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World's orbital launch attempts in 2014 (as of September 5, 2014 ):

 
Country
Launch date
Time of launch
Payload
Payload type
Launch vehicle
Launch site
Launch complex
Launch pad
Status
1
India
Jan. 5
4:18 p.m. local time

GSAT-14

Applications / communications
GSLV-D5 (Mk. II)
Sriharikota
-
-
Success
2
USA
Jan. 6
5:06 p.m. EST

Thaicom-6

Applications / communications
Falcon-9 v.1.1
Cape Canaveral
40
-
Success
3
USA
Jan. 9
1:07:05 p.m. EST
Cygnus (Orb-1)
Manned / cargo supply
Antares
Wallops Island
0A
-
Success
4
USA
Jan. 24
9:33 p.m. EST.
TDRS-L
Applications / Relay
Atlas-5 401
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
-
Success
5
Feb. 5
20:23 Moscow Time
Manned / cargo supply
5
Success
6
Europe
Feb. 6
6:30 p.m. local
ABS-2, Athena-Fidus
Applications / communications
Ariane-5 ECA
-
Success
7
Feb. 15
01:09:03 Moscow Time
Applications / communications
24
Success
8
USA
Feb. 21
8:59 p.m. EST
GPS 2F-5
Applications / navigation
Delta-4-M+ (4,2)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-37B
B
Success
9
Japan
Feb. 27
18:37 GMT
GPM Core, STARS-II, ShindaiSat, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT2, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
Applications / weather forecasting
H-2A (202) F-23
Tanegashima
-
-
Success
10
March 16
03:08:00 Moscow Time
24
Success
11
Europe
March 22
7:04 p.m. local
Astra-5B, Amazonas-4A
Applications / communications
Ariane-5 ECA (VA-216)
-
Success
12
March 24
02:54 Moscow Time
Military / navigation
4
Success
13
March 26
01:17:23 Moscow Time
Manned
5
Success
14
China
March 31
10:46 Beijing Time
Shijian 11-06
Military / experimental
Chang Zheng-2C
Jiuquan
43
603
Success
15
USA
April 3
7:46 a.m. local
DMSP-5D3 F19
Military / weather forecasting
Atlas-5 401 (AV-044)
Vandenberg
SLC-3E
E
Success
16
April 3
6:02:26 p.m. local time
Applications / remote sensing
-
Success
17
India
April 4
17:14 India Time
IRNSS-1B
Application / navigation
PSLV-C24
Sriharikota
-
-
Success
18
April 9
19:26 Moscow Time
Manned / cargo supply
5
Success
19
Israel
April 9
21:59
Ofeq-10 (TecSAR)
Military / remote sensing
Shavit
Palmakhim
-
-
Success
20
USA
April 10
17:45 GMT
NRO L-67
Military
Atlas-5 541
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
41
Success
21
April 16
20:20:00 Moscow Time
Military / reconnaissance
6
Success
22
USA
April 18
3:25 p.m. EDT
Dragon (CRS 3), All-Star (THEIA), SporeSat, TSAT (TestSat-Lite), KickSat (with 104 Sprites), PhoneSat 2.5
Manned / cargo supply
Falcon-9
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
40
Success
23
08:25:00 Moscow Summer Time
24
Success
24
Europe
April 29
10:35:15 p.m. local time
KazEOSat-1
Applications / remote sensing
-
Success
25
May 6
17:49 Moscow Time
Military / reconnaissance
4
Success
26
May 16
01:42 Moscow Summer Time
39
Failure
27
USA
May 16
8:03 p.m. EDT
GPS IIF SV-6 (SVN67)
Applications / navigation
Delta-IV-M+(4,2)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-37B
B
Success
28
USA
May 22
9:09 a.m. EDT
NRO L-33
Military / reconnaissance
Atlas V 401 (AV-046)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
-
Success
29
May 23
09:27:54 Moscow Time
3
Success
30
Japan
May 24
12:05:14 Japan Time
Daichi-2
Applications / Remote-sensing
H-2A
Tanegashima
-
-
Success
31
May 26
14:09:59 Pacific Daylight Time
Eutelsat-3B
Applications / communications
-
-
Success
32
May 28
23:57:41 Moscow Time
Manned
5
Success
33
June 14
21:16:48 Moscow Summer Time
4
Success
34
23:11:17 Moscow Summer Time
KazEOSat-2 (DZZ-MRES), Deimos-2, Hodoyoshi-3, Hodoyoshi-4, BugSat-1, SaudiSat-4, AprizeSat-9, AprizeSat-10, UniSat-6, Tigrisat, AeroCube 6, ANTELSAT, Lemur-1, BRITE-CA 1, BRITE-CA 2, NanosatC-Br1, Duchifat-1, Perseus-M1, Perseus-M2, QB50P1, QB50P, Tablesat-Avrora, Flock-1c (11), POPSAT-HIP 1, PACE, PolyITAN, DTUSat-2
Applications / Remote-sensing
370/13
-
Success
35
India
June 30
09:52 local time
SPOT-7, CanX-4, CanX-5, AISat, Velox-1
Applications / remote sensing
PSLV(CA) C23
Sriharikota
-
-
Success
36
USA
July 2
2:56 a.m. PDT
OCO-2
Applications / remote sensing
Delta-2 (7320-10C)
Vandenberg
SLC-2W
W
Success
37
16:43:52 Moscow Time
-
Success
38
July 8
19:58:28 Moscow Time
Meteor-M No. 2, TechDemoSat-1, SkySat-2, M3MSat mass mockup, MKA-FKI (PN2) Relek, DX1, AISSAT-2, UKube-1
Applications / remote sensing
6
Success
39
3:55:56 p.m. French Guiana time
Applications / communications
-
Success
40
USA
July 13
12:52 p.m. EDT
Cygnus Orb-2 (CRS-2)
Manned / cargo supply
Antares
Wallops Island
LP-0A
-
Success
41
USA
July 14
11:15 a.m. EDT
Orbcomm G2 (6 sats)
Applications / communications
Falcon-9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
42
July 19
00:50:00 Moscow Time
Science / Material science
6
Success
43
July 24
01:44:44 Moscow Summer Time
Manned / cargo supply
5
Success
44
USA
July 28
7:28 p.m. EDT
GSSAP-1, GSSAP-2, ANGELS
Military / inspection
Delta-4 Medium+ (4,2)
Cape Canaveral
37B
B
Success
45
Europe
July 29
20:47 local time
Manned / cargo supply
Ariane-5 ES
3
Success
46
USA
Aug. 2
11:23 p.m. EDT
GPS-2F SV-7
Military / navigation
Atlas-5 401
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
-
Success
47
USA
Aug. 5
4 a.m. EDT
AsiaSat-8
Application / communications
Falcon-9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
48
China
Aug. 9
13:45 Beijing Time
Yaogan Weixing-20 (YG-20)
Military
Chang Zheng-4C
Jiuquan
-
-
Success
49
USA
Aug. 13
11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
WorldView-3
Application / remote sensing
Atlas-5 401
Vandenberg
SLC-3E
E
Success
50
China
Aug. 19
11:15 a.m. Beijing Time
Gaofen-2 (GF-2), BRITE-PL-2 (Heweliusz)
Application / remote sensing
Chang Zheng-4B
Taiyuan
9
-
Success
51
Aug. 22
9:27 a.m. local time
Application / navigation
-
Failure
52
China
Sept. 4
08:15 local time
Chuangxin 1-04, Ling Qiao
Application / communications
Chang Zheng-2D: 1
Jiuquan
43
603
Success

