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A comprehensive long-range calendar of satellite and human spaceflight launches from around the world. All launch times are listed in Eastern (U.S.) and Greenwich Mean Times. Latest revisions appear in bold; revision date is in parenthesis. Additions, corrections and comments are welcomed via email.

Last updated: 29 May 2001

May 29, 2001

Russian Soyuz Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
Russian  military satellite Cosmos-2372 (tentative designation)

June 7, 2001

Arianespace Ariane 44L ELA-2, Kourou, French Guiana
Flight 141 with the Intelsat 901 communications satellite

June 7, 2001

Orbital Pegasus XL Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 
NASA's High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (HESSI) spacecraft

June 11, 2001

ILS Proton Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
Astra 2-C communications satellite

No earlier than June 14, 2001

Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch Complex 39-B, Kennedy Space Center
STS-104 on International Space Station Assembly Flight 7A

June 19, 2001

LockMart Atlas 2AS Complex 36-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
ICO-A1 communications satellite

June 30, 2001

Russian Soyuz-U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
ISS Flight 4P - Progress M44 resupply ship for the International Space Station

June 30, 2001

Boeing Delta 2 (7425-10) Complex 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
NASA's Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP)

Second Quarter 2001

India PSLV SHAR Center, Sriharikota, India
CartoSat-1 (aka IRS-P5) satellite

July 12, 2001

LockMart Atlas 2A Complex 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
GOES-M weather satellite for NOAA and NASA

July 12, 2001

Arianespace Ariane 5 ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Japanese BSAT-2b communications satellite and ESA's Artemis spacecraft

No earlier than July 15, 2001

Space Shuttle Discovery Launch Complex 39-A, Kennedy Space Center
STS-105 on International Space Station Assembly Flight 7A.1

July 20, 2001

Ukrainian Zenit-2 Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Russian Cosmos-2373 (tentative designation) military satellite

July 22, 2001

Japanese H-2A Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
Inaugural Launch of the H-2A with NASDA's Vehicle Evaluation Payload

No earlier than July 22, 2001

Orbital Taurus T6 Staged from Area 576-East at Vandenberg AFB
OrbView-4 Earth imaging and NASA's QuikTOMS ozone monitoring satellites

July 24, 2001

Russian Soyuz-U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
ISS Flight 5P - Progress M1 resupply ship for the International Space Station

July 25, 2001

Russian Soyuz Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Russian Resurs F2 remote sensing satellite

No earlier than July 26, 2001

Russian Soyuz Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
Russian Cosmos-2374 (tentative designation) military satellite

July 30, 2001

Boeing Delta 2 (7326) Complex 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
NASA's Genesis spacecraft

July 31, 2001

US Air Force Atlas 2A Space Launch Complex-3 East, Vandenberg AFB
MLV-10 with a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload

July 2001

Russian Tsyklon-3 Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
AUOS-Koronas solar research spacecraft

July 2001

US Air Force Titan 2   Space Launch Complex-4 West, Vandenberg AFB
Mission G-9 - Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP-16)

July 2001

Sea Launch Zenit 3-SL Odyssey Launch Platform, Equator, Pacific Ocean
Galaxy III-C communications satellite for PanAmSat

July 2001

China GWIC Long March Taiyuan Satellite Launching Center, China
Chinese Feng Yun 1D and Hai Yang 1 oceanography satellites

August 2, 2001

US Air Force Titan 4B Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Mission B-31 - Defense Support Program (DSP-21) early warning satellite

August 2001

Arianespace Ariane 44L ELA-2, Kourou, French Guiana
Flight 143 with the Intelsat 902 communications satellite

August 10, 2001

Boeing Delta 2 (7920-10) Space Launch Complex-2 West, Vandenberg AFB
NASA's TIMED and CNES' Jason-1 scientific spacecraft

August 16, 2001

Air Force Delta 2 (7925) Complex 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
NAVSTAR Global Positioning System 2R-8 and NASA's ProSEDS spacecraft

August 25, 2001

Russian Soyuz Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
International Space Station Flight 4R with Docking Compartment-1 and Strela Boom

August 31, 2001

Lockheed Martin Athena 1 Alaska Spaceport, Kodiak Island, Alaska
NASA's PICOSAT and Starshine spacecraft. First orbital launch from Alaska.

