Encyclopedia Astronautica
March 10


March 10 Chronology


1915 March 10 - .
  • Birth of Johann Klein - . Nation: Germany; USA. Summary: German engineer in WW2, member of the Rocket Team in the United States thereafter..

1922 March 10 - .
1944 March 10 - . Launch Site: Peenemuende. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 V-116.
1945 March 10 - . 01:21 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 485. Launch Pad: 1./485. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Hoek Van Holland to Brentwood - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Hoek Van Holland, rocket fired, impacted Brentwood..

1948 March 10 - .
  • XS-1 Flight 73 - . Crew: Hoover. Payload: XS-1 # 2 flight 31. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Hoover. Class: Manned. Type: Manned rocketplane. Spacecraft: XS-1. Summary: NACA flight 11. First NACA supersonic flight. First civilian supersonic flight. Mach 1.065. Nosewheel failed to extend for landing. Minor damage..

1952 March 10 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LA. Launch Pad: LA?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Matador. LV Configuration: Matador GM-556.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1953 March 10 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LA. Launch Pad: LA?. LV Family: Snark. Launch Vehicle: MX-775. LV Configuration: MX-775 N-25 GM-2337.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 March 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Honest John. LV Configuration: Honest John 220.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 March 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike 1949T.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1958 March 10 - .
  • NACA manned satellite configurations - . Nation: USA. Spacecraft: Mercury. Reports were made on recoverable manned satellite configurations being considered by NACA. One involved a blunt, high-drag, zero-lift vehicle that would depend on a parachute landing for final deceleration. Another was a winged vehicle that would glide to a landing after reentering the atmosphere. The third proposal involved features of each of the above. Besides the configuration studies, significant reports were completed relative to motion and heating, stabilization, and attitude control.

1958 March 10 - .
  • MISS Working Conference - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Johnson, Caldwell; Schriever. Program: Mercury. Spacecraft: Mercury; Project 7969. A working conference in support of the Air Force 'Man-in-Space Soonest' (MISS) was held at the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division in Los Angeles, California. General Bernard Schriever, opening the conference, stated that events were moving faster than expected. By this statement he meant that Roy Johnson, the new head of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, had asked the Air Force to report to him on its approach to putting a man in space soonest. Johnson indicated that the Air Force would be assigned the task, and the purpose of the conference was to produce a rough-draft proposal. At that time the Air Force concept consisted of three stages: a high-drag, no-lift, blunt-shaped spacecraft to get man in space soonest, with landing to be accomplished by a parachute; a more sophisticated approach by possibly employing a lifting vehicle or one with a modified drag; and a long-range program that might end in a space station or a trip to the moon.

1959 March 10 - .
  • Lack of a DX priority delaying Project Mercury. - . Nation: USA. Program: Mercury. Spacecraft: Mercury. The Space Task Group was notified by McDonnell that several of its subcontractors were experiencing difficulties in procuring material necessary to fabricate Project Mercury components. This delay was being caused by the lack of a DX priority procurement rating.

1959 March 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Pad: ALA3. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone 1016.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi). Summary: Successful missile test. Army Redstone ejected miniature TV camera which transmitted pictures of its target impact area. Missed aimpoint by 144 m..

1959 March 10 - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Edwards RW04/22. Launch Platform: NB-52 003. LV Family: X-15. Launch Vehicle: X-15. LV Configuration: X-15 1-C-1.
  • X-15A test - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA; USAF. Apogee: 11 km (6 mi). Summary: X-15 captive flight.

1959 March 10 - . 18:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Complex: Hammaguira Blandine. LV Family: Veronique. Launch Vehicle: Veronique. LV Configuration: Veronique AGI17.
  • Sodium release Aeronomy mission - . Nation: France. Agency: CASDN. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi).

1961 March 10 - .
  • Birth of Laurel Blair Salton Clark - . Nation: USA. Summary: American physician mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-107. Physician. Perished in Columbia shuttle disintegration during re-entry..

1961 March 10 - . Launch Site: Hammaguira. Launch Vehicle: SE.4400. LV Configuration: SE4400 F92.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: STA. Apogee: 67 km (41 mi).

