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SPACE LAUNCH TOTALS BY DECADE
1957-2014
As of December 31, 2014

Orbital Space Launches Only


Updated 12/31/2014

 

	
                      L = Launches  F = Failures(1)
                 1950s  1960s   1970s   1980s   1990s   2000s    2010s  Total
                  L(F)   L(F)    L(F)    L(F)    L(F)    L(F)     L(F)   L(F)
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Angara (KSLV-1)    -      -       -       -       -      1(1)    2(1)    3(2)
Angara 1.2         -      -       -       -       -       -       -       -  x
Angara 5           -      -       -       -       -       -      1(0)    1(0)
<Angara Total      -      -       -       -       -      1(1)    3(1)    4(2)>
Antares            -      -       -       -       -       -      5(1)    5(1)
Ariane 1           -      -      1(0)   10(2)     -       -       -     11(2)
Ariane 2           -      -       -      6(1)     -       -       -      6(1)
Ariane 3           -      -       -     11(1)     -       -       -     11(1)
Ariane 4           -      -       -      6(0)   87(3)   23(0)     -    116(3)
<Ariane 1-4 Total  -      -      1(0)   33(4)   87(3)   23(0)     -    144(7)>

Ariane 5G          -      -       -       -      4(2)   12(1)     -     16(3)
Ariane 5G+         -      -       -       -       -      3(0)     -      3(0)
Ariane 5GS         -      -       -       -       -      6(0)     -      6(0)
Ariane 5ECA        -      -       -       -       -     23(1)   24(0)   47(1)
Ariane 5ES         -      -       -       -       -      1(0)    4(0)    5(0)
<Ariane 5 Total    -      -       -       -      4(2)   45(2)   28(0)   77(4)>

Athena 1/2         -      -       -       -      6(2)    1(0)     -      7(2)

Atlas NUS/SUS     1(0)  12(5)   14(1)   20(3)    8(0)     -       -     55(9) 
Atlas Able        1(1)   2(2)     -       -       -       -       -      3(3)
Atlas Mercury(UM)  -     3(1)     -       -       -       -       -      3(1)
Atlas Mercury(M)   -     4(0)     -       -       -       -       -      4(0)
Atlas Agena        -    99(14)  10(1)     -       -       -       -    109(15)
Atlas Centaur      -    19(5)*  31(4)   17(3)     -       -       -     67(12)*
Atlas H            -      -       -      5(0)     -       -       -      5(0)
Atlas I            -      -       -       -     11(3)     -       -     11(3)
Atlas II(A/AS)     -      -       -       -     44(0)   19(0)     -     63(0)
Atlas III(A/B)     -      -       -       -       -      6(0)     -      6(0)
<Atlas Total      2(1) 139(27)  55(6)   42(6)   63(3)   25(0)     -    326(43)>

Atlas 5 401        -      -       -       -       -      9(1)   17(0)   26(1)
Atlas 5 411        -      -       -       -       -      2(0)    1(0)    3(0)
Atlas 5 421        -      -       -       -       -      3(0)     -      3(0)
Atlas 5 431        -      -       -       -       -      2(0)     -      2(0)
Atlas 5 501        -      -       -       -       -       -      5(0)    5(0)
Atlas 5 521        -      -       -       -       -      2(0)     -      2(0)
Atlas 5 531        -      -       -       -       -       -      3(0)    3(0)
Atlas 5 541        -      -       -       -       -       -      3(0)    3(0)
Atlas 5 551        -      -       -       -       -      1(0)    3(0)    4(0)
<Atlas 5 Total     -      -       -       -       -     19(1)   32(0)   51(1)>

Black Arrow        -      -      2(1)     -       -       -       -      2(1)

Conestoga          -      -       -       -      1(1)     -       -      1(1)

CZ-1 (DF-3)        -      -      2(0)     -       -       -       -      2(0)

CZ-2(C)/FB-1       -      -     11(5)    9(0)   10(0)   11(0)   12(1)   53(6)
CZ-2D              -      -       -       -      3(0)    8(0)   11(0)   22(0)
CZ-2E              -      -       -       -      7(2)     -       -      7(2)
CZ-2F (UM)         -      -       -       -      1(0)    3(0)    2(0)    6(0)     
CZ-2F (M)          -      -       -       -       -      3(0)    2(0)    5(0)
CZ-3(A/B/C)        -      -       -      5(1)   15(3)   23(1)   31(0)   74(5) 
CZ-4(A/B/C)        -      -       -      1(0)    3(0)   14(0)   24(1)   42(0)
<DF-5(CZ2-4) Total -      -     11(5)   15(1)   39(5)   62(1)   82(2)  209(14)>

