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F9-79 SpaceX 2020 Space Launch Report

Updated December 29,  2020

2020 Launch Vehicle Standings
2020 Launch Site/Country Standings
Launch Vehicle by Success Rate
2020 Orbital Launch Log
2020 Suborbital Launch Log
Space Launch Forecast

F9-79 flew first in 2020, orbiting 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral on January 7.    


2020 LAUNCH STATS
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             SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

       2020 LAUNCH VEHICLE/SITE STATISTICS
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       by Ed Kyle      as of December 29, 2020
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    YEAR TO DATE ORBITAL 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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Falcon 9             25(0)       21(0)   4(0)    -
CZ (DF-5)            25(1)       18(0)   7(1)    -
R-7                  15(0)       11(0)   4(0)    -
Electron              7(1)        7(1)    -      -
Atlas 5               5(0)        1(0)   2(0)   2(0)
CZ-5(B)               3(0)        1(0)   1(0)   1(0)
Ariane 5              3(0)         -     3(0)    -
H-2A                  3(0)        1(0)   1(0)   1(0)
CZ-11                 3(0)        3(0)    -      - 
KZ-1A                 3(1)        3(1)    -      -
Antares               2(0)        2(0)    -      -
PSLV                  2(0)        1(0)   1(0)    -
Vega                  2(1)        2(1)    -      -
Delta 4 Heavy         1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Angara A5             1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Proton                1(0)         -     1(0)    -
H-2B                  1(0)        1(0)    -      -
CZ-8                  1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Minotaur 4            1(0)        1(0)    -      -
CZ-6                  1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Shavit-2              1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Qased                 1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Ceres-1               1(0)        1(0)    -      -
CZ-7A                 1(1)         -     1(1)    -
Simorgh               1(1)        1(1)    -      -
LauncherOne           1(1)        1(1)    -      -
KZ-11                 1(1)        1(1)    -      -
Astra Rocket 3        2(2)        2(2)    -      -
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Total               114(10)       83(7)  27(2)   4(0)

Antares Details
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Antares 230            -           -      -      -
Antares 230+          2(0)        2(0)    -      -
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Ariane 5 Details
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Ariane 5ECA(+)        3(0)         -     3(0)    - 
Ariane 5ES             -           -      -      -     
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Atlas 5 Details
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Atlas 5-401            -           -      -      - 
Atlas 5-411           1(0)         -      -     1(0)
Atlas 5-421            -           -      -      -
Atlas 5-431            -           -      -      -
Atlas 5-501           1(0)        1(0)    -      -  
Atlas 5-531           1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Atlas 5-541           1(0)         -      -     1(0)
Atlas 5-551           1(0)         -     1(0)    - 
Atlas 5-N22            -           -      -      -
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Chang Zheng (Long March) Details
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CZ-2C(/SMA/YZ-1S)     3(0)        3(0)    -      - 
CZ-2D                 7(0)        7(0)    -      - 
CZ-2D/YZ-3             -           -      -      -
CZ-2FY (M)             -           -      -      -
CZ-2F                 1(0)        1(0)    -      - 
CZ-3A                  -           -      -      -
CZ-3B(/E)             8(1)        1(0)   7(1)    - 
CZ-3B/YZ-1             -           -      -      -
CZ-3C(/E)              -           -      -      -
CZ-3C/YZ-1             -           -      -      -
CZ-4B                 5(0)        5(0)    -      -
CZ-4C                 1(0)        1(0)    -      -

CZ-5                  2(0)         -     1(0)   1(0)
CZ-5B                 1(0)        1(0)    -      - 
CZ-6                  1(0)        1(0)    -      -
CZ-7                   -           -      -      -
CZ-7A                 1(1)         -     1(1)    -
CZ-8                  1(0)        1(0)    -      -

CZ-11                 3(0)        3(0)    -      -
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Delta 4 Details
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Delta 4H              1(0)         -     1(0)    -
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Electron Details
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Electron               -           -      -      -
Electron/Curie        7(1)        7(1)    -      -
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Falcon 9/Falcon Heavy Details
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Falcon 9 v1.2        21(0)       17(0)   4(0)    -
Falcon 9 v1.2 Crew    2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Falcon 9 v1.2(S1loss) 2(0)        2(0)
Falcon 9 v1.2(expend)  -           -      -      -
Falcon Heavy           -           -      -      -
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H-2A/B Details
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H-2A/202              3(0)        1(0)   1(0)   1(0)
H-2A/204               -           -      -      - 
H-2B/304              1(0)        1(0)    -      -
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Proton Details
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Proton-M/Briz-M       1(0)         -     1(0)    -
Proton-K/DM-2          -           -      -      -  
Proton-M/DM-03         -           -      -      -
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PSLV Details
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PSLV-G                 -           -      -      -     
PSLV-CA (Core Alone)   -           -      -      - 
PSLV-DL               1(0)        1(0)    -      -
PSLV-QL                -           -      -      - 
PSLV-XL               1(0)         -     1(0)    -
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Soyuz/Molniya (R-7) Details 
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Soyuz-2-1a             -           -      -      -  
Soyuz-2-1a(Progress)  2(0)        2(0)    -      - 
Soyuz-2-1a(Soyuz)     2(0)        2(0)    -      -
Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat     3(0)        2(0)   1(0)    - 
Soyuz-2-1a/Volga       -           -      -      -  
Soyuz-2-1b             -           -      -      -   
Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat     8(0)        5(0)   3(0)    -

NK-33A Powered
Soyuz 2-1v/Volga       -           -      -      -
Soyuz 2-1v             -           -      -      -
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Launch Vehicle Site Summary 

