Last Update: January 4, 2004

December 2
10:04Z
    
     

Atlas 2AS
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

Vandenberg (U.S.)
Atlas 2AS (AC-164/MLV-14
)
International Launch Services

Delayed from Sep., Nov. 21, 2002, April, June 16 and Nov. 20
Last Atlas 2 launch from Vandenberg

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Libra (SB-WASS F2, NRO L-18, USA-173)
Military Naval Surveillance
National Reconnaissance Office (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
n.a.
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Libra Subsatellite (SB-WASS F2 Subsatellite)
Military Naval Surveillance
National Reconnaissance Office (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
n.a.

December 5 06:00Z     
     

RS-18/Strela
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
RS-18 with Strela components
NPO Mashinostroeniya

Prototype Flight - Delayed from 2002, July and Nov. 14

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Launch mass:
Gruzomaket (Kondor E mockup)
Dummy Spacecraft, Test Launch
NPO Mashinostroeniya (Russia)
n.a.

December 10

17:42Z
    
     

Proton K/Breeze M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton K/Breeze M
GKNPTs Khrunichev
Delayed from September, Nov. 30
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2402 (Uragan)
Positioning
KNITs (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
11F654 Uragan (Glonass)
1,415 kg?
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2403 (Uragan)
Positioning
KNITs (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
11F654 Uragan (Glonass)
1,415 kg?
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2404 (Uragan M)
Positioning
KNITs (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
11F654M UraganM (Glonass)
1,480 kg?

December 11
 
    
     


RSM-52M

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
KT-208 Dmitry Donskoy (White Sea, Russia)
RSM-52M (R-39UTTKh Grom)
GRTsKB Makeyev
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:

[Dummy Warhead]
SLBM Test
RVSN (Russia)


December 18
02:30Z
    
     

Atlas 3B
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 3B (AC-203)
International Launch Services

Delayed from Oct. 7, Dec. 2, 10 and 16

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
UFO-11 (UHF/F11, USA-174)
Military Communications
U.S. Navy (U.S.)
Boeing Satellite Systems
BSS-601
3,020 kg?

December 21
08:05Z     
     


Delta 2-7925
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Delta 2-7925-9.5
Boeing Expendable Launch Systems
Delayed from July 18, 24, Oct. 10 and 31, Dec. 20
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Navstar 47 (GPS 2R-10, USA-175)
Global Positioning
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
LM-4000
2,032 kg

December 27 21:30Z  
     


Soyuz-Fregat

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz FG/Fregat (ST-12)
Starsem
First GTO mission - Delayed from Dec. 18 and 25
Payload swapped from Ariane 5
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
AMOS-2
Communications
Spacecom (Israel)
Israel Aircraft Industries
AMOS
1,400 kg

December 28

23:00Z
    
     

Proton K
/DM
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton K/DM-2M
GKNPTs Khrunichev
Delayed from Dec. 15
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Ekspress AM-22
Communications
PO Kosmicheskaya Sviaz (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki, Alcatel Space
Ekspress AM
2,600 kg

December 29
19:06Z
 
     


CZ-2C/CTS

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Xichang (China)
CZ-2C/CTS
China Great Wall Industry Corp.
Delayed from June, Dec. 28
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Tan Ce 1 (Double Star 1, DSP-E)
Plasma Science
China Aerospace Corp. (China), ESA (Europe)
Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Ltd.
330 kg

     

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