Last Update: October 13, 2000


September 1st

 03:25Z
 
     


CZ-4B
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Taiyuan (China)
CZ-4B
China Great Wall Industry Corp.

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Zi Yuan 2 (ZY-2)
Remote Sensing
China Aerospace Corp. (China)
Chinese Academy of Space Technology
n.a.
 

September 5

 09:44Z
 
     


Proton K/DM-2M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Proton K/DM3
International Launch Services

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Sirius 2 (CD Radio 2)
Direct Radio Broadcasting
Sirius Satellite Radio (U.S.)
Space Systems/Loral
LS-1300
3,800 kg
 

September 6

 22:33Z
 
   

 Press Kit


Ariane 44P-3

WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 44P-3 (V132)
Arianespace

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
W1 (Ressat)
Communications
Eutelsat (Europe)
Astrium
Eurostar 2000+
3,250 kg
 

September 8

 12:45Z
 
   

 Press Kit


OV-104 Atlantis
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kennedy Space Center (U.S.)
Atlantis
United Space Alliance

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
STS-106 (ISS-2A.2b)
Manned, ISS Logistics
NASA (U.S.)
Boeing Reusable Launch Systems
OV-104
115,259 kg
 

September 12

  
 
     


Shtil
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Karelia Submarine (Sea of Barents, Russia)
RSM-54 Shtil?
GRTsKB Makeyev
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
[Dummy Warhead]
Missile Test Flight
Russian Naval Strategic Nuclear Forces (Russia)
 

September 14

 22:54Z
 
     


Ariane 5G

WATCH THE LAUNCH
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5G (V130/L506)
Arianespace
POSTPONED FROM JULY 25
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Astra 2B
Direct Broadcasting
Société Européenne des Satellites (Luxembourg)
Astrium
EuroStar 2000+
3,320 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
GE-7
Communications
GE Americom (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
A2100(A)
1,984 kg
 

September 21

 10:22Z
 
     


Titan 23G
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Titan 23G/Star 37XFP (G-13)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
SCRUBBED ATTEMPT ON SEP. 20
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
NOAA-16 (NOAA-L)
Meteorology
NOAA (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
Advanced Tiros N
2,231.7 kg
 

September 21

 21:50Z
 
     


Trident 2 (D5)
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
HMS Vengeance (Cape Canaveral, U.S.)
Trident 2 (D5)
Royal Navy
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
[Dummy Warhead]
Missile Test Flight
Royal Navy (Great-Britain)
 

September 25

 10:10Z
 
     


Zenit 2
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Zenit 2
NPO Yuzhnoe

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2372 (Yenissey)
Military Observation?
VKS (Russia)
TsSKB-Progress
12,000 kg?
 

September 26

 10:05Z
 
     


Dnepr 1
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Dnepr 1
MKK Kosmotras
DELAYED FROM AUGUST 25/26
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Tiungsat 1 (MY-Sat 1)
Technology
Astronautic Technology (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
MB-70 UoSat
54 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
MegSat 1
Technology
MegSat (Italy)
MegSat
MegSat
54 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
UniSat
Science
"La Sapienza" University of Rome (Italy)
"La Sapienza" University of Rome
10 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
SaudiSat 1A
Science
Riyadh Space Research Institute (Saudi Arabia)
Riyadh Space Research Institute
10 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
SaudiSat 1B
Science
Riyadh Space Research Institute (Saudi Arabia)
Riyadh Space Research Institute
10 kg
 

September 26

 11:00Z
 
     


Topol M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Topol M (No.11)
RVSN
TEST LAUNCH - SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
[Dummy Warhead]
Missile Test Flight
RVSN (Russia)
 

September 28

 08:01Z
 
     


Minuteman 3
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 3 (GT-174GM)
U.S. Air Force
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
[Two Mk12 Dummy Warheads]
Missile Test Flight
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory
 

September 28

 10:01Z
 
     


Minuteman 3
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Minuteman 3 (GT-173GM)
U.S. Air Force
SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
SHARP-B2
Hypersonic Reentry Technology, Dummy Warhead
NASA-Ames Research Center, U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory
Modified Mk12A Reentry Vehicle
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
[Two Mk12 Dummy Warheads]
Missile Test Flight
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Sandia National Laboratory
 

September 29

 09:30Z
 
     


Soyuz U
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Soyuz U
TsSKB-Progress

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2373 (Kometa)
Military Observation, Topography
VKS (Russia)
TsSKB-Progress
Yantar 1KFT (11F660)
6,600 kg


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