Delta 4M           -      -       -       -       -      3(0)     -      3(0)
Delta 4M+4,2       -      -       -       -       -      4(0)    8(0)   12(0)
Delta 4M+5,2       -      -       -       -       -       -      1(0)    1(0)
Delta 4M+5,4       -      -       -       -       -      1(0)    3(0)    4(0)
Delta 4H           -      -       -       -       -      3(1)    5(0)    8(1)
<Delta 4 Total     -      -       -       -       -     11(1)   17(0)   28(1)>

Diamant            -     4(1)    8(2)     -       -       -       -     12(3)
Epsilon            -      -       -       -       -       -      1(0)    1(0)

Energia            -      -       -      2(1)     -       -       -      2(1)
Europa             -     2(2)    2(2)     -       -       -       -      4(4)

Falcon 1           -      -       -       -       -      5(3)     -      5(3)
Falcon 9 v1.0      -      -       -       -       -       -      5(1)    5(1)
Falcon 9 v1.1      -      -       -       -       -       -      8(0)    8(0)
<Falcon 9 Total    -      -       -       -       -       -     13(1)   13(1)>

H-2                -      -       -       -      7(2)     -       -      7(2)
H-2A-202           -      -       -       -       -      5(0)   10(0)   15(0)
H-2A-2022          -      -       -       -       -      3(0)     -      3(0)
H-2A-2024          -      -       -       -       -      7(1)     -      7(1)
H-2A-204           -      -       -       -       -      1(0)     -      1(0)
H-2B-304           -      -       -       -       -      1(0)    3(0)    4(0)
<H-2(A/B) Total    -      -       -       -      7(2)   17(1)   13(0)   37(3)>

India SLV          -      -      1(1)    3(1)     -       -       -      4(2)
India ASLV         -      -       -      2(2)    2(1)     -       -      4(3)
India PSLV         -      -       -       -      5(2)    5(0)    1(0)   11(2)
India PSLV-CA      -      -       -       -       -      5(0)    5(0)   10(0)
India PSLV-XL      -      -       -       -       -      1(0)    6(0)    7(0)
<India PSLV Total  -      -       -       -      5(2)   11(0)   12(0)   28(2)>
India GSLV         -      -       -       -       -      5(3)    3(2)    8(5)
India LVM3         -      -       -       -       -       -       -       -  xx

Juno I/SPARTA     6(3)   1(0)     -       -       -       -       -      7(3)
Juno II           5(3)   5(3)     -       -       -       -       -     10(6)

KT-1 (DF-31 PRC)   -      -       -       -       -      2(2)     -      2(2)
Kuaizhou (PRC)     -      -       -       -       -       -      2(0)    2(0)

L4S/M4S (Japan)    -     4(4)    5(1)     -       -       -       -      9(5)
M-III   (Japan)    -      -      7(1)    8(0)    4(1)     -       -     19(2)
M-V     (Japan)    -      -       -       -      2(0)    5(1)     -      7(1)

Minotaur 1 (MM)    -      -       -       -       -      8(0)    3(0)   11(0)
Minotaur 4(+)X)    -      -       -       -       -       -      3(0)    3(0)$
Minotaur 5         -      -       -       -       -       -      1(0)    1(0)

N-1(USSR)          -     2(2)    2(2)     -       -       -       -      4(4)

Pegasus            -      -       -       -      6(2)     -       -      6(2)
Pegasus H          -      -       -       -      3(0)    1(0)     -      4(0)
Pegasus XL         -      -       -       -     19(3)   11(0)    2(0)   32(3)
<Pegasus Total     -      -       -       -     28(5)   12(0)    2(0)   42(5)>

