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On November 2 in Space History

1917 November 2 - .
  • Mount Wilson 100-Inch Telescope First Light - . Nation: USA.

1943 November 2 - .
  • Birth of Oldrich 'Olda' Pelczak - . Nation: Czech Republic. Related Persons: Pelczak. Czech pilot cosmonaut, 1976-1978. Graduated from Air Force Academy of the Soviet Union Engineer, Czechoslovak Air Force..

1944 November 2 - .
  • Birth of Dr Jeffrey Alan 'Jeff' Hoffman - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Hoffman. Jewish-American astrophysicist mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-51-D, STS-35, STS-46, STS-61, STS-75..

1944 November 2 - . Launch Site: Heidekraut. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Ma249 217 K1 - . Nation: Germany. Planned range 225 km. Impact 25.8 km to the left of the planned trajectory. Circular error 25.9 km from aim point..

1947 November 2 - . 15:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: A-4.
  • Soviet V-2 launch - . Nation: Russia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Apogee: 88 km (54 mi). Range achieved 260 km. Achieved objective..

1948 November 2 - . 00:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-N-8.
  • CR / Solar Particles / solar x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: APL. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi). Cosmic radiation, solar radiation research. Launched at 0947 local time. Reached 91 km..

1950 November 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Corporal. Launch Vehicle: Corporal E.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA OR. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1950 November 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Deacon HVAR.
  • Sparrow model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1953 November 2 - . 18:32 GMT - . Launch Site: Holloman. Launch Complex: Holloman A. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee RTV-A-1a.
  • AF / Utah Ionosphere 5 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi). Ionosphere research. Launched at 1132 local time. Reached 120.7 km..

1954 November 2 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: MGR-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 November 2 - .
  • NERVA go-ahead. - . Nation: USA. Program: NERVA.

    The Atomic Energy Commission approved, on the basis of a statement of interest by the Department of Defense, the proposed plans of the Los Alamos Scientific and the Radiation Laboratories of the University of California, for the study and development of nuclear power for rocket propulsion.


1955 November 2 - .
  • First Mach 8 rocket flight. - . Nation: USA. First air-launched, multistage, solid-rocket-propelled vehicle flown to a Mach number greater than 8 by NACA Lewis Laboratory..

1956 November 2 - . 05:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Holloman. Launch Complex: Holloman A. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee AJ10-34.
  • Sodium Release 4 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 146 km (90 mi).

1956 November 2 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Pad: Atlantic Ocean, 49.0 N x 48.0 W. Launch Platform: LSD-14. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • UM AM6.09 Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 131 km (81 mi). Launched during University of Michigan's 1956 Cruise 1956 at Launch Point 2 - - Latitude: 49.00 N - Longitude: 48.00 W..

1959 November 2 - .
  • Planning of advanced spacecraft systems begun - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Chamberlin, Faget, Gilruth, Johnson, Caldwell. Program: Apollo.

    At an STG meeting, it was decided to begin planning of advanced spacecraft systems. Three primary assignments were made:

    1. The preliminary design of a multi-man (probably three-man) capsule for a circumlunar mission, with particular attention to the use of the capsule as a temporary space laboratory, lunar landing cabin, and deep-space probe;
    2. Mission analysis studies to establish exit and reentry corridors, weights, and propulsion requirements;
    3. Test program planning to decide on the number and purpose of launches.
    Additional Details: here....

1959 November 2 - .
  • Dyna-Soar development plan to use a new three-step approach. - . Nation: USA. Spacecraft: Dynasoar.

