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something unexpected occurred during private Japanese rocket Kairos first orbital launch attempt
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we don't know what is going on but seems it's not something good.
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Update: Major events for the rest of 2024

17 Mar 2024 SpaceX Starship orbital launch attempt
20 March 2024 CASC Long March 8 CNSA Queqiao-2 lunar orbiters
21 March 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz MS-25 crewed mission to ISS
28 March 2024 ULA Delta 4 Heavy final Delta 4 Heavy launch
(TBD)Mar 2024 ABL RS-1 second orbital launch attempt
(TBD)Mar 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Cygnus NG-21 cargo mission to ISS
6 Apr 2024 Roscosmos Angara A5 flight test
(TBD)Apr 2024 Gilmour Space Eris first private Australian launch vehicle
(TBD)Apr 2024 Skyroot Aerospace Vikram 1 first private Indian launch vehicle
(TBD)Apr 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Polaris Dawn crewed mission
3 May 2024 CASC Long March 5 Chang'e 6 lunar sample return & Pakistan's first lunar orbiter ICECUBE-Q
18 May 2024 CASC Long March 2F Shenzhou-18 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)May 2024 Firefly Alpha orbital launch attempt
(TBD)May 2024 ULA Atlas 5 Boeing starliner first crewed test flight
(TBD)May 2024 Skyrora Skyrora XL first private British launch vehicle
3 June 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz Progress cargo mission to ISS
(TBD)June 2024 CNSA Chang'e 6 Ascent Module lunar orbital launch
(TBD) 2024 RFA RFA One first private German launch vehicle
(TBD)June 2024 Arianespace Ariane 6 first orbital flight
(TBD)June 2024 ULA Vulcan Centaur first Dream Chaser cargo mission to ISS
(TBD))June 2024 Aevum Ravn X first orbital flight of Ravn X
(TBD)July 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 1 first uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)July 2024 Space Pioneer Tianlong-3 first orbital flight
(TBD)Aug 2024 Blue Origin New Glenn first orbital flight with NASA ESCAPADE Mars orbiters
(TBD)Aug 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-9 crewed mission to ISS
11 Sept 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz MS-26 crewed mission to ISS
(TBD)Q3 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Firefly Blue Ghost lunar lander
8 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 ESA Hera Asteroid orbiter
10 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy NASA Europa Clipper Jupiter orbiter
(TBD) Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 AX-4 crewed mission
11 Nov 2024 Long March 2F Shenzhou-19 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 Long March 7 Tianzhou-8 cargo mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy Griffin lunar lander
(TBD)Nov 2024 Galactic Energy Pallas-1 first orbital flight
30 Dec 2024 Rocket Lab Electron Photon & Venus Life Finer Venus flyby & entry
(TBD)Dec 2024 CASC Long March 12 first orbital flight
(TBD)Dec 2024 Perigee Aerospace Blue Whale 1 first private South Korean launch vehicle
(TBD)Dec 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 2 second uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)Dec 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Hakuto-R 2 lunar lander & rover
(TBD)Dec 2024 Deep Blue Aerospace Nebula-1 first orbital flight

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(TBD)Dec 2024 Isar Aerospace Spectrum first orbital flight of Spectrum
(TBD)Dec 2024 Rocket Lab Neutron first orbital flight of Neutron
(TBD)Dec 2024 Astra Rocket 4.0 first orbital flight of Rocket 4.0
(TBD)Dec 2024 Orbex Prime first orbital flight of Prime
(TBD)Dec 2024 Phantom Space Daytona first orbital flight of Daytona
(TBD)Dec 2024 Reaction Dynamics Aurora first orbital flight of Aurora
(TBD)Dec 2024 TLON Space Aventura I first orbital flight of Aventura I
(TBD)Dec 2024 Innospace Hanbit-Nano first orbital flight of Hanbit-Nano

Anything else?
 

