Author Topic: FAA Annual Compendiums of Commercial Space Transportation: 2016-2018  (Read 4045 times)

Offline savuporo

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edit/gongora: 2017 report in this post: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40201.msg1677361#msg1677361
edit/gongora:  added 2017 and 2018 reports

http://www.space.taurigroup.com/reports/FAA_Annual_Compendium_2016.pdf
https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/media/2016_Compendium.pdf

Overview of all currently and near future available commercial launch vehicles, sites. Published in Feb, 2016

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THE SPACE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY
At $5.9B in revenues in 20141, the global space transportation industry is a
relatively small part of the overall $323B global space industry. But without it,
space-based services would be impossible. It is an enabling capability, one that
makes it possible to send national security and commercial satellites into orbit,
probes into the solar system, and humans on exploration missions.

THE SPACE INDUSTRY
For context, the global space industry is estimated to have been $323B in 2014.
About $203B (63%) of this was revenue generated by companies providing
services like television; mobile, fixed, and broadband communications; remote
sensing; satellite systems and ground equipment manufacturing and sales; and, of
course, launch services. The remaining $120B (37%) constitutes government space
budgets and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) chipsets and services.
The U.S. space industry was approximately $125B in 2014. This includes $87B
in revenues generated by satellite services, satellite manufacturing, satellite
ground equipment, and launch services as well as $38B spent on space
programs by the U.S. government. U.S. launch service providers accounted
for about $2.4B in total revenues or 41% of global launch services. FAA AST licensed
launches accounted for $617M of the $2.4B.
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How did they get $270 for FH?

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How did they get $270 for FH?

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Likely their estimated price is way off vs reality, just as the AF recently admitted the F9 GPS 3 bid was 40% lower than the estimate.
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How did they get $270 for FH?

$61.2M * 21,200 / 4,850 = $267.5M?

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I can't recall if the 2017 Compendium was ever posted here.  A copy is attached.

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Launch services value $5.5B out of an overall of $344.5B global space economy (~1.6 %).

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FH listed as estimated $270m?!
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A good summary of what is going on in civilian space launch.

At the next milestone Masten Space, and a few other companies, may wish to send the FAA a letter updating the regulator on their current activities.

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FH listed as estimated $270m?!

Expendable Falcon Heavy. BFR is also listed in its expendable version.

Some LEO constellations are not listed in forecast launches including SpaceX (as they don't have to buy the launches on the open market AST have no visibility of numbers or timing). So we have the strange situation that half the likely 2020 launches are not in the forcast.

Also spotted some out-of-date info (as of end 2017) and some missing info (e.g. Merlin 1D vac).

A weakness is that is it is for commercial space transportation, so payloads and markets get much less review.

Still, its a good summary and seems improved from previous years.

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I finally got a chance to start looking through the 2018 Compendium and my first reaction is I sure hope the FAA isn't paying much for this crap.

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FH listed as estimated $270m?!

I'm more amused by how they messed up the columns for the Electron GTO mass and price. I wonder where they pasted the $164M-$400M from.

-- clarification
« Last Edit: 02/10/2018 06:39 AM by JH »

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I'm more amused by how they messed up the columns for the Electron GTO mass and price. I wonder where they pasted the $164M-$400M from.

-- clarification

Looks like launching money to GTO is a very lucrative business.

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I finally got a chance to start looking through the 2018 Compendium and my first reaction is I sure hope the FAA isn't paying much for this crap.

They are nicely covered by the fact that just about everywhere you read figures in that document you read the word "estimate" as well.

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FH listed as estimated $270m?!

I'm more amused by how they messed up the columns for the Electron GTO mass and price. I wonder where they pasted the $164M-$400M from.

-- clarification

That line used to contain Delta IV, and they skipped a collumn when replacing that data with Electron's.

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FH listed as estimated $270m?!

I'm more amused by how they messed up the columns for the Electron GTO mass and price. I wonder where they pasted the $164M-$400M from.

-- clarification

That line used to contain Delta IV, and they skipped a collumn when replacing that data with Electron's.
They're supposed to proof-read this stuff first, particularly when doing copy-paste from one table to another.
« Last Edit: 02/15/2018 08:48 AM by woods170 »

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