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    The 64th launch this year and the 1st in August is by USA. It is SpaceX's 15th launch this year.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...ck-5-reflight/

    SpaceX kept up its impressive launch pace as the company reused its first Block 5 Falcon 9 booster in Tuesday’s launch of Merah Putih. Liftoff, from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, occurred at the opening of a two-hour window at 01:18 Eastern Time (05:18 UTC). This was the first Block 5 Falcon 9 to have been reflown and successfully landed on the drone ship to allow for an expected third flight.
    Merah Putih, formerly known as Telkom 4, is a high-throughput C-band communications satellite that will be operated by Indonesia’s PT Telkom, or Telkom Indonesia. The satellite will restore communications capacity that were lost when the aging Telkom 1 satellite failed last August.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 21 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 22 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 4 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 64 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 65th launch this year and the 2nd in August is by USA again.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...s-suns-corona/

    A mission nearly 60 years has launched on a historic flight to become the first spacecraft to “touch the surface of the Sun”. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, named after Dr. Eugene Parker, will unlock many of the mysteries still held by our solar system’s star. The probe launched atop at United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket on Sunday from the Cape’s SLC-37 at 03:31 Eastern.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 22 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 22 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 4 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 65 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    As this year looks like heading for a record number of launches, I looked up to see what was the record. 120 and we need to go back to 1967 for that - 51 years ago.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_spaceflight

    This is a timeline of known spaceflights, both manned and unmanned, sorted chronologically by launch date. Owing to its large size, the timeline is split into smaller articles, one for each year since 1951. There is a separate list for all flights that occurred before 1951.

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    I believe the 120 from 1967 includes suborbital (but >100km) launches as well. Also, today one launch can represent a multitude of satellites.

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    The 66th launch this year and the 3rd in August is by EA.

    This is turning out to be the slowest month for launches this year. We have been averaging 8+ launches a month up to now.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...aeolus-launch/

    Arianespace’s lightweight Vega rocket has deployed the European Space Agency’s Aeolus climate science satellite Wednesday in an evening launch from the Centre Spatial Guyanais at Kourou, French Guiana. The mission set sail at the instantaneous launch opportunity timed at 18:20:09 local time (21:20 UTC).
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 22 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 22 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 5 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 66 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 67th launch this year and the 4th in August is by China. It is their 23rd launch this year - entering uncharted waters, as this is a record for the number of launches for them in any calendar year.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...ps-satellites/

    A new pair of navigation satellites were launched on Friday by China, marking its 23rd orbital launch this year. The launch of Beidou-3M11 and Beidou-3M12 took place from the LC3 Launch Complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, using a Long March-3B/Y1 (Chang Zheng-3B/Y1) launch vehicle. Launch time was 23:53 UTC and will take around four hours to complete the mission.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 22 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 23 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 5 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 67 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 68th launch this year and the 1st in August is by China.

    https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/b...217839340.html

    A rocket developed by Chinese company iSpace blasted into space Wednesday carrying three miniature satellites in another milestone for the country's budding private spaceflight industry.

    Reports said the SQX-1Z rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China and entered space at a suborbital level. Two of the satellites will be released into space for testing while the third will re-enter the atmosphere and parachute down to Earth.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 22 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 24 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 5 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 68 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    The 68th launch this year and the 1st in August is by China.
    Need some help here. The Chinese rocket was a sub orbital flight. It released 3 satellites, One used a parachute to return to earth. What about the other 2. Did they also come back to earth or are they in orbit around earth. If they returned to earth than I can not include it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    Need some help here. The Chinese rocket was a sub orbital flight. It released 3 satellites, One used a parachute to return to earth. What about the other 2. Did they also come back to earth or are they in orbit around earth. If they returned to earth than I can not include it here.
    Okay got the answer - none of the satellites made it to orbit. So this will not be included in our number of launches. China's total is set back to 23.

    https://gbtimes.com/video-ispace-of-...orbital-rocket

    The rocket was carrying three small payloads, EREBUS-1 developed by Beijing ZeroG Technology Co. Ltd., which parachuted back to Earth, and two other satellites, Tianfu Junrong-1 (TFJR-1) and Chengdu Gaoxin-1 (CDGX-1), both developed by Chengdu Guoxing Space Technology Co., Ltd., also known as ADA Space. None of the payloads entered orbit.
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    The 68th launch this year and the 1st in August is by China. Same as post #127 but with a orbital launch.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...long-march-2c/

