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Updated January 9, 2009

2008 Launch Vehicle Standings
2008 Launch Site Standings
Launch Vehicle by Success Rate
2008 Orbital Launch Log
2008 Suborbital Launch Log

Left: The first three SpaceX Falcon 1 launches failed, but the fourth, on September 28, 2008, successfully reached orbit from Omelek Island in Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands.. 

2008 LAUNCH STATS

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             SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

       2008 LAUNCH VEHICLE/SITE STATISTICS
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       by Ed Kyle      as of December 25 2008
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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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Chang Zheng          11(0)        7(0)   4(0)    -
R-7                  10(0)        8(0)   2(0)    -
Proton               10(1)         -    10(1)    -
Ariane 5              6(0)        1(0)   5(0)    -
Zenit                 6(1)         -     6(1)    -  
Delta 2               5(0)        4(0)   1(0)    -
STS                   4(0)        4(0)    -      -
PSLV                  3(0)        2(0)   1(0)    - 
Kosmos 3M             3(0)        3(0)    -      -
Atlas 5               2(0)         -     2(0)    -
Dnepr                 2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Pegasus XL            2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Falcon 1              2(1)        2(1)    -      -    
H-2A                  1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Rokot/Briz KM         1(0)        1(0)    -      -
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Total                68(3)       36(1)  32(2)    -  

* Denotes YTD Leader in Category 
 


Ariane 5 Details
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Ariane 5ECA           5(0)         -     5(0)    -
Ariane 5GS            
Ariane 5ES            1(0)        1(0)    -      -  
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Atlas 5 Details
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Atlas 5-401          
Atlas 5-411           1(0)         -     1(0)    -  
Atlas 5-421           1(0)         -     1(0)    -       
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Chang Zheng (Long March) Details
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CZ-2C                 1(0)        1(0)    -      -                
CZ-2D                 2(0)        2(0)    -      -     
CZ-2F (M)             1(0)        1(0)    -      -                  
CZ-3A                 1(0)         -     1(0)    -              
CZ-3B                 2(0)         -     2(0)    -                   
CZ-3C                 1(0)         -     1(0)    -        
CZ-4B                 2(0)        2(0)    -      -                
CZ-4C                 1(0)        1(0)    -      - 
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Delta 2 Details
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Delta 2-7320          1(0)        1(0)    -      -  
Delta 2-7420          2(0)        2(0)    -      -      
Delta 2-7925          1(0)         -     1(0)    -   
Delta 2-7920H         1(0)        1(0)    -      -         
----------------------------------------------------------------

Delta 4 Details
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Delta 4M               -           -      -      -
Delta 4M+4,2           -           -      -      -
Delta 4H       
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H-2A Details
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H-2A/2022            
H-2A/2024             1(0)         -     1(0)    -         
H-2A/202               -           -      -      -
H-2A/204              
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Proton Details
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Proton-K/DM-2         1(0)         -     1(0)    -    
Proton-M/Briz-M       7(1)         -     7(1)    -     
Proton-M/DM-2         2(0)         -     2(0)    -     
----------------------------------------------------------------

PSLV Details
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PSLV-C                
PSLV-CA (Core Alone)  2(0)        2(0)    -      - 
PSLC-XL-C             1(0)         -     1(0)    -
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Soyuz/Molniya (R-7) Details 
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Soyuz-U (Progress)    4(0)        4(0)    -      -    
Soyuz-U (Kosmos)      1(0)        1(0)    -      - 
Soyuz-FG/Fregat       1(0)         -     1(0)    -      
Soyuz-FG/Soyuz (M)    2(0)        2(0)    -      -      
Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat     
Soyuz-2-1b            1(0)        1(0)    -      - 
Molniya-M             1(0)         -     1(0)    - 
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Space Shuttle (STS) Details
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Discovery (OV-103)    1(0)        1(0)    -      -           
Atlantis  (OV-104)    1(0)        1(0)    -      -           
Endeavour (OV-105)    2(0)        2(0)    -      -           
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Zenit Details
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Zenit 3SL/DMSL        5(0)         -     5(0)    -
Zenit 3SLB/DMSLB      1(1)         -     1(1)    -  
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          YEAR TO DATE 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            19(2) 
Kourou, French Guyana            6(0) 
Plesetsk, Russia                 6(0)
Sea Launch LP Odyssey (POR)      5(0)
Kennedy Space Center, Florida    4(0)
XiChang, China                   4(0)
Vandenberg AFB, California       4(0) 
Taiyaun, China                   4(0)  
Kwajalein, RMI                   4(1)
Cape Canaveral, Florida          3(0)
Sriharikota, India               3(0)     
Jiuquan, China                   3(0) 
Tanegashima, Japan               1(0)
Kapustin Yar, Russia             1(0)
Dombarovsky, Russia              1(0)             
Wallops Island, VA              
Palmachim, Israel               
Kagoshima, Japan                 
Svobodny, Russia                          
Barents Sea (Sub Launched)      
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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 25, 2008       
================================================================

