Last Update: September 4, 2005

August 2 07:30Z     
     


Stretched CZ-2C

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Jiuquan (China)
CZ-2C-3
China Great Wall Industry Corp.
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:

Platform:
Launch mass:
FSW-21
Remote Sensing? Microgravity?
China Aerospace Corp. (China)
Shangai Academy of Space Technology,
Chinese Academy of Space Technology
FSW
3,000 kg?

August 4       
     


Castor 4B

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kauai (U.S.)
Castor 4B
Orbital Sciences Corp.
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:

Platform:
Launch mass:
CMCM-1-F1
Missile Defense Technology
Missile Defense Agency (U.S.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratories,
Sandia National Laboratory
Warhead?
n.a.

August 11
08:20:37Z
    
     

Ariane 5GS
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5GS (V166)
Arianespace
Version maiden flight - Delayed from July 8 and 11
Heaviest single GTO payload to date
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
iPStar 1 (Thaicom 4)
Direct Broadcasting
Shin Satellite (Thailand)
Space Systems/Loral
LS-1300SX
6,486 kg

August 12
11:43Z
    
     

Atlas 5/401
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 5/401 (AV-007
)
International Launch Services

Transferred from Atlas 3B - Delayed from Aug. 10 and 11

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Probe - Orbiter
NASA/JPL (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Space Systems (Astronautics)
2,180 kg

August 13 23:28Z  
     


Soyuz-Fregat

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz FG/Fregat (ST-13, N°011/N°007)
Starsem

Payload swapped from Ariane 5
Delayed from Dec. 2004, Feb. 25, Mar. 16 and 25, Apr. 25, June 17,
July 10 and 28, Aug. 1st, 6 and 12

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Galaxy 14
Communications
PanAmSat (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
Star 2
2,087 kg

August 17       
     


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)


August 18       
     


Castor 4B

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kauai (U.S.)
Castor 4B
Orbital Sciences Corp.
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:

Platform:
Launch mass:
CMCM-1-F2
Missile Defense Technology
Missile Defense Agency (U.S.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratories,
Sandia National Laboratory
Warhead?
n.a.

August 23 21:10Z     
     

Dnepr 1
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Dnepr 1
MKK Kosmotras
Moved from J-1A - Delayed from Aug. 15
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Kirari (OICETS)
Laser Communications Technology
JAXA (Japan)
NEC Toshiba
570 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Reimei (INDEX)
Technology, Plasma Science
JAXA (Japan)
Mitsubishi Electric
60 kg

August 25
08:01Z
    
     


Minuteman 3

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 3
U.S. Air Force
Suborbital
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
SERV#2
Warhead Technology
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory

August 26
18:34Z
    
     

Rokot KM
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Rokot KM (Breeze KM N°72507)
Eurockot Launch Services

Delayed from June 30, July 30, Aug. 18

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Monitor E1
Remote Sensing
Roskosmos (Russia)
GKNPTs Khrunichev
Yakhta
700 kg

August 29
08:45Z
 
     


CZ-2D

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

Platform:
Launch mass:
FSW-22 (FSW-3.3?)
Microgravity or Military Remote Sensing?
China Aerospace Corp. (China)
Shangai Academy of Space Technology,
Chinese Academy of Space Technology
FSW-3?
3,000 kg

     

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