1992 Rocket Launch Recap

Our roundup of all the launches that happened in 1992, along with key stats, trends and info. You can learn more about our data, and how we present it here.

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Total Launches


Successful Launches


Failed Launches


Success Rate


Humans launched to space

Notable 1992 Achievements

🪨 First confirmed observation of an exoplanet
🌞 First polar orbit around the Sun
🪐 First spacecraft to map Venus

How 1992 Compares to Previous Years

There were 94 successful launch attempts in 1992 and 3 failed launch attempts. These figures include test/development launches, which are more prone to failure.

Rocket Launches by Year

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Launches by Nation in 1992

In 1992, companies and agencies from 6 Nations attempted launches, including Russia (55 launches), the United States (29 launches) and Europe (7 launches).

Total Rocket Launches by Nation in 1992

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Launches by Launch Service Providers in 1992

14 Launch Service Providers completed launches in 1992, including Russian Space Forces (18 launches), United States Air Force (17 launches) and ROSCOSMOS (14 launches).

Top 10 Space Launch Service Providers in 1992 by total launch count

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Launches by Launch Vehicle in 1992

24 different Launch Vehicles launched off in 1992. The top 3 were the Soyuz U (24 launches), Delta II 7925 (9 launches) and Proton K/DM-2 (8 launches) launch vehicles.

Top 10 Launch Vehicles in 1992 by total launch count

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Launches by Launch Sites in 1992

Rockets launched from 10 Launch Sites in 1992. The most active launch sites were Plesetsk Cosmodrome (33 launches), Baikonur Cosmodrome (22 launches) and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (17 launches).

Top 10 Launch Sites in 1992

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Astronauts Launched by Nationality in 1992

In 1992, 59 humans from 10 nations were launched into space, including the United States (45 astronauts), Russia (4 astronauts) and Germany (2 astronauts).

Astronauts Launched by Nationality in 1992

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Where we launched to in 1992

We launched off to 4 different locations beyond earth in 1992 (including flybys). Most launches were to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) (61 launches), Geostationary Orbit (GEO) (22 launches) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) (8 launches).

Top Launch Destinations in 1992

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