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Launches 2013

Date Launcher Launch Site Notes
Satellite (Alternative Names) Orbit Notes
January
15 January Rokot / Briz-KM Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Rodnik-S N143 LEO three Russian military communications satellites
Rodnik-S N144 LEO three Russian military communications satellites
Rodnik-S N145 LEO three Russian military communications satellites
27 January H-2A Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan  
IGS-Radar 4 LEO sun synchronous Japanese military radar imaging satellite
IGS-Optical 5V LEO sun synchronous Japanese military optical imaging satellite demonstrator
30 January KSLV 1 Naro Space Centre, South Korea  
STSAT 2C LEO Korean technology demonstration satellite
31 January Atlas V Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
TDRS-K GEO US data relay satellite
February
1 February Zenit 3SL Sea Launch's Odyssey platform in the Pacific Ocean launch failure
Intelsat 27 GEO - failed to achieve orbit commercial communication satellite
6 February Soyuz 2.1a / Fregat Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Globalstar 2 (19-24) MEO six commercial communications satellites
7 February Ariane 5 ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Amazonas 3 GEO commercial communication satellite
AzerSpace 1 (AfricaSat 1a) GEO commercial communication satellite
11 February Soyuz U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress M-18-M (ISS 50P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
11 February Atlas V Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
LDCM (Landsat Data Continuity Mission) LEO sun synchronous earth observation satellite
25 February PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
SARAL LEO sun synchronous Indian remote sensing satellite
AAUSAT 3 LEO sun synchronous student built technology cubesat (1U) to use AIS signals to track ships
NEOSSAT LEO sun synchronous Canadian space telescope to detect asteroids
Sapphire LEO sun synchronous Canadian military satellite for space situational awareness which will monitor orbiting objects and debris
STRaND 1 LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (3U) which will investigate the use of a smartphone based payload
TUGsat 1 (BRITE-Austria, CanX 3B) LEO sun synchronous astronomical nanosatellite which will monitor variable stars
UniBRITE (CanX 3A) LEO sun synchronous astronomical nanosatellite which will monitor variable stars
March
1 March Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpaceX CRS-2 (Dragon C4) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
19 March Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
SBIRS-GEO 2 GEO US early warning satellite
26 March Proton M / Briz M P3 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Satmex 8 GEO commercial communication satellite
28 March Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz TMA-08M ISS 34S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
April
15 April Proton M / Briz M P3 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Anik G1 GEO commercial communications satellite
19 April Soyuz-2.1b Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Bion-M 1 LEO biological research satellite
AIST 2 LEO technology microsatellite
BeeSat 2 LEO technology cubesat (1U) which will verify the performance of reaction wheels
BeeSat 3 LEO technology cubesat (1U) which will verify the performance of reaction wheels
Dove 2 LEO technology cubesat (3U) demonstrating low cost imaging
OSSI 1 LEO technology cubesat (1U)
SOMP LEO student built technology cubesat (1U)
21 April Antares 110 Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA  
Cygnus Mass Simulator LEO demonstration launch
Phonesat v1a LEO technology cubesat (1U) using a mobile phone as the onboard computer
Phonesat v1b LEO technology cubesat (1U) using a mobile phone as the onboard computer
Phonesat v2a LEO technology cubesat (1U) using a mobile phone as the onboard computer
Dove 1 LEO technology cubesat (3U) demonstrating low cost imaging
24 April Soyuz U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress M-19-M (ISS 51P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
26 April Long March 2D Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Kansu Province, China  
GaoFen 1 (GF 1) LEO sun synchronous Chinese earth observation satellite
CubeBug-1 LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (2U)
Nee 1 Pegaso LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (1U)
TurkSat 3USAT LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (3U)
26 April Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Uragan-M / Glonass-M 38 MEO Russian navigation satellite
May
1 May Long March 3B/E Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China  
Chinasat 11 (ZX 11, SupremeSat 11) GEO commercial communication satellite
7 May Vega CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Proba V LEO sun synchronous earth observation satellite which will map global vegetation
ESTCube 1 LEO sun synchronous student built technology cubesat (1U) which will test a novel propulsion technique using a charged 10 m tether
VNREDSat 1A LEO sun synchronous Vietnamese Earth observation satellite
14 May Proton M / Briz M P3 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Eutelsat 3D GEO commercial communication satellite
15 May Atlas V Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
GPS 2F-4 MEO US navigation satellite
25 May Delta 4M+ (5,4) Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
WGS 5 GEO US military communications satellite
28 May Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz TMA-09M ISS 35S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
June
3 June Proton M / Briz M P3 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
SES 6 GEO commercial communications satellite
5 June Ariane 5ES CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
ATV 4 (Albert Einstein) LEO unmanned supply ship to ISS
7 June Soyuz-2.1b Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Persona N2 LEO sun synchronous Russian military optical surveillance satellite
11 June Long March 2F/G Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Kansu Province, China  
Shenzhou 10 LEO Chinese manned mission which will dock with the Tiangong 1 laboratory module.