 

The 2014 space launch score card (as of September 5, 2014 ):

-
Country
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Total
Failed
1
Proton-M: 4 (1*)
Soyuz-2-1b/a/ST: 8 (1*)
22
2
2
USA
Atlas-5: 6
Falcon-9: 4
Antares: 2
Delta-4: 3
Delta-2: 1
-
16
0
3
Europe
Ariane-5: 3
Vega: 1
-
-
-
-
4
0
4
China
Chang Zheng-2C: 1
Chang Zheng-4C: 1
Chang Zheng-4B: 1
Chang Zheng-2D: 1
-
-
4
0
5
India
GSLV-D5 (Mk. II): 1
PSLV: 2
-
-
-
-
3
0
6
Japan
H-2A: 2
-
-
-
-
-
2
0
7
Israel
Shavit: 1
-
-
-
-
-
1
0
-
World:
-
-
-
-
-
-
52
2

*Failed launch;

 

PLANNED RUSSIAN SPACE MISSIONS IN 2014:

Sept. 26: A Soyuz-FG rocket to launch Soyuz TMA-14M (No. 714) from Baikonur to the ISS.

Sept. 27: A Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat rocket to launch a classified military payload from Plesetsk.

Sept. 28: A Proton rocket to launch a semi-classified satellite annonced as Luch, but also known as Olymp, which is believed to be for military communications. The launch was previously scheduled for the end of May and for June 5, 2014.

Oct. 8: A Dnepr rocket to launch the Asnaro-1, Hodoyoshi-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME and QSAT-EOS satellites from the Dombarovsky launch site. The mission was previously expected in 2013 and then scheduled for Sept. 18, 2014.

End of October: A Proton rocket to launch Ekspress-AM6 communications satellite for Russian Satellite Communications Company, RSCC. The satellite built by Reshetnev ISS (former NPO PM) was scheduled to be placed at 53 degrees East longitude over the Equator and have a life span of 15 years. The agreement for the mission was reached on Oct. 27, 2009, with the mission originally planned in the third quarter of 2012. During the first half of 2012, the mission was planned for the second quarter of 2013 and by September of that year it was postponed to the third quarter of 2013. By October, the mission was postponed until 2014. The launch was also scheduled for July 4, 2014.

