2013 in spaceflight

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2013 in spaceflight
Antares Rocket Test Launch.jpg
The first launch of the Antares rocket occurred on April 21, 2013.
Orbital launches
First 15 January
Last 28 December
Total 81
Successes 77
Failures 3
Partial failures 1
Catalogued 78
National firsts
Satellite  Azerbaijan
 Austria
 Ecuador
 Estonia
 Jersey
 Peru
 Bolivia
Rockets
Maiden flights Antares 110
Minotaur V
Epsilon
Kuaizhou
Falcon 9 v1.1
Soyuz-2.1v
Retirements Antares 110
Falcon 9 v1.0
Naro-1
Manned flights
Orbital 5
Total travellers 15
EVAs 11

Overview of orbital spaceflight[edit]

Manned spaceflight[edit]

Five manned orbital launches were conducted during 2013, all successfully, carrying a total of 15 astronauts into orbit. All of these missions were flown using Russian Soyuz spacecraft or the Chinese Shenzhou spacecraft.

Unmanned exploration[edit]

Numerous significant milestones in robotic spaceflight occurred in 2013, including the landing of China's Chang'e 3 lander at Moon's Sinus Iridum on 14 December.

Launches[edit]

Date and time (UTC) Rocket Launch site LSP
Payload Operator Orbit Function Decay (UTC) Outcome
Remarks

January[edit]

15 January
16:24:59[1]
Russia Rokot/Briz-KM Russia Plesetsk Site 133/3 Russia VKO
Russia Kosmos 2482 (Strela-3M) VKO Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Kosmos 2483 (Strela-3M) VKO Low Earth Communication In orbit Launch Failure
Russia Kosmos 2484 (Strela-3M) VKO Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Briz-KM failed around the time of spacecraft separation, resulting in the loss of one satellite
26 January
22:00
United States Ground Based Interceptor United States Vandenberg LF-23 United States Missile Defense Agency
United States EKV MDA Suborbital Anti-ballistic missile test 26 January Successful
non-intercept flight test
27 January
04:40:00
Japan H-IIA 202 Japan Tanegashima LA-Y1 Japan Mitsubishi
Japan IGS Radar 4 CSIC Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
Japan IGS Optical 5V CSIC Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
27 January
~12:10
China B-611 China Shuangchengzi ChinaPLA
PLA Suborbital ABM target 11 January Successful
Target
27 January
~12:10
China SC-19 China Korla China PLA
PLA Suborbital ABM test 11 January Successful
Interceptor, successful intercept
28 January Iran Kavoshgar Iran Semnan Iran ISA
Iran Pishgam ISA Suborbital Biological 28 January Successful[2]
Apogee: 116 kilometres (72 miles), carried a rhesus monkey
29 January
22:50
United States Terrier Improved Orion United States Wallops Island United StatesNASA
United States NASA GSFC Suborbital Atmospheric experiments 29 January Successful
Apogee: ~130 kilometres (81 mi)
30 January
07:00:00
RussiaSouth Korea Naro-1 South Korea Naro RussiaSouth Korea Khrunichev/KARI
South Korea STSAT-2C KARI Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
First successful launch of Naro-1, first successful South Korean launch with Russian assistance, final flight of Naro-1
31 January
01:48:00
United States Atlas V 401 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States TDRS-K NASA Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational

February[edit]

1 February
06:56:00
Ukraine Zenit-3SL Norway Odyssey United Nations Sea Launch
United States Intelsat 27 Intelsat Intended: Geosynchronous Communication +40 seconds Launch failure
First stage failure, impacted ocean at 40 seconds after launch. Accident caused by failure of the first stage hydraulic power supply unit pump at T+3.9s, which lead to loss of engine gimbal control.[3]
6 February
16:04:24
Russia Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 European UnionRussia Starsem
United States Globalstar M078 Globalstar Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
United States Globalstar M093 Globalstar Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
United States Globalstar M094 Globalstar Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
United States Globalstar M095 Globalstar Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
United States Globalstar M096 Globalstar Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
United States Globalstar M097 Globalstar Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
7 February
08:21
United States Talos Terrier Oriole Nihka United States Poker Flat United States NASA
United States VISIONS NASA GSFC Suborbital Auroral research 7 February Successful
7 February
21:36:07
European Union Ariane 5ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Azerbaijan Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a AMAKA Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
Spain Amazonas 3 Hispasat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
11 February
14:41:46
Russia Soyuz-U Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Progress M-18M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Logistics In orbit Operational
11 February
18:02:00
United States Atlas V 401 United States Vandenberg SLC-3E United States United Launch Alliance
United States Landsat DCM USGS Sun-synchronous Remote sensing In orbit Operational
13 February
09:10
United States MRBTM United States Kauai United States MDA
MDA Suborbital ABM target 13 February Successful
SM-3 Block 1A target
13 February
09:15
United States RIM-161C Standard Missile 3 Block 1A United States USS Lake Erie, Pacific Ocean United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital ABM test 13 February Successful
FTM-20, successful intercept
15 February
16:34
United States Terrier Improved Orion United States White Sands United States NASA
United States NASA GSFC/WFF Suborbital Technology 15 February Successful
Apogee: ~130 kilometres (81 mi) ?
25 February
05:52:31
Israel Arrow III Israel Negev Israel IAI
IAI/IDF Suborbital ABM Test 25 February Successful
Test flight of the Arrow-III
25 February
12:31
India PSLV-CA India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
IndiaFrance SARAL ISRO/CNES Low Earth Oceanography In orbit Operational
Canada Sapphire DND Low Earth Space surveillance In orbit Operational
Canada NEOSSat CSA Low Earth Astronomy In orbit Operational
Canada UniBRITE-1 UTAIS Low Earth Astronomy In orbit Operational
Austria TUGSAT-1 TU Graz Low Earth Astronomy In orbit Operational
Denmark AAUSAT3 Aalborg Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United Kingdom STRaND-1 SSTL Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
TUGSAT-1 is the first Austrian satellite

March[edit]

