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Launches and Orbital Operations


Scarborough, UK
2014 Jul 24
Thursday, Day 205

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Go For Launch!

Launch events for the past week, plus on-orbit and re-entry or landing events of satellites and spacecraft.

Date and time information comes from open sources and from private contacts within the industry. Notes are prepared through a combination of research and information released by satellite owners, operators and manufacturers; space agencies and launch services providers.

Date Time (UTC) Event
2014 Jul 21
21:44
Progress M-23M Undocking
on orbit - ISS
Undocking from Pirs.

Will conduct 10 days of Radar-Progress engineering tests before re-entry on Aug 1.

2014 Jul 23
02:57
ISS Debris Avoidance
ISS on orbit
Engines of Zvezda were fired for 32s to lower the orbit by 800 metres.

The objective was to avoid a fragment from the Briz-M used to launch Amos 5 and Luch 5B in 2011 December.

2014 Jul 23
21:44
Progress M-24M Launch
Soyuz-U, Baikonur SC
Supplies to ISS. Will dock with the port on the Pirs Module after a six hour flight.

Precise launch time : 21:44:44 UTC.

Reserve date/time was July 25 at 20:59 UTC.

Orbit notes:
http://www.zarya.info/Diaries/Launches/Launches.php?year=2014#042

NORAD - 2014-042A

2014 Jul 24
03:31
Progress M-24M Docking
Soyuz-U, Baikonur SC
Docked with the port on the Pirs Module after a six hour flight.

2014 Jul 24
22:59
GSSAP and ANGELS (AFSPC 4) Launch
Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2), CCAFS
Launch of a pair of Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites to near-geosynchronous orbit to support US Strategic Command space surveillance operations as a dedicated Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensor. Their job will be to look at objects in geosynchronous orbit with a view to identifying satellites and differentiating between payloads, rocket bodies and debris.

The launch vehicle will also carry ANGELS (Autonomous Nanosatellite Guardian for Evaluating Local Space) - a small satellite designed to fly alongside a major payload to monitor the local space environment. it will use the upper stage of the Delta 4 as it's target.

Time is the opening of a 65 minute launch slot. Postponed 24 hrs from Jul 23 due to a problem with a cooling device associated with loading propellant into the rocket.

Mission Brochure from ULA:
http://www.ulalaunch.com/uploads/docs/Mission_Booklets/DIV/div_afspc-4_mob.pdf

Webcast:
http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx

2014 Jul 28
GSLV Atmospheric Test Flight
GSLV Mk III, Satish Dhawan SC
Sub-orbital launch to about 120 kilometres altitude aimed at testing the aerodynamics of the rocket. It will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere over the Bay of Bengal.

The payload is a protoype of a future piloted spacecraft that will be used to characterise aspects of the design and test the aerodynamics of its re-entry. It will land by parachute in the seal.

Has slipped several times and may slip further.

2014 Jul 29
ATV 5 (Georges LemaƮtre) Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Jul 31
Navstar GPS IIF-07
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Aug 1
ISS EVA - Russian Segment
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Aug 1
Progress M-23M Re-entry
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.


A more comprehensive version of this list that looks much further ahead can be found in the password-protected section of the zarya.info website. To request a password, see notes on the 'Closed Orbit' introductory page.


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