2008 in spaceflight


2008 in spaceflight

|11 January, 05:32 GMT [cite web
url= http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/news/story80.html
title= 36.243 UG McCandliss/Johns Hopkins University
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-01-11
format= html
publisher= NASA Sounding Rockets Office
language= English
]
|flagicon|CANBlack Brant IX
|flagicon|USALC-36, White Sands
|flagicon|USANASA
|flagicon|USALIDOS
|NASA/JHU
|Sub-orbital
|Ultraviolet astronomy
|11 January, 05:42 GMT
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|315|km|mi|lk=on|abbr=on
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|15 January, 11:49 GMTcite web
url= http://www.planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.593
title= Issue 593
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author= Dr. Jonathan McDowell
date= 2008-03-14
format= html
publisher= Jonathan's Space Report
language= English
]
|flagicon|UKRZenit-3SL
|flagicon|NOROcean Odyssey
|flagicon|UNSea Launch
|flagicon|UAEThuraya 3
|Thuraya
|GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|17 January [cite web
url= http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Israel_test-fires_ballistic_missile_after_Iran_warning_999.html
title= Israel test-fires ballistic missile after Iran warning
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-01-17
format= html
publisher= SpaceWar.com
language= English
]
|flagicon|ISRJericho III
|flagicon|ISRPalmachim
|flagicon|ISRIAF
|IAF
|Sub-orbital
|Missile test
|17 January 2008
|Successful
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|18 January, 07:30 GMT [cite web
url= http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/news/story81.html
title= 40.021 UE Kintner/Cornell University
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-01-18
format= html
publisher= NASA Sounding Rockets Office
language= English
]
|flagicon|CANBlack Brant XII
|flagicon|NORAndøya
|flagicon|USANASA
|flagicon|USASCIFER-2
|NASA/Cornell/Dartmouth
|Sub-orbital
|Ionospheric research
|18 January 2008
|Successful
|Apogee: km to mi|1460|abbr=yes|wiki=yes
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|21 January, 03:45 GMT
|flagicon|INDPSLV-CA
|flagicon|INDFLP, Sriharikota
|flagicon|INDISRO
|flagicon|ISRPolaris (TechSAR)
|IAI
|LEO
|Radar imaging
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|25 January [cite web
url= http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Outside_View_Pakistan_tests_its_IRBM_999.html
title= Outside View: Pakistan tests its IRBM
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-01-28
format= html
publisher= SpaceWar.com
language= English
]
|flagicon|PAKShaheen-I
|flagicon|PAKSonmiani
|flagicon|PAKPAF
|PAF
|Sub-orbital
|Missile test
|25 January 2008
|Successful
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|28 January, 00:18 GMT
|flagicon|RUSProton-M
|flagicon|KAZLC-200/39, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUSRKA
|flagicon|RUSEkspress AM-33
|RSCC
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|31 January, 19:14 GMT [cite web
url= http://www.rocketrange.no/news/hotpay2-launched
title= HotPay2 Soars into the Skies Above Andøya
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-01-31
format= html
publisher= Andøya Rocket Range
language= English
]
|nowrap|flagicon|BRA/flagicon|USAVS-30-Orion
|flagicon|NORAndøya
|nowrap|flagicon|GER/flagicon|NORDLR/ARR
|flagicon|UKHotPay-2
|University of Leeds
|Sub-orbital
|Ionospheric research
|31 January 2008
|Successful
|Apogee: km to mi|380.6|abbr=yes|wiki=yes
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|January [cite web
url= http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/press_releases/2008/012808_AegisOAWar.html
title= US Navy test confirms missile firing capability of AEGIS open architecture
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-01-27
format= html
publisher= Lockheed Martin
language= English
]
|flagicon|USASM-3
|flagicon|USAWhite Sands
|flagicon|USAUS Navy/MDA
|ABM
|US Navy/MDA
|Sub-orbital
|ABM test
|Within 15 minutes of launch
|Successful
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|4 February [cite web
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7225699.stm
title= Iranians inaugurate space project
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-02-04
format= html
publisher= BBC News
language= English
]
|nowrap|flagicon|IRNSafir
|flagicon|IRNSemnan
|flagicon|IRNIARI
|flagicon|IRNKavoshgar-1
|ISA
|Sub-orbital
|4 February
|Successful
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|5 February, 13:02:54 GMT
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-U
|flagicon|KAZLC-1/5, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUSRKA
|flagicon|RUSProgress M-63
|RKA
|LEO, docked to ISS
|Resupply ISS
|7 April 2008, 11:50 GMTcite web
url = http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5397
title = Soyuz TMA-12 launches Expedition 17 and first South Korean
author = Chi Yu/Chris Bergin
publisher = NASASpaceflight.com
date = 2008-04-08
accessdate = 2008-04-08
format = html
language = English
]
|Successful
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|6 February, 09:14:40 GMTcite web
url=http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/s_rockets/topicslist_e.html
title= Sounding Rockets
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-02-06
format= html
publisher= JAXA
language= English
]
|flagicon|JPNS-310
|flagicon|JPNUchinoura
|flagicon|JPNJAXA
|JAXA
|Sub-orbital
|Ionosphere research
|6 February
|Successful
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|7 February, 11:30 GMTcite web
url=http://www.ssc.se/?id=7169
title= List of all launches
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-02-21
format= html
publisher= Swedish Space Corporation
language= English
]
|nowrap|flagicon|BRAVSB-30
|flagicon|SWEEsrange
|flagicon|GER/flagicon|EUDLR/ESA
|flagicon|GER/flagicon|EUTEXUS-44
|DLR/ESA
|Sub-orbital
|Microgravity research
|7 February
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|264|km|mi|abbr=on|lk=on
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rowspan="2"|7 February, 19:45:30 GMT
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USASpace Shuttle "Atlantis"
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USALC-39A, Kennedy
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USAUSA
|flagicon|USASTS-122, 7 astronauts
|NASA
|LEO, docked to ISS
|Manned orbital flight
|20 February 2008, 14:07:10 GMT [cite web
url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5362
title= STS-122: Atlantis home after perfect re-entry and landing
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author= Chris Bergin
date= 2008-02-07
format= html
publisher= NASASpaceflight.com
language= English
]
|Successful
|ISS assembly flight
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|flagicon|UN Columbus
|ESA
|LEO, attached to ISS
|ISS component
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|11 February, 11:34 GMT
|flagicon|RUSProton-M
|flagicon|KAZLC-200/39, Baikonur
|flagicon|UNILS
|flagicon|NORThor-5
|Telenor
|Geosynchronous
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|21 February, 03:26 GMTcite web
url=http://www.space.com/news/080220-satellite-hit.html
title= Navy Hits Satellite With Heat-Seeking Missile
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-02-21
format= html
publisher= Space.com
language= English
]
|flagicon|USASM-3
|flagicon|USAUSS|Lake Erie|CG-70|6
|flagicon|USAUS Navy/MDA
|ASAT
|US Navy/MDA
|Sub-orbital
|ASAT satellite intercept
|21 February, 03:29 GMT
|Successful
|Destroyed USA-193 satellitecite web
url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23166344 MSNBC
title= U.S. to launch missile at broken satellite
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-02-14
format= html
publisher= MSNBC
language= English
] cite web
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7254540.stm
title= US Missile hits 'toxic satellite'
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-02-21
format= html
publisher= BBC News
language= English
]
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|21 February, 06:15 GMT
|nowrap|flagicon|BRAVSB-30
|flagicon|SWEEsrange
|flagicon|GER/flagicon|EUDLR/ESA
|flagicon|GER/flagicon|EUTEXUS-45
|DLR/ESA
|Sub-orbital
|Microgravity research
|21 February
|Successful
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|23 February, 08:55 GMT
|flagicon|JPNH-IIA 2024
|flagicon|JPNPad Y, Tanegashima
|flagicon|JPNMHI
|flagicon|JPNWINDS (Kizuna)
|JAXA/NICT
|GEO
|Comsat/Technology development
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|nowrap|26 February, nowrap|07:28 GMT [cite web
url=http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEQ20080226230158&Page=Q&Title=ORISSA&Topic=0 NewIndPress.com
title= India test-fires undersea missile
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author=
date= 2008-02-27
format= html
publisher= NewIndPress.com
language= English
]

|flagicon|INDK-15
|flagicon|INDINS "Kalinga"
|flagicon|INDIndian Navy
|Indian Navy
|Sub-orbital
|SLBM test
|26 February 2008
|Successful
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|9 March, 04:03:07 GMT
|flagicon|EUAriane 5-ES
|flagicon|FRAELA-3, CSG (Kourou)
|flagicon|FRAArianespace
|flagicon|EUATV-001 "Jules Verne"
|ESA
|LEO, docked to ISS
|Test spacecraft, resupply ISS
|29 September 2008
|Successful
|Maiden flight of Ariane 5-ES and ATV
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rowspan="4"|11 March, nowrap|06:28:14 GMT
rowspan="4"|flagicon|USASpace Shuttle "Endeavour"
rowspan="4"|flagicon|USALC-39A, Kennedy
rowspan="4"|flagicon|USAUSA
|flagicon|USASTS-123,
7 Astronauts
|NASA
|LEO, docked to ISS
|Manned orbital flight
rowspan="2"|00:39:08 GMT, 27 March 2008cite web
url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts123/status.html
title=STS-123 Mission Status Center (Landing)
author=Justin Ray
date = 2008-03-26
format = html
publisher=Spaceflight Now
language=English
]
|Successful
|ISS assembly flight
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|flagicon|EU/flagicon|USASpacelab MD002 Palletcite web
url=http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-031808a.html
title= Space shuttle to return pallet full of history
accessdate= 2008-03-18
author=
date= 2008-03-18
format= html
publisher= collectSPACE
language= English
]
|ESA/NASA
|LEO, attached to ISS and OV|105|full=no
|Transport pallet for Dextre
|Successful
|Final flight of Spacelab programme
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|flagicon|UN JEM ELM-PF
|JAXA
|LEO, attached to ISS
|ISS component
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|First of three components for the JEM
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|flagicon|UN Dextre (SPDM)
|MDA
|LEO, attached to ISS
|ISS component
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|nowrap|13 March, nowrap|10:02 GMT
|flagicon|USAAtlas V (411)
|flagicon|USASLC-3E, Vandenberg AFB
|flagicon|USAULA
|flagicon|USAUSA-200 (NRO L-28/Trumpet)cite web
url=http://space.skyrocket.de/index_frame.htm?http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/trumpet-fo.htm
title= Trumpet F/O
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author= Gunter Krebs
date= 2008-03-13
format= html
publisher= Gunter's Space Page
language= English
]
|NRO
|Molniya
|ELINT
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|First Atlas V launch from Vandenberg AFB
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|14 March, 23:18:55 GMT [cite web
url= http://www.ilslaunch.com/we-have-liftoff-2/
title= We Have Lift Off
accessdate= 2008-03-14
author= ILS Communications Team
date= 2008-03-17
format= html
publisher= International Launch Services
language= English
]
|flagicon|RUSProton-M/Briz-M
|flagicon|KAZLC-200/39, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUS/flagicon|USAILS
|flagicon|USAAMC-14
|SES Americom
|Intended: Geosynchronous
Actual: MEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Partial failure, still in operation
|Upper stage malfunction during second burn [cite web
url=http://www.ilslaunch.com/news-031408/
title= ILS Declares Proton Launch Anomaly
accessdate= 2008-03-15
author= Fran Slimmer
date= 2008-03-14
format= html
publisher= International Launch Services
language= English
] cite web
url=http://www.roscosmos.ru/StartsMain.asp?ShowYear=2008
title= Starts Main
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author=
date= 2008-03-14
format= html
publisher= Roskosmos
language= Russian
] cite web
url=http://space.skyrocket.de/index_frame.htm?http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_chr/lau2008.htm
title= Orbital Launches of 2008
accessdate= 2008-06-18
author= Gunter Krebs
date= 2008-03-15
format= html
publisher= Gunter's Space Page
language= English
]
Recovery attempted but abandoned due to legal issues.cite web|url=http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Boeing_Patent_Shuts_Down_AMC_14_Lunar_Flyby_Salvage_Attempt_999.html|publisher=Space-Travel.com|title=Boeing Patent Shuts Down AMC-14 Lunar Flyby Salvage Attempt|date=2008-04-10|accessdate=2008-04-11|language=English] [cite web|url=http://www.ses.com/ses/siteSections/mediaroom/Latest_News/index.php?pressRelease=/pressReleases/pressReleaseList/08-04-11/index.php|title=SES AMERICOM Declares AMC-14 Satellite A Total Loss|author=Mark Roberts/Yves Feltes|publisher=SES Americom|language=English|date=2008-04-11|accessdate=2008-04-11] Later sold and recovery efforts restarted.cite web|url= http://www.planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.597|title= Issue 597|accessdate= 2008-07-23|author= Dr. Jonathan McDowell|date= 2008-06-27|format= html|publisher= Jonathan's Space Report|language= English]
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|15 March, 06:10 GMTcite web
url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/delta/d332/status.html
title= Delta D332 Mission Status Centre
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author= Justin Ray
date= 2008-03-15
format= html
publisher= Spaceflight Now
language= English
]
|flagicon|USADelta II (7925-9.5)
|flagicon|USALC-17A, Cape Canaveral
|flagicon|USAULA
|flagicon|USAUSA-201 (GPS IIR-19/M6)cite web
url=http://space.skyrocket.de/index_frame.htm?http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/navstar-2rm.htm
title= Navstar-2RM (GPS-2RM)
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author= Gunter Krebs
date= 2008-03-15
format= html
publisher= Gunter's Space Page
language= English
]
|US Air Force
|MEO
|Navigation
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|80th consecutive successful Delta II launch.
