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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Soyuz Rocket Braves Freezing Temperatures, Sends Next Space Station Crew to Orbit

Three crewmen from Russia, the U.S. and Japan blasted off in freezing temperatures on Sunday to set sail on a two-day rendezvous with the International Space Station to kick off a half-year mission living and working in space to conduct world-class science and outfit the orbital outpost for operations heading into the next decade.

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Multinational Crew Trio on the Eve of Launch on Six-Month Space Station Mission

A third-time Soyuz commander, a physician-turned-astronaut, and a former naval test pilot are on the eve of liftoff atop a Russian Soyuz rocket taking them into orbit on Sunday for a five-and-a-half-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

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Three Crewmen Arrive at International Space Station after Express Soyuz Rendezvous

Carrying a crew of three, a Russian Soyuz FG rocket lit up the skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome Tuesday night as it embarked on a nine-minute climb to orbit in pursuit of the International Space Station to send the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft on a fast-track rendezvous with the orbiting laboratory with the second half of the Expedition 53 crew.

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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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Re-Entry: Soyuz Block I Stage from ISS Expedition 50 Crew Launch

The third stage of the Soyuz Rocket that helped boost the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft into orbit re-entered the atmosphere this wee, four days after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and dispatching Oleg Novitskiy, Thomas Pesquet and Peggy Whitson into orbit for a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station as part of Expeditions 50 and 51.

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Soyuz blasts off in freezing Temperatures, delivers International Crew Trio safely to Orbit

Three crew members from Russia, France, and the U.S. departed Earth Thursday night to head off on a half-year mission living and working aboard the International Space Station to participate in world-class science and outfitting of the Station for continued operations into the next decade.

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