In the popular imagination, the space industry implies launch platforms, rockets, and satellites — the incredibly sophisticated, government-backed systems that enable us to get to space. While these systems are certainly critical. . .
Since 2012, there has been a significant uptick in the number of developing nations entering the space community annually. From 1957 until 2011, the average number of countries entering orbital space per year was two. Between 2012 and 2019, the average number of countries entering space annually increased to four.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of human habitation on the International Space Station (ISS). That sustained success means NASA and the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, which share American resources on the orbiting facility, have transitioned from merely supporting life in space to . . .
The late Dr. Clarke, popularly known for authoring the cinematic space classic, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” was known for his technical prowess (he conceived the geostationary satellite) but also for his compelling optimistic vision for space development. . .
Growth in the government investment sector of the space economy outpaced commercial sectors as the U.S. and non-U.S. government shares of the global space economy between 2017 and 2018. . .
Space is a global enterprise, with companies, private backers, and nations around the world investing in commercial, civil, and defense space sectors.