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         137   139    .99  .98     84    1/17/97  1989- 
STS             122   124    .98  .98     11(A) 2/1/03   1981- 
Soyuz-U         720   740    .97  .97     37    10/15/02 1973- 
CZ-4(A/B/C)      17    17   1.00  .95     17    None     1988-
Kosmos 3M       421   444    .95  .95     20    11/20/00 1964- 
Soyuz-FG         16    16   1.00  .94     16    None     2001-
CZ-2(C)(/SD/SM)  30    31    .97  .94     30    11/5/74  1974-  
Molniya M       276   295    .94  .93      3    6/21/05  1963-    
Proton-K/DM-2M   40    42    .95  .93      7    11/25/02 1994-
Tsyklon 3       113   121    .93  .93      0    12/24/04 1977-
Proton-K/DM-2    99   107    .93  .92     13    10/27/99 1982-
CZ-2D            10    10   1.00  .92     10    None     1993-
Soyuz FG/Fregat   9     9   1.00  .91      9    None     2003-
Ariane 5-ECA     16    17    .94  .89     16    12/11/02 2002-
CZ-2F             7     7   1.00  .89      7    None     1999-
Minotaur 1        7     7   1.00  .89      7    None     2000- 
Proton-K/17S40    6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     1997-
Delta IV-M        6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     2002-
H-2A             13    14    .93  .88      8    11/29/03 2001-
Atlas 5          13    14    .93  .88      4    6/15/07  2002-
Proton-K         26    29+   .90  .87      9    11/29/86 1968- 
Zenit 3SL/DMSL   26    29    .90  .87      5    1/30/07  1999-
CZ-3/3A          26    29    .90  .87     16    8/18/96  1984- 
Dnepr            11    12    .92  .86      5    7/26/06  1999- 
CZ-3B/3C         11    12    .92  .86     11    1996     1996-
Pegasus (H/XL)   35    40    .88  .86     26    11/4/96  1991- 
Proton-M/Briz-M  23    26    .88  .86      4    03/14/08 2001-
Ariane 5G(+,S)   21    24    .88  .85     14    7/12/01  1996-
Soyuz-U/Fregat    4     4   1.00  .83      4    None     2000-
Proton-M/DM-2     3     3   1.00  .83      3    None     2007-
Rokot/Briz/K(M)   9    10    .90  .83      2    10/8/05  1994- 
PSLV             12    14    .86  .81     10    9/29/97  1993-
START(-1)         6     7    .86  .78      5    3/28/95  1993- 
Taurus (XL)       6     7    .86  .78      1    9/21/01  1994- 
Zenit 2(M)       29    37    .78  .77      6    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-
Ariane 5ES        1     1   1.00  .67      1    None     2008-
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 1     1   1.00  .67      1    None     2006-
Soyuz 2-1b        1     1   1.00  .67      1    None     2008-
Shavit(-1)        5     8    .63  .60      1    9/6/04   1988-
Delta IV-H        1     2    .50  .50      1    12/21/04 2004-
GSLV              2     5    .40  .43      0    9/2/07   2001-
Falcon 1          1     4    .25  .33      1    8/3/08   2006-
Zenit 3SLB/DMSLB  0     1    .00  .33      0(B) 4/28/08  2008-
Volna             0     1    .00  .33      0    6/21/05  2005-
================================================================ 
* 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.

(B) Amos-3 inserted in orbit with 1,500 km short perigee and 
  0.7 deg unplanned inclination.  Amos 3 reportedly lost two 
  to three years of 18 year design life. 
================================================================ 


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                    SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

  RECENTLY RETIRED LAUNCH VEHICLE RELIABILITY STATISTICS
================================================================
           by Ed Kyle      as of January 9, 2009       
================================================================
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. 