1 March
15:10:13
United States Falcon 9 v1.0 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX CRS-2 SpaceX Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 26 March
16:34
Successful
11 March
06:10
United States Terrier-Lynx United States Wallops Island United States DoD
United States Shark DoD Suborbital Radar target 11 March Successful
Apogee: ~300 kilometres (190 mi)
19 March
21:21:00
United States Atlas V 401 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-241 (SBIRS-GEO 2) US Air Force Geosynchronous Missile defence In orbit Operational
26 March
19:06:48
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
Mexico Satmex 8 Satmex Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
28 March
20:43:20
Russia Soyuz-FG Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Soyuz TMA-08M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 35/36 11 September
02:58
Successful
Manned flight

April[edit]

4 April
21:55
China Tianying 3E China Hainan China CNSA
China Kunpeng-1 CSSAR Suborbital Environment monitoring 4 April Successful
Apogee: 191 kilometres (119 mi)
7 April
04:55
India Agni-II India ITR IC-4 India Indian Army
Indian Army Suborbital Missile test 7 April Successful
Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
10 April Pakistan Shaheen-IA Pakistan Sonmiani Pakistan ASFC
ASFC Suborbital Test flight 10 April Successful
Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
12 April
04:25
Brazil VSB-30 Sweden Esrange Europe EuroLaunch
GermanyEurope TEXUS-50 DLR/ESA Suborbital Microgravity 12 April Successful
Apogee: 261 kilometres (162 mi)
15 April
18:36:00
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
Canada Anik G1 Telesat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
19 April
10:00:00
Russia Soyuz-2.1a Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Bion-M No.1 Roskosmos Low Earth Biological science 19 May
03:12
Successful
Russia AIST No.2 SSAU Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Dove 2 Cosmogia Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Germany BeeSat 2 TU Berlin Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Germany BeeSat 3 TU Berlin Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Germany SOMP TU Dresden Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
South Korea OSSI-1 OSSI Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
21 April
08:00
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands United States NASA
United States SLICE Colorado Suborbital Astronomy 21 April Successful
Apogee: 318 kilometres (198 mi)?
21 April
21:00:02
United States Antares 110 United States MARS LP-0A United States Orbital Sciences
United States Cygnus Mass Simulator Orbital Sciences/NASA Low Earth Test flight In orbit Successful
United States Alexander (PhoneSat-2.0) NASA Low Earth Technology 27 April Operational
United States Graham (PhoneSat-1.0) NASA Low Earth Technology 27 April Operational
United States Bell (PhoneSat-1.0) NASA Low Earth Technology 27 April Operational
United States Dove 1 Cosmogia Low Earth Technology 27 April Operational
Maiden flight of Antares, COTS risk reduction flight
23 April
17:30
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands United States NASA
United States EUNIS NASA GSFC Suborbital Solar research 23 April Successful
Apogee: 320 kilometres (200 mi)?
24 April
10:12:16
Russia Soyuz-U Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Progress M-19M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 19 June Successful
26 April
04:13:04
China Long March 2D China Jiuquan LA-4/SLS-2 China SAST
China Gaofen 1 CNSA Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
Turkey TurkSat-3USat ITU Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Ecuador NEE-01 Pegaso EXA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Argentina CubeBug-1 INVAP Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
NEE-01 Pegaso is the first Ecuadorian satellite
26 April
05:23:41
Russia Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia Kosmos 2485 (GLONASS-M) VKO Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational

May[edit]

1 May
07:38
United States Terrier Improved Orion United States Roi-Namur United States NASA
United States MOSC NASA/Air Force Research Lab Suborbital Ionospheric research 1 May Successful
Apogee: ~189 kilometres (117 mi)
1 May
16:06:04
China Long March 3B/E China Xichang LA-2 China CALT
China Zhongxing 11 China Satcom Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
5 May
08:30
France M51 France Le Vigilant, Audierne Bay France DGA/Marine nationale
DGA/Marine nationale Suborbital Test flight 5 May Launch failure
7 May
02:06:31
European Union Vega France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
European Union Proba-V ESA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Vietnam VNREDSat 1A VAST Low Earth Earth observation In orbit Operational
Estonia ESTCube-1 Tartu Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
ESTCube-1 is the first Estonian satellite
7 May
07:39:00
United States Terrier-Oriole United States Roi-Namur United States NASA
United StatesEVEX University of Illinois Suborbital Atmospheric 7 May Successful
Apogee: ~350 kilometres (220 mi) ?
7 May
07:40:30
United States Terrier-Improved Malemute United States Roi-Namur United States NASA
United StatesEVEX University of Illinois Suborbital Atmospheric 7 May Successful
Apogee: ~350 kilometres (220 mi) ?
9 May
07:23
United States Terrier Improved Orion United States Roi-Namur United States NASA
United States MOSC NASA/Air Force Research Lab Suborbital Ionospheric research 9 May Successful
Apogee: ~189 kilometres (117 mi)
11 May
05:00
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands United States NASA
United States FORTIS JHU Suborbital Astronomy 11 May Successful
Apogee: 280 kilometres (170 mi)?
13 May
12:58
China China Xichang China
China Kunpeng-7 CNSA Suborbital Magnetospheric 13 May Successful
Apogee: 10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi)
14 May
16:02:00
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
France Eutelsat 3D Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
15 May
21:38:00
United States Atlas V 401 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-242 (GPS IIF-4) US Air Force Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
16 May
03:25
United States ARAV-C United States Kauai United States MDA
MDA Suborbital ABM target 16 May Successful
SM-3 Block 1B target
16 May
03:30
United States RIM-161C Standard Missile 3 Block 1B United States USS Lake Erie, Pacific Ocean United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital ABM test 16 May Successful
FTM-19, successful intercept
22 May
13:27
United States LGM-30G Minuteman III United States Vandenberg LF-04 United States US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 22 May Successful
GT207GM, Apogee: ~1,300 kilometres (810 mi) ?
25 May
00:27:00
United States Delta IV-M+ (5,4) United States Cape Canaveral SLC-37B United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-243 (WGS-5) US Air Force Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
28 May
20:31:24
Russia Soyuz-FG Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Soyuz TMA-09M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 36/37 11 November
02:49
Successful
Manned flight

June[edit]

