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2000 World Space Launch Log

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             SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

       2000 LAUNCH VEHICLE/SITE STATISTICS
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       by Ed Kyle      
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       2000 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   
                   Success/      Earth-Orbit Earth-Escape   
                   Attempts       LEO   >LEO  Deep Space   
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Proton-K(DM/Briz M)  14/14*       1/1   13/13*   ---    
Soyuz-U(Ikar/Fregat) 13/13       10/10*  3/3    
Ariane 4              8/8         ---    8/8    
Atlas 2A(S)           7/7         ---    7/7   
Delta 2               6/6         2/2    4/4   
STS                   5/5         5/5    ---   
Ariane 5              4/4         ---    4/4  
CZ-3A                 3/3         ---    3/3     
Kosmos-3M             2/3         2/3    ---   
Zenit 3SL             2/3         ---    2/3    
Titan 4B              2/2         1/1    1/1    
Zenit 2               2/2         2/2    ---   
Minotaur              2/2         2/2    ---    
Pegasus (Std/XL)      2/2         2/2    ---    
Atlas 3A              1/1         ---    1/1    
Delta 3               1/1         ---    1/1    
CZ-4B                 1/1         1/1    ---    
CZ-3                  1/1         ---    1/1    
Dnepr-1               1/1         1/1    ---    
Titan 23G             1/1         1/1    ---    
Rokot/Briz KM         1/1         1/1    ---  
Start-1               1/1         1/1    ---    
Taurus                1/1         1/1    ---   
M-5                   0/1         0/1    ---  
Tsyklon 3             0/1         0/1    ---    
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Total                81/85       33/36  48/49   ---    
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* Denotes YTD Leader in Category 


2000 Launch Site Standings 

Launch sites, ranked by number of orbital launch 
attempts during 2000.

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  Site                         Overall     
                               Success/     
                               Attempts     
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Baikonur, Kazakhstan            30/30    
Cape Canaveral, Florida         14/14     
Kourou, French Guyana           12/12   
Vandenberg AFB, California       8/8   
Kennedy Space Center, Florida    5/5    
Plesetsk, Russia                 3/5     
Xi Chang, China                  4/4     
Sea Launch Platform Odyssey      2/3    
Taiyuan, China                   1/1    
Kwajalien, Marshall Is.          1/1  
Svobodny, Russia                 1/1    
Kagoshima, Japan                 0/1     
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                         SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

                 2000 ORBITAL/SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG
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                           by Ed Kyle             
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                2000 ORBITAL SPACE LAUNCH LOG

