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Orbital Launches of 1998

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ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
1998-001 07.01.1998 Lunar Prospector (Discovery 3) [Star-Stage-3700S] Athena-2 CC LC-46 Version 1st flight
1998-002 10.01.1998 Skynet 4D Delta-7925 CC LC-17B
1998-F01 22.01.1998 Ofeq 4 Shavit Pa Failure
1998-003 23.01.1998 Endeavour F12 (STS-89) Shuttle CCK LC-39A
1998-004 29.01.1998 Soyuz-TM 27 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1998-005 29.01.1998 Quasar 12 (SDS-2 5, USA 137) Atlas-2A CC SLC-36A
February
1998-006 04.02.1998 Inmarsat-3 F5
Brasilsat B3
Ariane-44LP H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1998-007 10.02.1998 GFO
Orbcomm FM03 (G1)
Orbcomm FM04 (G2)
Celestis 03
Taurus-2210 Va 576E Version 1st flight
1998-008 14.02.1998 Globalstar M001
Globalstar M002
Globalstar M003
Globalstar M004
Globalstar M001, M002, M003, M004
Delta-7420-10C CC LC-17A Version 1st flight
1998-009 17.02.1998 Kosmos 2349 (Yantar-1KFT #19, Kometa #19) Soyuz-U Ba LC-31/6
1998-010 18.02.1998 Iridium 50
Iridium 52
Iridium 53
Iridium 54
Iridium 56
Iridium 50, 52, 53, 54, 56
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1998-011 21.02.1998 COMETS (Kakehashi) H-2 Ta YLP-1 Partial Failure
1998-012 26.02.1998 SNOE (STEDI 1, Explorer 72)
BATSAT (Teledesic T1)
Pegasus-XL [L-1011] Va
1998-013 28.02.1998 Intelsat 806 → NSS 806 Atlas-2AS CC SLC-36B
1998-014 27.02.1998 Hotbird 4 → Nilesat 103 → Atlantic Bird 4 → Eurobird 16 → Eutelsat 16B Ariane-42P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
March
1998-015 14.03.1998 Progress-M 38
VDU 2
Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1998-016 16.03.1998 UFO 8 (USA 138) Atlas-2 CC SLC-36A
1998-017 24.03.1998 SPOT 4 Ariane-40 H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1998-018 25.03.1998 Iridium 51
Iridium 61
CZ-2C (2) SD TY LC-7
1998-019 30.03.1998 Iridium 55
Iridium 57
Iridium 58
Iridium 59
Iridium 60
Iridium 55, 57, 58, 59, 60
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
April
1998-020 02.04.1998 TRACE (SMEX 4, Explorer 73) Pegasus-XL [L-1011] Va RW30/12
1998-021 07.04.1998 Iridium 62
Iridium 63
Iridium 64
Iridium 65
Iridium 66
Iridium 67
Iridium 68
Iridium 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68
Proton-K Blok-DM2 Ba LC-81/23
1998-022 17.04.1998 Columbia F25 (STS-90) Shuttle CCK LC-39B
1998-023 24.04.1998 Globalstar M006
Globalstar M008
Globalstar M014
Globalstar M015
Globalstar M006, M008, M014, M015
Delta-7420-10C CC LC-17A
1998-024 28.04.1998 Nilesat 101
BSat 1b
Ariane-44P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1998-025 29.04.1998 Kosmos 2350 (US-KMO #4) Proton-K Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-200/39
May
1998-026 02.05.1998 Iridium 69
Iridium 71
CZ-2C (2) SD TY LC-7
1998-027 07.05.1998 Kosmos 2351 (US-K #79) Molniya-M (Blok-2BL) Pl LC-16/2
1998-028 07.05.1998 EchoStar 4 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/23
1998-029 09.05.1998 Orion 4 (USA 139) Titan-4(01)B Centaur-T CC LC-40
