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Fact Sheet
Orbital Launches
First 21 January
Last 29 December
National Firsts
Orbital Launch  Russia
Space Traveller  Belgium
 Italy
 Switzerland
Rockets
Maiden Flights Atlas IIA
Space Shuttle Endeavour
Retirements Commercial Titan III
Delta II 6920
Delta II 6925
H-I
Manned flights
Orbital 10
Total travellers 59

Contents


Launches

This is a list of spaceflights launched in 1992.

Date/Time
(UTC)
Rocket Site LSP Payload Operator Orbit Function Decay
(UTC)
Outcome Remarks
11 January, 03:40 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands NASA NASA Sub-orbital Astronomy 11 January 1992 Successful Apogee: 248 kilometres (154 mi)
17 January Storm SULF, White Sands US Air Force BTTV-1 US Air Force Sub-orbital Test flight 17 January 1992 Successful Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
21 January, 15:00:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2175 (Yantar) MOM LEO 20 March 1992 Successful First Russian (post Soviet) satellite launch
22 January, 14:52:33 UTC United StatesSpace Shuttle Discovery[1] United StatesLC-39A, Kennedy United StatesUSA United StatesSTS-42, 7 astronauts NASA LEO Manned orbital flight 30 January 1993, 16:07:17 UTC Successful
European Union/United StatesSpacelab-IML1 (LM-2) ESA/NASA LEO Microgravity research Successful
23 January, 19:19 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands NASA NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 23 January 1992 Successful Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
24 January, 01:18:01 UTC Molniya-M LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2176 (Oko) MOM Molniya Missile defence Still in orbit Successful so far
25 January, 07:50:17 UTC Soyuz-U2 LC-1/5, Baikonur VKS Progress M-11 MOM LEO, docked to Mir Resupply Mir 13 March 1992 Successful
28 January, 12:00 UTC S-310 LA-K, Kagoshima ISAS ISAS Sub-orbital Aeronomy 28 January 1992 Successful Apogee: 223 kilometres (139 mi)
29 January, 22:19:12 UTC Proton-K/DM-2 LC-81/23, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2177 (GLONASS) MOM MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2178 (GLONASS) MOM MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2179 (GLONASS) MOM MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
31 January, 11:55 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands NASA SXT NASA/University of Colorado Sub-orbital X-ray astronomy 31 January 1992 Successful Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
1 February, 16:00 UTC S-520 LA-K, Kagoshima ISAS CIR ISAS Sub-orbital Infrared astronomy 1 February 1992 Successful Apogee: 338 kilometres (210 mi)
5 February Zenit-2 LC-45/1, Baikonur VKS Tselina-2-10 MO RF Intended: LEO ELINT 5 February 1992 Failure Second stage overheated, causing malfunction
11 February, 00:41:02 UTC Atlas II LC-36A, Cape Canaveral General Dynamics USA-78 (DSCS IIIB-14) US Air Force GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
11 February, 01:50 UTC H-I LA-N, Tanegashima NASDA Fuyo (JERS) NASDA LEO (SSO) Earth observation 3 December 2001 Successful Final flight of H-I rocket
17 February, 22:05:08 UTC Kosmos-3M LC-133/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2180 (Parus) MO RF LEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
18 February Aries LC-36, White Sands SDIO SDIO Sub-orbital Technology demonstration 18 February 1992 Successful Apogee: 320 kilometres (200 mi)
22 February, 03:15 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands NASA NASA Sub-orbital Astronomy 22 February 1992 Successful Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
22 February Trident D-5 USS West Virginia, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 22 February 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
22 February Trident D-5 USS West Virginia, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 22 February 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
22 February Trident D-5 USS West Virginia, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 22 February 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
22 February Trident D-5 USS West Virginia, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 22 February 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
23 February, 22:29:00 UTC Delta II (7925) LC-17B, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas USA-79 (GPS IIA-12) US Air Force MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
26 February, 23:58:10 UTC Ariane 4 (44L) ELA-2, CSG Arianespace Superbird B1 SCC GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Arabsat-1C Arabsat GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far Later sold to ISRO as Insat-2DT
3 March, 13:57:30 UTC Nike Tomahawk Poker Flat NASA Aria-1 NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 3 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 295 kilometres (183 mi)
3 March, 14:06:48 UTC Black Brant 8C Poker Flat NASA Aria-1 NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 3 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 289 kilometres (180 mi)
3 March, 14:57 UTC Nike Tomahawk Poker Flat NASA Aria-1 NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 3 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)
4 March, 04:27:00 UTC Molniya-M LC-43/4, Plesetsk VKS Molniya-1-83 MOM Molniya Comsat 1 July 2007 Successful
4 March Peacekeeper LF-05, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force US Air Force Sub-orbital Operational test flight 4 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
6 March, 13:57:30 UTC Nike Tomahawk Poker Flat NASA NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 6 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)
9 March, 22:35:59 UTC Kosmos-3M LC-132/1, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2181 (Tsikada) MO RF LEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
12 March, 22:42 UTC Nike Orion White Sands NASA CWAS-21 NASA Sub-orbital Aeronomy 12 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
13 March, 18:15:00 UTC Minuteman IB LF-03, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force GBI-2B US Air Force Sub-orbital Target 13 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
13 March, 18:36:27 UTC Aries Meck Island, Kwajalein Atoll US Air Force ERIS US Air Force Sub-orbital Interceptor test 13 March 1992 Partial failure Final flight of ERIS
Apogee: 290 kilometres (180 mi)
Missed target due to programming issue caused by test conditions, enough data collected to proceed with operational programme.