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|19 March, nowrap|22:47:59 GMT [cite web
url = http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/missioninfo.asp?Mission=DirecTV%2011
title = Mission Information for DirecTV 11
accessdate = 2008-03-17
author = Michael B. Schaub
date = 2008-03-17
format = html
publisher = Honeywell TSI/NASA GSFC
language = English
] [cite web
url = http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5385
title = Sea Launch Zenit 3SL lofts DIRECTV 11
accessdate = 2008-03-19
author =
date = 2008-03-19
format = html
publisher = NASASpaceflight.com
language = English
]

|flagicon|UKRZenit 3SL
|flagicon|NOROcean Odyssey
|flagicon|UNSea Launch
|flagicon|USADirecTV-11
|DirecTV
|GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|23 March, 04:45 GMTcite web
url = http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India_test-fires_Agni-1_missile/articleshow/2890590.cms
title = India successfully test-fires Agni-1 missile
accessdate = 2008-03-23
author =
date = 2008-03-23
format = html
publisher = The Times of India
language = English
]
|flagicon|INDAgni 1
|flagicon|INDLC-4, Wheeler Island
|flagicon|INDIndian Army
|SFC/DRDO
|Sub-orbital
|Missile test
|23 March 2008
|Successful
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|27 March, 17:15 GMT [cite web
url = http://rian.ru/technology/20080327/102399195.html
title = Ракета "Космос-3М" стартовала с космодрома Плесецк
publisher = Ria Novosti
date = 2008-03-27
accessdate = 2008-03-27
language = Russian
]
|flagicon|RUSKosmos-3M
|flagicon|RUSLC-132/1,Plesetsk
|flagicon|GERCOSMOS International
|flagicon|GERSAR-Lupe 4
|KSA, Bundeswehr
|Polar LEO
|Military reconnaissance
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|28 March
|nowrap|flagicon|BRAVSB-30
|flagicon|NORAndoya
|flagicon|NORARR
|flagicon|NORMini-DUSTY 14
|ARR
|Sub-orbital
|Ionospheric research
|28 March
|Successful
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|2 April, 08:01 GMTcite web|url=http://www.vandenberg.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123092616|title=Missile successfully launches from Vandenberg|publisher=US Air Force|author=30th Space Wing Public Affairs|date=2008-04-02|accessdate=2008-04-02|language=English]
|flagicon|USAMinuteman III
|nowrap|flagicon|USALF-09, Vandenberg AFB
|flagicon|USAUS Air Force
|flagicon|USAGT-196GM
|US Air Force
|Sub-orbital
|ICBM test
|2 April 2008
|Successful
|Range: convert|6759|km|mi
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|8 April, 11:16:39 GMTcite web
url = http://www.spaceflightnow.com/station/exp17/status.html
title = Mission Status Center
author = Justin Ray
publisher = Spaceflight Now
date = 2008-04-08
accessdate = 2008-04-08
language = English
format = html
]
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-FG
|flagicon|KAZLC-1/5, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUSRKA
|nowrap|flagicon|RUSSoyuz TMA-12, 3 cosmonauts
|RKA
|LEO, docked to ISS
|Manned orbital flight
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|ISS Expedition 17
First South Korean in space
First second-generation cosmonaut [cite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/station/exp17/080408launch.html |title= Station's next resident crew launches into orbit |author=William Harwood |publisher=Spaceflight Now |language=English |date=2008-04-08 |accessdate=2008-04-10]
Docked on 10 April at 12:57 GMT
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|14 April, 16:58 GMTcite web
url= http://sched.wff.nasa.gov/wffsched/ViewItem.html?detail=0&integral=0&dropdown=1&show_stop=0&show_resources=0&style_sheet=style_wallops.css&dtwhen=2454571&cal_item_id=1840
title= SR-WS BLACK BRANT IX 36.240
accessdate= 2008-04-19
author= B. Payne
date= 2008-04-14
format= html
publisher= NASA Wallops Flight Facility
language= English
]
|flagicon|CANBlack Brant IX
|flagicon|USALC-36, White Sands
|flagicon|USANASA
|flagicon|USASEE
|NASA/dn|University of Colorado|UoC LASP
|Sub-orbital
|Ultraviolet astronomy [cite web
url= http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/news/story82.html
title= 36.240 UE WOODS/UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
accessdate= 2008-04-19
date= 2008-04-14
format= html
publisher= NASA Sounding Rockets Office
language= English
]
|14 April, 17:08 GMT
|Successful
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|14 April, 20:12:00 GMTcite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av014/|title=Atlas 5 rocket puts up mobile communications satellite|date=2008-04-14|publisher=Spaceflight Now|language=English|accessdate=2008-04-17]
|flagicon|USAAtlas V (421)
|flagicon|USALC-41, Cape Canaveral
|flagicon|USAULA
|flagicon|USAICO G1
|ICO Satellite Management
|Geosynchronous
|Mobile communications
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|Heaviest single commercial satellite to be placed in GSO.
Heaviest satellite to be launched by an Atlas rocket.
