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Orbital Launches of 2006

Orbital launches by country:
Orbital launches by launch vehicle family:
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ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
2006-001 19.01.2006 New Horizons Atlas-5(551) [Star-48B] CC SLC-41 Version 1st flight
2006-002 24.01.2006 ALOS (Daichi) H-2A-2022 Ta YLP-1
February
2006-003 15.02.2006 EchoStar 10 Zenit-3SL (1) SL
2006-004 18.02.2006 MTSat 2 H-2A-2024 Ta YLP-1
2006-005 21.02.2006 Astro F (Akari)
CUTE 1.7 + APD (CO 56, OSCAR 56)
SSSat 1
M-5 (2) Ka LP-M
2006-006 28.02.2006 Badr 1 (Arabsat 4A) Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) TB LC-200/39 Partial Failure
March
2006-007 11.03.2006 SpainSat 1 (XTAR LANT)
Hot Bird 7A → Eurobird 9A → Eutelsat 9A
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2006-008 22.03.2006 ST 5a (NCT 1)
ST 5b (NCT 2)
ST 5c (NCT 3)
Pegasus-XL Va, L-1011, RW30/12
2006-F01 24.03.2006 FalconSat 2 Falcon-1 (development version) Om Version 1st flight
2006-009 30.03.2006 Soyuz-TMA 8 Soyuz-FG TB LC-1/5
April
2006-010 12.04.2006 JCSat 9 (JCSat 5A) Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2006-011 15.04.2006 FORMOSAT 3A (COSMIC 3A)
FORMOSAT 3B (COSMIC 3B)
FORMOSAT 3C (COSMIC 3C)
FORMOSAT 3D (COSMIC 3D)
FORMOSAT 3E (COSMIC 3E)
FORMOSAT 3F (COSMIC 3F)

LCT2
Minotaur-1 Va SLC-8
2006-012 20.04.2006 Astra 1KR Atlas-5(411) CC SLC-41 Version 1st flight
2006-013 24.04.2006 Progress-M 56 Soyuz-U TB
2006-014 25.04.2006 EROS B Start-1 Sv LC-5
2006-015 26.04.2006 Yaogan 1 (JB-5 1) CZ-4C ? TY LC-7
2006-016 28.04.2006 CALIPSO
CloudSat (ESSP 4)
Delta-7420-10C Va SLC-2W
May
2006-017 03.05.2006 Kosmos 2420 (Yantar-4K2M #2, Kobalt-M #2) Soyuz-U Pl LC-16/2
2006-018 24.05.2006 GOES 13 (GOES N) Delta-4M+(4,2) CC SLC-37B
2006-019 25.05.2006 Kompas 2 (Compass 2) Shtil-1 @BaS K-84
2006-020 27.05.2006 SATMEX 6 → Eutelsat 113 West A
Thaicom 5
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
June
2006-021 15.06.2006 Resurs-DK 1 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2006-022 17.06.2006 KazSat 1 Proton-K Blok-DM3 TB LC-200/39
2006-023 18.06.2006 Galaxy 16 Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2006-024 21.06.2006 MITEx A (USA 187)
MITEx B (USA 188)
MITEx Vehicle (USA 189)
Delta-7925 CC SLC-17A
2006-025 24.06.2006 Progress-M 57 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2006-026 25.06.2006 Kosmos 2421 (US-PM #13) Tsiklon-2 TB LC-90
2006-027 28.06.2006 Trumpet-F/O 1 (USA 184, NROL 22, SBIRS HEO-1, TWINS A) Delta-4M+(4,2) Va SLC-6
July
2006-028 04.07.2006 Discovery F32 (STS-121)
MPLM1 F4 (Leonardo F4)
Shuttle CC SLC-39B
2006-F? 04.07.2006 ? Unha ? Th Version first flight, Failure, unclear if satellite launch
2006-F02 10.07.2006 Insat 4C GSLV Mk.1 (2) Sr SLP Failure
2006-029 12.07.2006 Genesis 1 Dnepr Do LC-370/11
2006-030 21.07.2006 Kosmos 2422 (US-K #83) Molniya-M (Blok-2BL) Pl LC-16/2
2006-F03 26.07.2006 BelKa 1
Baumanets 1
Unisat 4
PicPot
CP 1 (K7RR-Sat)
CP 2
HAUSAT 1
ICECube 1
ICECube 2