3 June
09:18:31
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
France SES-6 SES S.A. Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
5 June
21:52:11
European Union Ariane 5ES France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
European Union Albert Einstein ATV ESA Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 28 October Successful
6 June
03:05
Canada Black Brant XII United States Wallops Island United States NASA
United States CIBER Caltech Suborbital Astronomy 6 June Successful
Apogee: 577 kilometres (359 mi)
6 June
17:45
Russia RS-26 Rubezh Russia Kapustin Yar Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 6 June Successful
7 June
18:37:59
Russia Soyuz-2.1b Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia VKO
Russia Kosmos 2486 (Persona) VKO Low Earth Optical reconnaissance In orbit Operational
11 June
09:38:02
China Long March 2F China Jiuquan LA-4/SLS-1 China CALT
China Shenzhou 10 CASC Low Earth (Tiangong-1) Technology 26 June 00:07 Successful
China's fifth manned spaceflight mission (2 men, 1 woman astronaut) to Tiangong-1 space lab.
20 June
09:30
United States Terrier-Improved Orion United States Wallops Island United States NASA
United States RockOn Colorado Suborbital Student experiments 20 June Successful
Apogee: 118 kilometres (73 mi)
21 June
13:57
United States SpaceLoft XL United States Spaceport America United States UP Aerospace
United States FOP-1 NASA Suborbital Student experiments 21 June Successful
Mission SL-7, Apogee: 119 kilometres (74 mi), successfully recovered
25 June
17:28:48
Russia Soyuz-2.1b Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Resurs-P No.1 Roskosmos Low Earth Remote sensing In orbit Operational
25 June
19:27:03
Russia Soyuz-STB/Fregat France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
Jersey O3b PFM O3b Networks Medium Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Jersey O3b FM2 O3b Networks Medium Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Jersey O3b FM4 O3b Networks Medium Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Jersey O3b FM5 O3b Networks Medium Earth Communication In orbit Operational
27 June
16:53:00
Russia Strela Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 175/59 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Kosmos 2487 (Kondor No.202) Roskosmos Low Earth Radar imaging[4] In orbit Operational
27 June
23:52
Brazil VS-30 Norway Andøya Germany DLR
Germany WADIS-1 DLR Suborbital Atmospheric 27 June Successful
Apogee: 115 kilometres (71 mi), 12 Super Loki meteorological rockets were also launched
28 June
02:27:46
United States Pegasus-XL United States Stargazer, Vandenberg United States Orbital Sciences
United States IRIS NASA Low Earth Solar astronomy In orbit Operational

July[edit]

1 July
18:11
India PSLV-XL India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India IRNSS-1A ISRO Geosynchronous Navigation In orbit Operational
2 July
02:38:22
Russia Proton-M/DM-03 Enhanced Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Uragan-M No.48 VKO Intended: Medium Earth Navigation 2 July Launch failure
Russia Uragan-M No.49 VKO Intended: Medium Earth Navigation
Russia Uragan-M No.50 VKS Intended: Medium Earth Navigation
First stage guidance failure due to angular velocity sensors installed upside down, rocket crashed near launch pad[5]
4 July
14:31:00
Canada Black Brant VB United States Wallops LA-2 United States NASA
United States Daytime Dynamo NASA Suborbital Geospace 4 July Successful
Apogee: 135 kilometres (84 mi)
4 July
14:31:15
United States Terrier-Orion United States Wallops LA-2 United States NASA
United States Daytime Dynamo NASA Suborbital Geospace 4 July Successful
Apogee: 160 kilometres (99 mi)
5 July
18:29
United States UGM-96 Trident I C4 (LV-2) Marshall Islands Meck United States MDA
MDA Suborbital ABM target 5 July Successful
5 July
18:35
United States Ground Based Interceptor United States Vandenberg LF-23 United States MDA
MDA Suborbital ABM test 5 July Spacecraft failure
FTG-07, intercept failed, EKV likely failed to separate from booster
12 July Israel Jericho III Israel Palmachim Israel Israeli Air Force
Israeli Air Force Suborbital Missile test 12 July Successful
15 July
05:53
Brazil VS-30 Sweden Esrange European Union EuroLaunch
Germany MAPHEUS-4 DLR Suborbital Technology 15 July Successful
Apogee: 151 kilometres (94 mi)
15 July
09:27:03
China Long March 2C China Jiuquan LA-4/SLS-2 China CALT
China Shijian 11-05 CNSA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
19 July
13:00:00
United States Atlas V 551 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States MUOS-2 US Navy Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
19 July
23:37:55
China Long March 4C China Taiyuan LA-9 China SAST
China Shijian 15 CNSA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
China Shiyan 7 CNSA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
China Chuang Xin 3 CNSA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
20 July
14:00:00
Japan S-310 Japan Uchinoura Japan JAXA
JAXA/KU/HU/KUT/TU/TPU/
TU/UT/NU/CU/GSFC
Suborbital Ionospheric research 20 July Successful
Apogee: 139 kilometres (86 mi)
20 July
14:57:00
Japan S-520 Japan Uchinoura Japan JAXA
JAXA/KU/HU/KUT/TU/TPU/
TU/UT/NU/CU/GSFC
Suborbital Ionospheric research 20 July Successful
Apogee: 316 kilometres (196 mi)
25 July
19:54:07
European Union Ariane 5ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
European UnionUnited Kingdom Alphasat I-XL (Inmarsat-XL) ESA/Inmarsat Geosynchronous Technology/Communication In orbit Operational
India INSAT-3D ISRO Geosynchronous Meteorology In orbit Operational
First Alphabus satellite
27 July
20:45:08
Russia Soyuz-U Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Progress M-20M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Logistics In orbit Operational

August[edit]