14 March, 00:00 UTC Atlas I LC-36B, Cape Canaveral General Dynamics Galaxy 5 Hughes GEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
15 March, 22:46 UTC Nike Orion White Sands NASA CWAS-22 NASA Sub-orbital Aeronomy 15 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
17 March, 10:54:30 UTC Soyuz-U2 LC-1/5, Baikonur VKS Soyuz TM-14 MOM LEO, docked to Mir Manned orbital flight 10 August 1992 Successful First manned Russian launch
18 March Scout-II SL, Salto di Quirra ASI ASI Sub-orbital Test 18 March 1992 Failure Apogee: 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
19 March, 16:05 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands CSA CSAR-1 CSA Sub-orbital Microgravity research 19 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 226 kilometres (140 mi)
19 March, 16:10 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands NASA HIRAAS-2 NASA Sub-orbital Airglow research 19 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
24 March, 13:13:39 UTC Space Shuttle Atlantis LC-39A, Kennedy USA STS-45 NASA LEO Manned orbital flight 2 April 1992 Successful
Atlas-1 (Spacelab) ESA/NASA LEO Scientific research Successful
29 March, 07:27 UTC Black Brant XI Poker Flat NASA CHARGE-2B NASA Sub-orbital Ionosphere and tether research 29 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 267 kilometres (166 mi)
29 March, 08:07:45 UTC HPB Poker Flat Orbital Orbital Sub-orbital Infrared astronomy 29 March 1992 Successful Apogee: 400 kilometres (250 mi)
1 April, 14:18:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-16/2, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2182 (Yantar-4K2) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 30 May 1992 Successful
2 April, 01:50:00 UTC Proton-K/DM-2 LC-81/23, Baikonur VKS Gorizont-25 MOM GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
8 April, 12:20:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-31/6, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2183 (Yantar-4K2) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 16 February 1993 Successful
8 April Trident C-4 USS Henry L. Stimson, ETR US Navy FCET-40 US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 8 April 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
8 April Trident C-4 USS Henry L. Stimson, ETR US Navy FCET-40 US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 8 April 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
9 April, 10:40 UTC Black Brant 9BM1 Esrange SSC MASER-5 SSC Sub-orbital Microgravity research 9 April 1992 Successful Apogee: 317 kilometres (197 mi)
10 April, 03:20:00 UTC Delta II (7925) LC-17B, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas USA-80 (GPS IIA-13) US Air Force MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
15 April, 07:17:43 UTC Kosmos-3M LC-132/1, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2184 (Parus) MO RF LEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
15 April, 09:09 UTC HPB Wallops Island Orbital Orbital Sub-orbital Target 15 April 1992 Successful Apogee: 450 kilometres (280 mi)
15 April, 23:25:27 UTC Ariane 4 (44L) ELA-2, CSG Arianespace Inmarsat-2F4 Inmarsat GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Télécom 2B France Télécom GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
19 April, 21:29:25 UTC Soyuz-U2 LC-1/5, Baikonur VKS Progress M-12 MOM LEO, docked to Mir Resupply Mir 27 June 1992 Successful
25 April, 08:53 UTC Titan II (23G) SLC-4W, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force USA-81 (Bernie/Singleton) US NRO LEO (Polar) ELINT Still in orbit Successful so far
29 April, 09:00:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-43/4, Plesetsk VKS Resurs-F-14 MOM LEO Remote sensing 29 May 1992 Successful
29 April, 10:10:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-1/5, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2185 (Yantar-1KFT) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 11 June 1992 Successful
29 April DF-21 TSLC CALT CALT Sub-orbital Test flight 29 April 1992 Failure
5 May Minuteman III LF-10, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force GT-147GM-1 US Air Force Sub-orbital Operational test flight 5 May 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
5 May Prithvi Balasore IDRDL IDRDL Sub-orbital Test 5 May 1992 Successful Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
7 May, 23:40:00 UTC Space Shuttle Endeavour LC-39B, Kennedy USA STS-49 NASA LEO Manned orbital flight 16 May 1992 Successful Maiden flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Reboosted Intelsat VI
12 May, 14:26 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands NASA SPARTAN (SPDE) NASA Sub-orbital Solar research 12 May 1992 Successful Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
14 May, 00:40 UTC Delta II (7925) LC-17B, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas Palapa B4 Telkom GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
20 May, 00:30 UTC ASLV FLP, Sriharikota ISRO SROSS-C ISRO LEO Magnetosphere research 14 July 1992 Partial failure Placed in incorrect orbit due to fifth stage spin-up failure.
