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Updated December 31, 2005

2005 Launch Vehicle Standings
2005 Launch Site Standings
Launch Vehicle by Success Rate
2005 Orbital Launch Log
2005 Suborbital Launch Log

2005 LAUNCH STATS
by Ed Kyle as of December 31, 2005 

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       2005 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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R-7 Soyuz/Molniya**  12(1)        8(0)*  3(1)   1(0)
Proton-(K/M) ***      7(0)         -     7(0)*   -
Ariane 5 *****        5(0)         -     5(0)    -
Chang Zheng ****      5(0)        4(0)   1(0)    -
Zenit 3SL/DMSL        4(0)         -     4(0)    -
Delta 2(H)            3(0)        1(0)   1(0)   1(0)
Kosmos 3M             3(0)        3(0)    -      -
Titan 4B              2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Atlas 5               2(0)         -     1(0)   1(0)* 
Minotaur              2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Rokot KM              2(1)        2(1)    -      -
STS                   1(0)        1(0)    -      -
H-IIA                 1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Atlas 3B              1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Dnepr                 1(0)        1(0)    -      -
PSLV                  1(0)        1(0)    -      -
M-5                   1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Pegasus XL            1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Volna                 1(1)        1(1)    -      -
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Total                55(3)       29(2)  23(1)   3(0)

* Denotes YTD Leader in Category 

** Soyuz/Molniya Details 
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Soyuz-U (Progress)    4(0)        4(0)    -      -
Soyuz-U (Kosmos)      2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Soyuz-FG/Fregat       3(0)         -     2(0)   1(0)
Soyuz-FG/Soyuz        2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Molniya-M             1(1)         -     1(1)    -
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***Proton Details
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Proton-K/DM-2         1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Proton-K/DM-2M        2(0)         -     2(0)    -
Proton-K/17S40         -           -      -      -
Proton-K/Briz-M        -           -      -      -
Proton-M/Briz-M       4(0)         -     4(0)    -
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****Chang Zheng (Long March) Details
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CZ-2C/3               1(0)        1(0)    -      -
CZ-2D/2               2(0)        2(0)    -      -
CZ-2F                 1(0)        1(0)    -      -
CZ-3B                 1(0)         -     1(0)    -
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*****Ariane 5 Details
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Ariane 5ECA           2(0)         -     2(0)    -
Ariane 5GS            3(0)         -     3(0)    -
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2005 Launch Site Standings

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          2005 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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Baikonur, Kazakhstan            19(0)
Cape Canaveral, Florida          6(0)
Plestesk, Russia                 6(2)
Kourou, French Guyana            5(0)
Vandenberg AFB, California       5(0)
Jiuquan, China                   4(0)
Sea Launch LP Odyssey (POR)      4(0)
Kennedy Space Center, Florida    1(0) 
Tanegashima, Japan               1(0)
XiChang, China                   1(0)
Sriharikota, India               1(0)
Uchinowa (Kagoshima), Japan      1(0) 
Barents Sea (Sub Launched)       1(1)
Taiyaun, China                    -
Palmanchim, Isreal                -
Svobodny, Russia                  - 
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Launch Vehicle by Success Rate 
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                    SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

           LAUNCH VEHICLE RELIABILITY STATISTICS
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           by Ed Kyle      as of December 31, 2005       
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Top active or recently retired space launch vehicles ranked by 
their predicted orbital success rate*.  Failures include 
incorrect orbits.
   
