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Orbital Launches of 1996

ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
1996-001 11.01.1996 Endeavour F10 (STS-72)
Spartan 206-F1 (OAST-Flyer)
Shuttle CCK LC-39B
1996-002 12.01.1996 PAS 3R → Intelsat 3R
MEASAT 1 → Africasat 1
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-003 14.01.1996 Koreasat 2 (Mugunghwa 2) → ABS 1A Delta-7925 CC LC-17B
1996-004 16.01.1996 Kosmos 2327 (Parus #85) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1996-005 25.01.1996 Gorizont 31 (Gorizont 43L) Proton-K Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-200/39
February
1996-006 01.02.1996 Palapa C1 → Anatolia 1 → Paksat 1 Atlas-2AS CC LC-36B
1996-007 05.02.1996 N-Star b Ariane-44P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-F01 14.02.1996 Intelsat 708 CZ-3B Xi LC-2 Failure
1996-008 17.02.1996 NEAR (Discovery 2) Delta-7925-8 CC LC-17B
1996-009 19.02.1996 Gonets 1
Gonets 2
Gonets 3

Kosmos 2328 (Strela-3 #113)
Kosmos 2329 (Strela-3 #114)
Kosmos 2330 (Strela-3 #115)
Tsiklon-3 Pl LC-32/1
1996-010 19.02.1996 Raduga 33 (Gran 44L) Proton-K Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-200/39 Partial Failure
1996-011 21.02.1996 Soyuz-TM 23 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1996-012 22.02.1996 Columbia F19 (STS-75)
TSS 1R
Shuttle CCK LC-39B
1996-013 24.02.1996 Polar Delta-7925-10 Va SLC-2W
March
1996-014 09.03.1996 REX 2 (P94-2) Pegasus-XL Va, L-1011, RW30/12
1996-015 14.03.1996 Intelsat 707 Ariane-44LP H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-016 14.03.1996 Kosmos 2331 (Yantar-4K2 #75, Kobalt #75) Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/4
1996-017 21.03.1996 IRS P3 PSLV-G (1) Sr FLP
1996-018 22.03.1996 Atlantis F16 (STS-76) Shuttle CCK LC-39B
1996-019 28.03.1996 GPS-2A 16 (Navstar 33, USA 117) Delta-7925 CC LC-17B
April
1996-020 03.04.1996 Inmarsat-3 F1 Atlas-2A CC LC-36A
1996-021 08.04.1996 Astra 1F Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/23 Version 1st flight
1996-022 20.04.1996 M-Sat 1 (AMSC 2) Ariane-42P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-023 23.04.1996 Priroda Proton-K Ba LC-81/23
1996-024 24.04.1996 MSX Delta-7920-10 Va SLC-2W
1996-025 24.04.1996 Kosmos 2332 (Taifun-1B #14, Yug #14) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1996-026 24.04.1996 Mercury 15 (USA 118) Titan-4(01)A Centaur-T CC LC-41
1996-027 30.04.1996 SAX (BeppoSAX) Atlas-1 CC LC-36B
May
1996-028 05.05.1996 Progress-M 31 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1996-029 12.05.1996 Intruder 4A (USA 119)
Intruder 4B (USA 120)
Intruder 4C (USA 121)

SLDCOM 4 (USA 122)
TiPS 1A (Ralph, USA 123)
TIPS 1B (Norton, USA 124)
Titan-4(03)A Va SLC-4E
1996-F02 14.05.1996 Kosmos (2333a) (Yantar-1KFT #18, Kometa #18) Soyuz-U Ba LC-31/6 Failure
1996-030 16.05.1996 Palapa C2
AMOS 1 → Intelsat 24
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-031 17.05.1996 MSTI 3 Pegasus-H Va, L-1011, RW30/12
1996-032 19.05.1996 Endeavour F11 (STS-77)
Spartan-207-F1
PAMS-STU
Shuttle CCK LC-39B
1996-033 24.05.1996 Galaxy 9 Delta-7925 CC LC-17B
1996-034 25.05.1996 Gorizont 32 (Gorizont 44L) Proton-K Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-200/39
June
1996-F03 04.06.1996 Cluster FM1
Cluster FM2
Cluster FM3
Cluster FM4
Ariane-5G Ko ELA-3 Version 1st flight, Failure
1996-035 15.06.1996 Intelsat 709 Ariane-44P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-036 20.06.1996 Columbia F20 (STS-78) Shuttle CCK LC-39B
1996-F04 20.06.1996 Kosmos (2333b) (Yantar-4K2 #76, Kobalt #76) Soyuz-U Pl LC-16/2 Failure
July
1996-037 02.07.1996 TOMS-EP Pegasus-XL Va, L-1011, RW30/12
1996-038 03.07.1996 Quasar 11 (SDS-2 4, USA 125) [Orbus-21S] Titan-4(05)A CC LC-40
1996-039 03.07.1996 APStar 1A → ZX 5D (ChinaSat 5D) CZ-3 Xi LC-3
1996-040 09.07.1996 Arabsat 2A
Türksat 1C
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-041 16.07.1996 GPS-2A 17 (Navstar 40, USA 126) Delta-7925 CC LC-17A
1996-042 25.07.1996 UFO 7 (USA 127) Atlas-2 CC LC-36A
1996-043 31.07.1996 Progress-M 32 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
August
1996-044 08.08.1996 Télécom 2D
Italsat 2
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-045 14.08.1996 Molniya-1T 89 (Molniya-1T 96L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-43/3
1996-046 17.08.1996 ADEOS 1 (Mitori)
JAS 2 (Fuji 2, OSCAR 29, FO 29)
H-2 Ta YLP-1
1996-047 17.08.1996 Soyuz-TM 24 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1996-048 18.08.1996 ZX 7 (ChinaSat 7) → HGS 2 CZ-3 Xi LC-3 Partial Failure
1996-049 21.08.1996 FAST (SMEX 2, Explorer 70) Pegasus-XL Va, L-1011, RW30/12
1996-050 29.08.1996 Interbol 2 (Prognoz 12, Interball 2)
Magion 5
MuSat 1 (Victor)
Molniya-M (Blok-2BL) Pl LC-43/3
September
1996-051 04.09.1996 Kosmos 2333 (Tselina-2 #18) Zenit-2 Ba LC-45/1
1996-052 05.09.1996 Kosmos 2334 (Parus #86)
UNAMSAT B (OSCAR 30, MO 30)
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1996-053 06.09.1996 Inmarsat-3 F2 Proton-K Blok-DM1 Ba LC-81/23 Version 1st flight
1996-054 08.09.1996 GE 1 → AMC 1 Atlas-2A CC LC-36B
1996-055 11.09.1996 EchoStar 2 Ariane-42P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-056 12.09.1996 GPS-2A 18 (Navstar 30, USA 128) Delta-7925 CC LC-17A
1996-057 16.09.1996 Atlantis F17 (STS-79) Shuttle CCK LC-39A
1996-058 26.09.1996 Ekspress 2 (Ekspress 12L) Proton-K Blok-DM-2M Ba LC-200/39
October
1996-059 20.10.1996 FSW-2 3 CZ-2D Jq LC-2/138
1996-060 24.10.1996 Molniya-3 62L Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-43/4
November
1996-061 04.11.1996 SAC B
HETE 1
Pegasus-XL WI, L-1011, RW04/22 Partial Failure
1996-062 07.11.1996 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Delta-7925 CC LC-17A
1996-063 13.11.1996 Arabsat 2B
MEASAT 2 → Africasat 2
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1996-064 16.11.1996 Mars 8 (Mars '96) Proton-K Blok-D-2 Ba LC-200/39 Partial Failure
1996-065 19.11.1996 Columbia F21 (STS-80)
WSF 3
ORFEUS-SPAS 02
Shuttle CCK LC-39B
1996-066 19.11.1996 Progress-M 33 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1996-067 21.11.1996 Hot Bird 2→ Eurobird 9 → Eutelsat W48 → Eutelsat 48A Atlas-2A CC LC-36A
December
1996-068 04.12.1996 Mars Pathfinder (MPF, Discovery 1) Delta-7925 CC LC-17B
1996-069 11.12.1996 Kosmos 2335 (US-PM #8) Tsiklon-2 Ba LC-90/19
1996-070 18.12.1996 Inmarsat-3 F3 Atlas-2A CC LC-36B
1996-071 20.12.1996 Kosmos 2336 (Parus #87) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1996-072 20.12.1996 KH-11 12 (Crystal 12, USA 129) Titan-4(04)A Va SLC-4E
1996-073 24.12.1996 Bion 11 (Bion #11) Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/4

Launch sites:

Ba = Baikonur (Tyuratam, NIIP-5, GIK-5), Tyuratam, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
CC = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
CCK = NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Jq = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China
Ko = Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), Kourou, French Guiana French Guiana
Pl = Plesetsk (NIIP-53, GIK-1, GNIIP), Russia Russia
Sr = Satish Dhawan Space Center (Sriharikota Space Center), Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India India
Ta = Tanegashima Space Center, Tanegashima, Japan Japan
Va = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA
WI = Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA USA
Xi = Xichang Space Center (Songlin), Sichuan, China China
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