Last Update: January 2, 2006

December 14
03:04Z
 
     


OBV

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:

Kwajalein (U.S.)
OBV

Orbital Sciences Corp.

Suborbital - Delayed from late 2004
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Launch mass:
FT-1 (EKV Prototype)
Missile Defense Technology
U.S. Missile Defense Agency (U.S.)
55 kg

December 21
05:19Z
    
     


Bulava

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
TK-208 Dmitry Donskoy (White Sea , Russia)
Bulava (N°2)
NTTs Kompleks?
Suborbital - First underwater launch
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Launch mass:
[Dummy warhead]
SLBM Development
Russian Navy (Russia)
n.a.

December 21 18:38Z  
     


Soyuz U

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz U (ISS-20P, N°095)
TsSKB-Progress
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:

Progress M-55 (Progress M N°355)
Cargo, ISS Servicing
Roskosmos (Russia)
RKK Energiya
7K-TGM
7,250 kg


December 21 19:34Z     
     

Kosmos 3M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Kosmos 3M (N°232)
AKO Polyot
Delayed from Dec. 15, 20
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Gonets D1M
Military Tactical Communications
VKS (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
17F13 (Strela 3)
225 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2416
Military Tactical Communications
VKS (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
17F13 (Strela 3)
225 kg

December 21
23:33Z
    
     

Ariane 5GS
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5GS (V169)
Arianespace

Insat 4A delayed from late July
MSG-2 delayed from mid-February, Mar. 15
, June
Delayed from Aug. 23, Oct., Nov. 14 and 30, Dec. 8, 16 and 20

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Insat 4A
Communications
ISRO (India)
ISRO
Insat 4
3,081 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
MSG-2
Meteorology
Eumetsat (France)
Alcatel Alenia Space
MSG
2,034 kg

December 25

 
    
     

Proton K
/DM-2M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton K/DM-2M (N°410-12/N°106L)
GKNPTs Khrunichev
 
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2417 (Uragan M)
Positioning
KNITs (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
11F654M (Uragan M)
1,480 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2418 (Uragan M)
Positioning
KNITs (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
11F654M (Uragan M)
1,480 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2419 (Uragan M)
Positioning
KNITs (Russia)
NPO Prikladnoy Mekhaniki
11F654M (Uragan M)
1,480 kg

December 28 05:19Z  
     


Soyuz-Fregat

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz U/Fregat (FG N°015/Fregat N°1009)
Starsem
Delayed from Sep., Oct., Dec. 26
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
GIOVE A (GSTB-V2/A)
Positioning Technology
ESA (Europe)
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
GMP
602 kg

December 30
02:28Z?
    
     

Proton M/Breeze M

Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton M/Breeze M (N°88514/N°53513)
International Launch Services
Delayed from November, Dec. 1st and 6
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
AMC-23 (AMC-13, GE-3i, WorldSat 3)
Communications
SES Americom (U.S.)
Alcatel Alenia Space
Spacebus 4000C3
4,981 kg

     

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