2014 in spaceflight

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2014 in spaceflight
Orion spacecraft 2009.jpg
Orion EFT-1, the first test flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, will occur in 2014.
Orbital launches
First 5 January
Total 39
Successes 38
Failures 1
National firsts
Satellite  Lithuania
 Turkmenistan
 Uruguay
Rockets
Maiden flights Angara A1.2
Antares 120

In 2014, the maiden flight of the Angara and Antares 120 took place, with the first flight of SPARK carrier rocket is planned.


Launches[edit]

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

January[edit]

3 January Israel Arrow III Israel Negev Israel IAI
IAI/IDF Suborbital ABM Test 3 January Successful
Second flight test of the Arrow-III
5 January
10:48:00
India GSLV Mk II India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India GSAT-14 ISRO Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
6 January
22:06:00
United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Thailand Thaicom 6 Thaicom (Shin Corporation) Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
9 January
18:07:05
United States Antares 120 United States MARS LP-0A United States Orbital Sciences
United States Cygnus CRS Orb-1 Orbital Sciences/NASA Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 19 February
18:20
Successful
United States ArduSat-2 NanoSatisfi Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Lithuania Lituanica SAT-1 VU Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Lithuania LitSat-1 LSA, KTU, VGTU Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States SkyCube SkyCube Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Peru UAPSat-1 UAP Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States Flock-1 1-28 (28 satellites) Planet Labs Low Earth Optical imaging In orbit Operational
First Orbital Sciences CRS operational flight, maiden flight of Antares 120. All payloads other than Cygnus are CubeSats carried aboard the Cygnus for deployment from the ISS. CubeSats include first Lithuanian satellites.
15 January
09:09
United States Terrier-Orion United States Wallops Island United States TBD
DOD Suborbital Classified 15 January Successful
FTX-18 target, apogee: ~130 kilometres (81 mi)?
15 January
09:09
United States Terrier-Orion United States Wallops Island United States TBD
DOD Suborbital Classified 15 January Successful
FTX-18 target, apogee: ~130 kilometres (81 mi)?
15 January
09:09
United States Terrier-Orion United States Wallops Island United States TBD
DOD Suborbital Classified 15 January Successful
FTX-18 target, apogee: ~130 kilometres (81 mi)?
20 January
05:22
India Agni-IV India Integrated Test Range India DRDO
DRDO Suborbital Missile Test 20 January Successful
Apogee: ~850 kilometres (530 mi)
24 January
02:33:00
United States Atlas V 401 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States TDRS-L NASA Geosynchronous Communication/Data Relay In orbit Operational

February[edit]

5 February
16:23:32
Russia Soyuz-U Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Progress M-22M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS Resupply In orbit Operational
Peru Chasqui-1 [1] Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería del Perú Planned: Low Earth Technology  
Chasqui-1 to be released from the Kibo airlock
6 February
21:30:07
European Union Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
China ABS-2 ABS Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
France Italy Athena-Fidus CNES/ASI Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
14 February
21:09:03
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
Turkey Türksat 4A Türksat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
21 February
01:59:00
United States Delta IV M+(4,2) United States Cape Canaveral SLC-37B United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-248 (GPS IIF-5) US Air Force Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
27 February
18:37:00
Japan H-IIA 202 Japan Tanegashima Y1 Japan Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
JapanUnited States GPM-Core JAXA/NASA Low Earth Environmental In orbit Operational
Japan Ginrei (ShindaiSat) Shinshu Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Japan STARS-II Kagawa Low Earth Technology 26 April
Japan TeikyoSat-3 Teikyo Low Earth Bioscience In orbit Operational
Japan KSAT2 Kagoshima Low Earth Technology 18 May Successful
Japan OPUSAT OPU Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
Japan INVADER Tamabi Low Earth Amateur radio In orbit Operational
Japan ITF-1 Tsukuba Low Earth Amateur radio In orbit Operational

March[edit]

3 March
11:09
Canada Black Brant IX United States Poker Flat United States NASA
United States GREECE SwRI Suborbital Auroral research 3 March Successful
Apogee: 335 kilometres (208 mi)
4 March
18:10
Russia RS-12M Topol Russia Kapustin Yar Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 4 March Successful
15 March
23:08:00
RussiaProton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Khrunichev
Russia Ekspress-AT1 RSCC Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Ekspress-AT2 RSCC Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
22 March
22:04:07
European Union Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
France Astra 5B SES S.A. Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
Spain Amazonas 4A Hispasat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
23 March
22:54:03
Russia Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia Kosmos 2494 (GLONASS-M) VKO Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
25 March
21:17:23
Russia Soyuz-FG Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Soyuz TMA-12M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 39/40 In orbit Operational
Manned flight with three cosmonauts
26 March
22:25
RussiaMN-300 RussiaKapustin Yar Russia Rosgidromet
Russia MR-30 Rosgidromet Suborbital Meteorology
Test flight
26 March Launch failure
Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi), rocket failed and landed near a village in an unplanned area of western Kazakhstan.
31 March
02:46:03
China Long March 2C China Jiuquan LA-4/SLS-2 China CALT
China Shijian 11-06 CNSA Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational

April[edit]

3 April
14:46:30
United States Atlas V 401 United States Vandenberg SLC-3E United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-249 (DMSP-5D3 F19) US Air Force/NOAA Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology In orbit Operational
3 April
21:02:26
Russia Soyuz-STA/Fregat France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
European Union Sentinel-1A ESA Low Earth (SSO) Earth Observation In orbit Operational
4 April
11:44:00
India PSLV-XL India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India IRNSS-1B ISRO Geosynchronous Navigation In orbit Operational
9 April
15:26:27
Russia Soyuz-U Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Progress M-23M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS Resupply In orbit Operational
9 April
19:06:02[2]
Israel Shavit Israel Palmachim Airbase Israel Israel Aerospace Industries
Israel Ofeq 10 Israel Defense Forces Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
10 April
17:45:00
United States Atlas V 541 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-250 (NRO L-67) NRO Geosynchronous ELINT (?) In orbit Operational
NRO Launch 67
14 April
06:40
Russia RS-24 Yars Russia Plesetsk Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 14 April Successful
16 April
16:20:00
Russia Soyuz-U Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roskosmos
Egypt EgyptSat 2 NARSSS Low Earth Remote Sensing In orbit Operational
18 April
19:25:22
United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX CRS-3 SpaceX Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 18 May
19:05
Successful
United States KickSat KickSat/Cornell Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States ALL-STAR/THEIA Colorado/ALL-STAR Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States SporeSat NASA Ames/Purdue Low Earth Life sciences In orbit Operational
United States TestSat-Lite Taylor Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
United States PhoneSat 2.5 NASA Ames Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
KickSat carries and will attempt to deploy 104 femtosatellites in low Earth orbit in May.[3]
27 April
03:37
IndiaPrithvi-3? IndiaINS, Bay of Bengal IndiaDRDO
India SLTGT-02 DRDO Suborbital Target 27 April Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi)Target for ABM test, successfully intercepted
27 April
03:40
IndiaPrithvi-2? IndiaITR IC-4 IndiaDRDO
India PDV DRDO Suborbital Interceptor 27 April Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi), successful intercept
28 April
04:25:00
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Khrunichev
Russia Luch 5V Roscosmos Geosynchronous Communication/Data Relay In orbit Operational
Kazakhstan KazSat-3 JSC KazSat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
30 April
01:35:15
European Union Vega France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
Kazakhstan KazEOSat 1 KGS Low Earth (SSO) Optical imaging In orbit Operational

May[edit]