August 2001

Indian PSLV (C-3) SHAR Center, Sriharikota, India
India Test Evaluation (reconnaissance) Satellite (TES) and ESA's Proba-1

August 2001

Russian Shtil 1N missile Submarine launched, Russia
Russian Kompass geophysics satellite

Late August 2001

China GWIC Long March Taiyuan Satellite Launching Center, China
Chinese Chuang Xing 1 observation satellite

September 2001

Arianespace Ariane 511 ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Atlantic Bird-2 and Insat 3-C communications satellites

September 1, 2001

Boeing Delta 2 Space Launch Complex-2 West, Vandenberg AFB
NOAA-N weather satellite

September 6, 2001

Russian Soyuz-U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
ISS Flight 6P - Progress resupply ship to the International Space Station

Third Quarter 2001

LockMart Atlas 2AS Complex 36-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Loral DIRECTV-5 (Tempo) direct television broadcast satellite

Third Quarter 2001

China GWIC Long March Xichang Satellite Launching Center, China
Atlantic Bird-1 communications satellite

Third Quarter 2001

LockMart Atlas 3A Complex 36-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Payload to be announced

October 2, 2001

Arianespace Ariane 5 ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
ESA's Envisat-1 earth observation satellite

October 18, 2001

Boeing Delta 2 Space Launch Complex-2 West, Vandenberg AFB
QuickBird-2 commercial imaging satellite

October 28, 2001

US Air Force Titan 4B Space Launch Complex-4 East, Vandenberg AFB
Mission B-34 with a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload

October 2001

Ukrainian Zenit-2 Complex 45 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
Russian Meteor-3M and Reflector, Pakistani Badr-2, Moroccan Maroc-Tubsat

October 2001

Eurockot Rockot Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
Iridium communications satellites (2)

Fourth Quarter 2001

US Air Force Delta 2 Complex 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
NAVSTAR Global Positioning System 2R-9 spacecraft

October 2001

US Air Force Atlas 2A Complex 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
MLV-12 with a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload

October 2001

Arianespace LV Kourou, French Guiana
French Stentor technology demonstration satellite

No earlier than November 10, 2001

LockMart Atlas 2A Complex 36-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
NASA's Tracking & Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-I)

November 15, 2001

Russian Dnepr-1 Site 109, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
Unisat-2 satellite (University of Rome) and CubeSat satellites (Stanford Univ.)

November 17, 2001

Russian Soyuz-U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
ISS Flight 7P - Progress resupply ship to the International Space Station

November 23, 2001

Eurockot Rockot Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites (2)

November 29, 2001

Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch Complex 39-B, Kennedy Space Center
STS-108 on International Space Station Utilization Flight 1 (UF1) 

December 18, 2001

US Air Force Titan 4B Space Launch Complex-4 East, Vandenberg AFB
Mission B-30 with a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload

December 19, 2001

LockMart Atlas 3B Complex 36-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Inaugural launch of the Atlas 3B with the EchoStar-7 direct television satellite

December 2001

ILS Proton Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
Astra 1K communications satellite

December 2001

Japanese H-2A Tanegashina Space Center, Japan
Payload TBA

Fourth Quarter 2001

Eurockot Rockot Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Leo communications satellites

Fourth Quarter 2001

India PSLV (C-4) SHAR Center, Sriharikota, India
Indian Resourcesat-1 (aka IRS-P6) and German Bird satellites

Fourth Quarter 2001

Russian Volna missile Submarine launched, Russia
Cosmos-1 solar-sail payload

Late 2001

Russian Angara 1.1 Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Inaugural launch of the Angara 1.1 with a payload TBA

Late 2001

Arianespace LV Kourou, French Guiana
N-Star C satellite for NTT DoCoMo

Late 2001

ILS Proton-M/Breeze-M Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazahkstan
Intelsat 903 communications satellite. Second launch of the Proton-M/Breeze-M

