Watch 83 Rocket Launches That Happened in 2015 in a Single Video

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In 2015, 87 rockets were launched into space. This video shows almost all of them—save for 4 Chinese launches without video—in one glorious super-cut.

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From Falcon 9 v1.1 on January 10th to Long March 3B/E on December 28th, 2015 was a pretty great year for rocket launches. Russia lofted the most at 29, with the U.S. and China not far behind, launching 20 and 19 respectively. If you’re wondering, 1994 set the record for rocket launches, at an impressive 93.

You can sit and watch 32 whole minutes of the 83 launches in the clip below. Enjoy!

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Top image of the the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft launch by Bill Ingalls/NASA

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synthozoic
synthozoic

What’s amazing here is the number of launches in comparison to times like 1960, when 44 spacecraft where launched by the US and the Soviets. With more and more nations getting the technology for space exploration, hopefully the annual rate will continue to increase.

“If you’re wondering, 1994 set the record for rocket launches, at an impressive 93.”

However there might be some definition issues about what constitutes a spacecraft, which is not necessarily the same thing as a rocket launch. Because according to this site, we had 174 space craft in 1966.

Then again, we have China on the Moon and we have India on Mars, so progress is being made, no doubt! My point is that the more nations get involved both cooperatively and competitively, the more easy space access gets for all of us.