3 May
08:00
CanadaBlack Brant IX United StatesWhite Sands United StatesNASA
United StatesHYPE U of A Suborbital Astronomy 3 May Successful
Apogee: 278 kilometres (173 mi)
6 May
13:49:35
Russia Soyuz-2.1a Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia Kosmos 2495 (Kobalt-M) VKO Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
8 May Russia RT-2PM Topol Russia Plesetsk Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 8 May Successful
8 May RussiaR-29RMU Sineva RussiaK-114 Tula, Barents Sea RussiaVMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 8 May Successful
8 May Russia R-29R Volna Russia K-223 Podolsk, Sea of Okhotsk Russia VMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 8 May Successful
15 May
21:42:00
Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 Russia Khrunichev
Russia Ekspress-AM4R RSCC Intended: Geosynchronous Communication 15 May Launch failure
Third stage vernier engine failure at T+542 seconds
17 May
00:03:00
United States Delta IV-M+(4,2) United States Cape Canaveral SLC-37B United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-251 (GPS IIF-6) US Air Force Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
20 May
17:08
Russia RS-12M Topol Russia Kapustin Yar Russia RVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 20 May Successful
21 May
05:35
United States SM-3-IB United States Kauai United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital ABM test 21 May Successful
Maiden flight of Aegis Ashore Controlled Test Vehicle (AA CTV-01)
22 May
13:09:00
United States Atlas V 401 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States USA-252 (Quasar) NRO Geosynchronous Communications/Data relay In orbit Operational
NRO Launch 33
23 May
05:27:54
Russia Rokot/Briz-KM Russia Plesetsk Site 133/3 Russia VKO
Russia Kosmos 2496 (Strela-3M) VKO Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Kosmos 2497 (Strela-3M) VKO Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Kosmos 2498 (Strela-3M) VKO Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
24 May
03:05:14
Japan H-IIA 202 Japan Tanegashima Y1 Japan Mitsubishi
Japan ALOS-2 JAXA Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
Japan RISING-2 Tohoku Low Earth (SSO) Remote sensing In orbit Operational
Japan UNIFORM-1 Wakayama Low Earth (SSO) Remote sensing In orbit Operational
Japan SOCRATES AES Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Japan SPROUT Nihon Low Earth (SSO) Technology / Amateur radio In orbit Operational
24 May CanadaBlack Brant IX United StatesWhite Sands United StatesNASA
United StatesCHESS CU Boulder Suborbital Astronomy 24 May Successful
26 May
21:09:59
Ukraine Zenit-3SL Norway Odyssey United Nations Sea Launch
France Eutelsat 3B Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
28 May
19:57:41
Russia Soyuz-FG Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Soyuz TMA-13M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 40/41 In orbit Operational
Manned flight with three cosmonauts

June[edit]

2 June United States UGM-133 Trident II D5 United StatesUSS West Virginia, ETR United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital Test flight 2 June Successful
Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test ?
2 June United States UGM-133 Trident II D5 United StatesUSS West Virginia, ETR United States US Navy
US Navy Suborbital Test flight 2 June Successful
Follow-on Commander's Evaluation Test ?
14 June
17:16:48
Russia Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat Russia Plesetsk Site 43/4 Russia RVSN RF
Russia Kosmos 2500 (GLONASS-M) VKO Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
19 June
19:11:17
Ukraine Dnepr-1 Russia Dombarovsky Site 13 RussiaUkraine ISC Kosmotras
Spain Deimos-2 Deimos Space Low Earth (SSO) Earth imaging In orbit Operational
Kazakhstan KazEOSat 2 KGS Low Earth (SSO) Optical imaging In orbit Operational
Italy UniSat 6 La Sapienza Low Earth (SSO) Optical imaging In orbit Operational
Saudi Arabia SaudiSat-4 KACST Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
United States AprizeSat 9 SpaceQuest, Ltd. Low Earth (SSO) Communication In orbit Operational
United States AprizeSat 10 SpaceQuest, Ltd. Low Earth (SSO) Communication In orbit Operational
Japan Hodoyoshi 3 Tokyo Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Japan Hodoyoshi 4 Tokyo Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Canada BRITE-CA 1 UTIAS Low Earth (SSO) Astronomy / Technology In orbit Operational
Canada BRITE-CA 2 UTIAS Low Earth (SSO) Astronomy / Technology In orbit Operational
Russia TabletSat-Aurora SPUTNIX Low Earth (SSO) Technology / Earth observation In orbit Operational
Argentina BugSat 1 Satellogic S.A. Low Earth (SSO) Technology / Earth observation In orbit Operational
United StatesRussia Perseus-M 1 Canopus Systems US / Dauria Aerospace Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
United StatesRussia Perseus-M 2 Canopus Systems US / Dauria Aerospace Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Belgium QB50P1 Von Karman Institute Low Earth (SSO) Thermosphere research In orbit Operational
Belgium QB50P2 Von Karman Institute Low Earth (SSO) Thermosphere research In orbit Operational
Brazil NanoSatC-Br 1 INPE Low Earth (SSO) Magnetosphere research In orbit Operational
Denmark DTUSat 2 DTU Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Singapore POPSAT-HIP 1 Microspace Rapid Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Ukraine PolyITAN 1 KPI Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Taiwan PACE NCKU Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Israel Duchifat-1 HSC Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
United States Flock-1c 1-11 (11 satellites) Planet Labs Low Earth (SSO) Optical imaging In orbit Operational
United States AeroCube 6 The Aerospace Corporation Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
United States Lemur 1 NanoSatisfi Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
Uruguay ANTELSAT UdelaR Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Italy Tigrisat La Sapienza Low Earth (SSO) Earth observation In orbit Operational
22 June
18:49
United States UGM-96 Trident I C4 (LV-2) Marshall Islands Meck United States MDA
MDA Suborbital ABM target 22 June Successful
22 June
18:55
United States Ground Based Interceptor United States Vandenberg LF-23 United States MDA
MDA Suborbital ABM test 22 June Successful
FTG-06b, successful intercept
26 June
11:21
United States Terrier Improved Orion United States Wallops Island United States NASA
United States RockOn CU Boulder Suborbital Student experiments 26 June Successful
Apogee: ~118 kilometres (73 mi)
30 June
04:22:00
India PSLV-CA India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
France SPOT 7 Spot Image Low Earth (SSO) Earth imaging In orbit Operational
Canada CanX-4 UTIAS Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Canada CanX-5 UTIAS Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Germany AISat DLR Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
Singapore VELOX-I NTU Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational

July[edit]

2 July
08:36
United States Terrier-Improved Malemute United States Wallops Island United States NASA
United States SubTec-6 NASA WFF Suborbital Student experiments 2 July Launch failure
Second stage failure after 19 seconds of flight
2 July
09:56:23
United States Delta II 7320-10C United States Vandenberg SLC-2W United States United Launch Alliance
United States OCO-2 NASA Low Earth (SSO) Climatology In orbit Operational
3 July
12:43:52
Russia Rokot/Briz-KM Russia Plesetsk Site 133/3 Russia VKO
Russia Gonets-M18 Gonets Satcom Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Gonets-M19 Gonets Satcom Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Russia Gonets-M20 Gonets Satcom Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
8 July
15:58:28
Russia Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Meteor M-2 Roskosmos Low Earth (SSO) Meteorology In orbit Operational
Russia MKA-PN2 (Relek) Roskosmos Low Earth (SSO) Earth Science In orbit Operational
Russia DX-1 Dauria Aerospace Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
United Kingdom UKube-1 UKSA Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
United Kingdom TechDemoSat-1 UKSA Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
United States SkySat-2 Skybox Imaging Low Earth (SSO) Earth Observation In orbit Operational
Norway AISSat-2 NDRE Low Earth (SSO) Technology In orbit Operational
9 July
12:00:00
Russia Angara A1.2 Russia Plesetsk Site 35/1 Russia VKO
VKO Suborbital Test flight 9 July Successful
Maiden flight of Angara
10 July
18:55:56
Russia Soyuz-STB/Fregat France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
Jersey O3b FM3 O3b Networks Medium Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Jersey O3b FM6 O3b Networks Medium Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Jersey O3b FM7 O3b Networks Medium Earth Communication In orbit Operational
Jersey O3b FM8 O3b Networks Medium Earth Communication In orbit Operational
13 July
16:52
United States Antares 120 United States MARS LP-0A United States Orbital Sciences
United States Cygnus CRS Orb-2 Orbital/NASA Planned: Low Earth (ISS) ISS resupply  
14 July
13:21
United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Orbcomm-2 F2 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F3 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F4 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F5 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F6 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F7 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
18 July
20:50
Russia Soyuz-2.1b Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Foton-M No.4 Roscosmos Planned: Low Earth Microgravity sciences    
23 July
21:44
Russia Soyuz-U Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Progress M-24M Roskosmos Planned: Low Earth (ISS) ISS Resupply  
23 July
22:00-02:00
United States Delta IV M+(4,2) United States Cape Canaveral SLC-37B United States United Launch Alliance
United States GSSAP-1 (AFSPC-4) US Air Force Planned: Geosynchronous Space surveillance    
United States GSSAP-2 (AFSPC-4) US Air Force Planned: Geosynchronous Space surveillance    
United States ANGELS AFRL Planned: Geosynchronous Technology    
First launch for the USAF Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program
25 July
01:41
European Union Ariane 5 ES France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
European Union Georges Lemaitre ATV ESA Planned: Low Earth (ISS) ISS resupply  