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      YEAR TO DATE ORBITAL 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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Cape Canaveral, Florida         20(0)
XiChang, China                  13(1)
Jiuquan, China                  13(2)
Kennedy Space Center, FL        10(0)
Baikonur, Kazakhstan             7(0)
Taiyuan, China                   7(0)
Plesetsk, Russia                 7(0)
Kourou, French Guyana            7(1)
Mahia, New Zealand               7(1)
Wenchang, China                  5(1)
Tanegashima, Japan               4(0)
Wallops Island, Virgina          3(0)
Sriharikota, India               2(0)
Vandenberg AFB, California       1(0)
Vostochny, Russia                1(0)
Yellow Sea Platform, China       1(0)
Palmachim, Israel                1(0)
Shahrud, Iran                    1(0)
Semnam, Iran                     1(1)
Mojave Space Port, CA            1(1) 
Kodiak LC, Alaska                2(2)
Kagoshima, Japan                  -
Sohae, North Korea                -
Naro Space Center, South Korea    -
Kwajalein, RMI                    -
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Launch Total by Country of First or Core Stage Manufacture
ranked by number of year-to-date orbital successes.
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Vehicle            Overall           By Orbit Type
                   Launches      Earth-Orbit Earth-Escape
                  (Failures)      LEO   >LEO  Deep Space
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China                39(4)       29(2)  10(2)   1(0)   
United States        35(3)       26(3)   7(0)   2(0)
Russia               17(0)       11(0)   6(0)    -
New Zealand           7(1)        7(1)    -      -
Europe                5(1)        2(1)   3(0)    -
Japan                 4(0)        2(0)   1(0)   1(0)  
Ukraine               2(0)        2(0)    -      - 
India                 2(0)        1(0)   1(0)    -
Iran                  2(1)        2(1)    -      -
Israel                1(0)        1(0)    -      -
North Korea            -           -      -      -
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Launch Total by Country of Upper Stage Manufacture
ranked by number of year-to-date orbital successes.
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Vehicle            Overall           By Orbit Type
                   Launches      Earth-Orbit Earth-Escape
                  (Failures)      LEO   >LEO  Deep Space
==========================================================
China                39(4)       29(2)  10(2)   1(0)
United States        37(3)       28(3)   7(0)   2(0)
Russia               17(0)       11(0)   6(0)    -
New Zealand           7(1)        7(1)    -      -
Europe                5(1)        2(1)   3(0)    -
Japan                 4(0)        2(0)   1(0)   1(0) 
India                 2(0)        1(0)   1(0)    -
Iran                  2(1)        2(1)    -      -
Israel                1(0)        1(0)    -      -
Ukraine                -           -      -      -
North Korea            -           -      -      -
==========================================================

                
   
     
 

Launch Vehicle by Success Rate 

                
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                    SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

        ACTIVE LAUNCH VEHICLE RELIABILITY STATISTICS
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           by Ed Kyle      as of December 29, 2020      
================================================================
Top active space launch vehicles ranked by Lewis point estimate 
of their orbital success rate*.  Failures include incorrect 
orbits.
================================================================ 
                           Lewis 
                Successes  Point AdjWald   Consc. Last    Dates 
Vehicle         /Attempts  Est*  95%CI*    Succes Fail    
================================================================
Falcon 9 v1.2     82/82(D) 0.99  0.95-1.00  82   None     2015-
Atlas 5           85/86    0.98  0.93-1.00  76   06/15/07 2002-
CZ-2D             50/51    0.96  0.89-1.00  19   12/28/16 1992-
Ariane 5-ECA(+)   74/76    0.96  0.90-1.00  11   01/25/18 2002-
H-2A              42/43    0.96  0.87-1.00  37   11/29/03 2001-
CZ-2(C)(/SD/SM/YZ)56/58    0.95  0.88-1.00  22   08/18/11 1974-
CZ-3B/3C          85/89    0.95  0.89-0.99   5   04/09/20 1996-
CZ-4(A/B/C)       68/71    0.95  0.88-0.99  11   05/22/19 1988-
CZ-2F(T/Y)        14/14    0.94  0.75-1.00  14   None     1999
Soyuz 2-1a/Fregat 25/26#   0.93  0.80-1.00  23   05/21/09 2006--
PSLV              49/52    0.93  0.84-0.99  11   08/31/17 1993-
CZ-11             11/11    0.92  0.70-1.00  11   None     2015
Minotaur 1        11/11    0.92  0.70-1.00  11   None     2000-
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 45/48    0.92  0.83-0.98  19   11/28/17 2006-
Soyuz 2-1a        21/22#   0.92  0.76-1.00  15   04/28/15 2004-
Soyuz 2-1b         9/9     0.91  0.66-1.00   9   None     2008-
H-2B               9/9     0.91  0.66-1.00   9   None     2009-2020
CZ-3/3A           37/40    0.90  0.79-0.98  27   08/18/96 1984-
Proton-M/Briz-M   90/99    0.90  0.83-0.95  17   10/21/14 2001-
Antares 2xx        8/8     0.90  0.63-1.00   8   None     2016-
Pegasus (H/XL)    39/44    0.89  0.76-0.96  30   11/04/96 1991-
Electron          15/17    0.88  0.64-0.98   4   07/04/20 2017-
Vega              14/16xx  0.88  0.63-0.98   0   11/17/20 2012-
Minotaur 4/5       6/6++   0.88  0.56-1.00   6   None     2010-
Delta 4 Heavy     11/12    0.86  0.62-1.00  11   12/21/04 2004-
Kuaizhou 1(A)     11/12    0.86  0.62-1.00   0   09/12/20 2013-
GSLV Mk2           6/7     0.86  0.47-0.99   6   04/15/10 2010-
Epsilon            4/4     0.83  0.45-1.00   4   None     2013-
CZ-6               4/4     0.83  0.45-1.00   4   None     2015-
GSLV Mk3           3/3z    0.80  0.38-1.00   3   None     2017-
Falcon Heavy       3/3     0.80  0.38-1.00   3   None     2018-
Soyuz 2-1v/Volga   4/5     0.80  0.36-0.98   3   12/05/15 2013-
CZ-5               4/5     0.80  0.36-0.98   2   07/02/17 2016-
Shavit(-1,-2)      9/12    0.75  0.46-0.92   5   9/6/04   1988-
CZ-7               2/2     0.75  0.29-1.00   2   None     2016-
Angara A5          2/2     0.75  0.29-1.00   2   None     2014-
Taurus (XL)        7/10    0.70  0.39-0.90   1   3/4/11   1994-
CZ-5B              1/1     0.67  0.17-1.00   1   None     2020-
CZ-8               1/1     0.67  0.17-1.00   1   None     2020-
Soyuz 2-1a/Volga   1/1     0.67  0.17-1.00   1   None     2016-
KT-2               1/1     0.67  0.17-1.00   1   None     2017-
Soyuz 2-1v         1/1     0.67  0.17-1.00   1   None     2018-
SQX-1              1/1     0.67  0.17-1.00   1   None     2019-
Jielong-1          1/1     0.67  0.17-1.00   1   None     2019-
Qased              1/1     0.67  0/17-1.00   1   None     2020-
Ceres-1            1/1     0.67  0/17-1.00   1   None     2020-
Proton-M/DM-03     3/5     0.60  0.23-0.88   3   07/02/13 2010-
Safir              5/9(C)  0.56  0.27-0.81   0   02/05/19 2008-
SS-520             1/2     0.50  0.09-0.91   1   01/14/17 2017-
Unha (TD-2)        2/5%    0.44  0.12-0.77   2   04/12/12 2006-
CZ-7A              0/1     0.40  0.00-0.83   0   03/16/20 2020-
KZ-11              0/1     0.40  0.00-0.83   0   07/10/20 2020-  
ZQ-1               0/1     0.40  0.00-0.83   0   10/27/18 2018-
OS-M               0/1     0.40  0.00-0.83   0   03/27/19 2019-
LauncherOne        0/1     0.40  0.00-0.83   0   05/25/20 2020-
Astra Rocket 3     0/2     0.33  0.00-0.71   0   09/12/20 2020-
Simorgh            0/3(E)  0.28  0.00-0.62   0   02/09/20 2017- 
================================================================
* Lewis Point Estimate Determined as Follows.
  
  Maximum Liklihood Estimate (MLE)= x/n 
      where x=success, n=tries
  For MLE<=0.5, use Wilson Method = (x+2)/(n+4)
  For MLE Between 0.5 and 0.9, use MLE = x/n
  For MLE>=0.9, use Laplace Method = (x+1)/(n+2)
 
  Lewis, J. & Lauro, J., "Improving the Accuracy of Small-Sample 
   Estimates of Completion Rates", Journal of Usability Studies, 
   Issue 3, Vol. 1, May 2006, pp. 136-150.

* Adjusted-Wald 95% Confidence Interval Range Determined 
     as Follows.

     Pw = (x+1.9208)/(n+3.8416)

     CI = Pw +/- 1.96*sqrt[(Pw*(1-Pw))/(n+3.8416)]  
          (maximum range 1.00)
    
# Does not include one successful suborbital Soyuz 2-1a test 
   flight performed in 2004.

++Does not include two successful suborbital Minotaur 4 Lite 
   flights in 2010-11.

x Does not include Soyuz-U/Soyuz T-10-1 pre-launch fire that 
   resulted in escape tower firing saving crew, but destroying 
   launch vehicle on 9-26-1983.  Note that 10 additional 
   Soyuz-U launches with Ikar or Fregat upper stages (all 
   successful) are cataloged separately.

xx Does not include successful 2-11-15 suborbital flight with 
    IXV reentry demonstrator.

% Includes 2006 failure thought to be a two-stage suborbital 
   test launch attempt.

z Does not include successful inaugural suborbital test flight 
    on 12-18-14.

(C) Assumes that two unsuccessful, unreported Safir launch 
     attempts occurred during 2012 and one during 2019.
     Does not count 2019 prelaunch propellant loading explosion. 
 
(D) Does not include 09/01/16 explosion that destroyed F9-29 
     and AMOS 6 payload during propellant loading for prelaunch 
     hot fire test at CC 40 two days before planned launch.      
(D) Does not include successful 01/19/20 suborbital IFA Crew 
     Dragon launch by F9-80.  

(E) Assumes 7/27/17 launch was a failed orbital attempt and 
     that 4/19/16 launch was a suborbital test flight.
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                    SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

        RETIRED LAUNCH VEHICLE RELIABILITY STATISTICS
================================================================
           by Ed Kyle      
================================================================
Space launch vehicles retired since ~1980 ranked by their 
predicted orbital success rate*.  Failures include incorrect 
orbits.

