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Updated November 14, 2017

2017 Launch Vehicle Standings
2017 Launch Site/Country Standings
Launch Vehicle by Success Rate
2017 Orbital Launch Log
2017 Suborbital Launch Log
Space Launch Forecast

China's CZ-3B opened the 2017 orbital launch year with a flight from XiChang LC 2 on January 5.    


2017 LAUNCH STATS
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             SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

       2017 LAUNCH VEHICLE/SITE STATISTICS
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       by Ed Kyle      as of November 14, 2017
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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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Falcon 9             16(0)        9(0)   7(0)    -
R-7                  11(0)        7(0)   4(0)    -    
CZ (DF-5)             8(1)        4(0)   4(1)    -
Atlas 5               6(0)        2(0)   4(0)    -
Ariane 5              5(0)         -     5(0)    -
H-2A                  5(0)        1(0)   4(0)    -
Proton                4(0)         -     4(0)    -
Vega                  3(0)        3(0)    -      -
PSLV                  3(1)        2(0)   1(1)    -
Delta 4               1(0)         -     1(0)    -
CZ-7                  1(0)        1(0)    -      -
GSLV Mk3              1(0)         -     1(0)    - 
GSLV                  1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Soyuz 2-1v/Volga      1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Antares 230           1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Rokot/Briz KM         1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Minotaur 4            1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Minotaur-C            1(0)        1(0)    -      -
KT-2                  1(0)        1(0)    -      -
KZ-1A                 1(0)        1(0)    -      -
CZ-5                  1(1)         -     1(1)    -
SS-520-4              1(1)        1(1)    -      -
Electron              1(1)        1(1)    -      -
H-2B                   -           -      -      -
Enhanced Epsilon       -           -      -      -
Shavit 2               -           -      -      -
CZ-11                  -           -      -      -
Pegasus-XL             -           -      -      -
Unha                   -           -      -      -
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Total                75(5)       38(2)  37(3)    -      

Antares Details ------------------------------------------------------------ Antares 230 1(0) 1(0) - - ------------------------------------------------------------ Ariane 5 Details ------------------------------------------------------------ Ariane 5ECA 5(0) - 5(0) - Ariane 5ES - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------ Atlas 5 Details ----------------------------------------------------------- Atlas 5-401 4(0) 2(0) 2(0) - Atlas 5-411 - - - - Atlas 5-421 1(0) - 1(0) - Atlas 5-431 - - - - Atlas 5-501 - - - - Atlas 5-531 - - - - Atlas 5-541 1(0) - 1(0) - Atlas 5-551 - - - - ----------------------------------------------------------- Chang Zheng (Long March) Details ------------------------------------------------------------ CZ-2C 1(0) 1(0) - - CZ-2D 1(0) 1(0) - - CZ-2FY (M) - - - - CZ-2FT - - - - CZ-3A - - - - CZ-3B(/E) 3(1) - 3(1) - CZ-3B/YZ-1 1(0) - 1(0) - CZ-3C(/E) - - - - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - - - - CZ-4B 1(0) 1(0) - - CZ-4C 1(0) 1(0) - - CZ-5 1(1) - 1(1) - CZ-6 - - - - CZ-7 1(0) 1(0) - - CZ-11 - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------ Delta 2 Details ------------------------------------------------------------ Delta 2-7320 - - - - Delta 2 7920 - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------ Delta 4 Details ------------------------------------------------------------ Delta 4M - - - - Delta 4M+4,2 - - - - Delta 4M+5,2 - - - - Delta 4M+5,4 1(0) - 1(0) - Delta 4H - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------ Falcon 9 Details ------------------------------------------------------------ Falcon 9 v1.2 13(0) 9(0) 4(0) - Falcon 9 v1.2(expend) 3(0) - 3(0) - ------------------------------------------------------------ H-2A/B Details ------------------------------------------------------------- H-2A/202 3(0) 1(0) 2(0) - H-2A/204 2(0) - 2(0) - H-2B/304 - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------- Proton Details ------------------------------------------------------------ Proton-M/Briz-M 4(0) - 4(0) - Proton-K/DM-2 - - - - Proton-M/DM-03 - - - - ------------------------------------------------------------- PSLV Details ------------------------------------------------------------ PSLV-G - - - - PSLV-CA (Core Alone) - - - - PSLV-XL 3(1) 2(0) 1(1) - -------------------------------------------------------------
Soyuz/Molniya (R-7) Details 
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Soyuz-U (Progress)    1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Soyuz-U (satellite)    -           -      -      - 
Soyuz-FG/Fregat        -           -      -      -
Soyuz-FG/Soyuz (M)    3(0)        3(0)    -      - 
Soyuz-2-1a             -           -      -      -  
Soyuz-2-1a(Progress)  2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat     2(0)        1(0)   1(0)    -
Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat     3(0)         -     3(0)    -
Soyuz-2-1a/Volga       -           -      -      -
Soyuz-2-1b             -           -      -      -
NK-33A Powered
Soyuz 2-1v/Volga      1(0)        1(0)    -      - 
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Zenit Details
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Zenit 3SL/DMSL         -           -      -      -
Zenit 3SLB/DMSLB       -           -      -      - 
Zenit 3F/Fregat SB     -           -      -      -
Zenit 2SB              -           -      -      - 
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Launch Vehicle Site Summary 