    
 2008 SPACE LAUNCH LOG

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                         SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

                 2008 ORBITAL/SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG
=========================================================================
                 by Ed Kyle      as of December 25, 2008      
=========================================================================

                YEAR TO DATE ORBITAL SPACE LAUNCH LOG

DATE     VEHICLE           ID     PAYLOAD                 MASS(t) SITE*      ORBIT**
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01/15/08 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL36   Thuraya 3                 5.17  PO OLP     GTO
01/21/08 PSLV-CA (Core)    C10    Tecsar(Polaris)           3.0   SR FLP     LEO
01/28/08 Proton M/Briz M          Express AM33              2.6   TB 200/39  GEO
02/05/08 Soyuz U           1730   Progress M-63             7.13  TB 1/5     LEO/ISS
02/07/08 STS/Atlantis      OV104  STS-122/ISS 1E          117.85  KC 39A     LEO/ISS
02/11/08 Proton M/Briz M          Thor 5                    1.94  TB 200/39  GEO
02/23/08 H-2A/2024         F14    KIZUNA(WINDS)             2.7   TA Y1      GTO
03/09/08 Ariane 5-ES       A528   ATV-1 Jules Verne (V181) 19.01  KO 3       LEO/ISS
03/11/08 STS/Endeavour     OV105  STS-123/ISS-1J/A        118.95  KC 39A     LEO/ISS
03/13/08 Atlas 5-411       AV006  NRO L-28                        VA 3E      EEO/M
03/14/08 Proton M/Briz M          AMC 14                    4.14  TB 200/39 [LEO] (1)
03/15/08 Delta 2-7925      D332   GPS 2R19                  2.06  CC 17A     MTO
03/19/08 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL32   DirecTV 11                5.92  PO OLP     GTO
03/27/08 Kosmos 3M                SAR-Lupe 4                0.73  PL 132/1   LEO/S
04/08/08 Soyuz FG          1731   Soyuz TMA-12              7.2   TB 1/5     LEO/ISS
04/14/08 Atlas 5-421       AV014  ICO G1                    6.63  CC 41      GTO
04/16/08 Pegasus XL        P39    C/NOFS                    0.395 KW L1011   LEO
04/18/08 Ariane 5 ECA      A529   VINASAT 1/StarOne C2      6.74  KO 3       GTO
04/25/08 CZ-3C             CZ3C1  Tian Lian 1               3.0?  XC 2       GTO
04/26/08 Soyuz FG/Fregat   1732   GIOVE B (ST-21)           0.5   TB 31/6    MEO
04/28/08 PSLV-CA           C9     Cartosat 2A               0.768 SR SLP     LEO/S
04/28/08 Zenit 3SLB/DMSLB  LL1    Amos 3                    1.25  TB 45/1   [GEO-] (2)
05/14/08 Soyuz U           1733   Progress M-64 (P29)       7.056 TB 1/5     LEO/ISS      
05/21/08 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL30   Galaxy 18                 4.642 PO OLP     GTO
05/23/08 Rokot/Briz KM            Gonets-M 2-4/Yubileyniy  ~1.0   PL 133/3   LEO
05/27/08 CZ-4C             CZ4-15 Feng Yun-3A               2.295 TY         LEO/S
05/31/08 STS/Discovery     OV103  STS-124/ISS-1J (Kibo)   119.19  KC 39A     LEO/ISS
06/09/08 CZ-3B             CZ3B10 Chinasat 9                4.5   XC 2       GTO
06/11/08 Delta 2-7920H     D333   GLAST                     3.37  CC 17B     LEO
06/12/08 Ariane 5 ECA      A540   V183/Skynet5C/Turksat3A   7.75  KO 3       GTO
06/19/08 Kosmos 3M                6xOrbcomm/Ugatusat        0.5   KY 107     LEO
06/20/08 Delta 2-7320      D334   Jason 2                   0.506 VA 2W      LEO
06/26/08 Proton-K/DM-2            Kosmos 2440 (Prognoz 11)        TB 81/24   GEO
07/07/08 Ariane 5 ECA      A541   V184/ProtoStar 1/BADR 6   7.537 KO 3       GTO
07/16/08 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL34   EchoStar 11               5.511 POR        GTO
