Economy

Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries


2009 – Space Stations

The largest in-space platform is the International Space Station. NASA, the main contributor to the ISS, received $## billion for the station in fiscal year (FY) 2010 compared to $##…

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2009 – Satellite Manufacturing

In 2009, governments, companies, and organizations launched ## satellites, compared to ## satellites launched in 2008. This total includes all payloads except for missions to the ISS and Hubble. The…

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2009 – Launch Industry

In 2009, ## orbital launches were conducted, carrying ## payloads into space, including cargo, satellites, and other types of spacecraft. This marked a notable increase from the 2008 total of…

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2010 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

Development continued in 2010 on new commercially operated transportation services that can carry cargo, passengers, and possibly professional astronauts into space. SpaceX and Orbital Sciences made significant progress in development…

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2010 – Space Insurance

The satellite insurance industry saw profits improve in 2010. Aon/ISB, an insurance brokerage, reported that 2010 premiums totaled approximately $## million and claims amounted to $## million. XL Insurance, a…

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2010 – Ground Stations and Receivers

The ground equipment market totaled an estimated $## billion in 2010, a ##% increase above the $## billion total for 2009. Ground equipment includes all the Earth-based infrastructure and technology…

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2010 – Space Stations

The ISS is the only crewed space station in orbit. Due to be completed in 2011, the ISS is also the most active and massive space station ever deployed. NASA,…

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2010 – Satellite Manufacturing

In 2010, a total of ## satellites were launched into space, up by #% from the ## satellites launched in 2009. This total includes most spacecraft but excludes missions to…

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2010 – Launch Industry

In 2010, ## orbital launches occurred carrying ## payloads into space. These payloads included satellites, other types of robotic spacecraft, and cargo and crew missions to the International Space Station…

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