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2009 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

Revenue from in-space activities derives mainly from commercial business taking place in space or transportation services to and from space. For example, governments plan to use the private sector to…

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2009 – Earth Observation

Earth observation systems provide a diverse array of satellite data and value-added imagery products to government and industry. This information helps organizations understand climate change, promote national security, assist in…

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2009 – Satellite Radio

The digital audio radio services sector, known as satellite radio, experienced a slight decline in 2009 due to the sluggish economy and a poor year for the auto industry. Satellite…

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2009 – Satellite Television

DTH television’s $## billion in estimated 2009 revenue constitutes ##% of the commercial satellite services sector. North American DTH companies DIRECTV and DISH Network continue to lead the marketplace with…

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2009 – Satellite Communications

Communication services cover a broad range of applications such as DTH television, fixed and mobile satellite services, and satellite radio. In 2009, communications accounted for ##% of commercial satellite services…

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2009 – RDT&E and IR&D funding

Total independent research and development (IR&D) expenditures in support of space activity were estimated at $## million for 2009. IR&D is research and development (R&D) initiated and conducted by defense…

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2009 – Space Insurance

The satellite insurance industry saw profits decline in 2009 compared to 2008. XL Insurance, a space industry specialist, estimates that 2009 premiums totaled $## million, while 2009 insurance claims totaled…

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2009 – Ground Stations and Receivers

Ground equipment encompasses all the Earth-based infrastructure and technology necessary to communicate with and manage satellites, a market that totaled an estimated $## billion in 2009, slightly less than the…

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