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1998 Worldwide Space Launches
No.      Date      Mission
Designation
Launch
Vehicle
Country
of Launch
Payload
Type
Notes
1. Jan. 6 Lunar Prospector Athena 2 USA/NASA Moon Orbiter  
2. Jan. 10 Skynet-4D (England) Delta 2 USA/Com. MilComsat  
3. Jan. 22 `Ofeq-4 Shaviyt Israel Mil. Recon failed
4. Jan. 22 STS-89/Endeavour Shuttle USA/NASA Crewed (7u/7d)  
5. Jan. 29 Soyuz TM-27/Mir-25 Soyuz-U Russia Crewed (3)  
6. Jan. 29 NRO Payload Atlas 2A USA/Mil. Comsat (?)  
7. Feb. 4 Brasilsat-B3 (Brazil)
Inmarsat 3-F5
Ariane 4 (V105) Europe Comsat  
8. Feb. 10 Geosat Follow-On (GFO)
Orbcomm A9 (FM-13)
Orbcomm A10 (FM-14)
Celestis-02
Taurus

USA/Mil.

USA/Com.
Geophysics
Comsat
Burial
 
9. Feb. 14 GlobalStar 1
GlobalStar 2
GlobalStar 3
GlobalStar 4
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsats  
10. Feb. 17 Kosmos 2349/Kometa Soyuz-U Russia Mil. Recon.  
11. Feb. 18 Iridium 50
Iridium 52
Iridium 53
Iridium 54
Iridium 56
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat  
12. Feb. 21 COMETS/Kakehashi H-II Japan Comsat failed
13. Feb. 25 SNOE (U. Col.)
Teledesic T1
Pegasus XL US/Com. Science
Comsat
 
14. Feb. 27 Hot Bird 4 Ariane 4 (V106) Europe Comsat  
15. Feb. 28 Intelsat 806 Atlas 2AS USA/Com. Comsat  
16. Mar. 14 Progress M-38 Soyuz-U Russia Mir Cargo  
17. Mar. 16 UHF F/O F8 Atlas 2 USA/Mil. Comsat  
18. Mar. 23 SPOT 4 Ariane 4 (V107) Europe Imaging  
19. Mar. 25 Iridium 51
Iridium 61
Long March-2C China/Com. Comsat  
20. Mar. 30 Iridium 55
Iridium 57
Iridium 58
Iridium 59
Iridium 60
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat  
21. Apr. 1 TRACE Pegasus XL NASA Solar Physics  
22. Apr. 6 Iridium 62
Iridium 63
Iridium 64
Iridium 65
Iridium 66
Iridium 67
Iridium 68
Proton Russia/Com. Comsat  
23. Apr. 17 STS-90/Columbia Shuttle USA/NASA Crewed (7)  
24. Apr. 24 Globalstar FM5
Globalstar FM6
Globalstar FM14
Globalstar FM15
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat  
25. Apr. 28 Nilesat 1 (Egypt)
BSAT 1B (Japan)
Ariane 4 (V108) Europe Comsat  
26. Apr. 29 Kosmos-2350 Proton Russia Comsat (?)  
27. May 2 Iridium 69
Iridium 71
Long March-2C China/Com. Comsat  
28. May 7 Kosmos-2351 Molniya-M Russia EarlyWarn  
29. May 7 Echostar 4 Proton Russia/Com. Comsat  
30. May 9 USA 139 Titan/Centaur USA/Mil. Sigint  
31. May 13 NOAA 15 Titan 2 USA/Com. Weather  
32. May 15 Progress M-39 Soyuz-U Russia Mir Cargo  
33. May 17 Iridium 70
Iridium 72
Iridium 73
Iridium 74
Iridium 75
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat  
34. May 30 Chinastar/Zhongwei 1 Long March-3B China/Com. Comsat  
35. June 2 STS-91/Discovery Shuttle USA/NASA Crewed (6u/7d)  
36. June 11 Thor 3 (Norway) Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat  
37. June 15 Kosmos-2352
Kosmos-2353
Kosmos-2354
Kosmos-2355
Kosmos-2356
Kosmos-2357
Tsiklon-3 Russia Comsat  
38. June 18 Intelsat 805 Atlas 2AS USA/Com. Comsat  
39. June 24 Kosmos-2358 Soyuz-U Russia Recon  
40. June 25 Kosmos-2359 Soyuz-U Russia Recon  
41. July 1 Molniya-3 Molniya-M Russia Comsat  
42. July 3 Planet B M-5 Japan Mars Probe  
43. July 6 Tubsat-N (Germany)
Tubsat-N1(Germany)
Shtil/Submarine Russia Comsat  
44. July 10 Resurs-01/#4
Fasat-Bravo (Chile)
TMSAT (Thailand)
LLMS-1/IRIS(Europe)
Gurwin Techsat 1B(Israel)
WESTPAC (Australia)
Zenit-2 Russia RemoteSens
Comsat/Test
Obs.+Datacomm
EmailRelay
TechTest
Geodesy
 