25 June Soyuz 2-1b Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Resurs-P 1 LEO sun synchronous Russian earth observation satellite
25 June Soyuz-STB Fregat-MT CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
O3b F-1 MEO commercial communication satellite
O3b F-2 MEO commercial communication satellite
O3b F-4 MEO commercial communication satellite
O3b F-5 MEO commercial communication satellite
27 June Strela Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Kondor E 1 LEO sun synchronous Russian military SAR radar imaging satellite
28 June Pegasus XL Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, SMEX-12) LEO sun synchronous solar probe to investigate the sun's corona, solar wind and atmosphere
July
1 July PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
IRNSS-1A inclined GEO Indian navigation satellite
2 July Proton M / Briz M Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan launch failure
Uragan-M / Glonass-M MEO – failed to reach orbit Russian navigation satellite
Uragan-M / Glonass-M MEO – failed to reach orbit Russian navigation satellite
Uragan-M / Glonass-M MEO – failed to reach orbit Russian navigation satellite
15 July Long March 2C Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Kansu Province, China  
SJ 11-05 (SJ 11-04R) LEO sun synchronous Chinese military technology satellite
19 July Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
MUOS 2 GEO US military communications satellite
19 July Long March 4C Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre, Shanxi Province, China  
ChuangXin 3 (CX 3) LEO Chinese technology satellite
ShiJian 15 (SJ 15) LEO Chinese technology satellite carrying an experimental robotic arm
ShiYan 7 (SY 7) LEO three Russian military communications satellites
25 July Ariane 5 CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Alphasat I-XL GEO commercial communication satellite
Insat 3D GEO Indian meteorological satellite
27 July Soyuz U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress M-20-M (ISS 52P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
August
3 August H-2B Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan  
Kounotori 4 HTV-4 (H-II Transfer Vehicle) LEO Japanese unmanned cargo vehicle to the International Space Station
ArduSat 1 LEO technology cubesat (1U) for amateur and student experimenters: it will be launched from the ISS
ArduSat X LEO technology cubesat (1U) for amateur and student experimenters: it will be launched from the ISS
PicoDragon LEO technology cubesat (1U): it will be launched from the ISS
TechEdSat 1 (Technical and Educational Satellite 3) LEO technology cubesat (3U) which will test a passive deorbiting system: it will be launched from the ISS
8 August Delta 4M+ Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
WGS 6 GEO US military communications satellite
22 August Dnepr 1 Dombarovskiy Launch Site, Yasny, Russia  
KOMPsat 5 (Arirang 5) LEO sun synchronous South Korean SAR radar imaging satellite
28 August Delta 4H Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
NRO L-65 LEO US military optical imaging satellite
29 August Ariane 5 CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Eutelsat 25B / Es'hail 1 GEO commercial communication satellite
GSAT 7 (Insat 4F) GEO commercial communication satellite
31 August Zenit-3SLB Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Amos 4 GEO commercial communication satellite
September
1 September Long March 4C Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Kansu Province, China  
Yaogan Weixing 17A LEO Chinese military maritime surveillance satellite
Yaogan Weixing 17B LEO Chinese military maritime surveillance satellite
Yaogan Weixing 17C LEO Chinese military maritime surveillance satellite
7 September Minotaur V Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA  
Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) lunar probe to study the moon's atmosphere and dust from lunar orbit
11 September Rokot / Briz KM Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Gonets M5 LEO Russian communications satellite
