2009 in spaceflight (July–December)

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This is a list of spaceflights launched between July and December 2009. For launches between January and June, see 2009 in spaceflight (January–June). For an overview of the whole year, see 2009 in spaceflight.

Launches[edit]

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

July[edit]

1 July[1]
19:52
European UnionAriane 5ECA FranceKourou ELA-3 FranceArianespace
United StatesTerreStar-1 TerreStar Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
6 July
01:26
RussiaRokot/Briz-KM RussiaPlesetsk Site 133/3 RussiaVKS
RussiaKosmos 2451 (Rodnik) VKS Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
RussiaKosmos 2452 (Rodnik) VKS Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
RussiaKosmos 2453 (Rodnik) VKS Low Earth Communications In orbit Operational
13 July
01:20[2]
RussiaR-29RMU Sineva RussiaK-84 Ekaterinburg, North Pole RussiaVMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 13 July Successful
Carried ten re-entry vehicles, impacted Kura Test Range
13 July
23:50[2]
RussiaR-29RMU Sineva RussiaK-117 Bryansk, North Pole RussiaVMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 14 July Successful
Carried ten re-entry vehicles, impacted Chizha test site
14 July
03:35[4]
United StatesFalcon 1 Marshall IslandsOmelek United StatesSpaceX
MalaysiaRazakSat-1 (MACSat) ATSB Low Earth Imaging In orbit Operational
Final flight of Falcon 1[3]
15 July[5]
22:03
United StatesSpace Shuttle Endeavour[6] United StatesKennedy LC-39A United StatesUnited Space Alliance
United StatesSTS-127 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS Assembly 31 July
14:48
Successful
United NationsJEM-EF JAXA Low Earth (ISS) ISS component In orbit Operational
United StatesAggieSat 2 NASA Low Earth Technology 17 March 2010
18:26[7]
Partial spacecraft failure
Successful
United StatesBEVO-1 NASA Low Earth Technology Partial spacecraft failure
Successful
United StatesCastor[8] NRL Low Earth Atmospheric 18 August 2010
17:48[9]
Successful
United StatesPollux[8] NRL Low Earth Atmospheric 29 March 2010 Successful
Manned flight with seven astronauts, AggieSat 2 and BEVO-1 collectively designated Dragonsat, Castor and Pollux collectively designated ANDE-2, both deployed on 30 July; Dragonsat at 12:34:30 UTC and ANDE-2 at 17:23:02; Dragonsat satellites failed to separate from each other
16 July[10] RussiaRSM-56 Bulava RussiaTK-208 Dmitri Donskoi, White Sea RussiaVMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 16 July Launch failure
First stage malfunction[10]
21 July
03:57:43
RussiaKosmos-3M RussiaPlesetsk Site 132/1 RussiaRVSN
RussiaKosmos 2454 (Parus) VKS Low Earth Navigation
Communications
In orbit Operational
RussiaSterkh-1 Roskosmos Low Earth Communication
Search and rescue
In orbit Operational
22 July
03:40
United StatesLRALT C-17 Globemaster III, Pacific Ocean United StatesMDA
MDA/IMDO Suborbital ABM target 22 July Successful
Target for Arrow test, interceptor launch scrubbed
24 July
10:56:51
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaProgress M-67 Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 27 September
10:19:11
Successful
Final flight of original Progress-M; ISS flight 34P
29 July
18:46
UkraineDnepr KazakhstanBaikonur Site 109/95 RussiaISC Kosmotras
United Arab EmiratesDubaiSat-1 EIAST Sun-synchronous Imaging In orbit Operational
SpainDeimos-1 Deimos Space Sun-synchronous Imaging In orbit Operational
United KingdomUK-DMC 2 BNSC (2009-2010)
UKSA (2010—)
Sun-synchronous Imaging In orbit Operational
SpainNanosat 1B INTA Low Earth Imaging In orbit Operational
ArgentinaAprizeSat-3 LatinSat Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
ArgentinaAprizeSat-4 LatinSat Low Earth Communication In orbit Operational
31 July
03:40
United StatesKauai United StatesMDA
MDA Suborbital ABM target 31 July Successful
Target for Stellar Avenger test, intercept successful
31 July
03:42
United StatesRIM-161 Standard Missile 3 United StatesUSS Hopper United StatesMDA
United StatesStellar Avenger MDA Suborbital ABM test 31 July Successful
31 July
04:00[2]
United StatesKauai United StatesMDA
United StatesFTX-06 Event 1 MDA Suborbital ABM target 31 July Successful
Radar target for exercise after Stellar Avenger, not intercepted

