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AV010 Launches Pluto New Horizons 2006 Space Launch Report

Updated November 18, 2018

2006 Launch Vehicle Standings
2006 Launch Site Standings
Launch Vehicle by Success Rate
2006 Orbital Launch Log
2006 Suborbital Launch Log



Left: Atlas V (AV-010) Launches Pluto New Horizons
from Cape Canaveral SLC 41 on January 19, 2006

2006 LAUNCH STATS
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             SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

       2006 LAUNCH VEHICLE/SITE STATISTICS
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       by Ed Kyle      as of December 31, 2006       
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       YEAR TO DATE LAUNCH VEHICLE SUMMARY

Calendar year launch vehicle results, ranked by number 
of successes, with launch total as the first tiebreaker 
and vehicle payload mass as the second tiebreaker.  
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) missions have orbital periods 
less than 2 hours. Deep Space missions include 
heliocentric, planetocentric, and solar system escape 
trajectories.

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Vehicle            Overall           By Orbit Type
                   Launches      Earth-Orbit Earth-Escape
                  (Failures)      LEO   >LEO  Deep Space
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R-7(Soyuz/Molniya)** 12(0)       10(0)   2(0)    -
Chang Zheng ****      6(0)        3(0)   3(0)    -  
Delta 2 $$$           6(0)        2(0)   4(0)    -
Proton ***            6(1)         -     6(1)    -
Ariane 5 *****        5(0)         -     5(0)    -
Zenit 3SL/DMSL        5(0)         -     5(0)    -
H-2A                  4(0)        2(0)   2(0)    - 
Space Shuttle (STS)   3(0)        3(0)    -      -
Delta 4 %             3(0)        1(0)   2(0)    -
Atlas 5 $$            2(0)         -     1(0)   1(0)
M-5                   2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Minotaur-1            2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Dnepr                 2(1)        2(1)    -      -
Tsyklon 2             1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Kosmos 3M             1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Rokot/Briz KM         1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Start-1               1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Pegasus-XL            1(0)         -     1(0)    - 
Shtil'                1(0)        1(0)    -      -
GSLV                  1(1)          -    1(1)    -
Falcon 1              1(1)        1(1)    -      -
Taepo Dong 2          1(1)        1(1)    -      -
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Total                67(5)       34(3)  32(2)   1(0)


* Denotes YTD Leader in Category 

** Soyuz/Molniya Details 
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Soyuz-U (Progress)    3(0)        3(0)     -     -
Soyuz-U (Kosmos)      3(0)        3(0)     -     -
Soyuz-FG/Fregat    
Soyuz-FG/Soyuz        2(0)        2(0)     -     -
Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat     2(0)        1(0)    1(0)   -
Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat     1(0)        1(0)     -     -
Molniya-M             1(0)         -      1(0)   -
-----------------------------------------------------------

***Proton Details
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Proton-K/DM-2         1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Proton-K/DM-2M        1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Proton-K/17S40   
Proton-K/Briz-M  
Proton-M/Briz-M       4(1)         -     4(1)    -  
----------------------------------------------------------

****Chang Zheng (Long March) Details
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CZ-2C                 1(0)        1(0)    -      -
CZ-2D        
CZ-2F        
CZ-3A                 2(0)         -     2(0)    -
CZ-3B                 1(0)         -     1(0)    -
CZ-4B                 2(0)        2(0)    -      -
----------------------------------------------------------

% Delta 4 Details
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Delta 4M              1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Delta 4M+4,2          2(0)         -     2(0)    -
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*****Ariane 5 Details
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Ariane 5ECA           5(0)        -     5(0)     -
Ariane 5GS     
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$H-2A Details
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H-2A/2022             1(0)        1(0)    -      -
H-2A/2024             1(0)         -     1(0)    -
H-2A/202              1(0)        1(0)    -      -
H-2A/204              1(0)         -     1(0)    -
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$$Atlas 5 Details
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Atlas 5-551           1(0)         -      -     1(0)
Atlas 5-411           1(0)         -     1(0)    -
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$$$Delta 2 Details
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Delta 2-7420          1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Delta 2-7920          1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Delta 2-7925          4(0)         -     4(0)    -
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Space Shuttle (STS) Details
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Discovery (OV-103)    2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Atlantis  (OV-104)    1(0)        1(0)    -      - 
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2006 Launch Site Standings

2006 LAUNCH SITE SUMMARY

Launch sites, ranked by number of year-to-date orbital 
launch attempts.

