Table 1-36: Worldwide Commercial Space Launches

Table 1-36: Worldwide Commercial Space Launches

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 TOTAL 1990-2007
TOTAL space launches 15 12 14 11 15 23 24 38 41 39 35 16 24 17 15 18 21 23 401
United States, total 9 6 6 5 5 12 11 17 22 15 7 3 5 5 6 1 2 3 140
Athena 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Atlas 1 2 3 3 4 8 7 6 5 4 3 1 3 4 5 1 1 0 61
Conestoga 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Delta 5 4 3 1 1 1 3 7 11 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 50
Pegasus 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 15
Taurus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Titan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 10 4 1 5 5 6 127
Ariane 4 5 6 6 6 8 8 9 11 9 8 8 6 7 1 0 0 0 0 98
Ariane 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 3 3 1 5 5 6 29
Russia, total 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 5 13 13 3 8 5 5 8 9 12 90
Cosmos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Dnepr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 8
Kosmos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Proton 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 4 5 6 2 5 1 4 4 4 4 47
Rockot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 5
Shtil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Soyuz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 12
Soyuz 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Start 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Volna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Ukraine, total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Zenit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
China, total 1 0 2 0 2 3 2 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Long March 2C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Long March 2E 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Long March 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Long March 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
India,Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PSLV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Sea Launcha, total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 3 3 4 5 1 24
Zenit 3SL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 3 3 4 5 1 24

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.

2000-07: U.6. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Space Transportation: 2006 Year in Review (Washington, DC: January 2007), Internet site http://ast.faa.gov/ as of Mar. 12, 2008.