August[edit]

11 August
04:50
CanadaBlack Brant IX United StatesSan Nicolas United StatesNASA
United StatesMARTI US Air Force Suborbital ABL target 11 August Successful
11 August
19:47
RussiaProton-M/Briz-M KazakhstanBaikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
ChinaAsiaSat 5 AsiaSat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
17 August
10:35:00
United StatesDelta II 7925-9.5 United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-17A United StatesUnited Launch Alliance
United StatesUSA-206 (GPS IIR-21/M8) US Air Force Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
Final launch from SLC-17A,[11] final GPS IIR launch, final flight of Delta II 7925
17 August
12:52:00
CanadaBlack Brant IX United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
United StatesIRVE-II[12] NASA Suborbital Technology 17 August Successful
21 August
22:09
European UnionAriane 5ECA FranceKourou ELA-3 FranceArianespace
JapanJCSAT-12 SKY Perfect JSAT Group Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
AustraliaOptus D3 Optus Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
23 August
16:01[13]
United StatesLGM-30G Minuteman III United StatesVandenberg United StatesUS Air Force
United StatesGT-200GM US Air Force Suborbital Missile test 23 August Successful[13]
Travelled 6,743 kilometres (4,190 mi) downrange[13]
25 August[17]
08:00
RussiaSouth KoreaNaro-1 South KoreaNaro[18] RussiaSouth KoreaKhrunichev/KARI[18]
South KoreaSTSAT-2A KARI[19] Intended: Low Earth Technology 25 August Launch failure[20]
Maiden flight of Naro-1,[14] first South Korean orbital launch attempt (with Russian assistance). First flight of Angara Universal Rocket Module (used as first stage), half of payload fairing failed to separate, failed to reach orbit.[15][16]
29 August
03:59
United StatesSpace Shuttle Discovery United StatesKennedy LC-39A United StatesUnited Space Alliance
United StatesSTS-128[21] NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS assembly 11 September
00:53
Successful
ItalyUnited StatesLeonardo MPLM ASI/NASA Low Earth (ISS) Logistics Successful
Manned flight with seven astronauts
31 August
09:28[22]
ChinaLong March 3B ChinaXichang ChinaCNSA
IndonesiaPalapa-D Indosat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Partial launch failure
Operational[24]
Third stage failed during restart[22] due to gas generator burnthrough[23]

September[edit]