    China launched its third ocean survey satellite of the Haiyang-1 series on Friday, with the launch taking place from the Taiyuan Satellite Launching Center at 03:15 UTC. A Long March-2C (Chang Zheng-2C) rocket was used to loft the new satellite.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 22 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 24 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 5 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 68 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 69th launch this year and the 2nd in September is by USA. It is SpaceX's 16th launch this year.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...ar-18v-launch/

    SpaceX launched its second mission in two months for Telesat Canada Sunday, with a Falcon 9 rocket placing the Telstar 18V satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. Falcon lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during a four-hour window opening at 23:28 Eastern time (03:28 UTC on Monday) – with a T-0 moved to 00:45 (04:45 UTC) due to poor weather – and took just over thirty-two minutes to complete its mission.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 23 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 24 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 5 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 69 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 70th launch this year and the 3rd in September is by USA again. It was the last launch of the USA veteran rocket Delta II.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...esat-2-launch/

    After twenty-nine years of reliable service, United Launch Alliance’s veteran Delta II rocket made its final flight Saturday with the deployment of the ICESat-2 climate research satellite for NASA. Delta lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 06:02 Local Time, beginning a mission that also closed the final chapter in the 60-year-long history of the Thor missile, from which Delta II’s first stage evolved.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 24 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 24 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 5 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 70 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 71st launch this year and the 4th in September is by India.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...sh-satellites/

    India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket has launched two British satellites into a 583 km Sun Synchronous Orbit on Sunday. The lofting of SSTL S1-4 and NovaSAR-1 took place from the First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre with T-0 occurring at 16:37 UTC.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 24 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 24 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 5 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 71 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 72nd launch this year and the 5th in September is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...-3m-pair-1314/

    Pushing through what is set to be a record-breaking year for the Chinese, a new pair of navigation satellites were launched on Wednesday – marking the country’s 25th orbital launch of the year so far. The launch of Beidou-3M13 and Beidou-3M14 took place from the LC3 Launch Complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, using a Long March-3B/YZ-1 (Chang Zheng-3B/YZ-1) launch vehicle. Launch time was 14:07 UTC and it will take over four hours to complete the mission.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 24 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 25 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 5 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 72 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 73rd launch this year and the 6th in September is by Japan.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...rable-capsule/

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has launched their HTV-7 resupply craft to the International Space Station. HTV-7 is delivering a new set of batteries for the external portion of the Station’s power generating and storage systems as well as new full-sized experiment racks and glove boxes for the inside of the orbital outpost. The second launch attempt for HTV-7 occurred at 02:52:27 JST on Sunday, 23 September at the Tanegashima launch site – which was 1752:27 UTC/13:52:27 EDT on Saturday, 22 September.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 24 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 25 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 5 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 5 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 73 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 74th launch this year and the 7th in September is by ESA.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...iane-5-launch/

    A milestone over 22 years in the making. Tuesday saw the Ariane 5 rocket conduct its 100th flight, placing two telecommunications satellites into orbit in the process. The Ariane 5, managed and operated by Arianespace, lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana in South America at the end of a 45-minute launch window at 22:38 UTC (18:38 EDT) following a hold during the countdown.

    The 100th flight of Ariane 5 also marked the 300th mission of Arianespace’s three-member rocket family. Arianespace, founded in 1980, is a multinational company responsible for the operation and commercial marketing of the Ariane launch program.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 24 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 25 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 6 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 5 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 74 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 75th launch this year and the 8th in September is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...-1-s1-mission/

    Expace launched the CentiSpace-1-S1 small satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday morning, using its Kuaizhou-1A (Y8) rocket. The Chinese commercial rocket launched at 04:13 UTC – marking China’s 26th orbital launch of the year.

    The mission of the small CentiSpace-1-S1 satellite is not known. However, it has been revealed it will orbit the Earth in a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 700 km. Is it possible this spacecraft is a prototype of a small Earth observation satellite.