23 May, 00:00 UTC Nike Orion White Sands NASA CWAS-23 NASA Sub-orbital Aeronomy 23 May 1992 Successful Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
24 May Terrier-Malemute Barking Sands SDIO CDX (LWIS) SDIO Sub-orbital Target 24 May 1992 Successful Apogee: 290 kilometres (180 mi)
25 May, 23:52 UTC Nike Tomahawk Arecibo NASA AA-3A NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 25 May 1992 Successful Apogee: 270 kilometres (170 mi)
27 May, 12:27 UTC Nike Orion White Sands NASA CWAS-24 NASA Sub-orbital Aeronomy 27 May 1992 Successful Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
28 May, 19:09:59 UTC Soyuz-U LC-16/2, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2186 (Yantar-4K2) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 24 July 1992 Successful
28 May Agni Balasore IDRDL IDRDL Sub-orbital Test flight 28 May 1992 Failure Apogee: 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
30 May, 08:11 UTC Black Brant IX Arecibo NASA AA-4IFH NASA/NRL Sub-orbital Plasma research 30 May 1992 Successful Apogee: 308 kilometres (191 mi)
May DF-21 TSLC CALT CALT Sub-orbital Test flights Within an hour of launch Failure
1 June, 02:52 UTC Sonda-3 Alcântara IAE INPE Sub-orbital Aeronomy 1 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 282 kilometres (175 mi)
2 June Minuteman III LF-26, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force GT-148GB US Air Force Sub-orbital Operational test flight 2 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
3 June, 00:50:30 UTC Kosmos-3M LC-133/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2187 (Strela-1M) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2188 (Strela-1M) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2189 (Strela-1M) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2190 (Strela-1M) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2191 (Strela-1M) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2192 (Strela-1M) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2193 (Strela-1M) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2194 (Strela-1M) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
6 June, 08:37:31 UTC Black Brant IX Arecibo NASA AA-3B NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 6 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 370 kilometres (230 mi)
7 June, 16:40 UTC Delta II (6920-10) LC-17A, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas EUVE NASA LEO UV Astronomy 31 January 2002 Successful
9 June, 05:32 UTC Black Brant IX Arecibo NASA NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 9 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
10 June, 00:00 UTC Atlas IIA LC-36B, Cape Canaveral General Dynamics Intelsat-K Intelsat GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
16 June Storm SULF, White Sands US Air Force BTTV-2 US Air Force Sub-orbital Test flight 16 June 1992 Failure Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
18 June Trident D-5 USS West Virginia, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 18 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
18 June Trident D-5 USS West Virginia, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 18 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
18 June Trident D-5 USS West Virginia, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 18 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
18 June Trident D-5 USS West Virginia, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 18 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
19 June, 11:01 UTC Aries LC-36, White Sands SDIO SDIO Sub-orbital Technology demonstration 19 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 330 kilometres (210 mi)
23 June, 00:24 UTC Black Brant VC Arecibo NASA NASA Sub-orbital Ionosphere research 23 June 1992 Successful Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
23 June, 08:00:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Resurs-F-15 MOM LEO Remote sensing 9 July 1992 Successful
25 June, 16:12:22 UTC Space Shuttle Columbia LC-39A, Kennedy USA STS-50 NASA LEO Manned orbital flight 9 July 1992 Successful
Spacelab USML-1 ESA/NASA LEO Microgravity research Successful
30 June, 16:43:13 UTC Soyuz-U2 LC-31/6, Baikonur VKS Progress M-13 MOM LEO, docked to Mir Resupply Mir 24 July 1992 Successful
June Nodong 1 Musudan DPRK DPRK Sub-orbital Test Within an hour of launch Failure
