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Encyclopedia > 2000 in spaceflight

Launches

This is a list of spaceflights launched in 2000. ISS in earth orbit. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Launch Date/Time Rocket Launch
Site
Launch Contractor Payload Operator Orbit Mission/
Function
Re-Entry/
Destruction
Outcome Remarks
21 January
01:03 GMT
Atlas IIA LC-36A, Cape Canaveral DSCS-III B-8 (USA-184) US Air Force Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
25 January
01:04 GMT
Ariane 4 (42L) ELA-2, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace Galaxy 10R PanAmSat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
25 January
16:45 GMT
Long March 3A (CZ-3A) LC-2, Xichang Feng Huo 1 (Zhongxing-22) CAST Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
27 January
03:03 GMT
Minotaur SLC-8, Vandenberg AFB Orbital Sciences JAWSAT Weber State University/USAF Academy LEO Plasma research Still in orbit Successful So Far Maiden flight of Minotaur rocket.
Thelma, Louise, JAK, and STENSAT failed to contact ground after deployment from OPAL
Thelma & Louise deployed on 12 February, JAK & STENSAT on 11 February
Picosats also deployed from OPAL at 03:34 GMT on 7 February 2000
OCSE US Air Force LEO Laser calibration 3 March 2001 Successful
OPAL Stanford University LEO Picosat deployment Still in orbit Successful
FalconSat USAF Academy LEO Technology demonstration Still in orbit Successful So Far
ASUSAT Arizona State University LEO Earth Imaging
Communication
Still in orbit Successful So Far
Picosat 1/2 DARPA LEO Experimental Picosat Still in orbit Successful So Far
Thelma Santa Clara University LEO Still in orbit Failure
Louise Santa Clara University LEO Still in orbit Failure
JAK Santa Clara University LEO Still in orbit Failure
STENSAT AMSAT LEO Comsat Still in orbit Failure
1 February
06:47 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-1, Baikonur RFSA Progress M1-1 RFSA LEO, docked to Mir Raise orbit of Mir space station 26 April 2000, 19:27 GMT Successful Maiden flight of Progress-M1 spacecraft
3 February
09:26 GMT
Zenit-2 LC-45L, Baikonur Kosmos 2369 MO RF LEO ELINT Still in orbit Successful So Far
3 February
23:30 GMT
Atlas IIAS LC-36B, Cape Canaveral ILS Hispasat 1C Hispasat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
8 February
21:24 GMT
Delta II (7420-10C) SLC-2W, Vandenberg AFB Boeing IDS Globalstar 63 Globalstar LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
Globalstar 62 Globalstar LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
Globalstar 64 Globalstar LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
Globalstar 60 Globalstar LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
8 February
23:00 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-31, Baikonur Starsem IRDT ESA LEO Recoverable experiments 9 February 2000 Partial Failure Damage to inflatable heat shield led to high landing speed, which damaged the spacecraft
Gruzovoy Maket Lavochkin LEO Boilerplate spacecraft Still in orbit Successful
10 February
01:30 GMT
M-V Kagoshima ASTRO-E ISAS Intended: LEO Astronomy 10 February 2000, ~02:30 GMT Failure Loss of control during first stage burn
11 February
17:43 GMT
Space Shuttle Endeavour LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center USA STS-99, 6 astronauts NASA LEO Manned orbital flight 22 February 2000 Successful
SRTM NASA/NIMA LEO, attached to Endeavour Radar Topography 22 February 2000 Successful
12 February
09:10 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2M LC-81, Baikonur ILS Garuda 1 ACES Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
18 February
01:04 GMT
Ariane 4 (44LP) ELA-2, CSG (Kourou) Arianespace Superbird B2 SCC Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
12 March
04:07 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2M LC-200, Baikonur Ekspress 6A Intersputnik Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
12 March
09:29 GMT
Taurus 1110 LC-576E, Vandenberg AFB Orbital Sciences MTI US Air Force/Sandia LEO Experimental Reconnaissance Still in orbit Successful So Far
12 March
14:19 GMT
Zenit 3SL Ocean Odyssey, Kirimati, Pacific Ocean Sea Launch ICO-F1 ICO Global Communications Intended: MEO Comsat 12 March 2000 Failure Programming error led to premature second stage cutoff
20 March
18:28 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-31, Baikonur Starsem Dumsat Starsem LEO/MEO Boilerplate spacecraft Still in orbit Successful
21 March
23:28 GMT
Ariane 5G ELA-3, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace Asiastar Worldspa Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
Insat 3B ISRO Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
25 March
20:34 GMT
Delta II 7326-9.5 SLC-2W, Vandenberg AFB IMAGE NASA LEO/HEO Aurora research Still in orbit Successful So Far
4 April
05:01 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-1, Baikonur RFSA Soyuz TM-30 RFSA LEO, docked to Mir Manned orbital flight 16 June 2000 Successful Final manned flight to Mir space station
17 April
21:06 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2M LC-200, Baikonur Sesat Eutelsat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
19 April
00:29 GMT
Ariane 4 (42L) ELA-2, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace Galaxy 4R PanAmSat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
25 April
20:08 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-1, Baikonur RFSA Progress M1-2 RFSA LEO, docked to Mir Resupply and Reboost Mir 15 October 2000 Successful
3 May
07:07 GMT
Atlas IIA LC-36A, Cape Canaveral GOES-11 (GOES-L) NOAA Geostationary Weather satellite Still in orbit Successful So Far
3 May
13:25 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511K) LC-1, Baikonur Kosmos 2370 MO RF LEO Reconnaissance 3 May 2001 Successful
8 May
16:01 GMT
Titan IVB/IUS LC-40, Cape Canaveral DSP F20 (USA-149) US Air Force Geostationary orbit Early warning Still in orbit Successful So Far
11 May
01:48 GMT
Delta II (7925-9.5) LC-17A, Cape Canaveral GPS IIR-4 (USA-150) NAVSTAR MEO GPS Navigation Still in orbit Successful So Far
16 May
08:27 GMT
Rokot LC-133, Plesetsk Eurokot Simsat-1 (IKA-1) Eurokot LEO Boilerplate spacecraft Still in orbit Successful
Simsat-2 (IKA-2) Eurokot LEO Boilerplate spacecraft Still in orbit Successful
19 May
10:11 GMT
Space Shuttle Atlantis LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center USA STS-101, 7 Astronauts NASA LEO, docked to ISS Manned orbital flight 29 May 2000, 06:20 GMT Successful
Spacehab Double Module NASA/Spacehab LEO, attached to Atlantis Resupply ISS 29 May 2000, 06:20 GMT Successful
24 May
23:10 GMT
Atlas IIIA LC-36B, Cape Canaveral ILS Eutelsat W4 Eutelsat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
6 June
02:59 GMT
Proton-KM LC-81, Baikonur ILS Gorizont 45 Kos Svya Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
7 June
13:19 GMT
Pegasus-XL L-1011, Runway 3, Vandenberg AFB Orbital Sciences TSX-5 US Air Force/Royal Air Force LEO Reconnaissance Still in orbit Successful So Far
24 June
00:28 GMT
Proton-K LC-200, Baikonur Ekspress 3A Intersputnik Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
25 June
11:50 GMT
Long March 3 (CZ-3) LC-1, Xichang Feng Yun 2B CASC Geosynchronous Weather satellite Still in orbit Successful So Far Final flight of Long March 3 rocket
28 June
10:37 GMT
Kosmos-3M (R-14 11K65M) LC-132, Plesetsk Nadezhda MO RF SSO Navigation/SAR Still in orbit Successful So Far
Tsinghua Tsinghua University SSO Technology development Still in orbit Successful So Far
SNAP 1 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd SSO Rendezvous technology development Still in orbit Successful So Far
30 June
12:56 GMT
Atlas IIA LC-36A, Cape Canaveral TDRS 8 (TDRS-H) NASA Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far First Advanced TDRS satellite
30 June
22:08 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2M LC-81, Baikonur ILS Sirius 1 Sirius Radio Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
4 July
23:44 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2 LC-200, Baikonur Kosmos 2371 MO SSSR Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
12 July
04:56 GMT
Proton-K LC-81, Baikonur RFSA Zvezda RFSA LEO, attached to ISS ISS module Still in orbit Successful So Far
14 July
05:21 GMT
Atlas IIAS LC-36B, Cape Canaveral ILS Echostar 4 Echostar Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
15 July
12:00 GMT
Kosmos-3M (R-14 11K65M) LC-132, Plesetsk MITA ASI LEO Particle detection 15 August 2001 Successful
CHAMP DLR LEO Geophysics Still in orbit Successful So Far
Rubin OHB System LEO Monitor carrier rocket 30 August 2001 Successful
16 July
09:17 GMT