07/22/08 Kosmos 3M                SAR-Lupe 5                0.77  PL 132/1   LEO/S
07/26/08 Soyuz-2.1b        1734   Kosmos 2441 (Persona 1)         PL 43/4    LEO/S
08/03/08 Falcon 1          F1-3   Jumpstart/PreSat/Nanosail 0.17  KW OM     [FTO] (3)
08/14/08 Ariane 5 ECA      A542   V185/Superbird 7/AMC 21   7.27  KO 3       GTO
08/18/08 Proton M/Briz M          Inmarsat 4-F3             5.96  TB 200/39  GTO
08/29/08 Dnepr                    5xRapidEye                0.75  TB 109/95  LEO/S
09/06/08 CZ-2C             CZ2C30 HJ-1A, HJ-1B                    TY         LEO/S
09/06/08 Delta 2-7420      D335   GeoEye 1                  1.923 VA 2W      LEO/S
09/10/08 Soyuz-U           1735   Progress M-65 (P30)       7.1   TB 1/5     LEO/ISS
09/19/08 Proton M/Briz M          Nimiq 4                   4.85  TB 200/39  GTO+
09/24/08 Zenit 3SL/DMSL    SL35   Galaxy 19                 4.69  PO OLP     GTO+
09/25/08 Proton M/DM-2            3xGlonass-M               4.25  TB 81/24   MEO
09/25/08 CZ-2F             CZ2F7  Shenzhou 7                7.84  JQ 4R      LEO
09/28/08 Falcon 1          F1-4   Dummysat (Ratsat)         0.165 KW OM      LEO (4)
10/01/08 Dnepr                    THEOS                     0.715 DO         LEO/S
10/12/08 Soyuz-FG          1736   Soyuz TMA-13              7.2   TB 1/5     LEO/ISS
10/19/08 Pegasus XL        P40    Star 27/IBEX              0.462 KW         LEO
10/22/08 PSLV-XL           C11    Chandrayaan 1             1.38  SR SLP     EEO (5)
10/25/08 CZ-4B             CZ416  SJ-6E/SJ-6F               2.4   TY 2       LEO/S (6)
10/25/08 Delta 2-7420-10   D336   Cosmo/Skymed 3            1.90  VA 2W      LEO/S
10/29/08 CZ-3B             CZ3B11 Simon Bolivar             5.1   XC 2       GTO
11/05/08 CZ-2D             CZ2D9  Shiyan 3/Chuangxin 1-02         JQ 4L      LEO/S
11/05/08 Proton M/Briz M          Astra 1M                  5.32  TB 200/39  GTO
11/14/08 Soyuz-U           1737   Kosmos 2445 (Kobol't-M)         PL 16/2    LEO
11/15/08 STS/Endeavour     OV105  STS-126/ULF-2           116.50  KC 39A     LEO/ISS
11/26/08 Soyuz U           1738   Progress M-1M             7.29  TB 1/5     LEO/ISS
12/01/08 CZ-2D             CZ2D10 Yaogan 4                        JQ 4L      LEO/S
12/02/08 Molniya M         1739   Kosmos 2446 (Oko-2)             PL 16/2    EEO/M
12/10/08 Proton M/Briz M          Ceil 2                    5.56  TB 200/39  GTO
12/15/08 CZ-4B             CZ417  Yaogan 5                  2.2?  TY 2       LEO/S
12/20/08 Ariane 5-ECA      A543   V186/Hotbird9/W2M         8.34  KO 3       GTO
12/23/08 CZ-3A             CZ3A16 Feng Yun 2-06             1.39  XC 3       GTO
12/25/08 Proton M/DM-2            3xGlonass-M               4.25  TB 81/24   MEO
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(1) Briz M failure during second of three planned burns stranded AMC-14 in LEO.
(2) Amos-3 in 34,225 x 39,368 km x 0.72 deg orbit, expected 35,786 x 39,092 km x 0.0 deg.
     Shortfall of roughly 75 m/s reportedly cost Amos-3 2-3 years of 18 year design life.
     Problem caused by "programming error".
(3) Failed to Orbit.  First stage recontacted second stage at staging due to unexpected 
     Merlin 1C residual thrust.  
(4) First SpaceX Falcon 1 success.  Reported 330 x 650 km x 9 deg initial orbit. 
     Second stage restarted to 621 x 643 km x 9.35 deg orbit.
(5) India's first lunar mission.  First PSLV-XL with stretched strap-on boosters.
(6) First use of new launch pad.
==================================================================================
          
