Orbital Launch Activity Hit Record in 2023 Written 5 January 2024


SpaceX's Starship launches from Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas, Thursday, April 20, 2023. | Credit: Eric Gay; Associated Press–©

Aviation Week reports that the number “of orbital launch attempts last year rose by 20% over 2022, with 223 flights attempted and 212 reaching orbit, according to statistics compiled by Jonathan McDowell, a Harvard-Smithsonian Center astrophysicist who maintains a database of worldwide astronautical activity.” 
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