Last Update: January 7, 2005

December 15
05:45Z
    
     


STARS

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kodiak (U.S.)
Polaris A3/Orbus 1 (STARS)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
Suborbital - Delayed from Jan., Aug., Nov., Dec. 9 and 12
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
IFT-13C
Missile Defense Technology, Dummy Warhead
U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

December 15
06:01Z
 
     


OBV

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

Kwajalein (U.S.)
OBV

Orbital Sciences Corp.

Launch Abort - Booster Shut Down in Silo
Suborbital - Delayed from Aug., Nov., Dec. 9 and 12
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Launch mass:
EKV Prototype
Missile Defense Technology
U.S. Missile Defense Agency (U.S.)
55 kg

December 17
12:07Z
    
     

Atlas 5/521
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 5/521 (AV-005)
International Launch Services

Delayed from Dec. 6 and 16

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
AMC-16 (GE-16)
Communications
SES Americom (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Commercial Space
A2100AX
4,200 kg

December 18
16:26Z  
    
     

Ariane 5G+
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5G+ (V165)
Arianespace
Version last flight - Delayed from Dec. 10
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Helios 2A
Military Remote Sensing
DGA (France)
EADS Astrium
Spot Mk3
4,200 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Parasol
Aeronomy
CNES (France)
CNES
Myriade
125 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Essaim 1
Military Electronic Intelligence Technology
DGA (France)
EADS Astrium
Myriade
120 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Essaim 2
Military Electronic Intelligence Technology
DGA (France)
EADS Astrium
Myriade
120 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Essaim 3
Military Electronic Intelligence Technology
DGA (France)
EADS Astrium
Myriade
120 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Essaim 4
Military Electronic Intelligence Technology
DGA (France)
EADS Astrium
Myriade
120 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Nanosat 01
Technology
INTA (Spain)
INTA
20 kg

December 21
21:50Z     
     


Delta 4H
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Delta 4H/4050H
Boeing Expendable Launch Systems
Delayed from Sep. 2003, July 3, Sep. 10, Nov. 18, Dec. 10, 11 and 12
Maiden flight - Demonstration flight - Failure (Performance shortfall)
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Launch mass:
Demosat (USA-181, HLVOLSDP)
Dummy Payload
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
5,993 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:

3CSat 1 ("Sparkie")
Technology
New Mexico State University (U.S.)
New Mexico State University
15 kg

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
3CSat 2 ("Ralphie")
Technology
University of Colorado in Boulder (U.S.)
University of Colorado in Boulder
15 kg

December 22 08:30Z     
     

Voyevoda
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Dombarovskiy (Russia)
Voyevoda (R-36M2)
RVSN
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
[Dummy Warhead]
ICBM Demonstration Flight
RVSN (Russia)

December 23 22:19Z  
     


Soyuz U

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz U (ISS-16P, N°092)
TsSKB-Progress
Delayed from Nov. 24, Dec. 22
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Progress M-51 (Progress M N°351)
Cargo, ISS Servicing
FKA (Russia)
RKK Energiya
7K-TGM
7,250 kg

December 24 11:20Z  
     


Tsyklon 3

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Tsyklon 3 (N°701)
NPO Yuzhnoye

Delayed from Dec. 2003, Oct. 15, Nov.
Put forward from Dec. 28 - Possibly upper stage failure

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Sich 1M (Okean O1-N9)
Oceanography
NKAU (Ukraine)
NPO Yuzhnoye
Okean O1
2,263 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
MS-1TK (Mikron, KSShchMF-2)
Technology
NKAU (Ukraine)
NPO Yuzhnoye
MS-1TK
65 kg

December 24       
     


Topol M

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Topol M
RVSN
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:

[Dummy Warhead]
Road-mobile ICBM Test
RVSN (Russia)


December 26

13:54Z
    
     

Proton K/DM-2
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton K/DM-2 (N°410-09/N°104L)
GKNPTs Khrunichev
Delayed from Dec. 25
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2411 (Uragan 796)
Positioning
KNITs (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
11F654 Uragan (Glonass)
1,415 kg?
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2412 (Uragan 797)
Positioning
KNITs (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
11F654 Uragan (Glonass)
1,415 kg?
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2413 (Uragan M 712)
Positioning
KNITs (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
11F654M UraganM (Glonass)
1,480 kg?

     

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