      YEAR TO DATE MAJOR SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG 
      Suborbital Launches Using Booster Hardware Also Used 
      for Orbital Launches
==================================================================================

DATE     VEHICLE            ID    PAYLOAD                MASS(t) SITE*    ORBIT**
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
02/04/08 Safir IRILV              Shahab 3C suborbit test        SE       SUB (0)
04/02/08 Minuteman 3              GT 196GM ICBM Test             VA LF09  SUB (1)
05/22/08 Minuteman 3              GT 197GM ICBM Test             VA LF10  SUB (2)
08/01/08 R-29R (Volna)            SLBM Test                      BA       SUB (3)
08/13/08 Minuteman 3              ICBM Test                      VA       SUB (1)
08/16/08 Safir IRILV              Omid Dummysat?                 SE       FSO (4)
08/22/08 ALV X-1            X1-1  Hybolt/Soarex                  WI 0-B   FSO (5)
08/28/08 RS-12M (Topol)           ICBM Test                      PL       SUB (6)
09/18/08 Bulava                   SLBM Test                      WH       FSO (7)
09/24/08 Minotaur 2+              TLV (NFIRE 2B)                 VA       SUB (8)
10/11/08 R-29RMU (Sineva)         SLBM Test                      BA       SUB (9)
10/12/08 RS-12M (Topol)           ICBM Test                      PL       SUB (10)
10/12/08 R-29RM                   SLBM Test                      BA       SUB (10)
10/12/08 R-29R (Volna)            SLBM Test                      OK       SUB (10)
10/22/08 UR-100NUTTH (RS-18)      ICBM Test                      TB       SUB (11)
11/05/08 Minuteman 3              ICBM Test                      VA       SUB (12)
11/26/08 RS-24 (Topol-M/MIRV) 03  ICBM Test                      PL       SUB (6)
11/26/08 Unknown Solid Rocket     Kavoshgar 2                    SE       SUB (13)
11/28/08 Bulava                   SLBM Test                      WH       SUB (14)
12/05/08 OBV                OBV-7 GBI FTG-05                     VA       SUB (15)
12/23/08 Bulava                   SLBM Test                      WH       FSO (16)
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(0)  Test of Iran's Safir launch vehicle.  Some claim test failed at staging at 90 sec.
(1)  ICBM test to Kwajalein Atoll.  08:01 UTC launch time.
(2)  ICBM extended range test to target area 426 km SW of Guam.  10:04 UTC launch time.
(3)  Launched from submerged submarine in Barents Sea to Kura test site.
(4)  Uncertain if this was an Iranian satellite orbital launch attempt or a suborbital 
      test flight.  Safir IRILV consists of two liquid stages with a possible small 
      third kick stage that may or may not have flown on this flight.  At any rate, a 
      failure occurred during second stage flight, according to U.S. Navy observers.
      Safir's first stage is based on Iran's Shahab-3 IRBM, which is based on North 
      Korea's Nodong missile.
(5)  First and only flight of ATK's ALV X-1 two-stage solid motor launch vehicle.  
      ALV X-1 veered south out of the azimuth safety limits, causing the flight to 
      be terminated by range safety about 27 seconds after liftoff.  ALV X-1 consisted 
      of an Orion 50S type first stage and a Star 37FMV second stage. 
(6)  ICBM test from Plesetsk to Kamchatka.
(7)  Bus failed to separate warheads after good three-stage flight.
(8)  Modified Minuteman 2 flown as imaging target for NFIRE satellite.  A Minotaur 2+ 
      also identified as "Chimera".
(9)  11,500 km long-range test to Pacific equator.
(10) Part of Stabil'nost'-2008 military exercise
(11) Test of 31 year old SS-19/RS-18/UR-100NUTTH ICBM to Kura in Kamchatka
(12) Operational test to Kwajalein Atoll.
(13) Suborbital Iranian test flight, payload recovered by parachute after 40 minutes 
(14) Successful Bulava SLBM test from Dmitry Donskoi in White Sea to Kamchatka
(15) Intercepted target launched from Alaska
(16) Failed Bulava SLBM test from Dmitry Donskoi in White Sea.  Failed after Stg 1 
      separation (some sources say Stg 3 malfunction).
=================================================================================

*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 (154W-0N for Sea Launch)
SE = Semnan, Iran in Dasht-e-Kavir Desert
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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