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2011


2011 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

New commercial transportation services are in development to carry cargo, passengers, and astronauts into space. In the United States, the retirement of the Space Shuttle in July 2011 creates an…

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2011 – Earth Observation

Earth observation revenue in 2011 is estimated to total $## billion, #% more than the $## billion generated in 2010. Revenues within the Earth observation sector are generated by data…

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2011 – Satellite Communications

Estimated 2011 revenue for satellite communications reached $## billion, #% higher than the $## billion for 2010. The satellite communications segment includes both fixed satellite services and mobile satellite services.…

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2011 – Satellite Radio

The estimated revenue for satellite radio increased ##% from $## billion in 2010 to $## billion in 2011. Sirius XM is the sole contributor to the sector’s revenue for 2011,…

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2011 – Satellite Television

DTH television’s estimated revenue of $## billion for 2011 makes up ##% of the total revenue for the commercial space products and services sector. North American DTH companies DIRECTV and…

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2011 – RDT&E and IR&D funding

Independent research and development (IR&D) is initiated and conducted by defense contractors independent of Department of Defense (DoD) control. Space IR&D is estimated by applying the ratio between DoD space…

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2011 – Space Insurance

The satellite insurance industry saw profits decline in 2011 but the industry was still profitable, continuing a decade of strong performance. Aon/ ISB, an insurance brokerage, reported that the space insurance…

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2011 – Ground Stations and Receivers

The ground equipment market totaled an estimated $## billion in 2011, a ##% increase compared to $## billion for 2010. Ground equipment includes all Earth-based infrastructure and technology necessary to...…

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