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2001 Worldwide Space Launches
No.      Date      Mission
Designation
Launch
Vehicle
Country
of Launch
Payload
Type
Notes
1. Jan. 9 Shenzhou 2 Long March-2F China Spaceship  
2. Jan. 10 Turksat 2A Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat  
3. Jan. 24 Progress M1-5 Soyuz-U Russia MirTanker  
4. Jan. 30 Navstar GPS 54 Delta 2 US/Mil. Navsat  
5. Feb. 7 Sicral (Italy)
Skynet 4F (UK)
Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat
Comsat
 
6. Feb. 7 STS-98/Atlantis Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (5)  
7. Feb. 20 Odin (Sweden) Start-1/Topol Russia/Com. Astronomy  
8. Feb. 26 Progress M-244 Soyuz-U Russia ISSCargo(3P)  
9. Feb. 27 Milstar DFS 4 Titan/Centaur US/Mil. Comsat  
10. Mar. 8 STS-102/Discovery Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (7)  
11. Mar. 8 Eurobird(EUTELSAT)
BSAT-2a (Japan)
Ariane 5 (G) Europe/Com. Comsat
Comsat
 
12. Mar. 18 XM-2 "Rock"(Radio) Zenit-3SL
(Sea Launch)
US/Com. Comsat  
13. Apr. 7 Ekran-M No. 18 Proton-M Russia/Com. Comsat  
14. Apr. 7 2001 Mars Odysee Delta 2 US/NASA Mars probe  
15. Apr. 18 GSAT-1 GSLV India Comsat  
16. Apr. 19 STS-100/Endeavour Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (7)  
17. Apr. 28 Soyuz TM-32 Soyuz-U Russia ISSTaxi(3)  
18. May 8 XM-1 "Roll"(Radio) Zenit-3SL
(Sea Launch)
US/Com S-Band Radio  
19. May 15 PAS 10 (Panamsat) Proton-K/DM3 Russia/Com C/Ku video  
20. May 18 GeoLITE (NRO) Delta 2 US/Mil. Laser/UHF  
21. May 20 Progress M1-6 (255) Soyuz-FG Russia ISSCargo(4P)  
22. May 29 Kosmos-2377 Soyuz-U Russia/Mil. Recon  
23. June 8 Kosmos-2378 Kosmos-3M Russia/Mil. Navsat  
24. June 9 Intelsat 901 Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat  
25. June 16 Astra 2C (Europe) Proton-K/DM3 Russia/Com. Comsat  
26. June 19 ICO-2 (UK) Atlas IIAS US/Com. Comsat  
27. June 30 MAP Delta 2 US/NASA Astronomy  
28. July 12 STS-104/Atlantis Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (5)  
29. July 12 Artemis
BSAT-2b
Ariane 5G Europe/Com. Comsat
Ku/video
Failed
30. July 20 Molniya-3 Molniya-M Russia/Com. Comsat  
31. July 23 GOES 12 Atlas IIA US/Com. Weather  
32. July 31 Koronas-F Tsiklon-3 Russia/Com. Astronomy  
33. Aug. 6 DSP 21 Titan 4B/IUS US/Mil. EarlyWarn  
34. Aug. 8 Genesis Delta 2 US/NASA SolarProbe  
35. Aug. 10 STS-105/Discovery Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (7)  
36. Aug. 21 Progress M-45 (256) Soyuz-U Russia ISSCargo (5P)  
37. Aug. 24 Kosmos-2379 Proton-K/DM2M Russia/Mil. EarlyWarn  
38. Aug. 29 VEP-2 (Veh.Eval.)
LRE (LaserRanging)
H-2A Japan Technology
Geodesy
 
39. Aug. 30 Intelsat 902 Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat (C/Ku)  
40. Sep. 8 USA Atlas IIAS US/Mil. Sigint  
41. Sep. 14 Progress M-SO1 (DC1) Soyuz-U Russia ISSModule (4R)  
42. Sep. 21 Orbview-4
QuikTOMS
SBD
Celestis-4
Taurus 2110 US/Com.
Imaging
Environment
Technology
Burial
failed
43. Sep. 25 Atlantic Bird 2 Ariane 4 Europe/Com. Comsat(Ku)  
44. Sep. 30 Starshine 3
Picosat
PCSat
Sapphire
Athena-1 US/Com. Science
Technology
Comsat(UHF/VHF)
Technology
 
45. Oct. 5 USA 161? Titan 4B US/Mil. Imaging  
46. Oct. 6 Raduga-1 Proton K/DM3 Russia Comsat (C-band)  
47. Oct. 11 USA 162 Atlas IIAS US/Mil. Comsat  
48. Oct. 18 QuickBird Delta 2 US/Com. Imaging (0.6m)  
49. Oct. 21 Soyuz TM-33 Soyuz-U Russia ISSTaxi (3)  
50. Oct. 22 TES
BIRD (Germany)
PROBA (ESA/Belgium)
PSLV India Imaging
IR-Imaging
ImagTechnology
 
51. Oct. 25 Molniya-3 Molniya-M Russia Comsat  
52. Nov. 26 Progress M1-7 Soyuz-FG Russia ISSCargo (6P)  
53. Nov. 27 DirecTV-4S Ariane 4 Europe/Com. TV B/Cast  
54. Dec. 1 Kosmos-2380
Kosmos-2381
Kosmos-2382
Proton-K/DM2 Russia GLONASS Navsat
GLONASS Navsat
GLONASS Navsat
 
55. Dec. 5 STS-108/Endeavour Shuttle US/NASA Crewed (7) CrewRot  
56. Dec.7 Jason 1
TIMED
Delta 2 US/NASA Science
Science
 
57. Dec. 10 Meteor-3M
Badr B (Pakistan)
Maroc-Tubsat(Moroc.)
Kompas (Russia)
Reflektor (Russia)
Zenit-2 Russia/Com. Weather
Imaging
Imaging
Earthquake Pred.
Opt. Technology
 
58. Dec. 21 Kosmos-2383 Tsiklon-2 Russia/Mil. Sigint  
59. Dec. 28 Kosmos-2384
Kosmos-2385
Kosmos-2386
Gonets D1
Gonets D1
Gonets D1
Tsiklon-3 Russia Comsat (mil.)
Comsat (mil.)
Comsat (mil.)
Comsat (civ.)
Comsat (civ.)
Comsat (civ.)