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Inaugural Delta 4 Launch (Boeing) 2002 World Space Launch Log

as of December 31, 2002

2002 Launch Vehicle Standings
2002 Launch Site Standings
Launch Vehicle by Success Rate
2002 Launch Log

2002 YEAR TO DATE LAUNCH STATS as of December 31, 2002

2002 Launch Vehicle Standings

Calender year launch vehicle standings, ranked by success rate, with launch total as the first tiebreaker and total payload mass as the second tiebreaker.  Low Earth Orbit (LEO) missions have orbital periods of  less than 2 hours. Deep Space missions include  heliocentric, planetocentric, and solar system escape  trajectories.   

As of Dec 31, 2002

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Vehicle            Overall           By Orbit Type    
                   Success/      Earth-Orbit Earth-Escape    
                   Attempts       LEO   >LEO  Deep Space    
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Ariane 4              8/8*        1/1    7/7*   --- 
STS                   5/5         5/5*   ---    --- 
Kosmos 3M             4/4         4/4    ---    --- 
Atlas 2A(S)           3/3         ---    3/3    --- 
Delta 2               3/3         2/2    1/1    --- 
H-2A                  3/3         1/1    2/2    --- 
CZ-2F                 2/2         2/2    ---    --- 
Rockot/Briz-KM        2/2         2/2    ---    --- 
CZ-4B                 2/2         2/2    ---    --- 
Titan 4B              1/1         ---    1/1    --- 
Zenit 3SL/DMSL        1/1         ---    1/1    --- 
Atlas V-401           1/1         ---    1/1    --- 
Delta IVM+(4,2)       1/1         ---    1/1    --- 
Atlas 3B              1/1         ---    1/1    --- 
PSLV                  1/1         ---    1/1    --- 
Dnepr 1               1/1         1/1    ---    --- 
Titan 23G             1/1         1/1    ---    --- 
Shavit                1/1         1/1    ---    --- 
Pegasus XL            1/1         1/1    ---    --- 
Soyuz/Molniya**       8/9         6/7    2/2    --- 
Proton-(K/M)***       8/9         1/1    7/8    --- 
Ariane 5G/ECA         3/4         1/1    2/3    --- 
KT-1                  0/1         0/1    ---    --- 
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Total                61/65       31/33  30/32   0/0 
* Denotes YTD Leader in Category 
** Soyuz/Molniya Details 
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Soyuz-U(Ikar/Fregat)  4/5         4/5    ---    --- 
Soyuz-FG              2/2         2/2    ---    --- 
Molniya-M             2/2         ---    2/2    --- 
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***Proton Details
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Proton-K/DM2          1/1         ---    1/1   ---
Proton-K/DM3          3/4         ---    3/4    ---  
Proton-K/DM-2         1/1         ---    1/1    ---
Proton-K/DM-2M        1/1         ---    1/1    ---
Proton-K/DM5          1/1         1/1    ---    ---
Proton-M/Briz-M       1/1         ---    1/1    ---
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2002 Launch Site Standings  

Launch sites, ranked by number of year-to-date orbital launch attempts.   

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Site                          Overall    
                              Success/    
                              Attempts    
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Baikonur, Kazakhstan            14/15 
Kourou, French Guyana           11/12 
Plestesk, Russia                 9/10 
Cape Canaveral, Florida          9/9 
Kennedy Space Center, Florida    5/5 
Vandenberg AFB, California       3/3 
Tanegashima, Japan               3/3 
Taiyaun, China                   2/3 
Jiuquan, China                   2/2 
Sea Launch LP Odyssey            1/1 
Palmanchim, Isreal               1/1 
Sriharikota, India               1/1 
Svobodny, Russia                  
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Launch Vehicle by Success Rate

Top active space launch  vehicles ranked by their predicted 
success rate* (10 or more launches).  Failures include 
incorrect orbits.
   
As of Dec 31, 2002.

