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Orbital Launches of 2002

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ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
2002-001 16.01.2002 Milstar-2 3 (USA 164) Titan-4(01)B Centaur-T CC SLC-40
2002-002 23.01.2002 Insat 3C Ariane-42L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
February
2002-003 04.02.2002 VEP 3
MDS 1 (Tsubasa)
DASH
H-2A-2024 Ta YLP-1 Version 1st flight
2002-004 05.02.2002 HESSI (SMEX 6, Explorer 81) Pegasus-XL [L-1011] CC RW13/31
2002-005 11.02.2002 Iridium 90
Iridium 91
Iridium 94
Iridium 95
Iridium 96
Iridium 90, 91, 94, 95, 96
Delta-7920-10C Va SLC-2W
2002-006 21.02.2002 EchoStar 7 Atlas-3B-DEC CC SLC-36B Version 1st flight
2002-007 23.02.2002 Intelsat 904 Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
2002-008 25.02.2002 Kosmos 2387 (Yantar-4K2 #81, Kobalt #81) Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/3
March
2002-009 01.03.2002 Envisat 1 Ariane-5G Ko ELA-3
2002-010 01.03.2002 Columbia F27 (STS-109) Shuttle CCK LC-39A
2002-011 08.03.2002 TDRS 9 (TDRS I) Atlas-2A CC SLC-36A
2002-012 17.03.2002 GRACE 1 (ESSP 2A)
GRACE 2 (ESSP 2B)
Rokot-KM Pl LC-133/3
2002-013 21.03.2002 Progress-M1 8 Soyuz-U LC-1/5
2002-014 25.03.2002 Shenzhou 3 (SZ 3) CZ-2F Jq LC-43/91
2002-015 29.03.2002 JCSat 8 (JCSat 2A)
Astra 3A
Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
2002-016 30.03.2002 Intelsat 903 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/23
April
2002-017 01.04.2002 Kosmos 2388 (US-K #81) Molniya-M (Blok-2BL) Pl LC-16/2
2002-018 08.04.2002 Atlantis F25 (STS-110 / ISS-8A)
ITS-S0
Shuttle CCK LC-39B
2002-019 16.04.2002 NSS 7 Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
2002-020 25.04.2002 Soyuz-TM 34 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
May
2002-021 04.05.2002 SPOT 5
Idefix
Ariane-42P H10-3 Ko ELA-2
2002-022 04.05.2002 EOS-PM 1 (Aqua) Delta-7920-10L Va SLC-2W
2002-023 07.05.2002 DirecTV 5 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/24
2002-024 15.05.2002 FY 1D
HY 1
CZ-4B TY LC-7
2002-025 28.05.2002 Ofeq 5 Shavit-1 Pa Version 1st flight
2002-026 28.05.2002 Kosmos 2389 (Parus #93) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
June
2002-027 05.06.2002 Intelsat 905 Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
2002-028 05.06.2002 Endeavour F18 (STS-111 / ISS-UF-2)
MPLM 1-03 (Leonardo F3)
Shuttle CCK LC-39A
2002-029 10.06.2002 Ekspress-A 1R (Ekspress-A 4) Proton-K Blok-DM-2M Ba LC-200/39
2002-030 15.06.2002 Galaxy 3C Zenit-3SL (1) SL
2002-031 20.06.2002 Iridium 97
Iridium 98
Rokot-KM Pl LC-133/3
2002-032 24.06.2002 NOAA 17 (M) Titan-2(23)G Star-37XFP-ISS Va SLC-4W
2002-033 26.06.2002 Progress-M 46 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
July
2002-034 03.07.2002 CONTOUR (Discovery 6) Delta-7425 CC SLC-17A
2002-035 05.07.2002 Stellat 5 → Atlantic Bird 3 → Eutelsat 5 West A
