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2010 Worldwide Space Launches
No.
     Date      Mission
Designation
Launch
Vehicle
Country
of Launch
Payload
Type
Notes
1.
January 16 Beidou DW3
Long March 3C (CZ-3C)
China/Mil. Navigation  
2.
January 28 Raduga-1M
Proton-M/Briz-M
Russia/Mil. Comsat  
3.
February 3 Progress M-04M
Soyuz-U
Russia/FKA ISS Cargo 36P
4. February 8 STS-130/Endeavour
Space Shuttle (ISS-20A)
US/NASA Crewed (6) Node-3 Tranquility, Cupola
5. February 11 SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory)
Atlas V 401
US/NASA Astronomy  
6. February 12 Intelsat IS-16
Proton-M/Briz-M
Russia/Com. Comsat  
7. March 1 Kosmos-2459 GLONASS
Kosmos-2460 GLONASS
Kosmos-2461 GLONASS
Proton-M/DM-2
Russia/Com. Navigation
Navigation
Navigation
 
8. March 4 GOES P
Delta 4 M+
US/NASA Weather NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite P
9. March 5 Yaogon Weixing 9
YW-9 subsat 1
YW-9 subsat 2

Long March 4C (CZ-4C)

China

Surveillance
Surveillance
Surveillance

 
10. March 20 Echostar XIV Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com Comsat  
11. April 2 Soyuz TMA-18 (228) (22S) Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA ISS Crew (3) Exp. 23/24 Complmt (Skvortsov, Kornienko, Caldwell-Dyson)
12. April 5 STS-131/Discovery Space Shuttle (ISS-19A) US/NASA Crewed (7) MPLM Leonardo, new ammonia tank, stocks & supplies
13. April 8 CryoSat-2 (ESA) Dnepr Russia/Com. Science Polar ice sheet thickness monitoring
14. April 15 GSAT-4 GSLV Mk II India Comsat Failed (first flight)
15. April 16 Kosmos-2462 Soyuz-U Russia/Mil. Imaging?  
16. April 22 X-37B OTV-1 (USA 212) Atlas V 501 US/Mil. Spaceplane  
17. April 24 SES-1 (SES World Skies) Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat  
18. April 27 Kosmos-2463 Kosmos-3M Russia/Mil. Navigation  
19. April 28 Progress M-05M Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo 37P
20. May 14 STS-132/Atlantis Space Shuttle (ISS-ULF4) US/NASA Crewed (6) MRM1 (Mini Research Module 1) Rassvet (Dawn); ICC-VLD
21. May 20

Akatsuki (Dawn)
IKAROS
Unitec-1
Cubesat Negai*
Cubesat Waseda-Sat 2
Cubesat KSAT

H-2A 202 Japan Venus Probe
Solar sail test
Tech (computer)
Tech/imaging
Imaging
Science(Atm.Vapor)
Akatsuki (~500 kg) to arrive at Venus in early December 2010
22. May 21 Astra 3B(SES)
ComsatBw-2 (German Bundeswehr )
Ariane V ECA V194 Europe/Com. Comsat
Comsat
 
23. May 28 GPS 62 (SVN 62) Delta 4M+ US/Mil. Navigation  
24. June 2 SERVIS-2 (Japan) Rokot Russia/Com. Tech (electronics)  
25. June 2 Beidou DW4
Long March 3C (CZ-3C)
China Navigation  
26. June 3 Badr-5 (Arabsat 5B) Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat  
27. June 4 Dragon Capsule (model) Falcon 9 US/Com. Boilerplate test First successful orbit launch of commercial SpaceX carrier
28. June 10 STSAT 2B KSLV "Naro 1" South Korea Earth Obs/Test Failed (first flight)
29. June 15 SJ-12 (Shijian-12)
Long March 2D (CZ-2D)
China TechTest  
30. June 15 Picard (France)
Prisma-Mango (Sweden)
Prisma-Tango (Sweden)
BPA-1 (Ukraine)`
Dnepr Russia/Com. Solar physics
Test (formation flight)
Test (formation flight)
Navigation
 
31.
June 15 Soyuz TMA-19 (229) (23S) Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA ISS Crew (3) Exp. 24/25 Complmt (F.Yurchikhin, D.Wheelock, S.Walker)
32. June 21 Tandem-X (Germany) Dnepr Russia/Com. Radar Duplicat of TerraSAR-X of 2007
33. June 22 'Ofeq-9 Shaviyt-1 Israel Imaging  
34. June 26 Arabsat-5A
COMS-1 "Chollian" (S. Korea)
Ariane V ECA V195 Europe/Com. Comsat
Comm./Weather
 
35. June 30 Progress M-06M Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo 38P
36. July 10 Echostar XV Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com Comsat Dish Network broadcasting
37. July 12 Cartosat 2B (India/ISRO)
Alsat-2A (Algeria)
AISSAT-1 (Norway)
TISat-1 (Ticino/Tessin/Switzerland)
Studsat (India)
PSLV-CA (Core Alone) India Imaging
Imaging
Navigation (ships)
Tech (students)
Tech (students)
16th successive successful flight
38. July 31 Beidou (compass) DW5 Long March 3A (CZ-3A) China Navigation 5th Beidou in space
39. August 4 Nilesat 201 (Egypt)
Rascom-QAF 1R (Africa)
Ariane V ECA V196 Europe/Com Comsat
Comsat
 