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Site                           Overall    
                               Launches    
                              (Failures)   
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Baikonur, Kazakhstan            17(2)   
Cape Canaveral, Florida          7(0)
Vandenberg AFB, California       6(0)
Sea Launch LP Odyssey (POR)      5(0)
Kourou, French Guyana            5(0) 
Plestesk, Russia                 5(0)     
Tanegashima, Japan               4(0)
Kennedy Space Center, Florida    3(0)
XiChang, China                   3(0)   
Taiyaun, China                   2(0)
Kagoshima, Japan                 2(0)
Jiuquan, China                   1(0)
Svobodny, Russia                 1(0)       
Dombarovsky, Russia              1(0)
Barents Sea (Sub Launched)       1(0)
Wallops Island, VA               1(0)
Kwajalein, RMI                   1(1)
Sriharikota, India               1(1)       
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Launch Vehicle by Success Rate 

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                    SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

        ACTIVE LAUNCH VEHICLE RELIABILITY STATISTICS
================================================================
           by Ed Kyle      as of December 31, 2006       
================================================================

Top active space launch vehicles ranked by their predicted 
orbital success rate*.  Failures include incorrect orbits.
   
================================================================ 
Vehicle     Successes/Tries Realzd Pred  Consc. Last     Dates    
                             Rate  Rate* Succes Fail    
================================================================ 
Tsyklon 2       104   105    .99  .98     92    4/25/73  1967-
Delta 2         124   126    .98  .98     71    1/17/97  1989- 
STS             115   117    .98  .97      4(A) 2/1/03   1981- 
Soyuz-U         709   729    .97  .97     26    10/15/02 1973- 
Kosmos 3M       415   438    .95  .95     14    11/20/00 1964- 
CZ-2(C)(/SD/SM)  28    29    .97  .94     28    11/5/74  1974-  
Molniya M       274   293    .94  .93      1    6/21/05  1963-  
Proton-K/DM-2M   40    42    .95  .93      7    11/25/02 1994-
Soyuz-FG         12    12   1.00  .93     12    None     2001-
CZ-4(A/B)        12    12   1.00  .93     12    None     1989-
Tsyklon 3       113   121    .93  .93      0    12/24/04 1977-
Proton-K/DM-2    97   105    .92  .92     11    10/27/99 1982-
Atlas 5           8     8   1.00  .90      8    None     2002-
CZ-2D             7     7   1.00  .89      7    None     1993-
Zenit 3SL/DMSL   21    23    .91  .88      9    6/29/04  1999-
Proton-M/Briz-M  13    14    .93  .88      3    02/28/06 2001-
Proton-K/17S40    6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     1997-
CZ-2F             6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     1999-
Delta IV-M        6     6   1.00  .86      6    None     2002-
Minotaur          6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     2000- 
Proton-K         26    29+   .90  .87      9    11/29/86 1968- 
Soyuz FG/Fregat   5     5   1.00  .86      5    None     2003-
Pegasus (H/XL)   32    37    .86  .85     23    11/4/96  1991- 
CZ-3/3A          21    24    .88  .85     11    8/18/96  1984- 
H-2A             10    11    .91  .85      5    11/29/03 2001-
Soyuz-U/Fregat    4     4   1.00  .83      4    None     2000-
Ariane 5G(+,S)   19    22    .86  .83     12    7/12/01  1996-
Rokot/Briz/K(M)   8     9    .88  .80      1    10/8/05  1994- 
Ariane 5-ECA      7     8    .88  .80      7    12/11/02 2002-
CZ-3B             6     7    .86  .78      6    1996     1996-
Dnepr             6     7    .86  .78      0    7/26/06  1999- 
M-5               6     7    .86  .78      4    2/10/00  1997-2006
START(-1)         6     7    .86  .78      5    3/28/95  1993- 
Taurus (XL)       6     7    .86  .78      1    9/21/01  1994- 
Zenit 2          28    36    .78  .76      5    9/9/98   1985- 
Soyuz 2-1a/Fregat 2     2#  1.00  .75      2    None     2006-
Shtil'            2     2   1.00  .75      2    None     1998-
PSLV              7     9    .78  .73      5    9/29/97  1993-
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 1     1   1.00  .67      1    12/27/06 2006-
Shavit            4     7    .57  .56      0    9/6/04   1988-
GSLV              2     4    .50  .50      0    7/10/06  2001-
Delta IV-H        0     1    .00  .33      0    12/21/04 2004-
Volna             0     1    .00  .33      0    6/21/05  2005-
Falcon 1          0     1    .00  .33      0    3/24/06  2006-
================================================================ 
* First level Bayesian estimate of mean predicted probability  
 of success for next launch attempt (k+1)/(n+2) where k is the  
 number of successful events and n is the number of trials. 


