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2010 Chronology

2010 January 10 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • MARTI/36.247DR - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Target.

2010 January 11 - . 11:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: DF-11. Launch Vehicle: B-611.
  • Target - . Nation: China. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Target.

2010 January 11 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Urumqi. Launch Vehicle: DF-21.
  • Interceptor - . Nation: China. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). ABM test.

2010 January 14 - .
2010 January 14 - . 06:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Solar.

2010 January 14 - . 07:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Solar.

2010 January 14 - . 07:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-200.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

2010 January 14 - . 07:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 548 km (340 mi). Solar.

2010 January 14 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-200.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

2010 January 15 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Solar.

2010 January 15 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-200.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

2010 January 15 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Solar.

2010 January 15 - . 07:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 523 km (324 mi). Solar.

2010 January 15 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-200.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

2010 January 15 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Solar.

2010 January 16 - . 16:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3C.
  • Beidou G1 - . Payload: Beidou DW3. Mass: 3,800 kg (8,300 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Beidou-GEO. USAF Sat Cat: 36287 . COSPAR: 2010-001A. Apogee: 35,972 km (22,351 mi). Perigee: 35,600 km (22,100 mi). Inclination: 1.8000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. First successful launch in the geostationary component of the Beidou-2 navigation satellite constellation. Stationed at 144.5 deg E..

2010 January 27 - . 08:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Platform: S612. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • TN75 RV x 6 - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). R&D launch.

2010 January 28 - . 00:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Raduga-1M - . Mass: 2,300 kg (5,000 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: KAUR-3. Spacecraft: Raduga-1. Decay Date: 2014-12-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 36358 . COSPAR: 2010-002A. Apogee: 35,591 km (22,115 mi). Perigee: 35,567 km (22,100 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,425.50 min. Second new-generation Globus-M military communications satellite..

2010 January 31 - . 23:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: LV-2.
  • FTG-06 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Target.

2010 January 31 - . 23:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: GBI.
  • FTG-06 EKV - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Manufacturer: OSC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Interceptor.

2010 February 1 - .
  • Constellation program is cancelled, including Ares launch vehicle and Orion manned capsule - . Nation: USA.

    President Obama's provided no budget for Constellation. Instead commercial development of manned spacecraft to provide continued American access to the International Space Station under the COTS and CCDev programs would be encouraged. NASA would instead devote itself to development of propulsion, refuelling, and long-duration manned flight technologies needed for an eventual manned expedition to Mars.


2010 February 3 - . Launch Complex: Damghan. LV Family: Kavoshgar. Launch Vehicle: Nazeat 6H.
  • Kavoshgar-3 - . Nation: Iran. Agency: IRSA. Apogee: 55 km (34 mi). Third in Kavoshgar series of biology missions; Capsule B recovery test with turtles and mice aboard..

2010 February 3 - . 03:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-04M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 404 / ISS-36P. Mass: 7,400 kg (16,300 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 148.42 days. Decay Date: 2010-07-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 36361 . COSPAR: 2010-003A. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi). Perigee: 346 km (214 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Undocked from the Zvezda module of the ISS on 10 May 2010. Conducted free-flight experiments until deorbited at 13:54 GMT on 1 July..

2010 February 3 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • ABL shoots down Black Brant target. - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

    First test of the Airborne Laser against a ballistic rocket in flight. The Terrier Black Brant unguided sounding rocket was destroyed in flight off California. This target was used as a low-cost vehicle representative of foreign solid-propellant short-range missiles.


2010 February 7 - . 05:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: ASLV. Launch Vehicle: Agni 3.
  • Agni III test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi). Range: 3,500 km (2,100 mi). Fourth Agni III test..

2010 February 8 - . 09:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-130 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Behnken, Hire, Patrick, Robinson, Virts, Zamka. Payload: Endeavour F24 / Tranquility / Cupola. Mass: 121,320 kg (267,460 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Behnken, Hire, Patrick, Robinson, Virts, Zamka. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17, STS-130. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 13.75 days. Decay Date: 2010-02-22 03:20:00 . USAF Sat Cat: 36394 . COSPAR: 2010-004A. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi). Perigee: 334 km (207 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Docked with the ISS at 05:06 GMT on 10 February. Primary payloads were the Tranquility module and the Cupola, a robotic control station with six windows around its sides and another in the center, providing a 360-degree view around the station..

2010 February 9 - . 09:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
2010 February 10 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: Also Sprach Zarathustra - . Flight: STS-130. "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss, played for Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick. The song is most widely known as the theme from the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.”.

2010 February 11 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: Beautiful Day - . Flight: STS-130. "Beautiful Day" by U2, played for Mission Specialist Kay Hire..

2010 February 11 - . 15:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • SDO - . Mass: 3,200 kg (7,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Martin. Class: Astronomy. Type: Solar satellite. Spacecraft: SDO. USAF Sat Cat: 36395 . COSPAR: 2010-005A. Apogee: 35,800 km (22,200 mi). Perigee: 35,773 km (22,228 mi). Inclination: 28.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.

    Solar Dynamics Observatory. The Centaur AV-021 upper stage moved from an initial 175 km x 3706 km x 28.7 deg parking orbit to a 2480 km x 35369 km x 28.6 deg transfer orbitand then released the satellite, which used its own R4D thruster to reach geosynchronous orbit.


2010 February 12 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: Firefly - . Flight: STS-130. "Firefly" TV show theme song, “The Ballad of Serenity” by Sonny Rhodes played for Mission Specialist Bob Behnken..

2010 February 12 - .
2010 February 12 - . 00:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. Launch Pad: LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Intelsat 16 - . Payload: Intelsat IS-16 Star-2.4. Mass: 2,060 kg (4,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: ILS. Program: Intelsat. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft: Star bus. USAF Sat Cat: 36397 . COSPAR: 2010-006A. Apogee: 35,797 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,777 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Ku-band satellite providing backup for Sky Latin America service..

2010 February 12 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Pad: Pacific Ocean, Pacific Ocean off San Nicolas Islan. Launch Platform: MLP. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Scud.
  • ABL shoots down Scud target. - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

    First test of the Airborne Laser against a foreign-technology missile target. The ABL destroyed the Scud liquid-fueled short-range ballistic missile launched from a mobile platform at sea. The entire engagement, including atmospheric compensation for the high-energy laser while the ballistic missile's rocket motor was still firing, occurred less than one minute from target launch.


2010 February 12 - . 04:44 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • ABL fails to shoot down second target on same mission. - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). First attempt to engage a second missile in a single mission by the Airborne Laser. A beam misalignment prompted a safe shutdown of the laser system earlier than planned and the Terrier Black Brant unguided sounding rocket was not destroyed..

2010 February 13 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: Too Much Stuff - . Flight: STS-130. "Too Much Stuff" by Delbert McClinton, played for Mission Specialist Stephen Robinson..

2010 February 14 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: Forty Years On - . Flight: STS-130. "Forty Years On" the Harrow School (London) song, for Harrow alumnus Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick..

2010 February 14 - .
  • EVA STS-130-2 - . Crew: Behnken, Patrick. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17, STS-130. Installed ammonia plumbing and connectors between Unity, Destiny and Tranquility and covered them with thermal insulation. Prepared the nadir port on Tranquility for the relocation of the Cupola, and installed handrails on the exterior of Tranquility..

2010 February 15 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: Parabola - . Flight: STS-130. "Parabola" performed by Tool for Mission Specialist Robert Behnken..

2010 February 16 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: Window on the World - . Flight: STS-130. "Window on the World" by Jimmy Buffett, played for Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire. "That song is very appropriate today," said Endeavour mission specialist Kay Hire. "On a day that we'll be working on opening our new window on the world.".

2010 February 16 - . 09:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • NASA 40.025UE - . Nation: USA. Agency: Clemson. Apogee: 803 km (498 mi). Auroral payload.

2010 February 17 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: Oh Yeah - . Flight: STS-130. "Oh Yeah" by Johnny A., played for Mission Specialist Stephen Robinson..

2010 February 17 - .
  • EVA STS-130-3 - . Crew: Behnken, Patrick. EVA Duration: 0.24 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17, STS-130. Installed additional ammonia plumbing between Unity and Tranquility, removed insulation and launch locks from the Cupola, installed additional handrails on the exterior of Tranquility and performed get-ahead tasks to support the installation of a PDGF on .

2010 February 17 - . Launch Site: Fort Wingate. Launch Complex: Fort Wingate LC96. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Juno test vehicle.
  • PAC-3 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 February 18 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - . Flight: STS-130. "I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by Steven Curtis Chapman played for Pilot Terry Virts..

2010 February 19 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: In Wonder - . Flight: STS-130. "In Wonder" by Newsboys, played for Pilot Terry Virts..

2010 February 20 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: The Distance - . Flight: STS-130. "The Distance" by Cake, played for all six astronauts from their flight control team in the Mission Control Center in Houston..

2010 February 21 - .
  • STS-130 - Wakeup Song: Marine Corps Hymn - . Flight: STS-130. "Marine Corps Hymn" played for Commander George Zamka, who is a colonel in the Marine Corps..

