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Orbital Launch Reports and Forecasts

Year: 2017
The orbital space launch industry continued to evolve during 2017. The overall 2017 global launch attempt number, ##, nearly matched the global space launch industry’s...
Year: 2016
After many years of conducting launch operations in more or less the same way, the orbital launch industry is experiencing substantial changes on some fronts. In December 2015, one U.S. company was the first to successfully conduct an orbital launch of satellites, then have the space launch...
Year: 2015
The activities of three nations were responsible for nearly ##% of all of the world’s orbital SLV launches in 2015. Russia alone carried out ##% of the global orbital space launches, followed by the United States with a little more than ##%, and China with ##%. Compared to 2014, the number of...
Year: 2014
The table below shows each spacefaring nation's space launch vehicle platforms active in the current year. Launch tracking and launch system information relies on various primary and government sources. The current year's launch reliability shows the number of successful launches over the number of...
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Year: 2013
2013 was a fairly typical year for the global orbital launch industry, with ## launch attempts—slightly higher than the 2009–2013 average of ##. Of the ## orbital launch attempts in 2013, ## were successful. A launch is considered successful if its payload is deployed in an orbit that allows it...
Year: 2012
Global launch activity in 2012 was similar to activity during the previous five years in both the total number and the balance between commercial and non-commercial payloads. Throughout 2012, there were ## orbital launch attempts, all but ## of which were fully or partially successful.

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