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Launch Industry

Attempted orbital launches decreased from ## in 2014 to ## in 2015. Of these ## launches, ## successfully reached orbit. There were ## launch attempts for commercial payloads and the other ## were for government payloads. Eurospace, the European space industry association, estimates that the global market value for orbital launches in 2015 was $## billion, essentially the same as the 2014 value of $## billion.


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Year: 2017
In 2017, there were ## launch attempts, ## of which were successful.
Year: 2016
Attempted orbital launches decreased from ## in 2015 to ## in 2016. Of these ## launches, ## successfully reached orbit. There were ## launch attempts for commercial payloads...
Year: 2015
Attempted orbital launches decreased from ## in 2014 to ## in 2015.  Of these ## launches, ## successfully reached orbit. There were ## launch attempts for commercial payloads and the other ## were for government payloads. Eurospace, the European space industry association, estimates that the...
Year: 2014
Attempted orbital launches increased from ## in 2013 to ## for 2014. Of these ## launches, ## successfully placed their primary payloads into orbit. There were ## launch attempts for commercial payloads and the other ## were for government payloads. Eurospace, the European space industry...
Year: 2013
Country: United States
In 2013, ## orbital launches were attempted carrying ## payloads, including satellites, interplanetary probes, and flights to the International Space Station (ISS). Of these ## launches, ## successfully placed their primary payloads into orbit. The 2013 total of ## launch attempts is similar to the...
Year: 2012
In 2012, ## orbital launches were attempted, carrying ## payloads, including satellites, interplanetary probes, and flights to the International Space Station (ISS). Compared to the 2011 total of ## launch attempts, this represents a #% decrease. Of these ## launches, ## placed their primary...
Year: 2011
In 2011, ## launches were attempted carrying ## payloads, including satellites, interplanetary probes, and flights to the International Space Station (ISS). Compared to the 2010 total of ## launches, this represents a ##% increase in launch rate.
Year: 2010
In 2010, ## orbital launches occurred carrying ## payloads into space. These payloads included satellites, other types of robotic spacecraft, and cargo and crew missions to the International Space Station (ISS). Compared to the ## launches that took place in 2009, the launch rate in 2010 represents...
Year: 2009
In 2009, ## orbital launches were conducted, carrying ## payloads into space, including cargo, satellites, and other types of spacecraft. This marked a notable increase from the 2008 total of ## launches carrying 106 payloads, and continued a five-year trend of annual increases in launch...
Year: 2008
The pace of operations in the launch industry was essentially unchanged in 2008 with ## total orbital launches carrying ## payloads. This compares with ## orbital launches in 2007 carrying ## payloads and continues a steady four-year increase in global space launch count. Each Space Shuttle mission...

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