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2009 Worldwide Space Launches
No.
     Date      Mission
Designation
Launch
Vehicle
Country
of Launch
Payload
Type
Notes
1.
January 18 NROL-26 (USA202)
Delta-4 HLV
US/Mil. Sigint  
2.
January 23 Ibuki (GOSAT)
SDS-1
SOHLA-1
SpriteSat
Kagayaki
KKS-1
Kukai (STARS)
PRISM
H2-A (202)
Japan/Com Remote Sensing
Tech
Imaging
Science
Tech
Imaging
Tech
Imaging
 
3. January 30 Koronas-Foton
Tsiklon-3
Russia Solar Physics  
4. February 2 Omid
Safir
Iran Test  
5. February 6 NOAA-19 (prev. NOAA-N')
Delta 7320
US/NASA Weather  
6. February 10 Progress M-66
Soyuz-U
Russia/FKA ISS Cargo 32P
7. February 11 Ekspress AM-44
Ekspress MD-1
Proton-M/Briz-M
Russia Comsat
Comsat
 
8. February 12 Hot Bird 10
NSS 9
Spirale A
Spirale B
Ariane V ECA
Europe/Com Comsat
Comsat
EarlyWarn
EarlyWarn
 
9. February 24 OCO
Taurus
US/Mil. Science failed
10. February 26 Telstar 11N
Zenit-3SLB
Russia/Com. Comsat  
11. March 7 Kepler
Delta 7920-10L
US/NASA Astronomy  
12. March 15 STS-119/Discovery Space Shuttle (ISS 15A) US/NASA Crewed (7) S6 truss element; Exp 19 crew
13. March 17 GOCE (ESA) Rokot Russia/Com. Science Gravity-field & Ocean Circulation Explorer
14. March 24 GPS 49 (SVN 49) Delta 7925 US/Mil. Navigation  
15. March 26 Soyuz TMA-14 (224) Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA Exp 19 Crew (2) + VC (1) ISS Crew Rotation + Charles Simonyi
16. April 3 Eutelsat W2A Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat  
17. April 4 WGS SV2 (USA 204) Atlas V 421 US/Mil Comsat 2nd Wideband Global Satcom
18. April 14 2 Beidou Daohang Weixing Long March 3C (CZ-3C) China Navigation  
19. April 20 RISAT 2
Anusat (Anna University Chennai)
PSLV-C12 India Radar Imaging
Imaging
 
20. April 20 SICRAL 1B (Italy/Mil.) Zenit-3SL
(Sea Launch)
US/Com. Comsat  
21. April 22 China Yaogan 6 Long March 2C (CZ-2C) China Remote Sensing  
22. April 29 Kosmos-2450 Soyuz-U Russia/Mil Imaging Recon  
23. May 5 STSS-ATRR (Adv. Techn. Risk Reduction) Delta 7920-10C US/.Mil Technology Space Tracking & Surveillance System
24. May 7 Progress M-02M Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo 33P
25. May 11 STS-125/Atlantis Space Shuttle (SM-4) US/NASA Crewed (7) Hubble Servicing Mission 4
26. May 14 Herschel (ESA)
Planck (ESA)
Ariane 5 ECA Europe/Com Astronomy
Astronomy
 
27. May 16 Protostar-2 (Indostar-II) (UK/Indonesia) Proton M/Briz-M Russia/Com Comsat replaces Indostar-I
28. May 19 Tacsat 3
Pharmasat
Aerocube 3 (Aerospace Corp.)
CP6 (Cal Poly)
HawkSat-1 (Hawk Inst. for Space Sciences)
Minotaur I US/Mil Imaging
Bio
Technology
Technology
Technology
 
29. May 21 Meridian 2 Soyuz-2-1a /Fregat Russia/Mil Comsat  
30. May 27 Soyuz TMA-15 (225) Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA Exp. 20 Crew (3) Romanenko (RSA), De Winne (ESA), Thirsk CSA)
31. June 18 LRO (Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter)
LCROSS (Lunar Crater Obs & Sensing Satellite)
Atlas V 401 US/NASA Lunar Probe
Lunar Probe
 
32. June 21 Measat 3a (Malaysia) Zenit-3SLB Russia/Com Comsat  
33. June 27 GOES 14 Delta-4M+ (4,2) US/NASA/NOAA Weather  
34. June 30 Sirius FM5 Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com Radio  
35. July 1 Terrestar 1 Ariane V ECA Europe/Com Comsat  
36. July 6 Kosmos-2451
Kosmos-2452
Kosmos-2453
Rokot Russia/Mil Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
37. July 14 Razaksat (Malaysia) Falcon 1 US/Com Imaging SpaceX; launch site Omelek Island
38. July 15 STS-127/Endeavour Space Shuttle (ISS 2J/A) US/NASA Crewed (7) JEM-EF, ELM-ES; Kopra replaced Wakata on Exp.20
39. July 21 Kosmos-2454
Sterkh No. 1
Kosmos-3M Russia/Mil Nav/Comsat
Search & Rescue
 
40. July 24 Progress M-67 Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo 34P
41. July 29 Dubaisat-1 (Emirates)
Deimos 1 (Spain)
UK-DMC 2 (UK)
Nanosat-1B (Spain)
AprizeSat 3 (USA)
AprizeSat 4 (USA)
Dnepr Russia/Com Imaging
Imaging
Imaging
Technology
Comsat
Comsat
 
42. August 11 Asiasat 5 (China) Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com Comsat  
43. August 17 GPS 50 (SVN 50) Delta 7925 US/Mil Navigation Final Block IIR-M GPS