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2014 Chronology

2014 January 3 - . Launch Site: Palmachim. LV Family: Arrow. Launch Vehicle: Arrow 3.
  • Arrow KV - . Nation: Israel. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Missile test.

2014 January 5 - . 10:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLP. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: GSLV Mk II.
  • GSAT-14 - . Mass: 1,982 kg (4,369 lb). Nation: India. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-2K. Spacecraft: I-2K. USAF Sat Cat: 39498 . COSPAR: 2014-001A. Apogee: 35,789 km (22,238 mi). Perigee: 35,784 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0800 deg. Period: 1,436.09 min.

    Carried C and Ku band communications payloads, and Ka-band beacons for a propagation study. The launch vehicle put the satellite in an initial 182 km x 35,755 km x 19.4 deg geostationary transfer orbit. By January 7 its onboard apogee engine had placed it in a 32,543 x 35,741 km x 0.7 deg subsynchronous orbit on the way to GEO. By February 4 it was on station at 73.9 deg E.


2014 January 6 - . 22:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC40. Launch Pad: SLC40. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9.
  • Thaicom 6 - . Mass: 3,016 kg (6,649 lb). Nation: Thailand. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Orbital star. Spacecraft: Orbital star. USAF Sat Cat: 39500 . COSPAR: 2014-002A. Apogee: 35,806 km (22,248 mi). Perigee: 35,767 km (22,224 mi). Inclination: 0.0700 deg. Period: 1,436.09 min.

    Thaicom Plc of Bangkok communications satellite with Ku and C-band payloads for coverage of southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The initial burn of the Falcon 9 second stage reached a 197 x 497 km parking orbit, and a second burn sent the Thaicom 6 payload to a 375 x 90,039 km x 22.5 deg supersync transfer orbit. By February 3 the satellite had manuevered to a 35,784 x 35,789 km x 0.1 deg geostationary orbit over 78.4 deg East.


2014 January 7 - . 04:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi 2.
  • Test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISFC. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

2014 January 9 - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2C.
  • Hypersonic RV - . Nation: China. Agency: PLA2AC. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2014 January 9 - . 18:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA0A. LV Family: Antares LV. Launch Vehicle: Antares 120.
  • Orb-1 SS C Gordon Fullerton - . Mass: 4,127 kg (9,098 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: OSC. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Cygnus. Spacecraft: Cygnus. Duration: 41.00 days. Decay Date: 2014-02-19 . USAF Sat Cat: 39502 . COSPAR: 2014-003A. Apogee: 407 km (252 mi). Perigee: 402 km (249 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 92.66 min.

    Delivered 1,261 kg of cargo to the ISS. The Cygnus cargo ship SS C. Gordon Fullerton entered an initial 221 x 259 km x 51.6 deg orbit to begin its rendezvous sequence with ISS. Arrived at 250 metres from ISS at 10:01 GMT January 12; moved in to the 10 m capture position; then captured by the Canadarm-2 at 11:08 GMT and berthed on the Harmony module's nadir port at 13:05 GMT. It contained 1465 kg of cargo for ISS, including two bags with a total mas of 152 kg containing a set of 28 Dove 3U Earth-observing cubesats (about 5 kg each) for Planet Labs and five 1U/2U cubesats. Unberthed from the Harmony module and released by the robot arm at 11:42 GMT 18 February. After two orbital maneuvers Cygnus underwent destructive reentry over the Pacific with loss of signal at 18:23 GMT February 19. First launch of Orbital's Antares 120 variant, with a more powerful ATK Castor 30B second stage replacing the Castor 30 used on earlier flights.


2014 January 10 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Complex: Mojave RW12/30. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-147/PF03 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 22 km (13 mi).

2014 January 10 - . 16:11 GMT - .
2014 January 15 - . 09:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • FTX-18 target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi). ABM Target.

2014 January 15 - . 09:09 GMT - . LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • FTX-18 target - . Nation: USA. ABM Target.

2014 January 15 - . 09:09 GMT - . LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • FTX-18 target - . Nation: USA. ABM Target.

2014 January 17 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Mojave. Launch Complex: Mojave RW12/30. Launch Platform: WK2. LV Family: Spaceship. Launch Vehicle: Spaceship Two.
  • WK2-149/GF28 51 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SCAL. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

2014 January 20 - . 05:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: ASLV. Launch Vehicle: Agni 4.
  • Agni 4 RV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 900 km (550 mi). Missile test.

2014 January 24 - . 02:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • TDRS 12 - . Payload: HS 601HP. Mass: 3,454 kg (7,614 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: HS 601. Spacecraft: HS 601. USAF Sat Cat: 39504 . COSPAR: 2014-004A. Apogee: 35,799 km (22,244 mi). Perigee: 35,774 km (22,228 mi). Inclination: 6.9200 deg. Period: 1,436.09 min.

    NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite; provided space-to-space relays, channelling high bandwidth data from spacecraft to the ground. TDRS 12 was the second replenishment satellite in the third generation of the TDRS system, using a high power version of the BSS-601HP satellite bus. By February 4 TDRS 12 was in a 35,780 x 35,795 km x 7.0 deg inclined geostationary orbit over 150.0 deg West.


2014 January 27 - .
  • EVA ISS VKD-37a - . Crew: Kotov, Ryazansky. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS.

    The crew performed a rerun of December's attempt to install the UrtheCast video cameras outside the Zvezda module. This time the cameras were left outside, and the high resolution camera was returning telemetry; the medium resolution camera, however, is still not working.


2014 February 5 - . 16:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Progress M-22M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 422 / ISS-54P. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 72.00 days. Decay Date: 2014-04-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 39506 . COSPAR: 2014-005A. Apogee: 418 km (259 mi). Perigee: 361 km (224 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.34 min.

    ISS mission 54P; docked at the Pirs module of the ISS at 22:22 GMT the same day as launch. Undocked from the Pirs module at 13:58 GMT April 7; it remained in a 360 x 417 km orbit for Radar-Progress ionospheric studies until April 18, when it was deorbited over the Pacific.


2014 February 6 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • ABS 2 - . Mass: 6,330 kg (13,950 lb). Nation: China. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: FS-1300. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 39508 . COSPAR: 2014-006A. Apogee: 35,801 km (22,245 mi). Perigee: 35,772 km (22,227 mi). Inclination: 0.0300 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.

    Communications satellite for Hong-Kong-based Asia Broadcast Satellite. Stationed at 75 deg E, serving four continents: 6 dedicated high powered Ku-band beams for DTH services in the Eastern Hemisphere; C-band beams for Africa and SE Asia connectivity requirements; Ka-band beam targeting the MENA region for commercial and military applications.

  • Athena-Fidus - . Payload: Spacebus-4000B2. Mass: 3,080 kg (6,790 lb). Nation: France. Spacecraft Bus: Spacebus 4000. Spacecraft: Spacebus 4000. USAF Sat Cat: 39509 . COSPAR: 2014-006B. Apogee: 35,792 km (22,240 mi). Perigee: 35,781 km (22,233 mi). Inclination: 0.0600 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.

    Joint French/Italian military communications satellite for both military and civilian government communications; in France the civilian space agency CNES and the military procurement agency DGA were both responsible, while in Italy the corresponding Agenzia Spaziale Italiana and Segredifesa/DNA agencies were involved.


2014 February 11 - . 08:31 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K.
  • Flock1-1 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 39512 . COSPAR: 1998-067DG. Apogee: 195 km (121 mi). Perigee: 181 km (112 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 88.26 min.

    Flock-1 satellites, 3U Dove-class Earth imaging cubesats, for the San Francisco based company PlanetLabs, were deployed by the ISS JEM RMS at about 08:31 GMT on February 11. By February 15 all 16 satellites from the first Nanoracks bag had been ejected; by 19 February all of the Flock-1 satellites had been ejected.

  • Flock1-2 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 39513 . COSPAR: 1998-067DH. Apogee: 162 km (100 mi). Perigee: 155 km (96 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 87.65 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-3 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 39514 . COSPAR: 1998-067DJ. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi). Perigee: 162 km (100 mi). Inclination: 51.6300 deg. Period: 87.81 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-4 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 39515 . COSPAR: 1998-067DK. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi). Perigee: 169 km (105 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 88.03 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-5 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 39518 . COSPAR: 1998-067DL. Apogee: 154 km (95 mi). Perigee: 148 km (91 mi). Inclination: 51.6100 deg. Period: 87.51 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-6 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 39519 . COSPAR: 1998-067DM. Apogee: 169 km (105 mi). Perigee: 156 km (96 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 87.73 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-11 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 39520 . COSPAR: 1998-067DN. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi). Perigee: 133 km (82 mi). Inclination: 51.5800 deg. Period: 87.57 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-12 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 39521 . COSPAR: 1998-067DP. Apogee: 159 km (98 mi). Perigee: 153 km (95 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 87.61 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-13 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-07-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 39525 . COSPAR: 1998-067DQ. Apogee: 291 km (180 mi). Perigee: 287 km (178 mi). Inclination: 51.6300 deg. Period: 90.30 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-14 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-14 . USAF Sat Cat: 39526 . COSPAR: 1998-067DR. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi). Perigee: 157 km (97 mi). Inclination: 51.6100 deg. Period: 87.70 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-15 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-13 . USAF Sat Cat: 39527 . COSPAR: 1998-067DS. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi). Perigee: 165 km (102 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 87.86 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-16 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-10-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 39528 . COSPAR: 1998-067DT. Apogee: 370 km (220 mi). Perigee: 368 km (228 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 91.93 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..

2014 February 14 - . 21:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Turksat-4A - . Mass: 4,850 kg (10,690 lb). Nation: Turkey. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DS2000. Spacecraft: DS2000. USAF Sat Cat: 39522 . COSPAR: 2014-007A. Apogee: 35,790 km (22,230 mi). Perigee: 35,784 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0600 deg. Period: 1,436.12 min. Positioned at 42 deg E, provided Ku-band direct TV broadcasting channels and C- and Ka-band communications channels..

2014 February 15 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K.
  • Flock1-7 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-07-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 39529 . COSPAR: 1998-067DU. Apogee: 288 km (178 mi). Perigee: 279 km (173 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 90.19 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-8 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 39530 . COSPAR: 1998-067DV. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi). Perigee: 162 km (100 mi). Inclination: 51.6100 deg. Period: 87.88 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-9 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-21 . USAF Sat Cat: 39531 . COSPAR: 1998-067DW. Apogee: 181 km (112 mi). Perigee: 166 km (103 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 87.96 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-10 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 39532 . COSPAR: 1998-067DX. Apogee: 171 km (106 mi). Perigee: 157 km (97 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 87.77 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..

2002 - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Dong Feng 5A.
  • Nation: China. Agency: XPRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2014 February 21 - . 01:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. Launch Pad: SLC37B. LV Family: Delta IV. Launch Vehicle: Delta 4M+(4,2).
  • USA 248 - . Payload: Navstar 69 / GPS SVN 64 / IIF-5 / Canopus. Mass: 1,630 kg (3,590 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Navstar. Spacecraft: GPS Block 2F. USAF Sat Cat: 39533 . COSPAR: 2014-008A. Apogee: 20,201 km (12,552 mi). Perigee: 20,163 km (12,528 mi). Inclination: 54.9400 deg. Period: 717.99 min. Block IIF Global Positioning System satellite; GPS Space Vehicle Number 64, the fifth in the IIF series..

2014 February 25 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K.
  • Flock1-17 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-19 . USAF Sat Cat: 39555 . COSPAR: 1998-067DY. Apogee: 187 km (116 mi). Perigee: 177 km (109 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 88.14 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-18 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-10-29 . USAF Sat Cat: 39556 . COSPAR: 1998-067DZ. Apogee: 374 km (232 mi). Perigee: 370 km (220 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 92.00 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-21 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 39557 . COSPAR: 1998-067EA. Apogee: 161 km (100 mi). Perigee: 150 km (90 mi). Inclination: 51.6100 deg. Period: 87.59 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-22 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-05 . USAF Sat Cat: 39558 . COSPAR: 1998-067EB. Apogee: 178 km (110 mi). Perigee: 165 km (102 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 87.92 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-19 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-03 . USAF Sat Cat: 39559 . COSPAR: 1998-067EC. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi). Perigee: 186 km (115 mi). Inclination: 51.6300 deg. Period: 88.26 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-20 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-10-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 39560 . COSPAR: 1998-067ED. Apogee: 367 km (228 mi). Perigee: 363 km (225 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 91.85 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-23 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-07-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 39561 . COSPAR: 1998-067EE. Apogee: 321 km (199 mi). Perigee: 315 km (195 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 90.89 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-24 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 39562 . COSPAR: 1998-067EF. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi). Perigee: 172 km (106 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 88.04 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-25 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 39563 . COSPAR: 1998-067EG. Apogee: 245 km (152 mi). Perigee: 236 km (146 mi). Inclination: 51.6300 deg. Period: 89.31 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-26 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 39564 . COSPAR: 1998-067EH. Apogee: 183 km (113 mi). Perigee: 177 km (109 mi). Inclination: 51.6100 deg. Period: 88.09 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..

2014 February 27 - . 08:42 GMT - . LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5.
  • Hwasong RV - . Nation: Korea North. Military training.

2014 February 27 - . 08:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5.
  • Hwasong RV - . Nation: Korea North. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Military training.

2014 February 27 - . 08:42 GMT - . LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5.
  • Hwasong RV - . Nation: Korea North. Military training.

2014 February 27 - . 08:42 GMT - . LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 5.
  • Hwasong RV - . Nation: Korea North. Military training.

2014 February 27 - . 18:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima Y. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 202.
  • Ginrei - . Payload: SHINDAISAT. Mass: 33 kg (72 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ginrei. Spacecraft: Ginrei. Decay Date: 2014-11-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 39572 . COSPAR: 2014-009A. Apogee: 371 km (230 mi). Perigee: 348 km (216 mi). Inclination: 65.0100 deg. Period: 91.73 min. Microsatellite from Shinshu University to study use of LED's for long-distance communication..
  • Hayato-2 - . Payload: ITF 1. Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-29 . USAF Sat Cat: 39573 . COSPAR: 2014-009B. Apogee: 256 km (159 mi). Perigee: 233 km (144 mi). Inclination: 65.0000 deg. Period: 89.40 min. Cubesat from Tsukuba University..
  • GPM-C - . Mass: 3,850 kg (8,480 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Earth. Type: Climate Satellite. Spacecraft Bus: GPM. Spacecraft: GPM. USAF Sat Cat: 39574 . COSPAR: 2014-009C. Apogee: 405 km (251 mi). Perigee: 392 km (243 mi). Inclination: 65.0200 deg. Period: 92.53 min.

    Joint US-Japanese Global Precipitation Measurement satellite; carried the JAXA/NICT/NEC Toshiba Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar and the GSFC/Ball GPM Microwave Imager. The satellite was built by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and registered as a US satellite.

  • OPUSat - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-07-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 39575 . COSPAR: 2014-009D. Apogee: 310 km (190 mi). Perigee: 288 km (178 mi). Inclination: 65.0000 deg. Period: 90.50 min. 1U cubesat from Osaka Prefectural University. Technology mission..
  • Teikyosat-3 - . Mass: 22 kg (48 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Biology. Type: Biology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Teikyosat. Spacecraft: Teikyosat. Decay Date: 2014-10-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 39576 . COSPAR: 2014-009E. Apogee: 359 km (223 mi). Perigee: 338 km (210 mi). Inclination: 65.0100 deg. Period: 91.51 min. Microsatellite from Teikyo University..
  • Invader - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-09-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 39577 . COSPAR: 2014-009F. Apogee: 336 km (208 mi). Perigee: 315 km (195 mi). Inclination: 65.0100 deg. Period: 91.04 min. Cubesat from Tama Art University..
  • STARS-2 - . Mass: 22 kg (48 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: STARS-2. Spacecraft: STARS-2. Decay Date: 2014-05-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 39578 . COSPAR: 2014-009G. Apogee: 178 km (110 mi). Perigee: 164 km (101 mi). Inclination: 64.9700 deg. Period: 87.91 min. Microsatellite from Kagawa University. Composed of two sections and a tether, deployed length 300 metres. Believed to have succeeded based on later orbital decay rate..
  • Yui - . Payload: K-SAT2. Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Technology. Type: Education satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-04-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 39579 . COSPAR: 2014-009H. Apogee: 162 km (100 mi). Perigee: 145 km (90 mi). Inclination: 64.9900 deg. Period: 87.56 min. Cubesat from Kagoshima University..