40. August 9 Yaogan Weixing 10 Long March 4C (CZ-4C) China Earth Obs/SAR  
41. August 14 AEHF SV-1 Atlas V 531 US/Mil. Comsat Advance Extremely High Frequency Sat. 1
42. August 24 Tianhui-1 Weixing Long March 2D (CZ-2D) China Imaging  
43. Sept. 2 Uragan-M (Kosmos-2464)
Uragan-M (Kosmos-2465)
Uragan-M (Kosmos-2466)
Proton-M/DM2 Russia Navigation
Navigation
Navigation
 
44. Sept. 4 Zhongxing (Chinasat) 6A Long March 3B (CZ-3B) China Comsat  
45. Sept. 8 Kosmos-2467
Gonets-M
Kosmos-2468
Rokot/Briz-KM Russia Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
46. Sept. 10 Progress M-07M Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo 39P
47. Sept. 11 Michibiki H-IIA 202 Japan Nav/Comm  
48. Sept. 21 USA 215 Atlas V 501 US/Mil.    
49. Sept. 22 Yaogan Weixing 11
Zheda Pixing 1A-1
Zheda Pixing 1A-2
Long March 2D (CZ-2D) China Imaging
Tech
Tech
 
50. Sept. 26 SBSS Minotaur IV US/Mil. Tracking 1st Space Based Surveillance Satellite
51. Sept. 30 Kosmos-2469 Molniya-M Russia/Mil. Early Warning  
52. Oct. 1 Chang'e 2 Long March 3C (CZ-3C) China Lunar Probe  
53. Oct. 6 SJ-6/4A
SJ-6/4B
Long March 4B (CZ-4B) China    
54. Oct. 7 Soyuz TMA-01M (24S) Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA ISS Crew (3) Exp. 25/26 Complmt (A.Kaleri, S.Kelly, O.Skripochka)
55. Oct. 14 Sirius XM-5 Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Radio  
56. Oct. 19 Globalstar-2 FM2
Globalstar-2 FM3
Globalstar-2 FM4
Globalstar-2 FM5
Globalstar-2 FM6
Globalstar-2 FM7
Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat Russia/Com. Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
Comsat
 
57. Oct. 27 Progress M-08M Soyuz-U Russia/FKA ISS Cargo 40P
58. Oct. 28 Eutelsat W3B
BSAT-3B
Ariane 5 ECA V197 Europe/Com. Comsat  
59. Oct. 31 Beidou DW6 Long March 3C (CZ-3C) China Navigation  
60. Nov. 2 Meridian Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat Russia/Mil. Comsat  
61. Nov. 5 Fengyun 3 (01)B Long March 4C (CZ-4C) China Weather  
62. Nov. 6 COSMO-SkyMed 4 (Italy) Delta 7420-10 US/Mil. X-band Radar  
63. Nov. 14 SkyTerra 1 Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat LightSquared
64. Nov. 20

STPSat-2
Falconsat-5
Fastsat-HSV
Fastrac 1
Fastrac 2
O/OREOS
RAX
Nanosail-D
S26 Ballast A
S26 Ballast B

Minotaur IV US/Mil. Tech
Tech
Tech
Tech
Tech
Science
Science
Tech
Dummy
Dummy
 
65. Nov. 21 USA-223 Delta IV Heavy US/Mil.    
66. Nov. 24 Zhongxing 20A Long March 3A (CZ-3A) China Comsat  
67. Nov. 26

Intelsat IS-17
Hylas 1

Ariane 5 ECA V198 Europe/Com. Comsat
Comsat
 
68. Dec. 6 GLONASS-M
GLONASS-M
GLONASS-M
Proton-M/DM-3 Russia/Com. Navigation
Navigation
Navigation
failed
69. Dec. 8 Dragon C1
SMDC-One
QbX-1
QbX-2
Perseus 000
Perseus 001
Perseus 002
Perseus 003
Caerus/Mayflower
Falcon 9 US/Com. Reentry Capsule
Op.NanosatExp.


Tech?
Tech?
Tech?
Tech?
TechDevl
SpaceX (first NASA COTS)
70. Dec. 15 Soyuz TMA-20 (25S) Soyuz-FG Russia/FKA ISS Crew (3) Exp. 26/27 Complmt. (D.Kondratyev, P.Nespoli, C.Coleman)
71. Dec. 17 Beidou DW7 Long March 3A (CZ-3A) China Navigation  
72. Dec. 25 GSAT 5P GSLV India Comsat failed
73. Dec. 26 KA-Sat (Eutelsat) Proton-M/Briz-M Russia/Com. Comsat  
74. Dec. 29 Hispasat 1E (Spain)
Koreasat 6
Ariane V ECA V199 Europe/Com. Comsat
Comsat