Last Update: September 27, 2005

April 11 13:35Z     
     


Minotaur

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minotaur
Orbital Sciences Corp.
Delayed from Nov. 9, 2004, Jan. 19, Mar. 18
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:

XSS-11
Military Autonomous Rendezvous Technology
U.S. Air Force Resarch Laboratory (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems (Missiles & Space)
145 kg


April 12
12:00Z     
     


CZ-3B
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Xichang (China)
CZ-3B
China Great Wall Industry Corp.
Delayed from November, Dec. 4, 2004
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Apstar 6 (Apstar 5B)
Communications
APT Satellite (China)
Alcatel Space
Spacebus 4000C2
4,680 kg

April 12?       
     


Castor 4B

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kauai (U.S.), air-launched from a C-17.
Castor 4B
Orbital Sciences Corp.
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
MRT-1
Missile Defense Target Technology
Missile Defense Agency (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
n.a.

April 15
00:45Z
 
     


Soyuz FG

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz FG (N°014, ISS-10S)
TsSKB-Progress
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Soyuz TMA-6 (Soyuz TMA N°216)
Manned, ISS Permanent Crew
FKA (Russia), NASA (U.S.), ESA (Europe)
RKK Energiya
7K-M
7,250 kg

April 15 17:26:57Z     
     


Pegasus XL

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Pegasus XL
Orbital Sciences Corp.
Delayed from Apr. 15, Oct. 18, 19, 26, 28, Nov. 4, 9 and 11, 2004, Mar. 2
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:

DART
Autonomous Rendezvous Technology
NASA (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
360 kg


April 26 07:31:30Z     
     

Zenit 3S
L
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Odyssey Launch Platform (Pacific Ocean)
Zenit 3SL (SL-15)
Sea Launch
Heaviest single payload to GTO to date
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Spaceway 1
Direct Broadcasting
DirecTV Inc. (U.S.)
Boeing Space Systems
BSS-702
6,080 kg

April 30 00:50Z     
     


Titan 403B

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Titan 403B (B-30)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems (Astronautics)
Last East Coast Titan launch.
Delayed from Dec. 18, 2001, July 3, 2002, Oct. 2004, Feb. 20, Apr. 6, 10 and 11
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
NRO L-16 (USA-182? Lacrosse F5? Onyx 2?)
Military Radar Observation?
National Reconnaissance Office (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems (Missiles & Space)
14,500 kg

     

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