January 6, 2022 – Arianespace, the European launch services operator, closed out a very intense year in 2021 with a total of 15 launches: three by Ariane 5, nine by Soyuz (including eight from the Russian spaceports in Baikonur and Vostochny for the OneWeb constellation) and three by Vega. A total of 305 satellites were launched. Out of the 15 launches, there were 11.5 for solely commercial customers, making Arianespace the leader in this market. Arianespace logged revenues of more than €1.25 billion in 2021, 30 percent higher than the previous year. At the same time, Arianespace consolidated the backlog of orders for its family of launch vehicles (Ariane 5, Ariane 6, Soyuz, Vega and Vega C) by adding 22 satellites from the customers. Arianespace’s backlog of orders now stands at 36 launches for 24 different customers.