            Ranked by Lewis Point Estimate
================================================================ 
                        Lewis 
              Successes Point  AdjWald  Consc. Last    Dates 
Vehicle       /Attempts Est*   95%CI*   Succes Fail    
================================================================
Atlas 2/2AS     63/63   0.98  0.93-1.00  63   None     1991-2004
Tsyklon 2      104/105  0.98  0.94-1.00  92   04/25/73 1967-2006
Delta 2        153/155  0.98  0.95-1.00 100   01/17/97 1989-2018
Soyuz-U        755/776x 0.97  0.96-0.98   1   12/01/16 1973-2017
STS            132/135  0.97  0.93-1.00  22(A)02/01/03 1981-2011
Soyuz-FG        59/60   0.97  0.90-1.00   5   10/11/18 2001-2019
Delta 4M(+)     29/29   0.97  0.86-1.00  29   None     2002-2019
Ariane 4       113/116  0.97  0.92-0.99  74   12/11/94 1988-2003
Delta ELT       89/93   0.95  0.89-0.99   8   05/03/86 1972-1990
Titan 2         17/17#  0.95  0.78-1.00  17   None     1964-2003
Kosmos 3M      423/446  0.95  0.92-0.97  22   11/20/00 1964-2010
Molniya M      277/296  0.93  0.90-0.96   4   06/21/05 1963-2010
Proton-K/DM-2M  40/42   0.93  0.83-1.00   7   11/25/02 1994-2006
Tsyklon 3      114/122  0.93  0.87-0.97   1   12/24/04 1977-2009
Proton-K/DM-2  101/109  0.92  0.86-0.96  15   10/27/99 1982-2012
Scout D-G       33/35   0.92  0.80-0.99  23   12/06/75 1972-1994
Dnepr           21/22   0.92  0.76-1.00  15   07/26/06 1999-2015
Soyuz FG/Fregat 10/10   0.92  0.68-1.00  10   None     2003-2012
Rokot/Briz/K(M) 30/32   0.91  0.79-0.99  16   02/01/11 1994-2019
H-1              9/9    0.91  0.66-1.00   9   None     1986-1992
Ariane 5ES       8/8    0.90  0.63-1.00   8   None     2008-2018
Proton-K        26/29+  0.90  0.73-0.97   9   11/29/86 1968-2000
M-3             17/19   0.89  0.67-0.98   0   01/15/95 1974-1995
Zenit 3SL/DMSL  32/36   0.89  0.74-0.96   1   02/01/13 1999-2014
Falcon 9 v1.1   14/15   0.88  0.68-1.00   1   06/28/15 2013-2016
Titan 4B        15/17   0.88  0.64-0.98  12   04/30/99 1997-2005
Atlas E SUS     21/23   0.88  0.72-0.99  21   12/19/81 1980-1995
Ariane 5G(+,S)  22/25   0.88  0.68-0.97  15   07/12/01 1996-2009
Titan 4A        20/22   0.88  0.71-0.99   0   08/12/98 1989-1998
Atlas 3(A/B)     6/6    0.88  0.56-1.00   6   None     2000-2005
Soyuz-U/Ikar     6/6    0.88  0.56-1.00   6   None     1999-1999
Proton-M/DM-2    6/6    0.88  0.56-1.00   6   None     2007-2010
Proton-K/17S40   6/6    0.88  0.56-1.00   6   None     1997-2002
Atlas H SUS      5/5    0.86  0.51-1.00   5   None     1983-1987
Titan 2(Star)    6/7%   0.86  0.47-0.99   6   10/5/93  1964-2003
M-5              6/7    0.86  0.47-0.99   4   02/10/00 1997-2006
START(-1)        6/7    0.86  0.47-0.99   5   03/28/95 1993-2006
Zenit 3F/FregSB  4/4    0.83  0.45-1.00   4   None     2011-2017
Soyuz-U/Fregat   4/4    0.83  0.45-1.00   4   None     2000-2000
Zenit 3SLB/DMSLB 5/6    0.83  0.42-0.99   5(B)04/28/08 2008-2015
Titan 34D       12/15   0.80  0.54-0.94   3   09/02/88 1982-1989
Falcon 9 v1.0    4/5    0.80  0.36-0.98   1   10/08/12 2010-2013
Antares 1xx      4/5    0.80  0.36-0.98   0   10/28/14 2013-2014
Strela           3/3    0.80  0.38-1.00   3   None     2003-2019
Zenit 2(M/SB)   30/38   0.79  0.63-0.89   7   09/09/98 1985-2015
Shitl'           2/2    0.75  0.29-1.00   2   None     1998-2006
Proton-K/Briz-M  3/4    0.75  0.29-0.97   3   07/05/99 1999-2003
Titan 3 Comm.    3/4    0.75  0.29-0.97   2   03/14/90 1990-1992
Atlas G/Centaur 13/18   0.72  0.49-0.88   4   03/25/93 1984-1997
H-2              5/7    0.71  0.35-0.92   0   11/15/99 1994-1999
Falcon 1         2/5    0.44  0.12-0.77   2   08/03/08 2006-2009
KSLV-1 (Angara)  1/3    0.43  0.06-0.80   1   06/10/10 2009-2013
Delta 3          1/3    0.43  0.06-0.80   1   05/05/99 1998-2000
GSLV Mk1         2/6    0.40  0.09-0.70   0   12/25/10 2001-2010
Super Strypi     0/1    0.40  0.00-0.83   0   11/04/15 2015-2015
Volna            0/1    0.40  0.00-0.83   0   06/21/05 2005-2005
Conestoga        0/1    0.40  0.00-0.83   0   10/23/95 1995-1995
VLS-1            0/2    0.33  0.00-0.71   0(E)12/11/99 1997-1999
================================================================ 
* Lewis Point Estimate Determined as Follows.
  
  Maximum Liklihood Estimate (MLE)= x/n 
      where x=success, n=tries
  For MLE<=0.5, use Wilson Method = (x+2)/(n+4)
  For MLE between 0.5 and 0.9, use MLE = x/n
  For MLE>=0.9, use Laplace Method = (x+1)/(n+2)
 
  Lewis, J. & Lauro, J., "Improving the Accuracy of Small-Sample 
   Estimates of Completion Rates", Journal of Usability Studies, 
   Issue 3, Vol. 1, May 2006, pp. 136-150.

* Adjusted-Wald 95% Confidence Interval Range Determined 
     as Follows.

