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2016 – Military Reconnaissance

Earth observation used to be the domain of a nation’s civil agencies and military. In 2016, 219 spacecraft were launched or deployed in the Earth’s orbit. More than half, 116,…

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2016 – Satellite Orbits

As in previous years, the most used orbit type is l##. In 2016, ##% of the ### spacecraft launched or deployed around the Earth were inserted into ##. The effective…

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2016 – Chinese Spaceports

China opened another spaceport in 2016, giving the country ## spaceports with which to conduct space vehicle launch operations: Xichang... China opened another spaceport in 2016, giving the country four…

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2016 – China Launch, Human

China was one of two nations with human space launch vehicles active in 2016. After a three-year hiatus, China launched its... China was one of two nations with human space…

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2016 – China Space Stations

China launched a new space station laboratory in the middle of September 2016, making China the only nation to have two space stations in orbit, although one appears to no…

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2016 – China Launch, Payload

China’s share of the global orbital launch market for 2016 matched that of ### and exceeded all other launch providers. The nation’s launch rate of ## in 2016 was the…

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2016

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2016 an annual review of the commercial space infrastructure and support industries and space-based products and services used on Earth. This edition also delves into…

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Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure – TSR 2016

Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure -  TSR 2016 examines global human spaceflight operations, launch vehicles from all spacefaring nations, communications satellite constellations, PNT satellites, Earth observation and remote sensing satellites, defense satellites,…

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