3 August
19:48:46
Japan H-IIB 304 Japan Tanegashima LA-Y2 Japan Mitsubishi
Japan Kounotori 4 JAXA Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 7 September Successful
United States TechEdSat-3 NASA Ames Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Vietnam Pico Dragon VNSC Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States ArduSat-1 NanoSatisfi Inc. Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States ArduSat-X NanoSatisfi Inc. Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
8 August
00:29:00
United States Delta IV-M+ (5,4) United States Cape Canaveral SLC-37B United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-244 (WGS-6) US Air Force Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
8 August
18:10
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands United States NASA
United States VERIS NRL Suborbital Solar research 8 August Successful
Apogee: 280 kilometres (170 mi)?
12 August
03:45
India Prithvi II India Integrated Test Range Launch Complex 3 India DRDO
DRDO Suborbital Missile test 12 August Successful
Apogee: ~100 kilometres (62 mi)
13 August
10:00
United States Terrier-Improved Malemute United States Wallops Island United States NASA
United States RockSat-X NASA Suborbital Student experiments 13 August Successful
Apogee: 151 kilometres (94 mi)?
22 August
14:39:13
Ukraine Dnepr-1 Russia Dombarovsky Site 13 Russia ISC Kosmotras
South Korea KOMPSat-5 (Arirang-5) KARI Low Earth Remote sensing In orbit Operational
28 August
18:03:00
United States Delta IV-H United States Vandenberg SLC-6 United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-245 (KH-11) NRO Low Earth Optical Imaging [6] In orbit Operational
NRO Launch 65, final KH-11 satellite
29 August
20:30:07
European Union Ariane 5ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
FranceQatar Eutelsat 25B/Es'hail 1 Eutelsat / Es'hailSat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
India GSAT-7 ISRO Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
31 August
20:05:00
UkraineRussia Zenit-3SLB Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 45/1 Russia SIS
Israel Amos-4 SCL Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational

September[edit]

1 September
19:16
China Long March 4C China Jiuquan LA-4/SLS-2 China SAST
China Yaogan 17A CNSA Low Earth ELINT In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 17B CNSA Low Earth ELINT In orbit Operational
China Yaogan 17C CNSA Low Earth ELINT In orbit Operational
3 September
06:16
Israel Silver Sparrow Israel F-15 Eagle, Israel Israel IAF
Israeli Air Force Suborbital ABM target 3 September Successful
Arrow-3 tracking target, Apogee: ~150 kilometres (93 mi)
6 September
05:20
Russia RSM-56 Bulava Russia K-550 Aleksandr Nevskiy, White Sea Russia VMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 6 September Launch failure
Second stage failure
7 September
03:27:00
United States Minotaur V United States MARS LP-0B United States Orbital Sciences
United States LADEE NASA Planned: Selenocentric Lunar orbiter In orbit Operational
Maiden flight of Minotaur V, first Lunar launch from MARS
10 September United States UGM-133 Trident II D5 United States SSBN-?, ETR United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital Test flight 10 September Successful
Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test ?
10 September United States UGM-133 Trident II D5 United States SSBN-?, ETR United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital Test flight 10 September Successful
Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test ?
10 September United States eMRBM C-17 Globemaster III, Pacific Ocean United States MDA
MDA/IMDO Suborbital ABM target 10 September Successful
Target for THAAD, successful intercept
10 September United States MRBM United States Wake Island United States MDA
MDA/IMDO Suborbital ABM target 10 September Successful
Target for SM-3, successful intercept
10 September United States Standard Missile 3 Block 1A United States USS Decatur (DDG-73), Pacific Ocean United States US Navy
United States FTO-01 US Navy Suborbital ABM test 10 September Successful
Intercepted target missile
10 September United States THAAD Marshall Islands Meck Island United States US Army
United States FTO-01 US Army/MDA Suborbital ABM test 10 September Successful
Intercepted target missile
10 September United States THAAD Marshall Islands Meck Island United States US Army
United States FTO-01 US Army/MDA Suborbital ABM test 10 September Successful
Back-up interceptor for SM-3
11 September
23:23:04
Russia Rokot/Briz-KM Russia Plesetsk Site 133/3 Russia VKO
Russia Gonets M-14 Gonets SatCom Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Gonets M-16 Gonets SatCom Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Gonets M-17 Gonets SatCom Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
12 September United States UGM-133 Trident II D5 United States SSBN-?, ETR United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Test flight 12 September Successful
Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test ?
12 September United StatesUGM-133 Trident II D5 United StatesSSBN-?, ETR United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital Test flight 12 September Successful
Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test ?
14 September
05:00:00
Japan Epsilon Japan Uchinoura Japan JAXA
Japan Hisaki (SPRINT-A) JAXA Low Earth Astronomy In orbit Operational
Maiden flight of the Epsilon rocket
15 September
09:20
India Agni-V India Integrated Test Range India DRDO
DRDO Suborbital Test flight 15 September Successful
Apogee: 800 kilometres (500 mi), second flight of Agni-V
18 September
08:10:00
United States Atlas V 531 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-246 (AEHF-3) US Air Force Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
18 September
11:15
Brazil VS-30/Improved Orion Norway Andøya Germany DLR
AustraliaScramspace University of Queensland Suborbital Technology 18 September Launch failure
Hypersonic research experiment, first stage failure of launch vehicle
18 September
14:58:02
United States Antares 110 United States MARS LP-0A United States Orbital Sciences
United States Cygnus 1 Orbital Sciences/NASA Low Earth (ISS) Logistics/test flight In orbit Operational
Maiden flight of Cygnus, COTS demonstration flight, final flight of Antares 110
19 September
00:30
United States ARAV-C++ United States Kauai United States MDA
MDA Suborbital ABM target 19 September Successful
SM-3 Block 1B target
19 September
00:32 ?
United States RIM-161C Standard Missile 3 Block 1B United States USS Lake Erie, Pacific Ocean United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital ABM test 19 September Successful
FTM-21, successful intercept
19 September
00:32 ?
United States RIM-161C Standard Missile 3 Block 1B United States USS Lake Erie, Pacific Ocean United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital ABM test 19 September Successful
FTM-21, Back-up interceptor
22 September
10:01
United States LGM-30G Minuteman III United States Vandenberg LF-10 United States US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 22 September Successful
GT209GM, Apogee: ~1,300 kilometres (810 mi) ?
23 September
03:07:11
China Long March 4C China Taiyuan LA-9 China SAST
China Fengyun 3C CMA Low Earth Meteorology In orbit Operational
25 September
04:37[7]
China Kuaizhou China Jiuquan China CASIC
China Kuaizhou-1 CAS Low Earth Optical imaging In orbit Operational
Maiden flight of Kuaizhou
25 September
20:58:50
Russia Soyuz-FG Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Soyuz TMA-10M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 37/38 11 March 2014
03:24
Successful
Manned flight
26 September
10:33
United States LGM-30G Minuteman III United States Vandenberg LF-09 United States US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 26 September Successful
GT208GM, Apogee: ~1,300 kilometres (810 mi) ?
29 September
16:00:00
United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Vandenberg SLC-4E United States SpaceX
Canada CASSIOPE MDA Corporation Low Earth Communication/science[8] In orbit Operational
United States CUSat[9] Cornell Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States DANDE[9] CU-Boulder Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States POPACS-1[9] Drexel Low Earth Atmospheric research In orbit Operational
United States POPACS-2[9] Drexel Low Earth Atmospheric research In orbit Operational
United States POPACS-3[9] Drexel Low Earth Atmospheric research In orbit Operational
Maiden flight of Falcon 9 v1.1
29 September
21:38:10
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
France Astra 2E SES S.A. Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational

October[edit]

4 October
05:33
United States ARAV-ER United States Kauai United States MDA
MDA Suborbital ABM target 4 October Successful
SM-3 Block 1B target
4 October
05:37 ?
United States RIM-161C Standard Missile 3 Block 1B United States USS Lake Erie, Pacific Ocean United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital ABM test 4 October Successful
FTM-22, successful intercept
7 October
03:45
India Prithvi II India Integrated Test Range Launch Complex 3 IndiaDRDO
DRDO Suborbital Missile test 7 October Successful
Apogee: ~100 kilometres (62 mi)
8 October
06:50
India Prithvi II India Integrated Test Range Launch Complex 3 IndiaDRDO
DRDO Suborbital Missile test 8 October Successful
Apogee: ~100 kilometres (62 mi)
10 October
13:39
Russia RS-12M Topol Russia Kapustin Yar Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 10 October Successful
Test of a new experimental reentry vehicle
21 October
10:00[10]
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands United States NASA
United States EVE NASA Suborbital SDO calibration 21 October Successful
Apogee: 273 kilometres (170 mi)
25 October
03:50:03
China Long March 4B China Jiuquan LA-4/SLS-2 China SAST
China Shijian 16 CNSA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
25 October
18:08:54
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 Russia United States International Launch Services
United States Sirius FM-6 Sirius Satellite Radio Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
29 October
02:50:04
China Long March 2C China Taiyuan LC-9 China CALT
China Yaogan 18 CNSA Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
30 October Russia RT-2PM Topol Russia Plesetsk Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 30 October Successful
30 October Russia R-36M2 Voyevoda Russia Dombarovsky Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 30 October Successful
30 October Russia R-29RMU Sineva Russia K-117 Bryansk, Barents Sea Russia VMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 30 October Successful
30 October Russia R-29R Volna Russia K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets, Sea of Okhotsk Russia VMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 30 October Successful

November[edit]

3 November
09:25
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands United States NASA
X-ray Quantum Calorimeter NASA Suborbital X-ray astronomy 3 November Successful
Apogee: 278 kilometres (173 mi)
5 November
09:08 [11]
India PSLV-XL India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India Mars Orbiter Mission ISRO Current: Heliocentric
Planned: Areocentric orbit
Mars orbiter In orbit Operational
India's first interplanetary mission
7 November
04:14:15
Russia Soyuz-FG Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Soyuz TMA-11M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 38/39 In orbit Operational
Manned flight
11 November
23:46:00
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Khrunichev
Russia Raduga-1M 3 VKS Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
12 November
16:15
United States SpaceLoft XL United States Spaceport America United States UP Aerospace
United States FOP-2 NASA Suborbital Six technology experiments 12 November Successful
Mission SL-8, Apogee: 116 kilometres (72 mi), successfully recovered
18 November
18:28:00
United States Atlas V 401 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States MAVEN NASA Current: Heliocentric
Planned: Areocentric orbit
Martian research and remote sensing In orbit Operational
NASA space probe to study the Martian atmosphere[12]
20 November
01:15:00
United States Minotaur I United States MARS LP-0B United States Orbital Sciences
United States ORS-3 ORS Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States STPSat 3 USAF STP Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States ORSES ORS Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States ORS Tech 1 ORS Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States ORS Tech 2 ORS Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Prometheus 1A SOCOM Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Prometheus 1B SOCOM Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Prometheus 2A SOCOM Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Prometheus 2B SOCOM Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Prometheus 3A SOCOM Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Prometheus 3B SOCOM Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Prometheus 4A SOCOM Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Prometheus 4B SOCOM Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States SENSE-1 USAF SMC Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States SENSE-2 USAF SMC Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Firefly NASA/NRO Low Earth Atmospheric In orbit Operational
United States Horus (STARE-B) LLNL Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Black Knight West Point Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States NPS-SCAT NPS Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States DragonSat-1 Drexel Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States COPPER St. Louis Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States ChargerSat-1 UAH Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States TJ3Sat TJHSST Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Trailblazer 1 UNM Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Vermont Lunar CubeSat Vermont Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States SwampSat UFL Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States CAPE-2 Louisiana Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Ho'oponopono 2 Hawaii Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States KySat-2 Kentucky/Morehead Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States PhoneSat-2.4 NASA Ames Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
ORS-3 will remain attached to upper stage
20 November
03:31:04
China Long March 4C China Taiyuan LC-9 China SAST
China Yaogan 19 CNSA Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
20 November
11:40
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands United States NASA
United StatesFORTIS NASA Suborbital UV astronomy 20 November Successful
Studied spectra of comet ISON, apogee: 277 kilometres (172 mi)
21 November
07:10:11
Ukraine Dnepr Russia Dombarovsky Site 370/13 Russia ISC Kosmotras
United Arab Emirates DubaiSat-2 EIAST Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
South Korea STSAT-3 KARI Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States SkySat-1 Skybox Imaging Low Earth Earth imaging In orbit Operational
Japan WNISAT-1 Weather News Inc. Low Earth Weather In orbit Operational
Poland Lem (BRITE-PL) PAS Low Earth Astronomy In orbit Operational
United States AprizeSat-7 AprizeSat Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
United States AprizeSat-8 AprizeSat Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
Italy UniSat-5 La Sapienza Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Netherlands Delfi-n3Xt TU-Delft Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Dove 3 Planet Labs Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Dove 4 Planet Labs Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Netherlands Triton 1 ISIS-BV Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
South Korea KHUSat-1 (CINEMA-2) KHU Low Earth Space Weather In orbit Operational
South Korea KHUSat-2 (CINEMA-3) KHU Low Earth Space Weather In orbit Operational
Argentina CubeBug-2 INVAP Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Denmark GOMX-1 GOMSpace Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Ecuador NEE-02 Krysaor EXA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United KingdomNetherlands FUNCube-1 AMSAT-UK/NL Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Norway HiNCube Narvik Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
South Africa ZACube CPUT Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Pakistan ICube-1 PIST Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Spain HumSat-D Vigo Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Peru PUCPSat-1 PUCP Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Peru Pocket-PUCP PUCP Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Germany UWE-3 Würzburg Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States BeakerSat-1 Morehead Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States QubeScout-1 UMBC Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Germany WREN STADOKO UG Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States $50SAT Morehead Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Germany First-MOVE TU-Munich Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Singapore Velox-P2 NTU Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Spain OPTOS INTA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Ukraine BPA-3 Hartron-Arkos Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
22 November
12:02:29
Russia Rokot/Briz-KM Russia Plesetsk Site 133/3 European UnionRussia Eurockot
European Union Swarm A ESA Low Earth Magnetospheric In orbit Operational
European Union Swarm B ESA Low Earth Magnetospheric In orbit Operational
European Union Swarm C ESA Low Earth Magnetospheric In orbit Operational
25 November
02:12:04
China Long March 2D China Jiuquan LA-4/SLS-2 China CNSA
China Shiyan Weixing 5 CNSA Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
25 November
20:53:06
Russia Soyuz-U Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Progress M-21M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Logistics In orbit Operational
27 November
03:50[13]
Canada Black Brant IX United States White Sands United States NASA
United States VeSpR NASA Suborbital UV astronomy 27 November Successful
Venus Spectral Rocket Experiment, apogee: 280 kilometres (170 mi)