    The Dyna-Soar project office formulated a new three-step approach, involving the development of a suborbital glider, an orbital system, and an operational weapon system. It represeneted an agreed compromise with the Secretary of Defence on the role of Dynasoar. Step 1 would involve suborbital tests of a manned glider, weighing between 2980 and 4270 kg, boosted by a Titan I ICBM. Step 2 would involve use of the larger Titan C booster to take the same vehicle up to orbital velocity. Step 3 would be an operational weapons system, boosted by the Titan C. The schedule agreed was for 19 air-drops of the glider from a B-52 to begin in April 1962; the first unmanned suborbital flight in April 1962; the first of 8 manned suborbital flights in July 1963; and the first manned orbital flight from LC40 at Cape Canaveral in August 1965.


1959 November 2 - . Launch Vehicle: Saturn I.
  • Transfer of Saturn I project to NASA announced. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Eisenhower, von Braun. Program: Apollo. President Eisenhower announced his intention of transferring the Saturn project to NASA, which became effective on March 15, 1960..

1960 November 2 - .
  • Lunar atlas prepared by USAF. - . Nation: USA. Program: Apollo. Lunar atlas prepared for USAF by group under technical direction of G. P. Kuiper was released, an "Orthographic Atlas of the Moon" charted 5,000 base points combined with best available photos and grids..

1960 November 2 - . 22:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun.
  • Composition Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 109 km (67 mi).

1961 November 2 - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Pad: Edwards. Launch Platform: NB-52. FAILURE: Failure.
  • X-15A aborted launch. - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, USAF. Spacecraft: X-15A. Apogee: 14 km (8 mi).

1961 November 2 - . Launch Site: Point Mugu. LV Family: Sea Dragon. Launch Vehicle: Seabee.
  • Hydra - . Nation: USA. Agency: NMC. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

1962 November 2 - . 04:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike Nike.
  • Firefly III LISA Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 170 km (100 mi).

1963 November 2 - .
  • Kamanin's phone is ringing off the hook. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Nikolayev, Tereshkova. Kamanin's phone is ringing off the hook. Thousands want to attend the wedding - and it turns out there will be only space for 200. Kamanin is taking all the blame for this. .

1963 November 2 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF03. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1A.
  • Operational missile test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1964 November 2 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Brigitte. LV Family: Stromboli. Launch Vehicle: VE10A Aigle.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: ONERA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 November 2 - . 09:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: Kappa 8L.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 156 km (96 mi).

1964 November 2 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC1W. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Thor SLV-2A Agena D.
  • KH-4A 1013 - . Payload: KH-4A s/n 1013 - Agena D 1173 / OPS 5434. Mass: 1,500 kg (3,300 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: WS-117. Spacecraft: KH-4A. Decay Date: 1964-11-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 921 . COSPAR: 1964-071A. Apogee: 210 km (130 mi). Perigee: 181 km (112 mi). Inclination: 51.2000 deg. Period: 88.40 min. KH-4A. Program anomaly occurred immediately after launch when both cameras operated for 417 frames. Main cameras ceased operation on rev 52D of first portion of mission negating second portion. About 65% of aft camera film is out of focus..

1965 November 2 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur PU31. LV Family: R-36. Launch Vehicle: R-36 8K67.
  • State trials missile test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1965 November 2 - . 12:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/23. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: UR-500.
  • Proton 2 - . Payload: N-4 s/n 2. Mass: 8,300 kg (18,200 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Program: Proton. Class: Astronomy. Type: X-ray astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: N-4 . Decay Date: 1966-02-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 1701 . COSPAR: 1965-087A. Apogee: 608 km (377 mi). Perigee: 189 km (117 mi). Inclination: 63.5000 deg. Period: 92.50 min. High energy physics laboratory. Investigation of ultra-high-energy cosmic particles. .

1965 November 2 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Exos sounding rocket.
  • IQSY 30-kg Sphere Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 686 km (426 mi).

1965 November 2 - . 23:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Sparrow Arcas.
  • IQSY release Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 134 km (83 mi).