2014 February 28 - . 04:20 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K.
  • Flock1-27 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-03 . USAF Sat Cat: 39565 . COSPAR: 1998-067EJ. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi). Perigee: 174 km (108 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 88.17 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock1-28 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-03 . USAF Sat Cat: 39566 . COSPAR: 1998-067EK. Apogee: 152 km (94 mi). Perigee: 146 km (90 mi). Inclination: 51.6100 deg. Period: 87.47 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Ardusat-2 - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-11-08 . USAF Sat Cat: 39567 . COSPAR: 1998-067EL. Apogee: 376 km (233 mi). Perigee: 373 km (231 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 92.04 min. Cubesat from Nanosatisfi Inc., San Francisco, with an Arduino processor..
  • UAP-SAT - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: Peru. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 39568 . COSPAR: 1998-067EM. Apogee: 196 km (121 mi). Perigee: 183 km (113 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 88.28 min. Cubesat from Universidad Alas Peruanas, Lima..
  • SkyCube 1 - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-07-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 39569 . COSPAR: 1998-067EN. Apogee: 325 km (201 mi). Perigee: 320 km (190 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 90.98 min. Cubesat from Southern Stars Group LLC, San Francisco, with an Earth imager..
  • Litsat 1 - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: Lithuania. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-23 . USAF Sat Cat: 39570 . COSPAR: 1998-067EP. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi). Perigee: 168 km (104 mi). Inclination: 51.5900 deg. Period: 87.97 min. Cubesat from the Lithuanian Space Association, Vilnius, Lithuania..
  • LituanicaSat-1 - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: Lithuania. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-07-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 39571 . COSPAR: 1998-067EQ. Apogee: 291 km (180 mi). Perigee: 281 km (174 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 90.23 min. Cubesat from Kaunas Tech Univ. in Kaunas, Lithuania..

2014 March 2 - . 21:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 6.
  • Hwasong RV - . Nation: Korea North. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Military training.

2014 March 2 - . 21:19 GMT - . LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 6.
  • Hwasong RV - . Nation: Korea North. Military training.

2014 March 3 - . 11:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. Launch Complex: Poker Flat LC3. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • GREECE - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 335 km (208 mi). Aurora mission. Ground-to-Rocket Electrodynamics-Electrons Correlative Experiment led by SWRI..

2014 March 4 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: Topol. Launch Vehicle: Topol'.
  • Topol' RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Missile test.

2014 March 12 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: FTB. Launch Vehicle: FTB.
  • Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 32 km (19 mi). Z-3.

2014 March 15 - . 23:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Ekspress-AT1 - . Payload: Ekspress-1000NTA. Mass: 1,672 kg (3,686 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 39612 . COSPAR: 2014-010A. Apogee: 35,790 km (22,230 mi). Perigee: 35,783 km (22,234 mi). Inclination: 0.0300 deg. Period: 1,436.08 min. Two satellites built by ISS Reshetnev of Krasnoyarsk for Kosmicheskaya Svyaz (Russan Satellite Communications Co.) in one launch. The satellite carried Ku-band communications payloads and was stationed over 56 deg E..
  • Ekspress-AT2 - . Payload: Ekspress-1000K. Mass: 1,326 kg (2,923 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 39613 . COSPAR: 2014-010B. Apogee: 35,789 km (22,238 mi). Perigee: 35,785 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. The satellite carried Ku-band communications payloads and was stationed over 140 deg E..

2014 March 22 - . 22:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Amazonas 4A - . Mass: 2,938 kg (6,477 lb). Nation: Spain. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Star bus. Spacecraft: Star bus. USAF Sat Cat: 39616 . COSPAR: 2014-011A. Apogee: 35,798 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,776 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.0900 deg. Period: 1,436.12 min. Orbital GeoStar-2.4 for Hispasat of Spain. Placed in 260 x 35,690 km x 3.0 deg GTO orbit by launch vehicle; used its own propulsion system to reach geoscynchronous orbit..
  • Astra 5B - . Mass: 5,724 kg (12,619 lb). Nation: SES. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Eurostar 3000. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 39617 . COSPAR: 2014-011B. Apogee: 35,796 km (22,242 mi). Perigee: 35,776 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.0600 deg. Period: 1,436.07 min. Airbus Defense and Space Eurostar 3000L communication satellite for SES. Placed in 260 x 35,690 km x 3.0 deg GTO orbit by launch vehicle; used its own propulsion system to reach geoscynchronous orbit..

2014 March 23 - . Launch Site: Taean. LV Family: Hyunmoo-2B. Launch Vehicle: Hyunmoo-2B.
  • Hyunmoo RV - . Nation: Korea South. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Missile test.

2014 March 23 - . 22:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • Cosmos 2494 - . Payload: Glonass-M No. 54. Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Glonass. Spacecraft: Glonass. USAF Sat Cat: 39620 . COSPAR: 2014-012A. Apogee: 19,174 km (11,914 mi). Perigee: 19,085 km (11,858 mi). Inclination: 64.8400 deg. Period: 675.73 min. Glonass-M No. 54 (Uragan-M No. 754) navigation satellite. Incorrectly announced as Cosmos 2491 at time of launch due to confusion in designations applied to three previous classified military launches..

2014 March 25 - . 17:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Sukchon. LV Family: Nodong 1. Launch Vehicle: Nodong 1.
  • Nodong RV - . Nation: Korea North. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Missile test.

2014 March 25 - . 17:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Sukchon. LV Family: Nodong 1. Launch Vehicle: Nodong 1.
  • Nodong RV - . Nation: Korea North. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Missile test.

2014 March 25 - . 21:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-12M - . Call Sign: Cliff. Crew: Artemyev, Skvortsov, Swanson. Backup Crew: Samokutyayev, Serova, Wilmore. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 712. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-12M. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 169.21 days. Decay Date: 2014-09-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 39622 . COSPAR: 2014-013A. Apogee: 417 km (259 mi). Perigee: 412 km (256 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.85 min.

    The third planned rendezvous burn at 23:48 GMT was cancelled due to a software problem, leaving the spacecraft in a 297 x 333 km x 51.7 deg orbit. Rendezvous with the ISS was rescheduled to 27 March. It maneuvered to a 414 x 425 km orbit on 26 March. Docking with the ISS at the Poisk module was at 23:53 GMT on 27 March. On September 10 at 23:01 GMT Skvortsov, Artemev and Swanson undocked from the Poisk module in Soyuz TMA-12M. The deorbit burn at 01:30 GMT September 11 was followed by module separation at 01:58, atmosphere entry at 02:01, and landing in Kazakhstan at 02:23.


2014 March 26 - . 22:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: MR-12. Launch Vehicle: MR-30.
  • MR-30 - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

    Meteorology / Ionosphere Mission. Failed and landed near a village in an unplanned area of western Kazakhstan; launches within Kazakhstan have been suspended pending the accident investigation. The MN-300/MR-30 sounding rocket system had a nominal apogee of 300 km, and given the range achieved probably attained a comparable height this time despite the failure.


2014 March 31 - . 02:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan SLS-2. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2C.
  • SJ-11-06 - . Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SJ-11. Spacecraft: SJ-11. USAF Sat Cat: 39624 . COSPAR: 2014-014A. Apogee: 704 km (437 mi). Perigee: 688 km (427 mi). Inclination: 98.2500 deg. Period: 98.68 min. Sixth satellite in China's Shi Jian 11 constellation, replacing SJ11-01 in that orbital slot. The SJ11 satellites were rumoured to carry infrared sensors of some kind..

2014 April 3 - . 14:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3E. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • USA 249 - . Payload: DMSP 5D-3 F19. Mass: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Earth. Type: Weather satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DMSP Block 5D-3. Spacecraft: DMSP Block 5D-3. USAF Sat Cat: 39630 . COSPAR: 2014-015A.

    Penultimate US Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program payload in orbit. The DMSP Block 5D-3 S-19 spacecraft was built by RCA/East Windsor, New Jersey and transferred to Lockheed Martin/Sunnyvale after closure of the former facility. The AV-044 Centaur stage reignited to go into heliocentric orbit, like that for the previous DMSP launch. The DMSP satellite's solar array did not completely deploy, but the satellite was expected to enter service nonetheless.


2014 April 3 - . 21:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELS. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-ST-A.
  • Sentinel-1A - . Mass: 2,157 kg (4,755 lb). Nation: Europe. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Prima. Spacecraft: Prima. USAF Sat Cat: 39634 . COSPAR: 2014-016A. Apogee: 692 km (429 mi). Perigee: 690 km (420 mi). Inclination: 98.1600 deg. Period: 98.58 min.

    First satellite in the European Commission's Sentinel/Copernicus Earth observing program. Sentinel-1A's C-band SAR was 13.3 x 0.8m in size. The satellite was only a quarter the mass of its predecessor Envisat which carried a wider array of instruments; in the Sentinel program there will be a series of smaller, more specialized satellites. At 05:14 GMT on April 5, Sentinel made a maneuver to avoid a very close pass by NASA's defunct ACRIMSAT satellite, which failed on December 14 2013 after suffering battery issues.


2014 April 4 - . 11:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLP. Launch Pad: PSLV. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL.
  • IRNSS-1B - . Mass: 1,425 kg (3,141 lb). Nation: India. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-1K. Spacecraft: I-1K. USAF Sat Cat: 39635 . COSPAR: 2014-017A. Apogee: 35,883 km (22,296 mi). Perigee: 35,688 km (22,175 mi). Inclination: 30.8900 deg. Period: 1,436.03 min.

    Second dedicated navigation satellite for the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System. After a coast phase the fourth stage ignited to accelerate the vehicle to a 269 x 20,558 km x 19.3 deg transfer orbit. IRNSS-1B used its onboard engine to join IRNSS-1A in circular inclined geosynchronous orbit, and on April 17 was in a 35,565 x 35,878 km x 31.0 deg orbit over the Indian Ocean.


2014 April 9 - . 15:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Progress M-23M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 427 / ISS-55P. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 113.00 days. Decay Date: 2014-07-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 39648 . COSPAR: 2014-018A. Apogee: 417 km (259 mi). Perigee: 412 km (256 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.85 min.

    Docked with the Pirs module of the ISS at 21:14 GMT the same day as launch. Undocked from at 21:44 GMT on July 21 and then carried out 10 days of independent operations as part of the Radar-Progress experiment program. Deorbited on July 31 with impact at 22:43 GMT in the South Pacific.


2014 April 9 - . 19:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Palmachim. Launch Pad: xxx. LV Family: Jericho. Launch Vehicle: Shaviyt 1.
  • Ofeq-10 - . Mass: 260 kg (570 lb). Nation: Israel. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Tecsar. Spacecraft: Tecsar. USAF Sat Cat: 39650 . COSPAR: 2014-019A. Apogee: 598 km (371 mi). Perigee: 388 km (241 mi). Inclination: 140.9400 deg. Period: 94.48 min. Reportedly carried a radar imaging (SAR) payload..

2014 April 10 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 541.
  • USA 250 - . Payload: NROL-67. Mass: 3,600 kg (7,900 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: ELINT. Spacecraft Bus: Mercury ELINT. Spacecraft: Mercury ELINT. USAF Sat Cat: 39652 . COSPAR: 2014-020A. Apogee: 35,790 km (22,230 mi). Perigee: 35,780 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.00 min. It appeared likely that the Centaur stage made three burns to deploy the USA 250 payload in geosynchronous orbit. The payload was suspected to be a large NRO signals intelligence satellite..

2014 April 11 - .
  • ISS Computer Failure - . The EXT-2 MDM computer in the S0 truss failed; the unit was needed as a backup for SSRMS operations, and would have to be replaced during a forthcoming spacewalk..

2014 April 14 - . 06:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: Topol. Launch Vehicle: Yars.
  • Yars RV x 4? - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Missile test. Four warheads launched towards the Kura impact zone (in Kamchatka)..

2014 April 16 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Egyptsat-2 - . Mass: 1,050 kg (2,310 lb). Nation: Egypt. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: KAUR-4. Spacecraft: Yamal. USAF Sat Cat: 39678 . COSPAR: 2014-021A. Apogee: 710 km (440 mi). Perigee: 649 km (403 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 98.34 min. Bult by RKK Energia for Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science using the 559GK bus; carried a 1-meter resolution imager..

2014 April 17 - . Launch Site: McGregor. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9R.
  • F9R Dev1 F001 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi). 250m.

2014 April 18 - . 19:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC40. Launch Pad: SLC40. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9.
  • Dragon CRS-3 - . Mass: 9,500 kg (20,900 lb). Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Dragon. Spacecraft: Dragon. Duration: 30.00 days. Decay Date: 2014-05-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 39680 . COSPAR: 2014-022A. Apogee: 410 km (250 mi). Perigee: 398 km (247 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.65 min.

    Placed in an initial 313 x 322 km orbit. The first flight of a Falcon 9 with experimental landing legs on the first stage. Falcon 9 stage 1 reignited during descent after reaching around 120 km, and touched down vertically on the ocean after demonstrating that it could maintain its orientation during the return from space. The Falcon 9 second stage carried five cubesats; after ejecting them, the stage was deorbited over the Indian Ocean and destroyed during reentry. The Dragon trunk carried the OPALS and HDEV experiments for laser communications and Earth imaging respectively. They would be installed on the ISS - JSC's HDEV on the Columbus module EPF, and JPL's OPALS for the ELC-1 platform. Spacesuit EMU 3003 was also aboard Dragon. Following unloading of cargo and reloading with items to be returned to earth, the hatch to Dragon CRS-3 was closed on May 17. Dragon was unberthed by the SSRMS Canadarm-2 at about 12:00 GMT May 18 and released at 13:26 GMT. The deorbit burn at 18:12 to 18:22 GMT was followed by trunk separation at about 18:24 GMT, atmosphere entry at 18:45 GMT and splashdown west of Baja California at 19:05 GMT. It was reported that some water leaked into the Dragon cabin after splashdown, but NASA said the cargo was not damaged.

  • SporeSat - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Biology. Type: Biology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-06-04 . USAF Sat Cat: 39681 . COSPAR: 2014-022B. Apogee: 153 km (95 mi). Perigee: 151 km (93 mi). Inclination: 51.6200 deg. Period: 87.54 min. Cubesat for NASA Ames. Released from Falcon second stage..
  • TSat - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 39682 . COSPAR: 2014-022C. Apogee: 167 km (103 mi). Perigee: 153 km (95 mi). Inclination: 51.6100 deg. Period: 87.68 min. Cubesat for Taylor University. Released from Falcon second stage..
  • All-Star - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Science. Type: Science satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 39683 . COSPAR: 2014-022D. Apogee: 156 km (96 mi). Perigee: 154 km (95 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 87.59 min. Cubesat for the Colorado Space Grant consortium. Released from Falcon second stage..
  • PhoneSat-2.5 - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 39684 . COSPAR: 2014-022E. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi). Perigee: 109 km (67 mi). Inclination: 51.5400 deg. Period: 86.76 min. Cubesat for NASA Ames. Released from Falcon second stage..
  • Kicksat - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-05-14 . USAF Sat Cat: 39685 . COSPAR: 2014-022F. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi). Perigee: 160 km (90 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 87.83 min.

    Cubesat for Cornell University's Space Systems Design Stuido. The satellite had a mass of 2.68 kg, of which 0.52 kg was to have been ejected on May 4 in the form of 104 tiny 5-gram Sprites, circuit boards which acted as independent satellites with small transmitters able to send a simple message to ground stations. A timer problem on Kicksat meant that the deployment of the Sprite subsatellites was reset to May 16. However, Kicksat, and its undeployed Sprites, were destroyed when it reentered on May 14.


