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1999 Worldwide Space Launches
No.      Date      Mission
Designation
Launch
Vehicle
Country
of Launch
Payload
Type
Notes
1. Jan. 3 Mars Polar Lander Delta 2 USA/NASA Mars Probe  
2. Jan. 26 Rocsat-1 (Taiwan) Athena-1 USA/Com. Science  
3. Feb. 7 STARDUST Delta-II USA/NASA Comet Probe  
4. Feb. 9 Globalstar FM23
Globalstar FM36
Globalstar FM38
Globalstar FM4
Soyuz-U/Ikar Russia/Com. Comsat  
5. Feb. 14 Telstar 6 Proton-K Russia/Com. Comsat  
6. Feb. 16 JCSAT-6 Atlas 2AS USA/Com. Comsat  
7. Feb. 20 Soyuz TM-29/Mir-27 Soyuz-U Russia Crewed (3)  
8. Feb. 23 ARGOS
├śrsted (Denmark)
SUNSAT (S.Africa)
Delta 2 USA/Mil. Res+Obs
Research
TechRes
 
9. Feb. 26 Arabsat 3A(Arab Lg.) Ariane 44L(V116) Europe/Com. Comsat  
Skynet 4E(BritMil.) Comsat  
10. Feb. 28 Raduga-1 Proton-K Russia/Mil. Comsat  
11. March 5 WIRE Pegasus XL USA/NASA Astronomy  
12. March 15 Globalstar M022
Globalstar M041
Globalstar M046
Globalstar M037
Soyuz-U/Ikar Russia/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
13. March 21 Asiasat 3S Proton-K Russia/Com. Comsat  
14. March 27 DemoSat Zenit-3SL/Odyssey USA/Com. Test Dummy  
15. April 2 Progress M-41 Soyuz-U Russia Mir Cargo  
16. April 2 Insat 2E (India) Ariane 4 (V117) Europe/Com. Comsat  
17. April 9 DSP F19 Titan IV/IUS USA/Mil. EarlyWarn. failed
18. April 12 Eutelsat W3 (Europe) Atlas 2AS USA/Com. Comsat  
19. April 15 Globalstar M019
Globalstar M042
Globalstar M045
Globalstar M047
Soyuz-U/Ikar Russia/Com. Comsat  
20. April 15 Landsat-7 Delta-2 USA/NASA Earth Obs.  
21. April 21 UoSAT-12 (Britain) Dniepr Russia/Com. Sat.Test  
22. April 27 Ikonos 1 (USA) Athena 2 USA/Com. EarthObs failed
23. April 28

ABRIXAS (Germany)
Megsat-0 (Italy)

Kosmos-3M Russia/Com. Astronomy  
24. April 30 Milstar-2 Titan IVB/Centaur USA/Mil. Comsat failed
25. May 5 Orion 3 Delta 3 USA/Com. Comsat failed
26. May 10

Feng Yun 1C
Shi Jian 5

Long March-4B China/Com. Imaging Research  
27. May 18

TERRIERS
MUBLCOM

Pegasus XL/H USA/Com. SpaceSci Comsat  
28. May 20 Nimiq-1 (Canada) Proton-K Russia/Com. Comsat  
29. May 22 USA 144? Titan IVB USA/Mil. Imaging  
30. May 26

OceanSat 1 (IRS-P4)
Kitsat-3 (Korea)
Tubsat-C (Germany)

PSLV India

Imaging
Imaging
Imaging

 
31. May 27 STS-96/Discovery Shuttle USA/NASA Crewed (7)  
32. June 10

Globalstar 52
Globalstar 49
Globalstar 25
Globalstar 47

Delta 2 USA/Com.

Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat

 
33. June 11

Iridium 14A
Iridium 21A

Long March-2C China/Com.