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|15 April
|flagicon|ISRBlue Sparrow
|flagicon|ISR/flagicon|USAF-15 Eagle, Israel
|flagicon|ISRIAF
|IAF
|Sub-orbital
|Test flight
|15 April
|Successful
|Maiden flight of Blue Sparrow
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|16 April, 17:01 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/pegasus/cnofs/|title=Satellite launched to forecast communication outages|author=Justin Ray|date=2008-04-16|publisher=Spaceflight Now|language=English|accessdate=2008-04-17]
|flagicon|USAPegasus-XL
|flagicon|MHLL-1011, Kwajalein Atoll
|flagicon|USAOrbital
|flagicon|USAC/NOFS
|STP/NASA
|LEO
|Scientific electrodynamics satellite
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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rowspan="2"|18 April, 22:17 GMTcite web
url=http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/
title= Space Calendar
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author= Ron Baalke
date= 2008-03-16
format= html
publisher= NASA JPL
language= English
]
rowspan="2"|flagicon|EUAriane 5-ECA
rowspan="2"|flagicon|FRAELA-3, CSG (Kourou)
rowspan="2"|flagicon|FRAArianespace
|flagicon|VIEVinasat-1
|VNPT
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|First Vietnamese satellite
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|flagicon|BRAStar One C2
|Star One
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
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|19 April [cite web|url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5inHe314GwI26zqeqDrI2wlrhnjswD904Q7380|title=Pakistan test fires long-range missile|author=Munir Ahmad|publisher=Associated Press|date=2008-04-19|accessdate=2008-04-19] [cite web|url=http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080047299&ch=4/19/2008%201:52:00%20PM|title=Pak test-fires N-capable Shaheen-II|publisher=Press Trust of India|date=2008-04-19|accessdate=2008-04-19]
|flagicon|PAKShaheen-II
|flagicon|PAKSonmiani
|flagicon|PAKArmy of Pakistancite web|url=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jUwpYvvOyhNJdm7t0iE2ZbQ4DKbw|title=Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile: army|publisher=AFP|date=2008-04-19|accessdate=2008-04-19]
|Army of Pakistan
|Sub-orbital
|IRBM test
|19 April
|Successful
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|21 April [cite web|url=http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Pakistan_tests_nuclear_capable_missile_again_army_999.html|title=Pakistan tests nuclear capable missile again: army|publisher=SpaceWar.com|date=2008-04-21|accessdate=2008-04-23]
|flagicon|PAKShaheen-II
|flagicon|PAKSonmiani
|flagicon|PAKArmy of Pakistan
|Army of Pakistan
|Sub-orbital
|IRBM test
|21 April
|Successful
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|25 April, 15:35 GMT [cite web|url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-04/26/content_8052455.htm|title=China blasts off first data relay satellite|publisher=Xinhau|date=2008-04-25|accessdate=2008-04-25|author=Yan Liang]
|flagicon|PRCLong March 3C
|flagicon|PRCLC-2, Xichang
|flagicon|PRCCNSA
|flagicon|PRCTianlian-1
|CASC
|GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|Maiden flight of Long March 3C
-
|26 April, 22:16:02 GMTcite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7369460.stm|title=Europe launches sat-nav tester|date=2008-04-26|publisher=BBC News|language=English|accessdate=2008-04-28]
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-FG/Fregat
|flagicon|KAZLC-31/6, Baikonur
|flagicon|EU/flagicon|RUSStarsem
|flagicon|EUGIOVE-B
|ESA
|MEO
|Experimental navigation satellite
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
rowspan="10"|28 April, 03:53:51 GMTcite web|url=http://www.utias-sfl.net/|title=Latest from SFL|date=2008-04-28|publisher=UTIAS|language=English|accessdate=2008-04-28] cite web|url=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5ivr_ZCshK_rTlcDIe5g2vXBzkOQQ|title=Indian rocket blasts into space carrying 10 satellites|date=2008-03-28|publisher=AFP|language=English|accessdate=2008-04-28]
rowspan="10"|flagicon|INDPSLV-C
rowspan="10"|flagicon|INDSLP, Sriharikota
rowspan="10"|flagicon|INDISRO
|flagicon|INDCartosat-2Acite web
url=http://www.isro.org/rep2006/EOS%20System.htm
title= Earth Observation System
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author=
date=
format= html
publisher= ISRO
language= English
]
|ISRO
|LEO
|Remote Sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|INDTWSAT
|ISRO
|LEO
|Remote sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|CANCanX-2cite web
url=http://www.utias-sfl.net/nanosatellites/CanX2/
title= CanX-2 Mission Objectives
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author=
date=
format= html
publisher= UTIAS/SFL
language= English
]
|UTIAS
|LEO
|Technology development
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|NSL-4cite web|url=http://www.utias-sfl.net/NLS-4/|title=Nanosatellite Launch Service 4|publisher=UTIAS|language=English|date=2008-04-10|accessdate=2008-04-14]
-
|flagicon|JPNCute-1.7+APD IIcite web
url=http://lss.mes.titech.ac.jp/ssp/cute1.7/index_e.html
title= Cute-1.7 + APD II Project
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author=
date= 2007-07-20
format= html
publisher= Tokyo Institute of Technology
language= English
]
|Tokyo Institute of Technology
|LEO
|Technology development
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|NSL-4
-
|flagicon|NEDDelfi-C3cite web
url= http://www.delfic3.nl/
title= Delfi-C3 - Home
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author=
date= 2008-03-10
format= html
publisher= Delft University of Technology
language= English
]
|Delft University
|LEO
|Technology development
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|NSL-4
-
|flagicon|DENAAUSAT-IIcite web
url=http://www.aausatii.aau.dk/
title= AAUSAT-II Launch Info - HomePage
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author=
date= 2008-03-10
format= html
publisher= Aalborg University
language= English
]
|Aalborg University
|LEO
|Radiation research
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|NSL-4
-
|flagicon|GERCOMPASS-1cite web
url=http://www.raumfahrt.fh-aachen.de/
title= COMPASS-1
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author=
date=
format= html
publisher= Aachen University
language= English
]
|Aachen University
|LEO
|Remote sensing
Technology demonstration
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|NSL-4
-
|flagicon|JPNSEEDS-2cite web
url=http://cubesat.aero.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp/english/main_e.html
title= CubeSat Project Official Web Site
accessdate= 2008-03-17
author=
date= 2008-01-22
format= html
publisher= Nihon University
language= English
]
|Nihon University
|LEO
|Technology development
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|NSL-4
-
|flagicon|CANCanX-6cite web
url=http://www.utias-sfl.net/nanosatellites/CanX6/
title= CANX-6 - NTS
accessdate= 2008-04-14
author=
date=
format= html
publisher= UTIAS/SFL
language= English
]
|UTIAS/COM DEV
|LEO
|Technology demonstration
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|NSL-5
-
|flagicon|GERRUBIN-8cite web
url=http://www.ohb-system.de/gb/Satellites/Missions/rubinx.html
title= RubinX
accessdate= 2008-04-14
author=
date=
format= html
publisher= OHB System
language= English
]
|OHB System
|LEO
|Technology demonstration
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|Attached to upper stage
-
|28 April, 05:00 GMTcite web|url=http://www.rian.ru/technology/20080428/106034528.html|title=В рамках проекта "Наземный старт" с Байконура стартовал "Зенит 3SLБ"|date=2008-04-28|publisher=RIA Novosti|language=Russian|accessdate=2008-04-28]
|flagicon|UKRZenit-3SLB
|flagicon|KAZLC-45/1, Baikonur
|flagicon|UNLand Launch
|flagicon|ISRAMOS-3 (AMOS-60)
|Space Communications Ltd
|Geosynchronous
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|First Land Launch contracted launch, maiden flight of Zenit-3SLB.
Placed in incorrect orbit due to carrier rocket underperformance.cite web|url=http://izvestia.ru/news/news173271|title=Израиль корит Роскосмос за невыполненные обязательства|date=2008-05-06|publisher=Izvestia|language=Russian|accessdate=2008-05-09] Corrected by satellite through use of spare fuel, without affecting operational life.
-
|1 May, 05:30 GMT [cite web
url= http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/news/story83.html
title= 36.223 UH McCammon/University of Wisconsin
accessdate= 2008-05-01
author=
date= 2008-05-01
format= html
publisher= NASA Sounding Rockets Office
language= English
] [cite web
url= http://sched.wff.nasa.gov/wffsched/ViewItem.html?detail=0&integral=0&dropdown=1&show_stop=0&show_resources=0&style_sheet=style_wallops.css&dtwhen=2454588&cal_item_id=2736
title= SR-WS Black Brant IX 36.223
accessdate= 2008-05-01
author= Jay Scott
date= 2008-05-01
format= html
publisher= NASA Wallops Flight Facility
language= English
]
|flagicon|CANBlack Brant IX
|flagicon|USALC-36, White Sands
|flagicon|USANASA
|
|NASA/JHU
|Sub-orbital
|Ultraviolet astronomy
|1 May, 05:40 GMT
|Successful
-
|6 May,cite web|url=http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/pdf/227222main_w051208.pdf|title=Inside Wallops|last=Flowers|first=Betty|coauthors=Rebecca Powell|date=2008-05-12|work=Volume XX-08, Issue 17|publisher=NASA Wallops Flight Facility|pages=2|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-15] 18:00-20:00 GMT (TBC)
|nowrap|flagicon|USAMesquito
|flagicon|USALC-2, Wallops Island
|flagicon|USANASA
|NASA
|Sub-orbital
|Test flight
|6 May 2008
|Successful
|Maiden flight of Mesquito
-
|7 May, 04:26 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.hindu.com/2008/05/05/stories/2008050556151400.htm|title=Agni-III to be launched on May 7|publisher=The Hindu|date=2008-05-05|accessdate=2008-05-07] [cite web|url=http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/PoliticsNation/Agni-III_missile_test-fired/articleshow/3017605.cms|title=Agni-III missile test-fired|publisher=The Economic Times|date=2008-05-07|accessdate=2008-05-07]
|flagicon|INDAgni-III
|flagicon|INDLC-4, ITR
|flagicon|INDIndian Army
|SFC/DRDO
|Sub-orbital
|Missile test
|7 May 2008, ~04:41 GMT
|Successful
-
|7 May, 18:00-20:00 GMT (TBC)
|nowrap|flagicon|USAMesquito
|flagicon|USALC-2, Wallops Island
|flagicon|USANASA
|NASA
|Sub-orbital
|Test flight
|7 May 2008
|Failure
|Loss of stabilisation after burnout, fins detached during descent.
