2017


2017 – Satellite Communications

Communications satellite services allow two-way data, voice, and video connections. In 2017, revenues in this sector were estimated at $## billion, up slightly from $## billion in 2016. Communications satellite…

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2017 – Satellite Television

Direct broadcast satellites distribute television and radio signals from geostationary satellites to small dish antennas and satellite receivers on the ground. Based on estimates from the Satellite Industry Association, public…

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2017 – Satellite Radio

Like satellite television, satellite radio also faces competition from over-the-air and internet-based providers. Despite this, SiriusXM Radio continued to increase revenues, reaching $## million in 2017, up from $## million…

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2017 – Space Insurance

Satellite and launch insurance allows the private sector to manage some of the risk involved in launching and operating satellites, including launch anomalies and damage caused by space weather, debris,…

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2017 – Satellite Manufacturing

Among the ## spacecraft launched in 2017, there were ## commercial payloads, constituting ##% of the total. Among the 443 spacecraft launched in 2017, there were 267 commercial payloads, constituting…

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Carbon Capture for Fuel Creation

Inhabitants on the International Space Station (ISS) have long relied on technology to keep them breathing safely. Each human aboard the ISS exhales an average of 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds)…

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Keeping Flakes Away from the Oscar

NASA uses gold-plating to protect satellite components and sensors from heat absorption. Gold’s reflectance and inertness make it an ideal way to block... NASA uses gold-plating to protect satellite components…

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The Power of Fiber

The blades of wind turbines require regular inspections and maintenance. One technology developed for satellite bus temperature sensing is being used to help with... [caption id="attachment_4112" align="alignright"]Satellite monitoring technologies, from…

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