Oct. 28: A Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat rocket to launch the GLONASS-K1 No. 12 (Block K2s) satellite from Pad 4 at Site 43 in Plesetsk.

Oct. 29: A Soyuz-U rocket to launch Progress M-25M from Baikonur to the ISS.

Nov. 24: A Soyuz-FG rocket to launch Soyuz TMA-15M (No. 715) from Baikonur to the ISS.

November: A Soyuz-2-1v/Volga rocket to launch the Kanopus-ST remote-sensing satellite from Pad 4 at Site 43 in Plesetsk.

Late November - early December: A Proton rocket to launch the Astra-2G communications satellite from Baikonur. (The launch was previously expected in September).

Third quarter: A Rockot booster to launch a trio of Gonets-M communications satellites and the DOSAAF-85 experimental satellite from Pad 3 at Site 133 in Plesetsk. (The mission was previously expected in the third quarter of 2014.)

Late December: A Proton rocket to launch the Yamal-401 communications satellite for Gazprom from Baikonur into a geostationary orbit at 90 degrees East longitude over the Equator. The satellite was to be built by Thales Alenia Space with ISS Reshetnev (NPO PM) as a component supplier. The original agreement for the development of the satellite was reached in February 2009 and the launch was expected on the Ariane-5 rocket. However on January 21, 2010, a shareholders meeting of Gazprom Space Systems approved an increased involvement of the Russian industry into the project and switched the launch provider to ILS (Proton). On May 28, 2010, it was announced that the 3,150-kilogram Yamal-401 would be a smaller spacecraft in the Yamal-400 series, enabling its launch directly into the geostationary orbit. Unlike its predecessor in a series, Yamal-401 would be built by ISS Reshetnev, while Thales Alenia Space would provide a communications payload. Both Yamal-400-series satellites were to have an anticipated service life of 15 years and based on the Ekspress-2000 platform. On May 2, 2012, ISS Reshetnev flown the payload module of the satellite to Toulouse, France, for a seven-month integration with the transponders built by Thales Alenia Space. The mission was expected initially expected at the end of 2013, however by that middle of that year, it was postponed. In February 2014, the launch was planned for June of that year.


UNCERTAIN DATES

Oct. 23: A Strela rocket was scheduled to launch the Kondor-E remote-sensing satellite from Silo Facility No. 59 at Site 175 in Baikonur, however in August, Kazakh and Russian sources reported a possible delay citing legal issues in Russian-Kazakh agreements on a drop zone for the first stage of the launch vehicle in Kazakhstan.

Early 2014: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch Persona No. 3 satellite. (As of June 2013, the mission was expected at the end of 2013 - early 2014.)

June 6: A Dnepr booster to launch KOMPSat-3A remote-sensing satellite for South Korea from Dombarovsky-13.

Fourth quarter: A Soyuz-2-1b rocket to launch Resurs-P No. 2 spacecraft from Baikonur (As of mid-2014. As of June 2013, the launch was expected in mid-2014). In August 2014, Kazakh and Russian sources reported a possible delay citing legal issues in Russian-Kazakh agreements on a drop zone for the first stage of the launch vehicle in Kazakhstan.

Postponed from summer 2014: A Soyuz rocket to launch the Baumanets-2 experimental satellite.

June: A Shtil 2.1 submarine-launched rocket to launch a 19-kilogram solar sail demonstrator, along with a constellation of 50 small CubeSat satellites for multi-point and long-duration studies of lower thermosphere of the Earth under QB-50 program into a 330-kilometer orbit, with the inclination 79 degrees toward the Equator. (As of September 2010)

End of 2014: Ukraine to launch a Sich-2M remote-sensing satellite. (As of May 2013)

2014: A Rockot to launch the first new-generation Gonets-M1 satellite for the low-orbital communications network.

2014: A Rockot booster to launch a Lisa Pathfinder satellite from Pad 3 at Site 133 in Plesetsk.

2014: Russia to fly a Vozvrat retrievable capsule. (388)

2014: Russia to launch Kanopus-V No. 3 and No. 4 satellites.

2014: A Tsyklon-4 rocket to fly its first mission from Alcantara, Brazil with Nano-JASMINE payload. In November 2006, the Tsyklon-4 rocket was promised to fly its first mission from Alcantara in 2008. According to a Sept. 19, 2007, statement by the head of the Ukrainian space agency Yu. Alekseev, the mission would take place in 2009. As 2011, the launch was promised in November 2013, however by mid-2012, the mission was delayed to 2014.