# Does not include one successful suborbital Soyuz 2-1a test 
  flight performed in 2004.
+ Does not include one successful suborbital Proton-K test flight 
  performed in 1970.

A) 2003 STS-107 Columbia failure during reentry result of 
   damage suffered during launch phase. 
================================================================ 


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                    SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

  RECENTLY RETIRED LAUNCH VEHICLE RELIABILITY STATISTICS
================================================================
           by Ed Kyle      as of December 31, 2006       
================================================================
Recently retired space launch vehicles ranked by 
their predicted orbital success rate*.  Failures include 
incorrect orbits.
   
================================================================ 
Vehicle    Successes/Tries Realzd Pred  Consc. Last     Dates    
                            Rate  Rate* Succes Fail    
================================================================ 
Atlas 2/2AS     63    63   1.00  .98     63    None     1991-2004
Ariane 4       113   116    .97  .97     74    12/11/94 1988-2003
Titan 2         17    17#  1.00  .95     17    None     1964-2003
Atlas 3(A/B)     6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     2000-2005
Soyuz-U/Ikar     6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     1999-1999
Titan 4B        15    17    .88  .84     12    4/30/99  1997-2005 
Titan 2(Star)    6     7%   .86  .78      6    10/5/93  1964-2003
M-5              6     7    .86  .78      4    2/10/00  1997-2006
Proton-K/Briz-M  3     4    .75  .67      3    7/5/99   1999-2003
================================================================ 
#Includes 11 orbital Gemini Titan 2 and 6 Titan 23G missions.  

%Seven Titan 23G flights that flew suborbital profiles with 
 Star 37 solid rocket motors providing the final orbital velocity 
 increment.  The single failure listed here involved the Star 37 
 stage.  
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 2006 SPACE LAUNCH LOG
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                          SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

                 2006 ORBITAL/SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG
=========================================================================
                 by Ed Kyle      as of December 31, 2006       
=========================================================================

