Commercial space launches - United States 1990-2017

The graph depicts the number of U.S. commercial space launches from 1990 to 2017. The United States conducted 21 commercial space launches in 2017. Between 1990 and 2017, this figure amounted to 213.

U.S. commercial space launches from 1990 to 2017

Commercial space launches
1721
1611
158
1411
136
122
110
104
094
086
073
062
051
046
035
025
013
007
9915
9822
9717
9611
9512
945
935
926
916
909
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Sources

Release date

2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Data through 2015 were taken from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' website.
2016 figure was taken from a previous edition.
The source specifies:
A commercial launch is a launch that is internationally competed (i.e. available in principle to international launch providers) or whose primary payload is commercial in nature. FAA-licensed launches carrying captive government (NASA and DOD) or industry payloads (ORBCOMM, Delta 3 demosat, Zenit 3SL demosat, and others) are counted here. Data are for orbital launches only.

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