2014 April 27 - . 03:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. Launch Pad: INS. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • SLTGT-02 - . Nation: India. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM Target.

2014 April 27 - . 03:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi 2.
  • PDV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Anti-ballistic missile.

2014 April 28 - . 04:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Luch-5V - . Payload: Ekspress-1000A. Mass: 1,148 kg (2,530 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 39727 . COSPAR: 2014-023A. Apogee: 35,804 km (22,247 mi). Perigee: 35,771 km (22,227 mi). Inclination: 4.7000 deg. Period: 1,436.17 min.

    Follow-on relay satellites, replacing the Luch (Altair) and Luch-2 (Gelios) satellites. Data relay channels pass on communications between other orbiting satellites to the ground. Also can receive COSPAS/SARSAT ground-based distress signals and relay them to ground stations, and collect and retransmit Planet-S System hydrometeorological data.

  • Kazsat-3 - . Payload: Ekspress-1000NTA. Mass: 1,600 kg (3,500 lb). Nation: Kazakhstan. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 39728 . COSPAR: 2014-023B. Apogee: 35,790 km (22,230 mi). Perigee: 35,783 km (22,234 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Positioned at 58.5 deg E; designed for 15 years lifetime. Carried 28 active Ku-band transponders covering Kazakhstan.

2014 April 30 - . 01:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELV. LV Family: Vega. Launch Vehicle: Vega.
  • KazEOSat-1 - . Mass: 830 kg (1,820 lb). Nation: Kazakhstan. Manufacturer: Surrey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: LEOStar-2. Spacecraft: Leostar-2. USAF Sat Cat: 39731 . COSPAR: 2014-024A. Apogee: 753 km (467 mi). Perigee: 751 km (466 mi). Inclination: 98.5200 deg. Period: 99.86 min. Kazakh high resolution imaging satellite; built by Airbus Defense and Space Toulouse, based on the Astrosat bus and had an imager with 1 metre resolution. The third launch of Europe's Vega light launch vehicle..

2014 May 1 - . Launch Site: McGregor. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9R.
  • F9R Dev1 F002 - . Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2014 May 3 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.235US - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 278 km (172 mi). Ultraviolet astronomy mission. University of Arizona HYPE (Hydrogen Polarimetric Explorer) measured the polarized line profile of ultraviolet Lyman-alpha emission from the interplanetary medium..

2014 May 6 - . 13:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1A.
  • Cosmos 2495 - . Payload: Kobalt-M. Mass: 6,700 kg (14,700 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Yantar. Spacecraft: Yantar-4K1. Decay Date: 2014-09-03 . USAF Sat Cat: 39732 . COSPAR: 2014-025A. Apogee: 253 km (157 mi). Perigee: 203 km (126 mi). Inclination: 81.4000 deg. Period: 89.06 min. Kobalt-M spy satellite, serial number 564. Ninth launch of an 11F695M Kobalt-M film-return satellite and the first to use the Soyuz-2-1A rocket instead of the older Soyuz-U. By May 17 the satellite was in a 207 x 248 km x 81.4 deg orbit..

2014 May 8 - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: Topol. Launch Vehicle: Topol'.
  • Topol' RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Military Exercise.

2014 May 8 - . Launch Site: Okhotsk. Launch Platform: K-223. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Volna.
  • Volna RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Military Exercise.

2014 May 8 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: K-114. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Shtil'.
  • Shtil' RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Military Exercise.

2014 May 8 - . Launch Site: Sary Shagan. LV Family: A-135. Launch Vehicle: 53T6.
  • Test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: PRO. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2014 May 9 - . 18:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: FTB. Launch Vehicle: FTI.
  • Op. Aguia I - . Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Apogee: 52 km (32 mi).

2014 May 15 - . 21:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. Launch Pad: LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M. FAILURE: Failed to reach orbit; third stage failure; reentered over China.. Failed Stage: 3.
  • Ekpress AM-4R - . Mass: 5,775 kg (12,731 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Eurostar 3000. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000.

    Launch vehicle suffered a third stage failure and the stage and payload reentered over China. Debris was found north of Harbin, in Heilongjiang province. The communications satellite payload, Ekspress AM-4R, had been built to replace a satellite lost in an earlier Proton failure; it used an Astrium Eurostar 3000 bus and was intended for the Russian domestic operator Kosmicheskaya Svyaz.


2014 May 17 - . 00:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. Launch Pad: SLC37B. LV Family: Delta IV. Launch Vehicle: Delta 4M+(4,2).
  • USA 251 - . Payload: Navstar 70 / GPS SVN 67 / IIF-6 / Rigel. Mass: 1,630 kg (3,590 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Navstar. Spacecraft: GPS Block 2F. USAF Sat Cat: 39741 . COSPAR: 2014-026A. Apogee: 20,187 km (12,543 mi). Perigee: 20,175 km (12,536 mi). Inclination: 55.0600 deg. Period: 717.92 min.

2014 May 20 - . 17:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar. LV Family: Topol. Launch Vehicle: Topol'.
  • Topol'-E RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Missile test.

2014 May 21 - . 05:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Pad: AAMDTC. LV Family: Standard. Launch Vehicle: SM-3-IB.
  • Aegis KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Missile test.

2014 May 22 - . 13:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • USA 252 - . Nation: USA. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Quasar. Spacecraft: Quasar. USAF Sat Cat: 39751 . COSPAR: 2014-027A. Apogee: 35,800 km (22,200 mi). Perigee: 35,800 km (22,200 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,440.00 min.

    Atlas flight AV-046 left the USA 252 payload in an 840 x 35745 km x 20.7 deg geostationary transfer orbit. It was expected to enter geostationary orbit and was thought to be a QUASAR communications and data relay satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office - either QUASAR 18 or 19, uncertain due to the difficulty of distinguising early QUASAR and JUMPSEAT satellites in the 1970s.


2014 May 23 - . 05:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC133/3. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Rokot.
  • Cosmos 2496 - . Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Strela. Spacecraft: Strela-3. USAF Sat Cat: 39761 . COSPAR: 2014-028A. Apogee: 1,510 km (930 mi). Perigee: 1,481 km (920 mi). Inclination: 82.4500 deg. Period: 115.88 min. Strela-3M/Rodnik-S LEO messaging relay satellite..
  • Cosmos 2497 - . Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Strela. Spacecraft: Strela-3. USAF Sat Cat: 39762 . COSPAR: 2014-028B. Apogee: 1,509 km (937 mi). Perigee: 1,479 km (919 mi). Inclination: 82.4500 deg. Period: 115.85 min. Strela-3M/Rodnik-S LEO messaging relay satellite..
  • Cosmos 2498 - . Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Strela. Spacecraft: Strela-3. USAF Sat Cat: 39763 . COSPAR: 2014-028C. Apogee: 1,508 km (937 mi). Perigee: 1,477 km (917 mi). Inclination: 82.4500 deg. Period: 115.82 min. Strela-3M/Rodnik-S LEO messaging relay satellite..
  • Cosmos 2499 - . Payload: OBJECT E. Mass: 45 kg (99 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SKRL. Spacecraft: SKRL. USAF Sat Cat: 39765 . COSPAR: 2014-028E. Apogee: 1,509 km (937 mi). Perigee: 1,480 km (910 mi). Inclination: 82.4500 deg. Period: 115.86 min. Additional small military payload, eventually given the cover name Cosmos-2499. It was probably built by the Reshetnev company and may have had a mass of around 45 kg..

2014 May 24 - . 03:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima Y. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 202.
  • Daichi-2 - . Payload: ALOS 2. Mass: 2,120 kg (4,670 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Daichi. Spacecraft: Daichi-2. USAF Sat Cat: 39766 . COSPAR: 2014-029A. Apogee: 632 km (392 mi). Perigee: 630 km (390 mi). Inclination: 97.9200 deg. Period: 97.33 min. Advanced Land Observing Satellite 2, placed in a noon/midnight sun-synchronous orbit. Carried the PALSAR-2 radar imager with 1 to 3 meter resolution in spotlight mode and 3 to 10 m in high resolution mode..
  • UNIFORM-1 - . Mass: 50 kg (110 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Earth. Type: Disaster monitoring satellite. Spacecraft Bus: UNIFORM. Spacecraft: UNIFORM. USAF Sat Cat: 39767 . COSPAR: 2014-029B. Apogee: 629 km (390 mi). Perigee: 622 km (386 mi). Inclination: 97.8700 deg. Period: 97.22 min. Microsatellite for Wakayama University, carrying a 10-12 micron IR microbolometer array for wildfire monitoring..
  • SOCRATES - . Mass: 50 kg (110 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Communications. Type: Laser communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SOCRATES. Spacecraft: SOCRATES. USAF Sat Cat: 39768 . COSPAR: 2014-029C. Apogee: 627 km (389 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 97.8700 deg. Period: 97.17 min. Microsatellite for the Japanese communications research lab NICT, with a laser communications experiment..
  • Raijin-2 - . Payload: RISING 2. Mass: 50 kg (110 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Science. Type: Science satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Raijin. Spacecraft: Raijin. USAF Sat Cat: 39769 . COSPAR: 2014-029D. Apogee: 630 km (390 mi). Perigee: 626 km (388 mi). Inclination: 97.8800 deg. Period: 97.26 min. Microsatellite for Tohoku University mission for studies of lightning with visible and mid-IR imagers and a VLF receiver..
  • SPROUT - . Mass: 7.00 kg (15.40 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SPROUT. Spacecraft: SPROUT. USAF Sat Cat: 39770 . COSPAR: 2014-029E. Apogee: 627 km (389 mi). Perigee: 615 km (382 mi). Inclination: 97.8700 deg. Period: 97.13 min. Microsatellite with a Nihon University experiment to deploy a 1.5m inflatable triangular membrane..

2014 May 24 - . 07:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.285UG - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Ultraviolet astronomy mission. University of Colorado experiment, CHESS/36.285UG, to measure the interstellar medium's UV absorption along the line of sight to Delta Sco..

2014 May 26 - . 21:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiritimati. Launch Pad: SL Odyssey, Pacifi. Launch Platform: Odyssey. LV Family: Zenit. Launch Vehicle: Zenit-3SL.
  • EUTELSAT 3B - . Payload: EUTE 3B. Mass: 5,967 kg (13,154 lb). Nation: Europe. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Eurostar 3000. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 39773 . COSPAR: 2014-030A. Apogee: 35,793 km (22,240 mi). Perigee: 35,779 km (22,231 mi). Inclination: 0.0600 deg. Period: 1,436.08 min. Communications satellite with C, Ku and Ka band comms payloads for the Paris-based company Eutelsat S.A..

2014 May 28 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Improved Orion.
  • REXUS-16 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 87 km (54 mi). Atmospheric / technology mission..

2014 May 28 - . 19:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-13M - . Call Sign: Cepheus. Crew: Gerst, Surayev, Wiseman. Backup Crew: Cristoforetti, Shkaplerov, Virts. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 713. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-13M. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 165.33 days. Decay Date: 2014-11-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 39775 . COSPAR: 2014-031A. Apogee: 417 km (259 mi). Perigee: 412 km (256 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.85 min. Docked with the Rassvet module of the ISS at 01:44 GMT May 29. Undocked from Rassvet at 00:31 GMT on November 10. The deorbit burn at 03:05 GMT reduced velocity by 128 m/s, dipping perigee into the atmosphere. Landed in Kazakhstan at 03:58 GMT..

2014 May 29 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Improved Orion.
  • REXUS-15 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi). Atmospheric / technology mission..

2014 June 2 - . Launch Platform: SSBN 736. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN Mk 4 RV? ) - . Nation: USA. Missile test- (149ss).

2014 June 2 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Pad: SSBN 736. Launch Platform: SSBN 736. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN Mk 4 RV? ) - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Missile test.

2014 June 14 - . 17:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • Cosmos 2500 - . Payload: Glonass-M No. 55. Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Glonass. Spacecraft: Glonass. USAF Sat Cat: 40001 . COSPAR: 2014-032A. Apogee: 19,262 km (11,968 mi). Perigee: 19,145 km (11,896 mi). Inclination: 64.7800 deg. Period: 678.67 min. Glonass-M satellite No. 55 to supplement the Russian navigation satellite constellation..

