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On February 13 in Space History

1903 February 13 - .
  • Birth of Anatoliy Petrovich Aleksandrov - . Nation: Russia, Ukraine. Related Persons: Aleksandrov, Anatoliy. Russian scientist. President, Academy of Sciences, 1980-1986..

1923 February 13 - .
  • Birth of Charles E Yeager - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Yeager. Premier American test pilot. First person to break the sound barrier. Flew all of the pioneering jet and rocketplanes of the 1950's, by the 1990's had flown 201 types of military aircraft and more than 14,000 flying hours..

1937 February 13 - .
  • Birth of Sigmund Werner Paul 'Sig' Jaehn - . Nation: Germany. Related Persons: Jaehn. German pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EP-4. First German astronaut..

1939 February 13 - .
  • Birth of Valeri Illyich Rozhdestvensky - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Rozhdestvensky. Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 23..

1942 February 13 - .
  • Birth of Donald Edward Williams - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Williams, Donald. American test pilot astronaut. Flew on STS-51-D, STS-34..

1944 February 13 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
1945 February 13 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. Launch Complex: Peenemuende SK. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Ma375 U5 - . Nation: Germany. Accuracy 1 km to the right of the planned trajectory. 'Kitz' launch - listed under Heidekraut launches, but actually made from Karlshagen or railhead area of Peenemuende..

1952 February 13 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LA. Launch Pad: LA?. Launch Vehicle: Matador.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1953 February 13 - . LV Family: R-12. Launch Vehicle: EKR.
  • Authorisation for development of Soviet intermediate and intercontinental range missiles. - . Nation: Russia.

    Council of Soviet Ministers (SM) Decree 'On approval of work on themes T1 and T2, on approval of work on the R-5, R-11, and EKR missiles, and on transferring draft project work for the R-12 from NII-88 to SKB-586' was issued. The decree set forth three phases of state trials tests for the R-5 missile.


1955 February 13 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Nike Ajax.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1956 February 13 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: R-1 8A11.
1957 February 13 - . 01:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 SL. Launch Vehicle: Skylark.
1958 February 13 - .
  • Special Committee on Space Technology working groups - . Nation: USA.

    The Special Committee on Space Technology, established by NACA on November 21, 1957, to study and delineate problem areas that must be resolved to make space flight a practical reality and to consider recommended means for attacking these problems, met for the first time. At the meeting the new committee established seven working groups: (1) objectives, (2) vehicular program, (3) reentry, (4) range, launch, and tracking facilities, (5) instrumentation, (6) space surveillance, and (7) human factors and training. The objectives group was to draft a complete national program for space research. Other than this specific assignment, the remainder of the meeting was largely devoted to organizing the working groups. These groups were to present their first reports at the next meeting.


1958 February 13 - . 06:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Auroral particles Aurora mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 129 km (80 mi).

1959 February 13 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Vehicle: Bomarc.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 February 13 - . 00:43 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee AJ10-34.
  • Ultraviolet airglow spectra Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 143 km (88 mi).

1961 February 13 - .
  • NASA and McDonnell began discussions of an advanced Mercury spacecraft. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chamberlin, Faget, Gilruth. Program: Gemini. Spacecraft: Gemini.

    McDonnell had been studying the concept of a maneuverable Mercury spacecraft since 1959. On February 1, Space Task Group (STG) Director Robert R. Gilruth assigned James A. Chamberlin, Chief, STG Engineering Division, who had been working with McDonnell on Mercury for more than a year, to institute studies with McDonnell on improving Mercury for future manned space flight programs. Additional Details: here....


1961 February 13 - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • Beginning of Gemini - . Nation: USA. Program: Gemini. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Spacecraft: Gemini. First formal NASA/McDonnell discussions on Mercury Mark II (Gemini)..

1961 February 13 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Blandine. Launch Vehicle: Veronique. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CASDN. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1961 February 13 - . 04:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: R-7A.
  • R-7A II-2 operational test launch - . Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,350 km (830 mi). Some sources say first launch from LC31 was not until 27 February..