                YEAR TO DATE ORBITAL SPACE LAUNCH LOG

DATE     VEHICLE           ID     PAYLOAD                  MASS(t) SITE*   ORBIT**
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01/19/06 Atlas 5-551       AV010  Pluto New Horizons       0.47  CC 41     HCO
01/24/06 H-2A/2022         F8     ALOS                     4.0   TA        LEO/S
02/15/06 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL24   Echostar X               4.33  POR       GTO
02/18/06 H-2A/2024         F9     MTSAT-2                  4.65  TA        GTO
02/21/06 M-5               F8     ASTRO-F                  0.96  KA        LEO/S
02/28/06 Proton M/Briz M   53511  Arabsat 4A               3.3   TB 200/39 [EEO](1)
03/11/06 Ariane 5 ECA      A527   Hotbird 7A/SpainSat/V170 7.7   KO 3      GTO  
03/22/06 Pegasus XL               SpaceTech 5              0.75  VA L1011  EEO/P
03/24/06 Falcon 1          F2     Falconsat 2              0.02  KW        [FTO](2)
03/30/06 Soyuz FG          1706   Soyuz TMA-8              7.25  TB 1/5    LEO 
04/12/06 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL31   JCSAT 9                  4.4   POR       GTO 
04/15/06 Minotaur 1        SLV5   Formosat 3A-F            0.42  VA 8      LEO/S
04/20/06 Atlas 5-411       AV008  Astra 1KR                4.33  CC 41     GTO+
04/24/06 Soyuz U           1707   Progress M-56            7.3   TB 1/5    LEO  
04/25/06 Start-1                  EROS-B                   0.36  SV        LEO/S
04/26/06 CZ-4B             CZ4-11 Yaogan 1                 2.7   TY        LEO/S 
04/28/06 Delta 2-7420      D314   CALIPSO/Cloudsat         1.7   VA 2W     LEO/S
05/03/06 Soyuz U           1708   Kosmos 2420              6.7   PL 16/2   LEO
05/24/06 Delta 4M+4,2      D315   GOES-N                   3.2   CC 37B    GTO+
05/26/06 Shtil'            No2    Kompas-2                 0.08  BA        LEO (3)
05/27/06 Ariane 5 ECA      A529   Satmex 6/Thiacom 5/V171  8.23  KO 3      GTO
06/15/06 Soyuz-U           1709   Resurs DK-1              7.25  TB 1/5    LEO
06/17/08 Proton K/DM-2M    41012  KazSat                   1.38  TB 200/39 GEO
06/18/06 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL29   Galaxy 16                4.64  POR       GTO
06/21/06 Delta 2-7925      D316   MITEX A/B                1.1?  CC 17A    GTO (4)
06/24/06 Soyuz-U           1710   Progress M-57            7.25  TB 1/5    LEO
06/25/06 Tsyklon 2         105    Kosmos 2421              3.2?  TB 90/20  LEO
06/28/06 Delta 4M+4,2      D317   NROL-22                        VA 6      EEO/M (5)
07/04/06 STS/Discovery     OV103  STS-121/ISS-ULF1.1     123.5   KC 39B    LEO/ISS
07/04/06 Taepo Dong 2             Test                           MU        FTO (5.1)
07/10/06 GSLV              F02    Insat 4C                 2.17  SR SLP    [FTO] (6)
07/12/06 Dnepr             6      Genesis 1                1.36  DO        LEO (7)
07/21/06 Molniya M         1711   Kosmos 2422 (Oko)        2.4   PL 16/2   EEO/M
07/26/06 Dnepr             7      BelKA + microsats        0.46  TB 109    [FTO] (8)
07/28/06 Rokot/Briz KM     9      Kompsat 2                0.8   PL 133    LEO/S
08/04/06 Proton M/Briz M   53514  HotBird 8                4.88  TB 200/39 GTO+
08/11/06 Ariane 5-ECA      A531   Syracuse3B/JCSAT10/V172  7.80  KO 3      GTO
08/22/06 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL25   Koreasat 5               4.47  POR       GTO
09/09/06 CZ-2C             CZ2C25 Shi Jian 8               2.0?  JQ        LEO      
09/09/06 STS/Atlantis      OV103  STS-115/ISS-12A        117.5   KC39B     LEO/ISS
09/11/06 H-2A-202          F10    IGS-3a                   0.85  TA        LEO/S
09/12/06 CZ-3A             CZ3A10 Zhongxing 22A                  XC LA2    GTO
09/14/06 Soyuz-U           1712   Kosmos 2423              6.75  TB 31/6   LEO
09/18/06 Soyuz-FG          1713   Soyuz TMA-9/ISS-13S      7.25  TB 1/5    LEO/ISS
09/22/06 M-5               M-V-7  Solar B                  0.87  KA        LEO/S
09/25/06 Delta 2-7925      D318   GPS 2R-15(M)             2.06  CC 17A    MTO
10/13/06 Ariane 5-ECA      A533   DirecTB9S/OptusD1/V173   8.18  KO 3      GTO
10/19/06 Soyuz 2-1a/Fregat 1714   METOP-A (ST16)           4.18  TB 31/6   LEO/S
10/23/06 Soyuz U           1715   Progress M-58            7.25  TB 1/5    LEO/ISS
10/23/06 CZ-4B             CZ4-12 Shijian 6-2A & 6-2B      2.4   TY        LEO/P
10/26/06 Delta 2-7925      D319   STEREO (two sats)        1.24  CC 17B    EEO
10/28/06 CZ-3B             CZ3B7  Xinnuo-2 (Sinosat-2)     5.10  XC 2      GTO
10/30/06 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL22   XM-4                     5.193 POR       GTO
11/04/06 Delta 4M          D320   DMSP-17                  1.225 V 6       LEO/S
11/08/06 Proton M/Briz M   53515  BADR 4 (Arabsat 4B)      3.28  TB 200/39 GTO+
11/17/06 Delta 2-7925      D321   GPS 2R-16(M3)            2.06  CC 17A    MTO
12/08/06 CZ-3A             CZ3A11 Fengyun 2D               1.39  XC LA2    GTO
12/08/06 Ariane 5 ECA      A534   Wildblue 1/AMC-18(V174)  6.82  KO 3      GTO
12/10/06 STS/Discovery     OV103  STS-116/ISS 12A.1      120.42  KC 39B    LEO/ISS
12/11/06 Proton M/Briz M   53521  Measat 3                 4.77  TB 200/39 GTO
12/14/06 Delta 2-7920      D322   NRO L-21                       VA 2W     LEO
12/16/06 Minotaur 1        M-6    Tacsat 2                 0.37  WI 0-B    LEO
12/18/06 H-2A-204          F11    ETS-8                    5.80  TA Y      GTO
12/19/06 Kosmos 3M                SAR-Lupe 1               0.72  PL 132/1  LEO/P
12/24/06 Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat 1716   Meridian (Kosmos)        2.00? PL 43/4   EEO/M
12/25/06 Proton K/DM-2     41015  3xGlonass 3M             4.35  TB 81/24  MEO
12/27/06 Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat 1717   COROT (ST17)             0.63  TB 31/6   LEO/P
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(1) Briz M failure during 2nd of 4 planned burns stranded Arabsat 4A short of 
     planned GTO.  Foreign particles blocked oxidizer supply to booster 
     hydraulic pump.
(2) First SpaceX Falcon 1 attempt failed shortly after liftoff, planned LEO        
(3) Launched from Submarine "Ekaterinburg" in Barents Sea
(4) Payload included USN liquid fourth stage
(5) First Vandenberg AFB EELV
(5.1) First Taepodong 2 variant, failed about 40 seconds after liftoff from 
    Musudan-ri, North Korea
(6) First stage liquid strap-on failed shortly after liftoff
(7) First orbital launch from Dombarovsky, Russia
(8) Failed during second stage burn
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      2006 MAJOR SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG 
      Suborbital Launches Using Booster Hardware Also Used 
      for Orbital Launches
==================================================================================