December[edit]

1 December
17:30:00 [15]
China Long March 3B China Xichang LA-2 China CNSA
China Chang'e 3 CNSA Selenocentric Lunar lander 14 December
13:12
Operational
China Yutu CNSA Selenocentric Lunar rover Operational
China's first lunar rover, and the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon since the Soviet Luna 24 mission in 1976.[14]
3 December India Prithvi II India Integrated Test Range Launch Complex 3 IndiaDRDO
DRDO Suborbital Missile test 3 December Successful
Apogee: ~100 kilometres (62 mi)
3 December
22:41:00
United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Luxembourg SES-8 SES World Skies Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
First launch of Falcon 9 v1.1 from CCAFS; first SpaceX launch targeting GEO
6 December
07:14:30
United States Atlas V 501 United States Vandenberg SLC-3E United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-247 (Topaz) NRO Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
United States ALICE AFIT Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States SMDC-ONE 2.3 US Army Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States SMDC-ONE 2.4 US Army Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States SNaP US Army Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States TacSat-6 ORS Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States FIREBIRD A Montana State Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States FIREBIRD B Montana State Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States AeroCube-5A The Aerospace Corporation Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States AeroCube-5B The Aerospace Corporation Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States CUNYSAT 1 CUNY Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States IPEX NASA JPL Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States M-Cubed 2 Michigan Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
NRO Launch 39
8 December
12:12:00
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 Russia United StatesInternational Launch Services
United Kingdom Inmarsat 5-F1 Inmarsat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
9 December
03:26
China Long March 4B China Taiyuan LC-9 China CNSA
ChinaBrazil CBERS-3 CASC/INPE Intended: Low Earth (Sun-synchronous) Remote sensing 9 December Launch failure
Third stage shutdown 11 seconds too early
14 December Iran Shahab-1 Iran Semnan Iran ISA
Iran Kavoshgar Pazhuhesh ISA Suborbital Biological 14 December Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (72 miles), carried a rhesus monkey
17 December
12:36
United States LGM-30G Minuteman III United States Vandenberg LF-04 United States US Air Force
US Air Force Suborbital Test flight 17 December Successful
GT210GM, Apogee: ~1,300 kilometres (810 mi) ?
19 December
09:12:19
Russia Soyuz-STB/Fregat-MT France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
European Union Gaia ESA Earth/Sun L2 Astronomy In orbit Operational
20 December
16:42:04
China Long March 3B/E China Xichang LA-2 China CALT
Bolivia Túpac Katari 1 ABE Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
23 December
11:28
IndiaAgni-III IndiaITR IC-4 IndiaIndian Army
Indian Army Suborbital Missile test 23 December Successful
Apogee: 350 kilometres (220 mi)
24 December
07:00
Russia RS-24 Yars Russia Plesetsk Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 December Successful
25 December
00:31:55
Russia Rokot/Briz-KM Russia Plesetsk Site 133/3 Russia VKO
Russia Kosmos 2488 (Strela-3M) VKO Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Kosmos 2489 (Strela-3M) VKO Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Kosmos 2490 (Strela-3M) VKO Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
26 December
10:49:56
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Khrunichev
Russia Ekspress AM-5 RSCC Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
27 December
17:30
Russia RS-12M Topol Russia Kapustin Yar Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 27 December Successful
28 December
12:30:00
Russia Soyuz-2.1v/Volga Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia Aist 1 SSAU Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Russia SKRL-756-1 RVSN RF Low Earth Radar calibration In orbit Operational
Russia SKRL-756-2 RVSN RF Low Earth Radar calibration In orbit Operational
Maiden flight of Soyuz-2.1v

Deep space rendezvous[edit]

Date (UTC) Spacecraft Event Remarks
16 February Cassini 90th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 1,978 kilometres (1,229 mi).
9 March Cassini 5th flyby of Rhea Closest approach: 997 kilometres (620 mi). Last Cassini flyby of Rhea.
5 April Cassini 91st flyby of Titan Closest approach: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi).
12 April Cassini Flyby of Polydeuces Closest approach: 115,000 kilometres (71,000 mi).
23 May Cassini 92nd flyby of Titan Closest approach: 970 kilometres (600 mi).
10 July Cassini 93rd flyby of Titan Closest approach: 964 kilometres (599 mi).
26 July Cassini 94th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi).
12 September Cassini 95th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi).
6 October LADEE Injection into Selenocentric orbit Preliminary orbit was 269 kilometres (167 mi) x 15,772 kilometres (9,800 mi), inclined 157 deg to the equator.
9 October Juno Flyby of Earth Gravity assist, closest approach: 552 kilometres (343 mi).
13 October Cassini 96th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 961 kilometres (597 mi).
30 November Cassini 97th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 870 kilometres (540 mi).
6 December Chang'e 3 Injection into Selenocentric orbit Preliminary orbit was 100 kilometres (62 mi), reduced to 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) on 10 December.
14 December Chang'e 3 Landing at Mare Imbrium First Chinese lunar soft lander and rover.
28 December Mars Express Flyby of Phobos Closest approach: 45 kilometres (28 mi).