1966 November 2 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Brigitte. LV Family: Diamant. Launch Vehicle: Saphir VE231.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: France. Agency: ONERA. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1966 November 2 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF22. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Demonstration and shakedown operations launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1966 November 2 - . 00:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC162/36. LV Family: R-36. Launch Vehicle: R-36O 8K69.
  • OGCh - . Mass: 1,700 kg (3,700 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Class: Military. Type: Orbital bombing system. Spacecraft: OGCh. Decay Date: 1976-04-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 2931 . COSPAR: 1966-101AS. Apogee: 767 km (476 mi). Perigee: 504 km (313 mi). Inclination: 49.1000 deg. Period: 97.43 min. Second attempted orbital Fractional Orbital Bombardment System test. failure - self destruct charge was detonated, resulting in 50 catalogued orbiting objects. No impact of the dummy warhead in the Kapustin Yar impact zone..

1966 November 2 - . 20:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4E. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas SLV-3 Agena D.
  • KH 7-34 - . Payload: KH-7 no. 34 / OPS 2070. Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO, USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: WS-117. Spacecraft: KH-7. Decay Date: 1966-11-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 2523 . COSPAR: 1966-098A. Apogee: 305 km (189 mi). Perigee: 159 km (98 mi). Inclination: 91.0000 deg. Period: 89.20 min. KH-7 type satellite. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .
  • OPS 5424/Agena D - . Payload: Agena Pickaback / OPS 5424. Mass: 60 kg (132 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft Bus: P 11. Spacecraft: SSF. Decay Date: 1966-11-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 2525 . COSPAR: 1966-098B. Apogee: 324 km (201 mi). Perigee: 208 km (129 mi). Inclination: 91.0000 deg. Period: 89.90 min. Not identified as a subsatellite ferret by McDowell..

1967 November 2 - . 21:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC1E. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Thorad SLV-2G Agena D.
  • KH-4A 1044 - . Payload: KH-4A s/n 1044 / OPS 0562. Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: CIA, NRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: WS-117. Spacecraft: KH-4A. Decay Date: 1967-12-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 3024 . COSPAR: 1967-109A. Apogee: 410 km (250 mi). Perigee: 184 km (114 mi). Inclination: 81.5000 deg. Period: 90.40 min. KH-4A. All cameras operated fine..
  • SRV 733 - . Payload: SRV 1044-1. Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft Bus: P 11. Spacecraft: SSF. Decay Date: 1969-03-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 3025 . COSPAR: 1967-109xx. Apogee: 208 km (129 mi). Perigee: 179 km (111 mi). Inclination: 81.6000 deg. Period: 88.40 min.
  • OPS 1587 - . Payload: EHH B9. Mass: 60 kg (132 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO, USAF. Spacecraft Bus: WS-117. Spacecraft: KH-4A. Decay Date: 1969-03-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 3025 . COSPAR: 1967-109B. Apogee: 525 km (326 mi). Perigee: 454 km (282 mi). Inclination: 81.6000 deg. Period: 94.30 min. Radar monitoring..

1968 November 2 - . 16:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Arcas. Launch Vehicle: Boosted Arcas.
  • Ionosphere/Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: ESSA, NASA. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1969 November 2 - . 20:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VA.
  • Polar Cap U-2 Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

1970 November 2 - .
  • M2 Flight 19 - . Crew: Dana. Payload: M2-F3 flight 3. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Dana. Program: NASA Lifting Body. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft Bus: M2-F2. Spacecraft: M2-F3. Maximum Speed - 690 kph. Maximum Altitude - 13716 m. Flight Time - 236 sec..

1970 November 2 - . 23:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF04. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 2.
  • OT GT51M operational test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1971 November 2 - . 14:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
  • Cosmos 454 - . Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Vostok. Spacecraft: Zenit-4M. Duration: 14.00 days. Decay Date: 1971-11-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 5585 . COSPAR: 1971-094A. Apogee: 346 km (214 mi). Perigee: 204 km (126 mi). Inclination: 65.4000 deg. Period: 90.00 min. High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable..

