Space commerce is already a major industry today, generating about $175B in revenue worldwide. This tidy sum comes primarily from communications satellites and the services needed to build them, get them into orbit, and keep them there.
By tomorrow, however, this figure will grow substantially, not only because the satellite market is thriving, but because other forms of space commerce are now maturing at a rapid rate.
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