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2000 Worldwide Space Launches
No.      Date      Mission
Designation
Launch
Vehicle
Country
of Launch
Payload
Type
Notes
1. Jan. 21 DSCS-III B-8 Atlas 2A US/Mil. Comsat  
2. Jan. 24 Galaxy 10-R Ariane 4 (V125) Europe Comsat  
3. Jan. 26 Zhongxing-22 Long March-3A China Comsat  
4. Jan. 26 JAWSAT
ASUSAT
OPAL
OCSE
FalconSat-I
Artemis
STENSAT
MEMS-1
MEMS-2
Minotaur (OSP-1) US/Mil. Techn.
ImagCom.
Techn.
Calib.(balloon)
Techn.
Science
Comsat
Techn.
Techn.
 
5. Feb. 1 Progress M1-1 Soyuz-U Russia Mir Cargo  
6. Feb. 3 Kosmos-2369 (Tselina) Zenit-2 Russia/Mil. SigInt.  
7. Feb. 3 Hispasat 1C (Spain) Atlas 2A US/Com. Comsat  
8. Feb. 8 Globalstar
Globalstar
Globalstar
Globalstar
Delta 2 US/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
9. Feb. 8 IRDT (entry shields)
Dummy satellite
Fregat (stage)
Soyuz-U Russia/Com. TechTest
TechTest
TechTest
 
10. Feb. 10 ASTRO-E M5 Japan Astronomy failed
11. Feb. 11 STS-99/Endeavour Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (6)  
12. Feb. 12 Garuda-1 (Indonesia) Proton K Russia/Com. Comsat  
13. Feb. 18 Superbird 4 Ariane 4 (V126) Europa/Com. Comsat  
14. Mar. 12 Ekspress A2 Proton Russia/Gov. Comsat  
15. Mar. 12 MTI (Multisp.Th.Imag.) Taurus US/Mil. Techn.  
16. Mar. 12 ICO Zenit-3SL (Ukr.) US/Com.
SeaLaunch
Comsat failed
17. Mar. 20 Dumsat Soyuz/Fregat Russia/Com. TechRes  
18. Mar. 21 Asiastar
Insat 3B (India)
Ariane 5 Europe/Com. Comsat
Comsat
 
19. Mar. 25 IMAGE Delta 2 US/NASA Science  
20. Apr. 4 Soyuz TM-30 Soyuz-U Russia Mir Crew (2)  
21. Apr. 17 SESAT (Eutelsat) Proton K Russia/Com. Comsat  
22. Apr. 19 Galaxy IVR (PanAmSat) Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat  
23. Apr. 25 Progress M1-2 Soyuz-U Russia Mir Cargo  
24. May 3 GOES 11 Atlas 2A US/NASA WeatherSat  
25. May 3 Kosmos-2370 Soyuz-U Russia/Mil. Imaging  
26. May 8 DSP-20 Titan 4B US/Mil. MisslWarn  
27. May 11 GPS SVN 51 Delta 2 US/Mil. Navsat  
28. May 16 Simsat-1
Simsat-2
Rokot Russia/Com. Test  
29. May 19 STS-101/Atlantis Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (7)  
30. May 24 Eutelsat W4 Atlas 3A (new) US/Com. Comsat  
31. June 6 Gorizont-45 Proton/Breeze M Russia Comsat  
32. June 7 TSX 5 (STEP) Pegasus XL US/Com. TechRes  
33. June 24 Ekspress A No. 3 Proton K/DM-2M Russia Comsat  
34. June 25 Fengyun-2 Long March-3 China WeatherSat  
35. June 28 Nadezhda
Tsinghua
SNAP-1
Kosmos-3M Russia/Mil. Navsat
TechRes
TechRes
 
36. June 30 TDRS Atlas 2A/Centaur NASA RelaisSat  
37. July 1 Sirius-1/CD-Radio Proton K/DM-2M Russia/Com. Comsat  
38. July 5 Geyzer (Kosmos-2371) Proton K/DM-2 Russia/Mil. Comsat  
39. July 12 Service Module Zvezda Proton K Russia ISS module  
40. July 14 Echostar VI Atlas 2AS US/Com. Comsat  
41. July 15 CHAMP
MITA
Rubin
Kosmos-3M Russia/Com. Science
Science
Imaging
 