     Pw = (x+1.9208)/(n+3.8416)

     CI = Pw +/- 1.96*sqrt[(Pw*(1-Pw))/(n+3.8416)]  
          (maximum range 1.00)

# 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.

 x Does not include Soyuz-U/Soyuz T-10-1 pre-launch fire that 
   resulted in escape tower firing saving crew, but destroying 
   launch vehicle on 9-26-1983.  Note that 10 additional 
   Soyuz-U launches with Ikar or Fregat upper stages (all 
   successful) are cataloged separately.
 
(A) 2003 STS-107 Columbia failure during reentry result of 
    damage suffered during launch phase.

(B) Amos-3 inserted in orbit with 1,500 km short perigee and 
    0.7 deg unplanned inclination.  Amos 3 reportedly lost two 
    to three years of 18 year design life.

(E) Does not include 08/22/03 pre-launch pad explosion that 
    killed 21 during T-3 day launch preps.

 2020 SPACE LAUNCH LOG

=========================================================================
                         SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

                 2020 ORBITAL/SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG
=========================================================================
                 by Ed Kyle      as of December 29, 2020    
=========================================================================

                YEAR TO DATE ORBITAL SPACE LAUNCH LOG

DATE     VEHICLE           ID      PAYLOAD                 MASS(t) SITE*     ORBIT**
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
01/07/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-79   Starlink 1 F2           15.6    CC 40     LEO
01/07/20 CZ-3B/E           Y62     TJSW-5                          XC 2      GTO
01/15/20 CZ-2D             Y58     Kuanfu 1 + 3usats               TY 9      LEO/S
01/16/20 KZ-1A             Y9      GS-SparkSat 3            0.227  JQ 43/95  LEO
01/16/20 Ariane 5 ECA      VA251   Konnect/GSAT 30          6.976  KO 3      GTO
01/29/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-81   Starlink 1 F3           15.6    CC 40     LEO
01/31/20 Electron/Curie    11      NROL-51                         MA 1      LEO
02/06/20 Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat ST27    OneWeb 7-40              5.015  TB 31/6   LEO 
02/09/20 H-2A-202          F41     IGS Optical 7                   TA Y1     LEO/S
02/09/10 Simorgh           004     Zafar 1                         SE 2     [FTO][1]
02/10/20 Atlas 5-411       AV087   Solar Orbiter            1.800  CC 41     HCO 
02/15/20 Antares 230+      A12     Cygnus NG-13             7.50   WI 0A     LEO/ISS
02/17/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-82   Starlink 1 F4           15.6    CC 40     LEO [2]
02/18/20 Ariane 5 ECA+     VA252   JCSat 17/G-KOMPSAT 2B    9.236  KO 3      GTO
02/19/20 CZ-2D             Y61     XJS C,D,E,F                     XC 3      LEO [3]
02/20/19 Soyuz 2-1a/Fregat 1911    Meridian-M 19L          ~2.0    PL 43/3   EEO/M
03/07/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-83   CRS-20/Dragon 12.3      ~7.259  CC 40     LEO/ISS[4]
03/09/20 CZ-3B/E           Y69     Beidou-3 G2              4.6    XC 2      GTO
03/16/20 CZ-7A             Y1      XJY 6                           WC 201   [FTO][5]
03/16/20 Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 1912    Uragan-M 760             1.415  PL 43/4   MEO 
03/18/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-84   Starlink 1 F5           15.6    KC 39A    LEO [6]
03/21/20 Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat ST28    OneWeb 41-74             5.015  TB 31/6   LEO  
03/24/20 CZ-2C                     Yaogan 30-06                    XC 3      LEO
03/26/20 Atlas 5-551       AV086   AEHF 6                   6.168  CC 41     GTO+ [7]
04/09/20 Soyuz 2.1a        1914    Soyuz MS-16             ~7.2    TB 31/6   LEO/ISS[8]
04/09/20 CZ-3B/E                   Palapa N1                5.55   XC 2     [FTO][9]
04/22/20 Qased                     Noor                            SH        LEO [10]
04/22/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-85   Starlink 1 F6           15.6    KC 39A    LEO [11]
04/25/20 Soyuz 2-1a        1915    Progress MS-14          ~7.4    TB 31/6   LEO/ISS
05/05/20 CZ-5B             Y1      XZF,RCS                ~22.0    WC 101    LEO [12]
05/12/20 KZ-1A             Y6      Xingyun 2-1, 2-2         0.186  JQ 43/95  LEO/S
05/17/20 Atlas 5-501       AV081   USSF 7 (X37B OTV6)      ~6.0?   CC41      LEO [13]
05/20/20 H-2B-304          F9      HTV-9                   16.5    TA Y2     LEO/ISS
05/22/19 Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 1916    EKS 4                   ~1.4?   PL 43/4   EEO/M 
05/25/20 LauncherOne       01      Launch Demo                     MO       [FTO][14]
05/29/20 CZ-11                     XJS-G, XJS-H                    XC        LEO [15]
05/30/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-87   DM-2/Crew Dragon       ~12.5    KC 39A    LEO/ISS[16]
05/31/20 CZ-2D             Y51     Gaofen 9-02/Hede 4              JQ 43/603 LEO/S 
