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Orbital Launches of 2003

Orbital launches by country:
Orbital launches by launch vehicle family:
ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
2003-001 06.01.2003 Coriolis (P98-2) Titan-2(23)G Va SLC-4W Version last flight
2003-002 13.01.2003 ICESAT
CHIPSat (UNEX 1, Explorer 82)
Delta-7320-10C Va SLC-2W
2003-003 16.01.2003 Columbia F-28 (STS-107) Shuttle CC LC-39A Damaged during launch,
burned up on reentry
2003-004 25.01.2003 SORCE Pegasus-XL CC, L-1011
2003-005 29.01.2003 GPS-2R 8 (Navstar 56, USA 166)
XSS 10
Delta-7925 CC SLC-17B
February
2003-006 02.02.2003 Progress-M 47 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2003-007 15.02.2003 Intelsat 907 Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2 Version last flight
March
2003-008 11.03.2003 DSCS-3 A3 (USA 167) [IABS] Delta-4M CC SLC-37B Version 1st flight
2003-009 28.03.2003 IGS-Optical 1 (IGS 1a)
IGS-Radar 1 (IGS 1b)
H-2A-2024 Ta YLP-1
2003-010 31.03.2003 GPS-2R 9 (Navstar 45, USA 168) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17A
April
2003-011 02.04.2003 Molniya-1T x Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl
2003-012 08.04.2003 Milstar-2 4 (USA 169) Titan-4(01)B Centaur-T CC SLC-40
2003-013 09.04.2003 Insat 3A
Galaxy 12
Ariane-5G Ko ELA-3
2003-014 12.04.2003 AsiaSat 4 Atlas-3B-SEC CC SLC-36B
2003-015 24.04.2003 Kosmos 2397 (US-KMO #6) Proton-K Blok-DM-2 TB LC-81/24
2003-016 26.04.2003 Soyuz-TMA 2 Soyuz-FG TB LC-1/5
2003-017 28.04.2003 GALEX (SMEX 7, Explorer 83) Pegasus-XL CC, L-1011,
RW30/12
May
2003-018 08.05.2003 GSat 2 GSLV Mk.1 (2) Sr Version 1st flight
2003-019 09.05.2003 Muses C (Hayabusa) [KM-V2] M-5 (2) Ka LP-M Version 1st flight
2003-020 13.05.2003 Hellas-Sat 2 Atlas-5(401) CC SLC-41
2003-021 24.05.2003 BD 1C CZ-3A Xi LC-2
June
2003-022 02.06.2003 Mars Express
Beagle 2
Soyuz-FG Fregat TB LC-31/6 Version 1st flight
2003-023 04.06.2003 Kosmos 2398 (Parus #94) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
2003-024 07.06.2003 AMC 9 Proton-K Briz-M TB LC-200/39
2003-025 08.06.2003 Progress-M1 10 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2003-026 10.06.2003 Thuraya 2 Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2003-027 10.06.2003 MER A (Spirit) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17A
2003-028 11.06.2003 Optus C1
BSat 2c
Ariane-5G Ko ELA-3
2003-029 19.06.2003 Molniya-3 65L? Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-16/2
2003-030 26.06.2003 OrbView 3 Pegasus-XL Va, L-1011,
2003-031 30.06.2003 MOST
MIMOSA
CanX 1
AAU-Cubesat
DTUSat
XI 4 (CO 57, OSCAR 57)
QuakeSat 1
CUTE 1 (CO 55, OSCAR 55)
Monitor-Mockup
Rokot-KM Pl LC-133/3
July
2003-032 08.07.2003 MER B (Opportunity) Delta-7925H CC SLC-17B Version 1st flight
2003-033 17.07.2003 Rainbow 1 Atlas-5(521) CC SLC-41 Version 1st flight
August
2003-034 08.08.2003 EchoStar 9 (Telstar 13 → Intelsat Americas 13 → Galaxy 23) Zenit-3SL (1) SL
2003-035 12.08.2003 Kosmos 2399 (Orlets-1 #7, Don #7) Soyuz-U TB LC-31/6
2003-036 13.08.2003 SciSat 1 Pegasus-XL Va, L-1011,
RW30/12
