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Total of 37 rocket missions successfully launched by major commercial space access providers in 2017, with SpaceX leading with 18

Annual Successful Rocket Missions of Major Commercial Space Access Providers
2013 – 2018 (number of missions and percentage)

Proof Point Findings:
  • Commercial Space Providers – Companies providing space products and services for commercial purposes
  • Total Annual Missions – Rocket missions successfully launched by major commercial space access providers SpaceX, ULA and Arianespace reached 37 in 2017, increased 76% since 2013
  • 2017 and 2018 Leading Provider – SpaceX continues to surpass other companies, almost matching combined 2017 launches of ULA and Arianespace, and leading with already five launches by 2018 Q1
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include rapidly advancing space technology, accelerating space and geological research, expansion of space commercial applications (e.g. big data, network connectivity, and weather services), and increasing government support for space exploration
Sector: Cross-sector

Date Last Updated: April 20, 2018

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