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Orbital Launches of 2012

updated: 16.07.2014

Orbital launches by country:
Orbital launches by launch vehicle family:
ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
2012-001 09.01.2012 ZY-3 01
VesselSat 2 (Orbcomm FM 43)
CZ-4B TY LC-9
2012-002 13.01.2012 FY 2F CZ-3A Xi LC-3
2012-003 20.01.2012 WGS 4 (USA 233) Delta-4M+(5,4) CC SLC-37B
2012-004 25.01.2012 Progress-M 14M Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
February
2012-005 03.02.2012 Navid Safir-1B Sem Version 1st flight
2012-006 13.02.2012 LARES
ALMASat 1
e-st@r
Goliat
MaSat 1 (MO 72, OSCAR 72)
PW-Sat 1
ROBUSTA 1
UniCubeSat-GG
XaTcobeo
LARES-A&H/SS
Vega Ko ELV Version 1st flight
2012-007 14.02.2012 SES 4 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-200/39
2012-008 24.02.2012 BD-2 G5 CZ-3C Xi LC-2
2012-009 24.02.2012 MUOS 1 Atlas-5(551) CC SLC-41
March
2012-010 23.03.2011 ATV 3 (Edoardo Amaldi) Ariane-5ES Ko ELA-3
2012-011 27.03.2012 Intelsat 22 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-200/39
2012-012 30.03.2012 Kosmos 2479 (US-KMO #8) Proton-K Blok-DM-2 TB LC-81/24
2012-013 31.03.2012 APStar 7 CZ-3B/G2 Xi LC-2
April
2012-014 03.04.2012 Topaz 2 (FIA-Radar 2, USA 234, NROL 25) Delta-4M+(5,2) Va SLC-6 Version 1st flight
2012-F01 12.04.2012 Kwangmyŏngsŏng 3 Unha-3 So Version 1st flight
2012-015 20.04.2012 Progress-M 15M Soyuz-U TB LC-31/6
2012-016 23.04.2012 YahSat 1B Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-200/39
2012-017 26.04.2012 RISAT 1 PSLV-XL Sr FLP
2012-018 29.04.2012 BD-2 M3
BD-2 M4
CZ-3B/G1 Xi LC-2 Version 1st flight
May
2012-019 04.05.2012 AEHF 2 (USA 235) Atlas-5(531) CC SLC-41
2012-020 06.05.2012 TH 1B CZ-2D (2) Jq SLS-2
2012-021 10.05.2012 Yaogan 14
TT 1
CZ-4B TY LC-9
2012-022 15.05.2012 Soyuz-TMA 04M Soyuz-FG TB LC-1/5
2012-023 15.05.2012 JCSat 13
VINASAT 2
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2012-024 17.05.2012 Kosmos 2480 (Yantar-4K2M #8, Kobalt-M #8) Soyuz-U Pl LC-16/2
2012-025 17.05.2012 GCOM-W 1 (Shizuku)
KOMPSat 3 (Arirang 3)
SDS 4
Horyu 2
H-2A-202 Ta YLP-2
2012-026 17.05.2012 Nimiq 6 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-81/24
2012-027 22.05.2012 Dragon C2
Celestis 11
Falcon-9 v1.0 CC SLC-40
2012-F02 23.05.2012 Fajr ? Safir-1B Sem failed / date not yet confirmed
2012-028 26.05.2012 ST 2 (ZX 2A, ChinaSat 2A) CZ-3B/G3 Xi LC-2
2012-029 29.05.2012 Yaogan 15 CZ-4C TY LC-9
June
2012-030 01.06.2012 Intelsat 19 Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2012-031 13.06.2012 Nustar (SMEX 11, Explorer 93) Pegasus-XL Kw, L-1011, RW06/24
2012-032 16.06.2012 SZ 9 CZ-2F/G Jq SLS-1
2012-033 20.06.2012 Quasar 18 (SDS-3 7, USA 236, NROL 38) Atlas-5(401) CC SLC-41
2012-034 29.06.2012 Orion 8 (USA 237, NROL 15) Delta-4H (upg.) CC SLC-37B Version 1st flight
July
2012-035 05.07.2012 Echostar 17 / Jupiter 1
MSG 3 (Meteosat 10)
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2012-036 09.07.2012 SES 5 (Astra 4B) Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-81/24
2012-037 15.07.2012 Soyuz-TMA 05M Soyuz-FG TB LC-1/5
2012-038 21.07.2012 HTV 3 (Kounotori 3)
Raiko
WE WISH
FITSat 1 (Niwaka)
F 1