06/04/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-86   Starlink 1 F7           15.6    CC 40     LEO [17] 
06/10/20 CZ-2C                     Haiyang 1D              0.442   TY 9      LEO/S
06/13/20 Electron/Curie    12      Rideshare                       MA 1      LEO  
06/13/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-88   Starlink 1 F8/3xSkysat 15.41    CC 40     LEO [18]
06/17/20 CZ-2D             Y52     Gaofen 9-03/Hede 5              JQ 43/603 LEO/S
06/23/20 CZ-3B/E           Y68     Beidou-3 G3              4.6    XC 2      GTO
06/30/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-90   GPS 3-3                  4.311  CC 40     MTO [19]
07/03/20 CZ-4B             Y43     GFMM                     2.4    TY 9      LEO/S
07/04/20 Electron/Curie    13      CE-SAT-1B/Dovesats              MA 1     [FTO][20]
07/04/20 CZ-2D             Y29     Shiyan Weixing 6-02             JQ 43/603 LEO/S 
07/06/20 Shavit-2          12      Ofeq 16                         PA        LEO/R
07/09/20 CZ-3B/E           Y64     APStar 6D                5.55   XC 3      GTO
07/10/20 KZ-11             F1      Multisat                        JQ       [FTO][21]
07/15/20 Minotaur 4        MT4-7   NROL 129                        WI 0B     LEO
07/19/20 H-2A-202          F42     Hope                     1.35   TA Y1     HCO [22]
07/20/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-91   Anasis 2                        CC 40     GTO+[23]
07/23/20 CZ-5              Y4      Tianwan 1               ~5.0    WC 101    HCO [24]
07/23/20 Soyuz 2-1a        1917    Progress MS-15          ~7.4    TB 31/6   LEO/ISS
07/25/20 CZ-4B             Y45     Ziyuan 3-3               2.63   TY 9      LEO/S
07/30/20 Atlas 5-541       AV088   Mars-2020                4.082  CC 41     HCO [25] 
07/30/20 Proton M/Briz M   93567   Express 80/103           4.390  TB 200/39 GTO+
08/06/20 CZ-2D             Y56     Gaofen 9-04/Tsinghua            JQ 43/603 LEO/S
08/07/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-89   Starlink 1 9/Global 7/8 15.192  KC 39A    LEO [26]
08/15/20 Ariane 5 ECA+     L5112   VA253/Glxy30/MEV2/BSat4b 9.804  KO 3      GTO
08/18/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-92   Starlink 1-10/Skysat    15.44   CC 40     LEO [27]
08/23/20 CZ-2D             Y57     Gaofen 9-05/Tiantuo 5           JQ 43/603 LEO/S
08/30/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-93   SAOCOM 1B                3.05   CC 40     LEO/S[28]
08/31/20 Electron/Curie    14      Sequoia                  0.100  MA 1      LEO
09/03/20 Vega              VV16    SSMS POC                 0.877  KO ZLV    LEO/S 
09/03/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-94   Starlink V1-11          15.6    KC 39A    LEO [29]
09/04/20 CZ-2F/T                   Reusable Test S/C               JQ 43/921 LEO
09/07/20 CZ-4B             Y46     Gaofen 11-02                    TY 9      LEO/S
09/12/20 Rocket 3          R3.1    Orbital Test                    KD 3B    [FTO][30]
09/12/20 KZ-1A             Y3      Jilin-1 Gaofen 02C       0.23   JQ       [FTO][31]
09/15/20 CZ-11H            Y2      9 Gaofen 03B/C                  YL        LEO/S[32]
09/21/20 CZ-4B             Y41     Haiyang 2C                      JQ 43/603 LEO
09/27/20 CZ-4B             Y42     HJ-2A/HJ-2B                     TY 9      LEO/S
09/28/20 Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 1917    3xGonets-M + usats              PL 43/4   LEO
10/03/20 Antares 230+      A13     Cygnus NG-14             7.42   WI 0A     LEO/ISS
10/06/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-95   Starlink 1-12           15.6    KC 39A    LEO [33]
10/11/20 CZ-3B/E           Y63     Gaofen 13                       XC 2      GTO
10/14/20 Soyuz 2.1a        1918    Soyuz MS-17             ~7.2    TB 31/6   LEO/ISS
10/18/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-97   Starlink 1-13           15.6    KC 39A    LEO [34]
10/24/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-98   Starlink 1-14           15.6    CC 40     LEO [35]
10/25/20 Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 1919    Glonass-K 15L            0.94   PL 43/3   MEO 
10/26/20 CZ-2C             Y43     Yaogan 30-07                    XC 3      LEO
10/28/20 Electron/Curie    15      CESAT 2B/Flock 4e       ~0.081  MA 1      LEO/S
11/05/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-96   GPS 3-04                 4.311  CC 40     MTO [36]
11/06/20 CZ-6              Y3      1-xNuSats + 3 usats     ~0.5    TY 16     LEO/S
11/07/20 Ceres-1           Y1      Tianqi 11                0.05   JQ        LEO/S[37]
11/07/20 PSLV-DL           C49     EOS-1 + 9usats          ~0.7    SR 1      LEO 
11/12/20 CZ-3B/E           Y73     Tiantong 1-02                   XC 2      GTO
11/13/20 Atlas 531         AV090   NROL 101                        CC 41     MEO?
11/16/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-99   Crew 1/Crew Dragon     ~12.5    KC 39A    LEO/ISS[38]
11/17/20 Vega              VV17    SEOSat/TARANIS           0.925  KO ZLV   [FTO][39]
