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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I can't speak about the Chinese space agency, but having dealt with Chinese businesses, I don't find it shocking. Most businesses shutdown for a week or more around New Year's; sort of like that week between Christmas and New Year's in the West.
    Agree with Swift. The Chinese new year starts with the 1st new moon in late January/early February and ends with the full moon 15 days later. Even in Malaysia/Singapore most Chinese business are closed for at least a week.

    In is also the cause of the largest annual human migration.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ins-today.html

    Hundreds of thousands of people in China have begun travelling from major cities to their smaller hometowns for celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year with their families.

    The epic holiday travel rush, billed as the world's largest annual human migration, started today and is expected to last 40 days until March 12.

    A total of 2.98 billion trips would be made by the 1.4 billion Chinese citizens during the period by train, bus and air, according to China Central Television Station. Each British resident would have to make 45 trips to reach the same number.
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    The 25th launch this year and the 4th in March is by China.

    https://gbtimes.com/long-march-2d-lo...8?cat=business

    China returned to action on Saturday with a Long March 2D rocket blasting off from Jiuquan, marking the country's eighth space launch of 2018 following a 33-day break.

    Liftoff of the Long March 2D rocket took place at 07:10 UTC (15:10 local time) on March 17 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert.

    The carrier rocket was carrying the fourth in a series of Land Survey Satellite, with launch closely matching the launch window and timing of China's third launch of the year, on January 13, which saw the third such satellite sent into orbit.

    China's main space contractor CASC confirmed that launch had been successfully towards a 500 km altitude Sun-synchronous orbit less than an hour after liftoff.
    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 8 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 2 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 8 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 2 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 1 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 25 0 1 1 0 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 26th launch this year and the 5th in March is by Russia.

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

    The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, has conducted the world’s first crew launch of 2018. The mission utilized the veteran Soyuz-FG rocket, atop which three crew members, two Americans and one Russian, departed for the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 17:44 UTC (13:44 EDT; 23:44 local time at Baikonur) Wednesday. Docking with the Station is slated to follow on Friday after a two-day orbital rendezvous.
    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 8 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 3 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 8 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 2 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 1 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 25 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    NASA launched a Malemute sounding rocket with student experiments. As it was a suborbital flight, I am not including in the count of launches.

    http://www.13newsnow.com/article/new.../291-531911782

    After several days of iffy weather and aborted attempts, a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket successfully launched from Wallops Island on Sunday morning.

    The payload: student projects from four universities.

    The sounding rocket was previously scheduled to launch earlier in the week, but each morning, various weather conditions prevented the rocket from taking off.

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    Sorry folks, was outstation for a couple of days and need the desktop to update the tables.

    The 27th launch this year and the 6th in March is by India.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...sat-6a-launch/

    India launched an upgraded version of its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Thursday, carrying the GSAT-6A communications satellite into orbit. Liftoff, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, occurred at 16:56 local time (11:26 UTC).

    In the first of three planned orbital launches worldwide on Thursday, India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) debuted an enhanced second stage with a more powerful engine. The rocket deployed GSAT-6A, a communications satellite, for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
    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 8 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 3 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 8 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 2 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 2 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 27 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    We've also had a Falcon 9 launch yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    We've also had a Falcon 9 launch yesterday.
    Just coming to it but China has a launch before it

    The 28th launch this year and the 7th in March is by China.

    https://spaceflight101.com/long-marc...eo-5-6-launch/

    China launched a Long March 3B rocket on Thursday, carrying the next pair of Beidou-3 navigation satellites to join the country’s growing Global Navigation Satellite System set to reach operational strength later this year. Out of nine orbital space launches carried out so far this year by the Chinese, three were in support of Beidou-3 – showcasing the drive behind getting the system into service with up to 18 Beidou craft headed up the hill in 2018.
    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 8 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 3 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 9 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 2 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 2 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 28 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 29th launch this year and the 8th in March is by USA. It is SpaceX 6th launch this year.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...acex-falcon-9/

    SpaceX conducted the fifth launch of its contract with Iridium Communications Friday, deploying ten more satellites to bring Iridium’s next-generation fleet up to a total of fifty satellites in orbit. Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 07:13:51 Pacific Daylight Time (14:13 UTC). The launch also saw SpaceX make an unsuccessful attempt to recover half of Falcon 9’s payload fairing.
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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 9 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 3 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 9 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 2 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 2 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 29 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 30th launch this year and the 9th in March is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...ofen-triplets/

    China’s Long March 4C has launched three Gaofen-1 satellites from the Taiyuan Satellites Launch Center’s LC9 Launch Complex. China’s tenth launch of 2018 took place at 03:22 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 9 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 3 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 10 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 2 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 2 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 30 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    Take two days off and we have the busiest period of launches in a long time Even NASAspaceflight is not keeping it in sequence.

