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Orbital Launches of 2006

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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 Arabsat 4A (Badr 1) Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) Ba LC-200/39 Partial Failure
March
2006-007 11.03.2006 SpainSat 1 (XTAR LANT)
Hotbird 7A → Eurobird 9A → Eutelsat 9A → Hotbird 13E
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2006-008 22.03.2006 ST 5a (NCT 1)
ST 5b (NCT 2)
ST 5c (NCT 3)
Pegasus-XL [L-1011] Va RW30/12
2006-F01 24.03.2006 FalconSat 2 (FS 2) Falcon-1 (dev) Om Version 1st flight
2006-009 30.03.2006 Soyuz-TMA 8 Soyuz-FG Ba 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 1)
FORMOSAT 3B (COSMIC 2)
FORMOSAT 3C (COSMIC 3)
FORMOSAT 3D (COSMIC 4)
FORMOSAT 3E (COSMIC 5)
FORMOSAT 3F (COSMIC 6)
FORMOSAT 3A, ..., 3F (COSMIC 1, ..., 6)
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 Ba LC-1/5
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) → DOD 1 → EWS-G 1 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 Ba LC-1/5
2006-022 17.06.2006 KazSat 1 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Ba LC-200/39
2006-023 18.06.2006 Galaxy 16 Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2006-024 21.06.2006 MITEx A (Wild Geese, 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 Ba LC-1/5
2006-026 25.06.2006 Kosmos 2421 (US-PM #13) Tsiklon-2 Ba LC-90/20
2006-027 28.06.2006 Trumpet 4 (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)
MPLM 1-04 (Leonardo F4)
Shuttle CC SLC-39B
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 (KUTESat 1)
Mea Huaka'i
MEROPE
Ncube 1
Rincon 1
SACRED
SEEDS
AeroCube 1
Dnepr Ba 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 Hotbird 8 → Hotbird 13B Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) Ba 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 (Mugunghwa 5, ANASIS 1) Zenit-3SL (2) SL
September
2006-035 09.09.2006 SJ 8 CZ-2C (3) Jq LC-43/94
2006-036 09.09.2006 Atlantis F27 (STS-115)
ITS-P3/4
Shuttle CC SLC-39B
2006-037 11.09.2006 IGS-Optical 2 H-2A-202 Ta YLP-1
2006-038 12.09.2006 FH 1B (ZX 22A, ChinaSat 22A) CZ-3A Xi LC-2
2006-039 14.09.2006 Kosmos 2423 (Orlets-1 #8, Don #8) Soyuz-U Ba LC-31/6
2006-040 18.09.2006 Soyuz-TMA 9 Soyuz-FG Ba 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 (GPS SVN 52, Navstar 58, 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 Ba LC-31/6 Version 1st flight
2006-045 23.10.2006 Progress-M 58 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
2006-046 23.10.2006 SJ 6-02A
SJ 6-02B
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 Arabsat 4B (Badr 4) Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) Ba LC-200/39
2006-052 17.11.2006 GPS-2RM 3 (GPS SVN 58, Navstar 59, USA 192) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17A
December
2006-053 08.12.2006 FY 2D (FY-2 05) CZ-3A Xi LC-2
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) Ba 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 (11L) Soyuz-2-1a Fregat Pl LC-43/4
2006-062 25.12.2006 Kosmos 2424 (Uragan-M #5, GLONASS-M №715)
Kosmos 2425 (Uragan-M #6, GLONASS-M №716)
Kosmos 2426 (Uragan-M #7, GLONASS-M №717)
Proton-K Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-81/24
2006-063 27.12.2006 COROT Soyuz-2-1b Fregat Ba LC-31/6 Version 1st flight

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
Do = Yasniy site, Dombarovskiy Air Base, Orenburgskaya Oblast', Russia Russia
Jq = Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia, China China
Ka = Kagoshima Space Center / Uchinoura Space Center, Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan Japan
Ko = Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), Kourou, French Guiana French Guiana
Om = Omelek Island, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
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
Sv = Svobodniy (GIK-2), Amurskaya Oblast', Russia Russia
Ta = Tanegashima Space Center, Tanegashima, Japan Japan
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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