Proton             -     4(1)     -       -       -       -       -      4(1)
Proton-K           -     1(0)   13(2)%   9(1)    5(0)    1(0)     -     29(3)%
Proton-K/D         -    18(12)  21(3)     -       -       -       -     39(15)
Proton-K/DM        -      -     18(4)   47(2)    1(0)     -       -     66(6)
Proton-K/D-1       -      -      3(0)    8(0)     -       -       -      11(0)
Proton-K/D-2       -      -       -      2(0)    1(1)     -       -      3(1)
Proton-K/DM-2      -      -       -     37(4)   57(4)   14(0)    1(0)  109(8)
Proton-K/DM-2M     -      -       -      -      18(1)   24(1)     -     42(2)
Proton-K/17S40     -      -       -      -       4(0)    2(0)     -      6(0)
Proton-K/Briz-M    -      -       -      -       1(1)    3(0)     -      4(1)
Proton-M/Briz-M    -      -       -      -        -     34(3)   45(5)   79(8)
Proton-M/DM-2      -      -       -      -        -      4(0)    2(0)    6(0)
Proton-M/DM-03     -      -       -      -        -       -      2(2)    2(2)
<Proton Total      -    23(13)  55(9)% 103(7)   87(7)   82(4)   50(7)  400(47)%>

R-7 Sputnik       4(1)   2(0)     -       -       -       -       -      6(1)
R-7 Vostok (UM)   7(4)  73(11)  55(0)   24(0)    1(0)     -       -    160(15)
R-7 Vostok (M)     -     6(0)     -       -       -       -       -      6(0)
R-7 Voskhod (UM)   -   111(4)  186(9)     -       -       -       -    297(13)
R-7 Voskhod (M)    -     2(0)     -       -       -       -       -      2(0)
R-7 Molniya (L)    -    40(21)    -       -       -       -       -     40(21) 
R-7 Molniya-M      -    20(2)   87(4)  110(4)   51(1)   11(1)    1(0)  280(12)
R-7 Soyuz (UM)     -     8(0)  180(6)  395(8)  136(4)   59(1)   33(1)  811(20)
R-7 Soyuz (M)      -     7(0)   25(1)   27(0)   21(0)   22(0)   20(0)  122(1)
R-7 Soyuz Ikar     -      -       -       -      6(0)     -       -      6(0)
R-7 Soyuz Fregat   -      -       -       -       -     18(1)   29(2)   47(3)
<R-7 Total       11(5) 269(38) 533(20) 556(12) 215(5)  110(3)   83(3) 1777(86)>&
Soyuz 2-1v         -      -       -       -       -       -      1(0)    1(0)

R-12 Kosmos 2(M)   -    89(14)  75(6)     -       -       -       -    164(20)

R-14 Kosmos 1/3(M) -    30(7)  196(10) 156(6)   55(2)   24(1)    1(0)  462(26)

RS-18 Rokot        -      -       -       -      1(0)   12(1)   10(1)   23(2)
RS-18 Strela       -      -       -       -       -      1(0)    2(0)    3(0)
<RS-18 Total       -      -       -       -      1(0)   13(1)   12(1)   26(2)>

R-29RM Shitl       -      -       -       -      1(0)    1(0)     -      2(0)
R-29R Volna        -      -       -       -       -      1(1)     -      1(1)
<R-29R(M) Total    -      -       -       -      1(0)    2(1)     -      3(1)>
R-36-0             -    20(1)    3(0)     -       -       -       -     23(1)
R-36 Tsyklon 2(A)  -    10(2)   37(1)   48(0)   15(0)    3(0)     -    113(3)
R-36 Tsyklon 3     -      -      6(0)   75(4)   36(2)    5(2)     -    122(8)
R-36M Dnepr        -      -       -       -      1(0)   12(1)    8(0)   21(1)
<R-36(M) Total     -    30(3)   46(1)  123(4)   52(2)   20(3)    8(0)  279(13)>

Safir (Iran)       -      -       -       -       -      2(1)    4(2)    6(3)
Saturn I/IB(UM)    -     8(0)+    -       -       -       -       -      8(0)+
Saturn I/IB(M)     -     1(0)    4(0)     -       -       -       -      5(0)
Saturn V (UM)      -     2(1)    1(0)     -       -       -       -      3(1)
Saturn V (M)       -     5(0)    5(0)     -       -       -       -     10(0)

Scout              -    53(14)  30(2)   11(0)    6(0)     -       -    100(16)

Shavit(Israel)     -      -       -      1(0)    4(2)    3(1)    2(0)   10(3)

Start(-1)          -      -       -       -      4(1)    3(0)     -      7(1)

STS (M)            -      -       -     32(2)   64(0)   33(1)    6(0)  135(3)

TaepoDong/Unha     -      -       -       -      1(1)    2(2)    2(1)    5(4)

