SOURCE: ROSKOSMOS WEBSITE
Russia has made 15 successful launches during the first half of 2009, the highest number in a decade. Eleven rockets were launched from Baikonur, four from Plesetsk.
This total is an increase from 12 launches during the first half of 2008 and 7 during the first six months of 2007.
The second half of 2009 will be busier, with 24 additional launches planned for a total of 39.