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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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Kennedy Space Center, FL        12(0)
Baikonur, Kazakhstan            11(0)
Kourou, French Guyana           10(0)  
Vandenberg AFB, California       7(0) 
Cape Canaveral, Florida          6(0)
Tanegashima, Japan               5(0)
XiChang, China                   5(1)
Sriharikota, India               5(1)
Jiuquan, China                   4(0)
Plesetsk, Russia                 4(0)
Wenchang, China                  2(1)
Taiyaun, China                   1(0)
Wallops Island, Virgina          1(0)
Kagoshima, Japan                 1(1)
Mahia, New Zealand               1(1)
Sohae, North Korea                -
Vostochny, Russia                 -
Palmachim, Israel                 -
Semnam, Iran                      -
Dombarovsky, Russia               -
Barking Sands, Hawaii             -
Odyssey LP, Pacific Ocean         -
Naro Space Center, South Korea    -
Kwajalein, RMI                    - 
Kodiak LC, Alaska                 - 
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Launch Total by Country of First or Core Stage Manufacture
ranked by number of year-to-date orbital successes.
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Vehicle            Overall           By Orbit Type
                   Launches      Earth-Orbit Earth-Escape
                  (Failures)      LEO   >LEO  Deep Space
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United States        25(0)       13(0)  12(0)    - 
Russia               17(0)        9(0)   8(0)    - 
China                12(2)        7(0)   5(2)    -
Europe                8(0)        3(0)   5(0)    -
Japan                 6(1)        2(1)   4(0)    -
India                 5(1)        2(0)   3(1)    - 
Ukraine               1(0)        1(0)    -      - 
New Zealand           1(1)        1(1)    -      -
Israel                 -           -      -      - 
North Korea            -           -      -      -
Iran                   -           -      -      -
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Launch Total by Country of Upper Stage Manufacture
ranked by number of year-to-date orbital successes.
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Vehicle            Overall           By Orbit Type
                   Launches      Earth-Orbit Earth-Escape
                  (Failures)      LEO   >LEO  Deep Space
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United States        26(0)       14(0)  12(0)    -   
Russia               17(0)        9(0)   8(0)    -
China                12(2)        7(0)   5(2)    -
Europe                8(0)        3(0)   5(0)    -
Japan                 6(1)        2(1)   4(0)    -
India                 5(1)        2(0)   3(1)    -
New Zealand           1(1)        1(1)    -      -
Israel                 -           -      -      - 
North Korea            -           -      -      - 
Ukraine                -           -      -      - 
Iran                   -           -      -      -
==========================================================

                
   
     
 

Launch Vehicle by Success Rate 

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                    SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

        ACTIVE LAUNCH VEHICLE RELIABILITY STATISTICS
================================================================
           by Ed Kyle      as of November 14, 2017      
================================================================