2003-037 19.08.2003 Kosmos 2400 (Strela-3 #133)
Kosmos 2401 (Strela-3 #134)
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
2003-E01 22.08.2003 SATEC
UNOSAT 1
VLS-1 Al VLS Pre-launch explosion
2003-038 25.08.2003 SIRTF (SST, Spitzer) Delta-7920H CC SLC-17B Version 1st flight
2003-039 29.08.2003 Progress-M 48 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2003-040 29.08.2003 DSCS-3 B6 (USA 170) [IABS] Delta-4M CC SLC-37B
September
2003-041 09.09.2003 Orion 5 (USA 171) ? Titan-4(01)B Centaur-T CC SLC-40 Version last flight
2003-F01 16.09.2003 PS 2 KT-1 TY Failure ?
2003-042 27.09.2003 STSAT 1
Bilsat 1
NigeriaSat 1
BNSCSat 1
Mozhayets 4
Larets
Rubin 4-DSI
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
2003-043 27.09.2003 Insat 3E
eBird 1→ Eurobird 3 → Eutelsat 33A → Eutelsat 31A
SMART 1
Ariane-5G Ko ELA-3 Version last flight
October
2003-044 01.10.2003 Galaxy 13 (Horizons 1) Zenit-3SL (1) SL
2003-045 15.10.2003 SZ 5 CZ-2F Jq SLS-1 1st Chinese manned flight
2003-046 17.10.2003 IRS P6 (Resourcesat 1) PSLV (3) Sr
2003-047 18.10.2003 Soyuz-TMA 3 Soyuz-FG TB LC-1/5
2003-048 18.10.2003 DMSP-5D3 16 (USA 172) Titan-2(23)G Star-37XFP-ISS Va SLC-3W Version last flight
2003-049 21.10.2003 CBERS 2 (ZY-1 02)
CX 1-01
CZ-4B TY LC-7
2003-050 30.10.2003 SERVIS 1 Rokot-KM Pl LC-133/3
November
2003-051 03.11.2003 FSW-3 1 (FSW 18, JB-2 1) CZ-2D (2) Jq SLS-2 Version 1st flight
2003-052 14.11.2003 ST 1 (ZX 20) CZ-3A Xi LC-2
2003-053 24.11.2003 Yamal 201
Yamal 202
Proton-K Blok-DM-2M TB LC-81/23
2003-F02 29.11.2003 IGS-Optical (2) (IGS (2a))
IGS-Radar (2) (IGS (2b))
H-2A-2024 Ta YLP-1 Failed
December
2003-054 02.12.2003 Intruder 6A (NOSS-3 2A, USA 173)
Intruder 6B (NOSS-3 2B, USA 173-2)
Atlas-2AS Va SLC-3E
2003-055 05.12.2003 Gruzomaket Strela TB LC-132 Version 1st flight
2003-056 10.12.2003 Kosmos 2402 (Uragan #83)
Kosmos 2403 (Uragan #84)

Kosmos 2404 (Uragan-M #2)
Proton-K Briz-M TB LC-81/24
2003-057 18.12.2003 UFO 11 (USA 174) Atlas-3B-SEC CC SLC-36B
2003-058 21.12.2003 GPS-2R 10 (Navstar 47, USA 175) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17A
2003-059 27.12.2003 AMOS 2 Soyuz-FG Fregat TB LC-31/6
2003-060 28.12.2003 Ekspress-AM 22 (SESAT 2) Proton-K Blok-DM-2M TB LC-200/39
2003-061 29.12.2003 TC 1 (Double Star E) CZ-2C (2) CTS Xi Version 1st flight

Launch sites:

Al = Alcantara Space Center (CLA), Brazil Brazil
TB = Baikonur (Tyuratam, NIIP-5, GIK-5), Tyuratam, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
CC = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Jq = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China
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
SL = Sea Launch Platform, Pacific Ocean,
Sr = Satish Dhawan Space Center (Sriharikota Space Center), Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India India
Ta = Tanegashima Space Center, Tanegashima, Japan Japan
TY = Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC), Wuzhai, Shanxi, China China
Va = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA
Xi = Xichang Space Center (Songlin), Sichuan, China China