1 July, 02:20 UTC Peacekeeper LF-02, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force US Air Force Sub-orbital Operational test flight 1 July 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
1 July, 20:16:22 UTC Kosmos-3M LC-133/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2195 (Parus) MO RF LEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
2 July, 09:01:15 UTC Black Brant IX Arecibo NASA AA-1 NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 2 July 1992 Successful Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
2 July, 21:54:01 UTC Atlas II/IABS LC-36A, Cape Canaveral General Dynamics USA-82 (DSCS IIIB-12) US Air Force GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
3 July, 14:19 UTC Scout G-1 SLC-5, Vandenberg AFB NASA SAMPEX (SMEX-1/Explorer 68) NASA LEO Solar research Still in orbit Successful so far
3 July RH-560 Sriharikota ISRO ISRO Sub-orbital Ionosphere research 3 July 1992 Successful Apogee: 320 kilometres (200 mi)
4 July, 08:58 UTC Black Brant IX Arecibo NASA AA-7 NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 4 July 1992 Successful Apogee: 250 kilometres (160 mi)
7 July, 09:20:01 UTC Delta II (7925) LC-17B, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas USA-83 (GPS IIA-14) US Air Force MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
8 July, 09:53:14 UTC Molniya-M LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2196 (Oko) MOM Molniya Missile defence Still in orbit Successful so far
9 July, 22:42:19 UTC Ariane 4 (44L) ELA-2, CSG Arianespace Insat-2A ISRO GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Eutelsat-2F4 Eutelsat GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
12 July, 09:02:00 UTC Black Brant IX Arecibo NASA AA-2 NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 12 July 1992 Successful Apogee: 252 kilometres (157 mi)
13 July, 17:41:40 UTC Tsyklon-3 Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2197 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2198 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2199 (Gonets-D) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2200 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2201 (Gonets-D) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2202 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
14 July, 22:02:00 UTC Proton-K/DM-2 LC-81/23, Baikonur VKS Gorizont-26 MOM GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
24 July, 13:36 UTC Black Brant 8C Poker Flat NASA NASA Sub-orbital Plasma research 24 July 1992 Successful Apogee: 340 kilometres (210 mi)
24 July, 14:26:00 UTC Delta II (6925) LC-17A, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas GEOTAIL ISAS/NASA HEO Magnetosphere research Still in orbit Successful Final flight of Delta II 6000-series
DUVE NASA/UoC LEO Ultraviolet astronomy 16 March 2003 Successful
24 July, 19:40:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2203 (Yantar-4K2) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 22 September 1992 Successful
27 July, 06:08:42 UTC Soyuz-U2 LC-1/5, Baikonur VKS Soyuz TM-15 MOM LEO, docked to Mir Manned orbital flight 1 February 1993 Successful
28 July UR-100NU Baikonur RVSN SLI RVSN Sub-orbital Operational test flight 28 July 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
29 July Trident D-5 USS Maryland, ETR US Navy DASO-9 US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 29 July 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
30 July, 01:59:01 UTC Proton-K/DM-2 LC-81/23, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2204 (GLONASS) MOM MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2205 (GLONASS) MOM MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2206 (GLONASS) MOM MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
30 July, 11:00:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-43/4, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2207 (Zenit-8) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 13 August 1992 Successful
31 July, 13:56:48 UTC Space Shuttle Atlantis LC-39B, Kennedy USA STS-46 NASA LEO Manned orbital flight 8 August 1992 Successful
TSS-1 ASI LEO Technology demonstration Failure Tether jammed during deployment. Returned to Earth by Atlantis.
EURECA ESA LEO Microgravity and Solar research 1 July 1993 Successful Returned to Earth by Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-57.