11/20/20 Electron/Curie    16      Dragracer/Swarm/etc     ~0.046  MA 1      LEO/S[40]
11/21/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-100  Sentinel 6               1.192  VA 4E     LEO [41]
11/23/20 CZ-5              Y5      Chang'e 5                8.2    WC 101    TLI [42]
11/25/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-101  Starlink 1-15           15.6    CC 40     LEO [43]
11/29/20 H-2A-202          F43     JDRS 1                          TA Y1     GTO
12/02/20 Soyuz 2-1a/Fregat VS24    FalconEye 2              1.19   KO ELS    LEO/S
12/03/20 Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat 1921    3xGonets-M + sat                PL 43/3   LEO
12/06/20 CZ-3B/G5          Y70     Gaofen 14                       XC 3      LEO/S[44]
12/06/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-102  CRS-21/Dragon 2 Cargo  ~12.5    KC 39A    LEO/ISS[45]
12/09/20 CZ-11             Y9      GECAM                           XC        LEO
12/11/20 Delta 4H          D385    NROL 44                         CC 37B    GEO
12/13/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-103  SXM 7                  ~7.0     CC 40     GTO- [46]
12/14/20 Angara A5/Briz M  A5-2    IPM Test Flight                 PL 35/1   GEO  [47]
12/15/20 Electron/Curie    F17     StriX-a                 0.15    MA 1      LEO/S
12/15/20 Astra Rocket 3    3.2     Oribital Test                   KD 3B    [FTO] [48]
12/17-20 PSLV-XL           C50     CMS 1                   1.41    SR 2      GTO- 
12/18/20 Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat ST29    OneWeb 75-110           5.310   VO 1S     LEO
12/19/20 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-104  NROL-108                        KC 39A    LEO? [49]
12/22/20 CZ-8              Y1      XJY-1 + 4 usats        ~3.22    WC 202    LEO/S[50] 
12/27/20 CZ-4C             Y35     Yaogan 33                       JQ 43/603 LEO/S
12/29/20 Soyuz 2/1a/Fregat VS25    CSO 2                    3.562  KO ELS    LEO/S
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[1] Reached 540 km apogee but fell 1,000 m/s short of 7,400 m/s orbital velocity.
[2] First stage B1056.4 failed to land on OSCILY.
[3] First CZ-2D from Xichang.  XJS C-F to 480 km x 35 deg orbits.
[4] First stage B1059.2 landed LZ-1.
[5] Failure just after S2 start.
[6] First stage B1048.5, 1 eng failed on ascent, no OSCILY landing.
[7] Three Centaur burns to high perigee GTO, 5.6 hour mission.
[8] First crewed launch by Soyuz 2.1a
[9] Failure during first Stage 3 burn.  FTO.
[10] First Qased launch from Sharud, Iran (SH).
[11] First stage B1051.4 landed on OSCILY.
[12] CZ-5B (1.5 stage) test flight also carried XZF New Generation Crewed Spacecraft, 
      RCS inflatable reentry heat shield demonstrator, and other payloads.
[13] First Service Module flight.  Believed third flight of first X-37B. 
[14] Failed shortly after Stg 1 ignition after drop from Cosmic Girl SW of 
      Long Beach, CA.  Launch Demo planned to LEO including two Stg 2 burns. 
[15] First CZ-11 launch from Xichang.  
[16] First U.S. Commercial Crew launch.  Stg 1 B1058.1 landed OSCILY. 
[17] First stage B1049.5 landed JRTI.  First "fifth" landing. 
[18] First stage B1059.3 landed OCISLY. 
[19] First stage B1060.1 landed JRTI.
[20] Second stage failure. 
[21] Inaugural launch failure, sometime after Stg 2 separation. 
[22] UAE Mars Mission.  First H-2A trans-Mars launch.
[23] First stage B1058.2 landed JRTI.
[24] China Mars mission.  Orbiter, lander, rover.
[25] NASA/JPL 1,025 kg Perserverance Mars rover.
[26] First stage B1051.5 landed OCISLY.
[27] First stage B1049.6 landed OCISLY.
[28] First stage B1059.4 landed LZ 1.  First SSO launch from Cape since 1969.
[29] First stage B1060.2 landed OCISLY.
[30] Oscillations caused abort cutoff after about 22 seconds.  
      Fell to Earth not far from launch site.
[31] Possible upper stage failure.
[32] Second launch from floating platform in Yellow Sea.  First use of Debo 3 ship.  
      To LEO/S.  Overflew Taiwan north to south.
[33] First stage B1058.3 landed OCISLY.
[34] First stage B1051.6 landed OCISLY.
[35] First stage B1060.3 landed JRTI.
[36] First stage B1062.1 landed OCISLY.
[37] Inaugural Ceres-1 Launch.
[38] First stage B1061.1 landed JRTI.
[39] AVUM fourth stage tumbled out of control at first ignition.  Two TVC 
      cables inverted.
[40] First stage parachuted to ocean splashdown for inspection/recovery.
[41] First stage B1063.1 landed LZ 4
[42] Chang'e 5 to orbit, land, and return sample from Moon.  Sample return mission.
[43] First stage B1049.7 landed OCISLY.  First "7th" flight/landing.
[44] First CZ-3B/G5 with longer PLF.  First CZ-3B to LEO/S.
[45] First stage B1058.4 landed OCISLY.  First Dragon 2 Cargo.
[46] First stage B1051.7 landed JRTI.
[47] Repeat of first A5 flight, using PO Polyot URM-1 modules.
[48] Second stage cutoff 15-20 seconds short of orbit.
[49] First stage B1059.5 landed LZ1.
[50] CZ-8 inaugural launch.
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2020 Major Suborbital Log 

