look at the Database section by clicking on the top menu. The database includes: more than 900 operational satellites,  approximately 150 launchers,  all spaceport from where the satellites were launched,  nearly 400 key stakeholders in the sector.

Moon or Mars: is that the question?

June 17th, 2010

A new space policy was recently formulated by President Obama. The presidential proposal is now before the Congress, in a hot debate. As in many similar situations, passions and interests are at stake. The emergence of opposing positions is a complex phenomenon.
Sometimes a proposal is supported or opposed depending on the political party that originated [...]

Tags: bolden, Constellation, exploration program, Mars, nasa, Obama, space policy, USA, VASIMR
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A non-governmental space agency for the oil and gas industry

May 20th, 2010

With the aim of providing satellite communications services to his oil/gas activities, the Russian energy giant Gazprom established in 1992 the  subsidiary Gascom. Initially the goal was to provide communications services to those regions where Gazprom has interests, but later Gazprom was soon persuaded by the advantages of satcoms, and the company took a decision [...]

Tags: Constellation, earth observation system, elliptic orbits, energy giant, ka band, oil gas industry, pipelines, ria novosti, Russian Federation, space agencies
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US space policy at a crossroad

April 13th, 2010

NASA currently plans to retire Endeavour and its sister ships Atlantis and Discovery in the fall of this year. Their replacement, the capsule-based Orion ship and its Ares I booster, is not slated to begin operational flights until 2015 at the earliest, and potentially later.

Tags: Constellation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, President Obama, Russian Federation, US
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