2001

Launch Vehicle TBD Launch Site TBA
DIRECTV-4S direct television broadcast satellite

2001

Arianespace LV Kourou, French Guiana
JCSAT-8 communications satellite

2001

Israeli Shavit Palmachim Missile Test Center, Israel
Ofeq-5 reconnaissance satellite

Indefinite

US Air Force Atlas 2A Space Launch Complex-3 East, Vandenberg AFB
MLV-14 with a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload

Indefinite

US Air Force Titan 2 Space Launch Complex-4 West, Vandenberg AFB
Coriolis test payloads (Windsat and SMEI) for the US Department of Defense

 

A look ahead to 2002

January 14, 2002

US Air Force Titan 4B
Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Mission B-38 with Milstar 2 (Flight 5) spacecraft and Centaur upper stage 

 

January 17, 2002

Space Shuttle Columbia

Launch Complex 39-A, Kennedy Space Center

STS-109 on Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission-3B

 

January 19, 2002 

Orbital Pegasus XL

Staged from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

NASA's GALEX spacecraft

 

Early 2002

Arianespace Ariane-5

ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Astra 3A communications satellite for the Société Européenne des Satellites

 

First Quarter 2002

ILS Proton (Block DM)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

EchoStar-8 direct television satellite

 

February 2002

Arianespace Ariane-5

ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Inaugural Ariane 5 equipped with ESC-A upper stage

 

February, 2002

Japanese H-2A

Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Adeos-2 (Nasda) and FedSat-1 spacecraft 

 

February 2, 2002

Russian Soyuz-U

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

ISS flight 8P with a Progress M1 resupply ship for the International Space Station

February 21, 2002

Arianespace Ariane 5

ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Space Systems/Loral WildBlue-1 (formerly iSKY-1) spacecraft

February 28, 2002

Space Shuttle Atlantis

Launch Complex 39-B, Kennedy Space Center

STS-110 on International Space Station assembly flight 8A

First Quarter 2002

Boeing Delta 2 (7920)

Space Launch Complex-2 West, Vandenberg AFB

Five replacement Iridium communications satellites (Mission 12)

First Quarter 2002

Boeing Delta 2 (7320)

Space Launch Complex-2 West, Vandenberg AFB

NASA's Ice, Cloud and and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) and student-built Cooperative Astrophysics and Technology Satellite (CATSAT)

First Quarter 2002

Boeing Delta 2 7920-10L

Space Launch Complex-2 West, Vandenberg AFB

NASA's Earth Observing System-PM (EOS-PM) Aqua spacecraft

No earlier than March 2002

US Air Force Titan 2

Space Launch Complex-4 West, Vandenberg AFB

Mission G-14 with the NOAA-M weather satellite

March 7, 2002

Boeing Delta 2

Space Launch Complex-2 West, Vandenberg AFB

IS-1 spacecraft

March 2002

Boeing Delta 4 Medium +

Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Inaugural Delta 4 launch with  a payload TBD

First Half 2002

Lockheed Martin Atlas 3A

Complex 36-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

AsiaSat 4 communications satellite

April 10, 2002

Russian Soyuz

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

ISS flight 4S with the Expedition 5 crew to the International Space Station

April 18, 2002

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Launch Complex 39-A, Kennedy Space Center

STS-111 on International Space Station Utilization Flight UF-2

April 22, 2002

Russian Proton

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Integral gamma ray observatory for the European Space Agency

April 28, 2002

US Air Force Titan 4B

Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Mission B-36 - National Reconnaissance Office payload and Centaur upper stage

May 23, 2002

Space Shuttle Columbia

Launch Complex 39-B, Kennedy Space Center

STS-107 with a Spacehab research module and the Freestar microgravity payload

May 2002

Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 

Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Inaugural launch (401) with the Eutelsat Hot Bird-6 communications satellite