2014 June 17 - . 22:04 GMT - . Launch Site: McGregor. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9R.
  • F9R Dev1 F003 Fin - . Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2014 June 19 - . 19:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Dombarovskiy. Launch Pad: Sh370/13. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • Kazeosat 2 - . Mass: 177 kg (390 lb). Nation: Kazakhstan. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 40010 . COSPAR: 2014-033A. Apogee: 637 km (395 mi). Perigee: 610 km (370 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 97.18 min. Kazakh medium resolution imaging satellite; had an imager with 6.5 metre resolution and a 77 km swath width..
  • Hodoyoshi 4 - . Mass: 64 kg (141 lb). Nation: Japan. Spacecraft Bus: Hodoyoshi. Spacecraft: Hodoyoshi. USAF Sat Cat: 40011 . COSPAR: 2014-033B. Apogee: 651 km (404 mi). Perigee: 612 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 97.34 min. Experimental earth-observation satellite by the University of Toky with a 5 m ground resolution..
  • Unisat 6 - . Mass: 26 kg (57 lb). Nation: Italy. Spacecraft Bus: UniSat. Spacecraft: Unisat. USAF Sat Cat: 40012 . COSPAR: 2014-033C. Apogee: 699 km (434 mi). Perigee: 613 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 97.86 min. Satellite by GAUSS Srl to test customer equipment and deploy four cubesats..
  • Deimos 2 - . Mass: 300 kg (660 lb). Nation: Spain. Spacecraft Bus: Deimos 2. Spacecraft: Deimos 2. USAF Sat Cat: 40013 . COSPAR: 2014-033D. Apogee: 622 km (386 mi). Perigee: 597 km (370 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 96.88 min. Earth observation satellite which carried an 0.75m resolution, 12 km swath imager provided by Satrec South Korea. Total cost including launch was 60 million Euros..
  • Bugsat 1 - . Mass: 22 kg (48 lb). Nation: Argentina. Spacecraft Bus: Bugsat. Spacecraft: Bugsat. USAF Sat Cat: 40014 . COSPAR: 2014-033E. Apogee: 618 km (384 mi). Perigee: 568 km (352 mi). Inclination: 97.9900 deg. Period: 96.54 min. Technology testbed for components for a planned constellation of earth observation satellites by Satellogic SA..
  • Hodoyoshi 3 - . Mass: 58 kg (127 lb). Nation: Japan. Spacecraft Bus: Hodoyoshi. Spacecraft: Hodoyoshi. USAF Sat Cat: 40015 . COSPAR: 2014-033F. Apogee: 666 km (413 mi). Perigee: 612 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 97.50 min. Experimental earth-observation satellite by the University of Toky with a 40 m ground resolution..
  • Saudisat 4 - . Mass: 100 kg (220 lb). Nation: Saudi Arabia. Spacecraft Bus: Saudisat 4. Spacecraft: Saudisat 4. USAF Sat Cat: 40016 . COSPAR: 2014-033G. Apogee: 682 km (423 mi). Perigee: 613 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 97.67 min. Technology demonstration satellite King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology with a joint NASA Ames payload related to gravitational reference sensors for drag-free spacecraft..
  • Tabletsat Aurora - . Mass: 25 kg (55 lb). Nation: Russia. Spacecraft Bus: Tabletsat Aurora. Spacecraft: Tabletsat Aurora. USAF Sat Cat: 40017 . COSPAR: 2014-033H. Apogee: 619 km (384 mi). Perigee: 581 km (361 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.69 min. Technology demonstrator with an imaging payload by SPUTNIX with a panchromatic ground resolution of 15 m and 47 km swath width..
  • Aprizesat 9 - . Mass: 14 kg (30 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: AprizeSat. Spacecraft: AprizeSat. USAF Sat Cat: 40018 . COSPAR: 2014-033J. Apogee: 715 km (444 mi). Perigee: 613 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 98.02 min. Part of a constellation of small LEO satellites for global fixed and mobile asset tracking. Also carried an AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver monitor naval vessel locations..
  • Aprizesat 10 - . Mass: 14 kg (30 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: AprizeSat. Spacecraft: AprizeSat. USAF Sat Cat: 40019 . COSPAR: 2014-033K. Apogee: 733 km (455 mi). Perigee: 613 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9600 deg. Period: 98.21 min. Part of a constellation of small LEO satellites for global fixed and mobile asset tracking. Also carried an AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver monitor naval vessel locations..
  • Brite Toronto - . Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: Canada. Spacecraft Bus: Toronto GNB. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40020 . COSPAR: 2014-033L. Apogee: 739 km (459 mi). Perigee: 613 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9600 deg. Period: 98.27 min. BRIght-star Target Explorer to observe the brightest starts for variability..
  • Duchifat 1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Israel. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40021 . COSPAR: 2014-033M. Apogee: 623 km (387 mi). Perigee: 601 km (373 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 96.94 min. 1U cubesat by the Herzliya Science Center..
  • Pace - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: Taiwan. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40022 . COSPAR: 2014-033N. Apogee: 623 km (387 mi). Perigee: 601 km (373 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.94 min. 2U cubesat for the National Cheng Kung University..
  • Flock 1C 10 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40023 . COSPAR: 2014-033P. Apogee: 623 km (387 mi). Perigee: 601 km (373 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.94 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Nanosat C BR1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Brazil. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40024 . COSPAR: 2014-033Q. Apogee: 623 km (387 mi). Perigee: 602 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.94 min. 1U cubesat for the Southern Regional Space Research Center..
  • Qb50P1 - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: Belgium. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40025 . COSPAR: 2014-033R. Apogee: 623 km (387 mi). Perigee: 602 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.95 min. 2U cubesat; part of a constellation of 50 CubeSats built by university teams to study the llower thermosphere..
  • Flock 1C 7 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40026 . COSPAR: 2014-033S. Apogee: 622 km (386 mi). Perigee: 602 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.94 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock 1C 1 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40027 . COSPAR: 2014-033T. Apogee: 623 km (387 mi). Perigee: 602 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.95 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Popsat Hip 1 - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: Singapore. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40028 . COSPAR: 2014-033U. Apogee: 625 km (388 mi). Perigee: 601 km (373 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.96 min. 3U cubesat by Microspace Rapid..
  • Flock 1C 2 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40029 . COSPAR: 2014-033V. Apogee: 625 km (388 mi). Perigee: 602 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.97 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Dtusat 2 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Denmark. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40030 . COSPAR: 2014-033W. Apogee: 624 km (387 mi). Perigee: 604 km (375 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 96.97 min. 1U cubesat by the Danish Technical University..
  • Flock 1C 4 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40031 . COSPAR: 2014-033X. Apogee: 624 km (387 mi). Perigee: 601 km (373 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.95 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Qb50p2 - . Mass: 2.00 kg (4.40 lb). Nation: Belgium. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40032 . COSPAR: 2014-033Y. Apogee: 624 km (387 mi). Perigee: 604 km (375 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.97 min. 2U cubesat; part of a constellation of 50 CubeSats built by university teams to study the llower thermosphere..
  • Flock 1C 11 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40033 . COSPAR: 2014-033Z. Apogee: 624 km (387 mi). Perigee: 603 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.97 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Antelsat - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: Uruguay. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40034 . COSPAR: 2014-033AA. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi). Perigee: 613 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 97.87 min. 2U cubesat by Uruguayan State Faculty of engineering; carried infrared imager and amateur radio payloads..
  • Flock 1C 9 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40035 . COSPAR: 2014-033AB. Apogee: 624 km (387 mi). Perigee: 604 km (375 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.97 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock 1C 6 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40036 . COSPAR: 2014-033AC. Apogee: 624 km (387 mi). Perigee: 604 km (375 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.98 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Perseus M2 - . Mass: 7.00 kg (15.40 lb). Nation: Russia. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40037 . COSPAR: 2014-033AD. Apogee: 626 km (388 mi). Perigee: 603 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.99 min. 6U Cubesat by by Canopus Systems with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver for tracking shipping..
  • Flock 1C 5 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40038 . COSPAR: 2014-033AE. Apogee: 626 km (388 mi). Perigee: 602 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.98 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Perseus M1 - . Mass: 7.00 kg (15.40 lb). Nation: Russia. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40039 . COSPAR: 2014-033AF. Apogee: 627 km (389 mi). Perigee: 604 km (375 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 97.01 min. 6U Cubesat by by Canopus Systems with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver for tracking shipping..
  • Flock 1C 8 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40040 . COSPAR: 2014-033AG. Apogee: 626 km (388 mi). Perigee: 603 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.99 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock 1C 3 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40041 . COSPAR: 2014-033AH. Apogee: 625 km (388 mi). Perigee: 603 km (374 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 96.98 min. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Polyitan 1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Ukraine. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40042 . COSPAR: 2014-033AJ. Apogee: 628 km (390 mi). Perigee: 604 km (375 mi). Inclination: 97.9800 deg. Period: 97.01 min. 1U cubesat by National Technical University of Ukraine..
  • Tigrisat - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: Iraq. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40043 . COSPAR: 2014-033AK. Apogee: 698 km (433 mi). Perigee: 610 km (370 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 97.81 min. 3U cubesat built by Iraqi students at the La Sapienza University of Rome..
  • Lemur 1 - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40044 . COSPAR: 2014-033AL. Apogee: 697 km (433 mi). Perigee: 611 km (379 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 97.82 min. 3U cubesat by NanoSatisfi Inc..
  • Aerocube 6a - . Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40045 . COSPAR: 2014-033AM. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi). Perigee: 613 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 97.87 min.
  • Aerocube 6b - . Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40046 . COSPAR: 2014-033AN. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi). Perigee: 613 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9700 deg. Period: 97.87 min.

2014 June 22 - . 18:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein Meck. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: LV-2.
  • GMD FTG-06b Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2014 June 22 - . 18:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF23. Launch Pad: LF23?. LV Family: Pegasus. Launch Vehicle: GBI.
  • GMD FTG-06b CE-II EKV - . Nation: USA. Agency: MDA. Manufacturer: OSC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2014 June 26 - . 11:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Orion.
  • RockOn 2014 - . Nation: USA. Agency: GSFC. Apogee: 118 km (73 mi).

2014 June 28 - . 21:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Pad: Kauai Drop Zone 1. Launch Platform: Balloon. LV Family: LDSD. Launch Vehicle: LDSD.
  • SIAD-R/SSDS - . Nation: USA. Agency: JPL. Apogee: 54 km (33 mi). Air dropped in Kauai Drop Zone 1..

2014 June 29 - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 6.
2014 June 29 - . Launch Site: Gitdaeryung. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 6.
2014 June 30 - . 04:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota PSLV. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • Spot 7 - . Payload: AstroSat-500 Mk.2 (AstroBus-L). Mass: 712 kg (1,569 lb). Nation: France. Spacecraft Bus: Astrobus. Spacecraft: Astrobus. USAF Sat Cat: 40053 . COSPAR: 2014-034A. Apogee: 699 km (434 mi). Perigee: 697 km (433 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 98.73 min. Earth observation satellite with a 2 meter resolution on a 60 kilometer swath..
  • Aisat - . Mass: 14 kg (30 lb). Nation: Germany. Spacecraft Bus: Aisat. Spacecraft: Aisat. USAF Sat Cat: 40054 . COSPAR: 2014-034B. Apogee: 663 km (411 mi). Perigee: 639 km (397 mi). Inclination: 98.2500 deg. Period: 97.75 min. DLR satellite with experimental Automatic Identification System (AIS) for tracking ships..
  • NLS 7.1/Canx 4 - . Mass: 15 kg (33 lb). Nation: Canada. Spacecraft Bus: Toronto GNB. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40055 . COSPAR: 2014-034C. Apogee: 661 km (410 mi). Perigee: 639 km (397 mi). Inclination: 98.2500 deg. Period: 97.73 min. Univeristy of Toronto demonstration of on-orbit formation flying using differential GPS..
  • NLS 7.2/Canx 5 - . Mass: 15 kg (33 lb). Nation: Canada. Spacecraft Bus: Toronto GNB. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40056 . COSPAR: 2014-034D. Apogee: 662 km (411 mi). Perigee: 639 km (397 mi). Inclination: 98.2500 deg. Period: 97.73 min.
  • Velox 1 - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: Singapore. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40057 . COSPAR: 2014-034E. Apogee: 658 km (408 mi). Perigee: 639 km (397 mi). Inclination: 98.2500 deg. Period: 97.69 min. 3u cubesat by Singapore National Technical University; to have deployed the Velox P3 subsatellite..

2014 July 2 - . 08:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Malemute. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Improved Malemute.
  • SubTec-6 - . Nation: USA. Agency: GSFC. Apogee: 8.00 km (4.90 mi).

2014 July 2 - . 09:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC2W. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7320-10C.
  • OCO 2 - . Mass: 407 kg (897 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: LEOStar-2. Spacecraft: Leostar-2. USAF Sat Cat: 40059 . COSPAR: 2014-035A. Apogee: 704 km (437 mi). Perigee: 701 km (435 mi). Inclination: 98.2000 deg. Period: 98.83 min. Was to have provided space-based observation of atmospheric carbon dioxide..

2014 July 3 - . 12:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC133/4. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Rokot.
  • Gonets M 08 (M18) - . Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: Russia. Spacecraft Bus: Strela. Spacecraft: Strela-3. USAF Sat Cat: 40061 . COSPAR: 2014-036A. Apogee: 1,510 km (930 mi). Perigee: 1,470 km (910 mi). Inclination: 82.5100 deg. Period: 115.76 min.
  • Gonets M 09 (M19) - . Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: Russia. Spacecraft Bus: Strela. Spacecraft: Strela-3. USAF Sat Cat: 40062 . COSPAR: 2014-036B. Apogee: 1,512 km (939 mi). Perigee: 1,480 km (910 mi). Inclination: 82.5100 deg. Period: 115.89 min.
  • Gonets M 10 (M20) - . Mass: 225 kg (496 lb). Nation: Russia. Spacecraft Bus: Strela. Spacecraft: Strela-3. USAF Sat Cat: 40063 . COSPAR: 2014-036C. Apogee: 1,511 km (938 mi). Perigee: 1,478 km (918 mi). Inclination: 82.5100 deg. Period: 115.86 min.

2014 July 8 - . 15:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • Meteor M2 - . Mass: 2,700 kg (5,900 lb). Nation: Russia. Spacecraft Bus: Meteor. Spacecraft: Meteor. USAF Sat Cat: 40069 . COSPAR: 2014-037A. Apogee: 827 km (513 mi). Perigee: 820 km (500 mi). Inclination: 98.8000 deg. Period: 101.37 min. Second in series of replacements for Meteor-M weather satellites..
  • MKA PN2 (Relek) - . Mass: 250 kg (550 lb). Nation: Russia. Spacecraft Bus: Relek. Spacecraft: Relek. USAF Sat Cat: 40070 . COSPAR: 2014-037B. Apogee: 821 km (510 mi). Perigee: 622 km (386 mi). Inclination: 98.3800 deg. Period: 99.22 min. Carried magnetosphere instruments..
  • DX 1 - . Mass: 27 kg (59 lb). Nation: Russia. Spacecraft Bus: DX 1. Spacecraft: DX 1. USAF Sat Cat: 40071 . COSPAR: 2014-037C. Apogee: 638 km (396 mi). Perigee: 624 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.4000 deg. Period: 97.33 min. Experimental small satellite bus; carried an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver for tracking ships..
  • Skysat 2 - . Mass: 100 kg (220 lb). Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: SkySat. Spacecraft: Skysat. USAF Sat Cat: 40072 . COSPAR: 2014-037D. Apogee: 635 km (394 mi). Perigee: 624 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.4000 deg. Period: 97.31 min. Commercial earth optical surveillance satellite by Skybox..
  • Dummy sat - . Nation: Russia. USAF Sat Cat: 40073 . COSPAR: 2014-037E. Apogee: 634 km (393 mi). Perigee: 624 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.4000 deg. Period: 97.29 min.
  • Ukube 1 - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: UK. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 40074 . COSPAR: 2014-037F. Apogee: 633 km (393 mi). Perigee: 623 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.4000 deg. Period: 97.27 min. 3U cubesat sponsored by the UK Space Agency; first of a series to be launched annually to promote space technology in the UK..
  • Aissat 2 - . Mass: 6.00 kg (13.20 lb). Nation: Norway. Spacecraft Bus: Toronto GNB. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40075 . COSPAR: 2014-037G. Apogee: 633 km (393 mi). Perigee: 623 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.4000 deg. Period: 97.27 min. Satellite-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload to track maritime assets worldwide (all vessels over 300 metric tons are equipped with AIS transponders)..
  • TDS 1 - . Mass: 150 kg (330 lb). Nation: UK. Spacecraft Bus: SSTL-150. Spacecraft: SSTL-150. USAF Sat Cat: 40076 . COSPAR: 2014-037H. Apogee: 633 km (393 mi). Perigee: 623 km (387 mi). Inclination: 98.3900 deg. Period: 97.27 min. TechDemoSat-1 by Surrey Satellite Technology carrying technology payloads from various UK universities..

2014 July 9 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC35/1. LV Family: Angara. Launch Vehicle: Angara-1.2PP.
  • Dummy satellite - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi). Test flight..

2014 July 9 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC35/1. LV Family: Angara. Launch Vehicle: Angara-1.2PP.
  • Maketa - . Nation: Russia. Agency: KHRU. Apogee: 189 km (117 mi).

2014 July 10 - . 18:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELS. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-ST-B.
  • O3b FM3 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: UK. Spacecraft Bus: ELiTeBus. Spacecraft: ELiTeBus. USAF Sat Cat: 40079 . COSPAR: 2014-038A. Apogee: 8,069 km (5,013 mi). Perigee: 8,062 km (5,009 mi). Inclination: 0.0300 deg. Period: 287.93 min.
  • O3b FM7 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: UK. Spacecraft Bus: ELiTeBus. Spacecraft: ELiTeBus. USAF Sat Cat: 40080 . COSPAR: 2014-038B. Apogee: 8,071 km (5,015 mi). Perigee: 8,061 km (5,008 mi). Inclination: 0.0300 deg. Period: 287.93 min.
  • O3b FM6 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: UK. Spacecraft Bus: ELiTeBus. Spacecraft: ELiTeBus. USAF Sat Cat: 40081 . COSPAR: 2014-038C. Apogee: 8,069 km (5,013 mi). Perigee: 8,063 km (5,010 mi). Inclination: 0.0300 deg. Period: 287.93 min.
  • O3b FM8 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: UK. Spacecraft Bus: ELiTeBus. Spacecraft: ELiTeBus. USAF Sat Cat: 40082 . COSPAR: 2014-038D. Apogee: 8,071 km (5,015 mi). Perigee: 8,061 km (5,008 mi). Inclination: 0.0300 deg. Period: 287.93 min.

2014 July 12 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Chiha-ri. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 6.
2014 July 12 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Chiha-ri. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 6.
  • Hwasong 6 RV? - . Nation: Korea North. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Test flight..

2014 July 12 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Chiha-ri. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 6.
  • Hwasong 6 RV? - . Nation: Korea North. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Test flight..

2014 July 12 - . 16:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Chiha-ri. LV Family: R-11. Launch Vehicle: Hwasong 6.
2014 July 13 - . 16:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LP0A. LV Family: Antares LV. Launch Vehicle: Antares 120.
  • Orb-2 SS Janice Voss - . Mass: 3,500 kg (7,700 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: OSC. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Cygnus. Spacecraft: Cygnus. Duration: 35.00 days. Decay Date: 2014-08-17 . USAF Sat Cat: 40084 . COSPAR: 2014-039A. Apogee: 407 km (252 mi). Perigee: 386 km (239 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.48 min.

    Delivered 1,494 kg of cargo to the ISS. After rendezvous with the ISS the station's SSRMS arm grappled it at 10:36 GMT on July 16 and berthed it to the Harmony module at 12:53 GMT. Unberthed at 09:14 GMT on August 15 and released by Canadarm-2 at 10:40 GMT. Deorbited and reentered at 13:15 GMT on 17 August over the South Pacific.