July Hwasong 6 Syria Syrian Air Force Syrian Air Force Sub-orbital Test flight Within an hour of launch Successful Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
July Hwasong 6 Syria Syrian Air Force Syrian Air Force Sub-orbital Test flight Within an hour of launch Successful Apogee: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
4 August Trident D-5 USS Tennessee, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 4 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4 August Trident D-5 USS Tennessee, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 4 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4 August Trident D-5 USS Tennessee, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 4 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
4 August Trident D-5 USS Tennessee, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 4 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
6 August, 19:30:59 UTC Molniya-M LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Molniya-1-84 MOM Molniya Comsat 4 April 2008 Successful
9 August, 08:00 UTC Long March 2D LA-2B, JSLC CALT FSW-2-1 CASC LEO Reconnaissance satellite 1 September 1992 Successful
10 August, 23:08:07 UTC Ariane 4 (42P) ELA-2, CSG Arianespace TOPEX-Poseidon CNES/NASA LEO Oceanography Still in orbit Successful so far
S80/T CNES LEO Technology development Still in orbit Successful
Kitsat-1 KAIST LEO Technology development Still in orbit Successful so far
12 August, 05:44:01 UTC Kosmos-3M LC-132/1, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2208 (Strela-2M) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
13 August, 23:00 UTC Long March 2E/Star-68F LC-2, XSLC CALT Optus B1 Optus GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
15 August, 22:18:32 UTC Soyuz-U2 LC-31/6, Baikonur VKS Progress M-14 MOM LEO, docked to Mir Resupply Mir 21 October 1992 Successful
18 August Prithvi Balasore IDRDL IDRDL Sub-orbital Test flight 18 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
19 August, 10:20:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-16/2, Plesetsk VKS Resurs-F-16 MOM LEO Remote sensing 4 September 1992 Successful
Pion-Germes 1 MOM LEO Remote sensing 25 September 1992 Successful
Pion-Germes 2 MOM LEO Remote sensing 24 September 1992 Successful
19 August, 23:30 UTC TR-1A LA-T, Tanegashima NASDA NASDA Sub-orbital Microgravity research 19 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 290 kilometres (180 mi)
21 August, 17:46 UTC Nike Orion White Sands NASA NASA Sub-orbital Aeronomy 21 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
22 August, 22:40 UTC Atlas I LC-36B, Cape Canaveral General Dynamics Galaxy 1R Hughes Intended: GSO Comsat 22 August 1992 Failure Upper stage turbopump failed to start, destroyed by RSO
24 August, 16:30 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands NASA HRTS-8 NASA/NRL Sub-orbital Solar research 24 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 249 kilometres (155 mi)
26 August, 15:10 UTC Nike Orion White Sands NASA CWAS-25 NASA Sub-orbital Aeronomy 26 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
27 August, 18:30 UTC Black Brant 8C Wallops Island NASA NASA Sub-orbital Test flight 27 August 1992 Successful Apogee: 198 kilometres (123 mi)
31 August, 10:41 UTC Delta II (7925) LC-17B, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas Satcom C4 GE Americom GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
1 September, 01:00 UTC Nike Orion White Sands NASA CWAS-26 NASA Sub-orbital Aeronomy 1 September 1992 Successful Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
3 September Trident D-5 USS Kentucky, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 3 September 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
3 September Trident D-5 USS Kentucky, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 3 September 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
3 September Trident D-5 USS Kentucky, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 3 September 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
3 September Trident D-5 USS Kentucky, ETR US Navy CET US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 3 September 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
9 September, 08:57:00 UTC Delta II (7925) LC-17A, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas USA-84 (GPS IIA-15) US Air Force MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
10 September, 14:30 UTC Black Brant 9CM1 LC-36, White Sands SSI CONSORT-5 UAH Sub-orbital Microgravity research 10 September 1992 Failure Apogee: 235 kilometres (146 mi)
10 September, 18:01:18 UTC Proton-K/DM-2 LC-81/23, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2209 (Prognoz) MOM GSO Missile defence Still in orbit Successful so far
10 September, 23:04:00 UTC Ariane 4 (44LP) ELA-2, CSG Arianespace Hispasat 1A Hispasat GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Satcom C3 GE Americom GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
12 September, 14:23:00 UTC Space Shuttle Endeavour LC-39B, Kennedy USA STS-47 NASA LEO Manned orbital flight 20 September 1992 Successful 50th mission of the Space Shuttle programme
Spacelab-J ESA/NASDA/NASA LEO Microgravity research Successful
16 September, 03:15 UTC Peacekeeper LF-05, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force US Air Force Sub-orbital Operational test flight 16 September 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
22 September, 16:10:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-16/2, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2210 (Yantar-4K2) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 20 November 1992 Successful
25 September, 17:05:01 UTC Commercial Titan III (34D) LC-40, Cape Canaveral Martin Marietta Mars Observer NASA Indended: Areocentric
Achieved: Heliocentric
Mars exploration Unknown Failure Contact lost three days before orbit insersion. It is unclear whether the spacecraft entered Aerocentric orbit, remained in Heliocentric orbit, or exploded.
