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Space infrastructure, like its terrestrial counterpart, is an invisible backbone for services used by people all over the world. Like terrestrial infrastructure, space infrastructure is increasingly relied upon for convenience, services, and national security/defense. If there was an emerging trend, it is that space infrastructure is increasingly stressed while benefiting from the sources of that stress: commercially driven services and technologies.

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2022 TSRQ1 – Satellite Data from Tonga Eruption Brings New Insight into Volcanoes

The recent eruption of an underwater volcano on Hunga Tonga-Hunga…

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Active Space Telescopes

At the end of 2021, the highly anticipated James Webb…

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Ranked Spacecraft Deployments by the Three Most Active Nations, 2021

The United States continued to be the dominant leader of…

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Spacecraft Mission Segment Shares by Nation

2021 analysis shows how strongly communications spacecraft deployments continued to…

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Total Orbital Launch Attempts by China and U.S., 2012-2021

From 2012 to 2021, as China's space program has matured,…

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Global Orbital Launch Attempts, 2021

Seven nations conducted orbital launches in 2021, with China, the…

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2021 TSRQ4 – Analysis: Legal Barriers Complicate Future in Orbit

As spacefaring nations grow more active in space exploration, the…

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2021 TSRQ4 – Commercial Spacecraft Boost Payload Deployment to New High

Unprecedented numbers of spacecraft were deployed during 2021. For the…

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