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2017 – Russia Launch, Payload

In 2017, Russia conducted ##% of global orbital launch attempts, a negligible increase from ##% in 2016. While its share of launch activities remained almost static, the country’s... In 2017,…

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2016 – Russia Launch, Payload

Russia abdicated its customary position as the world’s leader in the number of launches during 2016, coming in ## after the United States and China. The nation launched only ##…

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2015 – Russia Launch, Payload

Russia remained the world’s leader in number of launches provided during 2015, taking slightly more than ##% of the global orbital launch market for the year. This position was earned…

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Russian Payload Launches

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2014 – Russia Launch, Payload

Russia retained its position as the world’s most prolific orbital launch provider in 2014, a position it has maintained since 2004. Russia’s launch tempo in 2014 was the same as…

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2013 – Russia Launch, Payload

Russia retained its position as the world’s most prolific orbital launch provider in 2013, a position that it has maintained since 2005. Although the Soviet Union was an extraordinarily prolific…

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2012 – Russia Launch, Payload

Russia maintained its legacy as the world’s most prolific orbital launch operator in 2012. The Russian space program’s launches consisted mainly of cargo and crew transfer flights to the ISS…

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2011 – Russia Launch, Payload

Russia entered 2011 in the midst of an investigation into the loss of a Proton rocket carrying three Russian government navigation satellites in December 2010. Russian space officials scrambled to…

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2010 – Russia Launch, Payload

The Russian space program maintained its historically high launch rate while continuing development of its new spaceport and launch vehicles. Over the course of 2010, Russia conducted ## orbital launches,…

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2009 – Russia Launch, Payload

As in recent years, Russia led the world in orbital launches, with ## in 2009, sustaining a long history of pioneering space accomplishments. In 2009 Russia launched payloads on seven…

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