Comsat
Comsat

 
34. June 18 Astra 1H Proton-K Russia/Com. Comsat  
35. June 20 QuikScat (NASA) Titan II USA RemSens  
36. June 24 FUSE Delta 2 USA/NASA Astronomy  
37. July 5 Raduga Proton-K Russia/Mil. Comsat failed
38. July 8 Molniya-3 Molniya-M Russia Comsat  
39. July 10 Globalstar 30
Globalstar 32
Globalstar 35
Globalstar 51
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
40. Jul 16 Progress M-42 Soyuz-U Russia Mir Cargo  
41. Jul 17 Okean-O Zenit-2 Russia RemSens.  
42. Jul. 23 STS-93/Columbia Shuttle USA/NASA Crewed (5)  
43. Jul. 25 Globalstar 26
Globalstar 28
Globalstar 43
Globalstar 48
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
44. Aug. 12 Telkom 1 Ariane 4 (V118) Europe/Com. Comsat  
45. Aug. 17 Globalstar 24
Globalstar 27
Globalstar 53
Globalstar 54
Delta 2 USA/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
46. Aug. 18 Kosmos-2365 Soyuz-U Russia/Mil. Comsat  
47. Aug. 26 Kosmos-2366 Kosmos-3M Russia Navsat  
48. Sep. 4 Koreasat 3 Ariane 4 (V119) Europe/Com. Comsat  
49. Sep. 6 Yamal 101
Yamal 102
Proton-K Russia/Com. Comsat
Comsat
 
50. Sep. 9 Foton-12 Soyuz-U Russia SpaceSci  
51. Sep. 22 Globalstar 33
Globalstar 50
Globalstar 55
Globalstar 58
Soyuz-U Russia Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
52. Sep. 23 Echostar 5 Atlas 2AS USA/Com. Comsat  
53. Sep. 24 Ikonos Athena-2 USA/Com. Imaging  
54. Sep. 25 Telstar 7 Ariane 4 (V120) Europe/Com. Comsat  
55. Sep. 26 LMI-1 Proton-K Russia/Com. Comsat  
56. Sep. 28 Resurs F-1M Soyuz-U Russia/Com RemSens.  
57. Oct. 7 Navstar SVN-46 Delta 2 USA/Mil. Navsat  
58. Oct. 10 DirecTV 1R Zenit-3SL (Ukr.) USA/Com.
SeaLaunch
Comsat  
59. Oct. 14 CBERS-1 (Brazil)
SACI-1 (Brazil)
Long March-4B China/Com. Imaging
Science
 
60. Oct. 18 Globalstar 31
Globalstar 56
Globalstar 57
Globalstar 59
Soyuz-U Russia/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
61. Oct. 19 Orion 2 Ariane 44LP Europe/Com. Comsat  
62. Oct. 27 Ekspress-A1 Proton-K Russia/Com. Comsat failed
63. Nov. 13 GE 4 Ariane-4 (V122) Europe/Com. Comsat  
64. Nov. 15 MTSAT H-2 Japan/Com. Comsat failed
65. Nov. 19 Shenzhou Long March-2F China Capsule  
66. Nov. 22 Globalstar 29
Globalstar 34
Globalstar 39
Globalstar 61
Soyuz-U Russia/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
67. Nov. 22 UHF Follow-On F10 Atlas 2AS USA/Mil. Comsat  
68. Dec. 3 Helios 1B (France)
Clementine (France)
Ariane-4 (V123) Europe/Com Imaging
SigInt
 
69. Dec. 4 Orbcomm FM 30
Orbcomm FM 31
Orbcomm FM 32
Orbcomm FM 33
Orbcomm FM 34
Orbcomm FM 35
Orbcomm FM 36
Pegasus XL USA/Com.

Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat

 
70. Dec. 10 XMM Telescope Ariane 5 Europe/Com. Science  
71. Dec. 11 SACI-2 VLS-1 Brazil Science failed
72. Dec. 12 DMSP 5D-3-F15 Titan 2 USA/Mil. Weather  
73. Dec. 18 Terra Atlas 2AS USA/NASA RemSens  
74. Dec. 20 STS-103/Discovery Shuttle USA/NASA Crewed (7)  
75. Dec. 21 KOMPSAT (Korea)
ACRIMSAT (NASA)
Celestis-03
Taurus USA/Com. Imaging
Science
Burial
 
76. Dec. 22 Galaxy 11 Ariane-4 (V124) Europe/Com. Comsat  
77. Dec. 26 Kosmos-2367 Tsyklon-2 Russia/Mil. OceanRecon  
78. Dec. 27 Kosmos-2368 Molniya-M Russia/Mil. EarlyWarn