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2004 Worldwide Space Launches
No.      Date      Mission
Designation
Launch
Vehicle
Country
of Launch
Payload
Type
Notes
1. Jan. 11 Estrela do Sul Zenit 3SL US/Com. Comsat SeaLaunch
2. Jan. 29 Progress M1-11 (260) Soyuz-U Russia/RSA

ISS Cargo

ISS 13P
3. Feb. 5 AMC-10 Atlas 2AS US/Com. Comsat  
4. Feb. 14 DSP-22 Titan 4B/IUS US/Mil. EarlyWarning  
5. Feb.18 Molniya-1T Molniya-M Russia/Mil. EarlyWarning  
6. Mar. 2 Rosetta Ariane 5G Europe/Com. Comet Probe V158
7. Mar. 13 MBSAT (Japan) Atlas 3A US/Com. Comsat  
8. Mar. 15 Eutelsat W3A (Eur.) Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat

 

9. Mar. 20 Navstar SVN 59 Delta 2 US/Mil. Navigation GPS 2R-11
10. Mar. 27 Raduga-1 Proton-K/DM2 Russia/Mil. Comsat  
11. April 16 Superbird 6 (Japan) Atlas 2 AS US/Com. Comsat  
12. April 18

Shiyan 1
Naxing 1

Long March 2C (CZ-2C)

China

Imaging
TechDev

 
13. April 18 Soyuz TMA-4 Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA ISS Crew Rotation ISS 8S
14. April 20 Gravity Probe B Delta 2 US/NASA Science  
15. April 26 Ekspress-AM11 Proton-K/DM Russia/Com. Comsat 226th Prot. since 1980
16. May 4 DirecTV-7S Zenit 3SL US/Com. Comsat SeaLaunch
17. May 19 AMC-11 Atlas 2 AS US/Com. Comsat  
18. May 20 Rocsat-2 (Taiwan) Taurus XL US/Com. RemoteSens first XL for OSC
19. May 25 Progress M-49 (249) Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo ISS 14P
20. May 28 Kosmos-2405 Tsiklon 2 Russia/Mil. Sigint  
21. June 10 Kosmos-2406 Zenit 2 Russia/Mil. Sigint  
22. June 16 Intelsat 10-02 Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat  
23. June 23 Navstar SVN 60 Delta 2 US/Mil. Navigation GPS SVN 60
24. June 29 Telstar 18 Zenit 3SL US/Com. Comsat SeaLaunch
25. June 29

Demeter (France)
SaudiSat-2
SaudiComsat-1
LatinSat C (Argt.)
SaudiComsat-2
Unisat-3 (Italy)
AMSAT-3
LatinSat-D (Argt.)

Dnepr Russia/Com.

Science
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
TechDev
Comsat
Comsat

 
26. July 15 Aura Delta 2 NASA Science  
27. July 18 Anik F2 (Canada) Ariane 5G+ Europe/Com. Comsat 19th Ariane 5
28. July 22 Kosmos-2407 Kosmos-3M Russia/Mil. Navigation  
29. July 25 Tan Ce 2 Long March 2C (CZ-2C) China Science  
30. August 3 Messenger Delta 2 NASA Mercury Probe  
31. August 4 Amazonas (Spain) Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat  
32. August 11 Progress M-50 (350) Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo ISS 15P
33. August 29 FSW (JB-4?) Long March 2C
(CZ-2C)
China Imaging  
34. August 31 USA 179 (NROL-1) Atlas 2 AS US/Mil. Comsat?  
35. Sept. 6 'Ofeq-6 Shaviyt Israel/Mil. Imaging failed
36. Sept. 8

SJ-6A
SJ-6B

Long March 4B
(CZ-4B)
China

Science
Science

 
37. Sept. 20 EDUSAT GSLV India Comsat  
38. Sept. 23

Kosmos-2408
Kosmos-2409

Kosmos-3M Russia/Mil.

Comsat
Comsat

 
39. Sept. 24 Kosmos-2410 Soyuz-U Russia/Mil. Imaging  
40. Sept. 27 FSW-20

Long March 4D
(CZ-4D)

China Imaging  
41. Oct. 14 Soyuz TMA-5 Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA ISS Crew Rotation ISS 9S
42. Oct. 14 AMC-15 Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat  
43. Oct. 19 Feng Yun 2C Long March 3A
(CZ-3A)
China Weather  
44. Oct. 29 Ekspress AM-1 Proton-K/DM-2M Russia/Com. Comsat  
45. Nov. 6 ZY-2C Long March 4B
(CZ-4B)
China Imaging  
46. Nov. 6 Navstar SVN 60 Delta 2 US/Mil. Navigation GPS SVN 61
47. Nov. 8 Oblik Soyuz-2-1A Russia Test/Mockup first launch
48. Nov. 18 Shiyan 2 Long March 2C
(CZ-2C)
China RemoteSens  
49. Nov. 20 Swift Delta 2 US/NASA Astronomy Gammaburst Probe
50. Dec. 17 AMC-16 Atlas 5 US/Com. Comsat 4th Atlas 5
51. Dec. 18

Helios 2A
Parasol
Nanosat
Essaim 1 ("swarm")
Essaim 2
Essaim 3
Essaim 4

Ariane 5G+ (520) Europe/Com.

Imaging
RemoteSens
Tech
Sigint (exp.)
Sigint (exp.)
Sigint (exp.)
Sigint (exp.)

20th Ariane 5
52. Dec. 21

Demosat
3CS-1
3CS-2

Delta 4 H (heavy) US/Com.

Test
Imaging (test)
Imaging (test)

first launch
53. Dec. 23 Progress M-51 (351) Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo ISS 16P
54. Dec. 24

Sich-1M (Ukraine)
MK-1TS Mikron (Ukr.)

Tsyklon-3 Russia/Com. RemoteSens failed
55. Dec. 26

Kosmos 2411
Kosmos 2412
Kosmos 2413

Proton-K/DM-2 Russia Navigation

GLONASS
GLONASS
GLONASS