Number of payloads describes the cargo aboard spacecraft launches, identifying the military, civil, and commercial benefits of aerospace transportation. In 2019, commercial payloads increased by about ten times their amount in 2018. Increasing commercial payloads in 2019 corresponds to commercial small satellites taking over the high-throughput satellite market. The pounds of payload being sent to orbit through Florida's space ports have been steadily increasing since 2014. In 2019, the weight of payloads reached approximately 240,000 lbs, an increase of 36% from 2018.