Photos: All Orbital Launches of 2015

The year 2015 saw 87 orbital launch attempts from spaceports across the globe – 84 missions reached orbit in a year that saw 82 successful orbital launches. Here are photos of all of 2015’s space launches.

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2015 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2015 saw a total of 87 known orbital launch attempts operated by seven nations from space ports in eight countries.

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Photos: Cygnus blasts off atop Atlas V, setting sail for ISS

An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral on December 6, 2015 on the launcher’s first mission in support of the International Space Station, lifting the Cygnus OA-4 resupply craft into orbit.

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Videos: Atlas V blasts off on first Space Station Mission

An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral on December 6, 2015 on the launcher’s first mission in support of the International Space Station, lifting the Cygnus OA-4 resupply craft into orbit.

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Cygnus Resupply Mission to ISS begins with spectacular Sunset Launch of Atlas V

The Cygnus spacecraft is back in orbit for its return to flight mission to the International Space Station, coming back from last October’s Antares launch failure. Orbital ATK’s resupply spacecraft lifted off on Sunday atop an Atlas V rocket as the first in a pair of interim missions contracted to United Launch Alliance until the modified Antares rocket will be ready for flight using a new main engine system.

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Strong Winds keep Atlas V on the Ground, Cygnus Launch delayed to Saturday

The first mission of the Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station was kept on the ground by high winds on Friday, pushing the launch of the Cygnus OA-4 ISS resupply mission into the weekend.

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Florida Weather grounds Cygnus & Atlas V – Next Launch Attempt Friday

The return to flight of the Cygnus spacecraft and the very first mission of an Atlas V rocket in support of the International Space Station will have to wait at least one more day after bad weather kept the rocket on the ground on Thursday.

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Atlas V ready for first Space Station Launch Thursday, lifting Cygnus Resupply Craft

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket has been rolled to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for the rocket’s first mission in support of the International Space Station, launching the Cygnus OA-4 resupply mission.

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Atlas V’s successful Launch of GPS IIF-11 closes out busy Month at United Launch Alliance

The Atlas V workhorse rocket is three-for-three in October, successfully conducting its third mission of this calendar month on Saturday and setting a new record in the ever increasing pace of United Launch Alliance missions.

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Photos: Atlas V blasts off with GPS IIF-11 Satellite

An Atlas V rocket raced into the skies over Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, lifting off at 16:13 UTC to begin a three-and-a-half-hour mission to deliver the GPS IIF-11 satellite to orbit in the continued modernization of the Global Positioning System Satellite Fleet.

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Video: Atlas V Launch with GPS IIF-11 Satellite

An Atlas V rocket raced into the skies over Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, lifting off at 16:13 UTC to begin a three-and-a-half-hour mission to deliver the GPS IIF-11 satellite to orbit in the continued modernization of the Global Positioning System Satellite Fleet.

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Liftoff: Atlas V embarks on GPS Satellite Delivery Mission

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifted off from Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, embarking on a long mission to deliver the GPS IIF-11 satellite to Medium Earth Orbit in support of the continued modernization of the Global Positioning System satellite fleet.

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Atlas V Launch with GPS IIF-11 delayed to Saturday

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket carrying the GPS IIF-11 satellite is being pushed back 24 hours to Saturday to provide additional time for a Ground Support Equipment issue to be addressed. Saturday’s launch window stretches from 16:13 to 16:32 UTC.

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Next GPS Satellite poised for Liftoff atop Atlas V on Friday

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is standing tall atop its Florida launch pad for liftoff on Friday, aiming to become the third Atlas V to take flight this month – a new record for the Atlas V that can look back at 58 missions since its inauguration in 2002, but never managed to launch more than twice in a single calendar month.

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Photos: Atlas V blasts off with secret NRO Payload

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket climbed into the pre-dawn skies over the California coast line on Thursday, blasting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:49 UTC on a mission to deliver the NROL-55 payload to orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office, accompanied by 13 CubeSats flying as secondary payloads.

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Video: Atlas V thunders off with classified National Reconnaissance Office Payload

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket climbed into the pre-dawn skies over the California coast line on Thursday, blasting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:49 UTC on a mission to deliver the NROL-55 payload to orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office.

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Liftoff: Atlas V blasts off to lift classified NROL-55 + CubeSat Payloads to Orbit

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocker blazed into the pre-dawn skies over the Californian coast line on Thursday, lifting off from SLC-3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:49 UTC to begin a classified mission for the United States National Reconnaissance Office.

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Atlas V ready to lift classified NROL-55 Reconnaissance Satellite(s) to Orbit

An Atlas V 401 rocket stands ready for liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday for the year’s only National Reconnaissance Office launch, lofting a classified payload into a secret orbit. Known as NROL-55, the mission aims for a liftoff time at 12:49 UTC – the opening of a launch window with an undisclosed duration.

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