China


2017 – China Launch, Payload

China’s share of global orbital launch activity fell from its 2016 high of ##% to ##% for 2017. The nation’s ## launch attempts moved it down in global launch activity…

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Checking the Oil Levels

One small startup company, Ursa Space Systems, uses data from space based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems to inform those interested in the oil market. The satellites fly... One small…

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2015 – Earth Observation

The commercial remote sensing industry was estimated at $## billion in 2015. Market research firm Northern Sky Research expects this to grow to $## billion by 2024. Much of this…

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2016 – Launch Industry

Attempted orbital launches decreased from ## in 2015 to ## in 2016. Of these ## launches, ## successfully reached orbit. There were ## launch attempts for commercial payloads... Attempted orbital…

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2016 – GPS

While the U.S. Air Force (USAF) maintained ## operational satellites in its Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) fleet, the U.S. share of overall global operational PNT…

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2016 – BeiDou

China’s expansion of its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) constellation, BeiDou, continued during 2016. The country’s share of the world’s orbiting operational PNT satellites increased to ##%, ## more than…

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2016 – Military Reconnaissance

Earth observation used to be the domain of a nation’s civil agencies and military. In 2016, ## spacecraft were launched or deployed in the Earth’s orbit. More than ##, ##,…

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