1961 February 13 - . 13:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 SL. Launch Vehicle: Skylark.
1962 February 13 - .
  • Contract for Apollo launch escape system rocket - . Nation: USA. Program: Apollo. Spacecraft: Apollo CSM, CSM LES.

    A contract for the escape rocket of the Apollo spacecraft launch escape system was awarded to the Lockheed Propulsion Company by NAA. The initial requirements were for a 200,000-pound-thrust solid- propellant rocket motor with an active thrust-vector-control subsystem. Additional Details: here....


1962 February 13 - . 20:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC13. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas E.
  • Research and development test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 1,600 km (900 mi).

    Atlas 40E, the 18th and last Atlas E research and development flight test missile to be launched from the Atlantic Missile Range, completed its programmed 7,000-mile flight downrange. Of the 18 missiles launched, nine were successes, seven partials, and two failures. Last Atlas E R&D flight.


1963 February 13 - . 11:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576A1. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D.
  • NTMP K-8 / NC20.133 ABM test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 1,800 km (1,100 mi).

1964 February 13 - .
  • Studies on post-Apollo lunar exploration - . Nation: USA. Program: Apollo. Spacecraft: Apollo LM.

    MSC issued Requests for Proposals to more than 50 firms asking for studies and recommendations on how the lunar surface should be explored. Studies should show how lunar surveys could be performed and how points on the lunar surface might be located for future lunar navigation. Maximum use of equipment planned for the LEM and CM was expected. Part of the scientific apparatus aboard the LEM would be selenodetic equipment. The study would not include actual fabrication of hardware but might give estimates of cost and development times.


1964 February 13 - .
  • Birth of Stephen Gerard Bowen - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowen. American engineer mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-126, STS-132..

1964 February 13 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Bacchus. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 1.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 190 km (110 mi).

1964 February 13 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC32B. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1B.
  • Research and development [After 48E] test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1964 February 13 - . 04:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1964 February 13 - . 04:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1964 February 13 - . 04:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Ascension. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Grenades Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 119 km (73 mi).

1964 February 13 - . 05:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Bacchus. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure 1.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1964 February 13 - . 18:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Walker AFB. Launch Complex: Walker AFB Site 579. Launch Pad: Walker AFB Missile Site 579. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F. FAILURE: Exploded during propellant loading..
  • Accident - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi). Operational ICBM test at Walker AFB..

1967 February 13 - . 22:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576A3. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F.
  • ABRES TX-22 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 1,400 km (800 mi).

1968 February 13 - . 15:56 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: Skua. Launch Vehicle: Skua 2.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: INTA. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1969 February 13 - . LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • Nixon forms Space Task Group - . Nation: USA.

    Vice President Agnew was made chairman of the group, which was to formulate a Post-Apollo Space Program, providing policy direction for future American efforts after the moon landing. The Groups final report proposed three alternate future programs:

    • At a funding level of $8 to $ 10 billion a year indefinitely, NASA could do it all - a manned expedition to Mars, permanent manned space bases in lunar orbit and the lunar surface, a 50-person space station in earth orbit, and a reusable space shuttle to support all of these projects on an economical basis
    • All of the objectives could be achieved, but the funding level kept at $ 8 billion per year, by deleting the manned lunar orbit station
    • At $ 5 billion per year, a program consisting of just the earth orbit station and the space shuttle could be funded - but no further manned exploration of the moon or planets

    Nixon rejected all of the alternatives and wanted something even cheaper.


1969 February 13 - . Launch Site: Green River. Launch Complex: Green River Pad 1. Launch Vehicle: Athena RTV.
  • USAF B043 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1969 February 13 - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 10.
  • TVC test (1-stage) test - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1969 February 13 - . 02:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Fields/Ultraviolet Astronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 310 km (190 mi).

1969 February 13 - . 23:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant II.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 265 km (164 mi).

1969 February 13 - . 23:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1970 February 13 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan IIIC.
  • Work was completed on the new, highly sophisticated spacecraft Environment Enclosure for the Titan IIIC facilities at Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral. - .