-
|8 May
|flagicon|USATrident II
|flagicon|USAUSS|Nebraska|SSBN-739|6
|flagicon|USAUS Navy
|US Navy
|Sub-orbital
|SLBM test
|8 May 2008
|Successful
-
|8 May
|flagicon|USATrident II
|flagicon|USAUSS|Nebraska|SSBN-739|6
|flagicon|USAUS Navy
|US Navy
|Sub-orbital
|SLBM test
|8 May 2008
|Successful
-
|14 May, 20:22:54 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.adn.es/tecnologia/20080508/NWS-2291-Progress-envio.html
title=La nave 'Progress' será lanzada el día 14 con tres toneladas de 'carga vital'
publisher=adn.es|language=Spanish|accessdate=2008-05-13
] [cite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0805/14progress29p/|title=Cargo ship begins flight to the space station|last=Justin Ray|date=2008-05-14|publisher=Spaceflight Now|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-15]
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-U
|flagicon|KAZLC-1/5, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUSRKA
|flagicon|RUSProgress M-64
|RKA
|LEO, Docked to ISS
|Resupply ISS
|8 September 2008cite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0809/10progress30p/|title=Cargo ship begins trek to the space station|publisher=Spaceflight Now|first=Justin|last=Ray|date=2008-09-10|accessdate=2008-09-10|language=English]
|Successful
-
|15 May, 04:00 GMTcite web|url=http://www.ssc.se/?id=10127|title=MASER 11|publisher=Swedish Space Corporation|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-14] cite web|url=http://www.ssc.se/filearchive/1/11020/Engelskt%20press-kit%20MASER%2011.pdf|title=MASER-11 Press Kit|publisher=Swedish Space Corporation|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-12] cite web|url=http://www.ssc.se/?id=5104&cid=11165|title=Sounding rocket MASER 11 launched
publisher=Swedish Space Corporation|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-15
]
|nowrap|flagicon|BRAVSB-30
|flagicon|SWEEsrange
|flagicon|SWE/flagicon|GERSSC/DLR
|flagicon|SWE/flagicon|EUMASER-11
|SSC/ESA
|Sub-orbital
|Microgravity research
|15 May
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|252|km|mi|lk=on|abbr=on
-
|21 May, 09:43 GMTcite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5428|title=Sea Launch Zenit 3SL launches with Galaxy 18|last=Bergin|first=Chris|date=2008-05-21|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-21]
|flagicon|UKRZenit-3SL
|flagicon|NOROcean Odyssey
|flagicon|UNSea Launch
|flagicon|UNGalaxy 18
|Intelsat
|GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|22 May, 10:04 GMTcite web|url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gqMIU-7_YM78LJIzG9QcT7RhUnTAD90QN1NO0|title=Unarmed missile successfully tested, hits target|date=2008-05-22|publisher=Associated Press|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-22] cite web|url=http://www.afspc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123099783|title=Missile successfully launches from Vandenberg |last=Raymond|first=Geoffroy (2nd Lt)|coauthors=30th Space Wing Public Affairs|date=2008-05-22|publisher=Air Force Space Command/Vandenberg Air Force Base|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-22]
|flagicon|USAMinuteman III
|nowrap|flagicon|USALF-10, Vandenberg AFB
|flagicon|USAUS Air Force
|flagicon|USAGT-197GM
|US Air Force/NNSA
|Sub-orbital
|ICBM test
|22 May 2008
|Successful
|Long range test [cite web|url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-05/22/content_8231525.htm|title=Pentagon claims success in new missile test|last=Liang|first=Yan|date=2008-05-22|publisher=Xinhua|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-22 ]
-
|23 May, 05:00 GMTcite web|url=http://www.spacewar.com/reports/India_tests_ballistic_missile_official_999.html|title=India tests ballistic missile: official|date=2008-05-23|publisher=Spacewar.com|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-28]
|flagicon|INDPrithvi
|flagicon|INDITR
|flagicon|INDIndian Army
|
|Indian Army
|Sub-orbital
|SRBM user test
|23 May 2008
|Successful
-
rowspan="4"|23 May, 15:20:09 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=3436|title=Успешный старт космического аппарата «Юбилейный"|date=2008-05-23|publisher=Russian Federal Space Agency|language=Russian|accessdate=2008-05-23]
rowspan="4"|flagicon|RUSRokot
rowspan="4"|flagicon|RUSPlesetsk
rowspan="4"|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSKosmos|2437 (Rodnik)cite web|url=http://russianforces.org/blog/2008/06/cosmos-2437_-2438_and_-2439_ar.shtml|title=Cosmos-2437, -2438, and -2439 are not Gonets-M|last=Podvig|first=Pavel|date=2008-06-19|publisher=Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces|language=English|accessdate=2008-09-27]
|VKS
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|RUSKosmos|2438 (Rodnik)
|VKS
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|RUSKosmos|2439 (Rodnik)
|VKS
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|RUSYubeleiny
|NPO PM [cite web|url=http://www.rian.ru/technology/cosmos/20080122/97519139.html|title=Спутник малого класса "Юбилейный" доставлен на космодром "Плесецк"|date=2008-01-22|publisher=RIA Novosti|language=Russian|accessdate=2008-05-07]
|LEO
|Technology demonstration
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|27 May, 03:02 GMTcite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5432|title=China launches first of new generation polar orbiting satellites|last=Barbosa|first=Rui C.|date=2008-05-27|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-27]
|flagicon|PRCLong March 4C
|flagicon|PRCLC-1, Taiyuan
|flagicon|PRCCNSA
|flagicon|PRCFY-3A
|CNSA
|SSO
|Weather satellite [cite web|url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-05/27/content_8261650.htm|title=China launches 2nd Olympic weather satellite|last=Yao|first=Amber|date=2008-05-27|publisher=Xinhua|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-27]
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|29 May
|flagicon|PRCTszyuylan-2
|flagicon|PRC/flagicon|USSRGolf class submarine, Yellow Sea
|flagicon|PRCPLAN
|PLAN
|Sub-orbital
|SLBM test
|29 May 2008
|Successful
-
rowspan="2"|31 May, 21:02:12 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5436|title=LIVE: Discovery launches after clean countdown|last=Bergin|first=Chris|date=2008-05-31|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-31] cite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts124/status2.html|title=STS-124 Mission Status Center|last=Ray|first=Justin|date=2008-05-31|publisher=Spaceflight Now|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-31]
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USASpace Shuttle "Discovery"
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USALC-39A, Kennedy
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USAUSA
|flagicon|USASTS-124,
7 astronauts
|NASA
|LEO, docked to ISS
|Manned Orbital Flight
|14 June 2007, 15:15 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5450|title=Discovery lands to conclude STS-124 - OMS controller plan|last=Bergin|first=Chris|date=2008-06-14|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-14]
|Successful
|ISS assembly flight
-
|flagicon|UNJEM-PM JEM-RMS
|JAXA
|LEO, attached to ISS
|ISS component
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|5 June, 18:13 GMT
|flagicon|USATRSRBM
|flagicon|USAUSS|Tripoli|LPH-10|6, Kauai
|flagicon|USAUS Navy/MDA
|MDA
|Sub-orbital
|AEGIS target
|5 June 2008
|Successful
|Destroyed after re-entry by endoatmospheric SM-2 missile launch
-
|9 June, 12:15 GMTcite web|url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-06/09/content_8334551.htm|title=China launches French-built satellite |last=Yuxia|first=Jiang|date=2008-06-09|publisher=Xinhua|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-09]
|flagicon|PRCLong March 3Bcite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5444|title=CZ-3B Chang Zheng-3B launches ChinaSat-9|last=Barbosa|first=Rui C.|date=2008-06-09|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-09]
|flagicon|PRCLC-2, Xichang
|flagicon|PRCCNSA
|flagicon|PRCChinasat 9 [cite web|url=http://tech.sina.com.cn/i/2008-05-22/01322209420.shtml|title=中星9号发射倒计时:直播卫星“7星计划”出炉|date=2008-05-22|publisher=Sina|language=Chinese|accessdate=2008-05-22]
|CNPT
|GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|11 June, 16:05 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5447|title=LIVE: Delta II-H launches with NASA's GLAST telescope|last=Bergin|first=Chris|date=2008-06-11|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-11]
|flagicon|USADelta IIH (7920H-10C)
|flagicon|USALC-17B, Cape Canaveral [cite web |url=http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/status/2008/elvstatus-20080606.html |title=NASA - Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report |accessdate=2008-06-09 |publisher=NASA |date=2008-06-06 ]
|flagicon|USAULA
|flagicon|USAFGSTcite web|url=http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/glast_renamed.html|title=NASA Renames Observatory for Fermi, Reveals Entire Gamma-Ray Sky|publisher=NASA|first=J.D.|last=Harrington|contributing=Harris, David & Cominsky, Lynn|language=English|date=2008-08-26|accessdate=2008-08-27] (GLAST) [cite web |url=http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/main/index.html|title=GLAST Mission Coverage - Latest News|accessdate=2008-06-05 |format= |work= ]
|NASA
|LEO
|Gamma-ray astronomy
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
rowspan="2"|12 June, 22:05:02 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5448|title=LIVE: Ariane 5 ECA launches with Turksat 3A and Skynet 5C|last=Bergin|first=Chris|date=2008-06-12|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-13]
rowspan="2"|flagicon|EUAriane 5ECA
rowspan="2"|flagicon|FRAELA-3, CSG (Kourou)
rowspan="2"|flagicon|FRAArianespace
|flagicon|UKSkynet 5C
|MoD
|GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|TURTurksat 3A
|Turksat
|GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|13 June
|flagicon|USAMRT
|flagicon|USABarking Sands
|flagicon|USAUS Navy/MDA
|MDA
|Sub-orbital
|AEGIS target
|13 June 2008
|Successful
|Used for simulated test, not an intercept test
-
|13 June
|flagicon|USAMRT
|flagicon|USABarking Sands
|flagicon|USAUS Navy/MDA
|MDA
|Sub-orbital
|AEGIS target
|13 June 2008
|Successful
|Used for simulated test, not an intercept test
-
rowspan="6"|19 June, 06:36 GMT [cite web|url=http://rian.ru/technology/20080619/111228384.html|title=РВСН запустили ракету "Космос-3М" с шестью американскими спутниками|date=2008-06-19|publisher=RIA Novosti|language=Russian|accessdate=2008-06-19] cite web |url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/launchlog.html |title=Spaceflight Now - Tracking Station - Launch Log |accessdate=2008-08-28 |format= |work= ] [cite web|url=http://www.redorbit.com/news/business/1424620/russian_rocket_to_place_six_us_telecom_satellites_into_orbit/|title=Russian Rocket to Place Six U.S. Telecom Satellites into Orbit|date=2008-06-09|publisher=redOrbit|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-12]
rowspan="6"|flagicon|RUSKosmos-3M
rowspan="6"|flagicon|RUSLC-107, Kapustin Yar
rowspan="6"|flagicon|GERCOSMOS