May 2002

China GWIC Long March

Xichang Satellite Launching Center, China

Intelsat APR-3 (formerly New Skies Satellites NSS-6) communications satellite

Second Quarter 2002

US Air Force Titan 4B

Space Launch Complex-4 East, Vandenberg AFB

Mission B-40? -  National Reconnaissance Office payload and no upper stage

Second Quarter 2002

Russian Start-1

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Israeli Earth Remote Observation Satellite (EROS B1)

2002

Orbital Pegasus XL

Staged from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

OrbView-3 Earth imaging satellite

2002

Launch Vehicle TBD

Launch Site TBD

Optus C1 communications/military satellite for the Australian Defence Department

2002

Launch Vehicle TBD

Launch Site TBD

Four RapidEye Earth observation satellites, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

2002

Indian GSLV (D-2)

SHAR Center, Sriharikota, India

GSAT-2 communications satellite

June 2002

Orbital Pegasus XL

Launch Site TBD

Canadian Space Agency SCISAT-1/ACE spacecraft

June 2002

USAF EELV Delta 4 Med

Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Inaugural launch - Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) spacecraft

June 2002

Space Shuttle TBD

Kennedy Space Center

International Space Station Utilization & Logistics Flight 1 (ULF1)

June 2002

Arianespace Ariane 5ECA

ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Inaugural launch with the Eutelsat Hot Bird-7 communications satellite

July 2002

Launch  Vehicle TBA

Launch Site TBD

NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft

July 2002

Orbital Pegasus XL

Launch Site TBD

NASA's SORCE spacecraft

July 11, 2002

Space Shuttle Atlantis

Launch Complex 39-A, Kennedy Space Center

STS-112 on International Space Station assembly flight 9A

July 15, 2002

Boeing Delta 2-Heavy

Complex 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) spacecraft

No earlier than August 2002

US Air Force Titan 4B

Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Mission B-38 - National Reconnaissance Office payload and Centaur upper stage

Mid 2002

Arianespace Ariane 5

ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

SS/Loral WildBlue-2 (formerly iSKY-2) spacecraft

Mid 2002

Japanese H-2A

Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Japanese Alos-1 (Nasda) spacecraft

September 2002

Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 

Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Inaugural launch (500) with a payload TBA

Late 2002

Arianespace Launch Vehicle

Kourou, French Guiana

Stellat and Europe*Star communications satellites

Third Quarter 2002

Lockheed Martin Atlas 2AS

Complex 36-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Hispasat 1D communications satellite

October 2002

Space Shuttle TBD

Kennedy Space Center

STS-115 on International Space Station assembly flight 11A

October 30, 2002

Boeing Delta 2 (7920)

Space Launch Complex-2 West, Vandenberg AFB

NASA's Gravity Probe-B spacecraft

October 2002

Space Shuttle TBD

Kennedy Space Center

International Space Station assembly flight 9A.1

October 2002

Russian Soyuz-U

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

ISS flight 9P with a Progress M1 resupply ship for the International Space Station

No earlier than October 2002

Boeing Delta 4-Heavy

Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Inaugural launch on a qualification flight

December 2002

Space Shuttle TBD

Kennedy Space Center

International Space Station assembly flight 12A

Late 2002

Launch Vehicle TBA

Launch Site TBD

European (ESA & SSC) Smart-1 spacecraft

2002

Launch Vehicle TBA

Launch Site TBD

Galaxy VIIIi-R spacecraft for PanAmSat

2002

Sea Launch Zenit-3SL

Odyssey launch platform, Equator, Pacific Ocean

Spaceway-1 communications satellite

2002

Sea Launch Zenit-3SL

Odyssey launch platform, Equator, Pacific Ocean

Spaceway-2 communications satellite

2002

Arianespace Launch Vehicle

Kourou, French Guiana

Anik F2 communications satellite for Telesat Canada

2002                                    

Lockheed Martin Atlas 2AS

Complex 36-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Boeing ICO spacecraft (ICO-A2)

A long-range look at 2003

First Quarter 2003

Boeing Delta 2

Space Launch Complex-2 West, Vandenberg AFB

NOAA-N weather satellite

 

Early 2003

Sea Launch Zenit-3SL

Odyssey launch platform, Equator, Pacific Ocean

 AssureSat communications satellites (2)

