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Orbital Launches of 1997

Orbital launches by country:
Orbital launches by launch vehicle family:
ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
1997-001 12.01.1997 Atlantis F18 (STS-81) Shuttle CC LC-39B
1997-F01 16.01.1997 GPS-2R 1 (Navstar 42) Delta-7925 CC LC-17A Failure
1997-002 30.01.1997 GE 2 → AMC 2
Nahuel 1A
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
February
1997-003 10.02.1997 Soyuz-TM 25 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1997-004 11.02.1997 Discovery F22 (STS-82) Shuttle CC LC-39A
1997-005 12.02.1997 Muses B (HALCA, VSOP, Haruka) [KM-V1] M-5 Ka LP-M Version 1st flight
1997-006 14.02.1997 Gonets 4
Gonets 5
Gonets 6

Kosmos 2337 (Strela-3 #116)
Kosmos 2338 (Strela-3 #117)
Kosmos 2339 (Strela-3 #118)
Tsiklon-3 Pl LC-32/1
1997-007 17.02.1997 JCSat 4 (JCSat R) → Intelsat 26 Atlas-2AS CC LC-36B
1997-008 23.02.1997 DSP 18 (USA 130) Titan-4(02)B IUS CC LC-40 Version 1st flight
March
1997-009 01.03.1997 Intelsat 801 Ariane-44P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1997-010 04.03.1997 Mozhayets 2 (Zeya, RS 16) Start-1.2 Sv LC-5 Version 1st flight
1997-011 08.03.1997 Tempo 2 → DirecTV 6 Atlas-2A CC LC-36A
April
1997-012 04.04.1997 Columbia F22 (STS-83) Shuttle CC LC-39A
1997-013 04.04.1997 DMSP-5D2 14 (USA 131) Titan-2(23)G Star-37S-ISS Va SLC-4W Version 1st flight
1997-014 06.04.1997 Progress-M 34 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1997-015 09.04.1997 Kosmos 2340 (US-K #77) Molniya-M (Blok-2BL) Pl LC-16/2
1997-016 16.04.1997 Thaicom 3
BSat 1a
Ariane-44LP H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1997-017 17.04.1997 Kosmos 2341 (Parus #88) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1997-018 21.04.1997 Minisat 01
Celestis 01
Pegasus-XL Ga, L-1011
1997-019 25.04.1997 GOES 10 (GOES K) Atlas-1 CC LC-36B
May
1997-020 05.05.1997 Iridium 04
Iridium 05
Iridium 06
Iridium 07
Iridium 08
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1997-021 11.05.1997 DFH-3 2 (ZX 6B, ChinaSat 6B) CZ-3A Xi LC-2
1997-022 14.05.1997 Kosmos 2342 (US-K #78) Molniya-M (Blok-2BL) Pl LC-43/4
1997-023 15.05.1997 Atlantis F21 (STS-84) Shuttle CC LC-39A
1997-024 15.05.1997 Kosmos 2343 (Orlets-1 #6, Don #6) Soyuz-U Ba LC-31/6
1997-F02 20.05.1997 Kosmos (2342) (Tselina-2 #19) Zenit-2 Ba LC-45/1 Failure
1997-025 20.05.1997 Thor 2 Delta-7925 CC LC-17A
1997-026 24.05.1997 Telstar 5 → Intelsat Americas 5 → Galaxy 25 Proton-K Blok-DM4 Ba LC-81/23 Version 1st flight
June
1997-027 03.06.1997 Inmarsat-3 F4
Insat 2D
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1997-028 06.06.1997 Kosmos 2344 (Araks-N #1) Proton-K Blok-DM-5 Ba LC-200/39 Version 1st flight
1997-029 10.06.1997 FY 2A CZ-3 Xi LC-3
1997-030 18.06.1997 Iridium 9
Iridium 10
Iridium 11
Iridium 12
Iridium 13
Iridium 14
Iridium 16
Proton-K Blok-DM2 Ba LC-81/23 Version 1st flight
1997-031 25.06.1997 Intelsat 802 Ariane-44P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
July
1997-032 01.07.1997 Columbia F23 (STS-94) Shuttle CC LC-39A
1997-033 05.07.1997 Progress-M 35 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1997-034 09.07.1997 Iridium 15
Iridium 17
Iridium 18
Iridium 20
Iridium 21
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1997-035 23.07.1997 GPS-2R 2 (Navstar 43, USA 132) Delta-7925 CC LC-17A
1997-036 28.07.1997 Superbird C Atlas-2AS CC LC-36B
August
1997-037 01.08.1997 OrbView 2 (SeaStar) Pegasus-XL Va, L-1011, RW30/12
1997-038 05.08.1997 Soyuz-TM 26 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1997-039 07.08.1997 Discovery F23 (STS-85)
CRISTA-SPAS 02
Shuttle CC LC-39A
1997-040 08.08.1997 PAS 6 Ariane-44P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1997-041 14.08.1997 Kosmos 2345 (US-KS #7) Proton-K Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-200/39
1997-042 19.08.1997 Agila 2 (Mabuhay 1) → Agila 2 / ABS 5 → ABS 3 CZ-3B Xi LC-2
1997-043 21.08.1997 Iridium 22
Iridium 23
Iridium 24
Iridium 25
Iridium 26
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1997-044 23.08.1997 Lewis (SSTI 1) Athena-1 (LMLV-1) Va SLC-6
1997-045 25.08.1997 ACE (Explorer 71) Delta-7920-8 CC LC-17A
1997-046 28.08.1997 PAS 5 → Arabsat 2C → Badr C → Intelsat 5 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/23
1997-047 29.08.1997 FORTE (P94-1) Pegasus-XL Va, L-1011, RW30/12
September
1997-048 01.09.1997 Iridium-MFS 1
Iridium-MFS 2
CZ-2C (2) SD TY LC-7
1997-049 02.09.1997 Hot Bird 3 → Eurobird 10 → Eurobird 4 → Eutelsat W75/ABS 1B
Meteosat 7
Ariane-44LP H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1997-050 04.09.1997 GE 3 → AMC 3 → Eagle 1 Atlas-2AS CC LC-36A
1997-051 14.09.1997 Iridium 27
Iridium 28
Iridium 29
Iridium 30
Iridium 31
Iridium 32