TechEdSat 1 (TES 1)
H-2B-304 Ta YLP-2
2012-039 22.07.2012 Kanopus-V 1
BKA
Zond-PP
exactView 1 (EV 1)
TET 1
Soyuz-FG Fregat TB LC-31/6
2012-040 25.07.2012 TL 1C CZ-3C Xi LC-2
2012-041 28.07.2012 Gonets-M 3
Gonets-M 4

Kosmos 2481 (Strela-3 #143)
MiR (Yubileyniy 2)
Rokot-KM Pl LC-133/3
August
2012-042 01.08.2012 Progress-M 16M
Sfera-53 (Vektor-T)
Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
2012-043 02.08.2012 Intelsat 20
HYLAS 2
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2012-044 06.08.2012 Telkom 3
Ekspress-MD 2
Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-81/24 Partial failure
2012-045 19.08.2012 Intelsat 21 Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2012-046 30.08.2012 RBSP A → Van Allen Probe A
RBSP B → Van Allen Probe B
Atlas-5(401) CC SLC-41
September
2012-047 09.09.2012 SPOT 6
PROITERES
mRESINS
PSLV-CA Sr FLP
2012-048 13.09.2012 Intruder 10A (NOSS-3 6A, NROL 36, USA 238)
Intruder 10B (NOSS-3 6B, NROL 36, USA 238-2)

Aeneas
SMDC-ONE 2.1 (Able)
SMDC-ONE 2.2 (Baker)
STARE A (Re)
CINEMA 1
CSSWE
CXBN (Unbridled Spirit)
AeroCube 4A
AeroCube 4B
AeroCube 4C
CP 5
OUTSat
Atlas-5(401) Va SLC-3E
2012-049 17.09.2012 METOP B Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M TB LC-31/6
2012-050 18.09.2012 BD-2 M2
BD-2 M5
CZ-3B/G1 Xi LC-2
2012-F03 22.09.2012 ? Fajr ? Safir-1B Sem failed / between 22.09.2012 and 25.10.2012
2012-051 28.09.2012 Astra 2F
GSat 10
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2012-052 29.09.2012 VRSS 1 (Francisco Miranda) CZ-2D (2) Jq SLS-2
October
2012-053 04.10.2012 GPS-2F 3 (Navstar 65, USA 239) Delta-4M+(4,2) CC SLC-37B
2012-054 08.10.2012 Dragon CRS-1
Orbcomm FM101
Falcon-9 v1.0 CC SLC-40 partial failure
2012-055 12.10.2012 Galileo-IOV FM3 (David)
Galileo-IOV FM4 (Sif)
Soyuz-STB Fregat-MT Ko ELS
2012-056 14.10.2012 SJ 9A
SJ 9B
CZ-2C (3) SMA TY LC-9
2012-057 14.10.2012 Intelsat 23 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-81/24
2012-058 23.10.2012 Soyuz-TMA 06M Soyuz-FG TB LC-31/6
2012-059 25.10.2012 BD-2 G6 CZ-3C Xi LC-2
2012-060 31.10.2012 Progress-M 17M Soyuz-U TB LC-1/5
November
2012-061 02.11.2012 Yamal 300K
Luch 5B
Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-81/24
2012-062 10.11.2012 Eutelsat 21B
Star One C3
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2012-063 14.11.2012 Meridian 6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M Pl LC-43/4
2012-064 18.11.2012 HJ 1C
XY 1
FN 1 (HummerSat 1)
FN 1A (HummerSat 1A)
CZ-2C(3) TY LC-9
2012-065 20.11.2012 Echostar 16 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-200/39
2012-066 25.11.2012 Yaogan 16A
Yaogan 16B
Yaogan 16C
CZ-4C Jq SLS-2
2012-067 27.11.2012 ZX 12 (SupremeSat 1) → ZX 15A CZ-3B/G2 Xi LC-2
December
2012-068 02.12.2012 Pléiades-HR 1B Soyuz-STA Fregat Ko ELS
2012-069 03.12.2012 Eutelsat 70B Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2012-070 08.12.2012 Yamal 402 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) TB LC-200/39 partial failure
2012-071 11.12.2012 X-37B OTV-3 (USA 240) Atlas-5(501) CC SLC-41
2012-072 12.12.2012 Kwangmyŏngsŏng 3-2 Unha-3 So
2012-073 18.12.2012 Göktürk 2 CZ-2D (2) Jq SLS-2
2012-074 19.12.2012 Soyuz-TMA 07M Soyuz-FG TB LC-1/5
2012-075 19.12.2012 Skynet 5D
MEXSAT 3 (Bicentenario)
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3

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