28 September Minuteman III LF-26, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force GT-149GB US Air Force Sub-orbital Operational test flight 28 September 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,300 kilometres (810 mi)
6 October, 06:20:05 UTC Long March 2C (CZ-2C) LA-2B, JSLC CALT FSW-1-4 CASC LEO Reconnaissance satellite Still in orbit Successful so far
Freja SSC LEO Magnetosphere research Still in orbit Successful so far
8 October, 19:00:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-43/4, Plesetsk VKS Foton-5 MOM LEO Microgravity research 24 October 1992 Successful
12 October, 09:47 UTC Delta II (7925) LC-17B, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas DFS-3 Bundespost GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
14 October, 19:58:00 UTC Molniya-M LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Molniya-3-50L MOM Molniya Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
16 October Castor-Orbus Wake Island Orbital SDIO Sub-orbital Reentry Test 16 October 1992 Failure Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
19 October Trident D-5 USS Maryland, ETR US Navy DASO-10 US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 19 October 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
20 October, 12:58:12 UTC Tsyklon-3 Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2211 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2212 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2213 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2214 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2215 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
Kosmos 2216 (Strela-3) MO RF LEO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
21 October, 10:21:22 UTC Molniya-M LC-16/2, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2217 (Oko) MOM Molniya Missile defence Still in orbit Successful so far
22 October, 17:09:40 UTC Space Shuttle Columbia LC-39B, Kennedy USA STS-52 NASA LEO Manned orbital flight 1 November 1992 Successful
USMP-1 NASA LEO Microgravity research Successful
CANEX-2 CSA LEO Microgravity research Successful
LAGEOS-2 ASI MEO Geodesy research Still in orbit Successful
IRIS ASI MEO Geodesy research Still in orbit Successful
22 October Aries Wallops Island SDIO Orbus 1 (SPFE-3) SDIO Sub-orbital Target 22 October 1992 Failure Apogee: 20 kilometres (12 mi)
25 October, 01:06 UTC Minuteman IB LF-03, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force AST-DT2 US Air Force Sub-orbital Target 25 October 1992 Failure Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
27 October, 17:19:41 UTC Soyuz-U2 LC-31/6, Baikonur VKS Progress M-15 MOM LEO, docked to Mir Resupply Mir 7 February 1993 Successful
Mak-2 MOM LEO Ionosphere research 1 April 1993 Successful Deployed from Mir on 20 November 1992
Znamya-2 MOM LEO Mirror experiment 5 February 1993 Successful Deployed from Progress M-15 on 4 February 1993
27 October, 18:30 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands NASA CU-3 NASA Sub-orbital Solar ultraviolet astronomy 27 October 1992 Successful Apogee: 298 kilometres (185 mi)
28 October, 00:15:00 UTC Ariane 4 (42P) ELA-2, CSG Arianespace Galaxy 7 Hughes GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
29 October, 10:40:33 UTC Kosmos-3M LC-133/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2218 (Parus) MO RF LEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
30 October, 14:59:00 UTC Proton-K/DM-2 LC-81/23, Baikonur VKS Ekran-M3 MOM GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
4 November, 02:00 UTC Minuteman III LF-04, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force GT-150GM US Air Force Sub-orbital Operational test flight 4 November 1992 Failure Apogee: 100 kilometres (62 mi)
8 November, 10:25 UTC Maxus Esrange SSC/DLR ESA Sub-orbital Microgravity research 8 November 1992 Successful Apogee: 717 kilometres (446 mi)
10 November Trident D-5 USS Tennessee, ETR US Navy US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 10 November 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
10 November Trident D-5 USS Tennessee, ETR US Navy US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 10 November 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
10 November Trident D-5 USS Tennessee, ETR US Navy US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 10 November 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
10 November Trident D-5 USS Tennessee, ETR US Navy US Navy Sub-orbital Operational test flight 10 November 1992 Successful Apogee: 1,000 kilometres (620 mi)
15 November, 21:45:01 UTC Soyuz-U LC-16/2, Plesetsk VKS Resurs-500 MOM LEO Remote sensing 22 November 1992 Successful
17 November, 07:47 UTC Zenit-2 LC-45/1, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2219 (Tseleina-2) MO RF LEO ELINT Still in orbit Successful so far
20 November, 15:29:59 UTC Soyuz-U LC-43/4, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2220 (Yantar-4K2) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 18 January 1993 Successful