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    
================================================================ 
Soyuz-FG          51    51   1.00  .98     51    None     2001-
Delta 2          151   153    .99  .98     98    1/17/97  1989-
Atlas 5           73    74    .99  .97     64    6/15/07  2002-
Ariane 5-ECA      63    64    .98  .97     63    12/11/02 2002-
Delta 4M(+)       26    26   1.00  .96     26    None     2002-
Falcon 9 v1.2     24    24(D)1.00  .96     24    None     2015-  
H-2A              35    36    .97  .95     30    11/29/03 2001- 
CZ-4(A/B/C)       50    52    .96  .94      2    08/31/16 1988-   
CZ-2D             32    33    .97  .94      1    12/28/16 1992-
CZ-2(C)(/SD/SM)   44    46    .96  .94     10    08/18/11 1974-
CZ-2F(T/Y)        13    13   1.00  .93     13    None     1999-
CZ-3B/3C          53    56    .95  .93      1    06/18/17 1996-
Minotaur 1        11    11   1.00  .92     11    None     2000-
Vega              10    10xx 1.00  .92     10    None     2012-
PSLV              38    41    .93  .91      0    08/31/17 1993-
CZ-3/3A           35    38    .92  .90     25    8/18/96  1984-
Soyuz 2-1a/Fregat 17    18#   .94  .90     15    5/21/09  2006-
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 26    28    .93  .90     12    08/22/14 2006-
Rokot/Briz/K(M)   26    28    .93  .90     12    02/01/11 1994-
Proton-M/Briz-M   84    93    .90  .89     11    10/21/14 2001- 
Soyuz 2-1b         7     7   1.00  .89      7    None     2008-
Ariane 5ES         6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     2008-
H-2B               6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     2009-
Pegasus (H/XL)    38    43    .88  .87     29    11/4/96  1991-
Minotaur 4/5       5     5++ 1.00  .86      5    None     2010-
Soyuz 2-1a        11    12#   .92  .86      5    04/28/15 2004-
Delta 4 Heavy      8     9    .89  .82      8    12/21/04 2004-
Strela             3     3   1.00  .80      3    None     2003-
Kuaizhou 1(A)      3     3   1.00  .80      3    None     2013-
Antares 2xx        2     2   1.00  .75      2    None     2016-
Shtil'             2     2   1.00  .75      2    None     1998-
CZ-11              2     2   1.00  .75      2    None     2015-
Epsilon            2     2   1.00  .75      2    None     2013-
CZ-7               2     2   1.00  .75      2    None     2016-
GSLV Mk2           4     5    .80  .71      4    04/15/10 2001-  
Shavit(-1,-2)      8    11    .73  .69      4    9/6/04   1988-
Soyuz 2-1a/Volga   1     1   1.00  .67      1    None     2016-
Angara A5          1     1   1.00  .67      1    None     2014-
CZ-6               1     1   1.00  .67      1    None     2015-
GSLV Mk3           1     1z  1.00  .67      1    None     2017-
KT-2               1     1   1.00  .67      1    None     2017- 
Taurus (XL)        7    10    .70  .67      1    3/4/11   1994-  
Soyuz 2-1v/Volga   2     3    .67  .60      1    12/05/15 2013-
Safir              5     8(C) .63  .60      1    9/2/12   2008-
CZ-5               1     2    .50  .50      0    07/02/17 2016- 
Unha (TD-2)        2     5%   .40  .43      2    4/12/12  2006-
Proton-M/DM-03     1     3    .33  .40      1    7/2/13   2010-
SS-520-4           0     1    .00  .33      0    1/14/17  2017-
Electron           0     1    .00  .33      0    05/25/17 2017-
================================================================ 
* 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 two successful suborbital Minotaur 4 Lite 
   flights in 2010-11.
x Does not include Soyuz-U/Soyuz T-10-1 pre-launch fire that 
   resulted in escape tower firing saving crew, but destroying 
   launch vehicle on 9-26-1983.  Note that 10 additional 
   Soyuz-U launches with Ikar or Fregat upper stages (all 
   successful) are cataloged separately.
xx Does not include successful 2-11-15 suborbital flight with 
    IXV reentry demonstrator.
% Includes 2006 failure thought to be a two-stage suborbital 
   test launch attempt.

z Does not include successful inaugural suborbital test flight 
    on 12-18-14.

