Here are some filtering options to select which rockets to look at:
Filter by payload class:
Filter by crewed flight:
Has done it
Filter by fuel type:
Filter by usage frequency:
Filter by reusability:
Filter by commercialization:
Filter by country:
— Rockets included with current filters: · R7/Soyuz · Atlas · Delta · Proton · Long March (old) · | · Ariane · Zenit (Irtysh, Yenisei) · H · Shavit · Pegasus · PSLV, GSLV · START · Minotaur · Rokot · | · Vector · Phantom Express · OmegA · LauncherOne · | · Vulcan · New Glenn · Spectrum · RFA · Blue Whale · New Line · Prime · Dawn · Hapith · Nebula · Haas · Bloostar (Miura) · Skylon —
— Spacecraft and stations included with current filters: · Soyuz · Shenzhou · Dragon · CST-100 Starliner · Orion · Dream Chaser · Next-Generation · Gaganyaan · Starship · Orel · cargo carriers · | · ISS · CLMSS/Tiangong · LOP-G —
(Note that only the last two filters, commercialization and country, apply to this group.)
Maybe I can forecast some winners and losers... first, the large rockets.
Now, small rockets.
Finally, some broad overall trends.
Conclusion: Blue Origin should make a two-stage Shepard for smallsats, and
Rocket Labs should add a chute to the Electron booster, and try to save it
before it hits. Otherwise the smallsat business could fall into the hands
of the Spaniards, aieee! (After I wrote that, I found that Bezos is indeed
considering the two stage Shepard idea, and Rocket Labs announced a chute for
(In another how-did-I-do update, Northrup bounced back from cancelling the
Omega by being awarded a big contract to build new replacement ICBMs. Who
thought we needed new ICBMs??)