ION
KUTESat-Pathfinder
Mea Huaka'i
MEROPE
Ncube 1
Rincon 1
SACRED
SEEDS
AeroCube 1
Dnepr TB LC-109/95 Failure
2006-031 28.07.2006 KOMPSat 2 (Arirang 2) Rokot-KM Pl LC-133/3
August
2006-032 04.08.2006 Hot Bird 8 → Eutelsat Hot Bird 13B Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) TB LC-200/39
2006-033 11.08.2006 JCSat 10 (JCSat 3A)
Syracuse 3B
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2006-034 22.08.2006 Koreasat 5 (Mugungwha 5) Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2006-035 09.09.2006 SJ 8 CZ-2C (3) Jq SLS-2
2006-036 09.09.2006 Atlantis F27 (STS-115)
ITS-P3/4
Shuttle CC SLC-39B
September
2006-037 11.09.2006 IGS-Optical 2 H-2A-202 Ta YLP-1
2006-038 12.09.2006 FH 1B (ZX 22A) CZ-3A Xi
2006-039 14.09.2006 Kosmos 2423 (Orlets-1 #8, Don #8) Soyuz-U TB LC-31/6
2006-040 18.09.2006 Soyuz-TMA 9 Soyuz-FG TB LC-1/5
2006-041 22.09.2006 Solar B (Hinode)
HITSAT 1 (OSCAR 59, HO 59)
SSSat 2
M-5 (2) Ka LP-M
2006-042 25.09.2006 GPS-2RM 2 (Navstar 52, USA 190) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17A
October
2006-043 13.10.2006 DirecTV 9S
Optus D1
LDREX 2
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2006-044 19.10.2006 METOP A Soyuz-2-1a Fregat TB LC-31/6 Version 1st flight
2006-045 23.10.2006 Progress-M 58 Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2006-046 24.10.2006 SJ 6C
SJ 6D
CZ-4B TY LC-7
2006-047 26.10.2006 STEREO A
STEREO B
Delta-7925-10L CC SLC-17B
2006-048 28.10.2006 Sinosat 2 (Xinnuo 2) CZ-3B Xi LC-2
2006-049 30.10.2006 XM 4 (XM Blues) Zenit-3SL (2) SL
November
2006-050 04.11.2006 DMSP-5D3 F17 (USA 191) Delta-4M Va SLC-6
2006-051 08.11.2006 Badr 4 (Arabsat 4B) Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) TB LC-200/39
2006-052 17.11.2006 GPS-2RM 3 (Navstar 58, USA 192) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17A
December
2006-053 08.12.2006 FY 2D CZ-3A Xi
2006-054 08.12.2006 WildBlue 1
AMC 18
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2006-055 10.12.2006 Discovery F33 (STS-116)
ITS-P5
MAA (ANDE 1, NO 61, OSCAR 61)
FCal (ANDE 2, NO 62, OSCAR 62)
MEPSI 2A
MEPSI 2B

RAFT1
MARScom
Shuttle CC SLC-39B
2006-056 11.12.2006 MEASAT 3 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) TB LC-200/39
2006-057 14.12.2006 NROL 21 (USA 193) Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
2006-058 16.12.2006 TacSat 2
GeneSat 1
Minotaur-1 WI LA-0B
2006-059 18.12.2006 ETS 8 (Kiku 8) H-2A-204 Ta YLP-1 Version 1st flight
2006-060 19.12.2006 SAR-Lupe 1 Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
2006-061 24.12.2006 Meridian 1 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat Pl LC-43/4
2006-062 25.12.2006 Kosmos 2424 (Uragan-M #6)
Kosmos 2425 (Uragan-M #7)
Kosmos 2426 (Uragan-M #8)
Proton-K Blok-DM-2 TB LC-81/24
2006-063 27.12.2006 COROT Soyuz-2-1b Fregat TB LC-31/6 Version 1st flight