N-Star c
Ariane-5G Ko ELA-3
2002-036 08.07.2002 Kosmos 2390 (Strela-3 #131)
Kosmos 2391 (Strela-3 #132)
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
2002-037 25.07.2002 Kosmos 2392 (Araks-N #2) Proton-K Blok-DM-5 Ba LC-81/24
August
2002-038 21.08.2002 Hotbird 6 → Hotbird 13A → Eutelsat 8 West C → Eutelsat 33D → Eutelsat 70D Atlas-5(401) CC SLC-41 Version 1st flight
2002-039 22.08.2002 EchoStar 8 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba
2002-040 28.08.2002 Atlantic Bird 1 → Eutelsat 12 West A → Eutelsat 36 West A → Eutelsat 59A
MSG 1
Ariane-5G Ko ELA-3
September
2002-041 06.09.2002 Intelsat 906 Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
2002-042 10.09.2002 USERS
DRTS (Kodama)
H-2A-2024 Ta YLP-1
2002-043 12.09.2002 METSAT 1 (Kalpana 1) PSLV-G (3) Sr FLP Version 1st flight
2002-F01 15.09.2002 PS 1 ? Kaituozhe-1 TY Failed, Version 1st flight
2002-044 18.09.2002 Hispasat 1D → Hispasat 30W-4 → Hispasat 143W-1 → Hispasat 136W-1 Atlas-2AS CC SLC-36A
2002-045 25.09.2002 Progress-M1 9 Soyuz-FG Ba LC-1/5
2002-046 26.09.2002 Nadezhda 7 (Nadezhda-M #1) Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
October
2002-047 07.10.2002 Atlantis F26 (STS-112 / ISS-9A)
ITS-S1
Shuttle CCK LC-39B
2002-F02 15.10.2002 Foton-M 1 (Foton #13) Soyuz-U Pl LC-43/3 Failed
2002-048 17.10.2002 INTEGRAL Proton-K Blok-DM-2 Ba
2002-049 27.10.2002 ZY-2 02 CZ-4B TY LC-7
2002-050 30.10.2002 Soyuz-TMA 1 Soyuz-FG Ba LC-1/5
November
2002-051 20.11.2002 Eutelsat W5 → Eutelsat 70A → Eutelsat 25C → Eutelsat 33B Delta-4M+(4,2) CC SLC-37B Version 1st flight
2002-052 24.11.2002 Endeavour F19 (STS-113 / ISS-11A)
ITS-P1
MEPSI 1A
MEPSI 1B
Shuttle CCK LC-39A
2002-053 25.11.2002 Astra 1K Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-81/23 Parial failure
2002-054 28.11.2002 AlSat 1
Mozhayets 3
Rubin 3-DSI
Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
December
2002-055 05.12.2002 TDRS 10 (TDRS J) Atlas-2A CC SLC-36A
2002-F03 11.12.2002 Hot Bird 7
Stentor
MFD A
MFD B
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3 Version 1st flight, Failure
2002-056 14.12.2002 ADEOS 2
WEOS
FedSat 1
Micro-Lab-Sat 1
H-2A-202 Ta YLP-1
2002-057 17.12.2002 NSS 6 Ariane-44L H10-3 Ko ELA-2
2002-058 20.12.2002 Rubin 2
Unisat 2
SaudiSat 1c
LatinSat A
LatinSat B

TrailBlazer-2001-Dummy
Dnepr Ba LC-109/95
2002-059 24.12.2002 Kosmos 2393 (US-K #82) Molniya-M (Blok-2BL) Pl LC-16/2
2002-060 25.12.2002 Kosmos 2394 (Uragan #80)
Kosmos 2395 (Uragan #81)
Kosmos 2396 (Uragan #82)
Proton-K Blok-DM-2M Ba LC-81/23
2002-061 29.12.2002 Shenzhou 4 (SZ 4) CZ-2F Jq LC-43/91
2002-062 29.12.2002 Nimiq 2 Proton-M Briz-M (Mod 1) Ba

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
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 near Kiritimati (Christmas Island), 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
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