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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, Russia's launch attempts fell from 2014's ## to ## in 2015. ## rockets launched from U.S. soil, a decrease of ## from 2014. European launch activity remained on par with their previous launches in 2014, totaling ## orbital launches during 2015. China’s launch count increased by ## to ## , and India increased its number of launches by ## from 2014 to ## launches in 2015. Japan's launch rate remained the same in 2015 as in 2014 with ## orbital launches.


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The 52 years since the inauguration of human spaceflight have witnessed great strides in developing the technology required to support human life in orbit and beyond. Due to the fragility of human beings, crewed spacecraft and the launch vehicles used to deploy them in orbit must adhere to more...
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...
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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