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2018


Communications Satellites

There were 128 communications satellites deployed in 2018, a 28% share of the 465 satellites deployed that year. That number was a 42% increase from 2017’s 90 communications satellite deployments.…

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Satellites

As of March 6, 2019, information was available about 38 nations that deployed and operated 465 spacecraft during 2018. The number of nations operating spacecraft grew 10% from 2017 to…

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Indian Payload Launches *

Interested in Indian space launch vehicle activity? Please select the associated link to read about it. [exhibit:launch-vehicles]end=2019?country()=India?title_prefix=Indian Orbital Launches[/exhibit]

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Japanese Payload Launches *

Interested in Japanese space launch vehicle activity? Please select the associated link to read about it. [exhibit:launch-vehicles]end=2019?country()=Japan?title_prefix=Japanese Orbital Launches[/exhibit]

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U.S. Space Industry Employment

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes information about employment in the United States in its Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. This survey covers more than 95% of…

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U.S. Space Workforce

The U.S. space workforce consists of more than 179,000 workers across the commercial , civil, and national security sectors. The majority of these professionals, 135,000, are working in the private…

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Space Products and Services

Companies and individuals are using positioning, navigation and timing (PNT), Earth observation (EO), and communication satellite technologies and data to humanity’s benefit. From commercial transportation to natural disaster relief, these…

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