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2016


2016 – NASA Workforce

Like the industry as a whole, NASA’s workforce has experienced steady decreases in size. From the start of FY 1993, the earliest date for which data is available in NASA’s…

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2016 – Earth Observation

The commercial remote sensing industry was estimated at $2.90 billion in 2016, up 8% from $2.68 billion in 2015.[efn_note]Communication with Northern Sky Research, May 2017.[/efn_note] Market research firm Northern Sky…

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2016 – U.S. Space Industry Employment

In 2015, the U.S. civilian space sector included 221,367 individuals. Employment is essentially unchanged from 2014, when 221,585 individuals worked in this area. Longer-term trends, however, show that the space…

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2016 – U.S. Space Workforce

The U.S. space workforce includes individuals that work in the commercial, civil, and national security sectors. The U.S. space workforce has seen contraction across all of these sectors in recent…

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2016 – Satellite Communications

Communications satellites have traditionally been divided into two types: fixed satellite services (FSS) and mobile satellite services (MSS). Communications satellites have traditionally been divided into two types: fixed satellite services…

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