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Orbital Launches of 2008

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ID Date Payload(s) Launch Vehicle Site Remark
January
2008-001 15.01.2008 Thuraya 3 Zenit-3SL (1) SL
2008-002 21.01.2008 Ofeq 8 (TECSAR 1, Polaris ?) PSLV-CA Sr FLP
2008-003 28.01.2008 Ekspress-AM 33 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) Ba LC-200/39
February
2008-004 05.02.2008 Progress-M 63 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
2008-005 07.02.2008 Atlantis F29 (STS-122)
COF (Columbus)
Shuttle CC SLC-39A
2008-006 11.02.2008 Thor 5 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) Ba LC-200/39
2008-007 23.02.2008 WINDS (Kizuna) H-2A-2024 Ta YLP-1
March
2008-008 09.03.2008 ATV 1 (Jules Verne) Ariane-5ES Ko ELA-3 Version 1st flight
2008-009 11.03.2008 Endeavour F21 (STS-123)
JLP (JEM-ELM-PS)
Shuttle CC SLC-39A
2008-010 13.03.2008 Trumpet 5 (USA 200, NROL 28, SBIRS HEO-2, TWINS B) Atlas-5(411)¹ Va SLC-3E
2008-011 14.03.2008 AMC 14 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) Ba Partial failure
2008-012 15.03.2008 GPS-2RM 6 (GPS SVN 48, Navstar 62, USA 201) Delta-7925 CC SLC-17A
2008-013 17.03.2008 DirecTV 11 Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2008-014 27.03.2008 SAR-Lupe 4 Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
April
2008-015 08.04.2008 Soyuz-TMA 12 Soyuz-FG Ba LC-1/5
2008-016 14.04.2008 ICO G1 → DBSD G1 → EchoStar G1 Atlas-5(421)¹ CC SLC-41
2008-017 16.04.2008 C/NOFS (P00-3) Pegasus-XL [L-1011] Kw RW06/24
2008-018 18.04.2008 Star One C2
VINASAT 1
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2008-019 25.04.2008 Tianlian-1 01 (TL 1A) CZ-3C Xi LC-2 Version 1st flight
2008-020 26.04.2008 GIOVE B (GSTB v2B, GSAT 0002) Soyuz-FG Fregat Ba LC-31/6
2008-021 28.04.2008 Cartosat 2A
IMS 1
CanX 6
Cute 1.7 + APD 2 (CO 65, OSCAR 65)
CanX 2
Delfi C3 (DO 64, OSCAR 64)
AAUSAT 2
COMPASS 1
SEEDS 2 (CO 66, OSCAR 66)
Rubin 8-AIS
PSLV-CA Sr SLP
2008-022 28.04.2008 AMOS 3 (AMOS 60) Zenit-3SLB Ba LC-45/1 Version 1st flight
May
2008-023 14.05.2008 Progress-M 64 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
2008-024 21.05.2008 Galaxy 18 Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2008-025 23.05.2008 Kosmos 2437 (Strela-3 #137)
Kosmos 2438 (Strela-3 #138)
Kosmos 2439 (Strela-3 #139)
Yubileyniy
Rokot-KM Pl LC-133/3
2008-026 27.05.2008 Feng Yun 3A (FY 3A) CZ-4C TY LC-7
2008-027 31.05.2008 Discovery F-35 (STS-124)
JPM (JEM-PM, Kibo)
Shuttle CC SLC-39A
June
2008-028 09.06.2008 ZX 9 (ChinaSat 9) CZ-3B Xi LC-2
2008-029 11.06.2008 GLAST (FGST, Fermi) Delta-7920H-10L CC SLC-17B
2008-030 12.06.2008 Skynet 5C
Türksat 3A
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2008-031 19.06.2008 Orbcomm FM37 (Q1)
Orbcomm FM38 (Q2)
Orbcomm FM39 (Q3)
Orbcomm FM40 (Q4)
Orbcomm FM41 (Q5)
Orbcomm CDS-3 (Orbcomm FM29, J1)
Orbcomm FM37, ..., FM41
Kosmos-3M KY LC-107
2008-032 20.06.2008 Jason 2 (OSTM) Delta-7320-10C Va SLC-2W
2008-033 26.06.2008 Kosmos 2440 (US-KMO #7) Proton-K Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-81/24
July
2008-034 07.07.2008 ProtoStar 1 -> Intelsat 25
Arabsat 4AR (Badr 6)
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2008-035 16.07.2008 EchoStar 11 Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2008-036 22.07.2008 SAR-Lupe 5 Kosmos-3M Pl LC-132/1
2008-037 26.07.2008 Kosmos 2441 (Persona #1, Kvarts #1) Soyuz-2-1b Pl LC-43/4 Version 1st flight
August
2008-F01 02.08.2008 Trailblazer
PreSat
Nanosail D
Celestis 07
Falcon-1 Om Version 1st flight, Failure