Extra-Vehicular Activity[edit]

Start Date/Time Duration End Time Spacecraft Crew Remarks
19 April
14:03
6 hours
38 minutes
20:41 Expedition 35/36

ISS Pirs

Russia Pavel Vinogradov

Russia Roman Romanenko

Installed the Obstanovka plasma waves and ionosphere experiment to the exterior of the Zvezda service module. Also replaced a faulty retro-reflector device used as navigational aids for the Automatic Transfer Vehicle and retrieved the Biorisk microbe exposure experiment. An attempt to retrieve the Vinoslivost materials sample experiment failed when it was accidentally dropped while being taken back to the Pirs module airlock.[16][17]
11 May
12:44
5 hours
30 minutes
18:14 Expedition 35/36

ISS Quest

United States Christopher Cassidy

United States Thomas Marshburn

Replaced the 2B Pump Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) on the Port 6 truss in attempting to locate the source of an ammonia coolant leak on the Port 6 truss Photo Voltaic Thermal Control System (PVTCS).[18][19]
24 June
13:32
6 hours
34 minutes
20:06 Expedition 36/37

ISS Pirs

Russia Fyodor Yurchikhin

Russia Aleksandr Misurkin

Replaced a fluid flow regulator on the Zarya module, testing of the Kurs docking system on the station ahead of the arrival of a new Russian module, installing the “Indicator” experiment, installing gap spanners on to the outside of the station and photographing the multilayer insulation (MLI) protecting the Russian segment from micrometeoroids and taking samples from the exterior surface of the pressure hull underneath the MLI to identify signs of pressure hull material microscopic deterioration.[20][21]
9 July
12:02
6 hours
7 minutes
18:09 Expedition 36/37

ISS Quest

United States Christopher Cassidy

Italy Luca Parmitano

Replaced a failed Space-to-Ground Transmitter Receiver Controller and the Mobile Base Camera Light Pan-Tilt Assembly, retrieved the MISSE-8 and ORMatE-III experiments, photographed the AMS-02, moved two Radiator Grapple Bars to either sides of the truss, routed power cables to support the addition of the new Russian MLM and installed a multi-layer insulation cover to protect the docking interface of PMA-2.[22][23]
16 July
11:57
1 hours
32 minutes
13:29 Expedition 36/37

ISS Quest

United States Christopher Cassidy

Italy Luca Parmitano

Installed a Y-bypass jumper on power lines on the Z1 truss, routing 1553 data cables for a grapple fixture and Ethernet cables for a future Russian station module. The spacewalk was then cut short after Parmitano reported excess water leaking inside his helmet.[24][25][26]
16 August
14:36
7 hours
29 minutes
22:05 Expedition 36/37

ISS Pirs

Russia Fyodor Yurchikhin

Russia Aleksandr Misurkin

Routed power and ethernet cables for later attachment to the future Nauka module. Also installed connectors between modules and a material science experiment.[27][28]
22 August
11:34
5 hours
58 minutes
17:32 Expedition 36/37

ISS Pirs

Russia Fyodor Yurchikhin

Russia Aleksandr Misurkin

Removed a laser communication and installed an EVA work station and camera pointing platform outside the Zvezda service module, inspection and tightening of various antenna covers on Zvezda, and installed new spacewalk aids.[29][30]
9 November
14:34
5 hours
50 minutes
20:24 Expedition 37/38

ISS Pirs

Russia Oleg Kotov

Russia Sergey Ryazansky

Took the Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games to the outside of ISS. They also continued work on an extravehicular activity workstation and biaxial pointing platform by removing launch brackets and bolts, as well as retrieving an experimental package. The planned installation of a foot restraint on the mounting seat of the workstation was deferred to a future spacewalk after the spacewalkers noticed some issues with its alignment.[31][32]
21 December
12:01
5 hours
28 minutes
17:29 Expedition 38/39

ISS Quest

United States Richard Mastracchio

United States Michael S. Hopkins

Removed ammonia fluid lines from Active Thermal Control System pump module; removed pump module from starboard truss and stowed it on Payload Orbital Replacement Unit Accommodation.[33]
24 December
11:53
7 hours
30 minutes
19:23 Expedition 38/39

ISS Quest

United States Richard Mastracchio

United States Michael S. Hopkins

Retrieved spare ammonia pump module, installed it on starboard truss, and connected it to Loop A of Active Thermal Control System.[34][35]
27 December
13:00
8 hours
7 minutes
21:07 Expedition 38/39

ISS Pirs

Russia Oleg Kotov

Russia Sergey Ryazansky

Attempted installation of 2 HD cameras for commercial Earth observation on the outside of the Zvezda module, cancelled after one of the cameras failed to provide data to the ground during testing. Also installed and jettisoned experimental equipment outside the Russian segment. Longest Russian EVA in history.[36][37]

Orbital launch summary[edit]

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  China (PRC)
  Europe
  India
  Japan
  Russia/CIS
  South Korea
  United States
Orbital launch attempts by country in 2013

By country[edit]

Country Launches Successes Failures Partial
failures
Remarks
 Europe 5 5 0 0
 India 3 3 0 0
 Japan 3 3 0 0
 South Korea 1 1 0 0 With Russian assistance
 People's Republic of China 15 14 1 0
 Russia/ CIS 35 32 2 1 Includes Sea Launch (1) and Soyuz from Kourou (2).
 United States 19 19 0 0