August[edit]

2 August
03:27
United States Atlas V 401 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States GPS IIF-7 US Air Force Planned: Medium Earth Navigation  
13 August
18:29
United States Atlas V 401 United States Vandenberg SLC-3E United States United Launch Alliance
United States WorldView-3 DigitalGlobe Planned: Low Earth Earth imaging    
21 August Russia Soyuz-STB/Fregat France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
European Union Galileo-FOC 1 ESA Planned: Medium Earth Navigation  
European Union Galileo-FOC 2 ESA Planned: Medium Earth Navigation  
August United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
China AsiaSat-8 AsiaSat Planned: Geosynchronous Communications  
August United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
China AsiaSat-6 AsiaSat Planned: Geosynchronous Communications  
August China Long March 4B China Taiyuan LC-9 China CNSA
China Gaofen 2 CNSA Planned: Low Earth Earth observation    
Poland Heweliusz (BRITE-PL2) PAS Planned: Low Earth Astronomy    
August India GSLV Mk III India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India GSLV Mk III-X ISRO Planned: Suborbital Test flight  
First flight of GSLV Mk III. Sub-orbital test flight with ISRO Orbital Vehicle boilerplate [4]

September[edit]

16 September United States Atlas V 401 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States CLIO TBD Planned: Geosynchronous (?) Communication (?)    
18 September Ukraine Dnepr-1 Russia Dombarovsky Site 13 RussiaUkraine ISC Kosmotras
Japan Asnaro-1 USEF Planned: Low Earth Remote sensing    
25 September
20:24
Russia Soyuz-FG Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Soyuz TMA-14M Roskosmos Planned: Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 41/42  
Manned flight with three cosmonauts
28 September Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Khrunichev
Russia Luch (Olymp) (?) VKO Planned: Geosynchronous ELINT (?)  
30 September Russia Strela Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 175/59 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Kondor-E Roskosmos Planned: Low Earth Radar imaging  
September United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX CRS-4 SpaceX/NASA Planned: Low Earth (ISS) ISS resupply  
September Japan H-IIA 202 Japan Tanegashima Y1 Japan Mitsubishi
Japan Himawari-8 JMA Planned: Geostationary Weather  
Third quarter (TBD) European Union Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Malaysia MEASAT 3b MEASAT Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
Australia Optus 10 Optus Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  

October[edit]

3 October United States Antares 130 United States MARS LP-0A United States Orbital Sciences
United States Cygnus CRS Orb-3 Orbital/NASA Planned: Low Earth (ISS) ISS resupply  
21 October Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Khrunichev
Russia Ekspress-AM6 RSCC Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
29 October
07:08
Russia Soyuz-2.1a Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Progress M-25M Roskosmos Planned: Low Earth (ISS) ISS Resupply  
October United States Atlas V 401 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-41 United States United Launch Alliance
United States GPS IIF-8 US Air Force Planned: Medium Earth Navigation  
October Russia Soyuz-STB/Fregat France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
European Union Galileo-FOC 3 ESA Planned: Medium Earth Navigation  
European Union Galileo-FOC 4 ESA Planned: Medium Earth Navigation  
October United States SPARK United States Barking Sands LC-41 United States University of Hawaii
United States HawaiiSat 1 Hawaii Planned: Low Earth Technology  
Maiden flight of SPARK
October China Long March 3C China Xichang LA-2 China CAST
China Chang'e 5 Precursor Mission CNSA Planned: High Earth Technology  
Testing of Chang'e 5 lunar sample return module in lunar free-return orbit
October China Long March 3C China Xichang LA-2 China CAST
China COMPASS MEO-7 (?) CNSA Planned: Medium Earth (?) Navigation  

November[edit]