Gonets M6 LEO Russian communications satellite
Gonets M7 LEO Russian communications satellite
14 September Epsilon Uchinoura Space Centre, Sriharikota, Japan first launch of the Epsilon launcher
SPRINT-A (EXCEED, Hisaki) LEO space telescope which will observe the interactions of the solar wind with the atmospheres of Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter
18 September Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
AEHF F-3 GEO US military communications satellite
18 September Antares 120 Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA  
Cygnus D1 (ORB-D, COTS Demo 1) LEO demonstration flight for unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
23 September Long March 4C Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre, Shanxi Province, China  
Feng Yung 3C (FY 3C) LEO sun synchronous Chinese meteorological satellite
25 September Kuaizhou Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Kansu Province, China  
Kuaizhou-1 LEO sun synchronous Chinese earth observation satellite
25 September Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz TMA-10M ISS 36S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
29 September Falcon 9 v1.1 Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
Cassiope 1 LEO dual purpose satellite providing high capacity store and forward messaging, it will also investigate the effect of solar activity on the space environment
CUSat 1 LEO one of a pair of nanosatellites intended to investigate an in-orbit inspection system for satellites
CUSat 2 LEO one of a pair of nanosatellites intended to investigate an in-orbit inspection system for satellites
DANDE LEO scientific nanosatellite which will measure atmospheric drag
POPACS 1 LEO 10 cm diameter sphere filled with sand which will be used to measure atmospheric drag
POPACS 2 LEO 10 cm diameter sphere filled with sand which will be used to measure atmospheric drag
POPACS 3 LEO 10 cm diameter sphere filled with sand which will be used to measure atmospheric drag
29 September Proton M / Briz M Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Astra 2E GEO commercial communication satellite
October
25 October Long March 4B Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Kansu Province, China  
ShiJian 16 (SJ 16) LEO Chinese technology satellite
25 October Proton M / Briz M P3 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Sirius FM-6 GEO commercial radio broadcast satellite
29 October Long March 2C Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre, Shanxi Province, China  
Yaogan Weixing 18 LEO Chinese military SAR radar imaging satellite
November
5 November PSLV-XL Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission) Martian Indian probe to Mars
7 November Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz TMA-11M ISS 37S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
11 November Proton M / Briz M Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Raduga-1 M3 GEO Russian military communications satellite
18 November Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) (Mars Scout 2) transfer orbit to Mars followed by orbit around Mars Mars probe which will investigate the Martian atmosphere
19 November Minotaur I Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA  
ORS 3 (Operationally Responsive Space 3) LEO experimental payload testing missile self tracking and autonomous flight termination technology – will remain attached to the upper stage of the launch vehicle
STPSat 3 LEO technology satellite which will carry five payloads to monitor the space environment
Black Knight 1 LEO technology cubesat (1U)
CAPE 2 (Cajun Advanced Pico-satellite Experiment-2) LEO student built technology cubesat (1U) which will investigate stabilisation using the Earth's magnetic field
ChargerSat 1 LEO technology cubesat (1U)
Copper (SLU-01) LEO student built technology cubesat (1U)
DragonSat 1 LEO student built technology cubesat (1U)
Firefly LEO cubesat (3U) that will investigate the relationship between lightning and terrestrial gamma ray flashes
Ho'oponopono 2 LEO student built cubesat (3U) for radar calibration