    The contract for this mission was only received on May 2018, with the technical team arriving at Jiuquan in late August.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 24 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 26 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 6 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 5 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 75 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 76th launch this year and the 1st in October is by USA. It is SpaceX's 17th launch this year.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...coast-landing/

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the first West Coast return-to-launch-site mission Sunday. The launch, whose primary mission was to deploy Argentina’s SAOCOM 1A radar imaging satellite, took place from Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Space Launch Complex 4E at 19:22 Pacific Time (02:22 UTC on Monday). Falcon’s first stage successfully touched down at the nearby Landing Zone 4 about seven and three-quarter minutes after liftoff.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 25 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 26 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 6 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 5 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 76 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 77th launch this year and the 2nd in October is by China.

    https://gbtimes.com/china-launches-t...om-gobi-desert

    China carried out its 27th orbital launch of 2018 on Tuesday, using a Long March 2C with a new upper stage to loft two Yaogan reconnaissance satellites into orbit.

    Liftoff occurred at 02:43 universal time (10:43 local, 22:43 EDT Monday) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China.

    Success of the launch was confirmed within 40 minutes by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the Chinese space programme.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 25 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 9 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 27 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 6 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 5 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 77 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    Soyuz MS-10 aborting!

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    The 78th launch this year and the 3rd in October is by Russia. It failed - see thread dedicated to it The two crew are safe.

    1st launch failure this year.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...aunch-station/

    The Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, launched their Soyuz MS-10 crew vehicle with two new crewmembers that were set for the International Space Station.

    Soyuz MS-10 launched on Thursday, 11 October 2018 at 0840 UTC – which was 04:40 EDT and 14:40 local time at the launch site in Baikonur. Failure came during staging a few minutes in flight.
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    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 25 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 10 1 0 0 3 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 27 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 6 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 5 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 78 1 1 4 3 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    Spaceflight is still a risky business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    Spaceflight is still a risky business.
    Agreed but one failure in 78 launches, shows how much safer it has become.
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    I talked to a NASA astronaut back in 2003-2004(I don't rember the exact date, but it was after Columbia) who was scheduled to ride the mission after Columbia. She indicated that statistically there is a failure ~100 launches. I lost track of her and don't remember if she made that trip. It was fun getting her viewpoint of missions and failures.

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    Sorry for the delay in the update. Had an accident and was hospitalized for 5 days with no access to a computer.

    The 79th launch this year and the 4th in October is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...h-launch-year/

    China has launched a new pair of navigation satellites on Thursday, marking its 28th orbital launch this year. The launch of Beidou-3M15 and Beidou-3M16 took place from the LC3 Launch Complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, using a Long March-3B/YZ-1 (Chang Zheng-3B/YZ-1) launch vehicle. Launch time was 04:23 UTC and it took over four hours to complete the mission.
    Link to summary of launches by country in 2017

    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 25 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 10 1 0 0 3 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 28 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 6 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 5 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 79 1 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 80th launch this year and the 5th in October is by USA.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...-us-air-force/

    United Launch Alliance’s workhorse Atlas V rocket launched an advanced communications satellite for the US Air Force Wednesday, following an early-morning liftoff from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Atlas launched at the opening of a two-hour window at 00:15 local time (04:15 UTC), successfully deloying the spacecraft after a three-and-a-half-hour mission.
    Link to summary of launches by country in 2017

    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 26 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 10 1 0 0 3 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 28 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 6 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 5 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 80 1 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    Sorry for the delay in the update. Had an accident and was hospitalized for 5 days with no access to a computer.
    Glad you are back, have enjoyed your posts very much.
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    Sorry for the delay in the update. Had an accident and was hospitalized for 5 days with no access to a computer.
    Be careful out there.

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    The 81st launch this year and the 6th in October is by ESA.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...ssion-mercury/

    Arianespace has conducted the opening part of the BepiColombo mission with the launch of the spacecraft on a flight to study Mercury. The launch was conducted by an Ariane 5 that lifted off at 01:45 UTC on Saturday from the European Spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana.
    BepiColombo is a joint mission of the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. It was named in honor of Italian mathematician and engineer Giuseppe “Bepi” Colombo.
    Link to summary of launches by country in 2017

    NUMBER OF LAUNCHES IN 2018 BY COUNTRY__________________________________________________ _____SUMMARY OF LAUNCHES IN 2017 BY COUNTRY
    Country Launches Failures Partial Failures BEO Launches manned Launches _________________ Total Launches Failures Partial Failures
    United States 26 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 10 1 0 0 3 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 28 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 7 0 1 1 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 5 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 4 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 5 1 0
    New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 1 0 1
    North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    Israel 0 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 0 0 0
    TOTAL 81 1 1 5 2 ___________________ 90 4 2
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