2007


2007 – Bigelow Space Stations

An entrepreneurial company, Bigelow Aerospace, is developing an in-space platform based on inflatable technology originally conceived in NASA’s TransHab program. It is building modules that can be used as platforms…

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2007 – ISS

The largest in-space platform ever constructed is the International Space Station (ISS). The development of the ISS, led by the United States, “draws upon the scientific and technological resources of…

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2007 – Military Reconnaissance

AGI designates remote sensing satellites as surveillance/military satellites. Exhibit 3p (below) provides the number of these satellites by country. AGI reports ## active U.S. surveillance/military satellites that it designates as…

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2007 – Land Imaging

Remote sensing satellites provide images of the Earth for civil, scientific, military, and intelligence applications using a number of different technologies. Remote sensing satellites provide images of the Earth for…

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2007 – ICBMs and SLBMs

Long-range missiles travel through space, reaching apogees of 950-1100 kilometers, or about five times the altitude of what is generally considered the threshold of low Earth orbit. Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM)…

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2007 – Orbital Launch Reports and Forecasts

The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) and the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) prepare an annual forecast of global demand for commercial launch services. COMSTAC is a…

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2007 – China Launch, Payload

China has announced plans to develop the Long March 5 heavy rocket. China has announced plans to develop the Long March 5 heavy rocket.[efn_note]“China Developing New Heavy-Duty Carrier Rockets.” China…

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2007 – Japan Launch, Payload

Japan plans to replace the former M-V launch vehicle, which was active as recently as 2006, with an advanced solid rocket. Japan plans to replace the former M-V launch vehicle,…

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2007 – Europe Launch, Payload

The European Space Agency is developing a small launch vehicle, Vega, which will be operated by Arianespace. The European Space Agency is developing a small launch vehicle, Vega, which will…

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2007 – India Launch, Payload

India is developing a heavy lift launch vehicle, the GSLV Mk-III, with a test flight planned in 2009 or 2010. India is developing a heavy lift launch vehicle, the GSLV…

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