1972 November 2 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 630. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Poseidon C3.
  • FOT-3 Follow-on operational missile test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1972 November 2 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 630. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Poseidon C3.
  • FOT-3 Follow-on operational missile test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1972 November 2 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 630. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Poseidon C3.
  • FOT-3 Follow-on operational missile test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1972 November 2 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral ETR. Launch Platform: SSBN 630. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Poseidon C3.
  • FOT-3 Follow-on operational missile test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1972 November 2 - . 04:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant VC.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 237 km (147 mi).

1972 November 2 - . 06:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 SL. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 6 AC.
  • ESRO S95 X-ray Astronomy mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: BAC, ESRO. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1972 November 2 - . 23:28 GMT - . Launch Site: CELPA. Launch Vehicle: Rigel.
  • MPE Barium release? EXP 63 Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Argentina. Agency: CONAE. Apogee: 240 km (140 mi).

1973 November 2 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island.
  • The first Talos-Terrier-Recruit (TATER) clear air launch occurred at Wallops Island, Virginia. The purpose of the flight was to evaluate carbon-phenolic nosetips and heatshields. - .

1973 November 2 - . 13:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC41/1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.
  • Cosmos 606 - . Payload: Oko #2. Mass: 1,250 kg (2,750 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Early warning satellite. Spacecraft: Oko. USAF Sat Cat: 6916 . COSPAR: 1973-084A. Apogee: 35,385 km (21,987 mi). Perigee: 4,964 km (3,084 mi). Inclination: 69.5000 deg. Period: 717.70 min. Replaced Cosmos 520. Covered Oko constellation plane 3 - 359 degree longitude of ascending node..

1973 November 2 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • Extreme ultraviolet Solar extreme ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 233 km (144 mi).

1974 November 2 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1976 November 2 - .
  • Birth of Andreas Enevold Mogensen - . Nation: Denmark. Related Persons: Mogensen. Danish engineer mission specialist astronaut, 2009-on..

1976 November 2 - . 21:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 89 km (55 mi).

1977 November 2 - . 20:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 12.
  • T / NL 1B Aurora mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DFVLR. Apogee: 541 km (336 mi).

1978 November 2 - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34D.
  • SAMSO held a successful critical design review of Titan III 34D structures with Martin Marietta. - .

1978 November 2 - . 00:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 79 km (49 mi).

1978 November 2 - .
1979 November 2 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/3. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Cosmos 1144 - . Payload: Yantar-2K s/n 939. Mass: 6,600 kg (14,500 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Yantar. Spacecraft: Yantar-2K. Duration: 32.00 days. Decay Date: 1979-12-04 . USAF Sat Cat: 11611 . COSPAR: 1979-097A. Apogee: 337 km (209 mi). Perigee: 158 km (98 mi). Inclination: 67.2000 deg. Period: 89.40 min. Area survey photo reconnaissance; returned film in two small SpK capsules during the mission and with the main capsule at completion of the mission..

1981 November 2 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1982 November 2 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. Launch Pad: LC1 or LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Cosmos 1419 - . 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: 1982-11-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 13641 . COSPAR: 1982-108A. Apogee: 264 km (164 mi). Perigee: 206 km (128 mi). Inclination: 70.3000 deg. Period: 89.20 min. Photo surveillance; returned film capsule; maneuverable..

1983 November 2 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 98 km (60 mi).

1984 November 2 - . 21:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Eareckson. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 48 km (29 mi).

1987 November 2 - . 12:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1988 November 2 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-200.
  • Meteo Chaff - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

1988 November 2 - . 11:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 81 km (50 mi).

1989 November 2 - . 17:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Primrose Lake. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 61 km (37 mi).

1990 November 2 - . 17:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Barents Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 69.5 N x 34.2 E. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • Nation: Russia. Apogee: 84 km (52 mi).