    I missed out another launch so will include it now but the sequence will be a bit wrong - sorry.

    The 31st launch this year and the 10th in March is by Russia.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...s-kosmos-2525/

    Russia’s Soyuz-2-1v rocket made its fourth flight Thursday, deploying the Kosmos 2525 satellite for the Russian military. The second of three orbital launches worldwide on Friday and six across a busy Easter period for spaceflight, Soyuz lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 20:38:42 Moscow Time (17:38 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 9 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 4 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 10 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 2 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 2 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 31 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    Sorry folks, was outstation for a couple of days and need the desktop to update the tables.

    The 27th launch this year and the 6th in March is by India.
    The satellite that was launched is not responding to ground commands. But as there does not seem to be any problems with the launch, I am still keeping it as a succesful launch.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/india...2UuLIY2TN.html

    Communication from the GSAT-6A satellite launched on March 29 has been lost and efforts are underway to establish a link with it, the Indian Space Research Organisation said Sunday, after maintaining an unusual silence on the health of the spacecraft.

    The second orbit raising operation of GSAT-6A has been successfully carried out by Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) Engine firing for about 53 minutes on March 31, in the morning, the ISRO said in a statement.

    But, after the successful long duration firings, when the satellite was on course to normal operating configuration for the third and the final firing, scheduled for April 1, communication from the satellite was lost, the space agency said on its website.

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    "Parabolic Arc" 1st quarter launch summary.

    http://www.parabolicarc.com/2018/04/...a-battle-lead/

    The world’s launch providers have been extremely busy in the first quarter of 2018, with 31 orbital launches thus far. This is more than one third of the 90 launches conducted last year.

    China leads the pack with 10 successful launches. The United States is close behind with a total of nine launches with one failure. The tenth American launch is scheduled for Monday afternoon from Florida.

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    The 32nd launch this year and the 1st in April is by USA..

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...-flown-dragon/

    SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft began its fifteenth mission to the International Space Station Monday with a launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff, from Space Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, occurred at 16:30 Eastern Time (20:30 UTC).
    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 10 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 4 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 10 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 2 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 2 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 32 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    I think the US needs an extra column for manned steam powered launches. Maybe between "Launch" and "Failure".

    Of course, that practically begs for a column labeled ELBB or "Estes Launches, Beyond Backyard."
    Solfe

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    The 33rd launch this year and the 2ndt in April is by ESA.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...8-and-hylas-4/

    Following a launch pause of over two months, Ariane 5 returned to action on Thursday with the launch of DSN-1/Superbird-8 and HYLAS 4. Liftoff from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana was on schedule at the start of a 50 minute launch window that opened at 21:34 UTC.
    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 10 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 4 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 10 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 2 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 33 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 34th launch this year and the 3rd in April is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...weixing-31-01/

    Aiming for a record-breaking year, the Chinese have successfully launched the Yaogan Weixing-31-01 mission – consisting of three satellites – from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 04:25 UTC on Tuesday morning. The surprise launch also carried another small – if unnamed – satellite. The launch took place from Launch Pad 94 of the LC43 launch complex using the Long March 4C (Y25) rocket.
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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 10 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 4 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 11 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 7 1 0
    India 2 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 34 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 35th launch this year and the 4th in April is by India.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...cket-irnss-1i/

    India launched a new satellite for its NavIC satellite navigation system Thursday, replacing a faulty spacecraft in orbit seven-and-a-half months after its intended replacement was lost at launch. The PSLV-XL rocket launched the IRNSS-1I from the First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 04:04 local time (22:34 UTC on Wednesday).
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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 10 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 4 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 11 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 35 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 36th launch this year and the 5th in April is by USA.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...spc-11-launch/

    United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket has launched the AFSPC-11 mission for the United States Air Force Saturday, set on deploying the CBAS communications satellite and EAGLE technology demonstrator. Liftoff occurred at the first time of asking at 19:13 Eastern Time (23:13 UTC).

    Saturday’s launch involves Atlas undertaking a lengthy mission to inject its payloads directly into near-geostationary orbit, 35,786 kilometers (22,236 miles, 19,323 nautical miles) above the equator. The Air Force Space Command 11 (AFPSC-11) payload consists of two satellites which will separate from their carrier rocket over five-and-a-half hours 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 11 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 4 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 11 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 36 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 37th launch this year and the 6th in April is by Russia.