|nowrap|flagicon|USAOrbcomm CDS-3
|Orbcomm
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|USAOrbcomm QL-1
|Orbcomm
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|USAOrbcomm QL-2
|Orbcomm
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|USAOrbcomm QL-3
|Orbcomm
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|USAOrbcomm QL-4
|Orbcomm
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|USAOrbcomm QL-5
|Orbcomm
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|20 June, 07:46:25 GMTcite web |url=http://www.nasa.gov/missions/highlights/schedule.html|title=NASA - NASA's Shuttle and Rocket Missions|accessdate=2008-06-05 |format= |work= ]
|flagicon|USADelta II 7320
|flagicon|USASLC-2W, Vandenberg AFB
|flagicon|USAULA
|flagicon|USAJason-2 (OSTM)
|NASA
|LEO
|Ocean altimetry
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|26 June, 02:16 GMTcite web|url=http://www.mda.mil/mdalink/pdf/08news0071.pdf|language=English|publisher=US Missile Defense Agency|title=Successful Missile Defense Intercept Test Takes Place off Hawaii|date=2008-06-25 |accessdate=2008-06-28|first=Pam|last=Rogers]
|flagicon|USATRBM
|flagicon|USAC-17, Pacific Ocean
|flagicon|USAUS Air Force
|
|MDA
|Sub-orbital
|Target
|26 June 2008
|Successful
|Intercepted after re-entry by THAAD launched from KMR at 02:22 GMT. [cite web|url=http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/29th-missile-defense-intercept-achieved,447634.shtml|publisher=Earth Times|first=Riki|last=Ellison|date=2008-06-26|accessdate=2008-06-26|title=29th Missile Defense Intercept Achieved] [cite web|url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gHrP8RITLNsb4YHaf36kDfqxF8EAD91HNP6G0|publisher=Associated Press|date=2008-06-26|accessdate=2008-06-26|title=US military shoots down separating missile in test]
-
|26 June, 19:57 GMT [cite web|url=http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810|publisher=NASA|title=Sounding Rockets Program Office|date=2008-06-26|accessdate=2008-06-28] cite web|url=http://www.mda.mil/mdalink/pdf/08news0072.pdf|language=English|publisher=US Missile Defense Agency|title=Missile Defense Data Collection Experiment Successfully Completed|date=2008-06-27|accessdate=2008-06-28|first=Rick|last=Lehner]
|flagicon|USABlack Brant XI
|flagicon|USAWallops Island
|flagicon|USANASA
|
|MDA
|Sub-orbital
|Technology development
|26 June 2008
|Successful
-
|26 June, 23:59 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=12817147&PageNum=0|publisher=ITAR-TASS|language=English|date=2008-06-27|accessdate=2008-06-27|title=Rocket launched to carry military satellite to orbit]
|flagicon|RUSProton-K/DM-3
|flagicon|KAZLC-81/24, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSKosmos|2440 (Prognoz)cite web|url=http://www.rian.ru/technology/20080627/112324806.html|publisher=RIA Novosti|language=Russian|date=2008-06-27|accessdate=2008-06-27|title=Старт "Протона-К" со спутником Минобороны РФ прошел успешно]
|VKS
|GSO
|Missile defence
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|30 Junecite web |url=http://www.rocketrange.no/campaigns/ecoma-2008/ |title=ECOMA 2008 |publisher=Andøya Rocket Range |publication=ECOMA Sounding Rocket Campaign |date=2008-06-30 |accessdate=2008-07-01 |language=English]
|flagicon|USANike-Orion
|flagicon|NORAndøya
|flagicon|NORARR
|flagicon|NOR/flagicon|GERECOMA 2008-1
|ARR/DLR
|Sub-orbital
|Aeronomy
|30 June 2008
|Successful
-
|7 July, 21:30 GMT
|flagicon|USANike-Orion
|flagicon|NORAndøya
|flagicon|NORARR
|flagicon|NOR/flagicon|GERECOMA 2008-2
|ARR/DLR
|Sub-orbital
|Aeronomy
|7 July 2008
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|125|km|mi
-
rowspan="2"|7 July, 21:47 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5466|title=Ariane 5 ECA launches with ProtoStar-1/BADR-6|first=Rene|last=David|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|language=English|date=2008-07-07|accessdate=2008-07-08]
rowspan="2"|flagicon|EUAriane 5ECA
rowspan="2"|flagicon|FRAELA-3, CSG
rowspan="2"|flagicon|FRAArianespace
|flagicon|SAUBadr-6
|Arabsat
|GSO
|Comsat
|Sill in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|BMUProtoStar-1 [cite web|url=http://www.protostarsat.com/aboutus.html|Publisher=ProtoStar|title=About Us|accessdate=2008-07-04]
|ProtoStar
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|9 Julycite web|url=http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/07/09/mideast/iran.php|publisher=International Herald Tribune|title=Iran reportedly test-fires 9 missiles|last=Cowell|first=Alan|language=English|date=2008-07-09|accessdate=2008-07-09]
|flagicon|IRNShahab-3cite web|url=http://en.rian.ru/world/20080709/113564266.html|publisher=RIA Novosti|title=Iran test-fires Shahab-3 long-range missile|language=English|date=2008-07-09|accessdate=2008-07-09]
|flagicon|IRNStrait of Hormuz
|flagicon|IRNIRG
|flagicon|IRNGreat Prophet III
|IRG
|Sub-orbital
|Missile test
|9 July 2008
|Successful
-
|9 July
|flagicon|IRNShahab-2cite web|url=http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8704200561|publisher=FARS|title=Iran Test-Fires more Missiles|language=English|date=2008-07-10|accessdate=2008-07-10]
|flagicon|IRNStrait of Hormuz
|flagicon|IRNIRG
|flagicon|IRNGreat Prophet III
|IRG
|Sub-orbital
|Missile test
|9 July 2008
|Successful
-
|9 July
|flagicon|IRNShahab-1
|flagicon|IRNStrait of Hormuz
|flagicon|IRNIRG
|flagicon|IRNGreat Prophet III
|IRG
|Sub-orbital
|Missile test
|9 July 2008
|Successful
-
|10 July [cite web|url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92399124|title=Iran Tests More Missiles; U.S. Issues Warning|publisher=NPR|language=English|date=2008-07-10|accessdate=2008-07-10]
|flagicon|IRNShahab-3
|flagicon|IRNStrait of Hormuz
|flagicon|IRNIRG
|flagicon|IRNGreat Prophet III
|IRG
|Sub-orbital
|Missile test
|10 July 2008
|Successful
-
|12 July, 10:46 GMT
|flagicon|USANike-Orion
|flagicon|NORAndøya
|flagicon|NORARR
|flagicon|NOR/flagicon|GERECOMA 2008-3
|ARR/DLR
|Sub-orbital
|Aeronomy
|12 July 2008
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|123|km|mi
-
|14 July, 10:10 GMTcite web|url=http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code810/news/story84.html|title=41.075 GT SMITH/NASA Wallops Flight Facility|publisher=NASA Wallops Flight Facility|work=Sounding Rockets Program Offcie (Code 810)|date=2008-07-14|accessdate=2008-07-15|language=English]
|flagicon|USATerrier 70/Orioncite web|url=http://sched.wff.nasa.gov/wffsched/ViewItem.html?detail=0&integral=0&dropdown=1&show_stop=0&show_resources=0&style_sheet=style_wallops.css&dtwhen=2454657&cal_item_id=1664|title=SR-SubTec-II 41.075|language=English|publisher=NASA Wallops Flight Facility|accessdate=2008-07-08]
|flagicon|USALP-1, Wallops Island
|flagicon|USANASA
|flagicon|USASubTEC-II
|NASA
|Sub-orbital
|Technology development
|14 July 2008
|Successful
-
|16 July, 05:20:59 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5471|title=Sea Launch Zenit-3SL successfully lofts EchoStar 11|last=Bergin|first=Chris|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|date=2008-07-16|accessdate=2008-07-16|lanuguage=English] [cite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/sealaunch/echostar11/index.html|title=Sea Launch boosts relay satellite for DISH Network|last=Ray|first=Justin|publisher=Spaceflight Now|lanuguage=English|date=2008-07-16|accessdate=2008-07-16]
|flagicon|UKRZenit-3SL
|flagicon|NOROcean Odyssey
|flagicon|UNSea Launch
|flagicon|USAEchostar 11
|Echostar
|GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|18 July, 22:47 GMT [cite web|url=http://news.theage.com.au/world/us-fires-longrange-missile-in-test-20080719-3hpa.html|title=US fires long-range missile in test|publisher=The Age|date=2008-07-19|accessdate=2008-07-19|language=English]
|flagicon|USAPolaris (STARS)
|flagicon|USAKodiak Island
|flagicon|USAUS Air Force
|flagicon|USAFTX-03
|MDA
|Sub-orbital
|Radar targeting test
|18 July 2008
|Successful [cite web|url=http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_9927124|title=U.S. missile defense sensor test called successful|publisher=Mercury News|date=2008-07-19|accessdate=2008-07-19|language=English]
-
|22 July, 02:40:09 GMTcite web|url=http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080722/114586277.html|title=Russia puts fifth German spy satellite into orbit|author=|publisher=RIA Novosti|language=English|date=2008-07-22|accessdate=2008-07-22] [cite web|url=http://www.ln.mid.ru/ns-dvbr.nsf/a84cf38ed768735943256ccc003bcff1/162de77bdccc258dc32574880041cb08?OpenDocument|title=Уточненные данные по запуску космических аппаратов в июле 2008 года|publisher=Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs|accessdate=2008-07-17|language=Russian] [cite web|url=http://spacefellowship.com/News/?p=6091|title=Germany’s first satellite-based reconnaissance system now completed - SAR-Lupe 5 successfully launched|publisher=The Space Fellowship|date=2008-07-22|accessdate=2008-07-22|language=English]
|flagicon|RUSKosmos-3M
|flagicon|RUSLC-132/1, Plesetsk
|flagicon|GERCOSMOS International
|flagicon|GERSAR-Lupe 5
|KSA, Bundeswehr
|Polar LEO
|Military reconnaissance
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|26 July, 18:31 GMTcite web|url=http://www.planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.598|title= Issue 598|accessdate= 2008-08-23|author= Dr. Jonathan McDowell|date= 2008-08-12|format= html|publisher= Jonathan's Space Report|language= English]
|nowrap|flagicon|RUSSoyuz 2.1b
|flagicon|RUSLC-43/4, Plesetsk
|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSKosmos|2441 (Persona)
|VKS
|SSO
|Reconnaissance
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|1 Augustcite web |url=http://en.rian.ru/russia/20080801/115460006.html|title=Russian nuclear sub test-fires ballistic missile in Barents Sea|publisher=RIA Novosti |language=English |date=2008-08-01|accessdate=2008-08-02]
|flagicon|RUSR-29 (TBC)
|flagicon|RUSRyazan, Barents Sea
|flagicon|RUSVMF
|VMF
|Sub-orbital
|SLBM test
|1 August 2008
|Successful
-
|2 August, 08:30 GMT [cite web |url=http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/j/topics/topics/2008/0802.shtml |title=S-520-24号機打上げ成功! |publisher=JAXA |language=Japanese |accessdate=2008-08-02] [cite press release |url=http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2008/08/20080802_s520_24_j.html |title=S-520-24号機 発表文 |publisher=JAXA |date=2008-08-02 |language=Japanese |accessdate=2008-08-02]
|flagicon|JPNS-520
|flagicon|JPNUchinoura
|flagicon|JPNJAXA
|JAXA/Teikyo
|Sub-orbital
|Microgravity experiment
|2 August 2008
|Successful
|Apogee: 293 km
-
rowspan="4"|3 August, 03:34 GMTcite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon/003/status.html|title=Mission Status Center|publisher=Spaceflight Now|first=Justin|last=Ray|date=2008-08-03|accessdate=2008-08-03|language=English] [cite web |url=http://kwajrockets.blogspot.com
title=Kwajalein Atoll and Rockets |accessdate=2008-07-29
date=2008-07-28
]
rowspan="4"|flagicon|USAFalcon 1
rowspan="4"|flagicon|MHLOmelek
rowspan="4"|flagicon|USASpaceX
|flagicon|USATrailblazer
|US DoD ORS/MDA
|Intended: LEO
|Technology development