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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      103   104    .99  .98     91    4/25/73  1967-
Delta 2        118   120    .98  .98     65    1/17/97  1989- 
STS            112   114    .98  .97      1(A) 2/1/03   1981- 
Soyuz-U        703   723    .97  .97     20    10/15/02 1973- 
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      414   437    .95  .95     13    11/20/00 1964- 
CZ-2(C)(/SD/SM) 27    28    .96  .93     27    11/5/74  1974-  
Molniya M      273   292    .93  .93      0    6/21/05  1963-    
Proton-K/DM-2M  39    41    .95  .93      6    11/25/02 1994-
Tsyklon 3      113   121    .93  .93      0    12/24/04 1977-
Proton-M/Briz-M 10    10   1.00  .92     10    None     2001-
CZ-4(A/B)       10    10   1.00  .92     10    None     1989-
Soyuz-FG        10    10   1.00  .92     10    None     2001-
Proton-K/DM-2   96   104    .92  .92     10    10/27/99 1982-
CZ-2D            7     7   1.00  .89      7    None     1993-
Proton-K/17S40   6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     1997-
Atlas 5          6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     2002-
CZ-2F            6     6   1.00  .88      6    None     1999- 
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-K        26    29+   .90  .87      9    11/29/86 1968- 
Soyuz FG/Fregat  5     5   1.00  .86      5    None     2003-
Dnepr 1          5     5   1.00  .86      5    None     1999-
Zenit 3SL/DMSL  16    18    .89  .85      4    6/29/04  1999- 
Titan 4B        15    17    .88  .84     12    4/30/99  1997-2005 
Pegasus (H/XL)  31    36    .86  .84     22    11/4/96  1991- 
Soyuz-U/Fregat   4     4   1.00  .83      4    None     2000-
Minotaur         4     4   1.00  .83      4    None     2000- 
Ariane 5G(+,S)  19    22    .86  .83     12    7/12/01  1996-
CZ-3/3A         19    22    .86  .83      9    8/18/96  1984- 
Delta IV-M       3     3   1.00  .80      3    None     2002-
Rokot/Briz/K(M)  7     8    .88  .80      0    10/8/05  1994- 
Titan 2(Star)    6     7%   .86  .78      6    10/5/93  1964-2003
H-IIA            6     7    .86  .78      1    11/29/03 2001-
Taurus (XL)      6     7    .86  .78      1    9/21/01  1994- 
Zenit 2         28    36    .78  .76      5    9/9/98   1985- 
CZ-3B            5     6    .83  .75      5    1996     1996-
START(-1)        5     6    .83  .75      4    3/28/95  1993- 
PSLV             7     9    .78  .73      5    9/29/97  1993-
M-5              4     5    .80  .71      2    2/10/00  1997-
Proton-K/Briz-M  3     4    .75  .67      3    7/5/99   1999-2003
Ariane 5-ECA     2     3    .67  .60      2    12/11/02 2002-
GSLV             2     3    .67  .60      2    4/18/01  2001-
Shavit           4     7    .57  .56      0    9/6/04   1988-
Delta IV-H       0     1    .00  .33      0    12/21/04 2004-
Volna            0     1    .00  .33      0    6/21/05  2005-
================================================================ 
* 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. 

#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. 
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 2005 SPACE LAUNCH LOG
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                         SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

                 2005 ORBITAL/SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG
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                 by Ed Kyle      as of December 31, 2005       
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                YEAR TO DATE ORBITAL SPACE LAUNCH LOG

