2015


2015 – RDT&E and IR&D funding

Independent Research and Development (IR&D) refers to a contractor’s own investment in research and development studies into promising technologies of potential interest to government or commercial customers. Companies can recover…

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2015 – Space Insurance

Infrastructure support industries include activities that do not directly involve development or use of space assets, but are necessary to the smooth operation and advancement of the industry. This category…

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2015 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

In 2015, NASA put in orders with both SpaceX and Boeing to conduct their first operational commercial crew rotation missions under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) Program. The first…

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2015 – Ground Stations and Equipment

The ground stations and equipment category is the largest part of the commercial infrastructure and support industries sector. Totaling $## billion, it made up ##% of this sector in 2015.…

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2015 – Space Stations

For fiscal year (FY) 2015, NASA spent $## billion on ISS systems operations and research, a decrease of $## million from the $## billion spent in FY 2014. ISS Crew…

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2015 – Satellite Manufacturing

Aboard the ## rockets that attempted a launch in 2015, there were ## spacecraft, down ##% from ## in 2014. Of the spacecraft intended for orbit in 2015, ## were…

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2015 – Launch Industry

Attempted orbital launches decreased from ## in 2014 to ## in 2015.  Of these ## launches, ## successfully reached orbit. There were ## launch attempts for commercial payloads and the…

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2014 – Space Products and Services Overview

People recognize the benefits of space products and services, using creativity to overcome daily existential challenges and improve lives. The space products and services industry crosses the spectrum of demands…

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2015 – Japan Launch, Payload

Japan’s number of SLVs launched during 2015 equaled their 2014 efforts. The country’s 2015 share of global orbital space launches grew, but only because the total number of SLVs launched…

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