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Launches and Orbital Operations


Scarborough, UK
2014 Jul 22
Tuesday, Day 203

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Go For Launch!

Launch events for the past week, plus on-orbit and re-entry or landing events of satellites and spacecraft.

Date and time information comes from open sources and from private contacts within the industry. Notes are prepared through a combination of research and information released by satellite owners, operators and manufacturers; space agencies and launch services providers.

Date Time (UTC) Event
2014 Jul 20
20:17
Apollo 11, First Lunar Landing (Anniversary) - 1969
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon. Michael Collins remained in orbit.

2014 Jul 21
21:40
Progress M-23M Undocking
on orbit - ISS
Undocking from Pirs.

Will conduct 10 days of engineering tests before re-entry on July 31.

NASA TV coverage (from 21:30 UTC):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv

2014 Jul 23
21:44
Progress M-24M Launch
Soyuz-U, Baikonur SC
Supplies to ISS. Will probably fly the six-hour fast track route.

Will dock with the port on the Pirs Module after a six hour flight.

Reserve date/time is July 25 at 20:59 UTC.

Webcast from TsENKI:
http://www.tsenki.com/en/broadcast/broadcast/

NASA TV coverage (from 21:30 UTC):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv

2014 Jul 23
23:03
GSSAP and ANGELS (AFSPC 4) Launch
Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2), CCAFS
Launch of a pair of Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites to near-geosynchronous orbit to support US Strategic Command space surveillance operations as a dedicated Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensor. Their job will be to look at objects in geosynchronous orbit with a view to identifying satellites and differentiating between payloads, rocket bodies and debris.

The launch vehicle will also carry ANGELS (Autonomous Nanosatellite Guardian for Evaluating Local Space) - a small satellite designed to fly alongside a major payload to monitor the local space environment. it will use the upper stage of the Delta 4 as it's target.

Time is the opening of a four hour launch slot.

Mission Brochure from ULA:
http://www.ulalaunch.com/uploads/docs/Mission_Booklets/DIV/div_afspc-4_mob.pdf

Webcast:
http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx

2014 Jul 24
04:00
Progress M-24M Docking
Soyuz-U, Baikonur SC
Will dock with the port on the Pirs Module after a six hour flight .

The time is approximate.

NASA TV coverage (from 03:00 UTC):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv

2014 Jul 28
GSLV Atmospheric Test Flight
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Jul 29
ATV 5 (Georges LemaƮtre) Launch - * * * POSTPONED * * *
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Jul 31
Progress M-23M Re-entry
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Jul 31
Navstar GPS IIF-07
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Aug 1
ISS EVA - Russian Segment
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.


A more comprehensive version of this list that looks much further ahead can be found in the password-protected section of the zarya.info website. To request a password, see notes on the 'Closed Orbit' introductory page.


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