Last Update: June 1st, 2004

March 2
07:17:44Z
    
     

Ariane 5G+
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5G+ (V158)
Arianespace
Version maiden flight. First Escape Mission.
Delayed from Jan. 13, 2003, Feb. 26 and 27
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Rosetta
Comet Orbiter
ESA (Europe)
Astrium
3,065 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Philae (Roland) (to be released in Nov. 2014)
Comet Lander
ESA (Europe)
Astrium
100 kg

March 9
 
    
     


Shaheen 2

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Tilla? (Pakistan)
Shaheen 2 (Hatf 6)
Pakistani Armed Forces
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
[Dummy Warhead]
Missile Test Flight
Pakistani Armed Forces (Pakistan)

March 13
05:40Z
    
     

Atlas 3A
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 3A (AC-202
)
International Launch Services

Delayed from Feb. 27

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
MBSAT
Mobile Broadcasting
Mobile Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)
Space Systems/Loral
LS-1300
4,143 kg

March 15 23:06Z     
     

Proton M/Breeze M

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton M/Breeze M
International Launch Services
Moved from Ariane 5
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
W3A
Communications
Eutelsat (Europe)
EADS Astrium
Eurostar 3000S
4,250 kg

March 17 12:08Z     
     


RSM-54

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Novomoskovsk Submarine (Sea of Barents, Russia)
RSM-54 Sineva
GRTsKB Makeyev

Suborbital - Return to flight

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:

[Dummy Warhead]
SLBM Test
RVSN (Russia)


March 20
17:53Z     
     


Delta 2-7925
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Delta 2-7925-9.5
Boeing Expendable Launch Systems
Delayed from Dec. 19, 2003, Mar. 8
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Navstar (GPS 2R-11)
Global Positioning
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
LM-4000
2,032 kg

March 27 03:30Z  
     


Proton K/DM

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton K/DM-2
GKNPTs Khrunichev

 

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Raduga 1-7 (Kosmos 2406, Globus 1-7)
Military Communications
VKS (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
17F15 (Globus 1)
2,400 kg

March 27
22:00Z
    
     

HXLV
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Edwards (U.S.)
HXLV
Orbital Sciences Corp.

Suborbital - Return to flight
Delayed from Feb. 21

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
X-43A-2 (Hyper X)
Hypersonic Scramjet Propulsion Testbed
NASA (U.S.)
ATK GASL
1,400 kg

     

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