(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.
(C) Assumes that two unsuccessful, unreported Safir launch 
     attempts occurred during 2012. 
(D) Does not include 09/01/16 explosion that destroyed F9-29 
     and AMOS 6 payload during propellant loading for prelaunch 
     hot fire test at CC 40 two days before planned launch.   
================================================================ 


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                    SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

  RECENTLY RETIRED LAUNCH VEHICLE RELIABILITY STATISTICS
================================================================
           by Ed Kyle      
================================================================
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
Tsyklon 2      104   105    .99  .98     92    4/25/73  1967-2006
STS            132   135    .98  .97     22(A) 2/1/03   1981-2011
Soyuz-U        755   776x   .97  .97      1    12/01/16 1973-2017 
Ariane 4       113   116    .97  .97     74    12/11/94 1988-2003
Titan 2         17    17#  1.00  .95     17    None     1964-2003   
Kosmos 3M      423   446    .95  .95     22    11/20/00 1964-2010
Molniya M      277   296    .94  .93      4    6/21/05  1963-2010
Proton-K/DM-2M  40    42    .95  .93      7    11/25/02 1994-2006
Tsyklon 3      114   122    .93  .93      1    12/24/04 1977-2009
Proton-K/DM-2  101   109    .93  .92     15    10/27/99 1982-2012
Soyuz FG/Fregat 10    10   1.00  .92     10    None     2003-2012
Dnepr           21    22    .95  .92     15    7/26/06  1999-2015  
Falcon 9 v1.1   14    15    .93  .88      1    06/28/15 2013-2016
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
Proton-M/DM-2    6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     2007-2010
Proton-K/17S40   6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     1997-2002
Proton-K        26    29+   .90  .87      9    11/29/86 1968-2000
Zenit 3SL/DMSL  32    36    .89  .87      1    2/1/13   1999-2014  
Ariane 5G(+,S)  22    25    .88  .85     15    7/12/01  1996-2009
Titan 4B        15    17    .88  .84     12    4/30/99  1997-2005
Soyuz-U/Fregat   4     4   1.00  .83      4    None     2000-2000
Zenit 3F/FregSB  3     3   1.00  .80      3    None     2011-2015 
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
START(-1)        6     7    .86  .78      5    3/28/95  1993-2006
Zenit 2(M/SB)   30    38    .78  .77      7    9/9/98   1985-2015
Zenit 3SLB/DMSLB 5     6    .83  .75      5(B) 4/28/08  2008-2015
Falcon 9 v1.0    4     5    .80  .71      1    10/8/12  2010-2013
Antares 1xx      4     5    .80  .71      0    10/28/14 2013-2014
Proton-K/Briz-M  3     4    .75  .67      3    7/5/99   1999-2003
Falcon 1         2     5    .40  .43      2    8/3/08   2006-2009
KSLV-1 (Angara)  1     3    .33  .40      1    6/10/10  2009-2013
GSLV Mk1         2     6    .33  .38      0    12/25/10 2001-2010 
Super Strypi     0     1    .00  .33      0    11/4/15  2015-2015
Volna            0     1    .00  .33      0    6/21/05  2005-2005
================================================================ 
#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.  
+ 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.

 2017 SPACE LAUNCH LOG

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                         SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

                 2017 ORBITAL/SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG
=========================================================================
                 by Ed Kyle      as of November 14, 2017    
=========================================================================

