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2015 – Europe Launch, Payload

Europe’s share of global orbital launches grew by ##% in 2015—from nearly ##% in 2014 to nearly ##% in 2015—although the number of launches conducted by the European coalition remained…

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2007 – Europe Launch, Payload

The European Space Agency is developing a small launch vehicle, Vega, which will be operated by Arianespace. The European Space Agency is developing a small launch vehicle, Vega, which will…

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European Payload Launches

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2014 – Europe Launch, Payload

Europe conducted ## orbital launch attempts in 2014, all of which were successful. Europe’s Ariane 5 heavy-lift vehicle carried most of the payloads, which deployed positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT)…

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2013 – Europe Launch, Payload

Europe conducted ## orbital launches in 2013, all of which were successful. The majority of these flights were made by Europe’s Ariane 5 heavy-lift vehicle, which deployed communication satellites as…

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2012 – Europe Launch, Payload

Europe operates a three-member family of launch vehicles from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. The newest and smallest member of this family, Vega, carried out its inaugural launch in…

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2008 – Europe Launch, Payload

Europe’s Ariane 5 is operated by the French company Arianespace for both government and commercial use. Since 2005, the Ariane 5 has consistently performed ## or ## launches per year,…

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