Delta II (7925-9.5) LC-17A, Cape Canaveral GPS IIR-5 (USA-151) NAVSTAR MEO GPS navigation Still in orbit Successful So Far
16 July
12:39 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-31, Baikonur Starsem Samba ESA MEO/HEO Magnetosphere research Still in orbit Successful So Far Cluster mission
Salsa ESA MEO/HEO Magnetosphere research Still in orbit Successful So Far Cluster mission
19 July
20:09 GMT
Minotaur SLC-8, Vandenberg AFB Orbital Sciences Mightysat 2.1 (Sindri) US Air Force/DARPA LEO Reconnaissance 11 December 2002 Successful
Picosat 7/8 US Air Force LEO Technology development 7 November 2002 Successful
28 July
22:42 GMT
Zenit 3SL Ocean Odyssey, Kirimati, Pacific Ocean Sea Launch PanAmSat 9 PanAmSat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
6 August
18:26 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-1, Baikonur RFSA Progress M1-3 RFSA LEO, docked to ISS Resupply ISS 1 November 2000, 07:05 GMT Successful
9 August
11:13 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-31, Baikonur Starsem Rumba ESA MEO/HEO Magnetosphere research Still in orbit Successful So Far Cluster mission
Tango ESA MEO/HEO Magnetosphere research Still in orbit Successful So Far Cluster mission
17 August
23:16 GMT
Ariane 4 (44LP) ELA-2, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace Brazilsat B4 Embratel Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
Nilesat 102 Nilesat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
17 August
23:45 GMT
Titan IVV SLC-4E, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force Lacrosse 4 (Onyx/USA-152) NRO LEO Reconnaissance Still in orbit Successful So Far
23 August
11:05 GMT
Delta III (8930) LC-17B, Cape Canaveral Boeing IDS DM-F3 Boeing IDS Intended: GTO
Actual: LEO/MEO
Boilerplate spacecraft
Calibration target
Still in orbit Partial Failure Placed in lower orbit than expected due to atmospheric conditions
Final flight of Delta III rocket
28 August
20:08 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2 LC-81, Baikonur Raduga-1 MO RF Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
1 September
03:25 GMT
Long March 4B (CZ-4B) LC-1, Taiyuan Zi Yuan 2 CAST LEO Earth Imaging
Possible military reconnaissance
Still in orbit Successful So Far
5 September
09:43 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2M LC-81, Baikonur ILS Sirius 2 Sirius Radio Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
6 September
22:23 GMT
Ariane 4 (44P) ELA-2, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace Eutelsat W1 Eutelsat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
8 September
12:45 GMT
Space Shuttle Atlantis LC-39B, Kennedy Space Center USA STS-106, 7 Astronauts NASA LEO, docked to ISS Manned orbital flight 20 September 2000 07:56 GMT Successful ISS repair and assembly
Spacehab Double Module NASA/Spacehab LEO, attached to Atlantis Resupply ISS 20 September 2000 07:56 GMT Successful
14 September
22:54 GMT
Ariane 5G ELA-3, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace Astra 2B SES Astra Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
GE 7 GE Americom Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
21 September
10:22 GMT
Titan II SLC-4W, Vandenberg AFB NOAA 16 (NOAA-L) NOAA LEO Weather Satellite Still in orbit Successful So Far
25 September
10:10 GMT
Zenit 2 LC-45L, Baikonur Kosmos-2372 MO RF LEO Reconnaissance 20 April 2001 Successful
26 September
10:05 GMT
Dnepr LC-109, Baikonur ISC Kosmatras Tiungsat-1 BKSA LEO Earth Imaging Still in orbit Successful So Far First Malaysian satellite
MegSat-1 MegSat LEO Research Still in orbit Successful So Far
UniSat Universita degli Studi LEO Earth Imaging/Space debris detection Still in orbit Successful So Far
SaudiSat 1A Saudi Institute for Space Research LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
SaudiSat 1B Saudi Institute for Space Research LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
29 September
09:30 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-31, Baikonur Kosmos 2375 MO RF LEO Cartography 14 November 2000 22:53 GMT Successful
1 October
22:00 GMT
Proton-K LC-81, Baikonur ILS Worldsat-1 (GE-1A) GE Americom Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
6 October
23:00 GMT
Ariane 4 (42L) ELA-2, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace N-SAT-110 (JCSAT-10/Superbird 5) SCC/JSat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
9 October
05:38 GMT
Pegasus-H L-1011, Runway 3, Kwajalein Atoll Orbital Sciences HETE-2 NASA/MIT LEO Astronomy Still in orbit Successful So Far
11 October
23:17 GMT
Space Shuttle Discovery LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center USA STS-92, 7 Astronauts NASA LEO, docked to ISS Manned Orbital Flight 24 October 2000 22:00 GMT Successful 100th flight of the Space Shuttle program
ISS assembly
Z-1 Truss NASA LEO, attached to ISS ISS Component Still in orbit Successful So Far
PMA-3 NASA LEO, attached to ISS ISS Component Still in orbit Successful So Far
13 October
14:12 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2 LC-81, Baikonur Kosmos 2374 KNITs MEO GLONASS Navigatopm Still in orbit Successful So Far
Kosmos 2375 KNITs MEO GLONASS Navigatopm Still in orbit Successful So Far
Kosmos 2376 KNITs MEO GLONASS Navigatopm Still in orbit Successful So Far
16 October
21:27 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-1, Baikonur RFSA Progress M-34 RFSA LEO, docked to Mir Reboost Mir 29 January 2001 Successful
20 October
00:40 GMT
Atlas IIA LC-36A, Cape Canaveral DSCS III-B11 (USA-152) US Air Force Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
21 October
05:52 GMT
Zenit 3SL Ocean Odyssey, Kirimati, Pacific Ocean Sea Launch Thuraya 1 Thuraya Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
21 October
22:00 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2M LC-81, Baikonur ILS GE-6 GE Americom Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
29 October
05:59 GMT
Ariane 4 (44LP) ELA-2, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace EuropeStar F1 EuropeStar Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far 100th Ariane 4 launch
30 October
16:02 GMT
Long March 3A (CZ-3A) LC-2, Xichang Beidou 1A CNSA Geosynchronous Beidou Navigation Still in orbit Successful So Far
31 October
07:52 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-1, Baikonur RFSA Soyuz TM-31, 3 Cosmonauts RFSA LEO, docked to ISS Manned orbital flight 5 June 2001 Successful ISS Expedition 1
First permanent ISS crew
10 November
17:14 GMT
Delta II (7925-9.5) LC-17A, Cape Canaveral GPS IIR-6 (USA-154) NAVSTAR MEO GPS Navigation Still in orbit Successful So Far
16 November
01:07 GMT
Ariane 5G ELA-3, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace PanAmSat 1R PanAmSat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
AMSAT-Oscar 40 AMSAT LEO/HEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
STRV-1C DERA GTO Technology development Still in orbit Successful So Far
STRV-1D DERA GTO Technology development Still in orbit Successful So Far
16 November
01:32 GMT
Soyuz-U (R-7 11A511U) LC-1, Baikonur [Russian Federal Space Agency Progress M1-4 [Russian Federal Space Agency LEO, docked to ISS Resupply ISS 8 February 2001, 13:50 GMT Successful
20 November
23:00 GMT
Kosmos-3M (R-14 11K65M) LC-132, Plesetsk QuickBird 1 EarthWatch Intended: LEO Earth Imaging 21 November 2000 ~00:30 GMT Failure Second stage failed to restart
21 November
18:24 GMT
Delta II (7320-10) SLC-2W, Vandenberg AFB Earth Orbiter 1 NASA LEO Technology development Still in orbit Successful So Far
SAC-C CONAE LEO Earth Observation Still in orbit Successful So Far
Munin Swedish Institute for Space Physics LEO/MEO Particle detection, Auroral observation Still in orbit Successful So Far
21 November
23:56 GMT
Ariane 4 (44L) ELA-2, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace Anik F1 Telesat Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
30 November
19:59 GMT
Proton-K/DM-2M LC-81, Baikonur ILS Sirius 3 Sirius Radio Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
1 December
03:06 GMT
Space Shuttle Endeavour LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center USA STS-97, 5 Astronauts NASA LEO, docked to ISS Manned Orbital Flight 11 December 2000, 23:03 GMT Successful ISS Assembly
P6 Truss NASA LEO, attached to ISS ISS Component Still in orbit Successful So Far
5 December
12:32 GMT
Start-1 LC-5, Svobodniy EROS A1 ImageSat LEO Earth Observation Still in orbit Successful So Far
6 December
02:47 GMT
Atlas IIAS LC-36A, Cape Canaveral USA-155 NRO Geosynchronous Classified Still in orbit Successful So Far
20 December
00:26 GMT
Ariane 5G ELA-3, CSG(Kourou) Arianespace Astra 2D SES Astra Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
