Space Products and Services

Transportation, Logistics, and Manufacturing

More Focus on Space Manufacturing Market

A longer-term (20-30 years) market for manufacturing in space has attracted some interest. For the most part, attention has focused on the innovative materials that can be produced on orbit.…

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GPS Tracking with RFID

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, in combination with GPS tracking, are slowly beginning to be used more in logistics. Because RFID tags can be read at small distances, their use…

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Private Human Space Launch

NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) is designed to encourage private investment in space transportation. Currently, no privately developed rocket is capable of meeting NASA’s needs, but the agency is…

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GPS Augmentation For Accuracy

Applications of GPS technology have revolutionized air traffic control, shifting it from radar-based tools to more accurate and cost-effective systems using satellite technologies. In the United States, the airspace tracking…

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Running Factories from Afar

Satellite systems also are essential for communication between management and remote manufacturing facilities. By outsourcing part of the manufacturing process, companies can reduce labor costs but often must cope with…

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Fleet Management and Communications

Satellite data communications and GPS play a crucial role in logistics. GPS and fleet tracking enable timely and dependable deliveries to reduce the amount of capital manufacturers have tied up…

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More Efficient Shipping By Air

UPS is working with Aviation Communications and Surveillance Systems to develop landing patterns that separate planes by time, rather than distance, for maximum efficiency at the shipping company’s hub in…

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