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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AMOS-5 suffers sudden onboard Failure, likely complete Loss

Satellite broadcast and communications provider Spacecom announced that the company lost contact with its AMOS-5 satellite stationed over the African continent in Geostationary Orbit. All signals from the satellite were suddenly lost last weekend and recovery efforts were without fruition, indicating that the satellite may be a total loss and the next to become a ‘Zombie,’ roaming through the Geostationary Belt of satellites with no control from the ground.

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