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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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2017 – Japan Launch, Payload

Japanese orbital launch attempts set a new launch record for the nation in 2017. Japan attempted ## SLV launches, growing the nation’s global orbital launch activity share from... Japanese orbital…

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2017 – India Launch, Payload

India’s global orbital launch activity share and launch rate both ## in 2017. The number of launch attempts by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) fell... India’s global orbital launch…

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2017 – China Launch, Payload

China’s share of global orbital launch activity fell from its 2016 high of ##% to ##% for 2017. The nation’s ## launch attempts moved it down in global launch activity…

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2017 – U.S. Launch, Payload

The U.S. share of global orbital launch activities continued to grow, from 26% in 2016 to 33% in 2017. In 2017, the nation’s launch service providers conducted 30 orbital launch…

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2016 – Sounding Rockets

Government sounding rocket programs, such as NASA’s Sounding Rockets Program Office (SRPO), use sounding rockets as training tools for future engineers and scientists. More launch opportunities... Government sounding rocket programs,…

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2016 – Suborbital Payload Launch

In May 2016, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD)... Modern rocketry would not be where it is now without suborbital rockets. Countries…

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