2010 February 25 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: FTB.
  • Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

2010 March 1 - . 21:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/DM-2.
  • Cosmos 2459 - . Payload: Uragan-M 24. Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Glonass. USAF Sat Cat: 36400 . COSPAR: 2010-007A. Apogee: 19,217 km (11,940 mi). Perigee: 19,043 km (11,832 mi). Inclination: 64.8000 deg. Period: 675.70 min.
  • Cosmos 2461 - . Payload: Uragan-M 26. Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Glonass. USAF Sat Cat: 36401 . COSPAR: 2010-007B. Apogee: 19,137 km (11,891 mi). Perigee: 19,123 km (11,882 mi). Inclination: 64.8000 deg. Period: 675.70 min.
  • Cosmos 2460 - . Payload: Uragan-M 25. Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Glonass. USAF Sat Cat: 36402 . COSPAR: 2010-007C. Apogee: 19,136 km (11,890 mi). Perigee: 19,124 km (11,883 mi). Inclination: 64.8000 deg. Period: 675.70 min.

2010 March 2 - . 07:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Improved Orion.
  • SSC REXUS 7 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 83 km (51 mi). Aeronomy/Technology payload.

2010 March 3 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560.
  • ATV-DO1 Scramjet - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 46 km (28 mi).

    The booster accelerated the passive scramjet to Mach 6 and sustained Mach 6 +.05 and dynamic pressure (80 + 35 kPa) for seven seconds. These conditions were required for a stable ignition of an active scramjet engine combustor module, planned in the flight of ATV-D2.


2010 March 4 - . 04:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • Sineva 4 RV's - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test launch.

2010 March 4 - . 10:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Improved Orion.
  • SSC REXUS 8/ - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi). Technology payload.

2010 March 4 - . 23:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC37B. Launch Pad: SLC37B. LV Family: Delta IV. Launch Vehicle: Delta 4M+(4,2).
  • GOES 15 - . Mass: 3,240 kg (7,140 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Martin. Program: GOES. Class: Earth. Type: Weather satellite. Spacecraft: HS 601. USAF Sat Cat: 36411 . COSPAR: 2010-008A. Apogee: 35,803 km (22,246 mi). Perigee: 35,770 km (22,220 mi). Inclination: 0.3000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.

2010 March 5 - . 04:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4C.
  • Yaogan 9A - . Mass: 200 kg (440 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Surveillance. Type: ELINT. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 36413 . COSPAR: 2010-009A. Apogee: 1,107 km (687 mi). Perigee: 1,075 km (667 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Period: 107.10 min.
  • Yaogan 9B - . Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Surveillance. Type: ELINT. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 36414 . COSPAR: 2010-009B. Apogee: 1,107 km (687 mi). Perigee: 1,075 km (667 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Period: 107.10 min.
  • Yaogan 9C - . Mass: 200 kg (440 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Surveillance. Type: ELINT. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 36415 . COSPAR: 2010-009C. Apogee: 1,107 km (687 mi). Perigee: 1,074 km (667 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Period: 107.10 min.

2010 March 15 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: S-75. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • AAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

2010 March 17 - .
  • Death of Robert Michael White - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: White, Robert. American test pilot. First person to reach space in a rocketplane on X-15 Flight 62..

2010 March 20 - . 18:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. Launch Pad: LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Echostar 14 - . Mass: 6,380 kg (14,060 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: ILS. Program: Echostar. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 36499 . COSPAR: 2010-010A. Apogee: 35,798 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,774 km (22,228 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.

2010 March 22 - . Launch Site: Woomera. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • HiFire-1 - . Nation: Australia. Agency: DSTO. Apogee: 288 km (178 mi). Hypersonic test.

2010 March 22 - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-25/CC01 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2010 March 26 - . 13:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Castor 4A. Launch Vehicle: Maxus.
  • SSC MAXUS 8 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi). Microgravity payload.

2010 March 27 - . 00:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Test launch.

2010 March 27 - . 00:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: S-75. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Test launch.

2010 March 27 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA1. LV Family: Malemute. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Malemute.
  • NASA 12.067GT - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi). Test launch.

2010 March 27 - . 19:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: ASLV. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Test launch.

2010 April 2 - . 04:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-18 - . Call Sign: Cliff. Crew: Caldwell, Korniyenko, Skvortsov, Aleksandr. Backup Crew: Borisenko, Andrei, Kelly, Scott, Samokutyayev. Payload: Soyuz 7K-STMA s/n 228. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 176.05 days. Decay Date: 2010-04-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 36505 . COSPAR: 2010-011A. Apogee: 361 km (224 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min.

    ISS EO-23. The crew first attempted to depart the ISS on 24 September. However the latches between the Soyuz and the station failed to release. Return to earth the next day was successful, with undocking at 02:03 GMT; deorbit burn at 04:31 GMT; and landing in Kazakhstan at 05:23 GMT.


2010 April 5 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: Find Us Faithful - . Flight: STS-131. "Find Us Faithful" performed by Steve Green. It was played for veteran Mission Specialist Clayton Anderson, who spent 152 days as a member of the Station’s Expedition 15 crew in 2007..

2010 April 5 - .
  • Death of Vitali Ivanovich Sevastyanov at Moscow, Russia - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Sevastyanov. Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 9, Soyuz 18..

2010 April 5 - . 10:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-131 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Anderson, Clayton, Dutton, Mastracchio, Metcalf-Lindenburger, Poindexter, Wilson, Yamazaki. Payload: Discovery F37 /. Mass: 121,047 kg (266,862 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-131. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 15.12 days. Decay Date: 2010-04-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 36507 . COSPAR: 2010-012A. Apogee: 346 km (214 mi). Perigee: 322 km (200 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. Crew: Poindexter;Dutton;Metcalf-Lendenburger;Wilson;Mastracchiio;Yamazaki;Anderson,Clayton. Contingency flight to assure ISS completion; nominal payload EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 3 (ELC3) and EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4)..

2010 April 6 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: I Will Rise - . Flight: STS-131. "I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin, was played for Pilot James P. Dutton Jr..

2010 April 7 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: The Pigeon and a Boy - . Flight: STS-131. "The Pigeon and a Boy" by Joe Hisaishi, played for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki..

2010 April 8 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: Defying Gravity - . Flight: STS-131. "Defying Gravity" , from the musical “Wicked”, sung by Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth, played for Mission Specialist Dottie Metcalf- Lindenburger..

2010 April 8 - . 13:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC109. Launch Pad: LC109/95. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • Cryosat 2 - . Mass: 720 kg (1,580 lb). Nation: Europe. Agency: Makeyev bureau. Class: Earth. Type: Climate satellite. Spacecraft: Cryosat. USAF Sat Cat: 36508 . COSPAR: 2010-013A. Apogee: 724 km (449 mi). Perigee: 713 km (443 mi). Inclination: 92.0000 deg. Period: 99.20 min. Satellite carried a Ku-band radar to study the thickness of the polar ice caps. Launched to fulfill mission of Cryosat 1, which failed to reach orbit in 2005..

2010 April 9 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: We Weren’t Born to Follow - . Flight: STS-131. "We Weren’t Born to Follow" by Bon Jovi, played for Mission Specialist Rick Mastracchio..

2010 April 9 - .
  • EVA STS-131-1 - . Crew: Anderson, Clayton, Mastracchio. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-131. Relocated a new ammonia tank from the Shuttle's payload bay to a temporary stowage location and disconnected the fluid lines to the old ammonia tank on the S1 truss. Retrieved a Japanese seed experiment from the exterior of the Kibo laboratory for return .

2010 April 10 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: Stairway to the Stars - . Flight: STS-131. "Stairway to the Stars" by Ella Fitzgerald, played for Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson..

2010 April 11 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: Because We Believe - . Flight: STS-131. "Because We Believe" , by Andrea Bocelli for Commander Alan G. Poindexter..

2010 April 11 - .
  • EVA STS-131-2 - . Crew: Anderson, Clayton, Mastracchio. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-131. The old ammonia tank was removed from the S1 truss and was replaced with the new tank. The electrical connections to the tank were made, but the fluid lines were deferred to the mission's third EVA due to time constraints since the installation was prolon.

2010 April 12 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: Galileo - . Flight: STS-131. "Galileo" by the Indigo Girls for Mission Specialist Dottie Metcalf- Lindenburger and the rest of the crew..

2010 April 13 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: Miracle of Flight - . Flight: STS-131. "Miracle of Flight" by Mike Hyden, played for Mission Specialist Clayton Anderson..

2010 April 13 - .
  • EVA STS-131-3 - . Crew: Anderson, Clayton, Mastracchio. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-131. The fluid lines were connected to the new ammonia tank and the old tank was moved to the shuttle's payload bay for return to Earth. Micro-meteoroid debris shields from the Quest airlock which were no longer necessary were brought inside the airlock for re.

2010 April 14 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: The Earth in the Color of Lapis Lazuli - . Flight: STS-131. "The Earth in the Color of Lapis Lazuli" by Seiko Matsuda for Naoko Yamazaki..

2010 April 15 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: Stargate - . Flight: STS-131. "Stargate" m Stargate” played for Mission Specialist Rick Mastracchio..

2010 April 15 - . 10:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: GSLV. Launch Vehicle: GSLV Mk II. FAILURE: Third stage failure..
  • Gsat 4 - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft: I-2K. Failed to orbit due to third stage failure. Ka-band communications satellite with a GPS-augmentation navigation transmitter..

2010 April 16 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: Joy - . Flight: STS-131. "Joy" performed by the Newsboys selected for Pilot James P. Dutton Jr..