1998-030 13.05.1998 NOAA 15 (K) Titan-2(23)G Star-37XFP-ISS Va SLC-4W
1998-031 14.05.1998 Progress-M 39 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1998-032 17.05.1998 Iridium 70
Iridium 72
Iridium 73
Iridium 74
Iridium 75
Iridium 70, 72, 73, 74, 75
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1998-033 30.05.1998 Zhongwei 1 → ZX 5A (ChinaSat 5A) → APStar 9A CZ-3B Xi LC-2
June
1998-034 02.06.1998 Discovery F24 (STS-91) Shuttle CCK LC-39A
1998-035 10.06.1998 Thor 3 Delta-7925 CC LC-17A
1998-036 15.06.1998 Kosmos 2352 (Strela-3 #119)
Kosmos 2353 (Strela-3 #120)
Kosmos 2354 (Strela-3 #121)
Kosmos 2355 (Strela-3 #122)
Kosmos 2356 (Strela-3 #123)
Kosmos 2357 (Strela-3 #124)
Kosmos 2352, ..., 2357 (Strela-3 #119, ..., #124)
Tsiklon-3 Pl LC-32/1 Partial Failure
1998-037 18.06.1998 Intelsat 805 Atlas-2AS CC SLC-36A
1998-038 24.06.1998 Kosmos 2358 (Yantar-4K2 #78, Kobalt #78) Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/3
1998-039 25.06.1998 Kosmos 2359 (Yantar-4KS1M #8, Neman #8) Soyuz-U Ba LC-31/6
July
1998-040 01.07.1998 Molniya-3 61L Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-43/3
1998-041 03.07.1998 Planet B [KM-V1] M-5 Ka LP-M
1998-042 07.07.1998 Tubsat N (Tubsat 3)
Tubsat N1 (Tubsat 4)
Shtil 1
Shtil-1 BaS Version 1st flight
1998-043 10.07.1998 Resurs-O1 4 & IRIS 1
TMSat 1 (OSCAR 31, TO 31) → Thai-Paht 1
Techsat 1B
FASat Bravo
Safir 2
WESTPAC 1
Zenit-2 Ba LC-45/1
1998-044 18.07.1998 Sinosat 1 (Xinnuo 1, Intelsat-APR 1) → ZX 5B (ChinaSat 5B) → PSN 5 CZ-3B Xi LC-2
1998-045 28.07.1998 Kosmos 2360 (Tselina-2 #20) Zenit-2 Ba LC-45/1
August
1998-046 02.08.1998 Orbcomm FM13 (B1)
Orbcomm FM14 (B2)
Orbcomm FM15 (B3)
Orbcomm FM16 (B4)
Orbcomm FM17 (B5)
Orbcomm FM18 (B6)
Orbcomm FM19 (B7)
Orbcomm FM20 (B8)
Orbcomm FM13, ..., FM20 (B1, ..., B8)
Pegasus-XL HAPS [L-1011] WI
1998-F02 12.08.1998 Mercury 16 Titan-4(01)A Centaur-T CC LC-41 Failure
1998-047 13.08.1998 Soyuz-TM 28 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1998-048 19.08.1998 Iridium 76
Iridium 78
CZ-2C (2) SD TY LC-7
1998-049 25.08.1998 ST 1 Ariane-44P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1998-F03 27.08.1998 Galaxy 10 Delta-8930 CC LC-17B Version 1st flight, Failure
1998-050 30.08.1998 Astra 2A Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/23
1998-F04 31.08.1998 Kwangmyŏngsŏng 1 (KMS 1) Pekdosan-1 To Version 1st flight, Failure
September
1998-051 08.09.1998 Iridium 77
Iridium 79
Iridium 80
Iridium 81
Iridium 82
Iridium 77, 79, 80, 81, 82
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1998-F05 09.09.1998 Globalstar M005
Globalstar M007
Globalstar M009
Globalstar M010
Globalstar M011
Globalstar M012
Globalstar M013
Globalstar M016
Globalstar M017
Globalstar M018
Globalstar M020
Globalstar M021
Globalstar M005, M007, M009, ..., M013, M016, ..., M018, M020, M021
Zenit-2 Ba LC-45/1 Failure
1998-052 16.09.1998 PAS 7 → Intelsat 7 Ariane-44LP H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1998-053 23.09.1998 Orbcomm FM21 (C1)
Orbcomm FM22 (C2)
Orbcomm FM23 (C3)
Orbcomm FM24 (C4)