42. July 16 GPS SVN 44 Delta 2 US/Mil. Navsat  
43. July 16 Samba
Salsa
Soyuz/Fregat Russia/Com. Science
Science
 
44. July 19 Mightysat 2.1 Minotaur US/Com. Techn.  
45. July 28 PAS 9 (Panamsat) Zenit-3SL (Ukr.) US/Com.
SeaLaunch
Comsat  
46. Aug. 6 Progress M1-3 Soyuz-U Russia ISS Cargo  
47. Aug. 9 Rumba (Cluster 2)
Tango (Cluster 2)
Soyuz/Fregat Russia/Com. Science
Science
 
48. Aug. 17 Brasilsat B-4
Nilesat 102
Ariane 4 (V131) Europe/Com. Comsat
Comsat
 
49. Aug. 17 2345 USA Titan 4B US/Mil. Recon  
50. Aug. 23 DM-F3 Delta 3 US/Com. DummyTest  
51. Aug. 28 Raduga-1/Globus Proton K/DM-2 Russia/Mil. Comsat  
52. Sep. 1 Zi Yuan(ZY)-2 Long March 4B China Imaging  
53. Sep. 5 Sirius 2 Proton K/DM-3 Russia Comsat  
54. Sep. 6 Eutelsat W1 Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat  
55. Sep. 8 STS-106/Atlantis Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (7)  
56. Sep. 14 Astra 2B
GE 7
Ariane 5 (V130) Europe/Com. Comsat
Comsat
 
57. Sep. 21 NOAA 16 Titan 2 US/NASA Weather  
58. Sep. 25 Kosmos-2372 Zenit-2 Russia/Mil. Imaging  
59. Sep. 26 Tiungsat-1 (Malaysia)
MegSat-1 (Italy)
UniSat (Italy)
SaudiSat 1A (Saudi A.)
SaudiSat 1B (Saudi A.)
Dnepr Russia/Com. Imaging
Research
Research
SpaceRes
SpaceRes
 
60. Sep. 29 Kosmos-2373 Soyuz-U Russia/Mil. Imaging  
61. Oct. 1 GE-1A Proton K/DM-3 Russia/Com. Comsat  
62. Oct. 6 NSAT-110 Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat  
63. Oct. 9 HETE-2 Pegasus XL US/NASA Astronomy  
64. Oct. 11 STS-92/Discovery Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (7)  
65. Oct. 13 Kosmos-2374
Kosmos-2375
Kosmos-2376
Proton-K/DM-2 Russia/Mil. Navsat
Navsat
Navsat
 
66. Oct. 16 Progress M-43 Soyuz-U Russia Mir Cargo  
67. Oct. 20 DSCS III B11 Atlas IIA US/Mil. Comsat  
68. Oct. 21 Thuraya 1 Zenit-3SL
..Sea Launch
US/Com. Comsat  
69. Oct. 21 GE-6 Proton-K/DM-3 Russia/Com Comsat  
70. Oct. 29 EuropeStar FM1 Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat  
71. Oct. 30 Beidou (North.Dipper) Long March 3A China Navsat  
72. Oct. 31 Soyuz TM-31 Soyuz-U Russia ISS Crew 1  
73. Nov. 10 GPS SVN 41 Delta 2 US/Mil. Navsat  
74. Nov. 16 PAS 1R
STRV-1c
STRV-1d
AMSAT P3D
Ariane 5 (V135) Europe/Com. Comsat
TechTest
TechTest
Comsat
 
75. Nov. 16 Progress M1-4 Soyuz-U Russia ISS Cargo  
76. Nov. 20 QuickBird 1 Kosmos-3M Russia/Com. Imaging failed
77. Nov. 21 EO-1 (NASA)
SAC-C (Int.)
Munin (Sweden)
Delta 2 US/Com. EarthObs
EarthObs
Solarphys
 
78. Nov. 21 Anik F-1 (Canada) Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat  
79. Nov. 30 Sirius CD Radio 3 Proton-K/DM-3 Russia/Com. Comsat  
80. Dec. 1 STS-97/Endeavour Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (5)  
81 Dec. 5 EROS A1 (Israel) Start-1 (mod.Topol) Russia/Com. Imaging  
82. Dec. 7 USA 155 Atlas 2AS US/Mil. Comsat?  
83. Dec. 20 Astra 2D
GE 8/Aurora 3(US)
LDREX (Japan)
Ariane 5G ESA/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Tech
 
84. Dec. 20 Beidou Long March 3A China Navsat  
85. Dec. 27 Gonets D1
Gonets D1
Gonets D1
Strela-3
Strela-3
Strela-3
Tsiklon-3 Russia/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
failed