2014 July 14 - . 15:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC40. Launch Pad: SLC40. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9.
  • Orbcomm FM 109 - . Mass: 172 kg (379 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Spacecraft Bus: SN-100. Spacecraft: SN-100. USAF Sat Cat: 40086 . COSPAR: 2014-040A. Apogee: 738 km (458 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 47.0000 deg. Period: 98.32 min.

    The second stage of the booster deployed a set of six VHF messaging relay satellites for Orbcomm. The second stage carried two ESPA rings (developed for EELV auxilary payloads) each carrying four slots for the 172 kg satellites; the two extra slots were filled with mass dummies which remained attached. The Falcon 9 first stage made a flyback maneuver and deployed landing legs as part of engineering tests for future recovery; the stage was destroyed as it landed on the ocean.

  • Orbcomm FM 107 - . Mass: 172 kg (379 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Spacecraft Bus: SN-100. Spacecraft: SN-100. USAF Sat Cat: 40087 . COSPAR: 2014-040B. Apogee: 738 km (458 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 47.0100 deg. Period: 98.32 min.
  • Orbcomm FM 106 - . Mass: 172 kg (379 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Spacecraft Bus: SN-100. Spacecraft: SN-100. USAF Sat Cat: 40088 . COSPAR: 2014-040C. Apogee: 739 km (459 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 47.0100 deg. Period: 98.33 min.
  • Orbcomm FM 111 - . Mass: 172 kg (379 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Spacecraft Bus: SN-100. Spacecraft: SN-100. USAF Sat Cat: 40089 . COSPAR: 2014-040D. Apogee: 740 km (450 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 47.0100 deg. Period: 98.35 min.
  • Orbcomm FM 104 - . Mass: 172 kg (379 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Spacecraft Bus: SN-100. Spacecraft: SN-100. USAF Sat Cat: 40090 . COSPAR: 2014-040E. Apogee: 740 km (450 mi). Perigee: 619 km (384 mi). Inclination: 47.0100 deg. Period: 98.35 min.
  • Orbcomm FM 103 - . Mass: 172 kg (379 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Spacecraft Bus: SN-100. Spacecraft: SN-100. USAF Sat Cat: 40091 . COSPAR: 2014-040F. Apogee: 741 km (460 mi). Perigee: 620 km (380 mi). Inclination: 47.0100 deg. Period: 98.37 min.

2014 July 18 - . 20:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1A.
  • Foton M4 - . Mass: 6,840 kg (15,070 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: FKA. Class: Materials. Type: Materials science satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Vostok. Spacecraft: Vostok. Decay Date: 2014-09-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 40095 . COSPAR: 2014-041A. Apogee: 530 km (320 mi). Perigee: 248 km (154 mi). Inclination: 64.8800 deg. Period: 92.34 min.

    Foton-M, using the Vostok reentry capsule, but a new extended length service module. Microgravity and life sciences experiments were on board, including geckos and tardigrades. The return capsule included samples exposed on the exterior for reentry studies. On July 24 it was revealed that the satellite was not responding to ground commands, although it continued to send back telemetry. Control was later reported to have been regained, but a scheduled orbit raise burn was cancelled, and on August 12 the orbit was still 250 x 542 km. Landed in the Orenburg district on September 1 at 09:18 GMT. The geckos carried as part of the payload were found to have died.


2014 July 22 - . 19:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.289US - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi). Solar EUV payload..

2014 July 22 - . 19:10 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • DFSSP - . Nation: USA. Agency: GSFC. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi). Solar EUV spectrometer package, the Degradation Free Spectrometers payload..

2014 July 23 - . Launch Site: Urumqi. LV Family: DF-21. Launch Vehicle: DF-21.
  • Nation: China. Agency: PLA2AC. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

2014 July 23 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan.
  • Target - . Nation: China. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Test flight..

2014 July 23 - . Launch Site: Urumqi.
  • Interceptor - . Nation: India. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Test flight..

2014 July 23 - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: DF-11. Launch Vehicle: B-611.
  • Nation: China. Agency: PLA2AC. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2014 July 23 - . 21:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Progress M-24M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 423 / ISS-56P. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 120.00 days. Decay Date: 2014-11-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 40097 . COSPAR: 2014-042A. Apogee: 419 km (260 mi). Perigee: 413 km (256 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.89 min. Docked with the Pirs module of the ISS at 03:31 GMT on July 24. Undocked from Pirs at 05:38 GMT on October 27..

2014 July 28 - . 23:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC37B. Launch Pad: SLC37B. LV Family: Delta IV. Launch Vehicle: Delta 4M+(4,2).
  • USA 253 - . Payload: GSSAP-1. Mass: 2,500 kg (5,500 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: ULAB. Spacecraft Bus: GSSAP. Spacecraft: GSSAP. USAF Sat Cat: 40099 . COSPAR: 2014-043A. Apogee: 35,500 km (22,000 mi). Perigee: 35,500 km (22,000 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Designed to catalog satellites and space debris in geostationary orbit. Built by Orbital for US Air Force Space Command. Orbit and mass classified; figures shown are speculative..
  • USA 254 - . Payload: GSSAP-2. Mass: 2,500 kg (5,500 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: ULAB. Spacecraft Bus: GSSAP. Spacecraft: GSSAP. USAF Sat Cat: 40100 . COSPAR: 2014-043B. Apogee: 35,500 km (22,000 mi). Perigee: 35,500 km (22,000 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Designed to catalog satellites and space debris in geostationary orbit. Built by Orbital for US Air Force Space Command. Orbit and mass classified; figures shown are speculative..
  • USA 255 - . Payload: ANGELS. Mass: 70 kg (154 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: ULAB. Spacecraft Bus: ANGELS. Spacecraft: ANGELS. USAF Sat Cat: 40101 . COSPAR: 2014-043C. Apogee: 35,500 km (22,000 mi). Perigee: 15,000 km (9,000 mi). Inclination: 25.0000 deg.

    Small satellite for the Air Force Research Lab which made observations of the Delta rocket's second stage at ranges from 50 kilometers down to a few kilometers, for further development of satellite inspection technology. Orbit and mass classified; figures shown are speculative.


2014 July 29 - . 23:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ES.
  • ATV-5 Georges Lemaitre - . Mass: 19,520 kg (43,030 lb). Nation: France. Agency: AE. Spacecraft Bus: ATV. Spacecraft: ATV. Duration: 201.00 days. Decay Date: 2015-02-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 40103 . COSPAR: 2014-044A. Apogee: 419 km (260 mi). Perigee: 413 km (256 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.89 min. ISS resupply mission. Arrived at the ISS on August 12, docking with Zvezda at 13:30 GMT. Undocked from the ISS Zvezda module at 13:42 GMT on February 14 2015 and was deorbited over the Pacific on February 15..

2014 August 2 - . 03:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • USA 256 - . Payload: Navstar 71 / GPS SVN 68 / IIF-7 / Capella. Mass: 1,630 kg (3,590 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: ULAL. Spacecraft Bus: Navstar. Spacecraft: GPS Block 2F. USAF Sat Cat: 40105 . COSPAR: 2014-045A. Apogee: 20,479 km (12,725 mi). Perigee: 20,451 km (12,707 mi). Inclination: 55.0000 deg. Period: 729.47 min. The navigation satellite, dubbed 'Capella', reached a 167 km x 20,260 km x 55 deg transfer orbit at 03:40 GMT. A second Centaur burn at 06:40 GMT circularized the orbit prior to release of the satellite..

2014 August 4 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S-310. Launch Vehicle: S-310.
  • S-310-43 - . Nation: Japan. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi). Technology payload..

2014 August 4 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima K. LV Family: S-310. Launch Vehicle: S-310.
  • Cryo tank flow test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 117 km (72 mi). Engineering study of cryogenic fluid flow for future rocket stages..

2014 August 5 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC40. Launch Pad: SLC40. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9.
  • Asiasat 8 - . Payload: LS-1300LL. Mass: 4,535 kg (9,997 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SPX. Spacecraft Bus: FS-1300. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 40107 . COSPAR: 2014-046A. Apogee: 35,791 km (22,239 mi). Perigee: 35,784 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0500 deg. Period: 1,436.14 min.

    Used an R-4D bipropellant thruster to reach GEO. The first R-4D burn on August 6 raised the orbit from 180 km x 35,762 km x 24.3 deg to 7,137 x 35,751 km x 10.7 deg. By August 11 the satellite was in a 35,725 x 35,732 km x 0.1 deg orbit drifting east over 104 deg E.


2014 August 7 - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2C.
  • Hypersonic RV - . Nation: China. Agency: PLA2AC. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi). Claimed to be a test of a hypersonic glide reentry vehicle. Based on images from the impact site of one of the stages, the launch appeared to have used a large liquid fuelled booster, possibly a modified CZ-2C..

2014 August 9 - . 05:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan SLS-2. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4C.
  • Yaogan 20b - . Mass: 200 kg (440 lb). Nation: China. Agency: CASC. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 40110 . COSPAR: 2014-047B. Apogee: 1,094 km (679 mi). Perigee: 1,087 km (675 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Period: 107.05 min.
  • Yaogan 20c - . Mass: 200 kg (440 lb). Nation: China. Agency: CASC. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 40111 . COSPAR: 2014-047C. Apogee: 1,094 km (679 mi). Perigee: 1,087 km (675 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Period: 107.05 min.
  • Yaogan 20a - . Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Nation: China. Agency: CASC. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 40109 . COSPAR: 2014-047A. Apogee: 1,066 km (662 mi). Perigee: 1,054 km (654 mi). Inclination: 63.4000 deg. Period: 106.41 min. Triplet satellites, the fourth in a series; previous triplet clusters were Yaogan 9, 16 and 17. They were thought to be analogous to the old US NOSS/PARCAE ocean surveillance system..

2014 August 13 - . 18:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3E. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • Worldview-3 - . Mass: 2,800 kg (6,100 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: ULAL. Spacecraft Bus: BCP-5000. Spacecraft: BCP-5000. USAF Sat Cat: 40115 . COSPAR: 2014-048A. Apogee: 614 km (381 mi). Perigee: 612 km (380 mi). Inclination: 97.9900 deg. Period: 96.97 min.

    Commercial imaging satellite in a 10:15 local time of descending node sun-synchronous orbit. Ground resolution of 0.31 m panchromatic, and 1.1 m multispectral. After releasing the satellite the Centaur stage restarted and used up its extra propellant by accelerating to an escape trajectory to solar orbit. WV-3 had an imager with 0.3m ground resolution in addition to multispectral and 3.7-micron IR cameras. Digital Globe was formerly EarthWatch Inc, and merged with the former Space Imaging Inc. (GeoEye) in 2012, which itself absorbed EOSAT in 1996 and OrbImage in 2006, completing the consolidation of the first generation of US commercial imaging companies.


2014 August 17 - . 10:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S-520. Launch Vehicle: S-520.
  • S-520-29 - . Nation: Japan. Apogee: 243 km (150 mi). Payload studied the sporadic E layer in the ionosphere..

2014 August 18 - .
  • EVA ISS VKD-39 - . Crew: Artemyev, Skvortsov. EVA Duration: 0.22 days. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS.

    The airlock was depressurized at 13:40 GMT and the hatch opened at 14:02 GMT . At Artemev hand-launched the 1U cubesat Chasqui-1, a joint Peruvian-Russian project. The crew also worked with materials exposure experiments; installed the EXPOSE-R2 experient on Zvezda's URM-D-II boom, and on Poisk retrieved Panel 2 of the Vinoslivost experiment and swapped out the SKK-1-M2 cassette for the new SKK-2-M2; and installed the new BKDO experiment to study the effects of rocket thruster plumes impinging on the station. A Biorisk exposure canister was retrieved from Pirs. The astronauts went back inside to close the Pirs hatch at 19:13 GMT and repressurize the airlock at about 19:16 GMT.


2014 August 19 - . 03:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. Launch Pad: LC9. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4B.
  • Gaofen 2 - . Mass: 800 kg (1,760 lb). Nation: China. Agency: CASC. Spacecraft Bus: CAST2000. Spacecraft: CAST2000. USAF Sat Cat: 40118 . COSPAR: 2014-049A. Apogee: 636 km (395 mi). Perigee: 620 km (380 mi). Inclination: 98.0200 deg. Period: 97.26 min. High resolution imaging satellite with a 0.80 m resolution with 48 km swath, in a 10:20 local time at descending node sun-synchronous orbit..
  • Brite-PL 2 - . Mass: 10 kg (22 lb). Nation: Poland. Spacecraft Bus: Toronto GNB. Spacecraft: Toronto GNB. USAF Sat Cat: 40119 . COSPAR: 2014-049B. Apogee: 634 km (393 mi). Perigee: 609 km (378 mi). Inclination: 98.0200 deg. Period: 97.13 min. 'Heweliusz' (Hewelius) astronomy nanosatellite. The sixth and final member of the planned BRITE constellation carried an R-band photometer..

2014 August 20 - . 10:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. Launch Complex: Kagoshima K. LV Family: S-520. Launch Vehicle: S-520.
  • Sporadic E study - . Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Apogee: 243 km (150 mi).

2014 August 22 - . 03:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELS. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-ST-B.
  • GalileoSat-5 - . Payload: Galileo FOC FM01 / Doresa. Mass: 733 kg (1,615 lb). Nation: Europe. Agency: AE. Spacecraft Bus: Galileo Navsat. Spacecraft: Galileo Navsat. USAF Sat Cat: 40128 . COSPAR: 2014-050A. Apogee: 25,918 km (16,104 mi). Perigee: 13,721 km (8,525 mi). Inclination: 49.6900 deg. Period: 703.33 min.

    Europe's first two Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) navigation satellites were put on a suborbital trajectory by the booster. The Fregat-MT No. 1039 upper stage made a first burn to put the stack in elliptical transfer orbit, and then began the coast to apogee. At apogee at 16:05 GMT the Fregat made a second burn intended to circularize the orbit at 23500 km x and 55.0 deg inclination. The satellites separated from the Fregat at 16:15 GMT. Unfortunately the Fregat was wrongly oriented and the orbit actually reached was 13,700 x 25,900 km x 49.7 deg. An attitude control thrusters may have failed during the coast, leaving Fregat pointing the wrong way at second main engine ignition.

  • GalileoSat-6 - . Payload: Galileo FOC FM02 / Milena. Mass: 733 kg (1,615 lb). Nation: Europe. Agency: AE. Spacecraft Bus: Galileo Navsat. Spacecraft: Galileo Navsat. USAF Sat Cat: 40129 . COSPAR: 2014-050B. Apogee: 25,906 km (16,097 mi). Perigee: 13,702 km (8,514 mi). Inclination: 49.6900 deg. Period: 702.69 min.

2014 August 22 - . 22:45 GMT - . Launch Site: McGregor. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9R.
  • F9R Dev1 F004 3 engine test - . Nation: USA. Agency: SPX. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi). FTS.

2014 August 23 - . 13:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Lynx. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Lynx.
  • Shark? - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM test target..

2014 August 23 - . 13:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Lynx. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Lynx.
  • Shark - . Nation: USA. Agency: GSFC. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

2014 August 25 - . 08:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: STARS.
  • AHW FT2 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi). Military hypersonic glide test failure. This was a US Army mission from a converted Polaris missile launched from Kodiak, Alaska. The missile went off course and was destroyed shortly after launch..

2014 August 28 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.308GT - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi). Test flght with Aeronomy payload..

2014 September 2 - . 02:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VS-30.
  • EPL-ME - . Nation: Brazil. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi). Test of Brazi's first liquid propulsion system, the 5 kN LOX/ethanol EPL L5, as a second stage on a VS-30 sounding rocket..

