Last Update: April 3, 2000


January 19

 02:19Z
 
     


Minuteman 2
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 2 (RSLP-6)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
IFT-4
Missile Defense Technology, Dummy Warhead
U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory
 

January 19

 02:40Z
 
     


PLV
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kwajalein (Marshall Islands)
PLV
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
EKV Prototype *Failed*
Missile Defense Technology, Interceptor
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (U.S.)
Boeing Missile Systems & Tactical Weapons
55 kg
 

January 21

 01:03Z
 
     


Atlas 2A
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Cape Canaveral (U.S.)
Atlas 2A/IABS (AC-138)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
DSCS-3-B8 (MLV-8, USA-148)
Military Communications
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
DSCS-3
1,232 kg
 

January 25

 01:04Z
 
     


Ariane 42L-3

WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 42L-3 (V126)
Arianespace

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Galaxy 10R
Communications
PanAmSat Corp. (U.S.)
Hughes Space & Communications
HS-601HP
3,651 kg
 

January 25

 16:45Z
 
     


CZ-3A
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Xichang (China)
CZ-3A
China Great Wall Industry Corp.

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Zhongxing 22
Communications
China Telecommunications and Broadcasting Satellite Corp. (China)
Chinese Academy of Space Technology?
2,300 kg
 

January 27

 03:03Z
 
     


Minotaur

WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg - California Spaceport (U.S.)
OSP-Minotaur (SLV-1)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
MAIDEN FLIGHT
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
JawSat (P98-1A?)
Technology
Weber State University (U.S.), U.S. Air Force Academy (U.S.)
One Stop Satellite Solutions
68 kg
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
FalconSat (P98-1B?)
Technology
U.S. Air Force Academy (U.S.)
U.S. Air Force Academy
52 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Optical Calibration Sphere Experiment (P98-1C?)
Technology
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (U.S.)
L'Garde
22 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
OPAL-1 (Squirt 2)
Technology
Stanford University (U.S.)
Stanford University
13.5 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
ASUSat 1
Technology
Arizona State University (U.S.)
Arizona State University
5.5 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
DARPA Picosat 1A & 1B (released by OPAL-1 on Feb. 7)
Technology
Advanced Research Program Agency, The Aerospace Corp. (U.S.)
The Aerospace Corp.
0.68 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Artemis Picosats Thelma & Louise (released by OPAL-1 on Feb. 12)
Technology
Santa Clara University (U.S.)
Santa Clara University
0.5 kg and 0.5 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Stensat (released by OPAL-1 on Feb. 11)
Amateur Radio
Amateur (U.S.)
Amateur
0.23 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Artemis Picosat JAK (released by OPAL-1 on Feb. 11)
Technology
Santa Clara University (U.S.)
Santa Clara University
0.2 kg
 


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