Orbcomm FM25 (C5)
Orbcomm FM26 (C6)
Orbcomm FM27 (C7)
Orbcomm FM28 (C8)
Orbcomm FM21, ..., FM28 (C1, ..., C8)
Pegasus-XL HAPS [L-1011] WI
1998-054 28.09.1998 Molniya-1T 91 (Molniya-1T 99L) Molniya-M (Blok-ML) Pl LC-43/3
October
1998-055 03.10.1998 STEX (USA 140)
ATEx-UEB
ATEx-LEB
Taurus-1110 Va 576E
1998-056 05.10.1998 Eutelsat W2
Sirius 3
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1998-057 09.10.1998 Hotbird 5 → Eurobird 2 → Arabsat 2D → Badr 2 → Eutelsat 25A → Eutelsat 4B Atlas-2A CC SLC-36B
1998-058 20.10.1998 UFO 9 (USA 141) Atlas-2A CC SLC-36A
1998-059 21.10.1998 MaqSat 3
ARD *
Ariane-5G Ko ELA-3
1998-060 23.10.1998 SCD 2 Pegasus-H [L-1011] CC RW13/31
1998-061 24.10.1998 DS 1
SEDSat (OSCAR 33, SO 33)
Delta-7326 CC SLC-17A Version 1st flight
1998-062 25.10.1998 Progress-M 40 & Znamya 2.5
Sputnik 41 (RS 18)
Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
1998-063 28.10.1998 Afristar
GE 5 → AMC 5
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1998-064 29.10.1998 Discovery F25 (STS-95)
Spartan 201-F5
PANSAT (S97-D, OSCAR 34, PO 34)
Shuttle CCK LC-39B
November
1998-065 04.11.1998 PAS 8 → Intelsat 88 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/23
1998-066 06.11.1998 Iridium 83
Iridium 84
Iridium 85
Iridium 86
Iridium 87
Iridium 83, 84, 85, 86, 87
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
1998-067 20.11.1998 CM (Zarya, FGB) Proton-K Ba LC-81/23
1998-068 22.11.1998 Bonum 1 Delta-7925 CC SLC-17B
December
1998-069 04.12.1998 Endeavour F13 (STS-88 / ISS-2A)
Node 1
PMA 1
PMA 2
Mightysat 1 (P97-2)
SAC A
Shuttle CC SLC-39A
1998-070 06.12.1998 SATMEX 5 → Eutelsat 115 West A Ariane-42L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1998-071 06.12.1998 SWAS (SMEX 3, Explorer 74) Pegasus-XL [L-1011] Va RW30/12
1998-072 10.12.1998 Nadezhda 5 (Nadezhda #8)
Astrid 2
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1998-073 11.12.1998 Mars Climate Orbiter (MCO) Delta-7425 CC LC-17A Version 1st flight
1998-074 19.12.1998 Iridium 88
Iridium 89
CZ-2C (2) SD TY LC-7
1998-075 22.12.1998 PAS 6B → Intelsat 6B Ariane-42L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
1998-076 24.12.1998 Kosmos 2361 (Parus #90) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
1998-077 30.12.1998 Kosmos 2362 (Uragan #72)
Kosmos 2363 (Uragan #73)
Kosmos 2364 (Uragan #74)
Proton-K Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-200/39

Launch sites:

Ba = Baikonur (Tyuratam, NIIP-5, GIK-5), Tyuratam, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
CC = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
CCK = NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA
Ka = Kagoshima Space Center / Uchinoura Space Center, Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan Japan
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
Ta = Tanegashima Space Center, Tanegashima, Japan Japan
To = Tonghae (Musudan-ri), Hwadae County, Hamgyong Province, North Korea North Korea
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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