In this article, a spaceport is defined as a ground-based launch facility that has been used for at least one successful orbital launch. The term “active” describes spaceports that have both supported at least one orbital space launch over the past 10 years and have not been declared inactive by its operator.
For information on spaceports in general see this article Spaceports – A Quick Overview.
Insights into global orbital spaceports as of October 2022:
- 24 active global orbital spaceports
- 3 spaceports support human spaceflight launches, one each in Russia, United States, and China
- 87% of spaceports are Government operated
- 25% of active orbital spaceports are in the United States
Source data is provided below.