    The $1.6 million enclosure on the Mobile Service Tower (MST) would provide a temperature and humidity controlled environment for a variety of spacecraft to be orbited by the Titan IIIC. This would allow crews to adjust or repair spacecraft without removing them from the MST. Official Air Force acceptance was announced on 12 March 1970.


1970 February 13 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: UNKMR. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1971 February 13 - . LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • Shuttle SSME Award - . Nation: USA.

    North American Rockwell's Rocketdyne division was awarded NASA contract NAS8-40000 for development of the space shuttle main engine, beating out Pratt and Whitney and Aerojet. This was the only large liquid propellant rocket motor scheduled to be developed in the United States for decades and a crushing blow to the losers. Both felt that their designs were superior to that of Rocketdyne, but Rocketdyne had become NASA's 'house' for main rocket engines.


1972 February 13 - . 12:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. Launch Vehicle: Petrel.
  • ISRO 18.08 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: SRC. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1972 February 13 - . 23:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Tomahawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk.
  • Ferdinand 31 / Proton 1 Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 222 km (137 mi).

1973 February 13 - . 16:29 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: UK S23. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A3.
  • Demonstration and shakedown operations launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1974 February 13 - . Launch Site: Wake Island. LV Family: Athena RTV. Launch Vehicle: Athena H.
  • HAVE MILL 1 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army, USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi). The first-launch in the HAVE MILL program occurred; the launch vehicle was an Athena H, and the launch site was the Wake Island Launch Complex. .

1974 February 13 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC140/18. LV Family: R-36M. Launch Vehicle: R-36M 15A14. FAILURE: Failure.
  • State trials missile test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1974 February 13 - . 15:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. Launch Vehicle: MR-12.
  • IPOCAMP? - . Nation: Russia. Agency: AN, CNES. Apogee: 184 km (114 mi).

1974 February 13 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4W. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 24B.
  • OPS 6889 - . Payload: KH-8 no. 41 / Agena D. Mass: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO, USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: WS-117. Spacecraft: KH-8. Decay Date: 1974-03-17 . USAF Sat Cat: 7121 . COSPAR: 1974-007A. Apogee: 396 km (246 mi). Perigee: 135 km (83 mi). Inclination: 110.4000 deg. Period: 89.90 min. KH-8 type satellite. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .

1974 February 13 - . 22:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IVB.
  • Aurora / ionosphere / fields mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 638 km (396 mi).

1975 February 13 - . Launch Site: Kourou. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Super Arcas.
  • EXAMETNET 35-69 - . Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

1975 February 13 - . 04:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache.
  • Auroral NO Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 136 km (84 mi).

1975 February 13 - . 13:50 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 295 km (183 mi).

1976 February 13 - . 09:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Syowa Base. Launch Vehicle: S-310.
  • VLF / HF Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NIPR. Apogee: 216 km (134 mi).

1977 February 13 - . LV Family: Peacekeeper.
  • Fugro International Corporation completed a coarse screening investigation of potential sites for deployment of Missile X. - .

1977 February 13 - . 12:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. Launch Vehicle: MR-12.
  • Aeronomy/Ionosphere/Plasma mission - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 151 km (93 mi).

1978 February 13 - . Launch Site: South Uist. Launch Vehicle: Petrel.
  • Ozone Atmospheric mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: MO-UK. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1978 February 13 - . Launch Site: South Uist. Launch Vehicle: Petrel.
  • Ozone Atmospheric mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: MO-UK. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1978 February 13 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VC.
  • HRTS 2 Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi).

1979 February 13 - . LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • DM-4 Shuttle SRB development static firing - . Nation: USA. The fourth firing of a shuttle Solid Rocket Booster motor..

1979 February 13 - . LV Family: Shuttle, Titan. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle, Titan 34D.
  • A Critical Design Review was held for the Inertial Upper Stage. - .

    SAMSO felt that the design presented at this Review was not really complete, and it directed the contractor, Boeing, to do further work in the areas of software, rocket motors, and interface with the space shuttle and the Satellite Control Facility. Boeing was to present the results of its efforts at a follow-on design review to be held later in the year.


1979 February 13 - . 21:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8A92M.
  • Cosmos 1077 - . Payload: Tselina-D no. 19. Mass: 4,000 kg (8,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Program: Tselina. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft: Tselina-D. Decay Date: 2000-06-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 11268 . COSPAR: 1979-012A. Apogee: 491 km (305 mi). Perigee: 485 km (301 mi). Inclination: 81.2000 deg. Period: 94.40 min.

1980 February 13 - . LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • QM-3 Shuttle SRB qualification static firing - . Nation: USA. The seventh and final firing of a shuttle Solid Rocket Booster motor prior to the first launch. None of the ground tests subjected the motors to expected flight loads..

1980 February 13 - . 22:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 635. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Poseidon C3.
  • Demonstration and shakedown operations launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1981 February 13 - . 11:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Cosmos 1245 - . Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Vostok. Spacecraft: Zenit-6U. Duration: 14.00 days. Decay Date: 1981-02-27 . USAF Sat Cat: 12299 . COSPAR: 1981-014A. Apogee: 374 km (232 mi). Perigee: 193 km (119 mi). Inclination: 72.8000 deg. Period: 90.20 min. Photo surveillance; returned film capsule..

1981 February 13 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8C.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 265 km (164 mi).

1982 February 13 - . 02:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 9M.
  • Test / ionosphere / plasma / fields mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 328 km (203 mi).

1983 February 13 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: UNKO. Launch Platform: KRENKEL'. Launch Vehicle: MMR-06.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Agency: GMS. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi).

1984 February 13 - . 22:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

1985 February 13 - . 12:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Ascension. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 58 km (36 mi).

1986 February 13 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • ISRO 8.855 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1987 February 13 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF08. Launch Vehicle: Peacekeeper.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1989 February 13 - . 15:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 82 km (50 mi).

1990 February 13 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 87 km (54 mi).

1991 February 13 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC47. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1992 February 13 - . 23:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 89 km (55 mi).

1997 February 13 - .
  • STS-82 - Wakeup Song: These Are Days - . Flight: STS-82. "These Are Days" by 10,000 Maniacs CAPCOM: Chris Hadfield.

1998 February 13 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Rothera. LV Family: Viper. Launch Vehicle: Viper 3A.
  • TPS20 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2000 February 13 - .
  • STS-99 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kavandi, Kregel, Thiele. Program: STS. Flight: STS-99.

    The first "flycast maneuver" trim burn was completed without a hitch by members of the Endeavour crew early Sunday. A little later, the Payload Operations Center reported that the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission had successfully mapped 7.64 million square miles as of very early Sunday morning. Additional Details: here....


2000 February 13 - .
  • STS-99 - Wakeup Song: Linus and Lucy - . Flight: STS-99. "Linus and Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi (Blue Team wakeup call).

2000 February 13 - .
  • STS-99 - Wakeup Song: Jumpin' Jive - . Flight: STS-99. "Jumpin' Jive" - Cab Calloway as performed by Joe Jackson (Red Team wakeup call).

2001 February 13 - .
  • STS-98 - Wakeup Song: For Those About to Rock - . Flight: STS-98. "For Those About to Rock" - AC/DC.

2003 February 13 - .
  • Death of Walt W Rostow - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Rostow. American economist, assistant to presidents Kennedy and Johnson for national security affairs..

2004 February 13 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-9 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. The Expedition 8 crew aboard the International Space Station spent the week on early preparations for a spacewalk; training and positioning the robotic arm; conducting experiments; and 'educating' school children on long duration life in space.. Additional Details: here....

2008 February 13 - .
  • STS-122 - Wakeup Song: Oysters and Pearls - . Flight: STS-122. "Oysters and Pearls" by Jimmy Buffett, was played for Pilot Alan Poindexter..

2008 February 13 - . Launch Site: Sonmiani. LV Family: DF-11. Launch Vehicle: Ghaznavi.
2008 February 13 - . 14:27 GMT - .
2009 February 13 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg WTR. Launch Platform: SSBN 731. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5.
  • Trident Test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi). Test.