1993 November 2 - . 12:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC132/1. LV Family: R-14. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M.
  • Cosmos 2266 - . Mass: 825 kg (1,818 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MO. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: KAUR-1. Spacecraft: Parus. USAF Sat Cat: 22888 . COSPAR: 1993-070A. Apogee: 1,020 km (630 mi). Perigee: 947 km (588 mi). Inclination: 83.0000 deg. Period: 104.80 min. Military navigation satellite. Positioned in plane 1 of constellation. Signals at 149.97 and 399.92 MHz..

1994 November 2 - .
  • Death of Dieter Karl F Huzel - . Nation: Germany, USA. Related Persons: Huzel. German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1994 November 2 - . 01:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC90/19. Launch Pad: LC90/20. LV Family: R-36. Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-2.
  • Cosmos 2293 - . Payload: US-PM s/n 5. Mass: 3,150 kg (6,940 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MO. Program: EORSAT. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval signals intelligence satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Kosmoplan. Spacecraft: US-PU. Duration: 497.00 days. Decay Date: 1996-05-13 . USAF Sat Cat: 23336 . COSPAR: 1994-072A. Apogee: 418 km (259 mi). Perigee: 402 km (249 mi). Inclination: 65.0300 deg. Period: 92.78 min. Second launch of new EORSAT, second of three to be stationed at 120 degree intervals on the same orbit with a 215 degree ascending node. However cutbacks in program resulted in the constellation not being completed. Ocean surveillance..

1995 November 2 - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC107/1. Launch Pad: LC107/pad?. LV Family: R-14. Launch Vehicle: K65M-R.
  • Re-entry Vehicle test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 675 km (419 mi).

1997 November 2 - . 12:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Alcantara. Launch Complex: Alcantara VLS. LV Family: Sonda. Launch Vehicle: VLS-1. FAILURE: Destroyed during launch.. Failed Stage: 1.
  • SCD-2A - . Mass: 115 kg (253 lb). Nation: Brazil. Agency: AEB. Manufacturer: INPE. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: SCD. Apogee: 3.00 km (1.80 mi). The SCD-2A (Data Collection Satellite 2A) was a Brazilian satellite designed for the collection of meteorological data relayed by data collection platforms spread throughout the Brazilian territory..

1998 November 2 - .
  • STS-95 - Wakeup Song: Moon River - . Flight: STS-95. "Moon River" Andy Williams. Annie Glenn requested it as a tribute to the friendship between Williams and her husband. CAPCOM: Chris Hadfield.

1998 November 2 - . 18:20 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • SOPHIE (NCAR / CU-7) Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1999 November 2 - . Launch Site: Sary Shagan. LV Family: A-135. Launch Vehicle: 53T6.
  • Test launch - . Nation: Russia. Agency: PKO. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2000 November 2 - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Edwards.
  • X-38 V-131R drop-tested over Edwards AFB. - . Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Spacecraft Bus: Rescue. Spacecraft: X-38. The first space flight by X-38 vehicle V-201 was scheduled for 2002 at the time of this test; later ISS budget cutbacks would impact this plan..

2001 November 2 - .
  • Namibia Tracking Station Completed - . Nation: China. Spacecraft: Shenzhou. China completed construction of a tracking, telemetry and command station in Swakopmund, Namibia, Africa..

2002 November 2 - .
  • Stardust, Asteroid 5535 Annefrank Flyby, Successful - . Nation: USA. Spacecraft: Stardust.

2003 November 2 - . 07:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan SLS-2. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2D.
  • FSW-3 No. 1 - . Payload: FSW-18, FSW-3.1, Jianbing 4. Mass: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb). Nation: China. Agency: SAST. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: FSW. Decay Date: 2003-12-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 28078 . COSPAR: 2003-051A. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi). Perigee: 141 km (87 mi). Inclination: 63.0000 deg. Period: 87.50 min. Expected to have been long-awaited 'seeds in space' mission but official announcements spoke only of photography..

