Last Update: April 22, 2002


March 1st
01:07:59Z 
    
   

 Press Kit


Ariane 5G

WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5G (V145/L511)
Arianespace
FIRST SSO LAUNCH - RETURN TO FLIGHT
DELAYED FROM OCT. AND NOV. 2001
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:

Envisat (PPF/POEM-1)
Environmental Monitoring
European Space Agency (Europe)
Astrium
Spot Mk2/P
8,111 kg

March 1st  11:22Z  
   

 Press Kit


OV-102 Columbia
WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kennedy Space Center (U.S.)
Columbia
United Space Alliance
DELAYED FROM JAN.17, FEB.14 AND 28
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
STS-109 (HST/SM-3)
Manned, Hubble Space Telescope Servicing
NASA (U.S.)
Boeing Reusable Launch Systems
OV-102
116,989 kg (with P/L)

March 8

22:59Z     
     

Atlas 2A
WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 2A (AC-143)
International Launch Services
DELAYED FROM OCT.31, NOV.13 AND 26, 2001 AND FEB.6
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
TDRS-9 (TDRS-I)
Tracking & Data Relay
NASA (U.S.)
Boeing Satellite Systems
Boeing 601
3,192 kg

March 16
03:11Z
    
     


Minuteman 2

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 2 (OSP/TLV-3)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
SUBORBITAL - DELAYED FROM LATE FEB.
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
IFT-8
Missile Defense Technology, Dummy Warhead
U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

March 16
03:32Z
    
     


PLV

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kwajalein (Marshall Islands)
PLV
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space

SUBORBITAL - DELAYED FROM LATE FEB.

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

March 17
09:21:27Z
    
     

Rokot KM
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Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Rokot KM
Eurockot Launch Services
FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT
DELAYED FROM NOV.23-30, 2001, FEB.27, MAR.15 AND 16
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
GRACE 1 (ESSP-2A, "Tom")
Gravimetry, Climatology
DLR (Germany), NASA (U.S.)
Astrium
FlexBus
432 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
GRACE 2 (ESSP-2B, "Jerry")
Gravimetry, Climatology
DLR (Germany), NASA (U.S.)
Astrium
FlexBus
432 kg

March 17        
     


Trident 2 (D5)

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
USS Alaska (Cape Canaveral, US)
Trident 2 (D5) (95th)
U.S. Navy
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
[Dummy Warhead]
Missile Test Flight
U.S. Navy (U.S.)

March 21
14:03Z
 
     


Hera

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

White Sands Missile Range (U.S.)
Hera/MBRV-3
(F-23?)
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.

March 21
20:13Z
    
     

Soyuz FG
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz FG (ISS-7P)
TsSKB-Progress
DELAYED FROM FEB.15 AND 28
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Progress M1-8
Cargo, ISS Servicing
Rosaviakosmos (Russia)
RKK Energiya
7K-TGM1
7,250 kg

March 25
14:15Z
 
     


CZ-2F

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Jiuquan (China)
CZ-2F
China Great Wall Industry Corp.?
DELAYED FROM LATE 2001
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Shenzhou 3
Manned Spacecraft Test
China Aerospace Corp. (China)
China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology?
Shenzhou
7,800 kg

March 29
01:29Z
    
   

 Press Kit


Ariane 44L
WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 44L (V149)
Arianespace
DELAYED FROM MID-MARCH
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
JC-Sat 8 (JC-Sat 2A)
Communications
Japan Satellite Systems (Japan)
Boeing Satellite Systems
Boeing 601
2,600 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Astra 3A
Direct Broadcasting
SES-Astra (Luxembourg)
Boeing Satellite Systems
Boeing 376HP
1,512 kg

March 30
17:25Z 
    
   

Proton K/DM3

WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton K/DM3
International Launch Services
MOVED FROM PROTON M TO PROTON K
DELAYED FROM NOV.26, 2001, AND MAR.4
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Intelsat 903
Communications
Intelsat (International)
Space Systems/Loral
LS-1300HL
4,726 kg


     

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