China And The U.S. Dominate Global Space Launch Market

Credit: Rocket Lab
Despite gains by U.S. launch industry juggernaut SpaceX, which is on track to complete a company record 21 flights in 2018, China surpassed the U.S. in the total number of orbital launches this year. With 36 flights, including the Chang’e 4 mission to the far side of the Moon, China slipped ahead of...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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