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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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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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2007 – Japan Launch, Payload

Japan plans to replace the former M-V launch vehicle, which was active as recently as 2006, with an advanced solid rocket. Japan plans to replace the former M-V launch vehicle,…

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2007 – Europe Launch, Payload

The European Space Agency is developing a small launch vehicle, Vega, which will be operated by Arianespace. The European Space Agency is developing a small launch vehicle, Vega, which will…

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2007 – India Launch, Payload

India is developing a heavy lift launch vehicle, the GSLV Mk-III, with a test flight planned in 2009 or 2010. India is developing a heavy lift launch vehicle, the GSLV…

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