Reply to post: Wait, Brazil has a launch pad ?

China, Russia, India, and pals agree to create virtual satellite constellation

Pascal Monett Silver badge

Wait, Brazil has a launch pad ?

The sentence "Of the BRICS members, only South Africa lacks its own sensing satellites " made me do a double-take. Brazil can launch rockets ?

Well, yes it can. And so can a lot of others I wouldn't have thought of.

In that list of 119 launch sites (including two at sea), there are countries I couldn't believe. Israel has a launch site. How that doesn't incinerate the whole tiny country is beyond me. Irak has a launch site. Who'd've thought ?

We have 119 rocket launching sites in the world. That makes for an insane amount of launch capability.

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