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Updated: Apr 15
Proton-M – Anik G1
Launch: April 15th 2013, 18:36 UTC
A Russian Proton-M rocket for ILS successfully launched the Anik G1 satellite from Baikonur. Anik G1 has 12 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders.

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Updated: Mar 29
Soyuz-FG – Expedition 35
Launch: March 28th 2013, 20:43 UTC
Three new crew members, Pavel Vinogradov, Aleksandr Misurkin and Christopher Cassidy, successfully launched at 20:43 UTC.

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Updated: Mar 26
Proton-M – SatMex-8
Launch: March 26th 2013, 19:07 UTC
A Russian Proton-M rocket is scheduled to launch the SatMex-8 satellite from Baikonur. SatMex-8 will provide C-band and Ku-band communications.

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Updated: Mar 26
Falcon 9 – Dragon CRS-2
Launch: March 1st 2013, 15:10 UTC
SpaceX successfully launched their fifth Falcon 9 rocket carrying the third Dragon Spacecraft to the ISS on CRS-2 for NASA on March 1st at 15:10 UTC.

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Updated: Feb 24
PSLV – Saral
Launch: February 25th 2013, 12:26 UTC
An Indian PSLV rocket launched the Saral payload into orbit on its 23rd flight from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, February 25th 2013 at 12:26 UTC.

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Updated: Feb 7
Atlas V – Landsat DCM
Launch: February 11th 2013, 18:02 UTC
An Atlas V successfully launched from Vandenberg with NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission on February 11th 2013 at 18:02 UTC.

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Updated: Feb 7
Soyuz-U – Progress M18M
Launch: February 11th 2013, 14:41 UTC
A Russian Progress M-18M re-supply vehicle for the Space Station successfully launched on February 11th at 14:41 UTC on a Soyuz-U rocket.

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Updated: Feb 7
Ariane 5 – Amazonas-3…
Launch: February 7th 2013, 21:36 UTC
The first Ariane 5 launch of 2013 successfully launched on February 7th at 21:36 UTC carrying Amazonas-3 & Azerspace-1 into orbit.

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Updated: Feb 2
Soyuz-2-1A – Globalstar
Launch: February 6th 2013, 16:04 UTC
A Soyuz-2-1A rocket successfully launched from Baikonur with six Globalstar satellites on ST-26, February 6th 2013 at 16:04 UTC.

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Updated: Jan 31
Zenit-3SL – Intelsat 27
Launch: February 1st 2013, 06:56 UTC
A Zenit-3SL launched on February 1st at 06:56 UTC with Intelsat 27. The first stage shut down 40 seconds into flight resulting in a mission failure.

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Updated: Jan 20
Atlas V – TDRS-K
Launch: January 31st 2013, 01:48 UTC
A brand new Tracking & Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-K, launched on an Atlas V 401 rocket on January 31st 2013 at 01:48 UTC from Cape Canaveral.

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Updated: Dec 18
Ariane 5 – Skynet 5D & M…
Launch: December 19th 2012, 21:49 UTC
The 7th Ariane 5 of 2012 successfully launched Skynet 5D & Mexsat 3 into orbit on December 19th 2012 at 21:49 UTC.

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Updated: Dec 18
Soyuz-FG – Expedition 34
Launch: December 19th 2012, 12:12 UTC
Three new crew members, Tom Marshburn, Chris Hadfield and Roman Romanenko, successfully launched on December 19th at 12:12 UTC.

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Updated: Dec 8
Proton-M – Yamal-402
Launch: December 8th 2012, 13:13 UTC
A Russian Proton-M rocket for ILS launched the Yamal-402 satellite from Baikonur. Yamal-402 will provide coverage of Europe, Russia and Asia.

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Updated: Nov 30
Soyuz-STA – Pleiades 1B
Launch: December 2nd 2012, 02:02 UTC
The 4th Soyuz out of Kourou in French Guiana successfully launched the Pleiades 1B optical satellite on December 2nd 2012 at 02:02 UTC.

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Updated: Nov 19
Proton-M – EchoStar 16
Launch: November 20th 2012, 18:31 UTC
A ILS commercial Proton-M rocket is scheduled to launch the EchoStar 16 communications satellite for EchoStar on November 20th 2012 at 18:31 UTC.

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Updated: Nov 8
Ariane 5 – Eutelsat 21B…
Launch: November 10th 2012, 21:05 UTC
The 6th Ariane 5 of 2012 successfully launched Eutelsat 21B & Star One C3 into orbit on November 10th 2012 at 21:05 UTC.

