Russia Led All Launch Providers in 2010, Followed By U.S. and China

Launch Statistics for 2010
(Via Roscosmos)

Total Launches: 74
Successes: 70
Failures: 4

Launch Breakdown

  • Russia — 31 launches (42 percent)
  • United States — 15 launches (20.3 percent)
  • China — 15 launches (20.3 percent)
  • ESA (Arianespace) — 6 launches (8.1 percent)
  • India — 3 launches (4 percent)
  • Japan — 2 launches (2.7 percent)
  • South Korea — 1 launch (1.35 percent)
  • Israel — 1 launch (1.35 percent)

Launch Failures

India — 2 (GSLV)
Russia — 1 (Proton)
Korea — 1 (KSLV-1)

Russian Breakdown

Out of 31 Russia’s launches, 15 have been made by the rockets produced by Khrunichev Space Center, including 12 of heavy-lift Proton. That is two times more than for Proton’s rival, Ariane 5.

Proton has also beat another record, making 29 launches within 29 months.