2010 April 16 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Cosmos 2462 - . Mass: 6,900 kg (15,200 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: KVR. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Yantar. Spacecraft: Yantar-4K1. Duration: 95.76 days. Decay Date: 2010-07-21 . USAF Sat Cat: 36511 . COSPAR: 2010-014A. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi). Perigee: 180 km (110 mi). Inclination: 67.2000 deg. Period: 89.00 min. Recoverable optical surveillance satellite. Secondary recoverable film capsules probably recovered on 9 June and 18 July. Main spacecraft reentry vehicle landed at 09:10 GMT on 21 July 2010..

2010 April 17 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: What a Wonderful World - . Flight: STS-131. "What a Wonderful World" , by Louis Armstrong for Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson..

2010 April 18 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: The Star Spangled Banner - . Flight: STS-131. "The Star Spangled Banner" ,played for Commander Alan G. Poindexter..

2010 April 19 - .
  • STS-131 - Wakeup Song: On the Road Again - . Flight: STS-131. "On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson for the crew..

2010 April 22 - . 23:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 501.
  • USA 212 - . Payload: X-37B OTV 1. Mass: 5,000 kg (11,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Martin. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: X-37. Duration: 224.39 days. USAF Sat Cat: 36514 . COSPAR: 2010-015A. Reusable unmanned military orbital spaceplane. Landed successfully at Vandenberg at 09:16 GMT on 3 December..

2010 April 23 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC8. LV Family: Peacekeeper. Launch Vehicle: Minotaur IV Lite.
  • HTV-2a - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Hypersonic test.

2010 April 24 - . 11:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • SES 1 - . Payload: Star-2.4. Mass: 2,560 kg (5,640 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: ILS. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft: Star bus. USAF Sat Cat: 36516 . COSPAR: 2010-016A. Apogee: 35,793 km (22,240 mi). Perigee: 35,780 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Communications satellite. Replaced AMC-2 and AMC-4 with Ku and C band services to the United States from 101 deg W..

2010 April 27 - . 01:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC132/1. LV Family: R-14. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M.
  • Cosmos 2463 - . Mass: 820 kg (1,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: KVR. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: KAUR-1. Spacecraft: Parus. USAF Sat Cat: 36519 . COSPAR: 2010-017A. Apogee: 1,023 km (635 mi). Perigee: 967 km (600 mi). Inclination: 83.0000 deg. Period: 105.00 min.

2010 April 27 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. Launch Vehicle: FTB.
  • Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

2010 April 28 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-05M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 405 / ISS-37P. Mass: 7,400 kg (16,300 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-18. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 201.00 days. Decay Date: 2010-11-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 36521 . COSPAR: 2010-018A. Apogee: 361 km (224 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. Undocked from the Pirs module of the ISS on 25 October 2010 at 14:22 GMT and was deorbited over the Pacific on 15 November 2010 after three weeks of independent flight..

2010 April 29 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. Launch Vehicle: FTB.
  • Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

2010 May 3 - . 09:47 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • MARTI ABL Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2010 May 3 - . 18:32 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.258UE - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 280 km (170 mi). Solar EUV payload.

2010 May 4 - . 12:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL.
  • SpaceLoft SL-4 - . Nation: USA. Agency: UP Aerospace. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi). Microgravity payload.

2010 May 5 - .
  • Death of Andrei Yevgenyevich Zaitsev - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Zaitsev. Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1985-1996..

2010 May 5 - . 11:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiu Peng. LV Family: NSPO. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket.
  • SR VII - . Nation: Taiwan. Agency: NSPO. Apogee: 287 km (178 mi). Ionosphere payload.

2010 May 8 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-11. Launch Vehicle: Ghaznavi.
2010 May 8 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 1.
2010 May 14 - . 18:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-132 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Antonelli, Bowen, Good, Ham, Reisman, Sellers. Payload: Atlantis F32 / Node 3. Mass: 110,000 kg (240,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 11.77 days. Decay Date: 2010-05-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 36572 . COSPAR: 2010-019A. Apogee: 359 km (223 mi). Perigee: 336 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Crew: Ham;Antonelli;Good;Sellers;Bowen;Reisman. Deliver to the ISS and install Node 3 with Cupola. With this mission ISS assembly was completed..

2010 May 15 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: You’re My Home - . Flight: STS-132. "You’re My Home" performed by Billy Joel. The song was played for Commander Ken Ham..

2010 May 16 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Sweet Home Alabama - . Flight: STS-132. "Sweet Home Alabama" performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd, was played for Tony Antonelli..

2010 May 16 - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-27/CC02 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

2010 May 17 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Alive Again - . Flight: STS-132. "Alive Again" performed by Matt Maher was played for Mike Good..

2010 May 17 - .
  • EVA STS-132-1 - . Crew: Bowen, Reisman. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. Installed a spare space-to-ground Ku-band antenna on the Z1 truss; installed new tool platform on Dextre, and broke torque on bolts holding replacement batteries to the ICC-VLD cargo carrier..

2010 May 17 - . 03:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: ASLV. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Training launch.

2010 May 18 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Macho Man - . Flight: STS-132. "Macho Man" performed by The Village People was played for Garrett Reisman..

2010 May 19 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Start Me Up - . Flight: STS-132. "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones was played for Piers Sellers..

2010 May 19 - .
  • EVA STS-132-2 - . Crew: Bowen, Good. EVA Duration: 0.30 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. Repaired Atlantis' Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS); P6 battery replacement (4 of 6 units); and removed gimbal locks from the Ku-band antenna installed on the first EVA of the mission..

2010 May 20 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Welcome to the Working Week - . Flight: STS-132. "Welcome to the Working Week" by Elvis Costello was played for Stephen Bowen..

2010 May 20 - . 21:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 202.
  • Hayato - . Payload: K-SAT. Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: Mitsubishi. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2010-06-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 36573 . COSPAR: 2010-020A. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi). Perigee: 166 km (103 mi). Inclination: 30.0000 deg. Period: 87.90 min. 1U cubesat for Kagoshima University, released in parking orbit. Failed..
  • Waseda-SAT2 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: Mitsubishi. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2010-07-12 . USAF Sat Cat: 36574 . COSPAR: 2010-020B. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi). Perigee: 177 km (109 mi). Inclination: 30.0000 deg. Period: 88.10 min. 1U cubesat for Waseda University, Tokyo, released in parking orbit. Status unclear..
  • Negai - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: Mitsubishi. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2010-06-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 36575 . COSPAR: 2010-020C. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi). Perigee: 176 km (109 mi). Inclination: 30.0000 deg. Period: 88.20 min. 1U cubesat for Soka University, Tokyo, released in parking orbit. Successful,.
  • Akatsuki - . Payload: Planet-C. Mass: 320 kg (700 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: Mitsubishi. Class: Venus. Type: Venus probe. Spacecraft: Akatsuki. USAF Sat Cat: 36576 . COSPAR: 2010-020D. Venus-orbiting weather satellite with visible, infrared and ultraviolet cameras. Reached Venus on 6 December 2010 but the main engine malfunctioned, preventing the braking burn into Venus orbit. The spacecraft sailed past Venus into solar orbit..
  • Ikaros - . Mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: Mitsubishi. Class: Technology. Type: Solar sail technology satellite. Spacecraft: Ikaros. USAF Sat Cat: 36577 . COSPAR: 2010-020E.

    Solar sail test vehicle. Released in solar orbit 0.72 AU x 1.07 AU x 2.0 deg. Deployed sail by 11 June, and acceleration due to the pressure of the light from the sun was as expected. Flyby of Venus at 80,000 km distance at 07:39 GMT on 8 December 2010 returned images of sail with crescent Vensu in the background.

  • Unitec-1 - . Payload: Shinen. Mass: 16 kg (35 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: Mitsubishi. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Unitec. USAF Sat Cat: 36578 . COSPAR: 2010-020F. Space qualification of university-built computers. Released in solar orbit 0.72 AU x 1.07 AU x 2.0 deg..

2010 May 21 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Traveling Light - . Flight: STS-132. "Traveling Light" performed by JJ Cale was played for Piers Sellers..

2010 May 21 - .
  • EVA STS-132-3 - . Crew: Good, Reisman. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. P6 battery replacement (final 2 of 6 units); installed ammonia "jumpers" at the P4/P5 interface; retrieved a spare PDGF from Atlantis' payload bay and stowed it inside the Quest airlock. The spacewalkers also replenished supplies of EVA tools in toolboxes.

2010 May 21 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.270UG - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 325 km (201 mi). UV Astronomy payload.

2010 May 21 - . 22:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Astra 3B - . Mass: 5,471 kg (12,061 lb). Nation: Luxembourg. Agency: Arianespace. Program: Astra. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 36581 . COSPAR: 2010-021A. Apogee: 35,807 km (22,249 mi). Perigee: 35,765 km (22,223 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Communications satellite with 52 Ku-band transponders; stationed at 23.5 deg E..
  • ComsatBW-2 - . Payload: Spacebus 3000B2. Mass: 2,440 kg (5,370 lb). Nation: Germany. Agency: Arianespace. Program: COMSATBw. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft: Spacebus 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 36582 . COSPAR: 2010-021B. Apogee: 35,792 km (22,240 mi). Perigee: 35,781 km (22,233 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. German military communications satellite..

2010 May 22 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Lord We Have Seen the Rising Sun - . Flight: STS-132. "Lord We Have Seen the Rising Sun" by Matt Redman was played for Mission Specialist Mike Good..

