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2014 Statistics 

Source: Summary of Spacecraft Laurcned in 2014 and Spacecrat Launched in 2014.

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I - Rockets and Spacecraft Launched in 2014

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Rocket launched Spacecraft carried
22 Soyuz 36 spacecraft
1 Angara 1 spacecraft
3 Antares 77 spacecraft*
6 Ariane 11 spacecraft
9 Atlas 9 spacecraft
15 Chang Zheng 24 spacecraft
5 Delta 7 spacecraft
2 Dnepr 43 spacecraft
6 Falcon 17 spacecraft
4 H 29 spacecraft
1 Kuaizhou 1 spacecraft
8 Proton 10 spacecraft
2 Rockot 7 spacecraft
1 Shaviyt 1 spacecraft
4 SLV 9 spacecraft
1 Strela 1 spacecraft
1 Vega 1 spacecraft
1 Zenit 1 spacecraft
92 launches 285 spacecraft
Launchers in Perspective
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
13 19 14 16 22
0 0 0 0 1
0 0 0 2 3
6 5 7 4 6
4 5 6 8 9
15 19 19 14 15
4 6 4 3 5
3 1 0 2 2
2 0 2 3 6
2 3 2 2 4
0 0 0 1 1
12 9 11 10 8
2 1 1 4 2
0 0 0 0 1
3 3 2 3 4
0 0 0 1 1
1 0 1 1 1
0 5 3 2 1
74 84 76 81 92
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89½ successful launches + ½ 'partial success' (Galileo) + 2 failures (Proton & Antares), and 2 suborbital tests (Angara & GSLV Mk.3

N.B.: The Soyuz which carried the first two Galileo-FOC is considered a half-success.

* 17 microsatellites carried by an Antares stayed onboard ISS.

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II - Spacecraft by Weight Categories

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125 full-fledge spacecraft
(more than 100 kg)
43.4%
30 small spacecraft
(bet.10 and 99 kg)
10.5%
130 microsatellites
(less than 10 kg)
45.6%
285 spacecraft
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Weight Cat. in Perspective
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
>100 kg 105 115 103 107 125
10-99 6 10 9 11 30
<10 kg 18 12 23 96 130
Total 129 137 138 214 285
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III - Mission Categories

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Categories Civil Military ..... 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
26 Amateur/Student satellites 26 10 14 21 44 26
4 Astronomy satellites 4 1 2 1 7 4
3 Biology satellites 3 1 0 0 1 1
44 Communications satellites (civil) 44 27 40 31 31 44
9 Communications satellites (military) 9 8 6 12 25 9
94 Earth-remote sensing satellites 94 5 4 12 11 94
7 Earth/space Sciences satellites 7 2 3 5 9 7
3 Electronic Intelligence satellites 3 0 4 7 3 3
3 Meteorology satellites (civil) 3 3 2 3 1 3
1 Meteorology satellites (military) 1 0 0 0 0 1
4 Military Science & Technology satellites 4 12 8 10 18 4
3 Missile Early Warning satellites 3 1 1 1 2 3
7 Navigation satellites (military) 7 16 10 7 5 7
4 Navigation satellites (civil) 4 1 2 2 1 1
14 Piloted Programs 14 12 16 13 13 14
15 Planetary Probes 15 2 6 0 5 15
6 Ocean surveillance satellites 6 3 2 0 0 6
10 Surveillance satellites 10 8 10 6 9 10
3 Space surveillance satellites  3 1 0 0 0 2
25 Technology satellites (civil) 25 10 14 21 47 26
285 spacecraft 239  46  129 137 138 214 285
Percent civil / military 84.7% 15.3 %
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IV - Spacecraft Launched by

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 37 Russian rockets 99 spacecraft 34.7 % (Soyuz, Angara, Dnepr, Proton, Rockot, Strela & Zenit)
 23 American rockets 110 spacecraft 38.6 % (Antares, Atlas, Delta & Falcon)
 7 European rockets 12 spacecraft 4.2 % (Ariane & Vega)
 16 Chinese rockets 25 spacecraft 8.8 % (Chang Zheng & Kuaizhou)
 4 Japanese rockets 29 spacecraft 10.2 % (H)
 4 Indian rockets 9 spacecraft 3.2 % (SLV)
 1 Israelian rocket 1 spacecraft 0.4 % (Shaviyt)
92 rockets 285 spacecraft
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..V - Spacecraft's Sponsor
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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
35 Russian spacecraft 27 25 22 30 35
23 American spacecraft 25 21 19 42 23
15 European spacecraft 10 10 13 17 15
23 Chinese spacecraft 18 20 25 20 23
25 Japanese spacecraft 6 4 4 4 25
4 Canadian spacecraft 0 1 1 4 4
4 Indian spacecraft 3 5 2 4 4
1 Israelian spacecraft 1 1 0 1 1
15 Other Governments spacecraft 9 13 12 12 15
114 Commercial spacecraft 20 23 19 33 114
26 Amateur/Student spacecraft 10 14 21 47 26
285 spacecraft 129 137 138 214 285
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© Claude Lafleur, 2014 Mes sites web: claudelafleur.qc.ca

 

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