DATE    VEHICLE         ID     PAYLOAD                MASS(t) SITE*   ORBIT**
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Jan 12  Delta 2-7925    D311   Deep Impact               1.4  CC 17B    HEO
Jan 20  Kosmos 3M              Kosmos 2414 (navsat)       .9  PL 132/1  LEO
Feb 3   Proton M/Briz M P312   AMC-12                    5.0  TB 81/24  GTO
Feb 3   Atlas 3B        AC206  NOSS-3-F3                      CC 36B    LEO (1)
Feb 12  Ariane 5ECA     A521   XTAR-EUR/MaqSatB2         7.4  KO ELA3   GTO (2)
Feb 26  H-IIA-2022      F7     MT-Sat 1R                 3.3  TA YO     GTO
Feb 28  Soyuz-U         1694   Progress M52(ISS17P)      7.3  TB 1/5    LEO
Mar 1   Zenit 3SL/DMSL  SL18   XM-3                      5.5  PO OLP    GTO
Mar 11  Atlas 5-431     AV004  Inmarsat 4F1 (4A)         6.0  CC 41     GTO+ (3)
Mar 29  Proton K/DM-2M  P313   Express AM-2              2.6  TB 200/39 GEO
Apr 11  Minotaur        No.3   XSS-11                    0.2  VA 8      LEO/P
Apr 12  CZ3B            CZ3B6  Apstar 6                  4.7  XC        GTO
Apr 14  Soyuz FG        1695   Soyuz TMA-6               7.3  TB 1/5    LEO
Apr 15  Pegasus XL             DART                      0.3  VA L1011  LEO/P
Apr 26  Zenit 3SL/DMSL  SL15   Spaceway 1                6.1  PO OLP    GTO (3,4)
Apr 30  Titan 403B-30   B-30   NRO L-16                 14.5  CC 40     LEO (5)
May 5   PSLV            C-6    Cartosat 1/Hamsat         1.6  SR SLP    LEO/S (6)
May 20  Delta 2-7320    D312   NOAA-N (18)               2.2  VA 2W     LEO/S
May 22  Proton M/Briz M P314   Direct-TV8                3.7  TB 200/39 GTO+
May 31  Soyuz-U         1696   Foton M-2                 6.5  TB 1/5    LEO
Jun 16  Soyuz-U         1697   Progress M-53(ISS18P)     7.3  TB 1/5    LEO
Jun 21  Molniya M       1698   Molniya 3K                1.7  PL 16/2  [FTO] (7)
Jun 21  Volna                  Cosmos-1                  0.1  BA       [FTO] (8)
Jun 23  Zenit 3SL/DMSL  SL14   Intelsat Americas 8       5.5  PO OLP    GTO
Jun 24  Proton K/DM-2   P315   Express AM-3              2.6  TB 200/39 GSO
Jul 5   CZ-2D                  Shijian-7                      JQ        LEO/s
Jul 10  M-5             M-5-6  Astro-E2                  1.7  KA        LEO
Jul 26  STS/Discovery   OV103  STS-114/ISS-ULF         121.0  KC 39B    LEO (9)
Aug 2   CZ-2C/3         CZ2C24 FSW-21                    3.0  JQ        LEO
Aug 11  Ariane 5GS      A523   iPStar 1 (V166)           6.5  KO ELA3   GTO (3)
Aug 12  Atlas 5-401     AV007  MRO Mars Orbiter          2.2  CC 41     HCO
Aug 13  Soyuz-FG/Fregat ST13   Galaxy 14                 2.1  TB 31/6   GTO+
Aug 23  Dnepr 1                OICETS/INDEX              0.6  TB 109    LEO/S
Aug 26  Rokot KM        7      Monitor 1                 0.7  PL 133    LEO/S
Aug 29  CZ-2D                  FSW-22                    3.0  JQ        LEO
Sep 2   Soyuz-U         1700   Kosmos 2415 (Kometa)      6.6  TB 31/6   LEO
Sep 8   Soyuz-U         1701   Progress M-54             7.3  TB 1/5    LEO
Sep 8   Proton M/Briz M P316   Anik F1R                  4.0  TB 200/39 GTO
Sep 23  Minotaur        No.4   STP-R1 (Streak)                VA 8      LEO/P
Sep 26  Delta 2-7925    D313   GPS 2R-14(M1)             2.1  CC 17A    MTO
Oct 1   Soyuz-FG        1702   Soyuz TMA-7 (ISS11S)      7.3  TB 1/5    LEO
Oct 8   Rokot KM        8      CryoSat                   0.7  PL 133   [FTO] (10)
Oct 12  CZ-2F           CZ2F6  Shenzhou 6                8.0  JQ        LEO (11)
Oct 13  Ariane 5GS      A524   Syracuse3A/Galaxy15(V168) 5.8  KO 3      GTO
Oct 19  Titan 404B      B-26   NRO L-20                 20.0  VA 4E     LEO/S (12)
Oct 27  Kosmos 3M       104    8xusats                   0.2  PL 132/1  LEO/S
Nov 8   Zenit 3SL/DMSL  SL23   Inmarsat-4F2              6.0  PO OLP    GTO
Nov 9   Soyuz FG/Fregat ST14   Venus Express             1.3  TB 31/6   HCO
Nov 16  Ariane 5 ECA    A522   Spaceway2/Telkom2 (V167)  8.1  KO 3      GTO (13)
Dec 21  Soyuz U         1704   Progress M-55/ISS-20P     7.3  TB 1/5    LEO
Dec 21  Kosmos 3M              2xGonets D1M              0.5  PL 132/1  LEO/P
Dec 21  Ariane 5GS      V169   MSG-2/Insat-4A            5.3  KO 3      GTO
Dec 25  Proton K/DM-2M  41012  2xUragan-M, 1xUragan      4.4  TB 81/23  MEO
Dec 28  Soyuz FG/Fregat ST15   GIOVE-A                   0.6  TB 31/6   MEO
Dec 29  Proton M/Briz M 88514  AMC-23                    5.0  TB 200/39 GTO+
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(1)  Last Balloon Tank Atlas. Last Launch Complex 36
(2)  First Ariane 5ECA success
(3)  Heaviest Commercial Sat
(4)  Second DMSL single-burn profile
(5)  Last Cape Canaveral Titan, Last SLC 40 
(6)  First use of Second Launch Pad (SLP)
(7)  Excessive fuel consumption by the 2nd-stage engine caused 
      destruction of the engine at T+4m58s, just before planned 
      stage 2/3 separation.  Failed to orbit.  First Molniya-M
      launch failure since 6/21/90 after 52 consecutive successes.
(8)  Failed first orbital attempt by converted sub-launch ballistic 
      missile.  First stage failure at T+83sec.  Reports of possible 
      satellite signals provided some initial uncertainty
(9)  NASA Space Transportation System return to flight.
(10) Failed to orbit.  On-board flight control failed to command 
      second stage cutoff.  Second stage failed to sep from Briz KM 
      third stage.  Stack fell into Arctic Ocean near North Pole.  
(11) Carried two astronauts.
(12) Final Titan 4.  Also 368th and last Titan launch of all types and 
      last launch from Vandenberg SLC 3E.
(13) Heaviest comsat combo.     
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 2005 MAJOR SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG 
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                     2005 MAJOR SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG 