rowspan=4|~T+140 secondscite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5482|title=SpaceX Falcon I FAILS during first stage flight|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|author=Matt Davis & Chris Bergin|date=2008-08-03|accessdate=2008-08-03|language=English]
rowspan=4|Failure
rowspan=4|First and second stage recontact during separation, due to residual thrust, prevented second stage reaching orbit [cite web|url=http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/statement-elon-musk-ceo-cto/story.aspx?guid={379AF54C-9FF0-4397-B6BF-CA0D541EF85B}&dist=hppr|title=Statement by Elon Musk, CEO and CTO, SpaceX|first=Diane|last=Murphy|date=2008-08-07|accessdate=2008-08-07|language=English|publisher=Business Wire]
2 CubeSats, burial payload included remains of Astronaut Gordon Cooper, [cite web|url=http://www.memorialspaceflights.com/memorial/explorers/cooper.asp|title=L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.|work=Participants on board The Explorers Flight|publisher=Space Services Incorporated (Celestis)|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-21] actor James Doohan, [cite web|url=http://www.memorialspaceflights.com/memorial/explorers/doohan.asp|title=James M. Doohan|work=Participants on board The Explorers Flight|publisher=Space Services Incorporated (Celestis)|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-21] writer and director John Meredyth Lucas, [cite web|url=http://www.memorialspaceflights.com/memorial/explorers/lucas.asp|title=John Meredyth Lucas|work=Participants on board The Explorers Flight|publisher=Space Services Incorporated (Celestis)|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-21] and Apollo mission planner Mareta West. [cite web|url=http://www.memorialspaceflights.com/memorial/explorers/west.asp|title=Mareta N. West|work=Participants on board The Explorers Flight|publisher=Space Services Incorporated (Celestis)|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-21]
-
|flagicon|USAPreSatcite web|url=http://showcase.netins.net/web/wallio/CubeSat.htm|title=Amateur Radio Information and Support for CubeSats|last=Wallio|first=Ralph|date=2008-06-20|publisher=WØRPK|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-21]
|SCU/NASAcite web|url=http://twitter.com/PreSat|title=PreSat|date=2008-06-25|publisher=Twitter|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-30]
|Intended: LEO
|Biological research
-
|flagicon|USANanoSail-D
|SCU/NASAcite web|url=http://twitter.com/NanoSail_D|title=NanoSail-D|date=2008-06-22|publisher=Twitter|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-23]
|Intended: LEO
|Solar sail research
-
|flagicon|USAExplorerscite web|url=http://www.memorialspaceflights.com/explorers.asp|title=The Explorers Flight|publisher=Space Services Incorporated (Celestis)|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-05]
|Celestis
|Intended: LEO
|Space burial
-
|13 August, 08:01 GMTcite web|url = http://www.kmph.com/Global/story.asp?S=8832417&nav=menu612_2_7|title = Unarmed missile tested in launch from California base base|publisher = KMPH|date= 2008-08-13|language=English|accessdate = 2008-08-13]
|flagicon|USAMinuteman III
|flagicon|USAVandenberg AFB
|flagicon|USAUS Air Force
|flagicon|USAGT-195GM (TBC)
|US Air Force
|Sub-orbital
|ICBM test
|13 August 2008
|Successful
|Travelled about convert|6790|km|mi downrange.cite web|url = http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10186516|title = Unarmed missile tested in launch from Calif. base|publisher = Mercury News|date= 2008-08-13|language=English|accessdate = 2008-08-13]
-
rowspan=2|14 August, 20:44 GMT
rowspan=2|flagicon|EURAriane 5ECA
rowspan=2|flagicon|FRAELA-3, CSG (Kourou)
rowspan=2|flagicon|FRAArianespace
|flagicon|JPNSuperbird 7
|SCC
|Current: GTO
GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|USAAMC-21
|SES Americom
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|16 August, 19:32 GMT
|nowrap|flagicon|IRNSafir [cite web|url=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iFZUVHHeYn_ON94JnSVouYU5-S1Q|title=Iran says launches first home-built satellite|publisher=AFP|date=2008-08-17|accessdate=2008-08-17|language=English]
|flagicon|IRNSemnan
|flagicon|IRNIARI
|flagicon|IRNDemoSatcite web|url=http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n149617|title=Iran says it has put first dummy satellite in orbit|publisher=FOCUS Information Agency|date=2008-08-17|accessdate=2008-08-17|language=English]
|ISA
|Intended: LEO (TBC)cite web|url=http://www.planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.599|title= Issue 599|accessdate= 2008-09-11|author= Dr. Jonathan McDowell|date= 2008-09-04|format= html|publisher= Jonathan's Space Report|language= English]
|Test carrier rocket
|16 August 2008 (TBC)
|Unclear
|First Iranian orbital launch attempt. Officially successful, however no objects were left in orbit. Unofficial reports of a second stage malfunction.
-
|18 August, 22:43 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.ilslaunch.com/news-081908|title=ILS Proton Successfully Launches Inmarsat-4 F3 Satellite|publisher=International Launch Services|date=2008-08-19|accessdate=2008-08-19|language=English] [cite web|url=http://www.kt.kz/index.php?lang=rus&uin=1138536794&chapter=1153457516|publisher=Kazakhstan Today|title=На Байконуре продолжается подготовка к запуску ракеты-носителя "Протон-М" с космическим аппаратом Inmarsat 4F3|date=2008-08-11|accessdate=2008-08-11|language=Russian] cite web|url=http://www.ilslaunch.com/news-081308|title=Media Advisory -ILS Proton to launch Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite|publisher=International Launch Services|accessdate=2008-08-15|date=2008-08-13|language=English]
|flagicon|RUSProton-M Enhanced
|flagicon|KAZLC-200/39, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUS/flagicon|USAILS
|flagicon|UKInmarsat 4-F3 [cite web|url=http://www.ilslaunch.com/inmarsat4f3-mission-control|publisher=International Launch Services|title=Mission Control: Inmarsat-4 F3|accessdate=2008-08-05|language=English]
|Inmarsat
|GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
rowspan="2"|22 August, 09:10 GMTcite web |url=http://hamptonroads.com/2008/08/rocket-explodes-shortly-after-launch-wallops-island|first=Cindy|last=Clayton|title=Rocket explodes shortly after launch at Wallops Island|date=2008-08-22|accessdate=2008-08-22|language=English|publisher=Pilot Online]
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USAALV X-1
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USAMARS
(Wallops Island)
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USANASA/ATK
|flagicon|USASOAREX VI
|NASA
|Sub-orbital
|Re-entry probe test
rowspan="2"|T+27 seconds
rowspan="2"|Failure
rowspan="2"|Veered off course to the South. Destroyed by RSOcite web |url=http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=space&id=news/hybolt082508.xml&headline=HyBolt%20Launch%20Fails|first=Frank|last=Morring|title=HyBolt Launch Fails|date=2008-08-25|accessdate=2008-08-27|language=English|publisher=Aviation Week]
-
|flagicon|USAHy-BoLT
|NASA
|Sub-orbital
|Hypersonic boundary layer transition experiment
-
|25 Augustcite web|url=http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/press_releases/2008/8-26-trident.html|publisher=Lockheed Martin|title=Lockheed Martin-Built Trident II D5 Missile Achieves 124 Successful Test Launches In A Row|date=2008-08-26|accessdate=2008-08-27|first=Lynn|last=Fisher|contributing=Papp, Jack|language=English]
|flagicon|USATrident II
|flagicon|USAUSS|Louisiana|SSBN-743|6, Pacific Ocean
|flagicon|USAUS Navy
|US Navy
|Sub-orbital
|SLBM test
|25 August 2008
|Successful
-
|25 August
|flagicon|USATrident II
|flagicon|USAUSS|Louisiana|SSBN-743|6, Pacific Ocean
|flagicon|USAUS Navy
|US Navy
|Sub-orbital
|SLBM test
|25 August 2008
|Successful
-
|28 August [cite web|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSLS60130720080828|title=Russia long-range missile test a success|publisher=Reuters|date=2008-08-28|accessdate=2008-08-28|language=English|first=Chris|last=Baldwin]
|flagicon|RUSTopol-M (RS-12M/RT-2PM/SS-25)
|flagicon|RUSPlesetsk
|flagicon|RUSRVSN
|RVSN
|Sub-orbital
|ICBM test
|28 August 2008
|Successful
-
rowspan="5"|29 August, 07:15 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.ballard.co.uk/press_releases/company_releases.aspx?lang=English(uk)&story=1247|title=RapidEye constellation launched successfully|publisher=Ballard Communications Management|date=2008-08-29|accessdate=2008-08-29|language=English|first=Audrey|last=Nice|contributing=Wolstenholme, Robin]
rowspan="5"|flagicon|UKRDnepr
rowspan="5"|flagicon|KAZLC-109/95, Baikonur
rowspan="5"|flagicon|RUSISC Kosmotras
|flagicon|GERTachys (RapidEye-1)cite web|url=http://www.planet4589.org/space/jsr/back/news.600|title= Issue 600|accessdate= 2008-09-29|author= Dr. Jonathan McDowell|date= 2008-09-26|format= html|publisher= Jonathan's Space Report|language= English]
|RapidEye AG
|LEO
|Remote sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|GERMati (RapidEye-2)
|RapidEye AG
|LEO
|Remote sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|GERChoma (RapidEye-3)
|RapidEye AG
|LEO
|Remote sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|GERChoros (RapidEye-4)
|RapidEye AG
|LEO
|Remote sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|GERTrochia (RapidEye-5)
|RapidEye AG
|LEO
|Remote sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
rowspan="2"|6 September, 03:25 GMT [cite web|url=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-09/06/content_9806611.htm|title=China launches two natural disaster monitoring satellites|publisher=Xinhua|date=2008-09-06|accessdate=2008-09-06|language=English]
rowspan="2"|flagicon|PRCLong March 2C
rowspan="2"|flagicon|PRCLC-2, Xichang
rowspan="2"|flagicon|PRCCNSA
|flagicon|PRCHJ-1A
|CNSA
|SSO
|Remote Sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|PRCHJ-1B
|CNSA
|SSO
|Remote Sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|6 September, 18:50:57 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/delta/d335/status.html|title=Mission Status Center|work=Delta II/Geoeye 1|publisher=Spaceflight Now|first=Justin|last=Ray|date=2008-09-06|accessdate=2008-09-06|language=English]
|flagicon|USADelta II (7420)
|flagicon|USASLC-2W Vandenberg AFB
|flagicon|USAULA
|flagicon|USAGeoEye 1 (Orbview 5)
|GeoEye
|SSO
|Earth imaging
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|10 September, 19:50:02 GMT
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-U
|flagicon|KAZLC-1/5, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUSRKA
|flagicon|RUSProgress M-65
|RKA
|LEO, docked to ISS
|Resupply ISS
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|18 September, 02:05 GMTcite web|url=http://www.mda.mil/mdalink/pdf/08news0078.pdf|publisher=Missile Defense Agency|title=Missile Defense Test Conducted|date=2008-09-17|accessdate=2008-09-18|language=English|format=pdf]
| TBC
|flagicon|USAKauai
|flagicon|USAMDA
|flagicon|USATHAAD target
|MDA
|Sub-orbital
|THAAD test
|18 September 2008
|Failure
|Two THAAD intercept launches cancelled.
