Last Update: November 11, 2001


July 9     
     


Hera

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

White Sands Missile Range (U.S.)
Hera 2C/MBRV-1E
(F-22?)
Coleman Aerospace
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:

[Dummy Warhead]
Missile Defense Technology (PAC-3 Target)
U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Center (U.S.)
Aerotherm Corp.

July 12  09:04Z     
   

 Press Kit


OV-104 Atlantis
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kennedy Space Center (U.S.)
Atlantis
United Space Alliance
DELAYED FROM MAY 17 AND JUNE 8, 14 AND 20
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
STS-104 (ISS-7A)
Manned, ISS Assembly
NASA (U.S.)
Boeing Reusable Launch Systems
OV-104
117,127 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Quest
ISS Airlock Module
NASA (U.S.)
Boeing
6,064 kg

July 12  21:58Z     
     

Ariane 5G

WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5G (V142/L510)
Arianespace
UPPER STAGE FAILURE
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:

Artemis
Advanced Communication Technologies
European Space Agency (Europe)
Alenia Aerospazio
Italsat
3,105 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
BSAT-2b
Direct Broadcasting
Broadcasting Satellite System Corp. (Japan)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
Star 1
1,298 kg

July 15  02:40Z     
     


Minuteman 2

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 2 (RSLP-8)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
IFT-6
Missile Defense Technology, Dummy Warhead
U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

July 15  03:01Z     
     


PLV

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kwajalein (Marshall Islands)
PLV
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
EKV Prototype
Missile Defense Technology, Interceptor
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (U.S.)
Boeing Missile Systems & Tactical Weapons
55 kg

July 20
00:17Z 
    
     


Molniya M

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Molniya M
TsSKB-Progress
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Molniya 3K
Communications
VKS? (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
n.a.
n.a.

July 20
00:33Z
    
     


Volna

WATCH THE LAUNCH

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Borisoglebsk (Sea of Barents, Russia)
Volna
GRTsKB Makeyev
SUBORBITAL - DELAYED FROM APRIL 26 AND JULY 19
FAILURE
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Cosmos 1 Deployment Test (Solnechny Parus)
Solar Sail Technology
Planetary Society, Cosmos Studios (U.S.)
NPO Lavochkin
40 kg?
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
IRDT-2
Reentry Technology
Rosaviakosmos (Russia), Astrium (Europe)
NPO Lavochkin
n.a.

July 23  07:23Z     
     

Atlas 2A
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 2A (AC-142)
International Launch Services
DELAYED FROM JULY 12, 15 AND 22
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
GOES-M
Meteorology
NOAA (U.S.)
Space Systems/Loral
GOES-Next
2,105 kg

July 27  Approx. 08:01Z     
     

MX Peacekeeper
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
MX Peacekeeper (GT-30PA)
U.S. Air Force
SUBORBITAL - FAILURE
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
[Dummy Warhead]
Missile Test Flight
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

July 31 08:00Z     
     


Tsyklon 3

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Tsyklon 3
NPO Yuzhnoye
RETURN TO FLIGHT - DELAYED FROM JULY 25
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Koronas F
Solar Physics
Rosaviakosmos (Russia), NKAU (Ukraine)
NPO Yuzhnoye
AUOS-SM-KF
2,260 kg


     

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