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

2012 February 13 - . 09:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Kiruna. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VSB-30.
  • MASER 12 - . Nation: Sweden. Apogee: 260 km (160 mi). Microgravity payload..

2012 February 13 - . 10:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELV. Launch Vehicle: Vega.
  • LARES - . Mass: 390 kg (850 lb). Nation: Italy. Class: Earth. Type: Geodetic satellite. Spacecraft: LARES. USAF Sat Cat: 38077 . COSPAR: 2012-006A. Apogee: 1,452 km (902 mi). Perigee: 1,436 km (892 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 114.80 min.

    Laser Relativity Satellite, a 390 kg, 0.38 m diameter tungsten sphere covered with 92 laser retroreflectors. Used to probe relativistic effects in the Earth's gravitational field. The satellite had the lowest ballistic coefficient of any satellite ever launched. First launch of the ESA/Italian Vega launch vehicle.

  • Almasat - . Mass: 12 kg (26 lb). Nation: Italy. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Almasat. USAF Sat Cat: 38078 . COSPAR: 2012-006B. Apogee: 1,415 km (879 mi). Perigee: 312 km (193 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 102.20 min. Student satellite from the University of Bologna, testing a cold gas microthruster system and the platform for a future Earth observing satellite..
  • UNICubeSat-GG - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Italy. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. USAF Sat Cat: 38078 . COSPAR: 2012-006B. Apogee: 1,415 km (879 mi). Perigee: 312 km (193 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 102.20 min. Student 1U cubesat from the GAUSS team-Universita Roma La Sapienza with a gravity gradient experiment. First Italian CubeSat..
  • MaSat-1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Hungary. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2015-01-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 38079 . COSPAR: 2012-006C. Apogee: 1,385 km (860 mi). Perigee: 305 km (189 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 101.80 min. Student 1U cubesat from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Technological demonstration. Successful. First Hungarian satellite.
  • PWSat-1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Poland. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-12-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 38080 . COSPAR: 2012-006D. Apogee: 1,384 km (859 mi). Perigee: 306 km (190 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 101.80 min. 1U cubesat student satellite from the Warsaw Institute of Technology..
  • Goliat - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Romania. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2015-01-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 38081 . COSPAR: 2012-006E. Apogee: 1,386 km (861 mi). Perigee: 305 km (189 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 101.80 min. Student 1U cubesat from the University of Bucharest. Earth imaging and space environment measuring. First Romanian satellite..
  • e-st@r - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Italy. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-08-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 38082 . COSPAR: 2012-006F. Apogee: 1,376 km (855 mi). Perigee: 305 km (189 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 101.70 min. Student satellite from the Politecnico di Torino..
  • ROBUSTA - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: France. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-10-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 38083 . COSPAR: 2012-006G. Apogee: 1,379 km (856 mi). Perigee: 306 km (190 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 101.80 min. Student 1U cubesat from the Universite' de Montpellier. Mission: Radiation effects on bipolar-transistor-based circuits. Status: Failed. First French CubeSat.
  • XaTcobeo - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Spain. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2015-01-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 38084 . COSPAR: 2012-006H. Apogee: 1,390 km (860 mi). Perigee: 305 km (189 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 101.90 min. Student satellite from the University of Vigo..
  • LARES Support System - . Mass: 300 kg (660 lb). Nation: Europe. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: LARES Support System. Decay Date: 2016-11-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 38086 . COSPAR: 2012-006K. Apogee: 1,394 km (866 mi). Perigee: 270 km (160 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 101.50 min. Remained attached to the AVUM upper stage. Included extensive instrumentation to monitor the launch vehicle during ascent. It also deployed seven 1U Cubesats from three P-POD deployers.

2013 February 13 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Oriole.
  • ARAV-B Target - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM Target.

2013 February 13 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. Launch Platform: CG-70. LV Family: Standard-ER. Launch Vehicle: SM-3.
  • FTM-20 KV - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi). ABM Interceptor.

2014 February 13 - . 08:20 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS.
  • Flock1-11 - . Mass: 5.00 kg (11.00 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. 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: 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..


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