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2016 – Spaceports Overview *

For 2016, the busiest orbital spaceport in the world was Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida, ahead of 15 other operational orbital spaceports during the year. The spaceport…

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2016 – U.S. Spaceports

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

## are the ## operational orbital launch spaceports within Russian territory. However, the busiest Russian orbital launch spaceport continued to be... Dombarovskiy, Plesetsk, and Vostochny are the three operational orbital…

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2016 – Japanese Spaceports

Both of Japan’s ## orbital spaceports were used in 2016, supporting a total of ## Japanese SLV launches. Tanegashima Space Center conducted ## H-II family SLV launches, while... Both of…

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2016 – Indian Spaceports

The Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), located in India’s Sriharikota Range, was India’s only spaceport supporting orbital space vehicle launches during 2016. The SDSC launched... The Satish Dhawan Space Center…

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2016 – European Spaceports

One spaceport launched all of the European Space Agency’s space launch vehicles (SLVs) in 2016: Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The spaceport alternated launches among Ariane 5, Soyuz...…

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2016 – Chinese Spaceports

China opened another spaceport in 2016, giving the country ## spaceports with which to conduct space vehicle launch operations: Xichang... China opened another spaceport in 2016, giving the country four…

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2015 – Spaceports Overview

## countries have, are developing, or are planning to host, spaceports. The term “spaceport” encompasses a wide variety of facilities. Some spaceports are used to launch huge rockets into Earth…

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Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure – TSR 2016

Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure -  TSR 2016 examines global human spaceflight operations, launch vehicles from all spacefaring nations, communications satellite constellations, PNT satellites, Earth observation and remote sensing satellites, defense satellites,…

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