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People: Tuan, Liem, Trinh. Spacecraft: ISS, AS 2100, Cubesat, Myriade. Launch Vehicles: Proton, Ariane 5, Vega. Launch Sites: Kourou. Agency: Arianespace, Vietnamese AF.



1947 February 14 - .
  • Birth of Pham Tuan - . Nation: Vietnam. Related Persons: Tuan. Vietnamese pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EP-7. First Vietnamese astronaut. Engineer, Air force pilot. Participated in the Vietnam War. Major General of Vietnam Air Force..

1949 June 30 - .
  • Birth of Bui Thanh Liem - . Nation: Vietnam. Related Persons: Liem. Vietnamese pilot cosmonaut, 1979-1980. Graduated from Gagarin Military Academy, Monino, 1978 Captain and fighter pilot, Vietnam Air Force. Flew many combat missions during the Vietnam-war. Continued service in Vietnamese Air Force..

1950 September 14 - .
  • Birth of Dr Eugene Huu-Chau 'Gene' Trinh - . Nation: USA, Vietnam. Related Persons: Trinh. Vietnamese-American physicist payload specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-50..

1979 April 1 - .
  • Intercosmos Cosmonaut Training Group selected. - . Nation: Vietnam. Related Persons: Liem, Tuan. Training group of potential Vietnamese 'guest cosmonauts' for propaganda flights to the Salyut space station. The 'guests', from states allied to the Soviet Union, would be flown on Soyuz lifeboat changeout missions to the station..

2008 April 18 - . 22:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Vinasat 1 - . Payload: A2100A. Mass: 6,740 kg (14,850 lb). Nation: Vietnam. Agency: Arianespace. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: AS 2100. Spacecraft: AS 2100. USAF Sat Cat: 32767 . COSPAR: 2008-018A. Apogee: 35,789 km (22,238 mi). Perigee: 35,787 km (22,236 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.20 min. First satellite launched by Vietnam. The Vietnam Post and Telecom Corporation communications satellite was equipped with C and Ku band payloads..

2012 May 15 - . 22:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Vinasat 2 - . Payload: A2100A. Mass: 2,969 kg (6,545 lb). Nation: Vietnam. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: AS 2100. Spacecraft: AS 2100. USAF Sat Cat: 38332 . COSPAR: 2012-023B. Apogee: 35,788 km (22,237 mi). Perigee: 35,787 km (22,236 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Vietnam Posts and Telecom communications satellite..

2012 October 4 - . 15:44 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K.
  • F-1 - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Vietnam. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2013-05-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 38855 . COSPAR: 1998-067CR. Apogee: 407 km (252 mi). Perigee: 386 km (239 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.50 min. Released from ISS Kibo module..

2013 May 7 - . 02:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELV. LV Family: Vega. Launch Vehicle: Vega.
  • VNREDSAT-1 - . Payload: AstroSat-100. Mass: 115 kg (253 lb). Nation: Vietnam. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Myriade. Spacecraft: Myriade. USAF Sat Cat: 39160 . COSPAR: 2013-021B. Apogee: 685 km (425 mi). Perigee: 683 km (424 mi). Inclination: 98.1300 deg. Period: 98.43 min. Remote sensing satellite for the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology..

2013 November 19 - . 12:18 GMT - . Launch Site: ISS. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K.
  • PicoDragon - . Mass: 1.00 kg (2.20 lb). Nation: Vietnam. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Cubesat. Spacecraft: Cubesat. Decay Date: 2014-04-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 39412 . COSPAR: 1998-067DA. Apogee: 188 km (116 mi). Perigee: 180 km (110 mi). Inclination: 51.6300 deg. Period: 88.17 min. On 19 November a J-SSOD cubesat deployer was retrieved from the Kibo module airlock by the JEM RMS arm and moved to a deployment position; at 12:18 GMT it ejected three 1U cubesats, including PicoDragon for Vietnam..


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