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December 2004:

Dec. 10 Delta 4 Heavy demo

Launch window: 1931-2227 GMT (2:31-5:27 p.m. EST) 
Launch site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Boeing Delta 4 Heavy rocket will launch on a demonstration mission for 
the U.S. Air Force. The largest of the Delta 4 family, the Heavy version 
features three Common Booster Cores mounted together to form a triple-body. 
This launch will carry only a dummy payload as its primary cargo in an 
effort to demonstrate that the rocket works before it blasts off on 
future flights with critical and expensive satellites for the U.S. government. 

TBD Ariane-5G+ Helios 2A

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
The Arianespace Ariane 5G rocket will launch the French Helios 2A 
military reconnaissance satellite into polar orbit. The payload also 
includes the French Parasol science spacecraft and a cluster of small 
military micro-satellites. Delayed from Dec. 10 to replace suspect 
part on the rocket. [Dec. 2] 

Dec. 17 Atlas 5 AMC-16

Launch window: approx. 0941-1136 GMT (4:41-6:36 a.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
The Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket (AV-005) will launch the AMC 16 
communications satellite for SES AMERICOM. Built by Lockheed Martin, 
AMC-16 will provide television, broadband and other services across 
the U.S. The rocket will fly in the 521 vehicle configuration with 
a five-meter fairing, two strap-on solid rocket boosters and a 
single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from Dec. 6 due to hurricanes. 
Delayed from Dec. 16 to replace part in flight termination system. [Dec. 3] 

Dec. 17 SEA LAUNCH Intelsat Americas 8

Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Odyssey platform, Pacific Ocean (154° West, 0° North)
The Sea Launch Zenit 3SL rocket will launch the Intelsat Americas 8 
communications satellite. Built by Space Systems/Loral, the tri-band 
spacecraft will provide C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band for expanded coverage 
of North and South America. Originally was Loral Skynet's Telstar 8 satellite, 
but acquired and renamed by Intelsat. Delayed from 2002, 2003 and third quarter. 
[Nov. 29] 

Dec. 23 Soyuz Progress 16P

Launch time: 2219 GMT (5:19 p.m. EST)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the sixteenth Progress cargo 
delivery ship to the International Space Station ISS. Delayed from Nov. 24 and 
Dec. 22. Docking to the space station is scheduled for Dec. 25 at 7:05 p.m. 
EST. [Nov. 17] 

Dec. 24 Tsiklon 3 Sich 1M

Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
A Tsiklon 3 rocket will launch the Russian-Ukrainian Sich 1M remote sensing 
satellite and a Ukrainian microsatellite. [Nov. 17] 

Dec. 25 Proton Glonass

Launch time: TBD
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Proton rocket will launch a trio of spacecraft for 
the Glonass satellite navigation constellation. [Nov. 2] 


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