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Update: Major events for the rest of 2024

17 Mar 2024 SpaceX Starship orbital launch attempt
20 March 2024 CASC Long March 8 three Queqiao-2 lunar orbiters
21 March 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz MS-25 crewed mission to ISS
28 March 2024 ULA Delta 4 Heavy final Delta 4 Heavy launch
(TBD)Mar 2024 ABL RS-1 second orbital launch attempt
(TBD)Mar 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Cygnus NG-21 cargo mission to ISS
6 Apr 2024 Roscosmos Angara A5 flight test
(TBD)Apr 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Polaris Dawn crewed mission
3 May 2024 CASC Long March 5 Chang'e 6 lunar sample return & Pakistan's first lunar orbiter ICECUBE-Q
18 May 2024 CASC Long March 2F Shenzhou-18 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)May 2024 Firefly Alpha orbital launch attempt
(TBD)May 2024 ULA Atlas 5 Boeing starliner first crewed test flight
3 June 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz Progress cargo mission to ISS
(TBD)June 2024 CNSA Chang'e 6 Ascent Module lunar orbital launch
(TBD)June 2024 Arianespace Ariane 6 first orbital flight
(TBD)June 2024 ULA Vulcan Centaur first Dream Chaser cargo mission to ISS
(TBD)July 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 1 first uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)July 2024 Space Pioneer Tianlong-3 first orbital flight
(TBD)Aug 2024 Blue Origin New Glenn first orbital flight with NASA ESCAPADE Mars orbiters
(TBD)Aug 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-9 crewed mission to ISS
11 Sept 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz MS-26 crewed mission to ISS
(TBD)Q3 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Firefly Blue Ghost lunar lander
8 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 ESA Hera Asteroid orbiter
10 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy NASA Europa Clipper Jupiter orbiter
(TBD) Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 AX-4 crewed mission
11 Nov 2024 Long March 2F Shenzhou-19 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 Long March 7 Tianzhou-8 cargo mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy Griffin lunar lander
(TBD)Nov 2024 Galactic Energy Pallas-1 first orbital flight
30 Dec 2024 Rocket Lab Electron Photon & Venus Life Finer Venus flyby & entry
(TBD)Dec 2024 CASC Long March 12 first orbital flight
(TBD)Dec 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 2 second uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)Dec 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Hakuto-R 2 lunar lander & rover
(TBD)Dec 2024 Deep Blue Aerospace Nebula-1 first orbital flight

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
(TBD)2024 Perigee Aerospace Blue Whale 1 first private South Korean launch vehicle
(TBD)2024 Gilmour Space Eris first private Australian launch vehicle
(TBD)2024 Skyroot Aerospace Vikram 1 first private Indian launch vehicle
(TBD)2024 RFA RFA One first private German launch vehicle
(TBD)2024 Skyrora Skyrora XL first private British launch vehicle
(TBD)2024 Isar Aerospace Spectrum first orbital flight of Spectrum
(TBD)2024 Rocket Lab Neutron first orbital flight of Neutron
(TBD)2024 Astra Rocket 4.0 first orbital flight of Rocket 4.0
(TBD)2024 Orbex Prime first orbital flight of Prime
(TBD)2024 Aevum Ravn X first orbital flight of Ravn X
(TBD)2024 Phantom Space Daytona first orbital flight of Daytona
(TBD)2024 Reaction Dynamics Aurora first orbital flight of Aurora
(TBD)2024 TLON Space Aventura I first orbital flight of Aventura I
(TBD)2024 Innospace Hanbit-Nano first orbital flight of Hanbit-Nano

Anything else? Inform me if you know the approximate launch dates.
 

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Japanese launcher exploded today.
Can anyone update it here or in Jaxa thread if there is one.
 

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Update: Major events for the rest of 2024

20 March 2024 CASC Long March 8 three lunar orbiters
21 March 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz MS-25 crewed mission to ISS
28 March 2024 ULA Delta 4 Heavy final Delta 4 Heavy launch
(TBD)Mar 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Cygnus NG-21 cargo mission to ISS
6 Apr 2024 Roscosmos Angara A5 flight test
(TBD)Apr 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Polaris Dawn crewed mission
(TBD)Apr SpaceX Starship Flight 4
3 May 2024 CASC Long March 5 Chang'e 6 lunar sample return & Pakistan's first lunar orbiter ICECUBE-Q
18 May 2024 CASC Long March 2F Shenzhou-18 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)May 2024 ULA Atlas 5 Boeing starliner first crewed test flight
3 June 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz Progress cargo mission to ISS
(TBD)June 2024 Arianespace Ariane 6 first orbital flight
(TBD)June 2024 ULA Vulcan Centaur first Dream Chaser cargo mission to ISS
(TBD)July 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 1 first uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)Aug 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-9 crewed mission to ISS
11 Sept 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz MS-26 crewed mission to ISS
(TBD)Q3 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Firefly Blue Ghost lunar lander
8 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 ESA Hera Asteroid orbiter
10 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy NASA Europa Clipper Jupiter orbiter
(TBD) Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 AX-4 crewed mission
11 Nov 2024 Long March 2F Shenzhou-19 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 Long March 7 Tianzhou-8 cargo mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy Griffin lunar lander
Dec 2024 Blue Origin New Glenn ESCAPADE Mars orbiters
30 Dec 2024 Rocket Lab Electron Photon & Venus Life Finer Venus flyby & entry
(TBD)Dec 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 2 second uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)Dec 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Hakuto-R 2 lunar lander & rover

