2017 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2017 saw a total of 90 known orbital launch attempts from seven nations and space ports in eight different countries. 2017 had the second most orbital launch attempts of any year in the current century, short of 92 launches in 2014 and showing a slight increase from 2016 that had 85 known launch attempts.

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India’s Most-Powerful Rocket Successfully Reaches Orbit

India took another major step in the country’s space program on Monday, successfully demonstrating an all-up orbital mission with their new Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III heavy-lifter that is envisioned to end Indian reliance on foreign launches vehicles.

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India’s ‘Gift to Neighbors’ Roars to Orbit atop GSLV Rocket in Unusually Secretive Launch

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on Friday on a mission to deliver the GSAT-9 satellite to orbit to eventually deliver TV and navigation augmentation services to India and other South Asian countries.

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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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2016 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2016 saw a total of 85 known orbital launch attempts operated by eight nations from space ports in

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India’s GSLV Rocket aims for third consecutive Success, lifting INSAT Weather Satellite on Thursday

The Indian Space Research Organization is counting down to the launch of its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch vehicle on Thursday, carrying the INSAT-3DR weather satellite into orbit to reinforce India’s weather forecasting capabilities.

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