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2016 – Satellite Orbits

As in previous years, the most used orbit type is l##. In 2016, ##% of the ### spacecraft launched or deployed around the Earth were inserted into ##. The effective…

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2016 – Chinese Spaceports

China opened another spaceport in 2016, giving the country ## spaceports with which to conduct space vehicle launch operations: Xichang... China opened another spaceport in 2016, giving the country four…

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2016 – China Launch, Human

China was one of two nations with human space launch vehicles active in 2016. After a three-year hiatus, China launched its... China was one of two nations with human space…

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2016 – China Space Stations

China launched a new space station laboratory in the middle of September 2016, making China the only nation to have two space stations in orbit, although one appears to no…

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2016 – China Launch, Payload

China’s share of the global orbital launch market for 2016 matched that of ### and exceeded all other launch providers. The nation’s launch rate of ## in 2016 was the…

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This Year’s Launches by Spaceport

This interactive exhibit shows the world's active spaceports for the year. This interactive exhibit shows the world's active spaceports for the year. Hover over one of the graph's bars for a…

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Space Station Satellite Deployment Log

The ISS and other space stations occasionally deploy small satellites from various launchers, or even by hand. This log monitors the number and type of small satellite deployed from the…

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2014 – Annual Launch Activity Overview

Launch vehicles vary in size, configuration, and capability. One primary distinction lies in the capability of a launcher to insert an object in an orbital or suborbital trajectory. Suborbital vehicles…

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