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2017


Infrastructure

Space infrastructure, like its terrestrial counterpart, is an invisible backbone for services used by people all over the world. Like terrestrial infrastructure, space infrastructure is increasingly relied upon for convenience,…

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Launch

Whether suborbital or orbital, the world remained busy launching vehicles into space. The distinction between suborbital and orbital launch is very specific. Suborbital launches lack... Whether suborbital or orbital, the…

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Commercial Space Products and Services

The Commercial Space Products and Services section captures the sale of products and services enabled by space assets – such as telecommunications and broadcasting; positioning, navigation, and timing; and Earth…

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Government Space Budgets

Global government spending increased in 2017, totaling $76.2 billion, up from $72.7 billion in 2016. Government spending accounted for 19.9% of the global space economy, which is a decrease from…

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Human Space Launch

During 2017, Russia was the only nation that launched humans into orbit. Russia continued providing its service, ferrying passengers to the International Space Station (ISS). Of the... During 2017, Russia…

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Other Space Employment

Most nations do not publicly release annual data about the size of their space workforce. However, some do provide information periodically, particularly with regard... Most nations do not publicly release…

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European Space Industry Employment

In 2016, the European space workforce included 40,419 individuals, according to Eurospace, the European space industry association. Eurospace conducts annual surveys of European firms involved in the design, development, and…

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