2022 Orbital Launches, by Country

Here’s our official graphs of launches by country in 2022, along with a look back at activity for the seven years prior. These visualization stands on the shoulders of a giant, Jonathan McDowell, who did great work in cataloging space activities in 2022.

The increase in the US’ number of launches can primarily be attributed to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which reached orbit 60 times in 2022. Launch providers in Russia have experienced a drop in demand of its Soyuz rocket as a consequence of the Kremlin's decision to invade Ukraine.

Meanwhile, China has continued to increase the number of its launches with the Long March rocket family.