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2005 Worldwide Space Launches
No.
     Date      Mission
Designation
Launch
Vehicle
Country
of Launch
Payload
Type
Notes
1.
Jan. 12 Deep Impact Delta 2 US/NASA
Comet Probe
Discovery #7
2.
Jan. 20

Kosmos-2414
Universitetskiy

Kosmos-3M Russia/Mil.

Navigation
TechDev

 
3.
Feb. 3

AMC-12
(Worldsat 2, US)

Proton-K/Briz-M Russia/Com.
Comsat
 
4.
Feb. 3

USA-181 P/L 1
USA-181 P/L 2

Atlas 3B/Centaur B US/Mil.

Sigint
Sigint

AC-206
5.
Feb. 12

XTAR-EUR (Spain)
Maqsat-B2
SLOSHSAT

Ariane 5 ECA/ESC-A
(V164)

Europe/Com.

Comsat
TechTest
TechTest

1st success
6. Feb. 26 MTSAT-1R H-2A Japan/JAXA
Comsat
 
7. Feb. 28 Progress M-52 (352) Soyuz-U Russia/FKA
ISS Cargo
ISS 17P
8. Mar. 1 XM Radio 3 Zenit-3SL US/Com.
Comsat
SeaLaunch
9. Mar. 11 Inmarsat 4 F-1 Atlas 5 (431) US/Com.
Comsat
 
10. Mar. 29 Ekspress AM-2 Proton-K/DM2M Russia/Com.
Comsat
 
11. Apr. 11 XSS-11 Minotaur (OS) US/Mil.
Tech
 
12. Apr. 12 Apstar 6 (China) Long March 3B (CZ-3B) China
Comsat
 
13. Apr. 14 Soyuz TMA-6 Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA
ISS Crew Rotation (2+1)
ISS 10S
14. Apr. 15 DART Pegasus XL/HAPS US/NASA
Technology
 
15. Apr. 26 Spaceway 1 Zenit-3SL US/Com.
Comsat
SeaLaunch
16. Apr. 30 USA-182 Titan 4B US/Mil.
Observation+
 
17. May 5

Cartosat-1
HAMSAT (VUSAT)

PSLV India

Imaging
Comsat

 
18. May 20 NOAA-18 Delta 2 US/NASA
Weather
 
19. May 22 DirecTV 8 Proton-M Russia/Com.
Comsat
 
20. May 31 Foton M2 Soyuz-FG Russia/Com.
Micro-G Research
 
21. June 16 Progress M-53 (353) Soyuz-U Russia/FKA
ISS Cargo
ISS 18P
22. June 21 Molniya-3K Molniya-M Russia/Mil.
Comsat
failed
23. June 21 Cosmos-1 Volna (submarine ball. miss.) Russia/Mil.
Tech (solar sail demo)
failed
24. June 23 Intelsat A-8 Zenit-3SL US/Com.
Comsat
SeaLaunch
25. June 24 Ekspress AM-3 Proton-K/DM2 Russia/Com.
Comsat
 
26. July 5 SJ-7 Long March 2D (CZ-2D) China
Science Research
 
27. July 10 Suzaku M-V Japan/JAXA
XR Astronomy
 
28. July 26 STS-114/Discovery Space Shuttle US/NASA
ISS LF-1
crewed (7)
29. August 2 FSW 21 (FSW-3 4) Long March 2C (CZ-2C) China
Imaging
w/reentry capsule
30. August 11 Thaicom 4 (IPSTAR 1) Ariane 5GS (V166) Europe/Com.
Comsat
 
31. August 12 MRO Atlas 5 (401) US/NASA
Mars Recon. Orbiter
arrive March 2006
32. August 13 Galaxy 14 Soyuz-FG/Fregat Russia/Com.
Comsat
 
33. August 23

Kirari (OICETS), JAXA
Reimei (INDEX), ISAS

Dnepr Russia/Com.
TechDev
Japanese payloads
34. August 26 Monitor-E Rokot Russia/Mil.
Imaging
 
35. August 29 FSW 22 (FSW-3 5) Long March 2D (CZ-2D) China
Imaging
w/reentry capsule
36. September 2 Kosmos-2415 Soyuz-U Russia/Mil.
Imaging
 
37. September 8 Progress M-54 Soyuz-U Russia/FKA
ISS Cargo
ISS 19P
38. September 8 Anik F1R Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com.
Comsat
 
39. September 23 STP-R1 (Streak) OSC Minotaur US/Mil.
TechDev
 
40. September 25 GPS 2R-M1 (Navstar 57) Delta 2 US/Mil.
Navigation
USA 183
41. September 30 Soyuz TMA-7 Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA
ISS Crew Rotation (2+1)
ISS 11S
42. October 8 Cryosat (ESA) Rokot Russia/Com.
Science
failed
43. October 12 Shenzhou 6 Long March 2F (CZ-2F) China
Spaceship (2 crew)
China's 2nd crewed
44. October 13

Syracuse 3A (France)
Galaxy 15 (Panamsat)

Ariane 5GS (V168) Europe/Com.

Comsat
Comsat

 
45. October 19 USA-186 (NRO) Titan 4B USA/Mil.
Imaging
last Titan 4B
46. October 27 Topsat (UK)
Beijing (China)
Sinah-1 (Iran)
SSETI (ESA, stud. fail.)
Mozhaets-5 (Russ. fail)
UWE-1 (Germany, stud.)
NCube-2 (Norway, fail.)
Cubesat XI-V (Jap.stud)
Rubin-5 (Russia)
Kosmos-3M Russia/Com.
Imaging
Imaging
Imaging?
Imaging/Tech.
Tech/Coms.
Comsat
Comsat
Tech.
Comsat
 
47. November 8 Inmarsat 4F-2 Zenit-3SL US/Com.
Comsat
SeaLaunch
48. November 9 Venus Express (ESA) Soyuz-Fregat Russia/Com.
Space Probe
Venus explorer
49. November 16

Spaceways 2 (DirecTV)
Telkom 2 (Indonesia)

Ariane 5ECA (V167) Europe/Com.

Comsat
Comsat

 
50. December 21 Progress M-55 Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo ISS 20P
51. December 21

Gonets-D1M
Kosmos-2416 (Rodnik)

Kosmos-3M Russia/Mil.

Comsat
Comsat

 
52. December 21

Insat 4A (India)
MSG 2/Meteosat 2 (Eur.)

Ariane 5GS Europe/Com.

Comsat
Weather

 
53. December 25

Kosmos-2417
Kosmos-2418
Kosmos-2419

Proton-K/DM2 Russia/Mil.

Navigation
Navigation
Navigation

GLONASS/Uragan
GLONASS/Uragan-M
GLONASS/Uragan-M

54. December 28 Giove A (ESA) Soyuz-FG/Fregat Russia/Com. Navigation TechDemo 1st of Galileo System
55. December 29 AMC-23 (SES) Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat