Last Update: March 30, 2005

February 1st 23:00Z?     
     


M45

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Le Triomphant Submarine (Off Quimper, France)
M45 (MSBS n°35)
EADS Space Transportation

Suborbital

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:

[Dummy Warhead]
SLBM Test
Marine Nationale (France)
EADS Space Transportation


February 3 02:27Z     
     

Proton M/Breeze M

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton M/Breeze M (N°53509/N°88511)
International Launch Services
Delayed from late 2003, July, Oct. 16 and Dec. 9, 2004
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
AMC-12 (Worldsat 2)
Communications
WorldSat (U.S.)
Alcatel Space
Spacebus 4000C3
4,974 kg

February 3
07:41Z
    
     

Atlas 3B
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 3B (AC-206)
International Launch Services

Last flight of Atlas 3 series
Delayed from Sep. 15, 2004, and Jan. 13, 27

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
NOSS-3-F3 (Advanced SB-WASS F3, NRO L-23)
Military Naval Surveillance
National Reconnaissance Office (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
n.a.
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
NOSS-3-F3 Subsatellite
Military Naval Surveillance
National Reconnaissance Office (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
n.a.

February 12
21:03:01Z
    
     

Ariane 5ECA
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5ECA (V164) "City of Bremen"
Arianespace
Version qualification flight - Return to flight
Delayed from April, June, Sep. 28, Oct. 28, Nov. 3 and 8, 2004, Feb. 11
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
XTAR-EUR
Military Communications
XTAR LLC (U.S., Spain)
Space Systems/Loral
LS-1300
3,631 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Sloshsat-FLEVO
Technology
ESA (Europe), NIVR and NLR (The Netherlands)
NLR
127 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Prime:
Launch mass:

MaqSat B2 (not released)
Instrumented Dummy Spacecraft
Kayser-Threde
3,622 kg


February 17
 
    
     


STARS

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kodiak (U.S.)
Polaris A3/Orbus 1 (STARS)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
Suborbital - Delayed from Oct. 2004
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
IFT-14
Missile Defense Technology, Dummy Warhead
U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

February 17
 
 
     


OBV

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

Kwajalein (U.S.)
OBV

Orbital Sciences Corp.

Launch Abort - Booster Shut Down in Silo
Suborbital - Delayed from Oct. 2004
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Launch mass:
EKV Prototype
Missile Defense Technology
U.S. Missile Defense Agency (U.S.)
55 kg

February 26
09:25Z
    
     

H-2A/2022
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Tanegashima (Japan)
H-2A/2022 (F7)
Rocket System Corp.
Return to flight - Version maiden flight - First commercial mission
Delayed from Aug. 2003, Jan. 2004, Feb. 24
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Himawari 6 (MT-Sat 1R)
Meteorology, Air Traffic Management
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure & Transport (Japan)
Space Systems/Loral
LS-1300
3,300 kg

February 28 19:09Z  
     


Soyuz U

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz U (ISS-17P, N°093)
TsSKB-Progress
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Progress M-52 (Progress M N°352)
Cargo, ISS Servicing
FKA (Russia)
RKK Energiya
7K-TGM
7,250 kg

     

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