The Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation: 2018

The Annual Compendium is published in January of each year. The Compendium represents a consolidation of information designed to provide the reader with a general and current understanding of the commercial space transportation industry. The body of the document is composed of four parts, supplemented by introductory matter and appendices. The first part provides narrative detail on the space transportation industry, covering topics such as launch vehicles, spacecraft, and launch and reentry sites. The second part summarizes worldwide space activities during the previous calendar year and integrates some of this review with space transportation activities that have taken place during the past five years. The third part provides a 10-year commercial space transportation forecast. Finally, a fourth section covers policies and regulations relevant to commercial space transportation. The appendices include definitions, acronyms, and the orbital launch manifest for the previous year. Launch vehicle fact sheets are also included in the appendices. Each two-page sheet covers a particular launch vehicle currently in service and those in an advanced stage of development, providing more detailed information than what is available in the body of the report.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 255p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2018 11:42AM