Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Space of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U. S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session; May 19, 1993; (No. 22) (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from International Competition in Launch Services: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Space of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U. S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session; May 19, 1993; (No. 22) The international commercial space launch market is at an interesting juncture. Forecasts indicate a static demand for the launch of large telecommunications satellites to geosynchronous orbit, the mainstay of the commercial launch industry in the past. But new and promising ways of using space, such as constellations of communications satellites in low-earth. Orbit, 'microgravity processing and earth observation systems, are emerging, although many of these proposals remain highly speculative. At the same time, the number of launch service providers and the supply of launch vehicles grows. Russia is the most recent country to emerge as a capable and potentially significant new player, joining the People's Republic of China in the market previously dominated by. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.