Last Update: October 5, 2003

September 9 04:29Z     
     


Titan 401B

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Titan 401B (B-36)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
Delayed from Apr. 28, June 3, Aug. 6 and Dec. 2002, and June 9.
Moved forward from September 15. Delayed from Aug.18, 20 and 21.
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
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Platform:
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Mentor 3? (NRO L-19, USA-171)
Military Signal Intelligence?
National Reconnaissance Office (U.S.)
n.a.
n.a.
5,200 kg?

September 10
11:31Z
    
     


Minuteman 3

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 3 (GT-181GM)
U.S. Air Force
Suborbital - Delayed from May
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
[Dummy Warheads]
Missile Test Flight
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

September 16     
     


Kaituozhe 1

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Taiyuan (China)
Kaituozhe 1
Beijing Launch System Technologies
Return to flight - Failure
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Launch mass:
PS-2
Launcher Test Flight
Aerospace Solid Launch Vehicle Corp.
40 kg

September 27 06:12Z     
     

Kosmos 3M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Kosmos 3M
AKO Polyot/Puskoviye Uslugi
Delayed from July 28, Sep. 26
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
STSat 1 (KaistSat 4, Uribyol 4)
Science, Communications Technology
KAIST (South Korea)
SaTReC
100 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Bilsat 1 (BiltenSat, Tubitak 1, DMC-Turkey)
Disaster Monitoring
Tubitak-Bilten (Turkey)
Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd.
MB-100
100 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
BNSCSat 1 (DMC-UK)
Disaster Monitoring
British National Space Center (Great-Britain)
Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd.
MB-100
80 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
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Launch mass:
NigeriaSat 1 (DMC-Nigeria)
Disaster Monitoring
National Space R&D Agency (Nigeria)
Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd.
MB-100
80 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Mozhayets 4
Geodesy, Education, Amateur Radio
Mozhaiskiy Military Space Engineering Academy (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
Strela 1M?
64 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Larets
Education, Military Technology?
n.a. (Russia)
n.a.
n.a.
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Rubin 4-DSI (not separated)
Messaging Technology
OHB-System (Germany)
OHB-System
45 kg

September 27
23:14:39Z
    
     

Ariane 5G
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5G (V162)
Arianespace
Version last flight - Delayed from July 15, Aug. 22 and 28, Sep.3
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Insat 3E
Communications, Meteorology
Indian Space Research Organisation (India)
Indian Space Research Organisation
2,750 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
e-Bird 1
Broadband Communications
Eutelsat (Europe)
Boeing Satellite Systems
BSS-376HP
1,525 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
SMART-1
Space Probe Technology, Lunar Orbiter
ESA (Europe)
Swedish Space Corp.
370 kg

     

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