5 November
14:16
United States Delta II 7320-10C United States Vandenberg SLC-2W United States United Launch Alliance
United States SMAP NASA Planned: Low Earth Climatology  
23 November
20:59
Russia Soyuz-FG Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 1/5 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Soyuz TMA-15M Roskosmos Planned: Low Earth (ISS) Expedition 42/43  
Manned flight with three cosmonauts
27 November United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States SpaceX CRS-5 SpaceX/NASA Planned: Low Earth (ISS) ISS resupply  
November United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States Orbcomm-2 F8 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F9 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F10 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F11 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F12 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F13 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F14 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F15 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F16 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F17 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
United States Orbcomm-2 F18 Orbcomm Planned: Low Earth Communication  
November European Union Vega France Kourou ELV France Arianespace
European Union IXV Planned: Suborbital Technology  
Test of a new experimental reentry vehicle

December[edit]

4 December
13:03
United States Delta IV-H United States Cape Canaveral SLC-37B United States United Launch Alliance
United States EFT-1 NASA Planned: Medium Earth Technology  
First test flight of Orion spacecraft
December Japan H-IIA 202 Japan Tanegashima Y1 Japan Mitsubishi
Japan Hayabusa 2 JAXA Planned: Heliocentric Asteroid probe  
December United States Atlas V 401 United States Vandenberg SLC-3E United States United Launch Alliance
United States NRO L-35 NRO Planned:  
NRO Launch 35
December United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
Turkmenistan TurkmenistanSat Turkmen Telecom Planned: Geosynchronous Communications  
First Turkmen satellite
December China Long March 4B China Taiyuan LC-9 China CNSA
ChinaBrazil CBERS-4 CASC/INPE Planned: Sun-synchronous Remote sensing    
Fourth quarter European Union Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
United States Intelsat 30 Intelsat Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
Argentina ARSAT-1 AR-SAT SA Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
Fourth quarter European Union Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Norway Thor 7 Telenor Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
ItalyFrance SICRAL 2 MDD/DGA Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
Fourth quarter European Union Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
United States DirecTV 14 DirecTV Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
Fourth quarter European Union Ariane 5 ECA France Kourou ELA-3 France Arianespace
Brazil Star One C4 Star One Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
Fourth quarter Russia Soyuz-2.1b Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 31/6 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Resurs-P No.2 Roskosmos Planned: Low Earth Remote sensing  
Fourth quarter UkraineRussia Zenit-3F Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 45/1 Russia Roskosmos
Russia Elektro-L No.2 Roskosmos Planned: Geosynchronous Weather  
Fourth quarter Russia Rokot/Briz-KM Russia Plesetsk Site 133/3 Russia VKO
Russia Gonets-M Gonets Satcom Planned: Low Earth Communication  
Russia Gonets-M Gonets Satcom Planned: Low Earth Communication  
Russia Gonets-M Gonets Satcom Planned: Low Earth Communication  

TBD[edit]

TBD Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
France Astra 2G SES S.A. Planned: Geosynchronous Communication    
TBD Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Khrunichev
Russia Yamal-401 Gazprom Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
TBD Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 Russia Khrunichev
Russia Ekspress-AM7 RSCC Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
TBD Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
Turkey Türksat 4B Turksat Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
TBD Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
Mexico MexSat-1 SCT Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
TBD Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
United Kingdom Inmarsat 5-F2 Inmarsat Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
TBD Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur RussiaUnited States International Launch Services
United Kingdom Inmarsat 5-F3 Inmarsat Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
TBD Russia Proton-M/Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Russia Khrunichev
Russia Ekspress-AM8 RSCC Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
TBD Russia Proton-M/DM-03 Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/24 Russia Khrunichev
Russia GLONASS-M VKO Planned: Medium Earth Navigation  
Russia GLONASS-M VKO Planned: Medium Earth Navigation  
Russia GLONASS-M VKO Planned: Medium Earth Navigation  
TBD United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX
United States DSCOVR US Air Force/NASA/NOAA Planned: Earth/Sun L2 Climatology  
TBD Russia Soyuz-STB/Fregat France Kourou ELS France Arianespace
Jersey O3b FM9 O3b Networks Planned: Medium Earth Communication  
Jersey O3b FM10 O3b Networks Planned: Medium Earth Communication  
Jersey O3b FM11 O3b Networks Planned: Medium Earth Communication  
Jersey O3b FM12 O3b Networks Planned: Medium Earth Communication  
TBD Ukraine Dnepr-1 Russia Dombarovsky Site 13 RussiaUkraine ISC Kosmotras
Spain Paz Hisdesat Planned: Low Earth Remote sensing    
TBD India GSLV Mk II India Satish Dhawan SLP India ISRO
India GSAT-6 ISRO Planned: Geosynchronous Communication  
TBD China Long March 3A China Xichang China CAST
China Fengyun 2G CNSA Planned: Geosynchronous Weather  
TBD India PSLV-XL India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India IRNSS-1C ISRO Planned: Geosynchronous Navigation    
TBD India PSLV-XL India Satish Dhawan FLP India ISRO
India IRNSS-1D ISRO Planned: Geosynchronous Navigation    