Aurora III (GE-8) GE Americom Geosynchronous Comsat Still in orbit Successful So Far
LDREX NASDA GTO Technology development Still in orbit Failure Failed to deploy
20 December
16:20 GMT
Long March 3A (CZ-3A) LC-2, Xichang Beidou 1B CNSA Geosynchronous Beidou Navigation Still in orbit Successful So Far
27 December
09:56 GMT
Tsiklon-3 LC-32, Plesetsk Gonets-D1 Rosaviakosmos Intended: LEO Comsat 27 December 2000 Failure Third stage malfunction
Gonets-D1 Rosaviakosmos Intended: LEO Comsat
Gonets-D1 Rosaviakosmos Intended: LEO Comsat
Strela-3 Russian government Intended: LEO Comsat
Strela-3 Russian government Intended: LEO Comsat
Strela-3 Russian government Intended: LEO Comsat

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AMSAT is both a generic name for amateur radio satellite organizations world-wide, but in particular is the name of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation of North America (AMSAT-NA) with headquarters at Silver Spring, Maryland, near Washington DC. Other national organizations exist, such as AMSAT Germany (AMSAT-DL), AMSAT... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... ISS Progress cargo spacecraft The Progress is a Russian expendable freighter spacecraft. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Mir insignia Mir Statistics Crew: 3 Call sign Mir Launch February 19, 1986 21:28:23 UTC Baikonur, USSR Re-entry March 23, 2001 05:50:00 UTC Perigee: 385 km (239 NM) Apogee: 393 km (244 NM) Orbital period: 89. ... Mir insignia Mir Statistics Crew: 3 Call sign Mir Launch February 19, 1986 21:28:23 UTC Baikonur, USSR Re-entry March 23, 2001 05:50:00 UTC Perigee: 385 km (239 NM) Apogee: 393 km (244 NM) Orbital period: 89. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... ISS Progress cargo spacecraft The Progress is a Russian expendable freighter spacecraft. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Zenit rocket (Ukrainian: Зеніт, Russian: Зени́т; meaning Zenith) is a space launch vehicle manufactured by the Yuzhnoe Design Bureau of Ukraine. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... ELINT stands for ELectronic INTelligence, and refers to intelligence-gathering by use of electronic sensors. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Mission Atlas II is a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program. ... An Atlas III launches from LC-36B . Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Florida. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... Hispasat is a group of Spanish communication satellites . ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Delta II family of launch vehicles was designed and built by Boeings Integrated Defense Systems division and has been in service since 1989. ... Vandenberg Air Force Base is a base with a spaceport, located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... Categories: Stub | Defence companies | Boeing | U.S. aircraft manufacturers ... Globalstar is a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation for telephone and low-speed data communications, similar to (and competing with) the Iridium satellite system. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Globalstar is a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation for telephone and low-speed data communications, similar to (and competing with) the Iridium satellite system. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Globalstar is a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation for telephone and low-speed data communications, similar to (and competing with) the Iridium satellite system. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Globalstar is a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation for telephone and low-speed data communications, similar to (and competing with) the Iridium satellite system. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... Starsem is a European-Russian company that was created in 1996 to commercialise the Soyuz launcher. ... This article is about the European Space Agency. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lavochkin is: a Soviet aircraft design bureau (design office prefix La), now extinct, named for its head designer, Semyon Lavochkin; a generic name for airplanes designed by that bureau (see Semyon Lavochkin for list). ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Boilerplate version of Gemini spacecraft on display at Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Cape Canaveral, Florida October 15, 2004. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... M-V rocket with the ASTRO-E satellite (Febr. ... Kagoshima (鹿児島市; -shi) the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the southwest tip of the Kyushu island of Japan. ... Astro-E (NASA) Astro-E2 (NASA) ASTRO-E and ASTRO-EII (or Astro-E2) are Japanese X-ray astronomy satellites built primarily by JAXA. In 2000 the Astro-E launch failed (with the satellite falling into the ocean), so a replacement called Astro-EII was launched on July 10, 2005. ... The Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) is Japans aerospace agency. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant Astronomy is the science of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere (such as auroras and cosmic background radiation). ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... For the current Space Shuttle mission, see STS-117 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105), is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle. ... Launch Complex 39 is a large site and a collection of facilities at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, USA, originally built for the Apollo program, and later modified to support Space Shuttle operations. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Kevin R. Kregel (4), Mission Commander Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie (2), Pilot Janet L. Kavandi (2), Mission Specialist Janice E. Voss (5), Mission Specialist Mamoru Mohri (2), Mission Specialist (NASDA) - Japan Gerhard P.J. Thiele (1), Mission Specialist - Germany... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is a research effort that obtained elevation data on a near-global scale to generate the most complete high-resolution digital topographic database of Earth to date. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... External links Biography of Nima Yooshij Categories: People stubs | Iranian poets ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ... For discussion of land surfaces themselves, see Terrain. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... ACES may refer to: In flight: ACES Colombia, an airline Advanced Crew Escape Suit, a full pressure suit Air Combat Entertainment Simulations, a flight simulator entertainment business In science: ACES (buffer), one of Goods buffers ACES (computational chemistry), a computational chemistry package Antarctic Climate and the Earth System, a... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 42P rocket with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite (Kourou, August 10, 1992) (NASA) Ariane 4 was an expendable launch system, designed by the European Space Agency and manufactured and marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... SCC is a TLA that can stand for Saab Combustion Control, a system for cleaner engines using variable spark gap ([1]) Sea Cadet Corps, of which there are many national corps Self creation cosmology Sierra Club of Canada Singapore Cricket Club the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, a fictional company from The... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... The Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications commonly known as Intersputnik is an international satellite communications services organization founded on November 15, 1971 in Moscow by the Soviet Union along with a group of eight formerly socialist states (Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Mongolia, and Cuba). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Taurus is an German/Swedish air-launched cruise missile, manufactured by EADS, Saab Bofors Dynamics and used by Germany and Sweden. ... Vandenberg Air Force Base is a base with a spaceport, located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... Categories: Stub ... A drill sergeant drills recruits in the U.S. Army. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Sandia may refer to: Sandia National Laboratories, a major United States Department of Energy research and development national laboratory Sandia, Texas, a town in the USA Sandia, Peru, a town in the Puno region of Peru Pueblo of Sandia Village, New Mexico, a U.S. census-designated location Sandia Pueblo... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Zenit-3SL is three stage version of Ukrainian Zenit rocket, created for and used by Sea Launch consortium. ... Ocean Odyssey drilling rig publicity photo Ocean Odyssey (Sea Launch) at port The Ocean Odyssey was a self-propelled, semi-submersible drilling rig which was rebuilt as a mobile spacecraft launch platform and is currently used by Sea Launch for equatorial Pacific Ocean launches. ... Sea Launch command ship Sea Launch Commander Sea Launch is a spacecraft launch service that uses a mobile sea platform for equatorial launches of commercial payloads on specialized Zenit 3SL rockets. ... ICO Satellite Management, LLC, formerly ICO Global Communications, plans to offer S-band mobile satellite services (MSS) via a satellite in geostationary orbit and auxilliary ground-based relays. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... Starsem is a European-Russian company that was created in 1996 to commercialise the Soyuz launcher. ... Starsem is a European-Russian company that was created in 1996 to commercialise the Soyuz launcher. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... Boilerplate version of Gemini spacecraft on display at Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Cape Canaveral, Florida October 15, 2004. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 5 mock-up Ariane 5 is a European expendable launch system designed to deliver satellites into geostationary transfer orbit and to send payloads to Low Earth orbit. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is Indias national space agency. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Delta II family of launch vehicles was designed and built by Boeings Integrated Defense Systems division and has been in service since 1989. ... Vandenberg Air Force Base is a base with a spaceport, located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into image (disambiguation). ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... High Earth Orbit (HEO) is an orbit beyond GEO or Geosynchronous Orbit. ... The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake Aurora Borealis as seen over Canada at 11,000m (36,000 feet) Red and green Aurora in Fairbanks,Alaska For other uses, see Aurora (disambiguation). ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... Crew Sergei Zalyotin (1) Alexandr Kaleri (3) Mission Parameters Mass: ? kg Perigee: 186 km Apogee: 222 km Inclination: 51. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Mir insignia Mir Statistics Crew: 3 Call sign Mir Launch February 19, 1986 21:28:23 UTC Baikonur, USSR Re-entry March 23, 2001 05:50:00 UTC Perigee: 385 km (239 NM) Apogee: 393 km (244 NM) Orbital period: 89. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mir insignia Mir Statistics Crew: 3 Call sign Mir Launch February 19, 1986 21:28:23 UTC Baikonur, USSR Re-entry March 23, 2001 05:50:00 UTC Perigee: 385 km (239 NM) Apogee: 393 km (244 NM) Orbital period: 89. ... The International Space Station in 2006 A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live in outer space. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... In Egyptian mythology, Seshat (The Female Scribe) was a goddess of writing, science, literature, history, libraries, architecture and mathematics, and the consort of Thoth. ... Eutelsat S.A. is a French-based satellite provider. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 42P rocket with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite (Kourou, August 10, 1992) (NASA) Ariane 4 was an expendable launch system, designed by the European Space Agency and manufactured and marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... Galaxy 4R is a Panamsat-owned communications satellite previously at an orbital location of 99° W, a slot once occupied by the Galaxy IV, which suffered a failure in 1998. ... Founded in 1984 by Rene Anselmo, PanAmSat Corporation (NYSE: PA) was a satellite service provider headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (116th in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... ISS Progress cargo spacecraft The Progress is a Russian expendable freighter spacecraft. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Mir insignia Mir Statistics Crew: 3 Call sign Mir Launch February 19, 1986 21:28:23 UTC Baikonur, USSR Re-entry March 23, 2001 05:50:00 UTC Perigee: 385 km (239 NM) Apogee: 393 km (244 NM) Orbital period: 89. ... Mir insignia Mir Statistics Crew: 3 Call sign Mir Launch February 19, 1986 21:28:23 UTC Baikonur, USSR Re-entry March 23, 2001 05:50:00 UTC Perigee: 385 km (239 NM) Apogee: 393 km (244 NM) Orbital period: 89. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Mission Atlas II is a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program. ... An Atlas III launches from LC-36B . Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Florida. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... Geostationary orbit A geostationary orbit (GEO) is a geosynchronous orbit directly above the Earths equator (0° latitude), with orbital eccentricity of zero. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (129th in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Titan IV family (including the IVA and IVB) of space boosters are used by the US Air Force. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Launch Complex 40. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Geostationary orbit A geostationary orbit (GEO) is a geosynchronous orbit directly above the Earths equator (0° latitude), with orbital eccentricity of zero. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (132nd in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Delta II family of launch vehicles was designed and built by Boeings Integrated Defense Systems division and has been in service since 1989. ... The first stage of the Boeing Delta II rocket, slated to launch NASAs Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), is lifted into a vertical position for installation into the mobile service tower at Pad 17B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17 is a launch site at Merritt Island... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Rockot The Rockot (also Rokot) (Russian: ) is a Russian space launch vehicle that can launch a payload of 1,950 kilogrammes into a 200 kilometre high Earth orbit with 63° inclination. ... Cyclone-3 rocket launching Meteor-3 satellite (Plesetsk, August 15, 1991) Plesetsk Cosmodrome is a Russian spaceport, located about 800 km north of Moscow and south of Arkhangelsk (coordinates vary in different sources, but 62°08′ N 41°01′ E seems plausible). ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Boilerplate version of Gemini spacecraft on display at Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Cape Canaveral, Florida October 15, 2004. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Boilerplate version of Gemini spacecraft on display at Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Cape Canaveral, Florida October 15, 2004. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... For the current Space Shuttle mission, see STS-117 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... For the current mission, see STS-117 Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is one of the fleet of space shuttles belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... Launch Complex 39 is a large site and a collection of facilities at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, USA, originally built for the Apollo program, and later modified to support Space Shuttle operations. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew James D. Halsell, Jr. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... SPACEHAB is an aerospace company headquartered in Webster, Texas that has had several modules fly aboard the Space Shuttle. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... SPACEHAB is an aerospace company based out of Arlington, Virginia that has had several modules fly aboard the Space Shuttle. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The maiden flight of the Atlas III The Lockheed Martin Atlas III was an American orbital launch vehicle, used between 2000 and 2005. ... An Atlas III launches from LC-36B . Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Florida. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... Eutelsat S.A. is a French-based satellite provider. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Pegasus rocket on the ground Pegasus rocket attached to bottom of carrier aircraft The Pegasus rocket is a winged space booster developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital). ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... Vandenberg Air Force Base is a base with a spaceport, located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... Categories: Stub ... TSX-5 or Tri-Service-Experiments mission 5, is a $85 million satellite successfully launched into orbit on June 7, 2000 from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Pegasus XL rocket. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... The Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications commonly known as Intersputnik is an international satellite communications services organization founded on November 15, 1971 in Moscow by the Soviet Union along with a group of eight formerly socialist states (Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Mongolia, and Cuba). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Long March family of rockets (長征火箭, Chang Zheng) is an expendable launch system operated by the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) (Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a Chinese facility approximately 64 km northwest of Xichang City in Sichuan Province. ... The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... The Long March family of rockets (長征火箭, Chang Zheng) is an expendable launch system operated by the Peoples Republic of China. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Cosmos-3M (11K65M) (Russian: Космос-3Ðœ) is a Russian space launch vehicle. ... Cyclone-3 rocket launching Meteor-3 satellite (Plesetsk, August 15, 1991) Plesetsk Cosmodrome is a Russian spaceport, located about 800 km north of Moscow and south of Arkhangelsk (coordinates vary in different sources, but 62°08′ N 41°01′ E seems plausible). ... Nadezhda is a Russian given name. ... By analogy with the geosynchronous orbit, a heliosynchronous orbit is a heliocentric orbit of radius 24. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Tsinghua University, (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a university in Beijing, China. ... By analogy with the geosynchronous orbit, a heliosynchronous orbit is a heliocentric orbit of radius 24. ... Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, or SSTL, is a spin-off company of the University of Surrey that builds and operates small satellites. ... By analogy with the geosynchronous orbit, a heliosynchronous orbit is a heliocentric orbit of radius 24. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Mission Atlas II is a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program. ... An Atlas III launches from LC-36B . Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Florida. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... First Generation TDRS Second Generation TDRS A Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) is a one of a network of communications satellites used by NASA and other United States government agencies for communication to satellites or the International Space Station. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... Sirius Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) is a satellite radio (DARS) service in the United States that provides 65 streams (channels) of music and 55 streams of sports, news and entertainment. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... July 12 is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... Zvezda (Russian: - star) may refer to: Zvezda (film) Zvezda (magazine) Zvezda (newspaper) Zvezda, Bulgaria Zvezda (ISS), a component of the International Space Station Zviazda, a newspaper in Belarus NPP Zvezda, Russian aeronautical and space manufacturer FC Zvezda-BGU, a Belarusian soccer team Zvezda Stadium, Perm, Russia Crvena Zvezda, a Serbian... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... July 14 is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Mission Atlas II is a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program. ... An Atlas III launches from LC-36B . Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Florida. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... EchoStar Communication Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is the parent company of DISH Network and the maintainer of the satellite fleet that provides the signal which DISH Network markets. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Cosmos-3M (11K65M) (Russian: Космос-3Ðœ) is a Russian space launch vehicle. ... Cyclone-3 rocket launching Meteor-3 satellite (Plesetsk, August 15, 1991) Plesetsk Cosmodrome is a Russian spaceport, located about 800 km north of Moscow and south of Arkhangelsk (coordinates vary in different sources, but 62°08′ N 41°01′ E seems plausible). ... ASI can refer to: Access Solutions, Inc. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Champ can refer to: An Irish dish of mashed potatoes and scallions (spring onions) The logo of the Vermont Lake Monsters minor league baseball team Champ (legend), a reputed lake monster living in Lake Champlain A shortened form of the word champion A variety of Erdinger wheat beer. ... DLR Helicopter The German Aerospace Center (DLR) (German: ) is the national research center for aviation and space flight of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Space Agency. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Rubin can refer to the following people: Alan Rubin, American musician Chanda Rubin (b. ... OHB-System is a medium-sized spaceflight company located in Bremen, Northern Germany, which belongs to the OHB-Technology AG. OHB-System is a systems provider in the areas of telematics, space technology, security and satellite services. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... A Saturn V launch vehicle sends Apollo 15 on its way to the moon. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Delta II family of launch vehicles was designed and built by Boeings Integrated Defense Systems division and has been in service since 1989. ... The first stage of the Boeing Delta II rocket, slated to launch NASAs Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), is lifted into a vertical position for installation into the mobile service tower at Pad 17B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17 is a launch site at Merritt Island... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... Starsem is a European-Russian company that was created in 1996 to commercialise the Soyuz launcher. ... This article is about the European Space Agency. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... High Earth Orbit (HEO) is an orbit beyond GEO or Geosynchronous Orbit. ... This article is about the European Space Agency. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... High Earth Orbit (HEO) is an orbit beyond GEO or Geosynchronous Orbit. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Minotaur Rocket is an American solid fuel rocket designed to launch small satellites. ... Vandenberg Air Force Base is a base with a spaceport, located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... Categories: Stub ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Seal of the Air Force. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... July 28 is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Zenit-3SL is three stage version of Ukrainian Zenit rocket, created for and used by Sea Launch consortium. ... Ocean Odyssey drilling rig publicity photo Ocean Odyssey (Sea Launch) at port The Ocean Odyssey was a self-propelled, semi-submersible drilling rig which was rebuilt as a mobile spacecraft launch platform and is currently used by Sea Launch for equatorial Pacific Ocean launches. ... Sea Launch command ship Sea Launch Commander Sea Launch is a spacecraft launch service that uses a mobile sea platform for equatorial launches of commercial payloads on specialized Zenit 3SL rockets. ... Founded in 1984 by Rene Anselmo, PanAmSat Corporation (NYSE: PA) was a satellite service provider headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... ISS Progress cargo spacecraft The Progress is a Russian expendable freighter spacecraft. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... Starsem is a European-Russian company that was created in 1996 to commercialise the Soyuz launcher. ... This article is about the European Space Agency. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... High Earth Orbit (HEO) is an orbit beyond GEO or Geosynchronous Orbit. ... This article is about the European Space Agency. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... High Earth Orbit (HEO) is an orbit beyond GEO or Geosynchronous Orbit. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 42P rocket with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite (Kourou, August 10, 1992) (NASA) Ariane 4 was an expendable launch system, designed by the European Space Agency and manufactured and marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... Embratel S.A. is a major Brazilian telecommunications company headquartered in Rio de Janeiro. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Nilesat 102 Satellite Nilesat 102 is an Egyptian owned geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 44LP rocket from Kourou, French Guiana at 2000-08-17 at 23:16 UTC by the European Space Agency (http://www. ... Nilesat is an Egyptian company, and the name of a series of Egyptian communications satellites. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Titan IV family (including the IVA and IVB) of space boosters are used by the US Air Force. ... Vandenberg Air Force Base is a base with a spaceport, located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Lacrosse and Onyx are the code names for the United States National Reconnaissance Office terrestrial radar imaging reconnaissance satellite. ... Lacrosse and Onyx are the code names for the United States National Reconnaissance Office terrestrial radar imaging reconnaissance satellite. ... The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is a department of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) which designs, builds and operates the reconnaissance satellites of the United States government. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Through the 90s, satellite masses were growing steadily. ... The first stage of the Boeing Delta II rocket, slated to launch NASAs Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), is lifted into a vertical position for installation into the mobile service tower at Pad 17B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17 is a launch site at Merritt Island... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Categories: Stub | Defence companies | Boeing | U.S. aircraft manufacturers ... Categories: Stub | Defence companies | Boeing | U.S. aircraft manufacturers ... A geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) is a Hohmann transfer orbit around the Earth between a low Earth orbit (LEO) and a geostationary orbit (GEO). ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... Boilerplate version of Gemini spacecraft on display at Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Cape Canaveral, Florida October 15, 2004. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... CZ-2F rocket A Long March rocket (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is any rocket in a family of expendable launch systems operated by the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC) (Chinese: 太原卫星发射中心; pinyin: ) is a Peoples Republic of China space and defence launch facility. ... Look up Cast in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... Sirius Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) is a satellite radio (DARS) service in the United States that provides 65 streams (channels) of music and 55 streams of sports, news and entertainment. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 42P rocket with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite (Kourou, August 10, 1992) (NASA) Ariane 4 was an expendable launch system, designed by the European Space Agency and manufactured and marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... Eutelsat S.A. is a French-based satellite provider. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... For the current Space Shuttle mission, see STS-117 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... For the current mission, see STS-117 Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is one of the fleet of space shuttles belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... Launch Complex 39 is a large site and a collection of facilities at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, USA, originally built for the Apollo program, and later modified to support Space Shuttle operations. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... SPACEHAB is an aerospace company headquartered in Webster, Texas that has had several modules fly aboard the Space Shuttle. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... SPACEHAB is an aerospace company based out of Arlington, Virginia that has had several modules fly aboard the Space Shuttle. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 5 mock-up Ariane 5 is a European expendable launch system designed to deliver satellites into geostationary transfer orbit and to send payloads to Low Earth orbit. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... ASTRA 2B is located at 28. ... SES Astra SA, a subsidiary of SES Global, is a Luxembourg-based (in Betzdorf) corporation which owns and operates the Astra series of geostationary satellites, which transmit approximately 1100 analogue and digital television and radio channels via 176 transponders to 91 million households across Europe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... SES Americom is a major commercial satellite operator based in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Titan II launch vehicle launching Gemini 11 (Sept. ... Vandenberg Air Force Base is a base with a spaceport, located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Zenit rocket (Ukrainian: Зеніт, Russian: Зени́т; meaning Zenith) is a space launch vehicle manufactured by the Yuzhnoe Design Bureau of Ukraine. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Dnepr space launch vehicle (Ukrainian: ; Russian: , named after the Dnieper River), is a converted ICBM used for launching artificial satellites into orbit, operated by launch service provider ISC Kosmotras (established in 1997). ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Cartography or mapmaking (in Greek chartis = map and graphein = write) is the study, practice, science and art of making maps or globes. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... SES Americom is a major commercial satellite operator based in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 42P rocket with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite (Kourou, August 10, 1992) (NASA) Ariane 4 was an expendable launch system, designed by the European Space Agency and manufactured and marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... SCC is a TLA that can stand for Saab Combustion Control, a system for cleaner engines using variable spark gap ([1]) Sea Cadet Corps, of which there are many national corps Self creation cosmology Sierra Club of Canada Singapore Cricket Club the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, a fictional company from The... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Pegasus rocket on the ground Pegasus rocket attached to bottom of carrier aircraft The Pegasus rocket is a winged space booster developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital). ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... Infantry inspect a hole in the devasted Kwajalein Atoll Kwajalein Atoll is part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), 2,100 nautical miles (3900 km) southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, at 8. ... Categories: Stub ... The High Energy Transient Explorer is an American astronomical satellite. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, coeducational research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... For the current Space Shuttle mission, see STS-117 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... Space Shuttle Discovery (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of three remaining spacecraft in the Space Shuttle fleet belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), along with Atlantis and Endeavour. ... Launch Complex 39 is a large site and a collection of facilities at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, USA, originally built for the Apollo program, and later modified to support Space Shuttle operations. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle, as this mission is the 100th mission of the Space Shuttle. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... 8 pills of PMA recovered by the DEA PMA structure PMA 3D structure PMA (paramethoxyamphetamine, or p-methoxyamphetamine) is a synthetic phenethylamine drug, psychostimulant and hallucinogen. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... GLONASS GLONASS (Russian ГЛОНАСС; ГЛОбальная НАвигационная Спутниковая Система; Globalnaya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... GLONASS GLONASS (Russian ГЛОНАСС; ГЛОбальная НАвигационная Спутниковая Система; Globalnaya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... GLONASS GLONASS (Russian ГЛОНАСС; ГЛОбальная НАвигационная Спутниковая Система; Globalnaya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... ISS Progress cargo spacecraft The Progress is a Russian expendable freighter spacecraft. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Mir insignia Mir Statistics Crew: 3 Call sign Mir Launch February 19, 1986 21:28:23 UTC Baikonur, USSR Re-entry March 23, 2001 05:50:00 UTC Perigee: 385 km (239 NM) Apogee: 393 km (244 NM) Orbital period: 89. ... Mir insignia Mir Statistics Crew: 3 Call sign Mir Launch February 19, 1986 21:28:23 UTC Baikonur, USSR Re-entry March 23, 2001 05:50:00 UTC Perigee: 385 km (239 NM) Apogee: 393 km (244 NM) Orbital period: 89. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Mission Atlas II is a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program. ... An Atlas III launches from LC-36B . Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Florida. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Zenit-3SL is three stage version of Ukrainian Zenit rocket, created for and used by Sea Launch consortium. ... Ocean Odyssey drilling rig publicity photo Ocean Odyssey (Sea Launch) at port The Ocean Odyssey was a self-propelled, semi-submersible drilling rig which was rebuilt as a mobile spacecraft launch platform and is currently used by Sea Launch for equatorial Pacific Ocean launches. ... Sea Launch command ship Sea Launch Commander Sea Launch is a spacecraft launch service that uses a mobile sea platform for equatorial launches of commercial payloads on specialized Zenit 3SL rockets. ... A Thuraya satellite phone Thuraya is a regional satellite phone provider, mainly focused on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... SES Americom is a major commercial satellite operator based in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 42P rocket with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite (Kourou, August 10, 1992) (NASA) Ariane 4 was an expendable launch system, designed by the European Space Agency and manufactured and marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Ariane 42P rocket with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite (Kourou, August 10, 1992) (NASA) Ariane 4 was an expendable launch system, designed by the European Space Agency and manufactured and marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Long March family of rockets (長征火箭, Chang Zheng) is an expendable launch system operated by the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) (Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a Chinese facility approximately 64 km northwest of Xichang City in Sichuan Province. ... The China National Space Administration (中国国家航天局) is the civilian agency within the Peoples Republic of China which is responsible for national space policy within the space program of China. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... The Beidou navigation system is a project by the Peoples Republic of China to develop an independent satellite navigation system. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... Crew Launched: ISS Expedition 1 crew: Yuri Gidzenko (2) Sergei Krikalev (5) William Shepherd (4) Landed: Talgat Musabayev (3) Yuri Baturin (2) Dennis Tito (1) - Tourist (U.S.A.) Mission Parameters Mass: ? kg Perigee: 190 km Apogee: 249 km Inclination: 51. ... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство России, commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) or RKA, is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... Expedition 1 was the first expedition to the International Space Station. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Delta II family of launch vehicles was designed and built by Boeings Integrated Defense Systems division and has been in service since 1989. ... The first stage of the Boeing Delta II rocket, slated to launch NASAs Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), is lifted into a vertical position for installation into the mobile service tower at Pad 17B Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17 is a launch site at Merritt Island... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 5 mock-up Ariane 5 is a European expendable launch system designed to deliver satellites into geostationary transfer orbit and to send payloads to Low Earth orbit. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... Founded in 1984 by Rene Anselmo, PanAmSat Corporation (NYSE: PA) was a satellite service provider headquartered in Wilton, Connecticut. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... AMSAT is both a generic name for amateur radio satellite organizations world-wide, but in particular is the name of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation of North America (AMSAT-NA) with headquarters at Silver Spring, Maryland, near Washington DC. Other national organizations exist, such as AMSAT Germany (AMSAT-DL), AMSAT... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... High Earth Orbit (HEO) is an orbit beyond GEO or Geosynchronous Orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (normally known as DERA), then Britains largest science and technology organisation, was a part of the UK Ministry of Defence until July 2, 2001. ... A geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) is a Hohmann transfer orbit around the Earth between a low Earth orbit (LEO) and a geostationary orbit (GEO). ... The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (normally known as DERA), then Britains largest science and technology organisation, was a part of the UK Ministry of Defence until July 2, 2001. ... A geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) is a Hohmann transfer orbit around the Earth between a low Earth orbit (LEO) and a geostationary orbit (GEO). ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Soyuz-U or 11A511U rocket in the Soviet rocket designation series was a version of the Soyuz launch vehicle first introduced in 1973. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... ISS Progress cargo spacecraft The Progress is a Russian expendable freighter spacecraft. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Cosmos-3M (11K65M) (Russian: Космос-3Ðœ) is a Russian space launch vehicle. ... Cyclone-3 rocket launching Meteor-3 satellite (Plesetsk, August 15, 1991) Plesetsk Cosmodrome is a Russian spaceport, located about 800 km north of Moscow and south of Arkhangelsk (coordinates vary in different sources, but 62°08′ N 41°01′ E seems plausible). ... Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1971 near Boston (USA). ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Delta II family of launch vehicles was designed and built by Boeings Integrated Defense Systems division and has been in service since 1989. ... Vandenberg Air Force Base is a base with a spaceport, located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... Earth Orbiter 1 is the fictional space craft in Channel 4 TV show, Space Cadets. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... The Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE; in English, National Space Activities Commission) is the civilian agency of the government of Argentina in charge of the national space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Munin can mean: Munin - a raven associated with the Norse god Odin Munin - a Swedish satellite Slang: Munin is also sometimes also used to describe an annoying person. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... Meo (Hindi: मेव, Urdu: میو) is a prominent Muslim Rajput tribe from Northern India and Pakistan. ... The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, shines above Bear Lake Aurora Borealis as seen over Canada at 11,000m (36,000 feet) Red and green Aurora in Fairbanks,Alaska For other uses, see Aurora (disambiguation). ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 42P rocket with the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite (Kourou, August 10, 1992) (NASA) Ariane 4 was an expendable launch system, designed by the European Space Agency and manufactured and marketed by its subsidiary Arianespace. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... Anik F1 is a Canadian geosynchronous communications satellite that was launched on November 21 2000 by an Ariane 44 rocket from the European Space Agency Guiana space center at Kourou. ... Telesat Canada is a Canadian satellite communications company owned by BCE Inc. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... November 30 is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Proton (Прото́н) rocket (formal designation: UR-500, also known as D-1/ D-1e or SL-12/SL-13) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design, first launched in 1965. ... Map showing the location of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan The Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakh: Байқоңыр ғарыш айлағы, Bayqoñır ÄŸarış aylağı; Russian: Космодром Байконур, Kosmodrom Baykonur), also called Tyuratam, is the worlds oldest and largest operational space launch facility. ... International Launch Services (or ILS)is a partnership between American defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and the Russian firm, Khrunichev, and RSC Energia for the purpose of co-marketing their respective rocket launch services. ... Sirius Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) is a satellite radio (DARS) service in the United States that provides 65 streams (channels) of music and 55 streams of sports, news and entertainment. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... For the current Space Shuttle mission, see STS-117 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105), is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle. ... Launch Complex 39 is a large site and a collection of facilities at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, USA, originally built for the Apollo program, and later modified to support Space Shuttle operations. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Brent W. Jett (3), Commander Michael J. Bloomfield (2), Pilot Joseph R. Tanner (3), Mission Specialist Carlos I. Noriega (2), Mission Specialist Marc Garneau (3), Mission Specialist - Canada Mission Parameters Mass: Orbiter Liftoff: 120,742 kg Orbiter Landing: 89... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... ISS elements as of December 2006 The Integrated Truss Structure forms the backbone of the International Space Station, with mountings for unpressurized logistics carriers, radiators, solar arrays, and other equipment. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... International Space Station insignia ISS Statistics Crew: 3 As of June 20, 2007 Perigee: 319. ... ISS is an abbreviation, acronym, or initialism that may refer to: The International Space Station is a joint international project to build and maintain an orbiting space station. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... START-1 is a Russian orbital (or satellite) launch vehicle based on RT-2PM Topol, a Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile developed by Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology. ... Svobodny (masculine), Svobodnaya (feminine), or Svobodnoye (neuter) may refer to: Svobodny, Amur Oblast, a town in Amur Oblast, Russia Svobodny (launch site), a rocket launch site in the vicinity of that town Svobodny, Saratov Oblast, an urban-type settlement in Saratov Oblast, Russia Svobodny, Sverdlovsk Oblast, an urban-type settlement... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Mission Atlas II is a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program. ... An Atlas III launches from LC-36B . Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a launch complex at Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Florida. ... The Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. ... The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is a department of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) which designs, builds and operates the reconnaissance satellites of the United States government. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Ariane 5 mock-up Ariane 5 is a European expendable launch system designed to deliver satellites into geostationary transfer orbit and to send payloads to Low Earth orbit. ... The Guiana Space Centre (French: Centre Spatial Guyanais) is a French/European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. ... Kourou is a town and commune in French Guiana. ... Founded in 1980, Arianespace SA undertakes the production, operation and marketing of the Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 rocket launchers as part of the Ariane programme. ... Astra 2D is one of a group of satellites operated by SES Astra, located at 28. ... SES Astra SA, a subsidiary of SES Global, is a Luxembourg-based (in Betzdorf) corporation which owns and operates the Astra series of geostationary satellites, which transmit approximately 1100 analogue and digital television and radio channels via 176 transponders to 91 million households across Europe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... SES Americom is a major commercial satellite operator based in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... NASDA was the National Space Development Agency of Japan. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... The Long March family of rockets (長征火箭, Chang Zheng) is an expendable launch system operated by the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) (Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a Chinese facility approximately 64 km northwest of Xichang City in Sichuan Province. ... The China National Space Administration (中国国家航天局) is the civilian agency within the Peoples Republic of China which is responsible for national space policy within the space program of China. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with geostationary orbit. ... The Beidou navigation system is a project by the Peoples Republic of China to develop an independent satellite navigation system. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... For alternate meanings of GMT, see GMT (disambiguation). ... Cyclone-3 rocket launching Meteor-3 satellite (Plesetsk, August 15, 1991) Plesetsk Cosmodrome is a Russian spaceport, located about 800 km north of Moscow and south of Arkhangelsk (coordinates vary in different sources, but 62°08′ N 41°01′ E seems plausible). ... The Russian Federal Space Agency, formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (RKA) (in Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое аге&#1085... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency, formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (RKA) (in Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое аге&#1085... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency, formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (RKA) (in Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое аге&#1085... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A 9K34 Strela-3 (SA-14) missile and launch tube. ... Politics of Russia (the Russian Federation) takes place in a framework of a federal presidential republic, whereby the President of Russia is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A 9K34 Strela-3 (SA-14) missile and launch tube. ... Politics of Russia (the Russian Federation) takes place in a framework of a federal presidential republic, whereby the President of Russia is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A 9K34 Strela-3 (SA-14) missile and launch tube. ... Politics of Russia (the Russian Federation) takes place in a framework of a federal presidential republic, whereby the President of Russia is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit in which objects such as satellites are below intermediate circular orbit (ICO) and far below geostationary orbit, but typically around 350 - 1400 km above the Earths surface. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...

Deep Space Rendez-vous in 2000

January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Galileo is prepared for mating with the IUS booster Galileo and Inertial Upper Stage being deployed after being launched by the Space Shuttle Atlantis on the STS-34 mission Galileo was an unmanned spacecraft sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. ... Apparent magnitude: 5. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA/ASI unmanned space mission intended to study Saturn and its moons. ... The asteroid 2685 Masursky is a main belt asteroid. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Near Earth Asteroid Eros as seen from the NEAR spacecraft. ... The asteroid 433 Eros (eer-os) was named after the Greek god of love Eros. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure trace Sulfur dioxide 90% Io (eye-oe, IPA: , Greek Ῑώ) is the innermost of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 70 kPa Hydrogen ~86% Helium ~14% Methane 0. ...

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