2010 May 23 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: These Are Days - . Flight: STS-132. "These Are Days" performed by 10,000 Maniacs played for Pilot Tony Antonelli..

2010 May 24 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Wallace and Gromit - . Flight: STS-132. "Wallace and Gromit" played for Steve Bowen..

2010 May 25 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Empire State of Mind - . Flight: STS-132. "Empire State of Mind" performed by Jay Z and Alicia Keys was played for Garrett Reisman..

2010 May 25 - .
  • Death of Peter Hervey Longhurst at Somerset - . Nation: UK. Related Persons: Longhurst. British engineer payload specialist astronaut, 1984-1986. Bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the Royal Navy Engineering College, Plymouth, 1966. Commander, Royal Navy. Later became a farmer in Somerset, England..

2010 May 26 - .
  • STS-132 - Wakeup Song: Supermassive Black Hole - . Flight: STS-132. "Supermassive Black Hole" performed by Muse was played for Ken Ham..

2010 May 26 - . 10:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Edwards TL1. Launch Platform: B-52H. LV Family: ATACMS. Launch Vehicle: X-51A.
  • Nation: USA. Apogee: 19 km (11 mi). Air dropped in Point Mugu Drop Zone..

2010 May 28 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC37B. Launch Pad: SLC37B. LV Family: Delta IV. Launch Vehicle: Delta 4M+(4,2).
  • USA 213 - . Payload: Navstar 65 / GPS SVN 62 / IIF-1 / Polaris. Mass: 1,630 kg (3,590 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Boeing. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Navstar. Spacecraft: GPS Block 2F. USAF Sat Cat: 36585 . COSPAR: 2010-022A. Apogee: 20,225 km (12,567 mi). Perigee: 20,188 km (12,544 mi). Inclination: 55.0000 deg. Period: 719.00 min.

    First Block IIF Global Positioning System satellite. Supported the L1M and L2M military GPS channels, the L2C civilian channel and a new L5 civilian channel. Also included a nuclear explosion detection system. The IIF system replaces earlier Block I, Block II, and IIA series built by Rockwell/Seal Beach (now part of Boeing) and Block IIR satellites built by Lockheed Martin/Valley Forge.


2010 June 2 - . 01:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC133/3. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Rokot.
  • Servis 2 - . Mass: 900 kg (1,980 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: KVR. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Servis. USAF Sat Cat: 36588 . COSPAR: 2010-023A. Apogee: 1,212 km (753 mi). Perigee: 1,185 km (736 mi). Inclination: 100.4000 deg. Period: 109.40 min. Space Environment Reliability Verification Integrated System to test usability of off-the-shelf commercial components in place of space-qualified hardware..

2010 June 2 - . 15:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3C.
  • Beidou G3 - . Payload: Beidou DW4. Mass: 3,800 kg (8,300 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Beidou-GEO. USAF Sat Cat: 36590 . COSPAR: 2010-024A. Apogee: 35,796 km (22,242 mi). Perigee: 35,776 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 1.8000 deg. Period: 1,436.00 min. Second successful launch in the geostationary component of the Beidou-2 navigation satellite constellation. Stationed at 84 deg E..

2010 June 3 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Arabsat 5B - . Mass: 5,420 kg (11,940 lb). Nation: Arab States. Agency: ILS. Program: Arabsat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 36592 . COSPAR: 2010-025A. Apogee: 35,804 km (22,247 mi). Perigee: 35,767 km (22,224 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.00 min. Direct-to-home broadcast satellite, stationed at 26 deg E..

2010 June 4 - . 18:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC40. Launch Pad: SLC40. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9.
  • Dragon/Falcon 9 - . Mass: 4,000 kg (8,800 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: SpaceX. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Spacecraft: Dragon. Duration: 23.00 days. Decay Date: 2010-06-27 . USAF Sat Cat: 36595 . COSPAR: 2010-026A. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi). Perigee: 138 km (85 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 87.30 min. First launch of the commercial Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Structural model of Dragon reusable spacecraft. Remained attached to final stage..

2010 June 6 - . 22:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: GBI.
  • BVT-1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Manufacturer: OSC. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Test launch.

2010 June 8 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 738. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV x 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test launch.

2010 June 8 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 738. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV x 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test launch.

2010 June 9 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 738. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV x 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test launch.

2010 June 9 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 738. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV x 8 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test launch.

2010 June 10 - . 18:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Goheung. LV Family: Angara. Launch Vehicle: Naro-1. FAILURE: First stage failure..
  • STSAT-2B - . Mass: 99 kg (218 lb). Nation: Korea South. Agency: KARI. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: STSAT. Science and Technology Satellite with Lyman-alpha imaging solar telescope and laser altimeter..

2010 June 14 - .
  • Death of Leonid Denisovich Kizim - . Nation: Ukraine. Related Persons: Kizim. Ukrainian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EO-5, Salyut 7 EO-3, Mir EO-1. Member of first crew to fly between two space stations during a single mission. 374 cumulative days in space..

2010 June 15 - . 01:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2D.
  • SJ-12 - . Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Military. Type: Anti-satellite system. Spacecraft: SJ-7. USAF Sat Cat: 36596 . COSPAR: 2010-027A. Apogee: 602 km (374 mi). Perigee: 578 km (359 mi). Inclination: 97.7000 deg. Period: 96.50 min. Satellite inspector/interceptor. Carried out a close pass or even came in contact with the SJ-6/3A satellite on 19 August 2010. By 21 September was in a 580 km x 606 km x 97.8 deg orbit..

2010 June 15 - . 14:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Dombarovskiy. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • Picard - . Mass: 100 kg (220 lb). Nation: France. Agency: Makeyev bureau. Class: Astronomy. Type: Solar satellite. Spacecraft: Myriade. USAF Sat Cat: 36598 . COSPAR: 2010-028A. Apogee: 730 km (450 mi). Perigee: 725 km (450 mi). Inclination: 98.3000 deg. Period: 99.30 min. Solar observation payload..
  • Prisma - . Mass: 140 kg (300 lb). Nation: Sweden. Agency: Makeyev bureau. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Prisma. USAF Sat Cat: 36599 . COSPAR: 2010-028B. Apogee: 787 km (489 mi). Perigee: 724 km (449 mi). Inclination: 98.3000 deg. Period: 99.90 min. Prototype Research Instruments and Space Mission technology Advancement satellite to test space rendezvous and formation-flight technologies. Consisted of 140 kg primary satellite and 40 kg target..

2010 June 15 - . 21:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-19 - . Call Sign: Olympus. Crew: Walker, Shannon, Wheelock, Yurchikhin. Backup Crew: Coleman, Catherine, Kondratiyev, Nespoli. Payload: Soyuz 7K-STMA s/n 229. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-19. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 163.30 days. Decay Date: 2010-11-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 36603 . COSPAR: 2010-029A. Apogee: 361 km (224 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min.

    ISS EO-24 crew. The return to earth was reported advanced four days to avoid coinciding with an OSCE conference in Kazakhstan. The crew undocked from the Rassvet module of the ISS at 01:23 GMT on 26 November 2010. There was a leak in the descent module, but ground controllers concluded the return to earth could be conducted safely. The Soyuz made its deorbit burn at 03:55 GMT and landed safely in Kazakhstan at 04:46 GMT.


2010 June 16 - . 10:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • GT200-GM1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi). Operational test launch.

2010 June 18 - . 01:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: S-75. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISFC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 June 21 - . 02:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC109. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • Tandem X - . Mass: 1,350 kg (2,970 lb). Nation: Germany. Agency: Makeyev bureau. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Astrobus. Spacecraft: TerraSar-X. USAF Sat Cat: 36605 . COSPAR: 2010-030A. Apogee: 509 km (316 mi). Perigee: 507 km (315 mi). Inclination: 97.5000 deg. Period: 94.80 min. Radar surveillance satellite with 1-m resolution in spotlight mode..

2010 June 22 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Palmachim. LV Family: Jericho. Launch Vehicle: Shaviyt 1.
  • Ofeq 9 - . Mass: 189 kg (416 lb). Nation: Israel. Agency: ISA. Program: Ofeq. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Ofeq 5. USAF Sat Cat: 36608 . COSPAR: 2010-031A. Apogee: 586 km (364 mi). Perigee: 400 km (240 mi). Inclination: 141.8000 deg. Period: 94.50 min. Israeli optical surveillance satellite..

2010 June 24 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA2. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • NASA 41.088UO - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Educational payload.

2010 June 26 - . 21:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Coms 1 - . Mass: 2,400 kg (5,200 lb). Nation: Korea South. Agency: Arianespace. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 36744 . COSPAR: 2010-032A. Apogee: 35,789 km (22,238 mi). Perigee: 35,783 km (22,234 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite. Weather, oceanography, and communications payloads..
  • Arabsat 5A - . Mass: 4,800 kg (10,500 lb). Nation: Arab States. Agency: Arianespace. Program: Arabsat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 36745 . COSPAR: 2010-032B. Apogee: 35,789 km (22,238 mi). Perigee: 35,783 km (22,234 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Communications satellite with 16 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders, stationed at 30.5 deg E..

2010 June 29 - . 07:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Complex: Barking Sands MLP. Launch Platform: MLP. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Scud.
  • FTT-14 Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). ABM Target.