         
      2020 MAJOR SUBORBITAL LAUNCH LOG 
      Suborbital Launches Using Booster Hardware Also Used 
      for Orbital Launches
==================================================================================

DATE     VEHICLE          ID      PAYLOAD                MASS(t) SITE*    ORBIT**
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01/19/20 Falcon 9 v1.2    F9-80   IFA Crew Dragon 2    ~12.5     KC 39A   SUB [1]
02/05/20 Minuteman 3      FTU-2   Development Test               VA LF04  SUB [2]
08/04/20 Minuteman 3      GT235GM Operational Test               VA LF10  SUB [3]
09/02/20 Minuteman 3      GT233GM Operational Test               VA LF04  SUB [4]
10/29/20 Minuteman 3      GT236GM Operational Test               VA LF09  SUB [4]
12/09/20 Yars                     Operational Test               PL       SUB [5]
12/09/20 Sineva R-29RM            Operational SLBM Test          BA       SUB [6]
12/12/20 Bulava                   Operational SLBM Test          OK       SUB [7]
12/12/20 Bulava                   Operational SLBM Test          OK       SUB [7]
12/12/20 Bulava                   Operational SLBM Test          OK       SUB [7]
12/12/20 Bulava                   Operational SLBM Test          OK       SUB [7]
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[1] Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort test.  S1 B1046.4 expended.
[2] 2nd of 4 planned development flight tests to check new components.  1 RV.
     To Kwajalein.
[3]  Pulled from FE Warren AFB silo.  3 RV.  To Kwajalein.
[4]  Pulled from Minot AFB silo.  1 RV.  To Kwajalien.
[5]  To Kura Range, Kamchatka
[6]  From K-18 in Barents Sea
[7]  Salvo launch, 4 SLBMs from K-551 to Chizha test range.  35th-38th Bulava. 
=================================================================================
*Site Code:

AO = Arctic Ocean (Sub Launch), Russia
BA = Barents Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
BS = Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
CC = Cape Canaveral, FL, USA 
DO = Dombarovsky, Russia 
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
MA = Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
ME = Meck Island, Kwajalein Atoll, RMI
MU = Musudan-ri North Korea
NA = Naro Space Center, South Korea
NP = North Pole Submarine Launch
OK = Sea of Okhotsk
OLP = Odyssey Launch Platform
PA = Palamchima, Isreal 
PL = Plesetsk Northern Cosmodrome, Russia
PO = Pacific Ocean (154W-0N for Sea Launch)
SE = Semnan, Iran in Dasht-e-Kavir Desert
SH = Shahrud, Iran in Central Desert
SO = Sohae Satellite Launching Center, Tongchang-ri, North Korea
SR = Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
SLP = Second Launch Pad
TA = Tanageshima, Japan 
TB = Tyuratam/Baikonur, Kazakstahn
TY = Taiyuan, China 
WC = Wenchang, China
WH = White Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
WI = Wallops Island 
XC = Xi Chang, China 
VA = Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
VO = Vostochny, Russia
YL = Yellow Sea floating platform, 34.9 N, 121.19 E 
YO = Yoshinobu Launch Pad

**Orbit Code:

EEO = Elliptical Earth Orbit
EEO/M = Molynia (12-hr) Elliptical Earth Orbit
EEO/T = Tundra (24-hr) Elliptical Earth Orbit
FTO = Failed to Orbit
FSO = Failed Suborbital
GTO = Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
GTO+ = Supersynchronous or High Perigee Transfer Orbit
GTO- = Subsynchronous Transfer Orbit
GTOi = Inclined GTO
GEO = Geosynchronous Orbit
HCO = Heliocentric (solar) Orbit
HTO = High Earth Transfer Orbit
LEO = Low Earth Orbit
LEO/E = Equatorial LEO
LEO/S = Sun Synchronous Low Earth Orbit
LEO/P = Polar Low Earth Orbit
LEO/R = Retrograde Low Earth Orbit
MEO = Medium Earth Orbit
MTO = Medium Earth Transfer Orbit 
SUB = Suborbital
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Space Launch Forecast 

========================================================================
                       SPACE LAUNCH REPORT

               ON THE PAD:  SPACE LAUNCH FORECAST
=========================================================================
                by Ed Kyle      as of December 29, 2020
=========================================================================
This space launch forecast, like all such space launch schedules, 
should not be considered anything but a vague long-term forecast. The 
dates, sequence, and even the total number of launches, can and almost 
certainly will be altered as time passes. (Predicting launch dates is 
much like trying to predict the weather months in advance.)

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DATE     VEHICLE           ID     PAYLOAD                 MASS(t) SITE*     ORBIT**
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01/--/21 Falcon 9 v1.2     F9-105 Turksat 5A                      CC 40     GTO
--/--/21 SSLV              1      Demo Flight                     SR        LEO
--/--/21 LauncherOne       F2     ELaNa 20                        MO        LEO
--/--/21 GSLV Mk 2                GISAT 1                         SR        GTO
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*Site Code:

BA = Barents Sea (Sub Launch), Russia
BS = Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
CC = Cape Canaveral, FL, USA  
DO = Dombarovsky, Russia
FLP = First Launch Pad
GO = Goheung (Naro), South Korea
JQ = Ji Quan, China 
KA = Kagoshima, Japan 
KO = Kourou, French Guyana
KC = Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
KD = Kodiak, Alaska
KW = Kwajalein, Marshall Is.
MA = Mahia, New Zealand
MO = Mojave Space Port, California, USA
MU = Musudan-ri, North Korea
OLP = Odyssey Launch Platform
PA = Palamchima, Isreal 
PL = Plesetsk Northern Cosmodrome, Russia
PO = Pacific Ocean Range 154W-0N 
SE = Semnan, Iran in Dasht-e-Kavir Desert
SO = Sohae Satellite Launching Center, Tongchang-ri, North Korea
SR = Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India
SLP = Second Launch Pad
SV = Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russia
TA = Tanageshima, Japan 
TB = Tyuratam/Baikonur, Kazakstahn
TY = Taiyuan, China
WC = Wenchang, China 
WI = Wallops Island 
XC = Xi Chang, China 
VA = Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
YO = Yoshinobu Launch Pad


**Orbit Code:

EEO = Elliptical Earth Orbit
EEO/M = Molynia (12-hr) Elliptical Earth Orbit
EEO/T = Tundra (24-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
TLI = Trans Lunar Injection 

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