3 September[25] United StatesUGM-133 Trident II D5 United StatesUSS West Virginia, Eastern Range United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 3 September Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4 September[25] United StatesUGM-133 Trident II D5 United StatesUSS West Virginia, Eastern Range United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Missile test 4 September Successful
Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
8 September
21:35
United StatesAtlas V 401 United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-41 United StatesUnited Launch Alliance
United StatesUSA-207 (PAN) Geostationary Communications In orbit Operational
10 September
17:01:46[26]
JapanH-IIB JapanTanegashima LA-Y2 JapanJAXA[27]
JapanHTV-1 JAXA Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 1 November
21:26
Successful
Maiden flight of H-IIB and H-II Transfer Vehicle, first launch from LA-Y2
14 September
17:40[28]
CanadaBlack Brant IX United StatesWhite Sands LC-36 United StatesNASA
United StatesHERSCHEL NRL Suborbital Solar 14 September Successful
17 September
15:55
RussiaSoyuz-2.1b/Fregat KazakhstanBaikonur Site 31/6 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaMeteor M-1 Roskosmos Sun-synchronous Weather In orbit Operational
RussiaUniversitetsky-Tatyana-2[29] MSU Sun-synchronous Technology In orbit Operational
RussiaSterkh-2 Roskosmos Sun-synchronous Communication
Search and rescue
In orbit Operational
RussiaUGATUSAT UGATU Sun-synchronous Imaging[30] In orbit Operational
RussiaBLITS Roskosmos Sun-synchronous Radar calibration In orbit Operational
South AfricaSumbandila Stellenbosch Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
RussiaIRIS Low Earth Technology[31] In orbit Operational
IRIS intentionally remained attached to upper stage
17 September
19:19:19
RussiaProton-M/Briz-M Enhanced KazakhstanBaikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
CanadaNimiq 5 Telesat Canada Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational[32]
19 September
23:32
CanadaBlack Brant XII United StatesWallops Island LP-1 United StatesNASA
United StatesCARE[33] NRL Suborbital Aeronomy 19 September Successful
23 September
06:21 [34]
IndiaPSLV-CA IndiaSatish Dhawan FLP IndiaISRO
IndiaOceansat-2 ISRO Sun-synchronous Oceanography In orbit Operational
GermanyBeeSat TU Berlin Sun-synchronous Technology In orbit Operational
GermanyUWE-2 Würzburg Sun-synchronous Technology In orbit Operational
TurkeyITU-pSat1 ITU Sun-synchronous Technology In orbit Operational
SwitzerlandSwissCube-1 EPFL Sun-synchronous Atmospheric In orbit Operational
GermanyRubin 9.1 OHB-System Low Earth Technology In orbit Successful
GermanyRubin 9.2 OHB-System Low Earth Technology In orbit Successful
First Swiss satellite, Rubin payloads intentionally remained attached to upper stage
25 September
12:20 [35]
United StatesDelta II 7920-10C United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-17B United StatesUnited Launch Alliance
United StatesUSA-208 (STSS-Demo 1) US Air Force Low Earth Technology
Missile defence
In orbit Operational
United StatesUSA-209 (STSS-Demo 2) US Air Force Low Earth Technology
Missile defence
In orbit Operational
27 September[25] IranShahab 1 IranIran IranIGRC
IGRC Suborbital Missile test 27 September Successful
Part of Great Prophet IV exercise, apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
27 September[25] IranShahab 2 IranIran IranIGRC
IGRC Suborbital Missile test 27 September Successful
Part of Great Prophet IV exercise, apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
28 September[25] IranShahab 3 IranIran IranIGRC
IGRC Suborbital Missile test 28 September Successful
Part of Great Prophet IV exercise, apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
28 September[25] IranSejjil-1 IranIran IranIGRC
IGRC Suborbital Missile test 28 September Successful
Part of Great Prophet IV exercise, apogee: 800 kilometres (500 mi)
30 September
07:14
RussiaSoyuz-FG KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaSoyuz TMA-16 Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS Expedition 21 18 March 2010 Successful
Manned flight with three cosmonauts

October[edit]

1 October
21:59[36]
European UnionAriane 5ECA FranceKourou ELA-3 FranceArianespace
SpainAmazonas-2 Hispasat Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
GermanyCOMSATBw-1 Bundeswehr Geosynchronous Communications In orbit Operational
6 October[37] RussiaR-29R Volna RussiaK-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets, Sea of Okhotsk RussiaVMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 6 October Successful
Carried four re-entry vehicles
7 October[37] RussiaR-29R Volna RussiaK-44 Ryazan, Sea of Okhotsk RussiaVMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 7 October Successful
Carried four re-entry vehicles
8 October
18:51[38]
United StatesDelta II 7920 United StatesVandenberg SLC-2W United StatesUnited Launch Alliance
United StatesWorldView-2 DigitalGlobe Low Earth Imaging In orbit Operational
12 October IndiaPrithvi 2 IndiaOrisa IndiaIndian Air Force
Indian Air Force Suborbital Target 12 October Successful
15 October
01:14
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaProgress M-03M Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Logistics 27 April 2010
18:50:56
Successful
ISS flight 35P
16 October[37] United StatesARAV-B (Terrier-Oriole) United StatesKauai United StatesMDA
United StatesFTX-06 Event 2 MDA Suborbital ABM target 16 October Successful
Radar target, not intercepted
16 October[37] United StatesARAV-B (Terrier-Oriole) United StatesKauai United StatesMDA
United StatesFTX-06 Event 3 MDA Suborbital ABM target 16 October Successful
Radar target, not intercepted
18 October
16:12
United StatesAtlas V 401 United StatesVandenberg SLC-3E United StatesUnited Launch Alliance
United StatesUSA-210 (DMSP-5D3 F18) US Air Force/NOAA Low Earth Weather In orbit Operational
28 October
04:00[37]
United StatesKauai United StatesMDA
JMSDF/MDA Suborbital ABM target 28 October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi), intercepted by SM-3
28 October
04:04[37]
United StatesRIM-161 Standard Missile 3 JapanJDS Myōkō, Pacific Ocean JapanJMSDF
JMSDF Suborbital ABM test 28 October Successful
Apogee: 150 kilometres (93 mi), intercepted target
29 October
20:00
European UnionAriane 5ECA FranceKourou ELA-3 FranceArianespace
NorwayThor-6 Telenor Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
NetherlandsNSS-12 SES New Skies Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational

November[edit]

1 November[37] RussiaR-29RMU Sineva RussiaK-117 Bryansk, Barents Sea RussiaVMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 1 November Successful
Carried four re-entry vehicles
2 November
01:50
RussiaRokot/Briz-KM RussiaPlesetsk Site 133/3 European UnionRussiaEurockot[39]
European UnionSMOS[40] ESA Sun-synchronous Earth science In orbit Operational
European UnionProba-2 ESA Sun-synchronous Earth science In orbit Operational
5 November[37] United StatesARAV-C (Talos-Castor) United StatesKauai United StatesMDA
United StatesFTX-06 Event 4 MDA Suborbital ABM target 5 November Successful
Radar target, not intercepted
10 November[41]
14:22
RussiaSoyuz-U KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaProgress M-MIM2 Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) Orbital tug 8 December
05:27[42]
Successful
United NationsPoisk (MRM-2) Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS component In orbit Operational
ISS flight 5R
12 November
02:45[43]
ChinaLong March 2C ChinaJiuquan LA-4 ChinaCASC
ChinaShijian XI-01 CASC Low Earth Technology In orbit Operational
14 November
02:30[44]
CanadaBlack Brant IX United StatesWhite Sands LC-36 United StatesNASA
United StatesCyXESS Colorado Suborbital X-ray astronomy[45] 14 November Successful
16 November[5]
19:28
United StatesSpace Shuttle Atlantis[6] United StatesKennedy LC-39A United StatesUnited Space Alliance
United StatesSTS-129 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS assembly 27 November
14:44[46]
Successful
United NationsExPRESS-1 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics In orbit Operational
United NationsExPRESS-2 NASA Low Earth (ISS) ISS logistics In orbit Operational
Manned flight, launching with six astronauts, and landing with seven
20 November
10:44
RussiaSoyuz-U RussiaPlesetsk Site 16/2 RussiaRVSN
RussiaKosmos 2455 (Lotos-S) VKS Low Earth ELINT In orbit Operational
22 November
11:15[48]
BrazilVSB-30 SwedenEsrange European UnionEuroLaunch
European UnionTEXUS-46 ESA Suborbital Microgravity 22 November Successful
Apogee: 252 kilometres (157 mi)[47]
23 November
06:55[49]
United StatesAtlas V 431 United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-41 United StatesUnited Launch Alliance
United NationsIntelsat 14 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
23 November
14:20[50]
IndiaAgni II IndiaIntegrated Test Range IndiaIndian Army/DRDO
Indian Army/DRDO Suborbital Missile test 23 November Launch failure
Loss of control after second stage separation[50]
24 November
14:19[51]
RussiaProton-M/Briz-M Enhanced[52] KazakhstanBaikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
FranceEutelsat W7 Eutelsat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational
28 November[53]
01:21
JapanH-IIA 202 JapanTanegashima LA-Y1 JapanMitsubishi
JapanIGS Optical 3[47] Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
29 November
09:00[48]
BrazilVSB-30 SwedenEsrange European UnionEuroLaunch
European UnionTEXUS-47 ESA Suborbital Microgravity 29 November Successful
Apogee: 264 kilometres (164 mi)[47]
30 November
01:38[47]
New ZealandĀtea-1 New ZealandGreat Mercury Island New ZealandRocket Lab
New ZealandManu Karere Rocket Lab Suborbital Test flight 30 November Successful
Apogee: 120 kilometres (75 mi),[47] maiden flight of Ātea-1, first spaceflight to be conducted by New Zealand
30 November
21:00
UkraineZenit-3SLB[54] KazakhstanBaikonur Site 45/1 United NationsLand Launch
United NationsIntelsat 15 Intelsat Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational[55]

