Table 1-57: Worldwide Commercial Space Launches

Table 1-57: Worldwide Commercial Space Launches

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 TOTAL 1990-2001
TOTAL space launches R15 12 14 R11 R15 R23 R24 R38 R41 R39 35 16 283
United States, total R9 6 6 R5 R5 R12 R11 R17 R22 R15 7 3 118
Athena 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 R1 R1 3 0 0 6
Atlas R1 2 3 R3 R4 R8 R7 6 R5 R4 3 1 47
Conestoga 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Delta R5 4 3 1 1 1 R3 7 11 5 2 1 44
Pegasus 0 0 0 1 0 R1 R1 3 R4 R2 2 0 14
Taurus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R1 1 0 1 3
Titan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Europe, total 5 6 6 6 8 8 9 11 9 8 12 8 96
Ariane 4 5 6 6 6 8 8 9 11 9 8 8 6 90
Ariane 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 6
Russia, total 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 5 13 13 3 43
Cosmos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
Dnepr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Proton 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 4 5 6 2 25
Shtil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Soyuz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 9
Start 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
Ukraine, total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Zenit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
China, total 1 0 2 0 2 3 2 3 4 1 0 0 18
Long March 2C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 6
Long March 2E 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Long March 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Long March 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
Sea Launcha, total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R2 3 2 7
Zenit 3SL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R2 3 2 7

KEY: R = revised.

a Sea Launch is an international venture involving organizations in four countries and uses its own launch facility outside national borders. Their first commercial launch, in 1999, was licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

NOTE

A commercial launch is a launch that is internationally competed (i.e., available in principle to international launch providers) or whose primary payload is commercial in nature. FAA-licensed launches carrying captive government (NASA and DOD) or industry payloads (ORBCOMM, Delta 3 demosat, Zenit 3SL demosat, and others) are counted here. Data are for orbital launches only.

SOURCES

1990-99: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, personal communication, June 4, 2002.

2000-2001: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Space Transportation: 2001 Year in Review (Washington, DC: January 2002), Internet site http://ast.faa.gov/launch info/ as of June 4, 2002.