Space Race 2017: US Commercial vs. China Military. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

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Space Race 2017: US Commercial vs. China Military. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Launch industry trends, based on recent history The worldwide competition to launch the most rockets each year, first noted by Doug Messier about the 2016 race that was won by a squeak by the U.S., and then augmented by my own post about the various predictions by different nations and companies about what they hope to achieve in 2017, got me to thinking. How do these numbers compare with the past? What are the launch trends? Who has been moving up and who has been moving down? And most important, what would a close look at the trends for the past two decades tell us about the future? In order to answer these questions, I decided to compile a table of all worldwide launches since 1998.

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