Next Launches (Detailed)
January 26: A SEA
3SL booster to orbit the New
Skies Satellite 8 communications
vehicle from the Odyssey
Launch Platform on the equatorial
waters of the Pacific Ocean. 6:22-6:59 p.m. EST (2322-2359 GMT).
Note: Launch falure , total loss of unit.
Date: 3/9/2007 (STP
1) Details: The Lockheed Martin
5 rocket (AV-013) will carry six satellites during a complex launch
of the Air Force's Space
Test Program-1 mission. The payload
list is led by the Orbital
Express in-space refueling
demonstration mission consisting of the Autonomous
Space Transfer and Robotic Orbiter, or ASTRO, prototype servicing satellite and the NextSat
serviceable spacecraft. Atlas will
deploy four auxiliary satellites from the Evolved Expendable Launch
Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapter, or ESPA
ring, including MidSTAR
1 and CFESat
*NET March 16: NASA's space shuttle
Atlantis to launch towards the International Space Station on the
STS-117 mission, to deliver new solar arrays and truss segments to
the orbital lab, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 6:20 a.m. EDT
April 1: A Delta 4-Heavy rocket is slated
to loft the Defense Support Program-23 (DSP-23) in a spaceflight to
be staged from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
April 1: An ISC Kosmotras Dnepr booster to
launch the Genesis 2 inflatable module, a demonstration spacecraft
built by Bigelow Aerospace.
April 9: A Russian Soyuz rocket to launch
the Expedition 15 crew towards the International Space Station from
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
April 25: An Orbital Sciences-built Pegasus
rocket to orbit the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite
for NASA in a space shot to be staged from Vandenberg Air Force Base,
California. 7:25:16 p.m. EST (2315:16 GMT).
Thanks to Space.com
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