New Orbital Rockets on the Horizon – 2023 edition

This article will be updated as new information is available.

Last updated on February 21, 2023.

This article provides information on new orbital rockets which have a forecast year for their maiden launch. New orbital rockets which are planned but do not have a forecast for their first launch are also identified. Statistics provided for 2022 represent successful first launches.

The list of orbital launch vehicles manufacturers in Orbital Launch Vehicles 2022 Compendium is periodically reviewed to identify new orbital rocket launch vehicles and associated launch forecasts. In order to be listed against a forecast year a company needs to have provided a forecast year in a media interview, press release, or on their website.

Note that the following manufacturers have canceled their launch vehicle programs and have been removed from the data set:

  • Launcher

The source data set is provided at the end of the article. Please submit any feedback, additions or updates using our contact form.

Additional information for the curious

Orbital Launch Vehicles 2022 Compendium

Launch Vehicle Categorizations Made Simple: What You Need To Know

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