Last Update: April 1st, 2003

March 11
00:59Z
    
     

Delta 4M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Delta 4M/IABS
Boeing Launch Services
First flight of a fully cryogenic satellite launch vehicle ever
Version maiden flight - First EELV mission

Delayed from Dec. 2001, Feb. 2, 6, 8, 11, 12 and Mar. 8
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
DSCS-3-A3
Military Communications
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
DSCS-3
1,235 kg (2,733 kg with kick-stage)

March 12
09:29Z
    
     


Peacekeeper

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
MX Peacekeeper (GT-32PA)
U.S. Air Force
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
[Dummy Warheads]
ICBM Demonstration Flight
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

March 27
09:27Z
    
     


Topol

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

[Dummy Warhead]
ICBM Test
RVSN (Russia)


March 28
01:27Z
    
     

H-2A/2024
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Tanegashima (Japan)
H-2A/2024 (F5)
NASDA
First military mission - Delayed from February
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
IGS-1a
Military Observation
JIDF (Japan)
Mitsubishi Electric
850 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
IGS-1b
Military Radar Observation
JIDF (Japan)
Mitsubishi Electric
1,200 kg

March 31
22:09Z     
     


Delta 2-7925
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Delta 2-7925-9.5
Boeing Expendable Launch Systems
Delayed from May 16, July 25, Nov. 14, 2002, and Feb. 6
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Navstar (GPS 2R-9)
Global Positioning
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
LM-4000
2,032 kg

     

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