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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China closes 2015 Space Launch Year – Long March 3B lofts Gaofen-4 Earth Observation Satellite

A Chinese Long March 3B Rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Monday, lifting the Gaofen-4 satellite to have a watchful eye on Planet Earth, becoming China’s first remote sensing satellite operated from Geosynchronous Orbit.

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Sixth Long March 3B Launch in under three Months achieves good Orbit for ChinaSat-1C

Wednesday’s launch of China’s Long March 3B rocket reached its targeted Geostationary Transfer Orbit as evident in orbital data released by the Joint Space Operations Center, showing the ChinaSat-1C in a standard transfer orbit from where it will soon begin its climb into Geostationary Orbit.

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Chinese Military Communications Satellite blasts off atop Long March 3B Rocket

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 16:46 UTC on Wednesday, carrying a military communications satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit. Keeping up the pace in orbital launches towards the end of the year, this marks the sixth flight of the heavy-lift Long March 3B and the 13th mission of the Long March fleet in the last three months.

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Long March 3B lofts LaoSat-1 into good Geostationary Transfer Orbit

China’s Long March 3B rocket delivered Laos’ first Geostationary Communications Satellite to a good Geostationary Transfer Orbit, enabling the spacecraft to begin its climb to GEO for a rapid commissioning phase to be able to begin service in early December.

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Chinese Long March 3B launches first Communications Satellite for Laos

China’s heavy-lift Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Friday, carrying a communications satellite to orbit for the small Asian country of Laos. Friday’s launch occurred at 16:07 UTC and marked the third CZ-3B mission over a five-week period as China keeps up the high launch rate expected for the closing months of 2015.

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Chinese Launch Imminent: Long March 3B to loft APStar-9 Communications Satellite

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket is set for liftoff from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at around 16:16 UTC on Friday, past midnight on Saturday local time, embarking on a mission to deliver the APStar-9 satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

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