Taurus (XL)        -      -       -       -      4(0)    4(2)    1(1)    9(3)

Thor Able(Star)   5(3)  21(6)     -       -       -       -       -     26(9)
Thor Agena        8(4) 162(20)  15(1)     -       -       -       -    185(25)
Thor Burner        -    14(1)   16(1)    1(1)     -       -       -     31(3)
Thor Delta         -    63(4)    2(0)     -       -       -       -     65(4)
Thor(LT) Delta     -    11(2)   17(2)     -       -       -       -     28(4)
Thor(ELT) Delta    -      -     57(3)   35(1)    1(0)     -       -     93(4)
Thor(XLT) Delta II -      -       -      5(0)   82(2)   60(0)    5(0)  152(2)
Thor Delta III     -      -       -       -      2(2)    1(0)     -      3(2)
Thor N1/N2 (Jap)   -      -      5(1)   10(0)     -       -       -     15(1)
Thor H1 (Jap)      -      -       -      5(0)    4(0)     -       -      9(0)
<Thor/Delta/N1   13(7) 271(33) 112(8)   56(2)   89(4)   61(0)    5(0)  607(54)>

Titan II GLV(UM)   -     1(0)#     -      -       -       -       -      1(0)#
Titan II GLV(M)    -    10(0)      -      -       -       -       -     10(0)
Titan II 23G       -      -        -     2(0)    3(0)    1(0)     -      6(0)
Titan II 23G/Star  -      -        -      -      4(1)    3(0)     -      7(1)
Titan IIIA         -     4(1)      -      -       -       -       -      4(1)
Titan IIIB         -    24(1)   34(3)   10(1)     -       -       -     68(5)
Titan IIIC         -    13(3)   20(3)    3(0)     -       -       -     36(6)
Titan IIID         -      -     17(0)    5(0)     -       -       -     22(0)
Titan IIIE         -      -      7(1)     -       -       -       -      7(1)
Titan 34D/3Com     -      -       -     15(3)    4(1)     -       -     19(4)
Titan IVA          -      -       -      1(0)   21(2)     -       -     22(2)
Titan IVB          -      -       -       -      6(2)   11(0)     -     17(2)
<Titan Total       -    52(5)   78(7)   36(4)   38(6)   15(0)     -    219(22)>

Vanguard         11(8)    -       -       -       -       -       -     11(8)

Vega               -      -       -       -       -       -      3(0)    3(0)
VLS (Brazil)       -      -       -       -      2(2)     -       -      2(2)

Zenit 2            -      -       -     13(3)   19(5)    4(0)     -     36(8)
Zenit 3SL/DMSL     -      -       -       -      2(0)   28(3)    6(1)   36(4)
Zenit 2M           -      -       -       -       -      1(0)     -      1(0)
Zenit 3SLB/DMSLB   -      -       -       -       -      4(1)    2(0)    6(1)
Zenit 2SB          -      -       -       -       -       -      1(0)    1(0)
Zenit 2F/Fregat    -      -       -       -       -       -      2(0)    2(0)
<Zenit 2/3         -      -       -     13(3)   21(5)   37(4)   11(1)   82(13)>

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   TOTALS BY DECADE
L = Launches  F = Failures

             L(F)    Success
                      Rate
----------------------------
1950s       48(27)    0.44
1960s      990(167)   0.83
1970s     1231(84)    0.93
1980s     1192(55)    0.95
1990s      892(64)    0.93
2000s      662(39)    0.94
2010s      409(23)    0.94
----------------------------
TOTAL     5424(459)   0.92


* Does not include 1(1) suborbital Atlas Centaur test during 1960s
% Does not include 1(0) suborbital Proton test during 1970s
# Does not include 1(0) suborbital UM Titan II GLV test during 1960s
+ Does not include 6(0) suborbital Saturn I/IB tests during 1960s
& Does not include 1(0) suborbital Soyuz-2 test during 2004
                   2(0) Soyuz no-launch pad failures (escape towers fired)
                   1(0) Vostok 2M fueling accident at PL, 48 killed
$ Does not include 2(0) suborbital 3-stg Minotaur 4 "Lite", 2010-11
x Does not include 1(0) suborbital 2-stg Angara 1.2PP test, 2014
xx Does not include 1(0) suborbital 2-stg LVM3 test, 2014 
 
(1) Launch vehicle failure counted when launch vehicle fails to
    inject payload into (or near) intended orbit.