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Nation in Review: Germany

Germany’s overall space spending has increased 56% since 2009, and its domestic space spending in 2019 increased more than 30% from 2018, reaching €1.3 billion (US$1.53 billion). Finalized budget information for 2020 German space spending will not be available until early 2021. . .

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Pandemic Surges, But So Does Space Finance

Quilty Analytics Quarterly Transactions Update Our core Satellite & Space index, which includes 27 publicly traded space-related companies, outperformed major indices, growing 27% in the fourth quarter with 2020 (4Q20)…

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Regenerative Medical Research Advances Through ISS Experiments

The microgravity conditions of the International Space Station (ISS) offer a profound opportunity to make discoveries in regenerative medicine that would not be possible on Earth. Scientists floating more than 200 miles above the ground are experimenting with ways cells grow and change, studying. . .

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The Role Of Intellectual Property In Space Innovation

As the exponential growth of commercial space looms, this is a good time to survey several critical aspects of intellectual property (IP) as an enabler of innovation in commercial space. This article begins with a review of the vital role of. . .

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The Race to the Moon and the Promise of Cislunar Space

Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt in 1972 were the last of a dozen men to walk on the Moon. For the past 48 years, lunar exploration has been largely replaced by deep space exploration, space station construction, and reusable launch vehicle development. With advancements in space technology, lower launch costs, and growing investor confidence, the Moon is about to undergo more exploration and development than at any time in history.

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Nation in Review: United Kingdom

In the last decade, spending on domestic space programs in the United Kingdom has increased 126%, climbing to £157.5 million (US$200M) in the 2019-2020 U.K. Space Agency budget. That decadal increase still places U.K. space funding well behind . . .

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Economy Insights: Space Index

S-Network Space Index Weight by Country as of June 21, 2020S-Network Space Index Weight by Country as of June 21, 2020The S-Network Space Index℠ Q2 2020 Performance 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…

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