[FPSPACE] 2003 Space Launch Totals
Tue, 06 Jan 2004 21:28:07 +0000
Keith Gottschalk firstname.lastname@example.org wrote, on
Fri, 02 Jan 2004 14:01:24 +0200
>>2003 Space Launch Totals (List Follows)
>>Items of note: [snip]
>>Russo/Ukrainian launchers were 24/24. U.S. was second with 22/23 record.
>> China was third (6/7). Europe was fourth (4/4). Japan fifth (2/3).
>>India sixth (2/2).
> It is interesting that so soon China has overtaken ESA for yearly
>number of launches, in addition to an indigenous human spaceflight
>capacity. Let's see if they maintain this lead.
It seems that China intends to do that, based on announcements
made this week. China announced plans for what would be a
record 10 launches while Arianespace said it planned 4-6 Ariane 5
launches. By itself, Sea Launch could launch as many rockets as
Arianespace in 2004.
- Ed Kyle
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