2014 September 4 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2D.
  • Chuangxin 1-04 - . Mass: 90 kg (198 lb). Nation: China. Spacecraft Bus: CX-1. Spacecraft: CX-1. USAF Sat Cat: 40137 . COSPAR: 2014-051B. Apogee: 810 km (500 mi). Perigee: 777 km (482 mi). Inclination: 98.4500 deg. Period: 100.74 min. Satellite from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, for message data relay, in a sun syncronous orbit with 06:30 local time of descending node..
  • Ling Qiao - . Mass: 135 kg (297 lb). Nation: China. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ling Qiao. Spacecraft: Ling Qiao. USAF Sat Cat: 40136 . COSPAR: 2014-051A. Apogee: 809 km (502 mi). Perigee: 777 km (482 mi). Inclination: 98.4500 deg. Period: 100.73 min. Smart Communications Test Satellite, a joint venture of Tsinghua University and Xinwei Telecom, for tests of multimedia data transmission, in a sun syncronous orbit with 06:30 local time of descending node..

2014 September 5 - . 09:29 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS.
  • Flock 1b-17 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. COSPAR: 1998-067FF. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..
  • Flock 1b-18 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. COSPAR: 1998-067FE. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..

2014 September 7 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC40. Launch Pad: Cape Canaveral SLC40. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 v1.1.
  • Asiasat 6 - . Mass: 4,428 kg (9,762 lb). Nation: China. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: FS-1300. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 40141 . COSPAR: 2014-052A. Apogee: 35,788 km (22,237 mi). Perigee: 35,785 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0200 deg. Period: 1,436.09 min.

    Communications satellite for Asiasat, a Hong Kong based telecom company. The satellite had C and Ku band communications payloads and an additional C-band payload for the Thai operator Thaicom; this payload was marketed as Thaicom 7. Stationed over 119.8 deg E.


2014 September 8 - . 03:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4B.
  • Yaogan 21 - . Payload: Jianbing 8. Mass: 2,800 kg (6,100 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-10. USAF Sat Cat: 40143 . COSPAR: 2014-053A. Apogee: 498 km (309 mi). Perigee: 480 km (290 mi). Inclination: 97.3900 deg. Period: 94.39 min. Imaging satellite in a sun synchronous orbit with a 10:30 local time descending node. The mission continued a series begun with the Zi Yuan 2 satellites..
  • Tiantuo 2 - . Mass: 67 kg (147 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Tiantuo. Spacecraft: Tiantuo. USAF Sat Cat: 40144 . COSPAR: 2014-053B. Apogee: 485 km (301 mi). Perigee: 469 km (291 mi). Inclination: 97.3900 deg. Period: 94.15 min. Satellites built by the National University for Defense Technology; this one carried video imaging experiments..

2014 September 9 - . Launch Site: Mediterranean Sea. Launch Complex: F-15. LV Family: Black Sparrow missile series. Launch Vehicle: Blue Sparrow.
  • Sparrow Target - . Nation: Israel. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). ABM test target. Missile defense test using a Blue Sparrow missile which is thought to fly a slightly exoatmospheric trajectory, although the Arrow 2 interceptor itself would not have left the atmosphere..

2014 September 10 - . Launch Site: White Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-551. LV Family: Topol. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test flight..

2014 September 11 - . 05:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: ASLV. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi). Training launch..

2014 September 11 - . 22:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Measat 3b - . Mass: 5,897 kg (13,000 lb). Nation: Malaysia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Eurostar 3000. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 40147 . COSPAR: 2014-054B. Apogee: 35,797 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,776 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 1,436.12 min. Communications satellite for Malaysia's Measat; part of the capacity is leased to NewSat (Melbourne) to be marketed as the Jabiru-2 payload..
  • Optus 10 - . Mass: 3,970 kg (8,750 lb). Nation: Australia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: FS-1300. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 40146 . COSPAR: 2014-054A. Apogee: 35,797 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,776 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Communications satellite owned by Singtel Optus, the Australian subsidiary of Singapore Telecom, with a Ku-band payload..

2014 September 12 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Platform: SSBN. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Trident test flight..

2014 September 12 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Platform: SSBN. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Three Trident missiles were launched from off the coast of Southern California towards the mid-Pacific, from an unidentified Trident submarine; at least one of the launches was widely observed along the US west coast..

2014 September 12 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Platform: SSBN. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • USN RV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Trident test flight..

2014 September 17 - . 00:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: Cape Canaveral SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • USA 257 - . Payload: CLIO. Mass: 5,000 kg (11,000 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: ELINT. Spacecraft Bus: AS 2100. Spacecraft: AS 2100. USAF Sat Cat: 40208 . COSPAR: 2014-055A.

    Classified satellite in an unusual high-perigee geostationary transfer orbit, possibly around 11,800 x 36,000 km, after an initial 174 km x 28,860 km x 28 deg orbit. CLIO's owner was an unidentified US government agency - possibly the National Reconnaissance Office. It may have a communications or signals intelligence payload.


2014 September 21 - . 05:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC40. Launch Pad: Cape Canaveral SLC40. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 v1.1.
  • Dragon CRS-4 - . Mass: 9,500 kg (20,900 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Dragon. Spacecraft: Dragon. Duration: 34.00 days. Decay Date: 2014-10-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 40210 . COSPAR: 2014-056A. Apogee: 412 km (256 mi). Perigee: 403 km (250 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 92.71 min.

    ISS resupply mission. The Dragon Trunk carried two packages, the ISS RapidScat radar scatterometer science instrument and the RapidScat Nadir Adapter, which was to be installed on the SDX nadir attach point of the Columbus module's external payload facility. The Dragon cabin carried SpinSat, an 0.56m spherical NRL satellite to be deployed by the Kibo JEM-RMS, and the NASA-Ames Rodent Research 1 life sciences payload with 20 mice. The SSRMS Canadarm-2 grappled the Dragon at 10:52 GMT on September 23 and berthed it to the Harmony node at 13:21 GMT. Unberthed and released by the SSRMS at 13:57 GMT on 25 October. It made its deorbit burn at 18:43 GMT and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 19:38 GMT off Baja California near 34 deg N x 123.5 deg W.


2014 September 23 - . 14:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF09. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • Mk 12/21 RV? - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi). Operational test..

2014 September 25 - . 20:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-14M - . Call Sign: Tarkhany. Crew: Samokutyayev, Serova, Wilmore. Backup Crew: Kelly, Scott, Korniyenko, Padalka. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 714. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 167.24 days. Decay Date: 2015-03-12 . USAF Sat Cat: 40246 . COSPAR: 2014-057A. Apogee: 408 km (253 mi). Perigee: 396 km (246 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.60 min.

    Expedition 42 crew transported to the ISS (Samokutyaev, Wilmore and Serova). The port solar array failed to deploy after Soyuz separated from the launch vehicle third stage, but this did not impact the rendezvous. Soyuz TMA-14M docked with the Poisk module of the ISS at 02:11 GMT on September 26. Serova was the fourth Russian woman in space but the first since 1997. On March 11 2015 at 22:44 GMT Soyuz TMA-14M undocked from the Poisk module with the same crew aboard. It performed its deorbit burn at 01:16 GMT March 12 and landed in Kazakhstan at around 02:08 GMT.


2014 September 27 - . 20:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Luch - . Mass: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Data relay satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 40258 . COSPAR: 2014-058A. Apogee: 35,859 km (22,281 mi). Perigee: 35,826 km (22,261 mi). Inclination: 0.0100 deg. Period: 1,438.96 min. Experimental or first of a new series of military communications and ELINT satellites. Variously reported to provide secure datalink services with reconnaisance satellites; and to have the Olimp-K SIGINT payload; to have a laser communications device..

2014 September 28 - . 05:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2C.
  • SJ-11-07 - . Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SJ-11. Spacecraft: SJ-11. USAF Sat Cat: 40261 . COSPAR: 2014-059A. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi). Perigee: 684 km (425 mi). Inclination: 98.1000 deg. Period: 98.61 min. Seventh satellite in the Shi Jian 11 constellation, thought perhaps to be used for infrared missile tracking and early warning..

2014 September 30 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • VAULT 2.0 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 290 km (180 mi). Naval Research Laboratory solar telescope..

2014 October 7 - .
  • EVA ISS US EVA-27 - . Crew: Gerst, Wiseman. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS.

    The airlock was depressurized at about 12:25 GMT and repressurized at 18:43 GMT. The failed Pump Module, serial number 04, which was stowed on the Mobile Base System's POA mount during an EVA on 2013 Dec 21, was relocated to External Stowage Platform 2. A new unit called the Mobile Transporter Relay Assembly (MTRA) was attached to the transporter to provide backup power.


2014 October 7 - . 05:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIA.
  • Himawari-8 - . Mass: 3,500 kg (7,700 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Earth. Type: Weather satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DS2000. Spacecraft: DS2000. USAF Sat Cat: 40267 . COSPAR: 2014-060A. Apogee: 35,791 km (22,239 mi). Perigee: 35,782 km (22,233 mi). Inclination: 0.0200 deg. Period: 1,436.08 min. Japan Meteorological Agency weather satellite. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 141 deg east..

2014 October 7 - . 13:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiu Peng. LV Family: NSPO. Launch Vehicle: Sounding Rocket.
  • SR-10 - . Nation: Taiwan. Apogee: 286 km (177 mi). Ionosphere payload..

2014 October 12 - . 04:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Lynx. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Lynx.
  • MDA Target? - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM test target..

2014 October 15 - .
  • EVA ISS US EVA-28 - . Crew: Gerst, Wiseman. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. The crew replaced the SSU (Sequential Shunt Unit) on solar wing 3A, attached to the S4 truss, and worked on external cameras and electronics..

2014 October 15 - . 20:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLP. Launch Pad: Sriharikota FLP. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL.
  • IRNSS-1C - . Mass: 1,425 kg (3,141 lb). Nation: India. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-1K. Spacecraft: I-1K. USAF Sat Cat: 40269 . COSPAR: 2014-061A. Apogee: 35,879 km (22,294 mi). Perigee: 35,696 km (22,180 mi). Inclination: 4.1700 deg. Period: 1,436.14 min. India's third dedicated navigation satellite. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 83 deg east..

2014 October 16 - . 21:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Intelsat IS-30 - . Mass: 6,320 kg (13,930 lb). Nation: International. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: FS-1300. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 40271 . COSPAR: 2014-062A. Apogee: 35,796 km (22,242 mi). Perigee: 35,779 km (22,231 mi). Inclination: 0.0100 deg. Period: 1,436.13 min. Ku-band payload leased to DirectTV as DLA-1 for broadcast to Latin America. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 95 deg west..
  • ARSAT-1 - . Mass: 2,985 kg (6,580 lb). Nation: Argentina. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: ARSAT-3K. Spacecraft: ARSAT-3K. USAF Sat Cat: 40272 . COSPAR: 2014-062B. Apogee: 35,793 km (22,240 mi). Perigee: 35,780 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.0600 deg. Period: 1,436.09 min. Argentina's first domestic geosynchronous communications satellite. Used a domestic satellite bus with 24 Ku-band transponder. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 72 deg west..

2014 October 17 - . 07:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: MRBM-T3. Launch Vehicle: MRBM-T3.
  • FTX-20 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). ABM test target. Solid propellant target missile for the Missile Defense Agency. Based on an available launch image, thought to be an MRBM-T3, with SR19 and SR73 solid motors..

2014 October 20 - . 06:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4C.
  • Yaogan 22 - . Payload: Jianbing 9. Mass: 2,500 kg (5,500 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-9. USAF Sat Cat: 40275 . COSPAR: 2014-063A. Apogee: 1,207 km (749 mi). Perigee: 1,198 km (744 mi). Inclination: 100.3600 deg. Period: 109.48 min. Sun synchronous orbit; 1330 GMT local time of the descending node..

2014 October 21 - . 15:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Ekspress AM-6 - . Payload: EXPRESS AM-6. Mass: 3,358 kg (7,403 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-2000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-2000. USAF Sat Cat: 40277 . COSPAR: 2014-064A. Apogee: 35,789 km (22,238 mi). Perigee: 35,783 km (22,234 mi). Inclination: 0.0200 deg. Period: 1,436.08 min.

    The final Briz-M burn was incomplete, leaving the communications satellite in an orbit with a 1373 min period - significantly below the planned orbit. Ekspress AM-6 had to reach its geosynchronous destination using extra xenon propellant from its own electric propulsion system at the cost of operational lifetime. Ekspress AM-6 orbit is 1373.2 min, 31307 x 37784 km x 0.7 deg; the Briz-M's auxiliary SOZ thrusters disposed of the stage into a 1512.4 min, 34984 x 39549 km x 1.0 deg orbit. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 140 deg east.


2014 October 22 - .
  • EVA ISS VKD-40 - . Crew: Samokutyayev, Surayev. EVA Duration: 0.15 days. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS.

    Removed and jettisoned Radiometriya experiment from Zvezda Plane II, removed EXPOSE-R experiment protective cover, took surface samples from Pirs extravehicular hatch 2 window (TEST experiment), removed and jettisoned two KURS attennas from Poisk, photographed exterior of ISS Russian segment.


2014 October 23 - . 13:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Spaceport America. LV Family: SpaceLoft. Launch Vehicle: SpaceLoft XL.
  • SL-9 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi). Microgravity payload..

2014 October 23 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3C/G2.
  • Chang'e-5 RRFV - . Payload: CHANG E 5-T1. Nation: China. Class: Moon. Type: Lunar probe. Spacecraft Bus: Chang'e-5 RRFV. Spacecraft: Chang'e-5 RRFV. Decay Date: 2014-10-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 40283 . COSPAR: 2014-065A. Apogee: 404,729 km (251,486 mi). Perigee: -1,281 km (-1,281 mi). Inclination: 30.5000 deg. Reentry vehicle portion of Chang'e-5. The craft made an 8-day flight to loop around the Moon and return to Earth. The reentry vehicle separated from the main bus at 21:53 GMT and landed north of Hohhot at 22:42 GMT..
  • Chang'e-5 Flight Test Vehicle - . Payload: RRFV. Nation: China. Class: Moon. Type: Lunar probe. Spacecraft Bus: Chang'e-5. Spacecraft: Chang'e-5. COSPAR: 2014-065.

    Chang'e-5 Flight Test Vehicle, also called the Reentry Return Flight Test Mission. The spacecraft was launched into a 209 km x 413,000 km lunar transfer orbit. The vehicle was a precursor to the planned Chang'e-5 mission and consisted of a satellite bus similar to the Chang'e-2 lunar orbiter, topped with a reentry vehicle, a subscale version of the Shenzhou landing module. The craft made an 8-day flight to loop around the Moon and return to Earth. It passed 11,300 km from the Moon on October 27 and returned to Earth on October 31. The descent capsule separated from the main vehicle at 21:53 GMT and landed north of Hohhot at 22:42 GMT. The service module made a burn at 21:56 GMT to avoid reentry and swung past the Earth to head out towards the Earth-Moon L2 point. Stationed at L2 Lagrangian point.

  • 4M - . Payload: CZ-3C R/B. Nation: Germany. Class: Communications. Type: Amateur radio communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: 4M. Spacecraft: 4M. Decay Date: 2015-10-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 40284 . COSPAR: 2014-065B. Apogee: 381,280 km (236,910 mi). Perigee: 86,169 km (53,542 mi). Inclination: 61.7000 deg. LuxSpace Manfred Memorial Moon Mission, an amateur radio payload attached to the third stage of the CZ-3C that launched the Chang'e-5 flight test vehicle. Following lunar flyby on October 27, the stage was in a 141,090 km x 416,326 km x 54.2 deg orbit..

2014 October 27 - . 06:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2C.
  • SJ-11-08 - . Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SJ-11. Spacecraft: SJ-11. USAF Sat Cat: 40286 . COSPAR: 2014-066A. Apogee: 700 km (430 mi). Perigee: 681 km (423 mi). Inclination: 98.2500 deg. Period: 98.58 min. Eighth and final satellite in the Shi Jian 11 series, believed to be a military surveillance satellite of some kind. Sun synchronous orbit; 1315 GMT local time of the descending node..

2014 October 28 - . 22:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Complex: Wallops Island LA0A. Launch Pad: Wallops MARS 0A. LV Family: Antares LV. Launch Vehicle: Antares 130. FAILURE: Vehicle exploded 14 seconds after launch at an altitude of about 100 metres, and the vehicle and payloads fell back to the pad, resulting in a large explosion.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • Orb-3 SS Deke Slayton - . Mass: 3,500 kg (7,700 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Manufacturer: OSC. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Cygnus. Spacecraft: Cygnus.

