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2011 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

New commercial transportation services are in development to carry cargo, passengers, and astronauts into space. In the United States, the retirement of the Space Shuttle in July 2011 creates an…

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2011 – Satellite Radio

The estimated revenue for satellite radio increased ##% from $## billion in 2010 to $## billion in 2011. Sirius XM is the sole contributor to the sector’s revenue for 2011,…

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2011 – RDT&E and IR&D funding

Independent research and development (IR&D) is initiated and conducted by defense contractors independent of Department of Defense (DoD) control. Space IR&D is estimated by applying the ratio between DoD space…

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2011 – Space Insurance

The satellite insurance industry saw profits decline in 2011 but the industry was still profitable, continuing a decade of strong performance. Aon/ ISB, an insurance brokerage, reported that the space insurance…

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2011 – Space Stations

The ISS reached core completion in 2011. The largest funding contributor to the ISS, NASA, received $## billion for the ISS in fiscal year (FY) 2011, compared to $## billion…

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2011 – Satellite Manufacturing

In 2011, a total of ## satellites—of which 40 were commercial—were launched into space, an increase of #% from the ## satellites launched in 2010. This total includes most spacecraft…

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2011 – Launch Industry

In 2011, ## launches were attempted carrying ## payloads, including satellites, interplanetary probes, and flights to the International Space Station (ISS). Compared to the 2010 total of ## launches, this…

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2011 – Israeli Government Space Budget

Israel’s civil space budget remains small, estimated at ## million New Israeli Shekels (NIS) (US$## million) in 2011. This accounts for roughly ##% of the country’s 2011 national budget of…

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