2010 June 29 - . 07:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Vehicle: THAAD.
  • Low Endo - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

2010 June 30 - . 10:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF04. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • GT201GM RV - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi). Operational test launch.

2010 June 30 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-06M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 406 / ISS-38P. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 67.86 days. Decay Date: 2010-07-14 . USAF Sat Cat: 36748 . COSPAR: 2010-033A. Apogee: 361 km (224 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min.

    First docking attempt with the ISS on 2 July aborted due to radio interference. Successfully docked with the ISS at the Zvezda module on 4 July at 16:17 GMT. Undocked from the Zvezda module of the ISS at 11:21 GMT on 31 August 2010. Conducted experiments in free flight until deorbited at 12:13 GMT on 6 September.


2010 July 7 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-200.
  • Tech Demo Flight - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

2010 July 10 - . 07:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Bay of Biscay Launch Area. Launch Platform: S612. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M51.
  • RV x 6 - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test..

2010 July 10 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. Launch Pad: LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Echostar 15 - . Mass: 5,520 kg (12,160 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: ILS. Program: Echostar. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 36792 . COSPAR: 2010-034A. Apogee: 35,798 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,774 km (22,228 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.00 min. Supported Dish direct-to-home broadcast network to North America..

2010 July 11 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.265UG - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi). Astronomy payload.

2010 July 12 - . 03:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • Cartosat 2B - . Mass: 694 kg (1,530 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Cartographic satellite. Spacecraft: IRS. USAF Sat Cat: 36795 . COSPAR: 2010-035A. Apogee: 647 km (402 mi). Perigee: 629 km (390 mi). Inclination: 98.1000 deg. Period: 97.50 min. Cartography satellite with 0.8 meter resolution..
  • Studsat - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 36796 . COSPAR: 2010-035B. Apogee: 640 km (390 mi). Perigee: 621 km (385 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. ISRO-sponsored Indian student-designed 1U cubesat. First Indian picosatellite..
  • Aissat 1 - . Mass: 6.00 kg (13.20 lb). Nation: Norway. Agency: ISRO. Program: AIS. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 36797 . COSPAR: 2010-035C. Apogee: 636 km (395 mi). Perigee: 620 km (380 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. Satellite-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload to track maritime assets worldwide (all vessels over 300 metric tons are equipped with AIS transponders)..
  • Alsat 2A - . Mass: 116 kg (255 lb). Nation: Algeria. Agency: ISRO. Program: Alsat. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Myriade. USAF Sat Cat: 36798 . COSPAR: 2010-035D. Apogee: 674 km (418 mi). Perigee: 672 km (417 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 98.20 min. Optical surveillance satellite with 2.5 meter panchromatic resolution and 10 meter in 4 band/multispectral mode..
  • Tisat 1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Switzerland. Agency: ISRO. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 36799 . COSPAR: 2010-035E. Apogee: 639 km (397 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. Swiss student 1U cubesat for SUPSI. Successful..

2010 July 15 - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-33/CC03 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2010 July 26 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: S-75. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • AAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 July 26 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. Launch Vehicle: AAD.
  • AAD Interceptor - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

2010 July 26 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. Launch Vehicle: FTB.
  • Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

2010 July 27 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-24-1 - . Crew: Korniyenko, Yurchikhin. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Prepared Rassvet module to allow future Russian vehicles to dock using Kurs automated rendezvous system capability. Routed and mated command and data handling cables on Zvezda and Zarya modules..

2010 July 30 - . 18:21 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.213NS - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 246 km (152 mi). Solar Ultraviolet Magnetograph Investigation..

2010 July 31 - . LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • Prisma Tango - . Payload: Tango. Mass: 40 kg (88 lb). Nation: Sweden. Agency: Makeyev bureau. Class: Technology. Type: Rendezvous technology satellite. Spacecraft: Prisma. USAF Sat Cat: 36827 . COSPAR: 2010-028F. Apogee: 786 km (488 mi). Perigee: 725 km (450 mi). Inclination: 98.3000 deg. Period: 99.90 min. Tango subsatellite separated from the main Prisma satellite Mango on 11 August 2010 at 17:51 GMT to begin formation flying experiments..

2010 July 31 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3A.
  • Beidou IGS 1 - . Payload: Beidou DW5. Mass: 2,600 kg (5,700 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Beidou-IGSO. USAF Sat Cat: 36828 . COSPAR: 2010-036A. Apogee: 35,901 km (22,307 mi). Perigee: 35,680 km (22,170 mi). Inclination: 55.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.30 min. First satellite placed in the Beidou-2 inclined geosynchronous orbit constellation; placed in Plane 1 at 118 deg E..

2010 August 3 - . 15:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Natal. LV Family: FTB. Launch Vehicle: FTI.
  • Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 38 km (23 mi).

2010 August 4 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant X.
  • NASA 12.073GT - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 693 km (430 mi). Qualification test of a new version of the Black Brant's Nikha solid motor..

2010 August 4 - . 20:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Nilesat 201 - . Payload: Spacebus 4000B2. Mass: 3,200 kg (7,000 lb). Nation: Egypt. Agency: Arianespace. Program: Nilesat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Spacebus 4000. USAF Sat Cat: 36830 . COSPAR: 2010-037A. Apogee: 35,804 km (22,247 mi). Perigee: 35,770 km (22,220 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Ku-band/Ka-band direct broadcasting satellite..
  • Rascom QAF 1R - . Payload: RascomQAF-1R. Mass: 3,050 kg (6,720 lb). Nation: Nigeria. Agency: Arianespace. Program: Rascom. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Spacebus 4000. USAF Sat Cat: 36831 . COSPAR: 2010-037B. Apogee: 35,804 km (22,247 mi). Perigee: 35,769 km (22,225 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Ku and C band transponders to provide telecommunications, broadcasting and internet service to Africa for the Regional African Satellite Communications Organization..

2010 August 6 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • RV x4 - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test..

2010 August 6 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • RV x4 - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test..

2010 August 7 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-24-2 - . Crew: Caldwell, Wheelock. EVA Duration: 0.34 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Attempt to replace an ammonia pump module of the station cooling system on the S1 truss failed due to a quick disconnect being stuck..

2010 August 9 - . 22:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4C.
  • Yaogan 10 - . Payload: Yaogan Weixing 10 / Jianbing 5. Mass: 2,700 kg (5,900 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-5. USAF Sat Cat: 36834 . COSPAR: 2010-038A. Apogee: 630 km (390 mi). Perigee: 627 km (389 mi). Inclination: 97.8000 deg. Period: 97.30 min. Radar imaging satellite..

2010 August 11 - .
2010 August 14 - . 11:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 531.
  • USA 214 - . Payload: AEHF 1 / A2100M. Mass: 6,168 kg (13,598 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Martin. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft: AS 2100. USAF Sat Cat: 36868 . COSPAR: 2010-039A. Apogee: 35,807 km (22,249 mi). Perigee: 35,774 km (22,228 mi). Inclination: 4.3700 deg. Period: 1,436.31 min.

    First USAF Advanced EHF communications satellite. Placed in an initial 221 x 50179 km x 22.2 deg geosynchronous transfer orbit by the Atlas Centaur upper stage. However the satellite's main BT-4 engine failed, meaning the secondary hydrazine thrusters were used to much more satellite raise the spacecraft to geosynchronous orbit.


2010 August 16 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-24-4 - . Crew: Caldwell, Wheelock. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Completed installation of replacement ammonia pump of the station cooling system on the S1 truss..

2010 August 20 - . Launch Complex: Damghan. LV Family: R-17. Launch Vehicle: Qiam 1.
  • Shahab RV - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Test mission..

2010 August 23 - . 17:57 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.219US - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 295 km (183 mi). Solar UV payload (Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectropgraph)..

2010 August 24 - . 07:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2D.
  • Tianhui-1 Weixing - . Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Tianhui. USAF Sat Cat: 36985 . COSPAR: 2010-040A. Apogee: 507 km (315 mi). Perigee: 484 km (300 mi). Inclination: 97.4000 deg. Period: 94.50 min. Research, mapping and land resource survey satellite..

2010 August 30 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Vehicle: S-520.
  • S-520-25 - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 309 km (192 mi).

    T-REX Tether Technology Rocket Experiment. The 580 kg payload consisted of three parts: 'mother' and 'daughter' spacecraft connected by a 300-meter-long electrodynamic tether; and the small Tethered Space Robot connected to the daughter. Fell into Pacific Ocean after a ten-minute zero-G flight.


2010 September 1 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Scud.
  • RV - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). ABM target..

2010 September 2 - . 00:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/DM-2.
  • Cosmos 2466 - . Payload: Uragan-M s/n 738. Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Glonass. USAF Sat Cat: 37137 . COSPAR: 2010-041A. Apogee: 19,184 km (11,920 mi). Perigee: 19,076 km (11,853 mi). Inclination: 64.9000 deg. Period: 675.70 min.
  • Cosmos 2465 - . Payload: Uragan-M s/n 737. Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Glonass. USAF Sat Cat: 37138 . COSPAR: 2010-041B. Apogee: 19,221 km (11,943 mi). Perigee: 19,038 km (11,829 mi). Inclination: 64.9000 deg. Period: 675.70 min.
  • Cosmos 2464 - . Payload: Uragan-M s/n 736. Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Glonass. USAF Sat Cat: 37139 . COSPAR: 2010-041C. Apogee: 19,181 km (11,918 mi). Perigee: 19,078 km (11,854 mi). Inclination: 64.9000 deg. Period: 675.70 min. Replenishment of Glonass navigation satellite constellation..