    The Orbital Cygnus Orb-3 cargo ship; destroyed during launch. As well as ISS cargo, the Orb-3 mission was carrying 26 PlanetLabs Flock-1d 3U cubesats, the JPL/U-Texas RACE 3U cubesat, the Arkyd-3 3U cubesat from Planetary Resources, and also the GOMX-2 ship tracking 2U cubesat from GOMX of Aalborg, Denmark.

  • RACE - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Science. Type: Science satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Apogee: 0.10 km (0.06 mi). Perigee: -6,378 km (-6,378 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. JPL/U-Texas 3U cubesat. Lost in explosion of booster..
  • Arkyd-3 - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Apogee: 0.10 km (0.06 mi). Perigee: -6,378 km (-6,378 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. 3U cubesat from Planetary Resources. Lost in explosion of booster..
  • GOMX-2 - . Mass: 3.00 kg (6.60 lb). Nation: Denmark. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Apogee: 0.10 km (0.06 mi). Perigee: -6,378 km (-6,378 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Ship tracking 2U cubesat from GOMX of Aalborg, Denmark. Lost in explosion of booster..
  • Flock-1d 1 to 26 - . Mass: 4.00 kg (8.80 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. 26 PlanetLabs Flock-1d 3U cubesats. Lost in explosion of booster. Part of a Planetary Labs constellation of over 100 3U cubesats to provide continuous optical surveillance of the earth..

2014 October 29 - . 07:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1a.
  • Progress M-25M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 424 / ISS-57P. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 179.00 days. Decay Date: 2015-04-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 40292 . COSPAR: 2014-067A. Apogee: 403 km (250 mi). Perigee: 396 km (246 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 92.56 min. Docked with the ISS Pirs module at 13:08 GMT 29 October. Undocked from the Pirs module at 06:41 GMT on April 25 and was deorbited on April 26, with debris falling in the South Pacific at 13:00 GMT..

2014 October 29 - . 17:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC41. Launch Pad: Cape Canaveral SLC41. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401.
  • USA 258 - . Payload: Navstar 72 / GPS SVN 69 / IIF-8 / Spica. Mass: 1,630 kg (3,590 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Navstar. Spacecraft: GPS Block 2F. USAF Sat Cat: 40294 . COSPAR: 2014-068A. Apogee: 20,195 km (12,548 mi). Perigee: 20,168 km (12,531 mi). Inclination: 54.9600 deg. Period: 717.93 min. Nicknamed Spica, launched into a 167 x 20,281 km transfer orbit 17 minutes after launch; the Centaur restarted at 20:40 GMT to place the satellite in its final orbit..

2014 October 29 - . 17:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-535. LV Family: Topol. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RVs - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Bulava missile test flight from the Yuri Dolgorukiy submarine in the Barents Sea; multiple reentry vehicles flew a suborbital trajectory to the Kura target range in Kamchatka..

2014 October 30 - . 01:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1A.
  • Meridian No. 17L - . Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Meridian. Spacecraft: Meridian. USAF Sat Cat: 40296 . COSPAR: 2014-069A. Apogee: 39,296 km (24,417 mi). Perigee: 1,056 km (656 mi). Inclination: 62.8300 deg. Period: 717.73 min. Seventh in the series of communications satellites for the Russian Ministry of Defense in 12-hour Molniya orbits..

2014 October 31 - . 14:47 GMT - .
  • Spaceship Two PF04 - . Crew: Alsbury, Siebold. Nation: USA. Spacecraft Bus: Spaceship. Spacecraft: SpaceShip Two. Apogee: 16 km (9 mi).

    The Spaceship Two S/N 01 'VSS Enterprise' rocket-powered glider was dropped from the White Knight 2 carrier aircraft, based at Mojave Spaceport in California, and was intended for passenger suborbital flights to be operated by Virgin Galactic. The vehicle had made 12 captive flights, 32 glide flights, and 3 rocket-powered flights prior to the accident. The glide flights had been piloted by a mixture of Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic test pilots. Only short rocket burns had been made and the highest apogee was only 22 km. On October 31, flight PF04 made a short rocket burn of 9 seconds, at which point the co-pilot unlocked the rotating tail booms, apparently by mistake; these were not intended to be deployed at the then speed of around Mach 1.0 during rocket-powered flight. The unlocked booms then accidentally deployed ('feathered'), followed by disintegration of the vehicle. The debris fell near Koehn Lake in California, about 40 km NE of the takeoff airport at Mojave. Pilot Pete Siebold parachuted to safety and was hospitalized with serious injuries; co-pilot Mike Alsbury was killed in the crash. The second SS Two, S/N 02 'VSS Voyager', was still under construction at Mojave.


2014 November 1 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: Topol. Launch Vehicle: Topol'-M.
  • RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test flight..

2014 November 5 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-114. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Sineva.
  • RV - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test flight..

2014 November 6 - . 07:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Dombarovskiy. Launch Complex: Dombarovskiy. Launch Pad: Yasniy. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: Dnepr.
  • ASNARO - . Mass: 495 kg (1,091 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: NEXTAR NX-300L. Spacecraft: NEXTAR NX-300L. USAF Sat Cat: 40298 . COSPAR: 2014-070A. Apogee: 509 km (316 mi). Perigee: 506 km (314 mi). Inclination: 97.4500 deg. Period: 94.77 min.

    High resolution imaging satellite developed by NEC and managed by Japan Space Systems (formerly USEF, part of the Ministry of Trade and Industry) rather than by the main Japanese space agency JAXA. The ASNARO had 0.5m resolution on a 10 km nadir swath width. Sun synchronous orbit; 1100 GMT local time of the descending node.

  • Hodoyoshi-1 - . Mass: 50 kg (110 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Hodoyoshi. Spacecraft: Hodoyoshi. USAF Sat Cat: 40299 . COSPAR: 2014-070B. Apogee: 513 km (318 mi). Perigee: 496 km (308 mi). Inclination: 97.4500 deg. Period: 94.70 min. Satellite of the University of Tokyo and AXELSPACE, carried an imager with 6.8m resolution and 28 km swath. Sun synchronous orbit; 1100 GMT local time of the descending node..
  • Kinshachi-1 - . Payload: CHUBUSAT 1. Mass: 50 kg (110 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: ChubuSat. Spacecraft: ChubuSat. USAF Sat Cat: 40300 . COSPAR: 2014-070C. Apogee: 524 km (325 mi). Perigee: 496 km (308 mi). Inclination: 97.4400 deg. Period: 94.82 min.

    Also known as also known as ChubuSat-1, a project of Nagoya and Daido universities. (The name Kinschachi refers to the golden sea-monster statues on Nagoya castle). It carries d 10m resolution, 14 km swath imager, a 130 m resolution, 7-13 micron infrared camera reported to be for atmosphere temperature profiles and space debris monitoring, and an amateur radio relay payload. Sun synchronous orbit; 1055 GMT local time of the descending node.

  • Tsukushi - . Payload: QSAT-EOS. Mass: 49 kg (108 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Tsukushi. Spacecraft: Tsukushi. USAF Sat Cat: 40301 . COSPAR: 2014-070D. Apogee: 530 km (320 mi). Perigee: 489 km (303 mi). Inclination: 97.4400 deg. Period: 94.81 min.

    'Horsetail'; also called QSAT-EOS, Kyushu Satellite for Earth Observation System Demonstration. The satellite carried a CMOS camera with 4 m resolution and 7 km swath, a magnetometer and an in-situ space debris detector, as well as a deployable 3-meter kapton sail used as a drag augmentation device. Sun synchronous orbit; 1055 GMT local time of the descending node.

  • Tsubame - . Mass: 49 kg (108 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray astronomy satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Tsubame. Spacecraft: Tsubame. USAF Sat Cat: 40302 . COSPAR: 2014-070E. Apogee: 553 km (343 mi). Perigee: 495 km (307 mi). Inclination: 97.4400 deg. Period: 95.11 min. 'Swallow', an astronomy satellite from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and carried a hard X-ray polarimeter to study the polarization of gamma ray bursts. Sun synchronous orbit; 1055 GMT local time of the descending node..

2014 November 6 - . 19:07 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • RAISE 2 - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Obtained time-resolved ultraviolet spectra of solar active regions..

2014 November 6 - . 22:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • FTM-25 Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Missile defense test used an ARAV short range target with a separating dummy warhead; probably an ARAV-B Terrier Oriole vehicle was used, or maybe an ARAV-A Terrier Orion..

2014 November 6 - . 22:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Platform: DDG-53. LV Family: Standard. Launch Vehicle: SM-3-IB.
  • Aegis KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM interceptor.

2014 November 9 - . 04:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: ASLV. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Test flight..

2014 November 12 - .
  • Philae lands on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. - .

    The 85 kg Philae lander was ejected from the Rosetta probe 22 km from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 08:35 GMT. Philae's thruster was not working, and at 15:33 on contact with 67P's surface at the Agilkia landing site, the harpoons intended to lock it to the surface apparently did not deploy. The lander bounced off the surface gently and settled down in another location at 17:26, for a second briefer bounce that resulted in final touchdown at 17:33, with the lander tilted, with one of its three legs off the surface. The lander is in the shadow of a crater cliff and did not receive enough sunlight to recharge its 2.5-day-life batteries. Science data was received, but then contact was broken.


2014 November 13 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-21. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 2.
  • RV - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Test flight..

2014 November 14 - . 18:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2C.
  • Yaogan 23 - . Payload: Jianbing 7. Mass: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-7. USAF Sat Cat: 40305 . COSPAR: 2014-071A. Apogee: 513 km (318 mi). Perigee: 511 km (317 mi). Inclination: 97.3700 deg. Period: 94.87 min. Sun synchronous orbit; 0200 GMT local time of the descending node..

2014 November 17 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-15. Launch Vehicle: Shaheen 1A.
  • RV - . Nation: Pakistan. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). Test flight..

2014 November 20 - . 07:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2D.
  • Yaogan 24 - . Payload: Jianbing 6. Mass: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-6. USAF Sat Cat: 40310 . COSPAR: 2014-072A. Apogee: 652 km (405 mi). Perigee: 627 km (389 mi). Inclination: 97.9500 deg. Period: 97.51 min. Imaging spy satellite in the same series as Yaogan 2, 4, 7, and 11. The CZ-2D second stage was deorbited after deploying the satellite. Sun synchronous orbit; 1330 GMT local time of the descending node..

2014 November 21 - . 06:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: DF-21. Launch Vehicle: Kuaizhou.
  • Kuaizhou-2 - . Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Kuaizhou satellite. Spacecraft: Kuaizhou satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 40311 . COSPAR: 2014-073A. Apogee: 318 km (197 mi). Perigee: 283 km (175 mi). Inclination: 96.5000 deg. Period: 90.53 min.

    Second launch of the Chinese 2nd Artillery's operationally responsive Kuaizhou (Swift Boat) launch vehicle with a military payload. Kuaizhou 1 was launched to a similar sun synchronous orbit with 11:00 local time of the descending node in September 2013; after regular maintenance burns for a year, during October 2014 Kuaizhou 1's orbit was raised to 365 x 390 km. Kuaizhou-2 was in a sun synchronous orbit; 1300 GMT local time of the descending node.


2014 November 23 - . 21:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-15M - . Call Sign: Astraeus. Crew: Cristoforetti, Shkaplerov, Virts. Backup Crew: Kimiya, Kononenko, Lindgren. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 715. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 199.70 days. Decay Date: 2015-06-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 40312 . COSPAR: 2014-074A. Apogee: 404 km (251 mi). Perigee: 399 km (247 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 92.59 min.

    Docked at the Rassvet module of the ISS at 02:49 GMT on 24 November 2014 with the crew of Shkaplerov, Virts, and Cristoforetti. Return was delayed over a month before the booster for the Soyuz TMA-16M crew could be cleared for flight following the third-stage explosion of the booster for Progress TMA-11M. Undocked on 11 June 2015 with the same crew at 10:20 GMT and then landed at 13:43 in Kazakhstan.


2014 November 28 - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Platform: K-550. LV Family: Topol. Launch Vehicle: Bulava.
  • RVs - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test flight..

2014 November 28 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS.
  • SpinSat - . Mass: 50 kg (110 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle Attached Payloads. Spacecraft: SpinSat. USAF Sat Cat: 40314 . COSPAR: 1998-067FL. Apogee: 373 km (231 mi). Perigee: 365 km (226 mi). Inclination: 51.6400 deg. Period: 91.92 min.

    The Japanese JEM-RMS robot arm extracted the SSIKLOPS (Cyclops) deployer and its attached SpinSat satellite from the Kibo airlock and positioned it for deployment. The Cyclops then ejected SpinSat into orbit. SpinSat was a Naval Research Lab satellite to test new microthrusters for attitude control.


2014 November 30 - . 21:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • Cosmos 2501 - . Payload: Glonass-K1 No. 12L. Mass: 935 kg (2,061 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 40315 . COSPAR: 2014-075A. Apogee: 19,179 km (11,917 mi). Perigee: 19,081 km (11,856 mi). Inclination: 64.7100 deg. Period: 675.73 min. Second Glonass-K satellite, vehicle No. 12. The Glonass-K series are the third generation of Russian high orbit navigation satellites, following the original Uragan/Glonass and their successors, the Uragan-M/Glonass-M vehicles..

2014 December 2 - . 04:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: ASLV. Launch Vehicle: Agni 4.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Test flight..

2014 December 3 - . 04:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima Y. Launch Pad: Tanegashima Y1. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 202.
  • Hayabusa-2 - . Mass: 590 kg (1,300 lb). Nation: Japan. Type: Space probe. Spacecraft Bus: Hayabusa. Spacecraft: Hayabusa. USAF Sat Cat: 40319 . COSPAR: 2014-076A. Apogee: -50,912 km (-50,912 mi). Perigee: 245 km (152 mi). Inclination: 29.9000 deg.

    The spacecraft was intended to rendezvous with asteroid 1999 JU3, survey it from orbit, touch down briefly to sample the surface, and return samples to Earth. Launched into a 0.915 AU x 1.089 AU x 6.8 deg solar orbit. Five small, beanbag-like 'target markers' could be ejected onto the surface in advance to help guide the vehicle. Hayabusa-2 also carried three 1 kg class lander/hopper devices, Minerva II-1a, II-1b and II-2, which were to be ejected onto the surface, together with a 10 kg German-built lander called MASCOT. Hayabusa-2 was also to eject a 'Self-Contained Impactor' (SCI) device onto the surface. As the parent spacecraft moved off to the side it would further eject the DCAM-3 camera subsatellite, which would monitor detonation of SCI's high explosive, intended to ram the SCI's body into the asteroid and generate an artificial crater.

  • Shin'en-2 - . Mass: 15 kg (33 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Technology. Type: Communications technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Shin'en. Spacecraft: Shin'en. USAF Sat Cat: 40320 . COSPAR: 2014-076B. Apogee: -50,912 km (-50,912 mi). Perigee: 245 km (152 mi). Inclination: 29.9000 deg. Communications payload designed to demonstrate deep space communications with a small spacecraft from a 0.915 AU x 1.089 AU x 6.8 deg solar orbit..
  • DESPATCH - . Mass: 32 kg (70 lb). Nation: Japan. Class: Technology. Type: Art satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DESPATCH. Spacecraft: DESPATCH. USAF Sat Cat: 40321 . COSPAR: 2014-076C. Apogee: -50,912 km (-50,912 mi). Perigee: 245 km (152 mi). Inclination: 29.9000 deg.

    Also known as ArtSat-2; from Tama Art University. The yellowish, tapered-helix assembly was intended mainly as a work of art although it also carries an amateur radio communications payload with a limited range. In a 0.915 AU x 1.089 AU x 6.8 deg solar orbit.

