1987 in spaceflight

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1987 in spaceflight
Atlas-H.jpg
The Atlas H launches on its final flight
Orbital launches
First 5 January
Last 29 December
Total 115
Catalogued 110
National firsts
Space traveller  Syria
Rockets
Maiden flights ASLV
Energia
Retirements Atlas H
N-II
Titan III(34)B
Manned flights
Orbital 3
Total travellers 8


Launches[edit]

Date and time (UTC) Rocket Launch site LSP
Payload Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks
5 February
21:38:16
Soviet UnionSoyuz-U2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionSoyuz TM-2 Low Earth (Mir) Mir EO-2 30 July
01:04:12
Successful
Manned flight launching two cosmonauts and landing three, first manned flight of Soyuz-TM
26 February
23:05
United StatesDelta 3914 United StatesCape Canaveral LC-17A United States
United StatesGOES 7 NOAA Geostationary Weather In orbit Operational
31 March
00:16:16
Soviet UnionProton-K Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 200/39 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionKvant-1 1991—2001: Roskosmos Low Earth (Mir) Mir module 23 March 2001
05:59:36
Successful
Soviet UnionKvant FSB Low Earth (Kvant-1) Space tug 25 August 1988 Successful
15 May
17:30:01
Soviet UnionEnergia Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 250 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionPolyus Intended: Low Earth Weapons tests
Technology
15 May Launch failure
Maiden flight of Energia, computer error resulted in spacecraft attempting to perform circularisation burn in a retrograde orientation, failed to orbit
22 July
01:59:17
Soviet UnionSoyuz-U2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionSoyuz TM-3 Low Earth (Mir) Mir EP-1 29 December
09:16:15
Successful
Manned flight with three cosmonauts, first Syrian in space, carried replacement for ill EO-2 crewmember
21 November
02:19:00
European UnionAriane 2 FranceKourou ELA-2 FranceArianespace
West GermanyTV-SAT 1 Deutsche Bundespost Current: Graveyard
Operational: Geosynchronous
Communications In orbit Spacecraft failure
Immediately after launch, one of its solar panels failed to deploy, and as a result of this the main uplink antenna, which was located behind the solar panel, could not deploy either. Briefly used to verify the systems of the Spacebus 300 satellite bus before being retired to a graveyard orbit.
21 December
11:18:03
Soviet UnionSoyuz-U2 Soviet UnionBaikonur Site 1/5 Soviet Union
Soviet UnionSoyuz TM-4 Low Earth (Mir) Mir EO-3 17 June 1988
10:12:32
Successful
Manned flight with three cosmonauts

Deep-space rendezvous[edit]

There were no deep-space rendezvous in 1987.

References[edit]

Generic references:

Footnotes[edit]