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2017 – Chinese Spaceports – Snapshot

In 2017, China continued using its four spaceports for orbital launches: Jiuquan, Taiyuan, Wenchang, and Xichang. The spaceports were involved in a total of 18 launch attempts. Jiuquan and Xichang…

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2017 – Russian Spaceports – Snapshot

During 2017, Russia continued operating three orbital launch spaceports within its territory: Dombarovskiy, Plesetsk, and Vostochny. A fourth spaceport, Baikonur Cosmodrome, is Russia’s primary orbital launch site and is located…

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2017 – U.S. Spaceports – Snapshot

During 2017, five spaceports were used by U.S. orbital launch operators: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida; Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida; Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), Virginia; Vandenberg Air…

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2017 – Spaceports – Snapshot

Given the 91 orbital launch attempts worldwide, it is clear that spaceports were busy in 2017. This activity was distributed across 25 active spaceports. In 2016, spaceports in the U.S.…

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2014 – Spaceports Overview

Space launch vehicles and their payloads are prepared and subsequently launched or deployed from facilities called spaceports. The scale of spaceports varies widely, whether measuring the area they cover or…

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2015 – European Spaceports – Snapshot

ESA conducts orbital space launches from its only spaceport: Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Guiana Space Center launches the Soyuz, Ariane 5, and Vega space launch vehicles.[efn_note]“Spaceport.” Arianaespace.…

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2016 – U.S. Spaceports – Snapshot

Three spaceports conducted orbital launch operations from the United States in 2016: Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). CCAFS…

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2016 – Russian Spaceports – Snapshot

Dombarovskiy, Plesetsk, and Vostochny are the three operational orbital launch spaceports within Russian territory. However, the busiest Russian orbital launch spaceport continued to be Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the Republic…

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