DATE     VEHICLE            ID    PAYLOAD                MASS(t) SITE*    ORBIT**
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02/16/06 Minuteman 3              SERV-3                         VA LF10   SUB
04/07/06 Minuteman 3              GT-190GM ICBM Test             VA LF26   SUB
04/22/06 Kosmos 3M (K65M-R)       Dummy Universal Warhead        KY 107    SUB (1)
06/14/06 Minuteman 3              GT-191GM ICBM Test             VA LF04   SUB
07/20/06 Minuteman 3              GT-192GM ICBM Test             VA LF09   SUB
08/03/06 Topol' (RS-12M)          ICBM Test                      PL        SUB
09/01/06 OBV/GBI            OBV5  FT-2 MDA/GMD Intercept Test    VA        SUB (3)
09/05/06 DF-31                    ICBM Test                      TY        SUB
09/07/06 Bulava (SS-NX-30)  #3    SLBM Test                      WH       [FSO](4)
09/09/06 Sineva (R-29RM)          SLBM Test                      NP        SUB
09/10/06 Volna (R-29R)            SLBM Test                      BA        SUB
10/25/06 Bulava (SS-NX-30)  #4    SLBM Test                      WH       [FSO](5)
11/09/06 RS-18 (SS-19)            ICBM Test                      TB Silo   SUB
12/21/06 R-36M2 (SS-18)           ICBM Test                      DO Silo   SUB (6)
12/24/06 Bulava (SS-NX-30)  #5    SLBM Test                      WH       [FSO](7)
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(1) First Kapustin Yar launch since 1999

(3) Intercepted Polaris/Stars target missile launched from Kodiak, Alaska
(4) Failed SLBM test.  2nd stage failure at startup. 
(5) Veered off course shortly after launch.  Self-destructed. 2nd consecutive 
    Bulava failure.
(6) Third launch from Dombarovsky since 2004, including one Dnepr orbital 
    launch in 2006.
(7) Failed SLBM test.  Third stage failure.  3rd consecutive Bulava failure.
=================================================================================

*Site Code:

BA = Barents Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
CC = Cape Canaveral, FL, USA 
DO = Dombarovsky, Russia 
FLP = First Launch Pad
JQ = Ji Quan, China 
KA = Kagoshima, Japan 
KC = Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
KO = Kourou, French Guyana
KW = Kwajalein, Marshall Is.
KY = Kapustin Yar, Russia
MU = Musudan-ri North Korea
NP = North Pole Submarine Launch
OK = Sea of Okhotsk
OLP = Odyssey Launch Platform
PA = Palamchima, Isreal 
PL = Plesetsk Northern Cosmodrome, Russia
PO = Pacific Ocean Range 154W-0N 
SR = Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
SLP = Second Launch Pad
TA = Tanageshima, Japan 
TB = Tyuratam/Baikonur, Kazakstahn
TY = Taiyuan, China 
WH = White Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
WI = Wallops Island 
XC = Xi Chang, China 
VA = Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
YO = Yoshinobu Launch Pad

**Orbit Code:

EEO/M = Molynia (12-hr) Elliptical Earth Orbit
FTO = Failed to Orbit
FSO = Failed Suborbital
GTO = Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
GTO+ = Supersynchronous or High Perigee Transfer Orbit
GTO- = Subsynchronous Transfer Orbit
GEO = Geosynchronous Orbit
HCO = Heliocentric (solar) Orbit
HTO = High Earth Transfer Orbit
LEO = Low Earth Orbit
LEO/S = Sun Synchronous Low Earth Orbit
LEO/P = Polar Low Earth Orbit
MEO = Medium Earth Orbit
MTO = Medium Earth Transfer Orbit 
SUB = Suborbital
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