DATE    VEHICLE         ID    PAYLOAD             MASS(t) SITE*    ORBIT**
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Jul 22  Minuteman 3           ICBM Test                   VA LF10  SUB
Aug 25  Minuteman 3           ICBM Test                   VA LF26  SUB
Sep 7   Minuteman 3           ICBM Test                   VA LF04  SUB
Sep 14  Minuteman 3           ICBM Test                   VA LF09  SUB
Sep 27  Bulava (SS-NX-30)     SLBM Test                   BA       SUB (3)
Sep 30  R-29R (SS-N-18)       SLBM Test                   BA       SUB
Oct 6   Volna (SS-N-18)       IRDT-2R Reentry Demo        BA       SUB (1)
Oct 20  RS-18 (SS-19)         ICBM Test                   TB       SUB
Nov 1   Topol-M (RS-12MR)     ICBM Test                   KY       SUB
Nov 12  Unknown SLBM?         SLBM Test?                  OK?      SUB (2)
Nov 29  Topol (RS-12M)        ICBM Test                   PL       SUB
Dec 14  OBV             OBV-4 FT-1 GMD test no target     KW       SUB
Dec 21  Bulava (SS-NX-30)     SLBM Test                   WH       SUB (4)
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(1) Inflatable RV not recovered, probably overshot Kamchatka into Pacific
(2) Unannounced, unconfirmed Russian SLBM reported tracked by Japan 
      X-band radar from Sea of Okhotsk to Barents Sea.
(3) First test flight of new Bulava solid fuel sub launched ICBM.  Bulava 
      is variant of Topol-M.
(4) First underwater launch test of Bulava.

*Site Code:

BA = Barents Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
CC = Cape Canaveral, FL, USA  
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
OK = Sea of Okhotsk
OLP = Odyssey Launch Platform
PA = Palamchima, Isreal 
PL = Plesetsk Northern Cosmodrome, Russia
PO = Pacific Ocean Range 154W-0N 
SR = Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
SLP = Second Launch Pad
TA = Tanageshima, Japan 
TB = Tyuratam/Baikonur, Kazakstahn
TY = Taiyuan, China 
WH = White Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
WI = Wallops Island 
XC = Xi Chang, China 
VA = Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
YO = Yoshinobu Launch Pad

**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 
SUB = Suborbital
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