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Re: Only 58 flights reaching orbit this year...



Hello Bob,

here is the full link to the article:

  http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0112/28tsyklon/

You are right, it would be interesting to know how the various
countries share the decrease in launches. Unfortunately the
article does not address this...

73s and HNY
 Peter DB2OS


Robert McGwier wrote:
> 
> Peter:
> 
> I could not find the article on that page with about a
> 30 second search.  ;-).
> 
> I would find it most interesting to know if most of the
> decline in launches to orbit is directly attributable
> to a large decrease in the launches in the former
> Soviet Union?
> 
> Happy New Year,
> Bob
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Peter Guelzow
> Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2001 5:00 PM
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] 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
> 
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