Launch Support

Spaceports


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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2015 – Indian Spaceports

During 2015, the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), located in India’s Sriharikota Range, was India’s only spaceport supporting orbital space vehicle launches. The SDSC supported the launch of the Polar…

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2015 – European Spaceports

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. The…

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2015 – Japanese Spaceports

Of Japan’s two spaceports, Tanegashima and Uchinoura Space Centers, Tanegashima was the only spaceport conducting orbital space launch vehicle launches in 2015. Uchinoura conducted ## sounding rocket launch during 2015.…

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2015 – Chinese Spaceports

China’s orbital space launch activities are conducted through three spaceports: Xichang, Jiuquan, and Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centers. Nearly ##% of the country’s 2015 space launches originated from Xichang. A fourth…

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