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    The 435th launch this year and the 35th in May is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...lunar-mission/

    A Chinese Long March 4C has launched the Queqiao spacecraft – a relay satellite for the upcoming Chang’e-4 lunar mission. Launch occurred from the LC-3 pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre (XSLC) at 21:25 UTC.

    This latest launch is part of China’s growing ambitions for lunar exploration, which has already achieved numerous successes. Chang’e-1 was launched in 2007 and and Chang’e-2 in 2010.

    The previous mission involved the Chang’e-3 probe and Yutu lunar rover. Chang’e is the name of the Chinese moon goddess.

    The mission, from the trip to the Moon, the landing on the lunar surface and the Rover’s – nicknamed Jade Rabbit – short road trip, all captivated the Chinese public and fostered their support for China’s future exploration goals.
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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 14 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 15 0 0 1 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 45 0 1 4 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 46th launch this year and the 6th in May is by USA.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...us-launch-iss/

    Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft began its next supply run to the International Space Station Monday, with liftoff aboard an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. Launch came at the end of a five-minute window at 04:44 Eastern Time (08:44 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 15 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 15 0 0 1 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 46 0 1 4 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 47th launch this year and the 7th in May is by USA. It is SpaceX's 10th launch this year.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...ace-fo-launch/

    SpaceX conducted its tenth launch of the year Tuesday, deploying five commercial Iridium communications satellites and the GRACE Follow-On Earth science mission for NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences. The flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:47:48 local time (19:47 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 16 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 15 0 0 1 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 47 0 1 4 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    Shaping up to be a record year, both in total launches and US launches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    Shaping up to be a record year, both in total launches and US launches.
    You forgot China only 7 more and they would have beaten their best year yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    You forgot China only 7 more and they would have beaten their best year yet.
    Yes they are in position to best their record.

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    The 48th launch this year and the 1st in June is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...ofts-gaofen-6/

    China launched a new remote sensing satellite called Gaofen-6 on Saturday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Launch took place at 4:13 UTC from the LC9 launch complex using a Long March-2D – Chang Zheng-2D – 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 16 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 16 0 0 1 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 48 0 1 4 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 49th launch this year and the 2nd in June is by USA. It is SpaceX's 11th launch this year.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...launch-ses-12/

    SpaceX launched their sixth mission for telecommunications giants SES. The launch, using a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket to deploy the SES-12 satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit, occurred at 00:45 Eastern on Monday, departing from SLC-40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

    The launch of SES-12, SpaceX’s eleventh mission of the year, continues a partnership with Luxembourg-based SES, who was the first customer to launch a communications satellite on Falcon 9 back in 2013. SES was also the customer for SpaceX’s first mission with a previously-flown – or flight-proven – first stage last March.
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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 17 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 16 0 0 1 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 49 0 1 4 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    I didn't realize until this morning that I could probably have watched it live last night. I miss the booster landings, but I guess they'll resume before too long.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    The 50th launch this year and the 3rd in June is by China.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...es-fengyun-2h/

    China launched a new geostationary meteorological satellite using a Long March 3A (Chang Zheng 3A) rocket from the Launch Complex LC2 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC). The launch of Fengyun-2H (Fengyun-2-9) took place at 13:07 UTC on June 5.
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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 17 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 6 0 0 0 1 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 17 0 0 1 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 50 0 1 4 1 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 51st launch this year and the 4th in June is by Russia. It is the 2nd manned launch this year

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

    For the second time this year, Roscosmos launched three crewmembers towards the International Space Station. Soyuz Commander Sergei Prokopyev and fellow crewmembers Dr. Alexander Gerst and Dr. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor launched on Soyuz MS-09 at 07:12 EDT (1112 UTC) on Wednesday, 6 June from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day rendezvous with the Station. The new crew will be joined on the Station by the first space-flying Artificial Intelligence robot, CIMON.
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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 17 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 7 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 17 0 0 1 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 51 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    It was spectacular, and had exterior cameras for some nice images during the flight.

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    The 52nd launch this year and the 5th in June is by Japan.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...adar-6-launch/

    Japan made another addition to its constellation of reconnaissance satellites with the launch of the IGS Radar 6 satellite Tuesday. Riding to orbit atop an H-IIA rocket, the satellite lifted off at the start of a thirteen-minute, 57-second window that opened at 13:20:00 local time (04:20 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 17 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 7 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 17 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 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 52 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2

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    The 53rd launch this year and the 6th in June is by Russia.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...ss-spacecraft/

    Russia has launched a replenishment satellite for its GLONASS navigation system Sunday, with a Soyuz-2-1b rocket and its Fregat-M upper stage carrying the Uragan-M No.756 spacecraft into orbit. Soyuz lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 00:30 Moscow Time (21:30 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 17 0 0 3 0 ___________________ 29 0 0
    Russia 8 0 0 0 2 ___________________ 19 1 0
    China 17 0 0 1 0 ___________________ 18 1 1
    ESA 3 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 53 0 1 4 2 ___________________ 90 4 2

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