2016 – Annual Infrastructure – Snapshot

Launching people and satellites into orbit, providing directions to tourists, and warning residents on the Pacific Rim of an impending hurricane…all of these activities require infrastructure, the spine of an…

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2016 – Space Insurance – Snapshot

Space insurance premiums in 2016 amounted to $632.3 million, their lowest level since 2001. The year’s claims, including both launch failures and incidents involving satellites in orbit, led to market…

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2016 – Russian Spaceports – Snapshot

Dombarovskiy, Plesetsk, and Vostochny are the three operational orbital launch spaceports within Russian territory. However, the busiest Russian orbital launch spaceport continued to be Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the Republic…

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2016 – Sounding Rockets – Snapshot

Government sounding rocket programs, such as NASA’s Sounding Rockets Program Office (SRPO), use sounding rockets as training tools for future engineers and scientists. More launch opportunities, as well as the…

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2016 – Satellite Overview – Snapshot

Traditional satellite missions, such as Earth observation, communications, and positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT), continued dominating the global space industry, but other missions are coming forward. Air traffic control and…

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2016 – Spaceports – Snapshot

For 2016, the busiest orbital spaceport in the world was Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida, ahead of 15 other operational orbital spaceports during the year. The spaceport…

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