KYSat 2 LEO student built cubesat (1U)
NPS-SCAT LEO technology cubesat (1U)
ORSES LEO technology cubesat (3U)
ORS Tech 1 LEO technology cubesat (3U)
ORS Tech 2 LEO technology cubesat (3U)
PhoneSat v2.4 LEO technology cubesat (1U) using a mobile phone as the onboard computer
Prometheus 1A LEO technology cubesat (1.5U) that will demonstrate communications using a constellation of cubesats
Prometheus 1B LEO technology cubesat (1.5U) that will demonstrate communications using a constellation of cubesats
Prometheus 2A LEO technology cubesat (1.5U) that will demonstrate communications using a constellation of cubesats
Prometheus 2B LEO technology cubesat (1.5U) that will demonstrate communications using a constellation of cubesats
Prometheus 3A LEO technology cubesat (1.5U) that will demonstrate communications using a constellation of cubesats
Prometheus 3B LEO technology cubesat (1.5U) that will demonstrate communications using a constellation of cubesats
Prometheus 4A LEO technology cubesat (1.5U) that will demonstrate communications using a constellation of cubesats
Prometheus 4B LEO technology cubesat (1.5U) that will demonstrate communications using a constellation of cubesats
SENSE 1 (Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment) LEO technology cubesat (3U)
SENSE 2 (Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment) LEO technology cubesat (3U)
SPA-1 Trailblazer LEO student built cubesat (1U) that will provide a proof-of-concept flight for an Air Force sponsored bus technology called Space Plug-and-play Architecture (SPA)
STARE B (Horus) LEO technology cubesat (3U) which will demonstrate the tracking of space debris
SwampSat LEO technology cubesat (1U) which will flight test gyroscopes
TJ3Sat (Thomas Jefferson CubeSat) LEO highschool student built technology cubesat (1U)
Vermont Lunar Cubesat LEO technology cubesat (1U) which will flight test technologies for a future lunar mission
20 November Long March 4C Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre, Shanxi Province, China  
Yaogan Weixing 19 LEO Chinese military optical imaging satellite
21 November Dnepr-1 Dombarovskiy Launch Site, Yasny, Russia  
DubaiSat 2 LEO sun synchronous earth observation satellite
STSat 3 LEO sun synchronous multipurpose satellite (infrared astronomy and earth observation)
AprizeSat 7 LEO sun synchronous store and forward messaging and maritime AIS tracking nanosatellite
AprizeSat 8 LEO sun synchronous store and forward messaging and maritime AIS tracking nanosatellite
BeakerSat-1 (Eagle 1, SWEsat) LEO sun synchronous student built technology PocketQube (2.5PQU) femtosatellite, will deploy from UniSat 5
BPA 3 LEO sun synchronous package of experimental avionics to test navigation equipment for aircraft and satellites – remains attached to the upper stage of the Dnepr
Brite-PL 1 LEO sun synchronous astronomical nanosatellite which will monitor variable stars
CINEMA 2 LEO sun synchronous cubesat (3U) to investigate space weather
CINEMA 3 LEO sun synchronous cubesat (3U) to investigate space weather
CubeBug 2 LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (2U)
Delfi-n3Xt LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (3U)
Dove 3 LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (3U) demonstrating low cost imaging
Dove 4 LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (3U) demonstrating low cost imaging, will deploy from UniSat 5
First MOVE LEO sun synchronous student built technology cubesat (1U)
FUNcube 1 LEO sun synchronous radio amateur built cubesat (1U)
GOMX 1 LEO sun synchronous student built amateur radio cubesat (2U)
HiNCube LEO sun synchronous student built technology cubesat (1U)
Humsat-D LEO sun synchronous student built technology demonstrator cubesat (1U), will deploy from UniSat 5
I-Cube 1 LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (1U), will deploy from UniSat 5
NEE 02 Krysaor LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (1U)
OPTOS LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (3U)
Pocket-PUCP LEO sun synchronous technology picosatellite, will deploy from PUCP-SAT 1