 

February 2003

Japanese M-V

Kagoshima Space Center, Japan

Japanese Lunar-A (ISAS) spacecraft

 

No earlier than February 2003

US Air Force Titan 4B

Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Mission K-39 Defense Support Program (DSP-22) early warning satellite and IUS-17

 

March 2003

USAF EELV Delta 4 Med 

Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Classified National Reconnaissance Office payload

 

March 2003

Space Shuttle TBD

Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

International Space Station assembly flight 12A.1

 

March 2003

Launch Vehicle TBA

Launch Site TBD

French Picasso-Cena spacecraft

 

First Half 2003

Boeing Delta 4 (Medium +)

Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Second commercial launch with the Indonesian M2A satellite

 

First Half 2003

Russian Soyuz-U

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

ISS flight 10P with a Progress M1 resupply ship for the International Space Station

 

May 2003

Space Shuttle Columbia

Kennedy Space Center

Research mission

 

May 22, 2003

Boeing Delta 2 (7425)

Complex 17-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

NASA's Mars 2003 Lander-A

 

June 1, 2003

Starsem Soyuz-ST/Fregat

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

European Space Agency's Mars Express probe

 

June 4, 2003

Boeing Delta 2 (7425)

Complex 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

NASA's Mars 2003 Lander-B

 

Mid 2003

Arianespace Launch Vehicle

Kourou, French Guiana

Eutelsat W-3A communications satellite

 

August 2003

Sea Launch Zenit-3SL

Odyssey launch platform, Equator, Pacific Ocean

New Skies NSS-8 communications satellite

 

August 2003

USAF EELV Delta 4 Heavy

Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Defense Support Program (DSP-23) early warning satellite

 

September 2003

Boeing Delta 2 (7320-10)

Complex 17, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

NASA's Swift Gamma Ray Burst Explorer spacecraft

 

Second Half 2003

Boeing Delta 4 (Medium +)

Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Third commercial launch with the Estrala do Sul satellite

 

Second Half 2003

Russian Soyuz-U

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

ISS flight 11P with a Progress M1 resupply ship for the International Space Station

 

Late 2003

ILS Proton or Atlas 5

Launch site TBD

GE-2E communications satellite (Alcatel Spacebus-4000 bus)

 

2003

Boeing Delta 3

Complex 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

GOES-N weather satellite for NASA and NOAA

 

2003

USAF EELV Delta 4 Med

Space Launch Complex-6, Vandenberg AFB

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP-17) spacecraft

 

2003

Arianespace Launch Vehicle

Kourou, French Guiana

Hot Bird-8 satellite for Eutelsat

 

2003

Eurockot Rockot

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Intersputnik-M1 and M2 satellites

 

2003

Lockheed Martin Atlas 3/5

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

US Navy UHF Follow-on communications satellite

 

2003

Indian PSLV

SHAR Center, Sriharikota, India

Taiwan Rocsat-2 earth observation satellite

 

2003

Boeing Delta 2

Space Launch Complex-2 West,  Vandenberg AFB

Canadian Radarsat-2 satellite

 

2003

Indian PSLV

SHAR Center, Sriharikota, India

Cartosat-2 spacecraft

 

Uncertain

(Launches previously announced - no further information is available)

Uncertain

ILS Proton (Block DM)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

ICO communications satellite

 

Uncertain

ILS Proton (Block DM)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

ICO communications satellite

 

Uncertain

Orbital Pegasus XL

Launch Site TBD

ORBCOMM Mission-5

 

Uncertain

Orbital Pegasus XL

Launch Site TBD

ORBCOMM Mission-6

 

Uncertain

China GWIC Long March

Xichang Satellite Launching Center, China

Asian Research Satellite built by Iran

 

Uncertain

Boeing Delta 3 (8930)

Complex 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

ICO-D1 satellite

 

Uncertain

Boeing Delta 3 (8930)

Complex 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

ICO-D2 satellite

 

Uncertain

Boeing Delta 3 (8930)

Complex 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

ICO-D3 satellite

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