Deep space rendezvous[edit]

Date (GMT) Spacecraft Event Remarks
1 January Cassini 98th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi).
2 February Cassini 99th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 1,236 kilometres (768 mi).
6 March Cassini 100th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 1,500 kilometres (930 mi).
7 April Cassini 101st flyby of Titan Closest approach: 963 kilometres (598 mi).
17 May Cassini 102nd flyby of Titan Closest approach: 2,994 kilometres (1,860 mi).
18 June Cassini 103rd flyby of Titan Closest approach: 3,659 kilometres (2,274 mi).
20 July Cassini 104th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 5,103 kilometres (3,171 mi).
August Rosetta Enters orbit of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
21 August Cassini 105th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 964 kilometres (599 mi).
21 September Cassini 106th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 1,400 kilometres (870 mi).
22 September MAVEN Areocentric orbit injection
24 September Mars Orbiter Mission Areocentric orbit injection India's first mission to Mars[5]
23 October Cassini 107th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 1,013 kilometres (629 mi).
11 November Philae Landing on 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko First soft landing on a comet
10 December Cassini 108th flyby of Titan Closest approach: 980 kilometres (610 mi).

Extra-Vehicular Activitys (EVAs)[edit]

Start Date/Time Duration End Time Spacecraft Crew Remarks
27 January
14:00
6 hours
8 minutes
20:08 Expedition 38/39

ISS Pirs

Russia Oleg Kotov

Russia Sergey Ryazansky

Installed High Resolution Camera (HRC) on SM Plane IV; installed Medium Resolution Camera (MRC) on SM Plane IV; photographed electrical connectors on ФП11 and ФП19 connector patch panels of SM; removed Worksite Interfaces (WIF) adaptor from SSRMS LEE B;

retrieved СКК #2-СО cassette container from DC-1.[6]

23 April
13:56
1 hours
36 minutes
15:32 Expedition 39/40

ISS Quest

United States Richard Mastracchio

United States Steven Swanson

Replaced failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) unit on S0 truss; also removed two lanyard's from Secondary Power Distribution Assembly (SPDA) doors.[7][8]
19 June
14:10
7 hours
23 minutes
21:33 Expedition 40/41

ISS Pirs

Russia Alexander Skvortsov

Russia Oleg Artemyev

Installed an automated phased antenna array used for the Russian command and telemetry system, relocated a part of the Obstanovka experiment that monitors charged particles and plasma in Low Earth Orbit, verifying the correct installation of the universal work platform (URM-D), taking samples from one of Zvezda’s windows, and jettisoning an experiment frame.[9][10]

Orbital launch summary[edit]

By country[edit]

Country Launches Successes Failures Partial
failures
Remarks
 Europe 3 3 0 0
 India 3 3 0 0
 Israel 1 1 0 0
 Japan 2 2 0 0
 People's Republic of China 1 1 0 0
 Russia 19 18 1 0 Includes Sea Launch (1) and Soyuz from Kourou (2).
 United States 10 10 0 0


By rocket[edit]

By family[edit]

Family Country Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Antares  United States 1 1 0 0
Ariane  Europe 2 2 0 0
Atlas  United States 4 4 0 0
Delta  United States 3 3 0 0
Energia  Ukraine /  Russia 1 1 0 0
Falcon  United States 2 2 0 0
H-II  Japan 2 2 0 0
Long March  People's Republic of China 1 1 0 0
R-7  Russia 11 11 0 0
R-36  Ukraine 1 1 0 0
SLV  India 3 3 0 0
Shavit  Israel 1 1 0 0
Universal Rocket  Russia 6 5 1 0
Vega  Europe 1 1 0 0

By type[edit]