2004 November 2 - . 09:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Okhotsk. Launch Platform: K-433. LV Family: R-29. Launch Vehicle: Volna.
  • RSM-54 test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: VMF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2004 November 2 - . 09:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Vehicle: Topol'.
  • Topol ICBM Test - . Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2005 November 2 - . 22:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Barking Sands. LV Family: Oriole. Launch Vehicle: Terrier Mk 70 Oriole.
  • Target - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA, NAWC. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2006 November 2 - . Launch Complex: Damghan. LV Family: Nodong 1. Launch Vehicle: Ghadr 1.
  • Iranian multiple missile firings - . Nation: Iran. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

    The Iranians fired at least one Shahab-3 and "dozens of" Shahab-2, Zolfaghar-73, Scud B, Fath-110 and Zelzal missiles in a mass firing demonstration to kick off their Great Prophet 2 military exercise. It marked the first firing of the Shahab 3 by troops on exercise as opposed to a test flight. The Shahab 2 was reported to have demonstrated a 1,400-bomblet cluster bomb warhead.


2007 November 2 - .
  • STS-120 - Wakeup Song: World - . Flight: STS-120. "World" by Five for Fighting for Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock, who will be performing his third spacewalk on Saturday. Wheelock dedicated the song to the ground support team..

2009 November 2 - . 01:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Rokot.
  • SMOS - . Nation: Europe. Agency: KVR. Class: Earth. Type: Climate satellite. Spacecraft: Proteus. USAF Sat Cat: 36036 . COSPAR: 2009-059A. Apogee: 760 km (470 mi). Perigee: 759 km (471 mi). Inclination: 98.4000 deg. Period: 100.00 min. Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission, obtaining climate-related data using a microwave aperture-synthesis interferometer..
  • PROBA-2 - . Mass: 130 kg (280 lb). Nation: Europe. Agency: KVR. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft: MiniSil. USAF Sat Cat: 36037 . COSPAR: 2009-059B. Apogee: 729 km (452 mi). Perigee: 709 km (440 mi). Inclination: 98.3000 deg. Period: 99.20 min. Project for On-Board Autonomy technology satellite for demonstration of technologies allowing operational autonomy. Also carried sun observation and space environment instruments..

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

2011 November 2 - . 07:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Palmachim. LV Family: Jericho. Launch Vehicle: Jericho III.
  • Jericho III test - . Nation: Israel. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Test mission. Believed to be second test of an improved Jericho missile..

2012 November 2 - . 17:55 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant IX.
  • NASA 36.255US - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 310 km (190 mi). Solar X-ray mission..

2012 November 2 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Yamal-300K - . Payload: Ekspress-1000NTA. Mass: 1,870 kg (4,120 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 38978 . COSPAR: 2012-061B. Apogee: 35,810 km (22,250 mi). Perigee: 35,764 km (22,222 mi). Inclination: 0.5800 deg. Period: 1,436.11 min. Gazprom Space Systems communications satellite using an Ekspress-1000HTA bus with a C and Ku band payload, stationed at 90.8 deg E..
  • Luch-5B - . Payload: Ekspress-1000AM. Mass: 1,350 kg (2,970 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 38977 . COSPAR: 2012-061A. Apogee: 35,788 km (22,237 mi). Perigee: 35,785 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0500 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Launched to provide communications support to the International Space Station. Used an Ekspress-1000A bus and was the the second of a pair of Russian data relay satellites for the ISS..

2016 November 2 - . 06:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima Y. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIA 202.
  • Himawari 9 - . Nation: Japan. Class: Earth. Type: Weather satellite. Spacecraft: DS2000. USAF Sat Cat: 41836 . COSPAR: 2016-064A. Apogee: 35,857 km (22,280 mi). Perigee: 243 km (150 mi). Inclination: 22.4000 deg. Himawari 9 weather satellite was launched to geotransfer orbit by H-IIA-31. By Nov 8 the satellite was on station in GEO at 140.8E..


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