Last Update: January 3rd, 1999


 

December 3

 16:22Z
 
     


Ariane 40-3
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 40-3 (V124)
Arianespace

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Helios 1B
Military Observation
Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (France)
Matra Marconi Space
Spot Mk2S
2,750 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Clémentine
Military Technology
Délégation Générale pour l'Armement (France)
Alcatel Space Industries, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
MB-70
50 kg
 

December 4

 18:53Z
 
     


Pegasus XL
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Wallops Island (U.S.)
Pegasus XL
Orbital Sciences Corp.

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Orbcomm FM29
Messaging
Orbcomm (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
MicroStar
45 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Orbcomm FM30
Messaging
Orbcomm (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
MicroStar
45 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Orbcomm FM31
Messaging
Orbcomm (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
MicroStar
45 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Orbcomm FM32
Messaging
Orbcomm (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
MicroStar
45 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Orbcomm FM33
Messaging
Orbcomm (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
MicroStar
45 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Orbcomm FM34
Messaging
Orbcomm (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
MicroStar
45 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Orbcomm FM35
Messaging
Orbcomm (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
MicroStar
45 kg
 

December 10

 14:32Z
 
     


Ariane 5
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 5 (V119/L504)
Arianespace
FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
XMM
Astronomy (X-rays)
ESA (Europe)
Dornier Satellitensysteme GmbH
3,764 kg
 

December 11

 19:40Z
 
     


VLS-1
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Alcântara (Brazil)
VLS-1 (V-02)
IAE/CTA
TEST LAUNCH - FAILURE
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
SACI-2
Sciences, Test Launch
INPE, AEB (Brazil)
INPE
80 kg
 

December 12

 17:38Z
 
     


Titan 23G
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Titan 23G/Star 37XFP (G-8)
Lockheed Martin Astronautics

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
DMSP-5D3-F15 (USA-147)
Military Meteorology
U.S. Air Force (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
Tiros N
1,154 kg
 

December 14
   
     


Topol M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Topol M (No.9)
RVSN
TEST LAUNCH - SUBORBITAL
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
[Dummy Warhead]
Missile Test Flight
RVSN (Russia)
 

December 18

 18:57Z
 
     


Atlas 2AS
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Atlas 2AS (AC-141)
International Launch Services
FIRST SSO LAUNCH
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Launch mass:
Terra (EOS-AM1)
Aeronomy, Climatology
NASA (U.S.)
Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
4,854 kg
 

December 20

 00:50Z
 
     


OV-103 Discovery
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kennedy Space Center (U.S.)
Discovery
United Space Alliance

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
STS-103 (HSTSM-3A)
Manned, Hubble Servicing
NASA (U.S.)
Boeing Reusable Launch Systems
OV-103
> 100,000 kg
 

December 21

 07:12Z
 
     


Taurus
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Vandenberg (U.S.)
Taurus (T4)
Orbital Sciences Corp.

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kompsat 1 ("Arirang")
Science, Remote Sensing
KARI (South Korea)
TRW Space & Electronics
Eagle/STEP
470 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
ACRIMSat 1
Solar Physics
NASA (U.S.)
Orbital Sciences Corp.
MiniStar
115 kg
  Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Launch mass:
Celestis 04
"Space Burial"
Celestis (U.S.)
n.a.
 

December 22

 00:50Z
 
     


Ariane 44L-3
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Kourou (French Guiana)
Ariane 44L-3 (V125)
Arianespace
THIRD ARIANE LAUNCH IN THREE WEEKS
Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Galaxy 11
Communications
PanAmSat Corp. (U.S.)
Hughes Space & Communications
HS-702
4,484 kg
 

December 26

 08:00Z
 
     


Tsyklon M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Baykonur (Kazakhstan)
Tsyklon M
NPO Yuzhnoe

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2367
Signal Intelligence
Russian Navy (Russia)
KB Arsenal
US-PU
3,150 kg
 

December 27

 19:12Z
 
     


Molniya M
Site:
Vehicle:
Launch provider:
Plesetsk (Russia)
Molniya M
TsSKB-Progress

Payload:
Mission:
Operator:
Prime:
Platform:
Launch mass:
Kosmos 2368
Early Warning
VKS (Russia)
NPO Lavochkin
Oko
1,900 kg
 


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