Rocket Country Family Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Antares  United States Antares 1 1 0 0
Ariane 5  Europe Ariane 2 2 0 0
Atlas V  United States Atlas 4 4 0 0
Delta II  United States Delta 1 1 0 0
Delta IV  United States Delta 2 2 0 0
Dnepr  Ukraine Dnepr 1 1 0 0
Falcon 9  United States Falcon 9 2 2 0 0
GSLV  India SLV 1 1 0 0
PSLV  India SLV 2 2 0 0
H-IIA  Japan H-II 2 2 0 0
Long March 2  People's Republic of China Long March 1 1 0 0
Proton  Russia Universal Rocket 4 3 1 0
Shavit  Israel Shavit 1 1 0 0
Soyuz  Russia R-7 11 11 0 0
UR-100  Russia Universal Rocket 2 2 0 0
Vega  Europe Vega 1 1 0 0
Zenit  Ukraine Energia 1 1 0 0

By configuration[edit]

Rocket Country Type Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Antares 120  United States Antares 1 1 0 0
Ariane 5ECA  Europe Ariane 5 2 2 0 0
Atlas V 401  United States Atlas V 3 3 0 0
Atlas V 541  United States Atlas V 1 1 0 0
Delta II 7320  United States Delta II 1 1 0 0
Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)  United States Delta IV 2 2 0 0
Dnepr-1  Ukraine R-36 1 1 0 0
Falcon 9 v1.1  United States Falcon 9 2 2 0 0
GSLV Mk.II  India GSLV 1 1 0 0 First successful launch
PSLV CA  India PSLV 1 1 0 0
PSLV XL  India PSLV 1 1 0 0
H-IIA 202  Japan H-IIA 2 2 0 0
Long March 2C  People's Republic of China Long March 2 1 1 0 0
Proton-M/Briz-M  Russia Proton 4 3 1 0
Rokot/Briz-KM  Russia UR-100 2 2 0 0
Shavit-2  Israel Shavit 1 1 0 0
Soyuz-2.1a  Russia Soyuz 1 1 0 0
Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat  Russia Soyuz 1 1 0 0
Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat  Russia Soyuz 4 4 0 0
Soyuz-FG  Russia Soyuz 2 2 0 0
Soyuz-U  Russia Soyuz 3 3 0 0
Vega  Europe Vega 1 1 0 0
Zenit-3SL  Ukraine /  Russia Zenit 1 1 0 0

By launch site[edit]

Site Country Launches Successes Failures Partial failures Remarks
Baikonur  Kazakhstan 9 8 1 0
Cape Canaveral  United States 7 7 0 0
Dombarovsky  Russia 1 1 0 0
Kourou  France 5 5 0 0
Jiuquan  People's Republic of China 1 1 0 0
MARS  United States 1 1 0 0
Ocean Odyssey United Nations International 1 1 0 0
Palmachim Airbase  Israel 1 1 0 0
Plesetsk  Russia 5 5 0 0
Satish Dhawan  India 3 3 0 0
Tanegashima  Japan 2 2 0 0
Vandenberg  United States 2 2 0 0

By orbit[edit]

Orbital regime Launches Achieved Not Achieved Accidentally
achieved
Remarks
Low Earth 21 21 0 0 6 to ISS
Medium Earth 5 5 0 0
Geosynchronous/transfer 13 12 1 0

References[edit]

Generic references:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/chasqui-1.htm
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHi7SVYdzDA
  3. ^ "KickSat Has Been Deployed in Low-Earth Orbit". arrl.org. 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  4. ^ "Late ship postponed Mars mission launch, says official". The Times of India. Jan 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "NASA's Deep Space Network to Support India's Mars Mission". Space.com. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  6. ^ "NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 27 January 2014". 2014-01-27. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Astronauts Complete Short Spacewalk to Replace Backup Computer". NASA. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  8. ^ Pete Harding (2014-04-23). "Astronauts completed speedy EVA to replace failed EXT-2 MDM". NASASpaceflight.com. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  9. ^ "Spacewalkers Complete Installation and Experiment Work". NASA. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  10. ^ David Štula (2014-06-19). "EVA-38: Frustration morphs into success during Russian spacewalk". NASASpaceflight.com. Retrieved 2014-06-20.