December[edit]

6 December
01:47[56]
United StatesDelta IV-M+ (5,4) United StatesCape Canaveral SLC-37B United StatesUnited Launch Alliance
United StatesUSA-211 (WGS-3) US Air Force Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Successful
Maiden flight of Delta IV-M+ (5,4), final Block I WGS satellite
9 December
06:45[47]
RussiaRSM-56 Bulava RussiaTK-208 Dmitri Donskoi, White Sea RussiaVMF
VMF Suborbital Missile test 9 December Launch failure
Loss of control during third stage burn,[47] caused spiral patterns in the sky above Norway
9 December
08:42[57]
ChinaLong March 2D ChinaJiuquan LA-4/SLS-2 ChinaCNSA
ChinaYaogan-7 CNSA Sun-synchronous Remote sensing In orbit Operational
10 December
11:35[47]
RussiaRS-12M Topol RussiaKapustin Yar RussiaRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 10 December Successful
11 December United StatesLRALT C-17 Globemaster III, Pacific Ocean United StatesMDA
MDA/IMDO Suborbital ABM target 11 December Launch failure
Target for THAAD
13 December IndiaDhanush IndiaINS Subhadra IndiaIndian Navy
Indian Navy Suborbital Target 13 December Successful
14 December
10:38[58]
RussiaProton-M/DM-2 Enhanced KazakhstanBaikonur Site 81/24 RussiaKhrunichev
RussiaKosmos 2456 (GLONASS-M) VKS Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
RussiaKosmos 2457 (GLONASS-M) VKS Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
RussiaKosmos 2458 (GLONASS-M) VKS Medium Earth Navigation In orbit Operational
14 December
14:09[59]
United StatesDelta II 7320 United StatesVandenberg SLC-2W United StatesUnited Launch Alliance
United StatesWISE NASA Sun-synchronous IR Astronomy In orbit Operational
15 December
02:31
ChinaLong March 4C ChinaTaiyuan LC-2 ChinaCNSA
ChinaYaogan-8 CNSA Sun-synchronous Remote sensing In orbit Operational[60]
ChinaXi Wang 1 CNSA Sun-synchronous Amateur radio In orbit Operational[60]
16 December[47] IranSejjil-2 IranIran IranIGRC
IGRC Suborbital Missile test 16 December Successful
Apogee: 800 kilometres (500 mi)
17 December
03:25
United StatesTerrier-Orion United StatesWallops Island United StatesNASA
United StatesHAROH[61] ERAU Suborbital Aeronomy 17 December Successful
18 December
16:26
European UnionAriane 5GS FranceKourou ELA-3 FranceArianespace
FranceHelios IIB DGA Low Earth Reconnaissance In orbit Operational
Final flight of Ariane 5GS
19 December[62] United StatesUGM-133 Trident II D5 United StatesUSS Alaska United StatesUS Navy
US Navy Suborbital Test flight 19 December Successful
Demonstration and Shakedown Operation
20 December
21:52
RussiaSoyuz-FG KazakhstanBaikonur Site 1/5 RussiaRoskosmos
RussiaSoyuz TMA-17 Roskosmos Low Earth (ISS) ISS Expedition 22 2 June 2010
03:25
Successful
Manned flight with three cosmonauts
24 December[63] RussiaR-36M2 Voyevoda RussiaDombarovsky RussiaRVSN
RVSN Suborbital Missile test 24 December Successful
29 December
00:22
RussiaProton-M/Briz-M Enhanced KazakhstanBaikonur Site 200/39 RussiaUnited StatesInternational Launch Services
United StatesDirecTV-12 DirecTV Planned: Geosynchronous Communication In orbit Operational

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