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Orbital Launches of 2004

Orbital launches by country:
Orbital launches by launch vehicle family:
ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
2004-001 11.01.2004 Telstar 14 (Estrela do Sul 1) Zenit-3SL (1) SL
2004-002 29.01.2004 Progress-M1 11 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
February
2004-003 05.02.2004 AMC 10 Atlas-2AS SLC-36A
2004-004 14.02.2004 DSP 22 (USA 176) Titan-4(02)B IUS CC SLC-40 Version last flight
2004-005 18.02.2004 Molniya 1T 93 (erroneously Kosmos 2405 *) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-16/2
March
2004-006 02.03.2004 Rosetta
Philae (Rosetta Lander)
Ariane-5G+ Ko ELA-3 Version 1st flight
2004-007 13.03.2004 MBSat 1 → ABS 2i → ABS 4 (Mobisat) Atlas-3A SLC-36B Version last flight
2004-008 15.03.2004 Eutelsat W3A → Eutelsat 7A Proton-M Briz-M (Mod 2) TB LC-81/24
2004-009 20.03.2004 GPS-2R 11 (Navstar 59, USA 177) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17B
2004-010 27.03.2004 Raduga-1 7 (Globus 17L) (erroneously Kosmos 2406 *) Proton-K Blok-DM-2 TB LC-81/23
April
2004-011 16.04.2004 Superbird 6 (Superbird A2) Atlas-2AS CC SLC-36A
2004-012 18.04.2004 SY 1 (Shiyan 1)
NS 1 (Naxing 1)
CZ-2C (2) Xi LC-3 Version 1st flight
2004-013 19.04.2004 Soyuz-TMA 4 Soyuz-FG TB LC-1/5
2004-014 20.04.2004 GP B Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
2004-015 26.04.2004 Ekspress-AM 11 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M TB LC-200/39
May
2004-016 04.05.2004 DirecTV 7S Zenit-3SL (1) SL
2004-017 19.05.2004 AMC 11 Atlas-2AS SLC-36B
2004-018 20.05.2004 ROCSAT 2 Taurus-3210 Va 576E Version 1st flight
2004-019 25.05.2004 Progress-M 49 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2004-020 28.05.2004 Kosmos 2405 (US-PM #12) (erroneously Kosmos 2407 *) Tsiklon-2 TB LC-90/20
June
2004-021 10.06.2004 Kosmos-2406 (Tselina-2 #22) Zenit-2 TB LC-45/1
2004-022 16.06.2004 Intelsat 10-02 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) TB LC-200/39
2004-023 23.06.2004 GPS-2R 12 (Navstar 60, USA 178) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17B
2004-024 29.06.2004 Telstar 18 (APStar 5) Zenit-3SL (1) SL Partial failure
2004-025 29.06.2004 DEMETER
SaudiSat 2
SaudiComsat 1
SaudiComsat 2

LatinSat C → AprizeSat 1
LatinSat D → AprizeSat 2

AMSAT-Echo
Unisat 3
Dnepr TB LC-109/95
July
2004-026 15.07.2004 EOS-CHEM 1 (Aura) Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
2004-027 18.07.2004 Anik F2 Ariane-5G+ Ko ELA-3
2004-028 22.07.2004 Kosmos 2407 (Parus #95) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
2004-029 26.07.2004 TC 2 (Double Star P) CZ-2C (2) CTS TY LC-7
August
2004-030 03.08.2004 MESSENGER (Discovery 8) Delta-7925H CC SLC-17B
2004-031 04.08.2004 Amazonas 1 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) TB LC-200/39
2004-032 11.08.2004 Progress-M 50 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2004-033 29.08.2004 FSW-4 1 (FSW 19, JB-4 1) CZ-2C (3) Jq SLS-2
2004-034 31.08.2004 Quasar 15 (SDS-3 4, USA 179, NROL 1) Atlas-2AS SLC-36A Version last flight
September
2004-F01 06.09.2004 Ofeq 6 Shavit-1 Pa Failed
2004-035 09.09.2004 SJ 6A
SJ 6B
CZ-4B TY LC-7
2004-036 20.09.2004 GSat 3 (EduSat) GSLV Mk.1 (2) Sr FLP
2004-037 23.09.2004 Kosmos 2408 (Strela-3 #135)
Kosmos 2409 (Strela-3 #136)
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
2004-038 24.09.2004 Kosmos 2410 (Yantar-4K2M #1, Kobalt-M #1) Soyuz-U Pl LC-16/2
2004-039 27.09.2004 FSW-3 2 (FSW 20, JB-2 2) CZ-2D (2) Jq SLS-2
October
2004-040 14.10.2004 Soyuz-TMA 5 Soyuz-FG TB LC-1/5
2004-041 14.10.2004 AMC 15 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) TB
2004-042 19.10.2004 FY 2C CZ-3A Xi LC-2
2004-043 30.10.2004 Ekspress-AM 1 Proton-K Blok-DM-2M TB LC-200/39
November
2004-044 06.11.2004 ZY-2 03 CZ-4B TY LC-7
2004-045 06.11.2004 GPS-2R 13 (Navstar 61, USA 180) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17B
suborb 08.11.2004 Oblik dummy Soyuz-2-1a Pl LC-43/4 Version 1st flight
2004-046 18.11.2004 SY 2 (Shiyan 2) CZ-2C (2) Xi LC-3
2004-047 20.11.2004 Swift (MIDEX 3, Explorer 84) Delta-7320-10C CC SLC-17A
December
2004-048 17.12.2004 AMC 16 Atlas-5(521) CC SLC-41
2004-049 18.12.2004 Helios 2A
Essaim 1
Essaim 2
Essaim 3
Essaim 4

PARASOL
Nanosat 01
Ariane-5G+ Ko ELA-3 Version last flight
2004-050 21.12.2004 DemoSat (HLVOLSDP)
3CS 1 (Sparky)
3CS 2 (Ralphie)
Delta-4H CC SLC-37B Version 1st flight, partial failure
2004-051 23.12.2004 Progress-M 51 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2004-052 24.12.2004 Sich 1M
Micron 1 (KS5MF2)
Tsiklon-3 Pl LC-32/2 partial failure
2004-053 26.12.2004 Kosmos 2411 (Uragan #85)
Kosmos 2412 (Uragan #86)
Kosmos 2413 (Uragan-M #3)
Proton-K Blok-DM-2 TB

* = The satellite, that was launched on 28 May 2004, was designated Kosmos-2405 despite the fact, that this designation has been given to the Molniya-1T satellite launched on 18 February 2004. The Kosmos designation was also used for Raduga-1 satellite launched on 27 March 2004 (it was designated Kosmos-2406). According to "Novosti Kosmonavtiki", on 31 May 2004 Space Forces' press service informed them about an official decision to give these satellites their usual Molniya and Raduga names.

Launch sites:

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
Ko = Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), Kourou, French Guiana French Guiana
Pa = Israeli Air Force Test Range, Palmachim, Israel Israel
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
TY = Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC), Wuzhai, Shanxi, China China
Va = Vandenberg AFB, California, USA USA
Xi = Xichang Space Center (Songlin), Sichuan, China China