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Launches and Orbital Operations


Scarborough, UK
2014 Oct 2
Thursday, Day 275

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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 Oct 4
19:28
Sputnik Anniversary - 1957

2014 Oct 5
China - Postponed Launch?
CZ launch vehicle, Taiyuan SC
Unknown launch vehicle and payload types.

Yuanwang 3 left port September 23, suggesting it would be supporting a launch around Oct 5, but reversed course September 24 to return home - could be interpreted as no longer needed because of a launch postponement.

2014 Oct 7
05:16
Himawari 8 Launch
H-IIA, Tanegashima SC
First of a new pair of Imaging and data-collection meteorological satellites, to be stationed at 140° east (Himawari 9 expected 2016)

Time is the opening of a four hour window.

2014 Oct 7
12:10
ISS EVA - US Segment
ISS on orbit
US EVA 27 - Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst will exit the ISS via the Quest airlock.

Their task is to move a failed cooling pump from temporary to long-term storage on the station's truss. They also will install a new relay system that will provide backup power options to the mobile transporter, which moves the large robotic arm around the out outside of the space station.

They are expected to work outside the ISS for six and a half hours.

Postponed from Aug 29 to await batteries being delivered by the SpaceX 4 resupply flight.

2014 Oct 8
17:02
ISS Orbit Boost
On orbit
Thrusters of ATV 5 will for 417 seconds to provide Δv of 1.0 m/s. <-- diaryISS>

Date, time and duration subject to confirmation.

2014 Oct 8
20:24
IRNSS 1C Launch
PSLV-XL (C-26), Satish Dhawan (Sriharikota) SC
Satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System Design of the constellation is similar to the existing regional version China's Beidou system.

It will be located in equatorial geosynchronous orbit at 83° east- previous launches were to inclined GEO.

2014 Oct 15
ASNARO 1 Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 15
ISS EVA - US Segment
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 16
Intelsat 30 & Arsat 1 Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 19
MAVEN - Encounter With Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 21
ISS EVA - Russian Segment
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 21
Orb 3 CRS Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 21
Express AM-6 Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 22
Meridian 7 Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 23
Chang'e Lunar Sample Container Test Flight - Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 23
Chang'e Lunar Sample Container Test Flight - Trans-Lunar Injection
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 24
Orb 3 - ISS Arrival
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 27
Progress M-24M Undocking
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 27
Chang'e Lunar Sample Container Test Flight - Lunar Fly-by
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 29
Progress M-25M Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 29
Navstar GPS IIF-08
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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