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2017 – Indian Spaceports

India conducted all of its 2017 orbital space launches from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) (formerly, the Sriharikota Range)... India conducted all of its 2017 orbital space launches from…

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2017 – Japanese Spaceports

As in 2016, Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), used both of its spaceports in 2017 for its seven launches: six from the Tanegashima Space Center and…

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2017 – European Spaceports

The European Space Agency (ESA) uses a single spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) in Kourou, French Guiana. Orbital launch provider Arianespace carried out all... The European Space Agency (ESA)…

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2017 – Chinese Spaceports

In 2017, China continued using its four spaceports for orbital launches: Jiuquan, Taiyuan, Wenchang, and Xichang. The spaceports were involved in a total of 18 launch attempts. Jiuquan and Xichang…

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2017 – Russian Spaceports

During 2017, Russia continued operating three orbital launch spaceports within its territory: Dombarovskiy, Plesetsk, and Vostochny. A fourth spaceport, Baikonur Cosmodrome, is Russia’s primary orbital launch site and is located…

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2017 – U.S. Spaceports

During 2017, five spaceports were used by U.S. orbital launch operators: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida; Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida; Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), Virginia; Vandenberg Air…

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2017 – Spaceports Overview

Given the 91 orbital launch attempts worldwide, it is clear that spaceports were busy in 2017. This activity was distributed across 25 active spaceports. In 2016, spaceports in the U.S.…

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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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