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2004 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

By Smith, Phil

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Book Id: WPLBN0000692507
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Title: 2004 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts  
Author: Smith, Phil
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration Command Center (U.S.), Mechanical engineering.
Collections: Space and Aviation eDocuments Collection
Historic
Publication Date:
Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Excerpt
Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration?s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) licenses and regulates U.S. commercial space launch activity as authorized by Executive Order 12465 (Commercial Expendable Launch Vehicle Activities) and 49 United States Code Subtitle IX, Chapter 701 (formerly the Commercial Space Launch Act). AST?s mission is to license and regulate commercial launch operations to ensure public health and safety and the safety of property, and to protect national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. The Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984 and the 1996 National Space Policy also direct the Federal Aviation Administration to encourage, facilitate, and promote commercial launches.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Growth of Commercial Space Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 About the COMSTAC 2004 Commercial Geosynchronous Launch Demand Model . . . . . . . . .3 About the FAA NGSO Commercial Space Transportation Forecast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 2004 Combined Satellite and Launch Forecasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 COMSTAC 2004 Commercial Geosynchronous Orbit (GSO) Launch Demand Model . . . . . . . .7 Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 COMSTAC Demand Projection vs. Actual Launches Realized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Factors That Affect Launch Realization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 2003 Space Industry Performance on Launch Demand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Projecting Actual Launches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 2004 Satellite Launch Demand Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Satellite Launch Mass Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Commercial GSO Satellite Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Industry Metrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Future Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Comparison with Previous COMSTAC Demand Forecasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Launch Vehicle Demand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Launch Assurance Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Factors That May Affect Future Demand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Appendix A. Use of the COMSTAC GSO Launch Demand Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Demand Model Defined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Appendix B. Supplemental Questionnaire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Appendix C. Letter from the Associate Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 COMSTAC Launch Demand Model Report Feedback Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Appendix D. Historical Launches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 2004 Commercial Space Transportation Forecast for Non-Geosynchronous Orbits . . . . . . . .35 Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 NGSO Satellite Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 International Science and Other Payloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Digital Audio Radio Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Market Demand Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 DigitalGlobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 ImageSat International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 InfoTerra GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Northrop Grumman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 ORBIMAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Radarsat International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 RapidEye AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Space Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

 

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