21 November, 13:45 UTC Scout G-1 SLC-5, Vandenberg AFB NASA MSTI-1 US Air Force/SDIO LEO (SSO) Technology demonstration 18 July 1993 Successful
22 November, 09:22 UTC Skylark 7 LA-S, Esrange DLR TEXUS-29 DLR Sub-orbital Microgravity research 22 November 1992 Successful Apogee: 230 kilometres (140 mi)
22 November, 23:54:00 UTC Delta II (7925) LC-17A, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas USA-85 (GPS IIA-16) US Air Force MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
24 November, 04:09:59 UTC Tsyklon-3 Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2221 (Tselina-D) MO RF LEO ELINT Still in orbit Successful so far
25 November, 12:18:54 UTC Molniya-M LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2222 (Oko) MOM Molniya Missile defence Still in orbit Successful so far
27 November, 13:10:00 UTC Proton-K/DM-2 LC-81/23, Baikonur VKS Gorizont-27 MOM GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
28 November, 21:34 UTC Titan IV (404A) SLC-4E, Vandenberg AFB US Air Force USA-86 (KH-12-4) US NRO LEO (SSO) Reconnaissance satellite 5 June 2000 Successful
1 December, 22:48:00 UTC Ariane 4 (42P) ELA-2, CSG Arianespace Superbird A1 SCC GSO Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
1 December UR-100NU Baikonur RVSN RVSN Sub-orbital Operational test flight 1 December 1992 Failure
2 December, 01:57:00 UTC Molniya-M LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Molniya-3-56L MOM Molniya Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
2 December, 13:24:00 UTC Space Shuttle Discovery LC-39A, Kennedy USA STS-53 NASA LEO Manned orbital flight 9 December 1992 Successful
ODERACS-A NASA LEO Calibration Failure Deployment cancelled. Reflown on STS-60
ODERACS-B NASA LEO Calibration
ODERACS-C NASA LEO Calibration
ODERACS-D NASA LEO Calibration
ODERACS-E NASA LEO Calibration
ODERACS-F NASA LEO Calibration
USA-89 (SDS-2-3) US NRO Molniya Comsat Still in orbit Successful so far
6 December, 16:00 UTC Nike Orion White Sands NASA CWAS-27 NASA Sub-orbital Aeronomy 6 December 1992 Successful Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
9 December, 00:00 UTC Zyb Submarine, Pacific Ocean RVSN Efir RVSN Sub-orbital Technology demonstration 9 December 1992 Successful Apogee: 500 kilometres (310 mi)
9 December, 11:25:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-1/5, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2223 (Yantar-4KS1) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 16 December 1993 Successful
9 December Black Brant 9CM1 CE, Biscarosse MATRA POIVRE (VERT) MATRA Sub-orbital Earth imaging 9 December 1992 Successful Apogee: 300 kilometres (190 mi)
11 December, 22:45 UTC Nike Orion White Sands NASA CWAS-28 NASA Sub-orbital Aeronomy 11 December 1992 Successful Apogee: 140 kilometres (87 mi)
15 December, 03:00 UTC Black Brant IX LC-36, White Sands NASA NASA/JHU Sub-orbital Ultraviolet astronomy 15 December 1992 Successful Apogee: 302 kilometres (188 mi)
17 December, 12:45:00 UTC Proton-K/DM-2 LC-200/39, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2224 (Prognoz) MOM GEO Missile defence Still in orbit Successful so far
18 December, 22:16:00 UTC Delta II (7925) LC-17B, Cape Canaveral McDonnell Douglas USA-87 (GPS IIA-17) US Air Force MEO Navigation Still in orbit Successful so far
21 December, 11:21 UTC Long March 2E LC-2, XSLC CALT Optus B2 Optus Intended: GSO
Achieved: LEO
Comsat 29 June 1995 Failure Payload fairing collapsed during ascent. Rocket continued to orbit, deploying remains of payload and upper stage into low orbit
22 December, 12:00:00 UTC Soyuz-U LC-31/6, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2225 (Ortlets) MOM LEO Reconnaissance satellite 18 February 1993 Successful
22 December, 12:36:00 UTC Tsyklon-3 LC-32/2, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2226 (Geo-IK) MO RF LEO Geodesy Still in orbit Successful so far
25 December, 05:56 UTC Zenit-2 LC-45/1, Baikonur VKS Kosmos 2227 (Tselina-2) MO RF LEO ELINT Still in orbit Successful so far
25 December, 20:07:59 UTC Tsyklon-3 Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2228 (Tselina-D) MO RF LEO ELINT Still in orbit Successful so far
29 December, 13:30:01 UTC Soyuz-U LC-43/3, Plesetsk VKS Kosmos 2229 (Bion 10) MOM LEO Biological research 10 January 1993 Successful

Deep Space Rendezvous in 1992

Date (GMT) Spacecraft Event Remarks
8 February Ulysses 1st flyby of Jupiter Gravity assist
15 February Hiten Selenocentric orbit injection
14 July Giotto Flyby of 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup Closest approach: 200 kilometres (120 mi)
8 October Pioneer Venus Orbiter Deliberately deorbited into the Venerian atmosphere
8 December Galileo 2nd flyby of the Earth Gravity assist; Closest approach: 305 kilometres (190 mi)

EVAs

Start Date/Time Duration End Time Spacecraft Crew Remarks
20 February
20:09
4 hours
12 minutes
21 February
00:21
Mir EO-10
Kvant-2
RussiaAleksandr Volkov
RussiaSergei Krikalyov
Performed maintenance activities on the outside of Mir, including cleaning camera lenses. Volkov had problems with the cooling system on his Orlan space suit, and was limited in his mobility.
