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2014 – Workforce

The space industry operates at the cutting edge of technology and requires a highly skilled, highly trained workforce to build, launch, and utilize space assets. Trends in the size and…

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2017 – QZSS – Snapshot

After seven years of single-satellite operations for the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), Japan’s PNT constellation, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched three more QZSS satellites into orbit during 2017.…

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2017 – Military Satellites – Snapshot

National security drives national efforts to acquire and operate military satellites. While there some exceptions, most military satellites have very similar capabilities as their commercial counterparts, but hardening, extreme reliability,…

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2017 – Launch Industry – Snapshot

In 2017, there were 91 launch attempts, 85 of which were successful. Launches procured by commercial satellite operators accounted for 26 of the attempts, and 25 of the successes –making…

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