2008-038 14.08.2008 Superbird 7 (Superbird C2)
AMC 21
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2008-F02 17.08.2008 Omid ? Safir-1 Sem Version 1st flight, Failure
2008-039 18.08.2008 Inmarsat-4 F3 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2 mod) Ba LC-200/39
2008-040 29.08.2008 RapidEye 1 (Tachys)
RapidEye 2 (Mati)
RapidEye 3 (Choma)
RapidEye 4 (Choros)
RapidEye 5 (Trochia)
Dnepr Ba LC-109/95
September
2008-041 06.09.2008 HJ 1A
HJ 1B
CZ-2C (3) SMA TY LC-7 Version 1st flight
2008-042 06.09.2008 GeoEye 1 Delta-7420-10C Va SLC-2W
2008-043 10.09.2008 Progress-M 65 Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
2008-044 19.09.2008 Nimiq 4 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) Ba LC-200/39
2008-045 24.09.2008 Galaxy 19 Zenit-3SL (2) SL
2008-046 25.09.2008 Kosmos 2442 (Uragan-M #14, GLONASS-M №724)
Kosmos 2443 (Uragan-M #15, GLONASS-M №725)
Kosmos 2444 (Uragan-M #16, GLONASS-M №726)
Proton-M Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-81/24
2008-047 25.09.2008 Shenzhou 7 (SZ 7)
BanXing 1 (BX 1)
CZ-2F Jq LC-43/91
2008-048 28.09.2008 Ratsat Falcon-1 Om
October
2008-049 01.10.2008 THEOS 1 (Thaichote) Dnepr Do LC-370/13
2008-050 12.10.2008 Soyuz-TMA 13 Soyuz-FG Ba LC-1/5
2008-051 19.10.2008 IBEX (SMEX 10, Explorer 91) Pegasus-XL [Star-27H] [L-1011] Kw RW06/24
2008-052 22.10.2008 Chandrayaan 1
Chandrayaan 1 MIP
PSLV-XL Sr SLP Version 1st flight
2008-053 25.10.2008 SJ 6-03A
SJ 6-03B
CZ-4B TY LC-9
2008-054 25.10.2008 COSMO 3 Delta-7420-10C Va SLC-2W
2008-055 29.10.2008 VENESAT 1 (Simon Bolivar 1) CZ-3B/G2 Xi LC-2
November
2008-056 05.11.2008 Shiyan 3 (SY 3)
CX 1-02
CZ-2D (2) Jq LC-43/94
2008-057 05.11.2008 Astra 1M Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) Ba LC-200/39
2008-058 14.11.2008 Kosmos 2445 (Yantar-4K2M #4, Kobalt-M #4) Soyuz-U Pl LC-16/2
2008-059 15.11.2008 Endeavour F-22 (STS-126)
MPLM 1-05 (Leonardo F5)
PSSC-Testbed 1 (PSSCT 1)
Shuttle CC SLC-39A
2008-060 26.11.2008 Progress-M 01M Soyuz-U Ba LC-1/5
December
2008-061 01.12.2008 Yaogan 4 (JB-6 2) CZ-2D (2) Jq LC-43/94
2008-062 02.12.2008 Kosmos 2446 (US-K #85) Molniya-M (Blok-2BL) Pl LC-16/2
2008-063 10.12.2008 Ciel 2 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2) Ba LC-200/39
2008-064 15.12.2008 Yaogan 5 (JB-10 1 ?) CZ-4B TY LC-9
2008-065 20.12.2008 Hotbird 9 → Hotbird 13C
Eutelsat W2M → Eutelsat 48B → Eutelsat 28B → Eutelsat 48D / Afghansat 1
Ariane-5ECA Ko ELA-3
2008-066 23.12.2008 Feng Yun 2E (Feng Yun 2-06, FY 2E) CZ-3A Xi LC-3
2008-067 25.12.2008 Kosmos 2447 (Uragan-M #17, GLONASS-M №727)
Kosmos 2448 (Uragan-M #18, GLONASS-M №728)
Kosmos 2449 (Uragan-M #19, GLONASS-M №729)
Proton-M Blok-DM-2 Ba LC-81/24

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
Ko = Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), Kourou, French Guiana, France France
Kw = Kwajalein Island, Reagan Test Site (formerly Kwajalein Missile Range), US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA), Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
KY = Kapustin Yar (GTsP-4, GTsMP-4), Volgograd, Russia Russia
Om = Omelek Island, Reagan Test Site (formerly Kwajalein Missile Range), Kwajalein, Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
Pl = Plesetsk (NIIP-53, GIK-1, GNIIP), Russia Russia
Sem = Semnan Satellite Launch Center, Semnan province, Iran Iran
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 Air Force Base, California, USA USA
Xi = Xichang Space Center (Songlin), Sichuan, China China
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