Last Update: October 2, 2004

September 6
 
  
     


Shavit 1

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Palmahim (Israel)
Shavit 1
Israel Aircraft Industries
Failure
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Ofek 6
Military Observation
Tsahal (Israel)
Israel Aircraft Industries
Ofek
200 kg?

September 8 04:38Z     
     


RSM-54

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

Suborbital

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:

[Dummy Warhead]
SLBM Test
RVSN (Russia)


September 8 07:38Z     
     


RSM-54

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

Suborbital

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:

[Dummy Warhead]
SLBM Test
RVSN (Russia)


September 8
23:14Z
 
     


CZ-4B

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Taiyuan (China)
CZ-4B
China Great Wall Industry Corp.
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:

Shi Jian 6A (SJ-6A)
Earth Science? Electronic Intelligence Technology?
China Aerospace Corp. (China)
Shangai Academy of Space Technology
FY-1
880 kg?

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Shi Jian 6B (SJ-6B)
Plasma Science? Electronic Intelligence Technology?
China Aerospace Corp. (China)
Chinese Academy of Space Technology
CAST968
350 kg?

September 15
08:01Z
    
     


Minuteman 3

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 3 (GT-186GM?)
U.S. Air Force
Suborbital - Delayed from February
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
[Dummy Warheads]
Missile Test Flight
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

September 20
10:31Z
  
     


GSLV/12KRB

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Sriharikota (India)
GSLV/12KRB (F01)
ISRO
First operational flight
Delayed from July, August and Sep. 10
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Edusat (G-Sat 3"GramSat")
Telecommunications for Educational Purpose
ISRO (India)
ISRO
1,950 kg

September 23 15:07Z     
     

Kosmos 3M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Kosmos 3M
AKO Polyot
Delayed from August
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2408
Military Communications
VKS (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
17F13 (Strela 3)
225 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2409
Military Communications
VKS (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
17F13 (Strela 3)
225 kg

September 24 16:50Z  
     


Soyuz U

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Soyuz U
TsSKB-Progress
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2410
Military Observation
VKS (Russia)
TsSKB-Progress
Kobalt
6,700 kg

September 27
12:30Z
 
     


CZ-2D

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Jiuquan (China)
CZ-2D
China Great Wall Industry Corp.
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:

Platform:
Launch mass:
FSW-20 (FSW-3.2?)
Microgravity or Military Remote Sensing?
China Aerospace Corp. (China)
Shangai Academy of Space Technology,
Chinese Academy of Space Technology
FSW-3?
3,000 kg

September 29 15:10Z     
     


SpaceShipOne

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Mojave Airport (U.S.)
White Knight/SpaceShipOne
Scaled Composites
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
SpaceShipOne
Space Tourism Demonstration Flight (Ansari X-Prize Contest)
Scaled Composites (U.S.)
Scaled Composites

     

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