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Satellite statistics: Launches

Orbital Launch Attempts by Country

Data
Total orbital attempts, all time: 6671
Total orbital attempts in 2024: 98
Biggest annual total 223 in 2023
Most by one country in 2024: 56 by US
All time most by one country in a year: 109 by US in 2023

Launches Reaching Orbit by Country

Data
Total launches to orbit, all time: 6286
Total launches to orbit in 2024: 97
Biggest annual total 212 in 2023
Most by one country in 2024: 56 by US
All time most by one country in a year: 104 by US in 2023

Failures To Orbit by Country

Data
Total failures to orbit, all time: 385
Total failures to orbit in 2024: 1
Biggest annual total 19 in 1958
Most by one country in 2024: 1 by J
All time most by one country in a year: 15 by US in 1958

Orbital attempts by type

Special cases:
  • Deep Space means the launch sent objects more than 150,000 km from Earth.
  • Orb LVFail means that although the launch was assessed a failure, at least some objects were placed in an orbit of some kind (for example, upper stage failures leaving the payload stranded in low orbit).
  • Orb Marginal means the perigee was positive but the objects reentered within an orbit.
  • Orb Energy means that the overall energy of the trajectory was enough for orbit, but the velocity vector was not in the right direction for this - for example, high energy reentry tests
  • XT Launch means a launch from the surface of a world other than Earth
Data
Total orbital attempts, all time: 6681
Total orbital attempts in 2024: 98
Biggest annual total 223 in 2023
2024 orbital attempts: FTO ORBU ORBF ORBS DEEP
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