45. July 18 Sinosat-1 Long March-3B China Comsat  
46. July 28 Kosmos-2360 Zenit-2 Russia Sigint  
47. Aug. 2 Orbcomm FM13
Orbcomm FM14
Orbcomm FM15
Orbcomm FM16
Orbcomm FM17
Orbcomm FM18
Orbcomm FM19
Orbcomm FM20
Pegasus XL USA/Com. Comsat  
48. Aug. 12 USA Titan 4A USA/Mil. Sigint failed
49. Aug. 13 Soyuz TM-28 (Mir-26) Soyuz-U Russia Crewed (3)  
50. Aug. 19 Iridium 03
Iridium 76
Long March-2C China Comsat  
51. Aug. 25 ST-1 Ariane 4 (V109) Europe Comsat  
52. Aug. 27 Galaxy X Delta 3 USA/Com. Comsat failed
53. Aug. 29 Astra-2A Proton Russia/Com. Comsat  
54. Sep. 8 Iridium SV77
Iridium SV79
Iridium SV80
Iridium SV81
Iridium SV82
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat  
55. Sep. 9 Globalstar FM5
Globalstar FM7
Globalstar FM9
Globalstar FM10
Globalstar FM11
Globalstar FM12
Globalstar FM13
Globalstar FM16
Globalstar FM17
Globalstar FM18
Globalstar FM20
Globalstar FM21
Zenit-2 Russia/Com. Comsat failed
56. Sep. 16 PAS 7 Ariane 4 (V110) Europe Comsat  
57. Sep. 23 Orbcomm FM21
Orbcomm FM22
Orbcomm FM23
Orbcomm FM24
Orbcomm FM25
Orbcomm FM26
Orbcomm FM27
Orbcomm FM28
Pegasus XL/HAPS USA/Com. Comsat  
58. Sep. 28 Kosmos-2367 Molniya-M Russia Comsat  
59. Oct. 3 STEX
ATEX
Taurus USA/Mil. Technol.  
60. Oct. 5 Eutelsat W2
Sirius 3 (SWEDEN)
Ariane (V111) Europe Comsat  
61. Oct. 9 Hot Bird 5 (Europe) Atlas 2A USA/Com. Comsat  
62. Oct 20 UHF F/O F9 Atlas 2A USA/Mil. Comsat  
63. Oct 21 ARD
Maqsat 3
Ariane 5 (503) ESA

Technol

Dummy
 
64. Oct 23 SCD-2 Pegasus USA/Mil. Rem.Sens.  
65. Oct 24 Deep Space 1
SEDSAT 1
Delta 2 USA/NASA TechProbe
Amateur
 
66. Oct 25 Progress M-40 Soyuz-U Russia Mir Cargo  
67. Oct 28 Afristar
GE 5
Ariane 4 (V112) Europe RadioCom
Comsat
 
68. Oct 29 STS-95/Discovery Shuttle USA/NASA Crewed (7)  
69. Nov 4 PAS 8 Proton Russia/Com. Comsat  
70. Nov. 6 Iridium 83
Iridium 84
Iridium 85
Iridium 86
Iridium 87
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat  
71. Nov 20 ISS/Zarya Proton Russia ISS  
72. Nov 22 BONUM-1 Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat  
73. Dec 4 STS-88/Endeavour Shuttle USA/NASA ISS/Crewed (6)  
74. Dec 6 SWAS Pegasus XL USA/Com. Astronomy  
75. Dec 6 Satmex Ariane 4 (V114) Europe Comsat  
76. Dec 10 Nadezhda
Astrid-2
Kosmos 3 Russia Navsat
Science
 
77. Dec 11 Mars Climate Orbiter Delta 2 USA/NASA Mars Probe  
78. Dec 19 Iridium 88
Iridium 89
Long March-2C China/Com. Comsat  
79. Dec 22 Panamsat PAS 6B Ariane 4 (V115) Europe Comsat  
80. Dec 24 Kosmos-2361 Kosmos-3M Russia Navsat  
81. Dec 30 Kosmos-2362
Kosmos-2363
Kosmos-2364
Proton Russia Navsat