2016 – Satellite Manufacturing – Snapshot

Aboard the 85 rockets that attempted a launch in 2016, there were 232 spacecraft, down 11% from 262 in 2015. Of the spacecraft intended for orbit in 2016, 82 were nanosatellites weighing less than 10 kilograms (22 pounds), a type of satellite whose numbers have increased in recent years.

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