10 May
20:40
3 hours
43 minutes
11 May
00:23
STS-49
Endeavour
United StatesPierre J. Thuot
United StatesRichard Hieb
Thuot attempted to capture the Intelsat VI satellite using a capture bar while Hieb stood by to assist with placement in the payload bay. After multiple attempts to catch Intelsat VI, the spacewalkers returned to the airlock to consider the failed attempts.[2]
11 May
21:05
5 hours
30 minutes
12 May
02:35
STS-49
Endeavour
United StatesPierre J. Thuot
United StatesRichard Hieb
Thuot tried five more times to capture Intelsat VI while Hieb stood by to assist. Once again Thuot was unable to engaged the capture bar to the satellite.[2]
13 May
21:17
8 hours
29 minutes
14 May
05:46
STS-49
Endeavour
United StatesPierre J. Thuot
United StatesRichard Hieb
United StatesThomas Akers
Thuot, Hieb and Akers captured Intelsat VI with their hands. The trio then pulled the satellite into the payload pay, added a new perigee kick motor, and launched the satellite away from Endeavour. This spacewalk was the first three-person spacewalk in history and the three spacewalkers also set a new record for elapsed spacewalk time.[2]
14 May
~21:00
7 hours
44 minutes
15 May
~04:45
STS-49
Endeavour
United StatesThomas Akers
United StatesKathryn C. Thornton
Tested space station assembly techniques on an experimental structure, the Assembly of Station by Extravehicular Activity Methods (ASEM).
8 July
12:38
2 hours
3 minutes
14:41 Mir EO-11
Kvant-2
RussiaAleksandr Viktorenko
RussiaAleksandr Kaleri
Inspected several gyrodynes, located on the Kvant-2 module, near the airlock to provide data needed to prepare for the planned repair and replacement work of the gyrodynes.
3 September
13:32
3 hours
56 minutes
17:28 Mir EO-12
Kvant-2
RussiaSergei Avdeyev
RussiaAnatoly Solovyev
Moved the VDU thruster unit to its position and prepared the Sofora girder for installation of the VDU.
7 September
11:47
5 hours
8 minutes
16:55 Mir EO-12
Kvant-2
RussiaSergei Avdeyev
RussiaAnatoly Solovyev
Installed the electrical and control cables needed by the VDU thruster for operation on the Sofora truss and recovered the Russian flag installed on the Sofora truss the year before.
11 September
10:06
5 hours
44 minutes
15:50 Mir EO-12
Kvant-2
RussiaSergei Avdeyev
RussiaAnatoly Solovyev
Completed install of the VDU thruster on Sofora truss, and moved the truss into its extended position.
15 September
07:49
3 hours
33 minutes
11:22 Mir EO-12
Kvant-2
RussiaSergei Avdeyev
RussiaAnatoly Solovyev
Collected samples of a solar array and relocated the Kurs docking antenna on the Kristall module in preparation of the arrival of Soyuz TM-16.

References

Generic references:

Footnotes

  1. ^ NASA (2007-11-23). "NASA - STS-42". National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-42.html. Retrieved 2008-05-26.  
  2. ^ a b c Kallender, Mark. "STS-49, The Rescue Of Intelsat-VI 603". Archived from the original on February 18 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/5evrd32qm. Retrieved February 28, 2009.  

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