas (which the USAF uses to send GPS satellite commands...

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2018 – PNT Satellite Ground Networks

March 29, 2019
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For PNT satellites to function reliably and in some cases provide more than just the basic function of timing signals from space to the ground, a ground network is necessary....

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2018 – PNT Satellite Manufacturers

March 29, 2019
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The top three manufacturers of PNT satellites in 2018, from an overall share perspective, came from China and Russia. The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) manufactured 35% (9) of...

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2018 – Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS)

March 29, 2019
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Japan’s Cabinet Office continues to operate all four satellites of QZSS (also known as Michibiki), the country’s PNT constellation. QZSS is a regional PNT system solely catering to Japan’s population....

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