                YEAR TO DATE ORBITAL SPACE LAUNCH LOG

DATE     VEHICLE           ID      PAYLOAD                 MASS(t) SITE*     ORBIT**
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01/05/17 CZ-3B/E           CZ3B38  TJSW 2                          XC 2      GTO
01/09/17 KZ-1A             KZ1A1   JL-1 + 2cubes                   JQ        LEO/S
01/14/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-30   Iridium Next 1-10        8.6    VA 4E     LEO [1]
01/14/17 SS-520-4          1       Tricom 1                 0.003  KA ST    [FTO][2]
01/21/17 Atlas 5-401       AV066   SBIRS GEO 3              4.54   CC 41     GTO
01/24/17 H-2A-204          F32     DSN 2                           TA Y1     GTO
01/28/17 Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat VS16    Hispasat 36W-1           3.22   KO ELS    GTO
02/14/17 Ariane 5 ECA      VA235   SkyBrasil 1/Telkon 3S    9.55   KO 3      GTO
02/15/17 PSLV-XL           C37     Cartosat 2D +103 nsats   1.378  SR 1      LEO/S
02/19/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-32   CRS-10                   9.77   KC 39A    LEO/ISS[3]
02/22/17 Soyuz U           1867    Progress MS-05          ~7.30   TB 1/5    LEO/ISS[4]
03/01/17 Atlas 5-401       AV068   NROL 79 (Intruder?)             VA 3E     LEO
03/02/17 KT-2              KT2-1   Tiankong 1                      JQ        LEO/S
03/07/17 Vega              VV09    Sentinel 2B              1.13   KO ZLV    LEO/S
03/16/17 Falcon 9 v1.2(ex) F9-31   EchoStar 23              5.6    KC 39A    GTO[5]
03/17/17 H-2A-202          F33     IGS Radar 5                     TA Y1     LEO/S
03/19/17 Delta 4M+5,4      D377    WGS 9                    5.987  CC 37B    GTO+
03/30/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-33   SES 10                   5.282  KC 39A    GTO[6]
04/12/17 CZ-3B/E           Y43     Chinasat 16              4.6    XC 2      GTO
04/18/17 Atlas 5-401       AV070   Cygnus OA-7              7.227  CC 41     LEO/ISS
04/20/17 Soyuz FG          1868    Soyuz MS-04             ~7.2    TB 1/5    LEO/ISS
04/20/17 CZ-7              Y2      Tianzhou 1              12.91   WC 201    LEO/TG2
05/01/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-34   NROL 76                         KC 39A    LEO?
05/04/17 Ariane 5 ECA      VA236   SGDC, Koreasat 7         9.415  KO 3      GTO
05/05/17 GSLV Mk2          F09     GSAT 9                   2.23   SR 2      GTO
05/15/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-35   Inmarsat 5 F4            6.086  KC 39A    GTO+[7]
05/18/17 Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat VS17    SES 15                   2.302  KO ELS    GTO+
05/25/17 Electron          1       It's a Test                     MA 1     [FTO][8] 
05/25/17 Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 1870    EKS 2                   ~1.4?   PL 43/4   EEO/T[9]
06/01/17 H-2A-202          F34     Michibiki 2              4.0    TA Y1     GTO/i
06/01/17 Ariane 5 ECA      VA237   ViaSat2/Eutlsat 172B     9.969  KO 3      GTO
06/03/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-36   Dragon 6/CRS-11         ~8.198  KC 39A    LEO/ISS[10]
06/05/17 GSLV Mk3          D1      GSAT 19E                 3.136  SR 2      GTO [11]
06/08/17 Proton M/Briz M   P413    EchoStar 21              6.871  TB 81/24  GTO
06/14/17 Soyuz 2-1a        1871    Progress MS-06           7.277  TB 31/6   LEO/ISS
06/15/17 CZ-2D             Y31     HXMT + usats            ~2.65   JQ 604/43 LEO
06/18/17 CZ-3B/E           CZ3B40  Xhongxing 9A             5.1    XC 2     [EEO][12]
06/23/17 PSLV              C38     Cartosat 2E+30nsats      0.955  SR 1      LEO/S
06/23/17 Soyuz 2-1v/Volga  003     Kosmos 2519                     PL 43/4   LEO/S
06/23/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-37   BulgariaSat 1            3.669  KC 39A    GTO+[13]
06/25/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-38   Iridium Next 11-20       8.60   VA 4E     LEO [14]
06/28/17 Ariane 5 ECA      VA238   Hellasat 3/GSAT 17       9.257  KO 3      GTO
07/02/17 CZ-5              Y2      Shijian 18               7.0+   WC 101   [FTO][15]
07/05/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-39   Intelsat 35e             6.761  KC 39A    GTO [16]
07/14/17 Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat 1872    Kanopus-V-IK + usats    ~1.0    TB 31/6   LEO/S
