European Multinational Efforts
2021 TSRQ1 Launches and New Vehicle Debuts Climbed in 2020, But So Did the Failure Rate
The global launch pace set in 2020 tied as the highest in decades, but with that came an increase in risk and a shift in the major players. Of the 114 attempts last year, 10 did not succeed—an 8.8% failure rate that is 1.8 times higher than the 40-year average and nearly five times higher than the 2018 failure rate, which also had 114 launches. Two factors that correlate with launch failures area higher number of orbital launch attempts . . .
2020 TSRQ2 – Infrastructure: Spacecraft/Satellites Overview
Spacecraft deployment numbers rose by five in 2019, increasing slightly to 466 spacecraft deployments last year. While deployments moved up, space vehicle launch attempts decreased from 114 in 2018 to 103 in 2019. The difference between. . .
Workforce: Global Space Workforce
The space industry relies on tens of thousands of highly skilled workers to research and design, build, and operate advanced technologies that enable space activities and increase our understanding of the space environment. These highly skilled . . .
2020 TSRQ2 – Workforce: Space Workforce
The space industry relies on tens of thousands of highly skilled workers to design, build, and operate advanced technologies that enable space activities and research that increases our understanding of the space environment.
2020 TSRQ1 – Economy Insights: Commercial Activity on the International Space Station
This year marks the 20th anniversary of human habitation on the International Space Station (ISS). That sustained success means NASA and the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, which share American resources on the orbiting facility, have transitioned from merely supporting life in space to . . .
2020 TSRQ1 – Infrastructure: Orbital Launch Vehicle Overview
2019 TSRQ4 – Infrastructure: Spaceports
Spaceport upgrades and new spaceport development are at an all-time high, with 40 active launch sites around the globe, 10 more in development in the United States, Sweden, Australia and Canada, and 13 more proposed in eight countries. . .
2019 TSRQ2 – Economy: Non-U.S. Government Space Investment
Growth in the government investment sector of the space economy outpaced commercial sectors as the U.S. and non-U.S. government shares of the global space economy between 2017 and 2018. . .
2019 TSRQ2 – Workforce: Domestic and International Space Industry Employment
The global space industry employs hundreds of thousands of highly skilled individuals to design, produce, and operate cutting-edge technology. This dynamic workforce contributes to local economies, with clusters of innovative companies and service . . .