Possible new launchers:
(TBD)2024 VKS RF Rokot first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Blue Origin New Glenn first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Galactic Energy Pallas-1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Space Pioneer Tianlong-3 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Venture OS Zéphyr first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 CASC Long March 12 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Isar Aerospace Spectrum first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 RFA RFA One first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 2024 Gilmour Space Eris first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Deep Blue Aerospace Nebula-1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 HyImpulse SL1 first orbital flight of SL1
(TBD)2024 Perigee Aerospace Blue Whale 1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Skyroot Aerospace Vikram 1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 RFA RFA One first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Skyrora Skyrora XL first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Rocket Lab Neutron first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Astra Rocket 4.0 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Orbex Prime first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Aevum Ravn X first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Phantom Space Daytona first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Reaction Dynamics Aurora first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 TLON Space Aventura I first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Innospace Hanbit-Nano first orbital flight
 

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Update: Major events for the rest of 2024

20 March 2024 CASC Long March 8 three lunar orbiters
21 March 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz MS-25 crewed mission to ISS
28 March 2024 ULA Delta 4 Heavy final Delta 4 Heavy launch
(TBD)Mar 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Cygnus NG-21 cargo mission to ISS
6 Apr 2024 Roscosmos Angara A5 flight test
26 Apr 2024 CASC Long March 2F Shenzhou-18 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)Apr 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Polaris Dawn crewed mission
(TBD)Q2 SpaceX Starship Flight 4
(TBD)Q2 SpaceX Starship Flight 5
(TBD)Q2 SpaceX Starship Flight 6
3 May 2024 CASC Long March 5 Chang'e 6 lunar sample return
(TBD)May 2024 ULA Atlas 5 Boeing starliner first crewed test flight
3 June 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz Progress cargo mission to ISS
(TBD)June 2024 ULA Vulcan Centaur first Dream Chaser cargo mission to ISS
(TBD)July 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 1 first uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)Aug 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-9 crewed mission to ISS
11 Sept 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz MS-26 crewed mission to ISS
(TBD)Q3 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Firefly Blue Ghost lunar lander
8 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 ESA Hera Asteroid orbiter
10 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy NASA Europa Clipper Jupiter orbiter
(TBD)Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 AX-4 crewed mission
(TBD)Nov 2024 Long March 2F Shenzhou-19 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 Long March 7 Tianzhou-8 cargo mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy Griffin lunar lander
(TBD)Dec 2024 Blue Origin New Glenn ESCAPADE Mars orbiters
(TBD)Dec 2024 Rocket Lab Electron Photon & Venus Life Finer Venus flyby & entry
(TBD)Dec 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 2 second uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)Dec 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Japanese Hakuto-R 2 lunar lander & rover

Possible new launchers:
(TBD)2024 Argentina TLON Space Aventura I first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Australia 2024 Gilmour Space Eris first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Canada Reaction Dynamics Aurora first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 China Galactic Energy Pallas-1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 China Space Pioneer Tianlong-3 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 China CASC Long March 12 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 China Deep Blue Aerospace Nebula-1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 French Arianespace Ariane 6 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 French Venture OS Zéphyr first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Germany Isar Aerospace Spectrum first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Germany HyImpulse SL1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Germany RFA RFA One first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 India Skyroot Aerospace Vikram 1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Russia VKS RF Rokot first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 South Korea Perigee Aerospace Blue Whale 1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 South Korea Innospace Hanbit-Nano first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 UK Skyrora Skyrora XL first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 UK Orbex Prime first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Blue Origin New Glenn first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Rocket Lab Neutron first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Astra Rocket 4.0 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Aevum Ravn X first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Phantom Space Daytona first orbital flight
 