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

    Russia’s Proton-M rocket made its first flight in six months Thursday, on track to deploy a Blagovest military communications satellite. Launch occurred from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 04:12 local time (22:12 UTC on Wednesday), ahead of over nine hours of flight to deployment of its passenger.
    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 11 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 5 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 11 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 37 0 1 1 1 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    The 38th launch this year and the 7th in April is by USA.

    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Sp...unter_999.html

    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft blasted off today after a two-day delay to check out the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems. The $337 million Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, aims to search for planets where life may exist by scanning 85 percent of the skies for planets beyond the solar system, known as exoplanets.
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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 12 0 0 2 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 5 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 11 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 38 0 1 2 1 ___________________ 90 4 2
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    I have a book that lists all launches and all satellites ever till the year of publishing. That was an easier task in the eighties than it is today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    I have a book that lists all launches and all satellites ever till the year of publishing. That was an easier task in the eighties than it is today.
    It was worse in the sixties

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    The 39th launch this year and the 8th in April is by Russia.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...nel-3b-launch/

    In what was likely to be its last commercial launch, Russia’s Rokot rocket gave the European Sentinel-3b satellite a ride to orbit Wednesday. Liftoff, from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia, occurred at 20:57 Moscow Time (17:57 UTC).
    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 12 0 0 2 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 11 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 39 0 1 2 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 40th launch this year and the 9th in April is by China.

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

    China launched its fourth Long March-11 rocket on Thursday, carrying a multiple small satellites into orbit. The launch took place from a mobile launch platform from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 04:42 UTC.
    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 12 0 0 2 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 12 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 40 0 1 2 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 41st launch this year and the 1st in May is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...hes-apstar-6c/

    China launched the APStar-6C communications satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, using a Long March-3B/G2 ‘Chang Zheng-3B/G2’ launch vehicle on Thursday. Launch took place at 16:06 UTC from the LC2 Launch Complex.
    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 12 0 0 2 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 13 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 41 0 1 2 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 42nd launch this year and the 2nd in May is by USA.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...-insight-mars/

    NASA’s InSight mission began a six-month journey to Mars on Saturday with liftoff aboard United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket. The first interplanetary mission to launch from the West Coast of the United States, InSight departed from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at the opening of a two-hour launch window that opened at 04:05 local time (11:05 UTC).
    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 13 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 13 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 42 0 1 3 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    Too bad there was fog to obscure a part portion of the InSight launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    Too bad there was fog to obscure a part portion of the InSight launch.
    Maybe these pictures will be a consolation.

    https://www.geekwire.com/2018/fog-fl...ns-launch-pad/

    As thick fog enveloped Space Launch Complex 3 early this morning, the Mars InSight lander roared off the launch pad aboard an Atlas 5 rocket, starting its journey to the Red Planet.

    My three remote cameras were 300 to 400 feet away from the launch pad, and you can see just how foggy things were. Still, the exhaust plume of the rocket is captivatingly beautiful.

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    The 43rd launch this year and the 3rd in May is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...ofts-gaofen-5/

    China launched a new remote sensing satellite called Gaofen-5 via a Long March 4C from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on Tuesday. Launch took place at 18:28 from the LC9 launch complex.


    The Gaofen civilian high-resolution remote sensing satellites (gao fen = high-resolution) are part of a program that is one of the 16 main programs announced by the State Council in a 15 year plan of Chinese national science and technology programs between 2006 and 2020.
    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 13 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 14 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 43 0 1 3 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 44th launch this year and the 4th in May is by USA. It is SpaceX's 9th launch this year.

    https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/05/1...lcon-9-rocket/

    SpaceX debuted a more reusable, higher-thrust model of the Falcon 9 rocket Friday, hauling Bangladesh’s first communications satellite into orbit from Florida’s Space Coast.

    The successful launch propelled SpaceX closer to launching astronauts for NASA, which will fly on the same “Block 5” model of the Falcon 9 rocket that flew Friday.

    Musk said the enhanced launch vehicle will also be easier to reuse, moving toward the California-based space transport company’s ambitious mission of drastically cutting launch costs and building settlements on other worlds.

    The launcher’s window-rattling blastoff from Kennedy Space Center’s pad 39A, the historic complex once used by NASA’s Saturn 5 moon rocket and numerous space shuttle missions, occurred at 4:14 p.m. EDT (2014 GMT) Friday.
    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 14 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 14 0 0 0 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 0 1 0 0 ___________________ 11 0 0
    Japan 3 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 44 0 1 3 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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