Infrastructure

Launch


2017 – Chinese Spaceports

In 2017, China continued using its ## spaceports for orbital launches. The spaceports were involved in a total of ## launch... In 2017, China continued using its four spaceports for…

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2017 – Russian Spaceports

During 2017, Russia continued operating ## orbital launch spaceports within its territory. A ## spaceport, Baikonur Cosmodrome, is Russia’s... During 2017, Russia continued operating three orbital launch spaceports within its…

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2017 – U.S. Spaceports

During 2017, ## spaceports were used by U.S. orbital launch operators: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida; Kennedy Space Center (KSC),... During 2017, five spaceports were used by U.S.…

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2017 – Spaceports Overview

Given the ## orbital launch attempts worldwide, it is clear that spaceports were ## in 2017. This activity was distributed across ## active spaceports. In 2016, spaceports in the Given…

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2017 – Sounding Rockets

NASA’s Sounding Rockets Program Office (SRPO) uses sounding rockets as training tools for engineers and scientists, as well as for educating future engineers and scientists. The program provides... NASA’s Sounding…

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2017 – Suborbital Payload Launch

Compared to suborbital payload launch activities the previous year, 2017 was a relatively quiet year. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) continued work with its... Compared to suborbital…

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2017 – Europe Launch, Payload

European launch activities in 2017 accounted for ## SLV launch attempts, the same rate as the previous ## years. Although launch numbers remained the same, the European share of... European…

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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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