Last Update: September 27, 2002

September 6  06:44Z     
     

Ariane 44L
WATCH
THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 44L (V154)
Arianespace
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Intelsat 906
Communications
Intelsat (International)
Space Systems/Loral
LS-1300HL
4,723 kg

September 10  08:20Z     
     

H-2A/2024
WATCH
THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Tanegashima (Japan)
H-2A/2024 (F3)
NASDA
First operational flight
First LEO/GTO mission
- Delayed from August
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kodama (DRTS, DRTS-W)
Data Relay
NASDA (Japan)
Mitsubishi Electric
DS-2000
2,800 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
USERS/SEM
Technology, Microgravity
USEF (Japan)
Mitsubishi Electric
800 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
USERS/REM
Return Capsule
USEF (Japan)
IHI Aerospace
926 kg

September 12 10:25Z   
     


PSLV

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Sriharikota (India)
PSLV (C4)
ISRO
First flight to GTO
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Metsat 1
Meteorology
ISRO (India)
ISRO
1,060 kg

September 15 10:30Z   
     


Kaituozhe 1

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Taiyuan (China)
Kaituozhe 1
China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp.
Maiden flight - Failure (CONFIRMED)
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
[Tsinghua?]
Technology, Education
Tsinghua University (China)
Hangtian-Tsinghua Satellite Technology Ltd.
50 kg

September 18  22:04Z     
     

Atlas 2AS
WATCH
THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 2AS (AC-159)
International Launch Services

Delayed from May 28, Aug. 14

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Hispasat 1D
Communications
Hispasat (Spain)
Alcatel Space
Spacebus 3000B2
3,250 kg

September 20  02:36Z     
     


Minuteman 3

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 3 (GT-180GM)
U.S. Air Force
Suborbital - Delayed from Sep. 5
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
[Dummy Warheads]
Missile Test Flight
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

September 25  16:58Z     
     

Soyuz FG
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz FG (ISS-9P)
TsSKB-Progress
Delayed from July 22, Sep. 10 and 20
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Progress M1-9
Cargo, ISS Servicing
Rosaviakosmos (Russia)
RKK Energiya
7K-TGM1
7,250 kg

September 26 15:27Z     
     

Kosmos 3M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Kosmos 3M
AKO Polyot
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Nadezhda M
Military Navigation?
VKS (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
Tsikada/Parus
825 kg

     

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