By rocket[edit]

By family[edit]

Family Country Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Angara  Russia 1 1 0 0
Antares  United States 2 2 0 0 Maiden flight
Ariane  Europe 4 4 0 0
Atlas  United States 8 8 0 0
Delta  United States 3 3 0 0
Energia  Ukraine /  Russia 2 1 1 0
Epsilon  Japan 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Falcon  United States 3 3 0 0
H-II  Japan 2 2 0 0
Kuaizhou  People's Republic of China 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Long March  People's Republic of China 14 13 1 0
Minotaur  United States 2 2 0 0
Pegasus  United States 1 1 0 0
PSLV  India 3 3 0 0
R-7  Russia 16 16 0 0
R-36  Ukraine 2 2 0 0
Universal Rocket  Russia 15 13 1 1
Vega  Europe 1 1 0 0

By type[edit]

Rocket Country Family Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Antares  USA Antares 2 2 0 0 Maiden flight
Ariane 5  Europe Ariane 4 4 0 0
Atlas V  United States Atlas 8 8 0 0
Delta IV  United States Delta 3 3 0 0
Dnepr  Ukraine R-36 2 2 0 0
Epsilon  Japan Epsilon 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Falcon 9  United States Falcon 9 3 3 0 0
H-IIA  Japan H-II 1 1 0 0
H-IIB  Japan H-II 1 1 0 0
Kuaizhou  People's Republic of China Kuaizhou 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Long March 2  People's Republic of China Long March 5 5 0 0
Long March 3  People's Republic of China Long March 3 3 0 0
Long March 4  People's Republic of China Long March 6 5 1 0
Minotaur I  United States Minotaur 1 1 0 0
Minotaur IV  United States Minotaur 1 1 0 0
Naro  Russia /  South Korea Angara 1 1 0 0 Final flight
Pegasus-XL  United States Pegasus 1 1 0 0
PSLV  India PSLV 3 3 0 0
Proton  Russia Universal Rocket 10 9 1 0
Soyuz  Russia R-7 16 16 0 0
UR-100  Russia Universal Rocket 5 4 0 1
Vega  Europe Vega 1 1 0 0
Zenit  Ukraine Energia 2 1 1 0

By configuration[edit]

Rocket Country Type Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Antares 110  USA Antares 2 2 0 0 Maiden flight
Ariane 5ECA  Europe Ariane 5 3 3 0 0
Ariane 5ES  Europe Ariane 5 1 1 0 0
Atlas V 401  United States Atlas V 5 5 0 0
Atlas V 501  United States Atlas V 1 1 0 0
Atlas V 531  United States Atlas V 1 1 0 0
Atlas V 551  United States Atlas V 1 1 0 0
Delta IV Medium+ (5,4)  United States Delta IV 2 2 0 0
Delta IV-H  United States Delta IV 1 1 0 0
Dnepr-1  Ukraine Dnepr 2 2 0 0
Epsilon  Japan Epsilon 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Falcon 9 v1.0  United States Falcon 9 1 1 0 0 Final flight
Falcon 9 v1.1  United States Falcon 9 2 2 0 0 Maiden flight
H-IIA 202  Japan H-IIA 1 1 0 0
H-IIB  Japan H-IIB 1 1 0 0
Kuaizhou  People's Republic of China Kuaizhou 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Long March 2C  People's Republic of China Long March 2 2 2 0 0
Long March 2D  People's Republic of China Long March 2 2 2 0 0
Long March 2F/G  People's Republic of China Long March 2 1 1 0 0
Long March 3B  People's Republic of China Long March 3 3 3 0 0
Long March 4B  People's Republic of China Long March 4 2 1 1 0
Long March 4C  People's Republic of China Long March 4 4 4 0 0
Minotaur I  United States Minotaur I 1 1 0 0
Minotaur V  United States Minotaur IV 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Naro-1  Russia /  South Korea Naro 1 1 0 0 Final flight
Pegasus-XL  United States Pegasus 1 1 0 0
PSLV-CA  India PSLV 1 1 0 0
PSLV-XL  India PSLV 2 2 0 0
Proton-M/Briz-M  Russia Proton 9 9 0 0
Proton-M/DM-03  Russia Proton 1 0 1 0
Rokot/Briz-KM  Russia UR-100 4 3 0 1
Soyuz-2.1a  Russia Soyuz 1 1 0 0
Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat  Russia Soyuz 1 1 0 0
Soyuz-2.1b  Russia Soyuz 2 2 0 0
Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat  Russia Soyuz 3 3 0 0
Soyuz-2.1v/Volga  Russia Soyuz 1 1 0 0 Maiden flight
Soyuz-FG  Russia Soyuz 4 4 0 0
Soyuz-U  Russia Soyuz 4 4 0 0
Strela  Russia UR-100 1 1 0 0
Vega  Europe Vega 1 1 0 0
Zenit-3SL  Ukraine /  Russia Zenit 1 0 1 0
Zenit-3SLB  Ukraine /  Russia Zenit 1 1 0 0

By launch site[edit]

Site Country Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Baikonur  Kazakhstan 23 22 1 0
Cape Canaveral  United States 10 10 0 0
Dombarovsky  Russia 2 2 0 0
Kourou  France 7 7 0 0
Jiuquan  People's Republic of China 7 7 0 0
MARS  United States 4 4 0 0
Naro  South Korea 1 1 0 0
Ocean Odyssey United Nations International 1 0 1 0
Plesetsk  Russia 7 6 0 1
Satish Dhawan  India 3 3 0 0
Tanegashima  Japan 2 2 0 0
Taiyuan  People's Republic of China 5 4 1 0
Uchinoura  Japan 1 1 0 0
Vandenberg  United States 4 4 0 0
Xichang  People's Republic of China 3 3 0 0

By orbit[edit]

Orbital regime Launches Successes Failures Accidentally
achieved
Remarks
Low Earth 47 45 1 1 12 to ISS, 1 to Tiangong-1
Medium Earth 5 4 1 0
Geosynchronous/transfer 24 23 1 0
High Earth 3 3 0 0
Heliocentric orbit 1 1 0 0 Including planetary transfer orbits

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