Economy

Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries


2012 – Ground Stations and Receivers

The market for ground stations and equipment was estimated at $## billion in 2012, a ##% increase from $## billion in 2011. The term “ground equipment” refers to Earth-based infrastructure…

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2012 – Space Stations

For fiscal year (FY) 2012, NASA allocated $## billion for ISS operations, a slight increase over the $## billion allocated in FY 2011. The ISS was designed for a full-time…

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2012 – Satellite Manufacturing

A total of ## satellites were launched (or attempted to be launched) in 2012, a ##% increase from the ## in 2011. This includes all payloads launched into space except…

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2012 – Launch Industry

In 2012, ## orbital launches were attempted, carrying ## payloads, including satellites, interplanetary probes, and flights to the International Space Station (ISS). Compared to the 2011 total of ## launch…

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2013 – Space Insurance

Infrastructure support industries include services such as space insurance and space-related research and development funded by private organizations. The global space insurance industry saw continued profitability in 2013. Aon ISB,…

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2013 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

The retirement of the Space Shuttle created an impetus for the development of commercial cargo and crew transportation services. Several corporations are taking advantage of this space transportation capacity vacuum…

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2013 – Space Stations

There were ## flights to the ISS in 2013, including ## cargo delivery missions and ## cargo delivery vehicle test mission, and ## crew transportation missions. The number and type…

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2013 – Satellite Manufacturing

A total of ## satellites were launched (or attempted to be launched) in 2013, a ##% increase from the ## satellites launched in 2012. This includes all payloads launched into…

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