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As of 16 Mar 2024, three methalox fueled rockets have made it to orbit

12 July 2023 Land Space Zhuque-2
8 Jan 2024 ULA Vulcan Centaur
14 Mar 2024 SpaceX Starship
 

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Spate of failures for chicoms in a relatively short period, few months back also one of their rocket failed.
Is US-China tech decoupling finally bearing fruits?
 

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Spate of failures for chicoms in a relatively short period, few months back also one of their rocket failed.
Is US-China tech decoupling finally bearing fruits?
For those who're not familiar with Long March launches, visit:

Rockets from the Long March family have accumulated a total of 510 orbital launches as of 29 February 2024. Of these, 492 were successful, 10 were failures, and 8 were partial failures. The cumulative success rate is 96.5%.
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Spate of failures for chicoms in a relatively short period, few months back also one of their rocket failed.
Is US-China tech decoupling finally bearing fruits?
I check global launches in 2023.
The only Chinese launch failure in 2023 is the private Ceres-1 rocket on 21 Sept 2023. I don't think its has anything to do with Sino-US rivalry.
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Update: Major events for the rest of 2024

29 March 2024 ULA Delta 4 Heavy final Delta 4 Heavy launch
6 Apr 2024 Roscosmos Angara A5 flight test
25 Apr 2024 CASC Long March 2F Shenzhou-18 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)Apr SpaceX Starship Flight 4
1 May 2024 ULA Atlas 5 Boeing starliner first crewed test flight
3 May 2024 CASC Long March 5 Chang'e 6 lunar sample return
3 June 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz Progress cargo mission to ISS
(TBD)June 2024 ULA Vulcan Centaur first Dream Chaser cargo mission to ISS
(TBD)June 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Polaris Dawn crewed mission
(TBD)July 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 1 first uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)Aug 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-9 crewed mission to ISS
11 Sept 2024 Roscosmos Soyuz MS-26 crewed mission to ISS
(TBD)Q3 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Firefly Blue Ghost lunar lander
8 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 ESA Hera Asteroid orbiter
10 Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy NASA Europa Clipper Jupiter orbiter
(TBD)Oct 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 AX-4 crewed mission
(TBD)Nov 2024 CASC Long March 2F Shenzhou-19 crewed mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 CASC Long March 7 Tianzhou-8 cargo mission to CSS
(TBD)Nov 2024 SpaceX Falcon Heavy Griffin lunar lander
(TBD)Dec 2024 Blue Origin New Glenn ESCAPADE Mars orbiters
(TBD)Dec 2024 Rocket Lab Electron Photon & Venus Life Finer Venus flyby & entry
(TBD)Dec 2024 ISRO LVM 3 Gaganyaan 2 second uncrewed Gaganyaan flight test
(TBD)Dec 2024 SpaceX Falcon 9 Japanese Hakuto-R 2 lunar lander & rover

Possible new launchers:
(TBD)2024 Argentina TLON Space Aventura I first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Australia Gilmour Space Eris first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Canada Reaction Dynamics Aurora first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 China Galactic Energy Pallas-1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 China Space Pioneer Tianlong-3 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 China CASC Long March 12 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 China Deep Blue Aerospace Nebula-1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 French Arianespace Ariane 6 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 French Venture OS Zéphyr first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Germany Isar Aerospace Spectrum first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Germany HyImpulse SL1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Germany RFA RFA One first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 India Skyroot Aerospace Vikram 1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 Russia VKS RF Rokot first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 South Korea Perigee Aerospace Blue Whale 1 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 South Korea Innospace Hanbit-Nano first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 UK Skyrora Skyrora XL first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 UK Orbex Prime first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Blue Origin New Glenn first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Rocket Lab Neutron first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Astra Rocket 4.0 first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Aevum Ravn X first orbital flight
(TBD)2024 US Phantom Space Daytona first orbital flight
 

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ABL RS-1 rocket may attempt a second orbital flight in Apr 2024. Stay tuned.

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