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2016 – U.S. Payload Launch – Snapshot

U.S. launch activities constituted 26% of global orbital launch activity, matched only by China during 2016. The country’s 22 successful launches for 2016 exceeded its 2015 efforts by two. There…

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2015 – U.S. Launch, Payload

U.S. launch activities took slightly more than##% of the global orbital launch market in 2015, helping the country remain behind only Russia for launch attempts in the world. Of the…

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2007 – U.S. Launch, Payload

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2008 U.S. Commercial Space Transportation Developments and Concepts: Vehicles, Technologies, and Spaceports report notes that a variety of orbital vehicles, shown in Exhibit 3f, are…

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U.S. Payload Launches

Interested in U.S. space launch vehicle activity? Please select the associated link to read about it. [exhibit:launch-vehicles]end=2019?country()=United States?title_prefix=U.S. Orbital Launches[/exhibit]

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2014 – U.S. Launch, Payload

The United States attempted to launch ## rockets in 2014, all but ## of which were successful. United Launch Alliance (ULA) provided the majority of U.S. orbital launches in 2014.…

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2013 – U.S. Launch, Payload

The United States had a relatively busy year in 2013, with a total of ## orbital launches, all of which successfully placed their payloads into orbit. This was consistent with…

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2012 – U.S. Launch, Payload

The United States made ## orbital launch attempts in 2012, all of which were successful. This total placed it third, behind Russia and China for the number of orbital launches…

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2008 – U.S. Launch, Payload

Five U.S. launch vehicles performed orbital missions in 2008: the Atlas V, Delta II, Falcon 1, Pegasus XL, and the Space Shuttle. All but the Falcon 1 have been in…

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2011 – U.S. Launch, Payload Snapshot

The United States continued to operate the world’s most diverse fleet of orbital launch vehicles in 2011. While its total of 18 successful launches was not the world’s highest, it…

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