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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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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Japan’s H-IIA reaches target Orbit in first Commercial GTO Launch, puts on a Show for American Observers

Japan’s H-IIA rocket delivered the Telstar 12V to a good Geostationary Transfer Orbit on Tuesday in the rocket’s first commercial launch and the first involving an upgraded second stage capable of conducting extended missions.

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H-IIA Rocket lofts Canadian Telstar Satellite in first Commercial Mission

Japan’s H-IIA rocket checked off a success on its first commercial mission to Geostationary Transfer Orbit on Tuesday, lifting the Canadian-operated Telstar 12V in a mission lasting four and a half hours and introducing a number of new technologies on the upper stage of the rocket.

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Video: H-IIA blasts off on first Commercial Mission

Japan’s H-IIA rocket lifted off from its picturesque launch site on Tanegashima Island at 6:50 UTC on Tuesday, embarking on its first fully commercial mission, lifting the Canadian-operated Telstar 12V into Geostationary Transfer Orbit in a mission lasting four and a half hours.

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