Launch Support

Spaceports


2015 – Russian Spaceports

There are three active or planned orbital space launch sites in Russia: Dombarovskiy, Plesetsk, and Vostochny. But in 2015, the site the Russians launched ##% of their space launch vehicles…

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2015 – U.S. Spaceports

In the United States and its territories, ##% of the spaceports have active launch site operator licenses granted by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The remaining ##% of U.S.…

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2014 – Spaceports Overview

Space launch vehicles and their payloads are prepared and subsequently launched or deployed from facilities called spaceports. The scale of spaceports varies widely, whether measuring the area they cover or…

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2005 – Spaceports Overview

Major United States and international launch sites, according to Teal Group and Astronautix are listed in Exhibit 2m. These launch sites are both commercial and government operated. Major United States and…

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2007 – U.S. Spaceports

Oklahoma Spaceport received an FAA license for suborbital flights in June 2006. Blue Origin, founded by Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos, received an experimental permit in 2006 for its West Texas launch…

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2007 – Spaceports Overview

The availability of U.S. launch sites continued to expand in 2006 and 2007 with the addition of several non-federally funded spaceports. Internationally, there are numerous launch sites both planned and in…

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2008 – Swedish Spaceports

Esrange is a small spaceport located near Kiruna in northern Sweden. It was founded in 1964 by the European Space Research Organization, the predecessor to ESA, and in 1972 was…

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2008 – South Korean Spaceports

Proposed SpaceportsA new spaceport is in development at Naro, South Korea. Naro Space Center has been built on reclaimed land on the south tip of the Korean peninsula and is…

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2008 – Iranian Spaceports

Proposed SpaceportsLittle information is publicly available about Semnan Launch Site, 170 kilometers east of Tehran, which conducted Iran’s 2008 Kavoshgar (Explorer) suborbital rocket tests as well as its unsuccessful Safir…

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2008 – Israeli Spaceports

Palmachim Air Force Base is an active Israeli Air Force base that also serves as a missile test range and launch site for Israel’s Shavit 1 launcher. The vehicle has…

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