Last Update: November 1st, 2002

October 7 19:46Z  
   

 Press Kit


OV-104 Atlantis
WATCH
THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kennedy Space Center (U.S.)
Atlantis
United Space Alliance
Delayed from Mar. 22, Apr. 4, Aug. 22, Sep. 28, Oct. 2
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
STS-112 (ISS-9A)
Manned, ISS Assembly
NASA (U.S.)
Boeing Reusable Launch Systems
OV-104
116,640 kg (with P/L)
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:

ITS-S1
ISS Element
NASA (U.S.)
Boeing Reusable Launch Systems
12,572 kg


October 12  09:52Z      
     

Topol M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Topol M
RVSN
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:

[Dummy Warhead]
ICBM Test
RVSN (Russia)


October 12
 
    
     


RSM-54

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Submarine (Sea of Barents, Russia)
RSM-54?
GRTsKB Makeyev
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:

[Dummy Warhead]
SLBM Test
RVSN (Russia)


October 12
 
    
     


RSM-54

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Submarine (Sea of Okhotsk, Russia)
RSM-54?
GRTsKB Makeyev
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:

[Dummy Warhead]
SLBM Test
RVSN (Russia)


October 15
02:00Z
    
     


Minuteman 2

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 2 (OSP/TLV-4?)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
Suborbital - Delayed from June, Aug. 24
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
IFT-9
Missile Defense Technology, Dummy Warhead
U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

October 15
02:20Z
    
     


PLV

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

Suborbital - Delayed from June, Aug. 24

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
EKV Prototype
Missile Defense Technology, Interceptor
Missile Defense Agency (U.S.)
Boeing Missile Systems & Tactical Weapons
55 kg

October 15
18:20Z 
    
     

Soyuz U
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Soyuz U
TsSKB-Progress
Launch failure: Exploded at 29 sec.
Delayed
from Oct. 9
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Foton M-1 (Foton 13)
Microgravity
Rosaviakosmos (Russia), ESA (Europe)
TsSKB-Progress
Foton M
6,425 kg

October 17
04:41Z
    
     

Proton K/DM-2
WATCH
THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton K/DM-2
GKNPTs Khrunichev
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Integral
Astrophysics (Gamma Rays)
ESA (Europe)
Alenia Spazio
[XMM Bus]
4,100 kg

October 27
03:17Z
    
     

CZ-4B
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Taiyuan (China)
CZ-4B
China Great Wall Industry Corp.?
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:

Zi Yuan 2-2 (Jian Bing 3-2?)
Remote Sensing
China Aerospace Corp. (China)
Chinese Academy of Space Technology
n.a.


October 30  03:11Z  
     


Soyuz FG
WATCH
THE LAUNCH

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz FG (ISS-5S)
TsSKB-Progress
Delayed from Oct. 22, 28
Return to flight
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Soyuz TMA-1 (Odissea)
Manned, ISS Emergency Ship
Rosaviakosmos (Russia), ESA (Europe)
RKK Energiya
7K-M
7,250 kg

     

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