-
|18 September, 14:45 GMTcite web|url=http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13088878&PageNum=0|title=Russian submarine launches Bulava missile|publisher=ITAR-TASS|date=2008-09-18|accessdate=2008-09-18|language=English]
|flagicon|RUSBulava
|flagicon|RUSDmitry Donskoi, White Seacite web|url=http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/world/russia+test+fires+new+missile/2460857|title=Russia test fires new missile|publisher=Channel 4 News|date=2008-09-18|accessdate=2008-09-18|language=English]
|flagicon|RUSVMF
|VMF
|Sub-orbital
|SLBM test
|18 September, 15:05 GMTcite web|url=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h8bwJpi1viw2lep6tmrk8kmND8kw|title=Russia test-fires new-generation strategic missile|publisher=AFP|date=2008-09-18|accessdate=2008-09-18|language=English]
|Successful
-
|19 September, 21:48 GMTcite web|url=http://www.ilslaunch.com/nimiq-4-mission-control|title=Nimiq-4 Mission Control|publisher=International Launch Services|accessdate=2008-09-18|language=English]
|flagicon|RUSProton-M/Briz-M
|flagicon|KAZLC-200/39, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUS/flagicon|USAILS
|flagicon|CANNimiq-4cite web|url=http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2008.html|title=Space exploration in 2008
publisher=Russian Space Web|first=Anatoly|last=Zak|coauthors=Günes, Sedat|accessdate=2008-08-27|language= English
]
|Telesat Canada
|Current: GTO
Planned: GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|24 September, 06:57 GMTcite web|url=http://www.vandenberg.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123116591|title=Vandenberg supports missile defense tracking test|first=Lt. Raymond|last=Geoffroy|work=30th Space Wing Public Affairs|publisher=US Air Force|date=2008-09-24|accessdate=2008-09-24|language=English]
|flagicon|USAChimera
nowrap|(Minuteman/Minotaur II)
|flagicon|USALF-06, Vandenberg AFB
|flagicon|USAOrbital Sciences
|flagicon|USANFIRE 2b target
|MDA
|Sub-orbital
|NFIRE test
|24 September 2008
|Successful
-
|24 September, 09:28 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5522|title=Sea Launch Zenit-3SL lifts off with Galaxy 19|first=Chris|last=Bergin|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|date=2008-09-24|accessdate=2008-09-24|language=English]
|flagicon|UKRZenit-3SL
|flagicon|NOROcean Odyssey
|flagicon|UNSea Launch
|flagicon|UNGalaxy 19
|Intelsat
|Current:GTO
Planned: GEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
rowspan="3"|25 September, 08:49:37 [cite web|url=http://www.ln.mid.ru/ns-dvbr.nsf/a84cf38ed768735943256ccc003bcff1/9229b3ccdfd9efe1c32574cc00248e02?OpenDocument|title=Уточненные данные по запуску космических аппаратов в сентябре 2008 года|publisher=Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs|date=2008-09-22|accessdate=2008-09-22|language=Russian]
rowspan="3"|flagicon|RUSProton-M/DM-2cite web|url=http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=4268|title=Glonass-M Satellites are under Ground Control|publisher=Roscosmos|date=2008-09-25|accessdate=2008-09-25|language=English]
rowspan="3"|flagicon|KAZLC-81/24, Baikonur
rowspan="3"|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSKosmos|2442 (GLONASS)cite web|url=http://arms-tass.su/?page=article&aid=57511&cid=125|title=Начало эксплуатации спутников серии "Глонасс-К" переносится с 2009 на 2010 год|publisher=ARMS-TASS|date=2008-07-17|accessdate=2008-07-18|language=Russian]
|MOM
|MEO
|Navigationcite web|url=http://www.rian.ru/science/20080919/151430995.html|title=Три спутника ГЛОНАСС будут запущены 28 сентября - представитель ИСС|publisher=RIA Novosti|date=2008-09-19|accessdate=2008-09-19|language=Russian]
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|RUSKosmos|2443 (GLONASS)
|MOM
|MEO
|Navigation
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|flagicon|RUSKosmos|2443 (GLONASS)
|MOM
|MEO
|Navigation
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
rowspan="3"|25 September, 13:10 GMT [cite web|url=http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2008-09-12/031814438512s.shtml|title=神七首选9月25日晚9时10分左右发 射|language=Chinese|accessdate=2008-09-12|date=2008-09-12|publisher=Sina]
rowspan="3"|flagicon|PRCLong March 2F
(CZ-2F)
rowspan="3"|flagicon|PRCJiuquan
rowspan="3"|flagicon|PRCCASC
|flagicon|PRCShenzhou 7
|CASC
|LEO
|Manned Orbital Flight
|28 September 2008, 09:37:40 GMTcite web|url=http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/latest.html |title= Issue 601|accessdate= 2008-09-29|author= Dr. Jonathan McDowell|date= 2008-09-26|format= html|publisher= Jonathan's Space Report|language= English]
|Successful
|First Chinese EVA
-
|flagicon|PRCBanXing
|CASC
|LEO
|Observe Shenzhou 7
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|Deployed from Shenzhou 7 on 27 September at 11:27 GMT.
-
|flagicon|PRCShenzhou 7-GC
|CASC
|LEO
|Technology demonstration
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
|Deployed from Shenzhou 7 on 28 September at 08:48 GMT.
-
|28 September, 23:15 GMTcite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon/004/status.html|title=Mission Status Center|work=Falcon 1 Flight 4|last=Ray|first=Justin|date=2008-09-28|publisher=Spaceflight Now|language=English|accessdate=2008-09-28]
|flagicon|USAFalcon 1
|flagicon|MHLOmelek
|flagicon|USASpaceX
|flagicon|USARatsat (F4)
|SpaceX
|LEO
|Test rocket
|Still in orbit
|Successfulcite web|url=http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewnews.html?id=1311|title=SpaceX Update - ORBIT|last=Cowing|first=Keith |date=2008-09-28|publisher=SpaceRef|language=English|accessdate=2008-09-29]
|First privately funded and developed liquid fuelled rocket to reach orbit. Boilerplate payload.
-
|1 October, 06:37:16 GMT
|flagicon|UKRDnepr
|flagicon|RUSDombarovskiy
|flagicon|RUSISC Kosmotras
|flagicon|THATHEOS
|GISTDA
|SSO
|Remote sensing
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|11 Octobercite web|url=http://en.rian.ru/russia/20081011/117682147.html|title=Russian submarine conducts full-range test of Sineva ICBM|date=2008-10-11|publisher=RIA Novosti|accessdate=2008-10-11]
|flagicon|RURR-29RM Sineva
|flagicon|RUSSubmarine, Barents Sea
|flagicon|RUSVMF
|VMF
|Sub-orbital
|SLBM test
|11 October
|Successful
|Long-range test
-
|12 October, 07:03 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.hq.nasa.gov/osf/iss_reports/reports2008/08-09-2008.htm|publisher=NASA Office of Space Operations|work=International Space Station Daily Report|title=ISS On-Orbit Status 08/09/08 |date=2008-08-09|accessdate=2008-08-11|language=English]
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-FG
|flagicon|KAZLC-1/5, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUSRKA
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz TMA-13
|RKA
|Planned: LEO, docked to ISS
|Manned orbital flight
|ISS Expedition 18
-
|19 October, 18:58-19:06 GMT
|flagicon|USAPegasus-XL
|flagicon|MHLL-1011, Kwajalein Atoll
|flagicon|USAOrbital
|flagicon|USAIBEX
|NASA
|Planned: LEO
|Heliopause research
-
|22 October, 00:50 GMTcite web|url=http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/come-rain-or-shine-indias-lunar-mission-to-keep-oct-22-date-lead_100106162.html|title=Come rain or shine, India’s lunar mission to keep Oct 22 date|date=2008-10-11|publisher=Thaindian News|accessdate=2008-10-11] [cite web|url=http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/27F32ADF6B7F47F7652574C1004D74D7?OpenDocument|title=Chandrayaan-I passes critical endurance test|publisher=Press Trust of India|date=2008-09-11|accessdate=2008-09-11|language=English]
|flagicon|INDPSLV-XL
|flagicon|INDSLP, Satish Dhawan
|flagicon|INDISRO
|flagicon|INDChandrayaan-1
|ISRO
|Planned: Selenocentric
|Lunar orbiter
|First Indian lunar spacecraft [cite web|url=http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/008200806151653.htm|title=Chandrayaan instruments wired up for possible Sept. 19 launch|publisher=The Hindu|language=English|accessdate=2008-06-16|date=2008-06-15]
Maiden flight of PSLV-XL
-
|25 October, 02:28 GMT
|flagicon|USADelta II (7420-10)
|flagicon|USAnowrap|SLC-2W, Vandenberg AFB
|flagicon|USAULA
|flagicon|ITACOSMO-3
|Italian government, ASI, CONAEcite web|url=http://clusters.wallonie.be/espace/en/news/cosmo-skymed-2-satellite-successfully-launched-from-vandenberg-us-base.html|title=COSMO-SkyMed 2 satellite successfully launched from Vandenberg US base|accessdate=2008-09-27|date=2007-12-10|format=html|publisher=Space Cluster|language= English]
|SSO
|Earth imaging/reconnaissance
-
|25 October
|flagicon|RUSProton-M/Briz-M
|flagicon|KAZLC-200/39, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUS/flagicon|USAILS
|flagicon|LUXAstra 1M
|SES Astra
|Planned: GSO
|Comsat
-
|27 October, 14:21 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.space-travel.com/reports/GOCE_Team_Gearing_Up_For_New_Launch_Date_999.html|title=GOCE Team Gearing Up For New Launch Date|publisher=SpaceDaily|date=2008-10-03|accessdate=2008-10-05]
|flagicon|RUSRokot/Briz-KM
|flagicon|RUSPlesetsk
|flagicon|EU/flagicon|RUSEurockot
|flagicon|EUGOCE
|ESA
|Planned: LEO
|Gravity research
-
|October (TBC)
|flagicon|CANBlack Brant IX
|flagicon|USAWhite Sands
|flagicon|USANASA
|
|NASA/NRL
|Planned: Sub-orbital
-
|2 November
|flagicon|PRCLong March 3B
|flagicon|PRCLC-2, Xichang
|flagicon|PRCCNSA
|flagicon|VENVenesat-1
|Planned: GEO
|Comsat
-
|13 November (NET)
|flagicon|USADelta IV-H
|flagicon|USALC-37B, Cape Canaveral
|flagicon|USAULA
|flagicon|USANRO L-26 (Advanced Orion or Intruder)
|US National Reconnaissance Office
|Planned: GSO
|ELINT
-
rowspan="2"|15 November 00:55 GMT [cite web|url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts125/080929hubble/|title=Failure aboard Hubble puts shuttle flight on hold|last=Harwood|first=William|date=2008-09-29|publisher=Spaceflight Now|language=English|accessdate=2008-09-30] (TBC)
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USASpace Shuttle "Endeavour"cite web|url=http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5396|title=Atlantis' STS-125 mission to Hubble delayed to October|author=Chris Bergin|publisher=NASASpaceflight.com|date=2008-04-04|accessdate=2008-04-07]
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USALC-39A, Kennedy
rowspan="2"|flagicon|USAUSA
|flagicon|USASTS-126
|NASA
|Planned: LEO, docked to ISS
|Manned Orbital Flight
|ISS resupply flight
-
|flagicon|USA/flagicon|EULeonardo MPLM
|NASA/ESA
|Planned: LEO, docked to ISS
|Resupply ISS
|Final flight of Leonardo MPLM
-
|26 November (TBC)cite web
url = http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php
title = Mission Set Database
first=Michael B.
