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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Next Galileo Satellite Pair enters Orbit after successful Soyuz Launch

A Soyuz rocket thundered into the early morning skies over the Amazon on Friday, blasting off from the Guiana Space Center on a mission to deliver the next pair of Galileo navigation satellites into orbit in the continued deployment of Europe’s satellite navigation system.

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Video: Soyuz Rocket launches to International Space Station

An international crew of three started a two-day journey to the International Space Station, safely launching into orbit atop a Soyuz FG rocket on Wednesday. Aboard Soyuz TMA-18M, veteran Commander Sergei Volkov and rookie space fliers Andreas Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov blasted off at 4:37 UTC from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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