Spaceports of the World by Center for Strategic & International Studies

Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, 29 spaceports around the world have been used to launch satellites to orbit. This interactive map and timeline shows the cumulative launches from each spaceport by year (from 1957 to 2017), as well as the destination orbital regime and inclination for each launch’s primary payload.

Aerospace Security explores the technological, budgetary, and policy issues related to the air and space domains and innovative operational concepts for air and space forces. Aerospace Security is a product of the iDeas Lab, the in-house digital, multimedia, and design agency at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).