2014: Russia to launch a second Geo-IK-2 satellite. (As of June 2013)

Fourth quarter: A Zenit-3SLB/Fregat-SB to launch a Ukrainian Lybid satellite from Baikonur. (As of April 2012. When first announced in 2006, the mission was promised to take place in 2010 and was later expected in September 2011. In April 2010, the launch was promised in April 2012. It was then delayed to the fourth quarter of 2013. In August 2014, Ukrainian space agency said that the spacecraft would be ready for launch in the fourth quater of that year)


Delayed from 2013:

Postponed from end of September 2013: A Soyuz-ST rocket to launch a second quartet of O3b satellites from Kourou, French Guiana. (As of beginning of 2013, the mission was expected in the middle of September of that year.)

Postponed from end of 2013: The Soyuz ST rocket to conduct the second of five missions delivering pairs of Full Operational Capability, FOC, satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation constellation from Kourou.

Postponed from middle of 2013: A Dnepr rocket to carry a PAZ payload from the Dombarovsky 13 launch site.

Postponed from summer 2012: A Proton-M rocket to launch the Garpun military communications satellite for the Russian Ministry of Defense from Baikonur.

Postponed from 2013: An Indian cosmonaut to fly onboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The inter-government agreement for the mission was reached during the visit of the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to India in December 2008.

Postponed from 2013: Russia to introduce a new version of its navigation satellite – GLONASS-K2. (As of November 2010. (438))

Postponed from December 2010: A Proton to launch SkyTerra 2 comsat from Baikonur. The spacecraft was built by Boeing for SkyTerra LLC.

Postponed from 2013: A Soyuz-2/Fregat rocket to launch the sixth Meridian satellite from Pad 4 at Site 43 in Plesetsk.


Postponed from 2012:

Postponed from 2012: A Soyuz rocket to launch the Bars military cartography satellite from Plesetsk.

Postponed from second quarter of 2012: The Tsyklon-2 rocket to launch the last US-P satellite from Baikonur's Site 90. (As of January 2012)

Postponed from 2012: An AzerSat-2 communications satellite to be launched from Baikonur for the government of Azerbaijan. The spacecraft is to be built by Orbital Sciences Corp.

Postponed from 2012 at the earliest: A Soyuz-2-1b to launch the Lotos 14F145 satellite for the Liana electronic intelligence network from Plesetsk. (As of end of 2009)


Postponed from previous years:

Postponed from second half of 2009: A Proton M/Block DM-3 to launch a pair of Yamal-300 satellites from Baikonur.

Postponed from 2009: Russia to launch the TNS-2 nano-satellite developed by RNII KP equipped with magnetic attitude-control system and research payloads.


Canceled missions:

Postponed from 2013: Russia to launch an MKA-FKI No. 3 satellite with a Konus-M gamma-ray payload. (Canceled in 2014).

Postponed from Spring 2012: Originally, the Volna rocket was to launch German Space Agency's European eXPErimental Reentry Testbed, EXPERT, capsule on a suborbital trajectory from a submarine in the Pacific Ocean to the Kura impact range in the Kamchatka Peninsula. As of mid-2011. During 2010, the mission was planned in the summer of 2011. In 2008, the mission was expected in October of 2010. The Russian Navy refused to carry the mission and as of May 2012, ESA was still searching for alternative launch providers in Russia or in the US. As of October 2012, Roskosmos offered a Soyuz-1 launcher for the mission, however two sides still failed to reach an agreement. The payload was thyen moved to the Vega launcher.

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This page is compiled by Anatoly Zak with contributions from George H. Chambers

Last update: September 5, 2014

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Egyptsat2

A Soyuz-U rocket launches Egyptsat-2 satellite on April 16. Click to enlarge. Credit: Roskosmos


Luch-5V

Proton lifts off on April 28 with Luch-5V and KazSat-3 satellites. Click to enlarge. Credit: Roskosmos


2014

A Rockot booster launches a trio of Rodnik satellites on May 23, 2014. Credit: Zvezda TV Channel


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Copyright © 2009 Anatoly Zak

launch

Credit: Zvezda TV channel

A new-generation Angara rocket flew its first test mission on July 9.


Flight

A Soyuz-2-1a rocket lifts off with the Foton-M4 satellite from Pad 31 in Baikonur. Click to enlarge. Credit: Roskosmos


KompSat

A scale model of the Kompsat-3A satellite, which was expected to be launched on Dnepr booster. Copyright © 2010 Anatoly Zak


Sentinel

Europe's Sentinel-3 satellite was expected to fly on a Rockot booster. Copyright © 2010 Anatoly Zak


Myriade

The MYRIADE micro-satellite bus would serve as a platform for French Space Agency's Taranis magnetosphere research mission, scheduled for launch in 2012-2013, possibly on a Russian rocket. Click to enlarge. Copyright © 2009 Anatoly Zak