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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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Infrastructure: Human Spaceflight

Introduction | Since Yuri Gagarin’s orbital flight around the Earth…

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Infrastructure Q&A

On April 15, Russia conducted a non-contact anti-satellite test, joining…

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Infrastructure Snapshots-TSRQ2 2020

Since 2006, NASA has paid the Russian government approximately $3.9…

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Infrastructure: Spacecraft/Satellites Overview

Spacecraft deployment numbers rose by five in 2019, increasing slightly…

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Economy Insights: Commercial Activity on the International Space Station

Introduction | This year marks the 20th anniversary of human…

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As Orbiting Debris Increases, New Technologies Emerge for Tracking, Capturing

As Space Debris Piles Up and Satellite Deployments Grow, Calls…

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Infrastructure: Orbital Launch Vehicle Overview

2019 Orbital Space Launch Activity Launch vehicle activities, despite the…

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Infrastructure: Spaceports

Spaceport upgrades and new spaceport development are at an all-time…

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