Zarya - Soviet, Russian and International Spaceflight
carousel image
 
Launches and Orbital Operations


Scarborough, UK
2014 Sep 17
Wednesday, Day 260

Maintained by:







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 Sep 14
02:09
ISS Orbit Boost
On orbit
Thrusters of ATV 5 fired for 204 seconds to provide Δv of 0.5 m/s and raise the ISS orbit by nearly 2 km. <-- diaryISS>

2014 Sep 16
21:44
CLIO Launch
Atlas V 401,CCAFS
US government satellite aimed at GEO. The Atlas V will deposit it in geosynchronous transfer orbit, possibly about 20,000 x 36,000 km, around 2 hr 51 min after lift off.

Purpose of payload currently unknown.

Time is the opening of a 146 minute duration window.

Launch mission brochure:
http://www.ulalaunch.com/uploads/docs/Mission_Booklets/AV/av_clio_mob.pdf

ULA webcast (from 21:24 UTC):
http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx

2014 Sep 20
06:16
Dragon CRS/SpaceX-04 Launch
Falcon 9, CCAFS LC-39
Will carry a cargo under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, and make an approach to the International Space Station for capture and docking using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System.

Among the cargo is the ISS-RapidScat instrument, a replacement for NASA's QuikScat satellit(1999-034A/25789) to monitor ocean winds for climate research, weather predictions, and hurricane monitoring.

The launch vehicle also carries NASA's ELaNa 8 cluster of two 3U Cubesats, each in a si
ngle P-POD launcher.

NASA TV coverage (from 05:15 UTC):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

2014 Sep 22
01:37
MAVEN - Mars Arrival
Mars
Thruster firing will place MAVEN in orbit around Mars.

NASA TV coverage (from 01:30 UTC):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

2014 Sep 22
11:30
Dragon CRS/SpaceX-04 Capture
ISS
Capture by the ISS manipulator arm. .

NASA TV coverage (from 09:30 UTC):
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

2014 Sep 22
13:30
Dragon CRS/SpaceX-04 Docking
ISS
Berthing with the lower docking unit of the Harmony node of the ISS. .

NASA TV coverage:
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

2014 Sep 24
08:04
Mars Orbiter - Arrival
Mars
Thruster firing will place India's Mars Orbiter Mission in orbit around Mars.

The time is to be confirmed.

MOM home page:
http://www.isro.org/mars/home.aspx

Mission timeline:
http://www.isro.org/mars/updates.aspx

2014 Sep 25
20:22
Soyuz TMA-14M Launch
Soyuz-FG, Baikonur SC
Crew to ISS - Barry Wilmore, Yelena Serova and Alexander Samoukutyaev.

Launch webcast from TsENKI:
http://www.tsenki.com/en/broadcast/broadcast/

2014 Sep 28
Luch/Olympus Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Sep 30
Condor-E Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

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

2014 Oct 4
Sputnik Anniversary - 1957
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 7
Himawari 8 Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 8
IRNSS 1C Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 8
ORS 4 Launch
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 9
ISS EVA - US Segment
Further details - see Zarya's Closed Orbit pages.

2014 Oct 14
Orb 3 CRS Launch
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.


Copyright © Robert Christy, all rights reserved
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited