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During 2017, Russia was the only nation that launched humans into orbit. Russia continued providing its service, ferrying passengers to the International Space Station (ISS). Of the...
Whether suborbital or orbital, the world remained busy launching vehicles into space. The distinction between suborbital and orbital launch is very specific. Suborbital launches lack...
Year: 2015
Over 20 years of global launch activities are covered in this section. With a total of ## orbital launch attempts worldwide, 2015 fell slightly short of 2014's record of ##. A slight dip in launch activity growth trend was observed, with three failures out of ## launch attempts. During the year,...
Year: 2014
Country: China, United States
Launch vehicles vary in size, configuration, and capability. One primary distinction lies in the capability of a launcher to insert an object in an orbital or suborbital trajectory. Suborbital vehicles carry their payloads outside of Earth’s atmosphere, but they do not accelerate to the...

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