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Almost a week later, China launched its own rocket to deploy remote sensing satellites as part of the Yaogan-30 project, ostensibly conducting electromagnetic experiments for environmental purposes. But it doesn’t end there. On the same day as the Chinese launch, Russia launched two of its own rockets containing satellites, of which only one was successful. Rocosmos lost contact with its first rocket, due to an embarrassing programming error. It was carrying research satellites from a number of countries around the world.
originally posted by: humanoidlord
space is becoming busy
and its only gonna get busier
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
a reply to: MorpheusUSA
Is it highly unusual for there to be four rocket launches in a two-week span?
How many rockets are launched from those four nations in a two-week span on average (or, say in a month on average)?
EDIT TO UPDATE:
It looks as of there were 90 rocket launches in 2017, which is a little less than 2 per week on average. The four countries mentioned in the Gaia article you linked (U.S., Russia, China, and Japan) launched 74 of those 90. That a little less than 1.5 per week, or an average of almost 3 every 2 weeks. By the way, Europe (which I realize is not one country) has a space agency -- ESA -- that had more launches than Japan this past year.
And that's just on average. There were 9 rocket launches in October, with 5 launches occurring in the final two weeks of the month. There were 13 launches in June, but only 4 in July. But it does seem to average out to between 3 and 4 per two-week span.
No wonder there is so much junk in orbit, no wonder we don't get alien visits. too worried about getting hit with all that junk.