PUCP-SAT 1 LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (1U) which will deploy the Pocket-PUCP picosatellite and will itself deploy from UniSat 5
QBScout S1 LEO sun synchronous technology 2.5P PocketQub picosatellite, will deploy from UniSat 5
$50SAT (Eagle 2) LEO sun synchronous technology 1.5P PocketQub picosatellite, will deploy from UniSat 5
SkySat 1 LEO sun synchronous commercial earth imaging nanosatellite
Triton 1 LEO sun synchronous maritime AIS tracking cubesatellite (3U)
UniSat 5 LEO sun synchronous student built technology nanosatellite which will deploy several smaller satellites
UWE 3 LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (1U)
Velox-P2 LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (1U)
WNISAT 1 LEO sun synchronous technology nanosatellite which will monitor northern sea routes and atmospheric CO2
Wren LEO sun synchronous technology PocketQub picosatellite, will deploy from UniSat 5
ZACube-1 (TshepisoSat) LEO sun synchronous technology cubesat (1U)
22 November Rockot-KM Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Swarm A LEO probe which will investigate the Earth's magnetic field
Swarm B LEO probe which will investigate the Earth's magnetic field
Swarm C LEO probe which will investigate the Earth's magnetic field
25 November Long March 2D Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Kansu Province, China  
ShiYan 5 (SY 5) LEO sun synchronous experimental Chinese earth resources satellite
25 November Soyuz U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress M-21-M (ISS 53P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
December
1 December Long March 3B/E Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China  
Chang'e 3 lunar Chinese lunar lander and rover (Yutu)
3 December Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
SES 8 GEO commercial communication satellite
5 December Atlas 5 Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
NRO L-39 (Topaz 3, FIA-Radar 3) LEO US military SAR radar imaging satellite
AeroCube 5A LEO technology cubesat (1.5U)
AeroCube 5B LEO technology cubesat (1.5U)
ALICE LEO technology cubesat (3U)
CUNYSAT 1 LEO student built cubesat (1U) that will investigate the ionosphere
Firebird A LEO cubesat (1.5U) that will measure radiation in the Van Allen Belts
Firebird B LEO cubesat (1.5U) that will measure radiation in the Van Allen Belts
IPEX (Intelligent Payload Experiment) LEO technology cubesat (1U)
M-Cubed / COVE 2 LEO technology cubesat (1U)
SMDC-ONE 2.3 LEO technology cubesat (3U)
SMDC-ONE 2.4 LEO technology cubesat (3U)
SNaP LEO technology cubesat (3U)
TacSat 6 LEO technology cubesat (3U)
8 December Proton M / Briz M Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Inmarsat 5 F1 GEO commercial communications satellite
9 December Long March 4B Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre, Shanxi Province, China launch failure
CBERS 3 (ZY 1D) LEO - failed to achieve orbit Chinese / Brazilian earth observation satellite
19 December Soyuz STBF CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Gaia solar L-2 astronomical satellite which will map 1 billion stars
20 December Long March 3B/E Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China  
Tupac Katari 1 (Bolivia, TKSat 1) GEO commercial communication satellite
25 December Rokot / Briz-KM Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Rodnik-S N7 LEO Russian military communications satellite
Rodnik-S N8 LEO Russian military communications satellite
Rodnik-S N9 LEO Russian military communications satellite
26 December Proton M / Briz M P3 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Express AM-5 GEO commercial communications satellite
28 December Soyuz 2.1v Volga Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
AIST Test LEO technology microsatellite
SKRL-756 Calibration Spheres LEO a pair of radar calibration spheres

 

Launch Timeline

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2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020


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