[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Only 58 flights reaching orbit this year...

Just found this on http://spaceflightnow.com/

The year 2001 has turned out to be the slowest for space launches in
nearly 40 years with only 58 flights to reach orbit, along with one
complete failure -- the Orbital Sciences Taurus rocket that was supposed
to loft two satellites. 

Historians say you must look back to 1963 to find a year that produce
that few of launches to reach orbit when 55 missions placed payloads
into space. There were actually 70 launches that year, but 15 never made
it to orbit. 

In 2000 there were 82 launches to orbit plus three failures. 

By contrast the most productive year was 1984 when 129 launches
delivered payloads into orbit. 

73s Peter, DB2OS

Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org