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Updated: Nov 2
Proton-M – Luch-5B…
Launch: November 2nd 2012, 21:04 UTC
A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully launched the Luch-5B and Yamal-300K communication satellites on November 2nd 2012 at 21:04 UTC.

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Updated: Oct 30
Soyuz-U – Progress M-17M
Launch: October 31st 2012, 07:41 UTC
A Russian Progress M-17M re-supply vehicle for the Space Station successfully launched October 31st 2012 at 07:41 UTC on a Soyuz-U rocket.

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Updated: Oct 10
Soyuz-FG – Expedition 33
Launch: October 23rd 2012, 10:51 UTC
Three new crew members successfully launched to the International Space Station on October 23rd at 10:51 UTC from Baikonur.

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Updated: Oct 10
Proton-M – Intelsat 23
Launch: October 14th 2012, 08:37 UTC
A ILS commercial Proton-M rocket launched the Intelsat 23 communications satellite for Intelsat on October 14th 2012 at 08:37 UTC.

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Updated: Oct 10
Soyuz-STB VS03 – Galileo
Launch: October 12th 2012, 18:15 UTC
The third Soyuz out of French Guiana successfully launched another pair of Galileo GPS satellites on October 12th 2012 at 18:15 UTC.

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Updated: Oct 7
Falcon 9 – Dragon CRS-1
Launch: October 8th 2012, 00:35 UTC
SpaceX successfully launched their second Dragon spacecraft to the ISS on October 8th 2012 at 00:35 UTC from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral.

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Updated: Oct 2
Delta IV M+(4,2) – GPS IIF-3
Launch: October 4th 2012, 12:10 UTC
A Delta IV in the medium 4,2 configuration launched the U.S. Air Forces latest GPS satellite from SLC-37 at Cape Canaveral.

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Updated: Sep 25
Ariane 5 – ASTRA & GSAT
Launch: September 28th 2012, 21:18 UTC
The 5th Ariane 5 of 2012 successfully launched ASTRA 2F and GSAT-10 into orbit on September 28th 2012 at 21:18 UTC.

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Updated: Sep 16
Soyuz-2-1A – MetOp-B
Launch: September 17th 2012, 16:28 UTC
A Russian Soyuz-2-1A rocket successfully launched Europa's MetOp-B weather satellite. Launch occurred at 16:28 UTC from Baikonur.

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Updated: Sep 7
Atlas V – NROL-36
Launch: September 13th 2012, 21:39 UTC
An Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-36 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched September 13th 2012 at 21:39 UTC.

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Updated: Sep 7
PSLV – SPOT 6
Launch: September 9th 2012, 04:23 UTC
An Indian PSLV rocket successfully launched the French Earth Observation Staellite, Spot 6, into orbit on September 9th 2012 at 04:23 UTC.

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Updated: Aug 15
Atlas V – RBSP
Launch: August 30th 2012, 08:05 UTC
An Atlas V rocket carrying the Radiation Belt Storm Probes for the NASA successfully launched August 30th 2012 at 08:05 UTC.

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Updated: Aug 15
Zenit-3SL – Intelsat 21
Launch: August 19th 2012, 06:55 UTC
A Zenit-3SL launched from the Odyssey Sea Platform the Intelsat 21 communications satellite on August 19th 2012 at 06:55 UTC.

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Updated: Aug 2
Proton-M – Telkom 3 & Exp…
Launch: August 6th 2012, 19:31 UTC
A Proton-M rocket launched the Telkom 3 and Express MD2 communications satellites on August 6th 2012 at 19:31 UTC.

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Updated: Jul 30
Ariane 5 – Intelsat 20 & Hy…
Launch: August 2nd 2012, 20:54 UTC
The 4th Ariane 5 of 2012 launched Intelsat 20 and Hylas 2 into orbit on August 2nd 2012 at 20:54 UTC. Both are communications satellites.

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Updated: Jul 21
Soyuz-U – Progress M-16M
Launch: August 1st 2012, 19:35 UTC
A Russian Progress M-16M re-supply vehicle for the Space Station successfully launched on August 1st 2012 at 19:35 UTC on a Soyuz-U rocket.

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Updated: Jul 21
Soyuz-FG – Kanopus-V1, Bel…
Launch: July 22nd 2012, 06:41 UTC
A Russian Soyuz-FG successfully launched the Kanopus-V1 & BelKA-2 satellites on July 22nd 2012 at 06:41 UTC from Baikonur.