07/28/17 Soyuz FG          1873    Soyuz MS-05             ~7.2    TB 1/5    LEO/ISS
08/02/17 Vega              VV10    Optsat 3000/Venus        0.632  KO ZLV    LEO/S
08/14/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-41   CRS-12                  ~8.4    KC 39A    LEO/ISS[17]
08/16/17 Proton M/Briz M   P414    Blagovest 11L                   TB 81/24  GEO
08/18/17 Atlas 5-401       AV074   TDRS-M                   3.454  CC 41     GTO+
08/19/17 H-2A-204          F35     Michibiki 3              4.7    TA Y1     GTO
08/24/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-40   Formosat 5               0.475  VA 4E     LEO/S [18]
08/26/17 Minotaur 4        MT4-6   ORS 5                    0.14   CC 47     LEO/E
08/31/17 PSLV-XL           C39     IRNSS 1H                 1.425  SR 2     [EEO][19]
09/07/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-42   OTV-5 (X-37B)           ~5.00   KC 39A    LEO [20]
09/11/17 Proton M Briz M   93565   Amazonas 5               5.9    TB 200/39 GTO
09/12/17 Soyuz FG          1874    Soyuz MS-06             ~7.2    TB 1/5    LEO/ISS
09/22/17 Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 1875    Glonass M-52             1.415  PL 43/4   MEO
09/24/17 Atlas 5-541       AV072   NROL 42                         VA 3E     EEO/M?
09/28/17 Proton M/Briz M   P416    AsiaSat 9                6.140  TB 200/39 GTO
09/29/17 CZ-2C             Y29     Yaogan-30 01                    XC 3      LEO
09/29/17 Ariane 5 ECA      VA239   Intelsat 37e/BSAT 4a     9.958  KO 3      GTO
10/09/17 CZ-2D             CZ2D33  VRSS 2                   0.942  JQ 43/603 LEO/S
10/09/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-44   Iridium Next 3           8.6    VA 4E     LEO/S[21]
10/09/17 H-2A-202          F36     Michibiki 4              4.0    TA Y1     GTO/i
10/11/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-43   EchoStar 105/SES 11      5.2    KC 39A    GTO [22]
10/13/17 Rokot/Briz KM             Sentinel 5 Precursor     0.82   PL 133/3  LEO/S 
10/14/17 Soyuz 2.1a        1876    Progress MS-07           7.428  TB 31/6   LEO/ISS
10/15/17 Atlas 5-421       AV075   NROL 52                         CC 41     GTO?
10/30/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-45   Koreasat 5A              3.7    KC 39A    GTO [23]
10/31/17 Minotaur-C 3210   T10     6xSkySat/4xDove          0.676  VA 576E   LEO/S
11/05/17 CZ-3B/YZ-1                Beidou 3 M1/M2          ~2.0    XC 3      MEO
11/08/17 Vega              VV11    Mohammed 6-A             1.11   KO ZLV    LEO/S
11/12/17 Antares 230       TRS2.8  Cygnus OA-8              6.173  WI 0A     LEO/ISS
11/14/17 CZ-4C             Y21     Fengyun 3D/HEAD 1        2.495  TY 9      LEO/S
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[1] First stage (B1029) landed downrange on drone ship "Just Read the Instructions".
[2] Telemetry lost after first stage burn.
[3] First stage (B1031) landed at CC LZ-1.
[4] Soyuz U finale.
[5] First expendable v1.2.  First stage: B1030.
[6] First Stg 1 reflight using B1021.  Stage landed downrange on drone ship 
     "Of Course I Still Love You". 
[7] Second expendable v1.2.  First stage: B1034.
[8] Inaugural test flight.  Failed to orbit.
[9] To 1,620 x 38,500 km x 63.4 deg "Tundra" orbit.
[10] First stage (B1035) landed at CC LZ-1.  1st reflight by Dragon C106.
[11] First GSLV Mk3 orbital launch.
[12] 3rd stg problem left satellite short of planned GTO at roughly 193 x 16,357 km 
       x 25.68 deg.  Possible flight control issue.
[13] First stage B1029.2 landed on OCISLY downrange.  Second Stg 1 reflight. 
[14] First stage B1036 landed on JRTI downrange.
[15] Planned GTO.  Possible first stage engine failure.  Stg 1 burned long. 
       Stg 2 separated and performed most of first burn. 
[16] Expendable first stage (B1037).  Heaviest-yet GTO payload. Stg 2 
        burned to depletion.  Block 4 second stage.
[17] First stage B1039 landed at CC LZ-1.  First Blk 4 Stg 1.
[18] First stage B1038 landed on JRTI downrange.  Blk 3 Stg 1.
[19] Planned sub-synchronous.  PLF failed to separate.  
        167 x 6555 km x 19.2 deg orbit, far short of planned 650 x 20650 km.
[20] First stage B1040 landed at LZ-1.  Blk 4 stages.
[21] First stage B1041 landed on JRTI downrange.
[22] First stage B1031.2 landed on OCISLY downrange.
[22] First stage B1042 landed on OCISLY downrange.    
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2017 Major Suborbital Log 

