Last Update: August 30, 2003

August 6
09:06
    
     


Minuteman 3

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 3 (GT-183GM)
U.S. Air Force
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
[Dummy Warheads]
Missile Test Flight
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

August 8 03:31Z     
     

Zenit 3SL
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Odyssey Launch Platform (Pacific Ocean)
Zenit 3SL (#10)
Sea Launch
Delayed from Dec. 2002, Jan. 15? May 25?
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Echostar 9 (Telstar 13)
Direct Broadcasting
Echostar Satellite (U.S.), Loral Skynet (U.S.)
Space Systems/Loral
LS-1300 Extended?
4,737 kg

August 12 14:20Z  
     


Soyuz U

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz U
TsSKB-Progress
Delayed from September 2002?
Possibly delayed from June
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2399 (Orlets 1-N8?)
Military Observation
VKS (Russia)
TsSKB-Progress?
17F12 (Yantar 6K)?
6,750 kg?

August 13 02:09Z     
     


Pegasus XL

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Pegasus XL
Orbital Sciences Corp.
Delayed from June 25 and Dec. 20, 2002, and Jan. 19, May 20, July 25, Aug. 3
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
SciSat 1
Ozone Monitoring
Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
Bristol Aerospace
260 kg

August 16
18:01Z
 
     


Taurus Lite

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

Vandenberg (U.S.)
Taurus Lite
(BVT-6)
Orbital Sciences Corp.

Surborbital - Delayed from Aug. 15
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Launch mass:
[Dummy EKV]
Missile Defense Interception Test
U.S. Missile Defense Agency (U.S.)
55 kg

August 19 10:50Z     
     

Kosmos 3M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Kosmos 3M
AKO Polyot
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2400
Military Communications?
VKS (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki?
17F13 (Strela 3)?
225 kg?
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2401
Military Communications?
VKS (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki?
17F13 (Strela 3)?
225 kg?

August 22
16:30Z
    
     

VLS-1
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Alcântara (Brazil)
VLS-1 (V-03)
CTA/IAE

Failure - Exploded on pad during final prelaunch processing
Launch was due on August 25
Third qualification flight
Return to flight - Delayed from October 2002, May 7, June 20

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
SATEC
Technology, Test Launch
INPE (Brazil)
INPE
57 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Unosat
Technology
Universidade Norte do Parana (Brazil)
Universidade Norte do Parana
8.83 kg

August 25 05:35:39Z  
     


Delta 2H-7920

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Delta 2H-7920
Boeing Expendable Launch Systems
Version maiden flight
Delayed from Jan. 9 and 29, Mar. 15, Apr. 15, 18 and 27
Moved forward from Aug. 27. Delayed from Aug. 23
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
SIRTF
Infrared Astronomy
NASA (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
923 kg

August 29 01:47Z  
     


Soyuz U

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz U (ISS-12P)
TsSKB-Progress
Delayed from July 30, moved up from Sep. 18 and Aug. 30
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Progress M48
Cargo, ISS Servicing
Rosaviakosmos (Russia)
RKK Energiya
7K-TGM
7,250 kg

August 29
23:13Z
    
     

Delta 4M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Delta 4M/IABS
Boeing Launch Services
Delayed from July 1st, 11 and 23, Aug. 3 and 28
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
DSCS-3-B6 (USA-170)
Military Communications
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
DSCS-3
1,235 kg (2,733 kg with kick-stage)

     

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