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Vehicle    Successes/Tries Realzd Pred  Consc. Last     Dates    
                            Rate  Rate* Succes Fail    
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Atlas 2/2AS     58    58   1.00  .98     58    None     1991-    
STS            111   112    .99  .98     87    1/28/86  1981- 
Tsyklon 2      109   111    .98  .97     90    4/25/73  1967-    
Soyuz U/FG     681   699    .97  .97      1    10/15/02 1973-    
Delta 2        101   103    .98  .97     48    1/17/97  1989- 
Ariane 4       112   115    .97  .97     73    12/11/94 1988-  
Kosmos 3M      397   419    .95  .95      5    11/20/00 1964-    
Molniya M      269   288    .93  .93     49    6/21/90  1963-    
Tsyklon 3      112   120    .93  .93      2    12/27/00 1977- 
Titan GT2/23G   22    23    .96  .92      7    10/5/93  1964-  
CZ-2(C/SD)      21    22    .96  .92     21    11/5/74  1974-    
Proton(-K/M)   258   294    .88  .88      2    11/25/02 1967- 
Titan IVA/B     30    34    .88  .86      7    4/30/99  1997-   
Pegasus         26    31    .84  .82     17    11/4/96  1991- 
Zenit 2/3       34    43    .79  .78      7    --/--/00 1985- 
H-2/H-2A         9    11    .82  .77      4    11/15/99 1994-    
CZ-3            10    13    .77  .73      2    8/18/96  1984- 
Ariane 5G/ECA   10    14    .71  .69      0    12/11/02 1996-    
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* 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. 
  

2002 Launch Log

Failed mission orbits indicated in red along with the number
of the failed flight stage.

Date    Vehicle       ID   Payload              Site*    Orbit**
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01/16  Titan 401B     B-38  Milstar 5             CC SLC40    GEO
01/23  Ariane 42L     L4108 Insat 3C(V147)        KO ELA2     GTO
  
02/04  H-2A/2024      TF-2  MDS/DASH              TA YO       GTO  
02/05  Pegasus XL     P014  HESSI (NASA)          CC L1011    LEO
02/11  Delta 7910     D290  Iridium (5) IS-1      V  SLC 2W   LEO/S
02/21  Atlas 3B       AC204 Echostar 7            CC SLC36B   GTO+
02/23  Ariane 44L     L4109 Intelsat 904          KO ELA2     GTO
02/25  Soyuz-U              Kosmos 2387           PL LC43/3   LEO
03/01  Ariane 5G      L511  Envisat(V145)         KO ELA3     LEO/S
03/01  STS/Columbia   OV102 STS-109/HST-SM3B      KSC LC39A   LEO
03/08  Atlas 2A       AC143 TDRS-I(9)(NASA)       CC SLC36A   GTO-
03/17  Rockot/Briz-KM RB002 GRACE 1/2(NASA/GDR)   PL LC133    LEO/S
03/21  Soyuz-U              Progress M1-8(ISS-7P) TB LC1      LEO
03/25  CZ-2F          CZ2F3 Shenzhou-3            JQ          LEO
03/29  Ariane 44L     L4110 Astra3A/JcSat8(V149)  KO ELA2     GTO
03/30  Proton-K/DM3         Intelsat 903          TB LC81/23  GTO+
04/01  Molniya-M            Kosmos 2388           PL LC16/2   EEO/M
04/08  STS/Atlantis   OV104 STS-110/ISS-8A(S0)    KSC LC39B   LEO
04/16  Ariane 44L     L4111 NSS-7 (V150)          KO ELA2     GTO
04/25  Soyuz-U              Soyuz TM-34(ISS-4S)   TB LC1      LEO
05/04  Ariane 44P     L4112 Spot-5(V151)          KO ELA2     LEO/S
05/04  Delta 7920     D291  Aqua (NASA)           V  SLC2W    LEO/S
05/07  Proton-K/DM3         DirecTV-5 (ILS-23)    TB LC81/23  GTO+
05/15  CZ-4B          CZ4B4 FengYun-1D/Haiyang-1  TY          LEO/S
05/28  Shavit               Ofeq-5                PA          LEO
05/28  Kosmos 3M            Kosmos 2389 (Parus)   PL LC132    LEO
06/05  Ariane 44L     L4113 Intelsat 905 (V152)   KO ELA2     GTO
06/05  STS/Endeavour  OV105 STS111/ISS-UF2        KSC LC39A   LEO
06/10  Proton-K/DM-2M       Express A1R           TB LC200    GTO+
06/15  Zenit 3SL/DMSL Z3008 Galaxy 3C             POR         GTO+
06/20  Rockot/Briz-KM RB003 Iridium SV97,98       PL LC133    LEO
06/24  Titan 23G/Star G-14  NOAA-M(17)            V  SLC4W    LEO/S
06/26  Soyuz-U              Progress M-46(ISS8P)  TB LC1      LEO
07/03  Delta 7425     D292  CONTOUR               CC SLC17A   EEO
07/05  Ariane 5G      L512  Stellat5/NStarC(V153) KO ELA3     GTO
07/08  Kosmos 3M            Kosmos 2390-91        PL LC132    LEO
07/25  Proton-K/DM5         Kosmos 2392           TB LC81/24  LEO
08/21  Atlas V/401    AV001 Hot Bird 6            CC SLC41    GTO+
08/22  Proton-K/DM3         Echostar 8  (ILS-24)  TB LC81/23  GTO+
08/28  Ariane 5G      L513  Atl.Bird1/MSG1(V155)  KO ELA3     GTO 
09/06  Ariane 44L     L4114 Intelsat 906 (V154)   KO EKA2     GTO
09/10  H-2A/2024      TF-3  USERS/DRTS            TA YO       GTO
09/12  PSLV           C-4   Metsat 1              SR          GTO
09/15  KT-1           KT1-1 Tsinghua-2            TY         (FTO)(2)
09/18  Atlas 2AS      AC159 Hispasat 1D           CC SLC36A   GTO+
09/25  Soyuz-FG       SFG3  Progress M1-9         TB LC1      LEO
09/26  Kosmos 3M            Nadazhda M            PL LC132    LEO
10/07  STS/Atlantis   OV104 STS-112/ISS-9A(S1)    KSC LC39B   LEO
10/15  Soyuz-U              Foton M-1             PL LC43/3  (FTO)(1)
10/17  Proton-K/DM2         INTEGRAL (ESA)        TB LC81/23  EEO
10/27  CZ-4B          CZ4B5 ZiYuan-2              TY          LEO/S
10/30  Soyuz-FG       SFG4  Soyuz TMA-1           TB LC1      LEO
11/20  Delta 4M+(4,2) D4-1  Eutelsat W5           CC SLC37B   GTO
11/24  STS/Endeavour  OV105 STS-113/ISS-11A(P1)   KSC LC39A   LEO
11/25  Proton-K/DM3         Astra 1K (ILS-25)     TB LC81/23 (LEO)(4)
11/28  Kosmos 3M            AlSat-1/Mozhaets      PL LC132/1  LEO/S
12/05  Atlas 2A       AC144 TDRS-J(10)            CC SLC36A   GTO
12/11  Ariane 5-ECA   L517  HotBird 7/Stentor     KO ELA3    (FTO)(1)
12/14  H-2A/202       TF-4  ADEOS 2               TA YO       LEO/S
12/17  Ariane 44L     L4115 NSS-6                 KO ELA2     GTO
12/20  Dnepr 1              six microsats         TB LC109    LEO
12/24  Molniya-M            Kosmos 2393           PL          EEO/M
12/25  Proton-K/DM-2        Kosmos 2394-6(Glonas) TB LC81/23  MEO
12/29  CZ-2F          CZ2F4 Shenzhou 4            JQ          LEO 
12/29  Proton-M/BrizM PM-2  Nimiq-2(ILS-26)       TB LC81/24  GTO+
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