Commercial Infrastructure and Support Industries

Launch Industry


2017 – Launch Industry

In 2017, there were ## launch attempts, ## of which were successful. In 2017, there were 91 launch attempts, 85 of which were successful. Launches procured by commercial satellite operators…

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2016 – Launch Industry

Attempted orbital launches decreased from ## in 2015 to ## in 2016. Of these ## launches, ## successfully reached orbit. There were ## launch attempts for commercial payloads... Attempted orbital…

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2015 – 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…

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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…

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2007 – Launch Industry

Commercial launch industry revenue exhibited modest growth in 2007, increasing #% over 2006. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that the commercial launch vehicle industry generated $## billion in revenue…

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2008 – Launch Industry

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…

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2009 – Launch Industry

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…

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2010 – Launch Industry

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…

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2011 – Launch Industry

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…

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2012 – Launch Industry

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…

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