DATE       VEHICLE          ID      PAYLOAD                      SITE*   ORBIT**
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01/21/00   Atlas 2A         AC-138  DSCS 3-11(B8)                CC 36A     GTO
01/25/00   Ariane 42L       L494    Galaxy 10R (V126)            KO 2       GTO
01/25/00   CZ-3A            CZ3A-4  Zhongxing 22                 XC 1       GTO+
01/27/00   Minotaur         SLV-1   JAWSAT                        V CLF     LEO/P
02/01/00   Soyuz-U                  Progress M1-1/Mir boost      TB 1       LEO
02/03/00   Atlas 2AS        AC-158  Hispasat 1C                  CC 36B     GTO+
02/03/00   Zenit 2          Z2-33   Tselina-2                    TB 45      LEO
02/08/00   Delta 2-7420     D276    Globalstar 7 (4)             CC 17B     LEO
02/08/00   Soyuz-U/Fregat   ST-07   Dummysat/IRDT                TB 31      LEO
02/10/00   M-5              M-5-4   Astro-E (LEO)                KA MS     (FTO)(1)
02/11/00   Endeavour        OV105   STS-99/SRTM                  KC 39A     LEO
02/12/00   Proton-K/DM3     399-02  Garuda-1                     TB 81/23   GEO+
02/18/00   Ariane 44LP      L495    Superbird 4 (V127)           KO 2       GTO
03/12/00   Proton-K/DM-2M   399-01  Express A2                   TB 200/39  GEO
03/12/00   Taurus (Darpa)   T5      Multispectral Thrm Imager     V 576E    LEO/P
03/12/00   Zenit 3SL/DMSL   SL3     ICO F1                       PO OLP    (FTO)(2)
03/20/00   Soyuz-U/Fregat   ST-08   Cluster-2 dummysats          TB 31      EEO
03/21/00   Ariane 5G        L505    Insat 3B/Asiastar (V128)     KO 3       GTO
03/25/00   Delta 2-7326     D277    IMAGE                         V 2W      EEO
04/04/00   Soyuz-U                  Soyuz TM-30 (Mir-28 Crew)    TB 1       LEO
04/17/00   Proton-K/DM-2M   397-01  Sesat                        TB 200/39  GEO
04/19/00   Ariane 42L       L496    Galaxy 4-R  (V129)           KO 2       GTO
04/25/00   Soyuz-U                  Progress M1-2/Mir supply     TB 1       LEO
05/03/00   Atlas 2A         AC-137  GOES-L                       CC 36A     GTO+
05/03/00   Soyuz-U                  Kosmos 2370                  TB 1       LEO
05/08/00   Titan 402B       B-29    IUS-22/DSP-20                CC 40      GEO
05/11/00   Delta 2-7925     D278    GPS 2R-4                     CC 17A     MTO
05/16/00   Rokot/Briz KM    KM1     Simsat 1,2 (Demo)            PL 133     LEO
05/19/00   Atlantis         OV104   STS-101/ISS-2A.2A            KC 39A     LEO
05/24/00   Atlas 3A         AC-201  Eutelsat W4                  CC 36B     GTO+
06/06/00   Proton-K/BrizM   392-01  Gorizont 45                  TB 81/24   GEO
06/07/00   Pegasus XL               TSX-5                         V L1011   LEO
06/24/00   Proton-K/DM-2M   394-02  Express 3A                   TB 200/39  GEO
06/25/00   CZ-3             CZ3-13  Fengyun 2                    XC 1       GTO
06/28/00   Kosmos 3M                NadezhdaM/SNAP1/Tsinghua1    PL 132     SSO
06/30/00   Atlas 2A         AC-139  TDRS-H (8)                   CC 36A     GTO-
06/30/00   Proton-K/DM3     400-01  Sirius                       TB 81/24   EEO+
07/04/00   Proton-K/DM-2    389-02  Kosmos-2371                  TB 200/39  GEO
07/12/00   Proton-K                 ISS-1R/Zvezda                TB 81/23   LEO
07/14/00   Atlas 2AS        AC-161  Echostar 6                   CC 36B     GTO+
07/15/00   Kosmos 3M                CHAMP/MITA/BIRD              PL 132     LEO
07/16/00   Delta 2-7925     D279    GPS 2R-5                     CC 17A     MTO
07/16/00   Soyuz-U/Fregat   ST-09   Cluster 2 (FM6/FM7)          TB 31      EEO
07/19/00   Minotaur         SLV-2   Mightysat 2.1                 V CLF     LEO/P
07/28/00   Zenit 3SL/DMSL   SL4     PanAmSat 9                   PO OLP     GTO
08/06/00   Soyuz-U                  ISS-1P/Progress M1-3         TB 1       LEO
08/09/00   Soyuz-U/Fregat   ST-10   Cluster 2 (FM5/FM8)          TB 31      EEO
