2009


2009 – South Korean Spaceports

Naro Space Center in South Korea made its inaugural orbital launch in August 2009. Naro was built on reclaimed land on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula and is…

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2009 – European Spaceports

Launches of the Russian Soyuz 2 will begin in 2010 from ESA’s Kourou launch site, a new alternative to the venerable Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in…

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2009 – Spaceports Overview

Spaceports operate around the world, offering different capabilities and operational scale. In its most basic form, a spaceport is a facility dedicated to launching an orbital or suborbital craft. This…

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2009 – Satellite Orbits

Satellites provide a perspective of the Earth that cannot be matched by ground-based technology. In the early days of the Space Age, satellites served little purpose beyond demonstrating that they…

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2009 – Satellite Overview

Satellites provide a perspective of the Earth that cannot be matched by ground-based technology. In the early days of the Space Age, satellites served little purpose beyond demonstrating that they…

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2009 – Military Space Activities

Militaries around the globe use space as a force multiplier, a capability that significantly increases the efficiency of other military assets, thereby enhancing the probability of mission success with minimal…

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2009 – Expanding Human Boundaries

For the majority of the space era, human spaceflight was pursued solely by the United States and Russia, or the former Soviet Union. This exclusive club is likely to expand…

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2009 – Perspective

Connections between people are the foundation of society. Whether by telephone, internet, or face-to-face conversation, people have an innate desire to communicate with friends, family, colleagues, and contacts near or…

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