         
      2017 MAJOR SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG 
      Suborbital Launches Using Booster Hardware Also Used 
      for Orbital Launches
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DATE     VEHICLE          ID      PAYLOAD                MASS(t) SITE*    ORBIT**
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01/15/17 DF-5C            NNNN    10xMIRV RV                     TY       SUB [1]
01/16/17 Topol-M                  Missile Test                   PL       SUB [1a]
02/09/17 Minuteman 3      GT221   Missile Test                   VA LF10  SUB [2]
04/26/17 Minuteman 3      GT220   Missile Test                   VA LF09  SUB [3]
05/03/17 Minuteman 3      GT222   Missile Test                   VA LF04  SUB [4]
05/30/17 OBV-C2           FTG-15  ABM Test                       VA LF23  SUB [5]
06/26/17 Bulava                   SLBM Test                      BA       SUB [6]
07/27/17 Simorgh                  Test Flight                    SE 2     SUB [6a]
08/02/17 Minuteman 3      GT223   Missile Test                   VA LF10  SUB [7]
09/12/17 Yars RS-24               Missile Test                   PL       SUB [8]
09/20/17 Yars RS-24               Missile Test                   PL       SUB [9]
09/26/17 RS-12M Topol             Missile Test                   KY       SUB [10]
10/26/17 RS-12M Topol             Missile Test                   PL       SUB [9]
10/26/17 R-29R                    SLBM Test                      OK       SUB [11]
10/26/17 R-29R                    SLBM Test                      OK       SUB [11]
10/26/17 R-29RM Sineva            SLBM Test                      BA       SUB [12]
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[1] Test of 10xMIRV RV system, possibly for DF-41.  Aimed toward Western Desert 
     in Xinjiiang Province.
[1a] One RV to Kura Range.  Launched from underground silo.
[2] To Kwajalein.  Launch by 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB.  Reported MIRV test.
[3] To Kwajalein.  Launch by 625th strategic operations squadron crew aboard the 
     U.S. Strategic Command Airborne command post Navy E6B aircraft.  1 RV.
[4] To Kwajalein.  Launch by 341st Missile Wing, Malstrom AFB.  1 RV.
[5] First test against ICBM type target launched from Kwajalein.  First C2 OBV 
     (GBI) version.  First CE-2 Blk 1 EKV intercept.  Intercept successful. 
[6] From Yuri Dolgorukiy submarine to Kura test range in Kamchatka.  MIRVs.
[6a] May have been failed orbital attempt.  US Govt. sources claimed failure.
[7] To Kwajalein.  Launch by 98th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB.  1 RV.
[8] Silo launched, to Kura Range, Kamchatka.
[9] From mobile launcher, to Kura Range, Kamchatka.
[10] To Sary Shagan Range, Kazakhstan
[11] To Chizha Range, Kanin Peninsula, from Delta 3 Sub (2xSalvo)
[12] To Kura Range, Kamchatka from Delta 4 Sub
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*Site Code:

BA = Barents Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
BS = Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
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
MA = Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
ME = Meck Island, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI
MU = Musudan-ri North Korea
NA = Naro Space Center, South 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
SO = Sohae Satellite Launching Center, Tongchang-ri, North Korea
SR = Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
SLP = Second Launch Pad
TA = Tanageshima, Japan 
TB = Tyuratam/Baikonur, Kazakstahn
TY = Taiyuan, China 
WC = Wenchang, China
WH = White Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
WI = Wallops Island 
XC = Xi Chang, China 
VA = Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
VO = Vostochny, Russia
YO = Yoshinobu Launch Pad

