India’s most powerful Cryogenic Rocket Stage fires up for full-duration Test

The Indian Space Research Organization completed a major test of its most powerful cryogenic rocket stage on Friday on a path to the first orbital test launch of the GSLV Mk. III launch vehicle in the coming months to further expand India’s fleet of operational launch vehicles.

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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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