last = Schaub
contributing = Schwartz, Patrick C.
publisher = NASA GSFC/Honeywell TSI
accessdate = 2008-10-05
]
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-U
|flagicon|KAZLC-1/5, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUSRKA
|flagicon|RUSProgress M-1M
|RKA
|Planned: LEO, Docked to ISS
|Resupply ISS
|First flight of modernised Progress spacecraft
-
|November (TBC)
|flagicon|PRCLong March 2D
|flagicon|PRCJiuquan
|flagicon|PRCCNSA
|flagicon|PRCShi Jian 9
|CASC
|Planned: LEO
|Scientific research
-
rowspan=2|November (TBC)
rowspan=2|flagicon|EURAriane 5ECA
rowspan=2|flagicon|FRAELA-3, CSG (Kourou)
rowspan=2|flagicon|FRAArianespace
|flagicon|FRAHot Bird 9
|Eutelsat
|Planned: GSO
|Comsat
-
|flagicon|FRAEutelsat W2M
|Eutelsat
|Planned: GSO
|Comsat
-
|1 December
|flagicon|USAPolaris (STARS)
|flagicon|USAKodiak Island
|flagicon|USAUS Air Force
|flagicon|USAFTG-05
|MDA
|Planned: Sub-orbital
-
|3 December
|flagicon|RUSProton-M/Briz-M
|flagicon|KAZLC-200/39, Baikonur
|flagicon|RUS/flagicon|USAILS
|flagicon|CANCiel-2
|Ciel
|Planned: GEO
|Comsat
|First Ciel satellite launch [cite web|url=http://www.cielsatellite.ca/press_feb_15_2007.html|title = ILS Proton to launch Ciel-2 satellite to serve North America|publisher=Ciel|accessdate=2008-03-17|first=Dave|last=Lewis|date=2007-02-15|format=html|language=English]
-
|5 December, 00:38-01:48 GMT
|flagicon|USAAtlas V 421
|flagicon|USALC-41, Cape Canaveral
|flagicon|USAULA
|flagicon|USAWGS-2
|US Air Force
|Planned: GEO
|Comsat
-
rowspan="5"|15 December (NET) [cite web|url=http://sched.wff.nasa.gov/wffsched/ViewItem.html?detail=0&integral=0&dropdown=1&show_stop=0&show_resources=0&style_sheet=style_wallops.css&dtwhen=2454816&cal_item_id=5045|title= TacSat-3|accessdate= 2008-09-14|first=Barbara|last=Justis|format= html|publisher= NASA Wallops Flight Facility|language= English|work=Wallops Web Calendar]
rowspan="5"|flagicon|USAMinotaur
rowspan="5"|flagicon|USA LP-0B, MARS (Wallops Island)
rowspan="5"|flagicon|USAOSC
|flagicon|USATacSat-3
|USAF Research Laboratory
|Planned: LEO
|Experimental satellite
-
|flagicon|USAGeneSat-2
|NASA
|Planned: LEO
|Biological research
|CubeSat
-
|flagicon|USAPharmasat-1
|NASA
|Planned: LEO
|Biological research
|CubeSat
-
|flagicon|USAHawkSat-I
|HISS
|Planned: LEO
|Technology demonstration [cite web|url=http://www.hawkspace.org/projects.html|title=Current Projects|publisher=Hawk Institute for Space Sciences|accessdate=2008-09-10|language=English]
|CubeSat
-
|flagicon|USAPolySat CP-6
|CalPoly
|Planned: LEO
|Technology demonstration
|CubeSat
-
|20 December
|flagicon|UKRTsyklon-3
|flagicon|RUSPlesetsk
|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSKoronas-Foton
|RKA/MEPhI/NIIEMcite web|url=http://www.astro.mephi.ru/english/e_photon.htm|title="CORONAS-PHOTON" Project|work=Astrophysics Institute|publisher=Moscow Engineering Physics Institute |language=English|accessdate=2008-05-23]
|Planned: LEO
|Solar research
|Final flight of Tsyklon-3 carrier rocket, and Tsyklon family
-
|21 December
|flagicon|UKRZenit-3SLB
|flagicon|KAZLC-45/1, Baikonur
|flagicon|UNLand Launch
|flagicon|CANTelstar 11N
|Telesat
|Planned: GSO
|Comsat
-
rowspan="3"|25 Decembercite web |url=http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html |title=Spaceflight Now - Tracking Station - Worldwide launch schedule |accessdate=2008-10-05 |format= |work= ]
rowspan="3"|flagicon|RUSProton-M/DM-2
rowspan="3"|flagicon|KAZLC-81/24, Baikonur
rowspan="3"|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSGLONASS
|MOM
|Planned: MEO
|Navigation
-
|flagicon|RUSGLONASS
|MOM
|Planned: MEO
|Navigation
-
|flagicon|RUSGLONASS
|MOM
|Planned: MEO
|Navigation
-
rowspan="6"|25 December (NET)
rowspan="6"|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-2.1b/Fregat
rowspan="6"|flagicon|KAZLC-31/6, Baikonur
rowspan="6"|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSMeteor M-1
|RKA
|Planned: SSO
|Weather satellite
-
|flagicon|RUSUniversitetsky-2 (Tatyana)cite web|url=http://space.skyrocket.de/index_frame.htm?http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/universitetsky.htm|title=Universitetsky (Tatyana, RS 23)|last=Krebs|first=Gunter|publisher=Gunter's Space Page|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-16]
|Moscow State University
|Planned: SSO
|Technology development
-
|flagicon|RUSSterkh-2
|RKA
|Planned: SSO
|Comsat/Search and rescue
-
|flagicon|INDIRIS
|Planned: SSO
-
|flagicon|RUSUGATUSAT
|UGATU
|Planned: LEO
|Earth observation [cite web|url=http://space.skyrocket.de/index_frame.htm?http://www.skyrocket.de/space/doc_sdat/ugatusat.htm|title=UGATUSAT|last=Krebs|first=Gunter|publisher=Gunter's Space Page|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-15]
-
|flagicon|RSASumbandila
|University of Stellenbosch
|Planned: LEO
|Technology development
-
rowspan="2"|December (TBC)
rowspan="2"|flagicon|RUSProton-M/Briz-M
rowspan="2"|flagicon|KAZLC-200/39, Baikonur
rowspan="2"|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSEkspress-AM44 [cite web|url=http://armstass.su/?page=article&aid=57514&cid=148|title=В "ИСС им.Решетнева" полностью готов к сентябрьскому запуску телекоммуникационный спутник "Экспресс-АМ44"|publisher=ARMS-TASS|date=2008-07-17|accessdate=2008-07-18|language=Russian]
|RSCC
|Planned: Geosynchronous orbit
|Comsat
-
|flagicon|RUSEkspress-MD1
|RSCC
|Planned: Geosynchronous orbit
|Comsat
-
rowspan="6"|December (TBC)
rowspan="6"|flagicon|UKRDnepr
rowspan="6"|flagicon|KAZLC-109, Baikonur
rowspan="6"|flagicon|RUSISC Kosmatros
|flagicon|UAEDubaiSat-1
|EIAST
|Planned: LEO
|Earth observation
-
|flagicon|ESPDeimos-1
|Deimos
|Planned: LEO
|Earth observation
-
|flagicon|UKUK-DMC 2
|BNSC
|Planned: LEO
|Earth observation
-
|flagicon|ESPNanosat 1B
|INTA
|Planned: LEO
|Technology development
-
|flagicon|ARGAprizeSat-3
|LatinSat
|Planned: LEO
|Comsat
-
|flagicon|ARGAprizeSat-4
|LatinSat
|Planned: LEO
|Comsat
-
|TBD
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-U
|flagicon|RUSPlesetsk
|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSLiana
|VKS
|Planned: LEO
|ELINT
-
|TBD
|flagicon|RUSSoyuz-U
|flagicon|RUSPlesetsk
|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSKobal't-M
|VKS
|Planned: LEO
|Reconnaissance satellite
-
rowspan="2"|TBD
rowspan="2"|flagicon|RUSKosmos-3M
rowspan="2"|flagicon|RUSLC-132,Plesetsk
rowspan="2"|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSParus
|MO RF
|Planned: LEO
|Navigation
-
|flagicon|RUSSterkh-1
|RKA
|Planned: LEO
|Comsat/Search and rescue
-
|TBD
|flagicon|UKRZenit-3M/Fregat
|flagicon|KAZBaikonur
|flagicon|RUSRKA
|flagicon|RUSRadioAstron
|RKA
-
|TBD
|flagicon|RUS/flagicon|UKRStrela
|flagicon|RUSBaikonur
|flagicon|RUSVKS
|flagicon|RUSKondor-E
|RKA
|Planned: LEO
|Earth imaging [cite web|url=http://mdb.cast.ru/mdb/6-2001/mas/rmhrsi/|title=Russia on the Market of High Resolution Space Images|last=Vladimir Kirillov|publisher=Moscow Defense Brief|language=English|accessdate=2008-05-07]
-
|TBD
|flagicon|PRCLong March 3A
|flagicon|PRCLC-2, Xichang
|flagicon|PRCCNSA
|flagicon|PRCBeidou
|CNSA
|Planned:MEO
|Navigation
-
|TBD
|flagicon|CANBlack Brant IX
|flagicon|USAWhite Sands
|flagicon|USANASA
|
|NASA/CalPoly
|Planned: Sub-orbital
-
|TBD
|nowrap|flagicon|IRNSafir
|flagicon|IRNSemnan
|flagicon|IRNIARI
|flagicon|IRNOmid [cite web|url=http://en.rian.ru/world/20080816/116082672.html|title=Iran to launch its first satellite by next weekend - president|publisher=RIA Novosti|date=2008-08-16|accessdate=2008-08-16|language=English]
|ISA
|LEO
|Technology demonstration
|If successful, first successful Iranian orbital launch
-
|TBD
|flagicon|ROMSTABILOcite web|url=http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/24/first-team-sets-a-date-for-google-lunar-x-prize-attempt/|publisher=Engadget|title=First team sets a date for Google Lunar X-Prize attempt|first=Nilay|last=Patel|date=2008-06-24|accessdate=2008-07-16|language=English]
|Balloon
|flagicon|ROMARCA
|flagicon|ROMELL
|ARCA
|Planned: sub-orbitalcite web|url=http://spacefellowship.com/News/?p=6006|title=X-Prize Foundation - Lunar News|publisher=The Space Fellowship|date=2008-07-15|accessdate=2008-07-16|language=English]
|Prototype Lunar lander
-

Deep Space Rendezvous in 2008

By rocket

By orbit

ee also

*List of human spaceflights, 2000-present
*Suborbital spaceflight in 2008
*Timeline of spaceflight

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