  • PROCYON - . Mass: 59 kg (130 lb). Nation: Japan. Type: Space probe. USAF Sat Cat: 40322 . COSPAR: 2014-076D. Apogee: -50,912 km (-50,912 mi). Perigee: 245 km (152 mi). Inclination: 29.9000 deg.

    Small spacecraft experiment to test interplanetary navigation with an ion engine. As of May 2015 the mission plan to perform an Earth swingby followed by flyby of asteroid 2000 DP107 had been abandoned following malfunction of its ion engine. The probe, in solar orbit, continued to make scientific measurements with its ultraviolet camera. Procyon was originally in a 0.9 x 1.1 AU x 6.8 deg solar orbit.

  • MASCOT - . Nation: Japan. Spacecraft Bus: MASCOT. Spacecraft: MASCOT. COSPAR: 2014-076. Attached to Hayabusa-2.
  • Minerva II-1a - . Nation: Japan. Spacecraft Bus: Minerva II. Spacecraft: Minerva II. COSPAR: 2014-076. Attached to Hayabusa-2.
  • Minerva II-1b - . Nation: Japan. Spacecraft Bus: Minerva II. Spacecraft: Minerva II. COSPAR: 2014-076. Attached to Hayabusa-2.
  • Minerva II-2 - . Nation: Japan. Spacecraft Bus: Minerva II. Spacecraft: Minerva II. COSPAR: 2014-076. Attached to Hayabusa-2.
  • SCI - . Nation: Japan. Spacecraft Bus: Hayabusa. Spacecraft: Hayabusa. COSPAR: 2014-076. Attached to Hayabusa-2.
  • DCAM-3 - . Nation: Japan. Spacecraft Bus: DCAM. Spacecraft: DCAM. COSPAR: 2014-076. Attached to Hayabusa-2.

2014 December 5 - . 12:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC37B. Launch Pad: Cape Canaveral SLC37B. LV Family: Delta IV. Launch Vehicle: Delta 4H.
  • Orion EFT-1 - . Mass: 9,400 kg (20,700 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Orion CEV. Spacecraft: Orion. Decay Date: 2014-12-05 . USAF Sat Cat: 40329 . COSPAR: 2014-077A. Apogee: 5,809 km (3,609 mi). Perigee: -37 km (-37 mi). Inclination: 28.8000 deg.

    Exploration Flight Test 1 used an Orion Crew Module (probably around 9400 kg) with an LAS launch escape tower, atop a dummy Service Module with jettisonable side panels, which in turn was fixed to the OSA (Orion-to-Stage-Adapter). This vehicle was mounted on the second stage of a Delta IV Heavy vehicle 369. Delta 369's second stage was inserted into a 185 km x 888 km x 28.8 deg orbit at 12:22 GMT, 17 minutes after launch. The stage made a second burn at 14:00, entering a -37 km x 5.807 km orbit; apogee was at 1510. At 15:28 the Orion CM separated from the stage. The Orion CM made a small RCS adjust burn at 16:02 and entered the atmosphere at 8.9 km/s at 16:18, landing at 16:29 off Baja California at 23.60 deg N x 116.46 deg W. It was recovered by the USS Anchorage.


2014 December 6 - . 20:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • DirecTV-14 - . Payload: SSL-MDA 1300. Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: FS-1300. Spacecraft: FS-1300. USAF Sat Cat: 40333 . COSPAR: 2014-078B. Apogee: 35,789 km (22,238 mi). Perigee: 35,785 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0100 deg. Period: 1,436.11 min. Direct broadcast satellite. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 76 deg west..
  • GSAT-16 - . Mass: 3,180 kg (7,010 lb). Nation: India. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-3K. Spacecraft: I-3K. USAF Sat Cat: 40332 . COSPAR: 2014-078A. Apogee: 35,802 km (22,246 mi). Perigee: 35,772 km (22,227 mi). Inclination: 0.1100 deg. Period: 1,436.12 min. Communications satellite for the Indian Space Research Organization with Ku and C band payloads. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 55 deg east..

2014 December 7 - . 03:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan LC9. Launch Complex: Taiyuan LC9. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4B.
  • CBERS-4 - . Mass: 2,100 kg (4,600 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Phoenix Eye. Spacecraft: Phoenix Eye. USAF Sat Cat: 40336 . COSPAR: 2014-079A. Apogee: 774 km (480 mi). Perigee: 773 km (480 mi). Inclination: 98.5100 deg. Period: 100.32 min. China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite 4. The uprated ZY-1 class satellite replaced CBERS 3 which was lost in a launch failure a year earlier. Sun synchronous orbit; 1030 GMT local time of the descending node..

2014 December 10 - . 19:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4C.
  • Yaogan 25a - . Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 40338 . COSPAR: 2014-080A. Apogee: 1,106 km (687 mi). Perigee: 1,074 km (667 mi). Inclination: 63.4100 deg. Period: 107.05 min. Fifth Yaogan mission. Each consisted of a main satellite and two subsatellites..
  • Yaogan 25b - . Mass: 200 kg (440 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 40339 . COSPAR: 2014-080B. Apogee: 1,106 km (687 mi). Perigee: 1,074 km (667 mi). Inclination: 63.4100 deg. Period: 107.05 min.
  • Yaogan 25c - . Mass: 200 kg (440 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 40340 . COSPAR: 2014-080C. Apogee: 1,106 km (687 mi). Perigee: 1,074 km (667 mi). Inclination: 63.4100 deg. Period: 107.05 min.

2014 December 11 - . 19:11 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.295US - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 338 km (210 mi). Second flight of UC Berkeley's FOXSI hard X-ray solar telescope..

2014 December 13 - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: DF-31. Launch Vehicle: DF-41.
  • RVs ? - . Nation: China. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test flight..

2014 December 13 - . 03:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC3E. LV Family: Atlas V. Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 541.
  • USA 259 - . Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: ELINT. Spacecraft Bus: Trumpet Follow-on. Spacecraft: Trumpet Follow-on. USAF Sat Cat: 40344 . COSPAR: 2014-081A. Apogee: 38,204 km (23,738 mi). Perigee: 2,157 km (1,340 mi). Inclination: 62.8000 deg.

    Probably a signals intelligence satellite with an attached SBIRS-HEO early warning sensor as a secondary payload. This mission used the new RL-10C-1 upper stage engine for the first time (refurbished from Delta IV RL-10B-2 engines; replacing the RL10A-4 used previously)


2014 December 15 - . 00:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Yamal 401 - . Payload: Spacebus-4000C3. Mass: 4,900 kg (10,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Spacebus 4000. Spacecraft: Spacebus 4000. USAF Sat Cat: 40345 . COSPAR: 2014-082A. Apogee: 35,789 km (22,238 mi). Perigee: 35,785 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0600 deg. Period: 1,436.11 min. Communications satellite for the Russian corporation Gazprom Space Systems. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 90 deg east..

2014 December 16 - . Launch Site: Mediterranean Sea. Launch Complex: F-15. LV Family: Black Sparrow missile series. Launch Vehicle: Blue Sparrow.
  • Target - . Nation: Israel. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Israeli target missile launched over the Mediterranean. It was not clear which of the Blue/Black/Sliver Sparrow family was used. Launch of the Arrow 3 missile meant to intercept it was scrubbed..

2014 December 18 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota SLP. Launch Pad: Srikarikota SLP. LV Family: GSLV-3. Launch Vehicle: GSLV-3.
  • CARE/LVM3-X - . Mass: 3,735 kg (8,234 lb). Nation: India. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Spacecraft Bus: Indian Manned Spacecraft. Spacecraft: Indian Manned Spacecraft. Apogee: 126 km (78 mi).

    Launch of the first GSLV-III rocket on a suborbital test flight. The S200 solid boosters and L110 core stage, with two Vikas engines, propelled an inert second stage to 126 km and 5.3 km/s. Second stage separation and payload separation were also tested; the payload was the Crew Module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment, a prototype command module for an Indian manned spacecraft with a mass of 3735 kg which splashed down in the Bay of Bengal. Orbit was around -4418 x 126 km x 32.7 deg.


2014 December 18 - . 18:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELS. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz ST / Fregat ST.
  • O3b FM9 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: UK. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: ELiTeBus. Spacecraft: ELiTeBus. USAF Sat Cat: 40351 . COSPAR: 2014-083D. Apogee: 8,071 km (5,015 mi). Perigee: 8,061 km (5,008 mi). Inclination: 0.0500 deg. Period: 287.93 min. Second quartet of O3b satellites for broadband internet distribution. Each satellite carried an array of 12 Ka-band spot beam dishes and provided capacity for internet providers in the developing world..
  • O3b FM10 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: UK. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: ELiTeBus. Spacecraft: ELiTeBus. USAF Sat Cat: 40349 . COSPAR: 2014-083B. Apogee: 8,070 km (5,010 mi). Perigee: 8,061 km (5,008 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 287.93 min. O3b satellites launched as part of a constellation for broadband internet distribution..
  • O3b FM11 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: UK. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: ELiTeBus. Spacecraft: ELiTeBus. USAF Sat Cat: 40349 . COSPAR: 2014-083B. Apogee: 8,070 km (5,010 mi). Perigee: 8,061 km (5,008 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 287.93 min.
  • O3b FM12 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: UK. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: ELiTeBus. Spacecraft: ELiTeBus. USAF Sat Cat: 40350 . COSPAR: 2014-083C. Apogee: 8,070 km (5,010 mi). Perigee: 8,062 km (5,009 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 287.93 min.

2014 December 19 - . 04:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC175/2. Launch Pad: Baikonur LC175. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Strela launch vehicle.
  • Kondor-E No. 2 - . Mass: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb). Nation: South Africa. Class: Surveillance. Type: Civilian surveillance radar satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Kondor. Spacecraft: Kondor. USAF Sat Cat: 40353 . COSPAR: 2014-084A. Apogee: 484 km (300 mi). Perigee: 481 km (298 mi). Inclination: 74.7500 deg. Period: 94.26 min. Second Kondor radar imaging satellite built by NPO Mashinostroenie (Moscow/Reutov)This satellite was the export version of the spacecraft and was reportedly sold to the Defense Intelligence organization of the South African National Defense Force..

2014 December 23 - . 05:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk. LV Family: Angara. Launch Vehicle: Angara 5A.
  • IPM - . Nation: Russia. Class: Technology. Type: Re-entry test vehicle. USAF Sat Cat: 40355 . COSPAR: 2014-085A. Apogee: 39,083 km (24,285 mi). Perigee: 36,163 km (22,470 mi). Inclination: 0.9100 deg. Period: 1,530.92 min.

    First launch of the Angara-A5 booster, composed of five standard URM-1 modules and a Briz-M upper stage. Four URM-1's, clustered around a URM-1 in the core, formed the first stage. The core URM-1 was the second stage. The four first stage URM-1's separated at 06:01 GMT at an altitude of 82 km; the core URM-1 shut down and separated at 06:03 GMT at an altitude of 148 km, reentering downrange near Tomsk. The nose fairing was jettisoned 10 seconds later. The third stage was a URM-2, powered by the RD-0124A engine; it reached a marginally suborbital trajectory and, after separating from the upper composite section, reentered in the Philippine Sea at a range of 2320 km from the launch site. Meanwhile, the fourth stage, a standard Briz-M (S/N 88801) propelled the stack into a 250 km, 63 deg parking orbit with a burn starting at 06:11 GMT. After coasting to the equator, two perigee burns at 07:03 and 09:26 GMT boosted the apogee to 5,000 km and then 35,800 km, while reducing inclination to 60.6 deg. The Briz-M's additional propellant tank (DTB), now empty, was jettisoned into a 433 km x 35,808 km x 60.6 deg orbit. The payload on this flight was a dummy satellite called the IPM. The stack coasted to apogee and at 14:44 GMT, began the fourth burn to enter circular geosynchronous orbit. At 14:57 GMT the Briz sent a simulated separation command, but the payload remained attached to the stage as intended. After a few more hours, two burns of the Briz stage's SOZ auxiliary engines moved the stack to a graveyard orbit a few hundred kilometers above GEO. This was the first GEO mission ever launched from Plesetsk.


2014 December 25 - . 03:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • Cosmos 2502 - . Payload: Lotos-S No. 802. Mass: 6,000 kg (13,200 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Surveillance. Type: ELINT. Spacecraft: Lotos-S. USAF Sat Cat: 40358 . COSPAR: 2014-086A. Apogee: 910 km (560 mi). Perigee: 901 km (559 mi). Inclination: 67.1500 deg. Period: 103.10 min.

    Russian military satellite that initially entered a 240 km x 899 km x 67.1 deg orbit. Russian press reports and official announcements did not give any name for the satellite, not even a Cosmos cover name, the first time this had happened since 1963. Believed to be the second Lotos-S signals intelligence satellite. The Lotos-S satellites had a payload similar to the Tselina-2, but used a Russian Yantar-type spacecraft bus from TsSKB-Progress instead of the Tselina-2's Okean class bus from the Ukranian Yuzhnoye organization. The spacecraft circularized its orbit to 899 km x 909 km on December 26, joining Lotos-S No. 801 which was in a 903 km x 907 km x 67 deg orbit.


2014 December 26 - . 08:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: Topol. Launch Vehicle: Yars.
  • RV x 4? - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test flight..

2014 December 26 - . 18:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. Launch Pad: Baikonur LC31/6. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • Resurs-P No. 2 - . Mass: 6,600 kg (14,500 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Yantar. Spacecraft: Resurs-Spektr. USAF Sat Cat: 40360 . COSPAR: 2014-087A. Apogee: 475 km (295 mi). Perigee: 463 km (287 mi). Inclination: 97.2900 deg. Period: 93.98 min.

    Resurs-P 47KS No. 2 civil imaging spacecraft. The main payload was the Geoton-L1 imager with 0.5m aperture and 38 km swath, 1.0 m panchromatic and 3 to 4m color resolution. Geoton-L1 had 7 passbands and a 216-channel hyperspectral imager. The KShMSA wide field multispectral camera was also part of the Resurs-P primary payload; an AIS ship tracking receiver from OAO RKS and Lomonosov Federal State Univ.'s Nuklon cosmic ray detector were secondary payloads. Nuklon detected cosmic ray nuclei with atomic number 1 to 30 in the 1 to 1000 TeV energy range. Resurs-P went into a 190 km x 428 km initial orbit that was raised to its operational height of 330 km x 471 km on December 29. Sun synchronous orbit; 1150 GMT local time of the descending node.


2014 December 27 - . 03:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan LC9. Launch Complex: Taiyuan LC9. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 4B.
  • Yaogan 26 - . Payload: Jianbing 8. Mass: 2,800 kg (6,100 lb). Nation: China. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Jianbing. Spacecraft: JB-8. USAF Sat Cat: 40362 . COSPAR: 2014-088A. Apogee: 489 km (303 mi). Perigee: 484 km (300 mi). Inclination: 97.4100 deg. Period: 94.34 min. The profile was similar to the Yaogan 5 series of imaging satellites, but the rocket used a larger nose fairing, so this was likely an upgrade. Sun synchronous orbit; 1030 GMT local time of the descending node..

2014 December 27 - . 21:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/39. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton.
  • Astra 2G - . Mass: 6,002 kg (13,232 lb). Nation: SES. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Eurostar 3000. Spacecraft: Eurostar 3000. USAF Sat Cat: 40364 . COSPAR: 2014-089A. Apogee: 35,792 km (22,240 mi). Perigee: 35,782 km (22,233 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Carried Ku and Ka-band telecom payloads for European and West African service. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 21 deg east..

2014 December 31 - . 01:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. Launch Complex: Xichang LC2. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 3A.
  • FY-2-08 - . Mass: 1,380 kg (3,040 lb). Nation: China. Class: Earth. Type: Weather satellite. Spacecraft Bus: FY-2. Spacecraft: FY-2. USAF Sat Cat: 40367 . COSPAR: 2014-090A. Apogee: 35,796 km (22,242 mi). Perigee: 35,781 km (22,233 mi). Inclination: 1.6300 deg. Period: 1,436.20 min. Eighth FY-2 weather satellite for China's National Satellite Monitoring Centre. The satellite was placed in GEO using a solid apogee motor which was then ejected.. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 100 deg east..


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