2013 Year in Review

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Washington gridlock, culminating in October’s partial government shutdown that paralyzed NASA, was a dominant theme in 2013, but developments elsewhere served as reminders that the spacefaring world does not revolve around the United States. South Korea conducted its first successful space launch, for example, while India and China for the first time sent probes toward Mars and the surface of the Moon, respectively. In the commercial world, Intelsat further distanced itself from its origins as an intergovernmental cooperative with an initial public offering of company stock. What follows is a brief recap of some of the events that helped shape the industry during the year.

 

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