2010 September 4 - . 16:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3BE.
  • Zhongxing 6A - . Payload: Chinasat 6A. Mass: 5,100 kg (11,200 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Program: Chinasat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: DFH-4. USAF Sat Cat: 37150 . COSPAR: 2010-042A. Apogee: 35,795 km (22,241 mi). Perigee: 35,778 km (22,231 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. C and Ku band communications transponders..

2010 September 8 - . 03:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Rokot.
  • Cosmos 2467 - . Payload: Kosmos-2467. Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: KVR. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft: Strela-3. USAF Sat Cat: 37152 . COSPAR: 2010-043A. Apogee: 1,508 km (937 mi). Perigee: 1,495 km (928 mi). Inclination: 82.5000 deg. Period: 116.00 min. Military store-dump communications satellite..
  • Strela 3 - . Payload: Gonets-M. Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: KVR. Program: Strela. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft: Strela-3. USAF Sat Cat: 37153 . COSPAR: 2010-043B. Apogee: 1,510 km (930 mi). Perigee: 1,497 km (930 mi). Inclination: 82.5000 deg. Period: 116.10 min. Civilian store-dump communications satellite..
  • Cosmos 2468 - . Payload: Kosmos-2468. Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: KVR. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft: Strela-3. USAF Sat Cat: 37154 . COSPAR: 2010-043C. Apogee: 1,509 km (937 mi). Perigee: 1,496 km (929 mi). Inclination: 82.5000 deg. Period: 116.00 min. Military store-dump communications satellite..

2010 September 10 - . 10:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-07M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 407 / ISS-39P. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 163.00 days. Decay Date: 2011-02-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 37156 . COSPAR: 2010-044A. Apogee: 355 km (220 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. Docked at the Zvezda module of the ISS at 11:58 GMT on 12 September 2010. Undocked from Zvezda on 20 February 2011 at 13:12 GMT and deorbited over the Pacific at 16:12 GMT..

2010 September 11 - . 11:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 202.
  • Michibiki - . Payload: QZS-1. Mass: 4,100 kg (9,000 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: Mitsubishi. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: DS2000. USAF Sat Cat: 37158 . COSPAR: 2010-045A. Apogee: 38,944 km (24,198 mi). Perigee: 32,632 km (20,276 mi). Inclination: 40.9000 deg. Period: 1,436.20 min.

    Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; carried an L-band navigation package to augment GPS and a C-band transponder for communications. Placed in an inclined geosynchronous orbit that brings nearly overhead of Japan at peak usage hours, providing a better navigation and communications signal to users which normally would have equatorial geosynchronous satellite and medium-earth-orbit navigation satellite signals interfered with by tall buildings or steep canyons.


2010 September 17 - . 10:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF09. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • GT202GM - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi). Operational test. Impacted 320 km southwest of Guam..

2010 September 20 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. Launch Vehicle: FTB.
  • Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

2010 September 21 - . 04:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3E. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 501.
  • USA 215 - . Payload: NROL-41. Nation: USA. Agency: Martin. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft: Topaz. USAF Sat Cat: 37162 . COSPAR: 2010-046A. Apogee: 1,105 km (686 mi). Perigee: 1,102 km (684 mi). Inclination: 123.0000 deg. Believed to be a surveillance radarsat, in an unusual retrograde, higher altitude orbit than previous versions..

2010 September 21 - . 13:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • NASA 41.082NP - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi). Carried SubTEC-III technology experiment..

2010 September 22 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2D.
  • Yaogan 11 - . Payload: Zheda Pixing 1A / Jianbing 6. Mass: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-6. USAF Sat Cat: 37165 . COSPAR: 2010-047A. Apogee: 669 km (415 mi). Perigee: 626 km (388 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.70 min. Carried earth imaging camera..
  • Zheda Pixing 1B - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Zheda Pixing. USAF Sat Cat: 37166 . COSPAR: 2010-047B. Apogee: 657 km (408 mi). Perigee: 622 km (386 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.50 min. Picosatellite testing various systems for later operational satellites..
  • Zheda Pixing 1C - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Zheda Pixing. USAF Sat Cat: 37167 . COSPAR: 2010-047C. Apogee: 657 km (408 mi). Perigee: 623 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.50 min. Picosatellite testing various systems for later operational satellites..

2010 September 30 - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.
  • Cosmos 2469 - . Mass: 1,900 kg (4,100 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: KVR. Class: Surveillance. Type: Early warning satellite. Spacecraft: Oko. USAF Sat Cat: 37170 . COSPAR: 2010-049A. Apogee: 39,609 km (24,611 mi). Perigee: 745 km (462 mi). Inclination: 62.9000 deg. Period: 717.80 min. Early warning satellite..

2010 September 30 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. LV Family: Peacekeeper. Launch Vehicle: Minotaur IV.
  • USA 216 - . Payload: SBSS. Mass: 1,031 kg (2,272 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Manufacturer: Ball. Class: Surveillance. Type: Orbital object tracking satellite. Spacecraft: BCP-2000. USAF Sat Cat: 37168 . COSPAR: 2010-048A. Apogee: 633 km (393 mi). Perigee: 632 km (392 mi). Inclination: 98.0000 deg. Period: 97.40 min. First Space-Based Surveillance Satellite; designed to track satellites and orbital junk from a space-based vantage point..

2010 September 30 - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-39/CC04 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2010 September 30 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: FTB. Launch Vehicle: FTI.
  • Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi).

2010 Oct - . Launch Site: Semnan. LV Family: Sejjil. Launch Vehicle: Sejjil-2.
  • Sejjil-2 - . Nation: Iran. Agency: IR. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

2010 October 1 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3C.
  • Chang'e 2 - . Mass: 2,480 kg (5,460 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Moon. Type: Lunar probe. Spacecraft: DFH-3. USAF Sat Cat: 37174 . COSPAR: 2010-050A.

    China's second lunar orbiter, retasked to an interplanetary explorer. Entered a 119 x 8599 km lunar orbit on 1 October at 03:14 GMT. By 9 October it had maneuvered to its operational 100-km circular lunar orbit. On 9 June 2011, its lunar mission complete, it was maneuvered out of lunar orbit, and arrived at the Sun-Earth L2 Lagrangian point on 25 August 2011. It then followed the interplanetary gravitational superhighway to a 1.02 AU x 1.03 AU x 0.2 deg solar orbit, leading to a flyby of the asteroid Toutatis on 13 December 2012 at 08:30 GMT. It came within 3.2 km of the planetoid and returned detailed images.


2010 October 6 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • JFTM-4 E1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 October 6 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • JFTM-4 E1 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 October 6 - . 00:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4B.
  • SJ-6-04A SJ-6G - . Payload: SJ-6/4A. Mass: 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: SJ-6. USAF Sat Cat: 37179 . COSPAR: 2010-051A. Apogee: 606 km (376 mi). Perigee: 587 km (364 mi). Inclination: 97.7000 deg. Period: 96.60 min. Fourth pair of SJ-6 military surveillance satellites..
  • SJ-6-04B SJ-6H - . Payload: SJ-6/4B. Mass: 200 kg (440 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: CAST2000. USAF Sat Cat: 37180 . COSPAR: 2010-051B. Apogee: 604 km (375 mi). Perigee: 588 km (365 mi). Inclination: 97.7000 deg. Period: 96.60 min.

2010 October 7 - . 03:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: TK-208. LV Family: Topol'. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RV x 3 - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). R&D test..

2010 October 7 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-01M - . Call Sign: Ingul. Crew: Kaleri, Kelly, Scott, Skripochka. Backup Crew: Garan, Kononenko, Volkov, Sergey. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 701. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-01M. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 159.78 days. Decay Date: 2011-03-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 37183 . COSPAR: 2010-052A. Apogee: 355 km (220 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. ISS EO-25 crew. The Soyuz docked at the Poisk module of the ISS at 00:01 GMT on 10 October. The crew entered the spacecraft and undocked at 04:27 GMT on 16 March 2011. Following retrofire and re-entry they landed safely in Kazakhstan at 07:53 GMT..

2010 October 10 - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Complex: Mojave RW12/30. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-41/GF01 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

2010 October 14 - . 18:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • XM-5 - . Payload: Sirius XM-5. Mass: 5,983 kg (13,190 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Sirius. Program: XM. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 37185 . COSPAR: 2010-053A. Apogee: 35,790 km (22,230 mi). Perigee: 35,784 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Fifth direct-broadcast digital radio satellite in the Sirius constellation..

