Last Update: April 2, 2005

March 1st 03:51Z     
     

Zenit 3SL
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Odyssey Launch Platform (Pacific Ocean)
Zenit 3SL (SL-18)
Sea Launch
Return to flight - Delayed from Feb. 17, 18 and 23
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
XM-3 (XM Rhythm)
Direct Radio Broadcasting
XM Satellite Radio (U.S.)
Boeing Satellite Systems
BSS-702
4,703 kg

March 11
21:42Z
    
     

Atlas 5/431
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 5/431 (AV-004)
International Launch Services

Version maiden flight - Heaviest single payload to GTO to date
Delayed from October 2004, Feb. 27, Mar. 10

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Inmarsat 4-F1 (Inmarsat 4A)
Mobile Communications
Inmarsat (International)
EADS Astrium
Eurostar 3000GM
5,959 kg

March 19
 
    
     


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 29

22:31Z
    
     

Proton K
/DM-2M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton K/DM-2M (N°410-09/N°16L)
GKNPTs Khrunichev
Delayed from Dec. 2004. Moved up from Mar. 31
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Ekspress AM-2
Communications
PO Kosmicheskaya Sviaz (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki, Alcatel Space
Ekspress AM
2,600 kg

     

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