**Orbit Code:

EEO = Elliptical Earth Orbit
EEO/M = Molynia (12-hr) Elliptical Earth Orbit
EEO/T = Tundra (24-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
GTOi = Inclined GTO
GEO = Geosynchronous Orbit
HCO = Heliocentric (solar) Orbit
HTO = High Earth Transfer Orbit
LEO = Low Earth Orbit
LEO/E = Equatorial LEO
LEO/S = Sun Synchronous Low Earth Orbit
LEO/P = Polar Low Earth Orbit
LEO/R = Retrograde Low Earth Orbit
MEO = Medium Earth Orbit
MTO = Medium Earth Transfer Orbit 
SUB = Suborbital
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Space Launch Forecast 

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                       SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

               ON THE PAD:  SPACE LAUNCH FORECAST
=========================================================================
                by Ed Kyle      as of November 14, 2017
=========================================================================
This space launch forecast, like all such space launch schedules, 
should not be considered anything but a vague long-term forecast. The 
dates, sequence, and even the total number of launches, can and almost 
certainly will be altered as time passes. (Predicting launch dates is 
much like trying to predict the weather months in advance.)

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DATE     VEHICLE           ID     PAYLOAD                 MASS(t) SITE*     ORBIT**
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11/--/17 Delta 2-7920             JPSS 1                          VA 2W     LEO/S
11/--/17 Electron                 Still Testing                   MA 1      LEO
11/--/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-46  Zuma                            KC 39A    LEO?
11/--/17 Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat        Meteor M2-1                     VO        LEO/S
12/--/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-47  CRS-13                          CC 40     LEO/ISS
12/--/17 Ariane 5ES        VA240  Galileo 19-22                   KO 3      MEO
12/--/17 Delta 4M+5,2             NROL 47                         VA 6      ???
12/--/17 Soyuz                    Soyuz                           TB        LEO/ISS
12/--/17 Zenit 3F                 Angosat                         TB 45/1   GTO
12/--/17 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-48  Hispasat 30W-6                  CC 40     GTO
12/--/17 Soyuz 2-1b Fregat        Kanopus V3,4                    VO        LEO/S
12/--/17 Proton M Briz M          Blagovest 12L                   TB        GTO
12/--/17 Falcon 9 v1.2            Iridium Next 4                  VA 4E     LEO/S
12/--/17 Falcon Heavy             Demo Mission                    KC 39A    ???
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*Site Code:

BA = Barents Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
BS = Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
CC = Cape Canaveral, FL, USA  
DO = Dombarovsky, Russia
FLP = First Launch Pad
GO = Goheung (Naro), South Korea
JQ = Ji Quan, China 
KA = Kagoshima, Japan 
KO = Kourou, French Guyana
KC = Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
KD = Kodiak, Alaska
KW = Kwajalein, Marshall Is.
MA - Mahia, New Zealand
MU = Musudan-ri, North Korea
OLP = Odyssey Launch Platform
PA = Palamchima, Isreal 
PL = Plesetsk Northern Cosmodrome, Russia
PO = Pacific Ocean Range 154W-0N 
SE = Semnan, Iran in Dasht-e-Kavir Desert
SO = Sohae Satellite Launching Center, Tongchang-ri, North Korea
SR = Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
SLP = Second Launch Pad
SV = Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russia
TA = Tanageshima, Japan 
TB = Tyuratam/Baikonur, Kazakstahn
TY = Taiyuan, China
WC = Wenchang, China 
WI = Wallops Island 
XC = Xi Chang, China 
VA = Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
YO = Yoshinobu Launch Pad


**Orbit Code:

EEO = Elliptical Earth Orbit
EEO/M = Molynia (12-hr) Elliptical Earth Orbit
EEO/T = Tundra (24-hr) Elliptical Earth Orbit
FTO = Failed to Orbit
FSO = Failed Suborbital
GTO = Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
GTO+ = Supersynchronous 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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