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Launches and Orbital Operations


Scarborough, UK
2014 Sep 18
Thursday, Day 261

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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 Sep 17
00:10
CLIO Launch
Atlas V 401,CCAFS
US government satellite aimed at GEO.

Launched during a 146 minute long window that opened Sep 16 at 21:44 UTC. The Atlas V reportedly deposited it in geosynchronous transfer orbit with parameters about 20,000 x 36,000 km, around 2 hr 51 min after lift off.

Purpose of payload currently unknown.

Launch mission brochure:
http://www.ulalaunch.com/uploads/docs/Mission_Booklets/AV/av_clio_mob.pdf

Orbit notes:
http://www.zarya.info/Diaries/Launches/Launches.php?year=2014#055

NORAD - 2014-055A/40148

2014 Sep 20
06:16
Dragon CRS/SpaceX-04 Launch
Falcon 9, CCAFS LC-39
Will carry a cargo under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, and make an approach to the International Space Station for capture and docking using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System.

Among the cargo is the ISS-RapidScat instrument, a replacement for NASA's QuikScat satellit(1999-034A/25789) to monitor ocean winds for climate research, weather predictions, and hurricane monitoring.

The launch vehicle also carries NASA's ELaNa 8 cluster of two 3U Cubesats, each in a si
ngle P-POD launcher.

NASA TV coverage (from 05:15 UTC):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

2014 Sep 22
01:37
MAVEN - Mars Arrival
Mars
Start of 33 minutes of thruster firing to place MAVEN in orbit around Mars.

The time is approximate and is dependent on thruster firings that might be needed within the 24 hours prior to arrival.

NASA TV coverage (from 01:30 UTC):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

2014 Sep 22
11:30
Dragon CRS/SpaceX-04 Capture
ISS
Capture by the ISS manipulator arm. .

NASA TV coverage (from 09:30 UTC):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

2014 Sep 22
13:30
Dragon CRS/SpaceX-04 Docking
ISS
Berthing with the lower docking unit of the Harmony node of the ISS. .

NASA TV coverage:
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

2014 Sep 24
08:04
Mars Orbiter - Arrival
Mars
Thruster firing will place India's Mars Orbiter Mission in orbit around Mars.

The time is to be confirmed.

MOM home page:
http://www.isro.org/mars/home.aspx

Mission timeline:
http://www.isro.org/mars/updates.aspx

2014 Sep 25
20:22
Soyuz TMA-14M Launch
Soyuz-FG, Baikonur SC
Crew to ISS - Barry Wilmore, Yelena Serova and Alexander Samoukutyaev.

Launch webcast from TsENKI:
http://www.tsenki.com/en/broadcast/broadcast/

2014 Sep 28
Luch/Olympus Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Sep 30
Condor-E Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

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

2014 Oct 4
Sputnik Anniversary - 1957
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 7
Himawari 8 Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 8
IRNSS 1C Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 8
ORS 4 Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 9
ISS EVA - US Segment
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 14
Orb 3 CRS Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 15
ASNARO 1 Launch
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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