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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 – Europe Launch, Payload

Europe’s share of global orbital launches grew by ##% in 2015—from nearly ##% in 2014 to nearly ##% in 2015—although the number of launches conducted by the European coalition remained…

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2015 – India Launch, Payload

2015 was a record year for India, increasing the number of launches the country conducted to an unprecedented high. India carried out nearly ##% of global orbital launch activity in…

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2015 – China Launch, Payload

China’s share of the global orbital launch market in 2015 nearly matched that of the United States. China accounted for slightly more than ##% of the global orbital launch market.…

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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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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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2005 – Low-Cost Launch Vehicles

“Despite the strong barriers to entry that prevail in the industry, some daring entrepreneurs are nevertheless attempting to challenge incumbents. The entry of low-cost launchers such as the Space Exploration Technology (SpaceX) Falcon-1 and Falcon-5, offered at…

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2005 – Orbital Launch Reports and Forecasts

The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) and the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) prepare an annual forecast of international demand for commercial launch services. COMSTAC assesses demand…

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2007 – Orbital Launch Reports and Forecasts

The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) and the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) prepare an annual forecast of global demand for commercial launch services. COMSTAC is a…

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2007 – China Launch, Payload

China has announced plans to develop the Long March 5 heavy rocket. China has announced plans to develop the Long March 5 heavy rocket.[efn_note]“China Developing New Heavy-Duty Carrier Rockets.” China…

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