Economy

Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries


2013 – Launch Industry

In 2013, ## orbital launches were attempted carrying ## payloads, including satellites, interplanetary probes, and flights to the International Space Station (ISS). Of these ## launches, ## successfully placed their…

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2014 – Space Insurance

Infrastructure support industries include services such as space insurance and space-related research and development. The global space insurance industry saw continued profitability in 2014, although not to the same extent…

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2014 – Ground Stations and Receivers

Ground stations and equipment are terrestrial infrastructure used by people on Earth to command and control satellites and satellite payloads; send, receive, and distribute satellite data and communications; and monitor…

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2014 – Space Stations

The ISS partner nations have agreed to support regular resupply and personnel transport missions through 2020, while the United States plans to extend use of the ISS until at least…

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2014 – Satellite Manufacturing

Aboard the ## rockets that attempted a launch in 2014, there were ## spacecraft. Contributing to this very high number, ## of the spacecraft were nanosatellites weighing less than 10…

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2014 – Launch Industry

Attempted orbital launches increased from ## in 2013 to ## for 2014. Of these ## launches, ## successfully placed their primary payloads into orbit. There were ## launch attempts for…

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