08/17/00   Ariane 44LP      L497    BrsilsatB4/Nilesat12(V131)   KO 2       GTO
08/17/00   Titan 403B       B-28    NRO Lacrosse/Onyx             V 4E      LEO
08/23/00   Delta 3-8930     D280    DM-F3 (dummysat)             CC 17B     GTO-
08/28/00   Proton-K/DM-2    401-02  Kosmos 2372                  TB 81/24   GEO
09/01/00   CZ-4B            CZ4B-3  ZY-2                         TY         LEO/S
09/05/00   Proton-K/DM3             Sirius 2                     TB 81/23   EEO
09/06/00   Ariane 44LP      L498    Eutelsat W1 (V-132)          KO 2       GTO
09/08/00   Atlantis         OV104   ISS-04-2A.2b/STS-106         KC 39B     LEO
09/14/00   Ariane 5G        L506    Astra-2B/GE-7 (V130)         KO 3       GTO
09/21/00   Titan 23G        G-13    NOAA-L(16)                    V 4W      LEO/S
09/25/00   Zenit 2          Z2-34   Kosmos 2372                  TB 45      LEO
09/26/00   Dnepr 1          DN2     Saudisat 1A/B ..             TB 109     LEO
09/29/00   Soyuz-U                  Kosmos 2373                  TB         LEO
10/01/00   Proton-K/DM3     401-01  GE-1A                        TB 81/23   GTO+
10/06/00   Ariane 42L       L499    N-Sat 110 (V133)             KO 2       GTO
10/09/00   Pegasus Std      P010    HETE-2                       KW L1011   LEO
10/11/00   Discovery        OV103   STS-92/ISS-3A                KC 39A     LEO
10/13/00   Proton-K/DM-2            3 x GLONASS                  TB 200/39  MEO
10/16/00   Soyuz-U                  Progress M43 (Mir)           TB 1       LEO
10/20/00   Atlas 2A         AC-140  DSCS B11                     CC 36A     GTO
10/20/00   Proton-K/DM3             GE-6                         TB 81/23   GTO+
10/21/00   Zenit 3SL/DMSL   SL5     Thuraya 1                    PO OLP     GTO
10/29/00   Ariane 44LP      L4100   Eur*Star FM1(V134)           KO 2       GTO
10/30/00   CZ-3A            CZ3A5   Beidou (navsat)              XC 1       EEO
10/31/00   Soyuz-U                  Soyuz TM-31/ISS-2R           TB 1       LEO
11/10/00   Delta 2-7925     D281    GPS 2R-6                     CC 17A     MTO
11/16/00   Ariane 5G        A507    PAS-1R/AmSat-3D              KO 3       GTO
11/16/00   Soyuz-U                  Progress M1-4                TB 1       LEO
11/20/00   Kosmos 3M                QuickBird 1                  PL 132    (FTO)(3)
11/21/00   Ariane 44L       A4101   Anik F1                      KO 2       GTO
11/21/00   Delta 2-7320     D282    EO-1/SAC-C/Munin              V 2W      LEO/S
11/30/00   Proton-K/DM3     402-02  Sirius 3                     TB 81/23   HTO
12/01/00   Endeavour        OV105   STS-97/ISS-4A/P6             KC 39B     LEO
12/05/00   Start-1                  EROS A1                      SV         LEO/S
12/06/00   Atlas 2AS        AC157   NRO MLV11                    CC 36A     GTO
12/20/00   Ariane 5G        A508    Astra 2D/GE-8                KO 3       GTO
12/20/00   CZ-3A            CZ3A6   Beidou 2                     XC         GTO
12/27/00   Tsyklon 3                6 x Strela 3                 PL 32     (FTO)(4)
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(1) 1st stg motor nozzle fail T+55sec
(2) Zenit 2nd stg shutdown early
(3) Second stage failure
(4) Third stage failure

*Site Code:

BA = Barents Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
CC = Cape Canaveral, FL, USA  
JQ = Ji Quan, China 
KA = Kagoshima, Japan 
KO = Kourou, French Guyana
KC = Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
KW = Kwajalein, Marshall Is.
PA = Palamchima, Isreal 
PL = Plesetsk Northern Cosmodrome, Russia
PO = Pacific Ocean Range 154W-0N
SR = Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
TA = Tanageshima-Yoshinobu, Japan 
TB = Tyuratam/Baikonur, Kazakstahn
TY = Taiyuan, China 
WI = Wallops Island 
XC = Xi Chang, China 
V = Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

**Orbit Code:

EEO/M = Molynia (12-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 

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