Iridium 33
Proton-K Blok-DM2 Ba LC-81/23
1997-052 23.09.1997 Intelsat 803 → NSS 803 Ariane-42L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1997-053 23.09.1997 Kosmos 2346 (Parus #89)
Faisat 2v (VitaSat 2)
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1997-054 24.09.1997 Molniya-1T 90 (Molniya-1T 98L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-43/3
1997-055 27.09.1997 Iridium 19
Iridium 34
Iridium 35
Iridium 36
Iridium 37
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1997-056 26.09.1997 Atlantis F20 (STS-86) Shuttle CC LC-39A
1997-057 29.09.1997 IRS 1D PSLV-G (2) Sr FLP Version 1st flight, Partial Failure
October
1997-058 05.10.1997 Progress-M 36
Inspector 1 (X-Mir-Inspector)
Sputnik 40-1 (RS 17)
Sputnik 40-2
Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1997-059 05.10.1997 EchoStar 3 Atlas-2AS CC LC-36B
1997-060 09.10.1997 Foton 8 (Foton #11)
Mirka (Mirca)
Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/3
1997-061 15.10.1997 Cassini
Huygens
Titan-4(01)B Centaur-T CC LC-40 Version 1st flight
1997-062 16.10.1997 APStar 2R → Telstar 10 CZ-3B Xi LC-2
1997-063 22.10.1997 Onyx 3 (USA 133) Titan-4(03)A Va SLC-4E
1997-064 24.10.1997 STEP 4 (P95-1) Pegasus-XL WI, L-1011, RW04/22
1997-065 25.10.1997 DSCS-3 B13 (USA 134) [IABS]
Falcon Gold
Atlas-2A CC LC-36A
1997-066 30.10.1997 MaqSat H & TEAMSAT
MaqSat B
YES
Ariane-5G Ko ELA-3 Partial Failure
November
1997-F03 02.11.1997 SCD 2A VLS-1 Al VLS Failure
1997-067 06.11.1997 GPS-2A 19 (Navstar 38, USA 135) Delta-7925 CC LC-17A
1997-068 08.11.1997 Trumpet 3 (USA 136) Titan-4(01)A Centaur-T CC LC-41
1997-069 09.11.1997 Iridium 38
Iridium 39
Iridium 40
Iridium 41
Iridium 43
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1997-070 12.11.1997 Sirius 2 (GE 1E) → Astra 5A
Indostar 1 (Cakrawarta 1)
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1997-071 12.11.1997 Kupon 1 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M Ba LC-200/39
1997-072 18.11.1997 Resurs-F 21 (Resurs-F1M #1) Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/3
1997-073 19.11.1997 Columbia F24 (STS-87)
Spartan 201-F4
Shuttle CC LC-39B
1997-074 27.11.1997 TRMM
ETS 7-Chaser (Orihime)
ETS 7-Target (Hikoboshi)
H-2 Ta YLP-1
December
1997-075 02.12.1997 JCSat 5 (JCSat 1B)
Equator-S
Ariane-44P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1997-076 02.12.1997 Astra 1G Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/23
1997-077 08.12.1997 Iridium 42
Iridium 44
CZ-2C (2) SD TY LC-7
1997-078 08.12.1997 Galaxy 8i Atlas-2AS CC LC-36B
1997-079 09.12.1997 Kosmos 2347 (US-PM #9) Tsiklon-2 Ba LC-90/19
1997-080 15.12.1997 Kosmos 2348 (Yantar-4K2 #77, Kobalt #77) Soyuz-U Pl LC-16/2
1997-081 20.12.1997 Progress-M 37 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1997-082 20.12.1997 Iridium 45
Iridium 46
Iridium 47
Iridium 48
Iridium 49
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1997-083 22.12.1997 Intelsat 804 Ariane-42L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1997-084 23.12.1997 Orbcomm FM05 (A1)
Orbcomm FM06 (A2)
Orbcomm FM07 (A3)
Orbcomm FM08 (A4)
Orbcomm FM09 (A5)
Orbcomm FM10 (A6)
Orbcomm FM11 (A7)
Orbcomm FM12 (A8)
Pegasus-XL HAPS WI, L-1011, RW04/22 Version 1st flight
1997-085 24.12.1997 Early Bird Start-1 Sv LC-5
1997-086 24.12.1997 AsiaSat 3 → HGS 1 → PAS 22 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/23 Partial Failure

Launch sites:

Al = Alcantara Space Center (CLA), Brazil Brazil
Ba = Baikonur (Tyuratam, NIIP-5, GIK-5), Tyuratam, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
CC = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Ga = Base Aerea de Gando, Gran Canaria, Spain Spain
Ka = Kagoshima Space Center / Uchinoura Space Center, Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan Japan
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
Sv = Svobodniy (GIK-2), Amurskaya Oblast', Russia Russia
Ta = Tanegashima Space Center, Tanegashima, Japan Japan
TY = Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC), Wuzhai, Shanxi, China China
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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