2010 October 19 - . 17:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1A.
  • Globalstar M079 - . Payload: Globalstar-2 M079. Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: RKA. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Proteus. USAF Sat Cat: 37188 . COSPAR: 2010-054A. Apogee: 1,414 km (878 mi). Perigee: 1,413 km (877 mi). Inclination: 52.0000 deg. Period: 114.10 min. First six or 48 new-generation Globalstar-2 satellites that will replace the 44 operational Globalstar satellites already aloft..
  • Globalstar M074 - . Payload: Globalstar-2 M074. Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: RKA. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Proteus. USAF Sat Cat: 37189 . COSPAR: 2010-054B. Apogee: 1,415 km (879 mi). Perigee: 1,413 km (877 mi). Inclination: 52.0000 deg. Period: 114.10 min.
  • Globalstar M076 - . Payload: Globalstar-2 M076. Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: RKA. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Proteus. USAF Sat Cat: 37190 . COSPAR: 2010-054C. Apogee: 1,415 km (879 mi). Perigee: 1,412 km (877 mi). Inclination: 52.0000 deg. Period: 114.10 min.
  • Globalstar M077 - . Payload: Globalstar-2 M077. Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: RKA. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Proteus. USAF Sat Cat: 37191 . COSPAR: 2010-054D. Apogee: 993 km (617 mi). Perigee: 951 km (590 mi). Inclination: 52.0000 deg. Period: 104.50 min.
  • Globalstar M075 - . Payload: Globalstar-2 M075. Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: RKA. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Proteus. USAF Sat Cat: 37192 . COSPAR: 2010-054E. Apogee: 1,414 km (878 mi). Perigee: 1,413 km (877 mi). Inclination: 52.0000 deg. Period: 114.10 min.
  • Globalstar M073 - . Payload: Globalstar-2 M073. Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: RKA. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Proteus. USAF Sat Cat: 37193 . COSPAR: 2010-054F. Apogee: 1,004 km (623 mi). Perigee: 955 km (593 mi). Inclination: 52.0000 deg. Period: 104.70 min.

2010 October 21 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.230DR - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). ABM target..

2010 October 22 - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-43/CC06 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2010 October 22 - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-42/CC05 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2010 October 27 - . 10:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Improved Orion.
  • Mapheus-2 - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 153 km (95 mi). Microgravity payload..

2010 October 27 - . 15:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-08M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 408 / ISS-40P. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-01M, Soyuz TMA-19. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 88.59 days. Decay Date: 2011-01-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 37196 . COSPAR: 2010-055A. Apogee: 355 km (220 mi). Perigee: 352 km (218 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. Undocked from the Pirs module of the ISS at 00:42 GMT on 24 January 2011 and deorbited over the Pacific at 05:16 GMT the same day..

2010 October 28 - . Launch Site: Okhotsk. Launch Platform: K-433. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Volna.
  • RV x 4 - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test..

2010 October 28 - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Complex: Mojave RW12/30. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-44/GF02 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

2010 October 28 - . 09:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Vehicle: Topol'.
  • RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test..

2010 October 28 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-117. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • RV x 4 - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Operational test..

2010 October 28 - . 21:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Eutelsat W3B - . Payload: Spacebus 4000. Mass: 5,370 kg (11,830 lb). Nation: Europe. Program: Eutelsat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Spacebus 4000. USAF Sat Cat: 37206 . COSPAR: 2010-056A. Apogee: 35,769 km (22,225 mi). Perigee: 262 km (162 mi). Inclination: 1.8000 deg. Period: 631.90 min.
  • Bsat 3B - . Payload: A2100A. Mass: 2,060 kg (4,540 lb). Nation: Japan. Program: BSAT. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft: AS 2100. USAF Sat Cat: 37207 . COSPAR: 2010-056B. Apogee: 35,801 km (22,245 mi). Perigee: 35,774 km (22,228 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.

2010 October 29 - . 02:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: TK-208. LV Family: Topol'. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RV x 3 - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). R&D test..

2010 October 29 - . 03:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Castor 4A. Launch Vehicle: MRT.
  • MRT-9 (Sep MRT) - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).
  • MRT-9 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM target. Successful intercept..

2010 October 30 - . 03:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Platform: DDG-174. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: SM-3.
  • Aegis KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Successful ABM test from Japanese Aegis ship..

2010 October 31 - . 16:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3C.
  • Beidou G4 - . Payload: Beidou DW6. Mass: 3,800 kg (8,300 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Beidou-GEO. USAF Sat Cat: 37210 . COSPAR: 2010-057A. Apogee: 35,793 km (22,240 mi). Perigee: 35,781 km (22,233 mi). Inclination: 1.6000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Third successful launch in the geostationary component of the Beidou-2 navigation satellite constellation. Stationed at 160 deg E. These three launches in one year completed that portion of the constellation..

2010 November 2 - . 00:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/3. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1A.
  • Meridian 3 - . Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Glonass. Spacecraft: Meridian. USAF Sat Cat: 37212 . COSPAR: 2010-058A. Apogee: 39,395 km (24,478 mi). Perigee: 957 km (594 mi). Inclination: 62.8000 deg. Period: 717.70 min. Third military communications satellite in this series..

2010 November 5 - . 18:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4C.
  • FY-3B - . Payload: Fengyun 3 (01 B. Mass: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb). Nation: China. Class: Earth. Type: Weather satellite. Spacecraft: FY-3. USAF Sat Cat: 37214 . COSPAR: 2010-059A. Apogee: 828 km (514 mi). Perigee: 825 km (512 mi). Inclination: 98.7000 deg. Period: 101.40 min. Second polar orbiting FY-3 weather satellite..

2010 November 6 - . 02:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2W. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7420-10C.
  • Cosmo-SkyMed 4 - . Mass: 1,900 kg (4,100 lb). Nation: Italy. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Prima. Spacecraft: Cosmo-SkyMed. USAF Sat Cat: 37216 . COSPAR: 2010-060A. Apogee: 623 km (387 mi). Perigee: 622 km (386 mi). Inclination: 97.9000 deg. Period: 97.20 min. X-band radar satellite..

2010 November 12 - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B14 - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2010 November 14 - . 17:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Skyterra 1 - . Payload: BSS-GEM. Mass: 5,400 kg (11,900 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft: HS 702. USAF Sat Cat: 37218 . COSPAR: 2010-061A. Apogee: 35,802 km (22,246 mi). Perigee: 35,772 km (22,227 mi). Inclination: 6.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. GeoMobile class satellite with a 22-meter L-band reflector..

2010 November 15 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-25-1 - . Crew: Skripochka, Yurchikhin. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-01M, Soyuz TMA-19. Removed and installed various equipment items and experiments on the exterior of the Russian Zvezda, Poisk, Zarya, and Pirs modules..

2010 November 17 - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Complex: Mojave RW12/30. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-45/GF03 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

2010 November 20 - . 01:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Peacekeeper. Launch Vehicle: Minotaur IV.
  • USA 217 - . Payload: STPSat-2 SIV. Mass: 135 kg (297 lb). Nation: USA. Manufacturer: AeroAstro. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Astro-200. USAF Sat Cat: 37222 . COSPAR: 2010-062A. Technology experiments. Lead satellite of USAF Space Test Program mission S26..
  • USA 218 - . Payload: RAX. Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 37223 . COSPAR: 2010-062B. Radio Aurora Explorer, a National Science Foundation 3U cubesat, built by the University of Michigan, to study the aurora by picking up ground-based radar signals..
  • USA 219 - . Payload: O/OREOS. Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Biology. Type: Biology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 37224 . COSPAR: 2010-062C. 3U cubesat by NASA-Ames with life science experiments to study microbes in free fall and the effects of ultraviolet light on organic materials..
  • USA 220 - . Payload: Fastsat-HSV. Mass: 140 kg (300 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Fastsat. USAF Sat Cat: 37225 . COSPAR: 2010-062D. Developed by NASA-Marshall and subcontractors in Huntsville; carried ionospheric and atmospheric experiments, a USAF experiment, and the Nanosail-D2 solar sail..
  • USA 221 - . Payload: Falconsat-5. Mass: 161 kg (354 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Falconsat. USAF Sat Cat: 37226 . COSPAR: 2010-062E. US Air Force Academy satellite with experiments to study plasma and the ionosphere..
  • USA 222 - . Payload: Fastrac 1. Mass: 30 kg (66 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Fastrac. Spacecraft: Fastrac satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 37227 . COSPAR: 2010-062F. Developed by University of Texas at Austin with USAF funding for formation flying experiments..
  • USA 228 - . Payload: Fastrac 2. Mass: 30 kg (66 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Fastrac. Spacecraft: Fastrac satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 37380 . COSPAR: 2010-062M. Developed by University of Texas at Austin with USAF funding for formation flying experiments..
  • Ballast A - . Payload: S26 Ballast A. Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 37230 . COSPAR: 2010-062J.
  • Ballast B - . Payload: S26 Ballast B. Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 37231 . COSPAR: 2010-062K.
  • Nanosail-D - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 37361 . COSPAR: 2010-062L. 3U cubesat for NASA with 3-m span solar sail; ejected from USA 220 on 18 January 2011 unexpectedly after earlier ejection efforts failed..

2010 November 21 - . 22:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC37B. Launch Pad: SLC37B. LV Family: Delta IV. Launch Vehicle: Delta 4H.
  • USA 223 - . Payload: Orion 7 / NROL-32. Mass: 5,400 kg (11,900 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: ELINT. Spacecraft: Advanced Orion. USAF Sat Cat: 37232 . COSPAR: 2010-063A. Apogee: 35,800 km (22,200 mi). Perigee: 35,800 km (22,200 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.00 min. Probable geosynchronous signals intelligence satellite..

2010 November 24 - . 16:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3A.
  • Zhongxing 20A - . Payload: Chinasat 20A / Shentong 1-2. Mass: 2,300 kg (5,000 lb). Nation: China. Program: Chinasat. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft: DFH-3. USAF Sat Cat: 37234 . COSPAR: 2010-064A. Apogee: 35,795 km (22,241 mi). Perigee: 35,778 km (22,231 mi). Inclination: 0.4000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Second of the Shentong series operated by the Chinese Army to provide secure voice and data communications services for ground users using Ku-band..

