Interactive Tables and Charts
Seven nations conducted orbital launches in 2021, with China, the United States and Russia continuing a years-long lead in launch activity.
From the days of Sputnik to SpaceX, this chart tracks launch attempts and successful launches.
This fully interactive chart shows changes made in the accompanying table. Use the tools just above the table for sorting, advanced filtering, and other options, which will then be reflected on the live chart. For more data source information click to read the entire resource.
Why might we be seeing this shift towards small vehicles? Average payload deployment per successful launch, a reflection of growing ridesharing among spacecraft operators, reached a height of nearly 11 payloads per launch in 2020. This figure is 2.5 times higher than the previous year and 7 times higher than a decade ago.
Interested in global space launch vehicle satellite activity? Please select the associated link to read about it. Launch data is updated every day during weekdays, excluding U.S. holidays.