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Updated: Jul 2
H-IIB – HTV-3
Launch: July 21st 2012, 02:06 UTC
Japan successfully launched their HTV-3 on July 21st 2012 at 02:06 UTC. The cargo craft will arrive at the International Space Station on July 27th.

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Updated: Jun 7
Soyuz-FG – Expedition 32
Launch: July 15th 2012, 02:40 UTC
Yuri Malenchenko, Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide successfully launched to the ISS on board the Soyuz TMA-05M Spacecraft.

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Updated: Jun 7
Proton-M – SES-5
Launch: July 9th 2012, 18:38 UTC
A ILS commercial Proton-M rocket launched the SES-5 communications satellite for SES WorldSkies on July 9th 2012 at 18:38 UTC.

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Updated: May 22
Ariane 5 – MSG-3 & EchoStar…
Launch: July 5th 2012, 21:36 UTC
The 3rd Ariane 5 of 2012 successfully launched MSG-3 and EchoStar 17 into orbit. Lift off occurred at 21:36 UTC from Kourou in French Guiana.

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Updated: May 22
Delta IV-H – NROL-15
Launch: June 29th 2012, 13:15 UTC
A Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the NROL-15 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched June 29th 2012 at 13:15 UTC.

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Updated: May 22
Atlas V – NROL-38
Launch: June 20th 2012, 12:28 UTC
An Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-38 payload for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office successfully launched on June 20th 2012.

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Updated: May 22
Long March 2F – Shenzhou-9
Launch: June 16th 2012, 10:37 UTC
Shenzhou 9 successfully launched on June 16th at 10:37 UTC. After a successful mission they landed June 29th.

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Updated: May 5
Pegasus XL – NuSTAR
Launch: June 13th 2012, 16:00 UTC
NASA's NuSTAR Spacecraft successfully launched from a L-1011 Aircraft from the Marshall Islands on a Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket.

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Updated: May 5
Falcon 9 – Dragon COTS 2+
Launch: May 22nd 2012, 07:44 UTC
SpaceX successfully launched their Dragon Spacecraft to the ISS, making history becoming the first commercial vehicle to do so.

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Updated: May 5
Proton-M – Nimiq-6
Launch: May 17th 2012, 19:12 UTC
An ILS Proton-M rocket launched on May 17th 2012 at 19:12 UTC carrying the Nimiq-6 communications satellite for Canada.

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Updated: Apr 27
Ariane 5 – JCSAT-13 & VINASAT-2
Launch: May 15th 2012, 22:17 UTC
An Ariane 5 rocket launched on May 15th 2012 at 22:12 UTC with the JCSAT-13 & VINASAT-2 spacecraft from French Guiana.

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Updated: Apr 25
Soyuz-FG – Expedition 31
Launch: May 15th 2012, 03:01 UTC
A manned Soyuz TMA-04M Spacecraft launched with three astronauts headed to the International Space Station. Launch occurred May 15th 2012.

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Updated: Apr 25
Atlas V – AEHF-2
Launch: May 4th 2012, 18:42-20:42 UTC
The fourth United Launch Alliance launch of the year, an Atlas V531 launched the US Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency-2 satellite.

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Updated: Apr 25
PSLV – RISAT-1
Launch: April 26th 2012, 00:17 UTC
An Indian PSLV rocket successfully launched the RISAT-1 satellite on April 26th 2012 at 01:00 UTC from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

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Updated: Apr 1
Proton – YahSat 1B
Launch: April 23rd 2012, 22:18 UTC
An ILS Proton-M rocket launched on April 23rd 2012 at 22:18 UTC carrying the YahSat 1B communications satellite.

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Updated: Apr 1
Soyuz-U – Progress 47
Launch: April 20th 2012, 12:50 UTC
A Russian Progress 47 re-supply vehicle for the Space Station launched on April 20th 2012 at 12:50 UTC on a Soyuz-U rocket.

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Updated: Mar 19
Delta 4 – NROL-25
Launch: April 3rd 2012, 23:12 UTC
A Delta IV rocket carrying the NROL-25 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched April 3rd 2012 at 23:12 UTC.

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Updated: Mar 19
Proton – Intelsat 22
Launch: 25th March 2012, 12:10 UTC
An ILS Proton-M rocket launched on March 25th 2012 at 12:10 UTC carrying the Intelsat 22 communications satellite.

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Updated: Mar 10
Ariane 5 – ATV-3
Launch: 23rd March 2012, 04:34 UTC
ESA’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle, launched on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 23 March successfully at 04:31 UTC.

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