2010 November 25 - . 04:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: ASLV. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni I RV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Test mission..

2010 November 26 - . 18:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Hylas 1 - . Mass: 2,570 kg (5,660 lb). Nation: UK. Manufacturer: ISRO. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: I-2K. USAF Sat Cat: 37237 . COSPAR: 2010-065A. Apogee: 36,052 km (22,401 mi). Perigee: 35,522 km (22,072 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Ka band communications; 2570 kg loaded / 1125 kg unfuelled..
  • Intelsat 17 - . Payload: Intelsat IS-17. Mass: 5,393 kg (11,889 lb). Nation: USA. Program: Intelsat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 37238 . COSPAR: 2010-065B. Apogee: 35,803 km (22,246 mi). Perigee: 35,770 km (22,220 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Communications satellite to be stationed at 66 deg E over the Indian Ocean; 5540 kg loaded / 2393 kg unfuelled..

2010 December 4 - . 04:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Improved Orion.
  • ECOMA 7 - . Nation: Germany, Norway. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi). Meteor dust payload..

2010 December 5 - . 19:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Vehicle: Topol'.
  • Topol RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test mission, impacting in Sary Shagan range..

2010 December 6 - . 10:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/DM-3. FAILURE: Block DM-3 upper stage was loaded with 1500 kg excess liquid oxygen in error. This caused a 100 m/s shortfall in the third stage burn into parking orbit. The upper stages and payload reentered over the Pacific.. Failed Stage: U.
  • Glonass-M - . Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Glonass. The launch was to have allowed the Glonass communications network to receive full operational status after a multi-year replenishment effort. The failure led to several high-level sackings..
  • Glonass-M - . Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Glonass.
  • Glonass-M - . Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Glonass.

2010 December 6 - . 17:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Improved Orion.
  • Maracati 2 - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 103 km (64 mi). Range test prior to Microg 1A launch..

2010 December 6 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • NASA 41.087NT - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). JPL technology mission to refine methods for planetary lander terrain recognition..

2010 December 8 - . 15:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC40. Launch Pad: SLC40. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9.
  • Dragon C1 - . Mass: 6,650 kg (14,660 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Spacecraft: Dragon. Duration: 0.14 days. Decay Date: 2010-01-12 . USAF Sat Cat: 37244 . COSPAR: 2010-066A. Apogee: 306 km (190 mi). Perigee: 281 km (174 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 90.40 min. First test of the Dragon recoverable spacecraft. Splashed down and successfully recovered in the Pacific Ocean 800 km west of Mexico after a 3 hour 20 minute mission..
  • QBX2 - . Payload: QbX-2. Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2011-12-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 37245 . COSPAR: 2010-066B. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi). Perigee: 173 km (107 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 88.10 min. 3U cubesat built by Pumpkin Inc of San Francisco for the National Reconaissance Office's Colony-1 technology development project. Successful..
  • SMDC One - . Payload: SMDC-One. Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2011-12-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 37246 . COSPAR: 2010-066C. Apogee: 184 km (114 mi). Perigee: 173 km (107 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 88.10 min. Operational Nanosatellite Experiment for the US Army Space and Missile Defense Center.
  • Perseus 003 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2010-01-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 37247 . COSPAR: 2010-066D. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi). Perigee: 179 km (111 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 88.20 min. Los Alamos National Laboratory cubesat, perhaps for ionospheric monitoring..
  • Perseus 001 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2010-12-30 . USAF Sat Cat: 37248 . COSPAR: 2010-066E. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi). Perigee: 176 km (109 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 88.10 min. Los Alamos National Laboratory cubesat, perhaps for ionospheric monitoring..
  • QBX1 - . Payload: QbX-1. Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2011-12-30 . USAF Sat Cat: 37249 . COSPAR: 2010-066F. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi). Perigee: 185 km (114 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 88.30 min. 3U cubesat satellite built by Pumpkin Inc of San Francisco for the National Reconaissance Office's Colony-1 technology development project. Successful..
  • Perseus 002 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2010-12-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 37250 . COSPAR: 2010-066G. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi). Perigee: 183 km (113 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 88.20 min. Los Alamos National Laboratory cubesat, perhaps for ionospheric monitoring..
  • Perseus 000 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2010-12-30 . USAF Sat Cat: 37251 . COSPAR: 2010-066H. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi). Perigee: 180 km (110 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 88.20 min. Los Alamos National Laboratory cubesat, perhaps for ionospheric monitoring..
  • Mayflower - . Payload: Caerus/Mayflower. Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2010-12-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 37252 . COSPAR: 2010-066J. Apogee: 194 km (120 mi). Perigee: 179 km (111 mi). Inclination: 34.5000 deg. Period: 88.20 min.

    Experiment for Northrop Grumman NovaWorks and the University of Southern California. 3U cubesat with deployable solar panels composed of a Northrop Grumman's 2-unit Mayflower Next Generation Technology Nanosat and University of Southern California's 1-unit cubesat.


2010 December 10 - . 04:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: ASLV. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2P.
  • Agni RV? - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

2010 December 12 - . 06:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant XII.
  • NASA 40.026UE - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi). Aurora payload..

2010 December 12 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • MICROG 1A - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 242 km (150 mi). Microgravity payload..

2010 December 13 - . 03:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Improved Orion.
  • ECOMA 8 - . Nation: Germany, Norway. Apogee: 138 km (85 mi). Meteor dust payload..

2010 December 15 - . 19:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-20 - . Call Sign: Varyag. Crew: Coleman, Catherine, Kondratiyev, Nespoli. Backup Crew: Fossum, Furukawa, Ivanishin. Payload: Soyuz 7K-STMA s/n 230. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-20. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 159.30 days. Decay Date: 2011-05-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 37254 . COSPAR: 2010-067A. Apogee: 355 km (220 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min.

    ISS EO-26 crew. Docked at the Rassvet module of the ISS at 20:11 GMT on 17 December. The crew boarded Soyuz TMA-20 and undocked at 21:35 GMT on 23 May 2011. They pulled back 200 m from the station, then took comprehensive photography of the station until 22:17 as it rotated before them. After departure from the visinity of the station, the Soyuz fired its engines at 01:36 GMT on 24 May to start the descent into the atmosphere. The orbital module and service modules separated from the descent module at 02:01 GMT. The crew landed safely in Kazakhstan at 02:27 GMT.


2010 December 15 - . 19:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein Meck. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: LV-2.
  • FTG-06A Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). ABM target..

2010 December 15 - . 20:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF23. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: GBI.
  • FTG-06A KV - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Manufacturer: OSC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). ABM test..
  • GMD FTG-06a - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Manufacturer: OSC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2010 December 17 - . 20:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3A.
  • Beidou IGS 2 - . Payload: Beidou DW7. Mass: 2,600 kg (5,700 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SISE. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: Beidou-IGSO. USAF Sat Cat: 37256 . COSPAR: 2010-068A. Apogee: 35,857 km (22,280 mi). Perigee: 35,722 km (22,196 mi). Inclination: 55.2000 deg. Period: 1,436.20 min. Second satellite placed in the Beidou-2 inclined geosynchronous orbit constellation; placed in Plane 1 at 118 deg E..

2010 December 19 - . 02:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Improved Orion.
  • ECOMA 9 - . Nation: Germany, Norway. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi). Meteor dust payload..

2010 December 21 - . Launch Site: Tilla. LV Family: Nodong 1. Launch Vehicle: Ghauri.
2010 December 22 - . 02:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: S-75. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISFC. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2010 December 22 - . 03:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: S-75. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISFC. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2010 December 25 - . 10:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLP. Launch Vehicle: GSLV. FAILURE: Destroyed at T+60 seconds after guidance commands from on-board computer to steering system of strapon boosters were cut off.. Failed Stage: 0.
  • Gsat 5P - . Mass: 2,310 kg (5,090 lb). Nation: India. Program: Insat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: I-2K. Vehicle reached only 15 km. First use of stretched cryogenic third state. Gsat-5P communications satellite destroyed..

2010 December 26 - . 21:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. Launch Pad: LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Ka Sat - . Payload: KA-SAT . Mass: 6,150 kg (13,550 lb). Nation: Europe. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 37258 . COSPAR: 2010-069A. Apogee: 35,788 km (22,237 mi). Perigee: 35,784 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Ka band communications with 80 spot beams; 6150 kg loaded / 3200 kg unfuelled..

2010 December 29 - . 21:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Hispasat 1E - . Mass: 5,320 kg (11,720 lb). Nation: Spain. Agency: Hispasat. Program: Hispasat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 37264 . COSPAR: 2010-070A. Apogee: 35,790 km (22,230 mi). Perigee: 35,785 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Ku band communications; 5320 kg loaded / 2175 kg unfuelled..
  • Koreasat 6 - . Payload: Star-2. Mass: 2,850 kg (6,280 lb). Nation: Korea South. Program: Koreasat. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft: Star bus. USAF Sat Cat: 37265 . COSPAR: 2010-070B. Apogee: 35,827 km (22,261 mi). Perigee: 35,783 km (22,234 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,437.00 min. Ku band communications; 2850 kg loaded / 1150 kg unfuelled..


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