1962 March 10 - .
  • Soyuz Technical Project approved. - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Korolev. Spacecraft: L1-1962; Vostok-Zh; OS-1962. Korolev approved the technical project 'Complex docking of spacecraft in earth orbit - Soyuz'. The Soyuz would first be tested using multiple launches of an R-7 derived rocket. In this concept a large spacecraft was assembled in earth orbit by a Vostok-Zh (or Vostok-7) manoeuvrable manned satellite, piloted by a 'cosmonaut assemblyman'. Following completion of assembly, the Vostok would return to earth. The assembled circumlunar craft would put the L1, with a crew of one to three, on a circumlunar trajectory. The Vostok-Zh could be used on another mission to assemble a 15 tonne OS orbital station with the mission of observing the earth.

1963 March 10 - . 02:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576B3. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas D 102D. FAILURE: Failure. Failed Stage: 1.
  • Operational missile test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1964 March 10 - . LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8A92.
  • Zenit-2 spy satellite accepted into mlitary service - . Nation: USSR. Spacecraft: Zenit-2. Summary: Defence Ministry of the USSR decree 0045 'On adopting the Zenit-2 satellite launched on the 8A92 into armaments' was issued..

1964 March 10 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Tomahawk Sandia. LV Configuration: Tomahawk Sandia 152-5.
  • Tomahawk-Dart 7" Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 105 km (65 mi).

1964 March 10 - . 02:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 SL. LV Family: Skylark. Launch Vehicle: Skylark 7C. LV Configuration: Skylark-7C SL129.
  • Gamma / B / Solar X-rays / SpE Gamma ray astronomy mission - . Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE; RAE. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1965 March 10 - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 2.
  • The official roll-out inspection of Gemini launch vehicle (GLV) 4 was conducted at Martin-Baltimore. - . Nation: USA. Flight: Gemini 4. Summary: Air Force Space Systems Division formally accepted delivery of the vehicle March 21, and preparations to ship it to Cape Kennedy began at once. GLV-4 stage I arrived at the Cape March 22, followed the next day by stage II..

1965 March 10 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC41/4. LV Family: R-16. Launch Vehicle: R-16U.
  • Operational test launch - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,210 km (750 mi).

1965 March 10 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Pacific Ocean. Launch Pad: 6.5 S x 84.5 W. Launch Platform: CVE-25. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.83UE.
  • UNH 65-3 Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi). Summary: Launched at 1965 Croatan MRF Expedition LP5 - - Latitude: 6.50 S - Longitude: 84.53 W..

1966 March 10 - .
  • Death of Norair Martirosovich Sisakyan - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Sisakyan. Summary: Russian scientist. Early space medicine specialist at the Second Division of Biological Sciences under the Academy of Sciences..

1966 March 10 - . Launch Site: ETR Launch Area. Launch Platform: SSBN 642. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A3. LV Configuration: Polaris A3P-383.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1966 March 10 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC33. LV Family: Javelin. Launch Vehicle: Nike Javelin.
  • DASA HAR Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1966 March 10 - . 08:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Eglin. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Iroquois. LV Configuration: Nike Iroquois CRL AF07.327.
  • Bremss density Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 205 km (127 mi).

1966 March 10 - . 22:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Andoya. LV Family: Belier. Launch Vehicle: Centaure. LV Configuration: Centaure CE-11.
  • ESRO C13 / 2 Aurora mission - . Nation: Europe. Agency: ESRO. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1967 March 10 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/23. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K/D. LV Configuration: UR-500K/Blok D N10722701.
  • Cosmos 146 - . Payload: Soyuz 7K-L1P s/n 2P. Mass: 5,017 kg (11,060 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Program: Lunar L1. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-L1. Duration: 7.90 days. Decay Date: 1967-03-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 2705 . COSPAR: 1967-021A. Apogee: 312 km (193 mi). Perigee: 178 km (110 mi). Inclination: 51.5000 deg. Period: 89.30 min. Protoype Soyuz 7K-L1P launched by Proton into planned highly elliptical earth orbit. The first flight four-stage Proton rocket began assembly on 21 November 1966, with mechanical assembly completed by 29 November. Electrical connections and tests were completed by 4 December 1966. Due to New Year’s holidays work did not resume until 28 January 1967. By 28 February the fully assembled booster / spacecraft unit was completed in the MIK, including the 7K-L1P boilerplate spacecraft. The launch tower was added on 2 March 1967 and the system was declared ready for launch. A serious potential problem during preparations was the discovery that fuel gases could lead to pump cavitation at the turbine exits. Tests on the ground showed that the problem was not the fuel itself, but in the monitoring equipment. The launch vehicle and Block D stage functioned correctly and put the spacecraft into a translunar trajectory. The spacecraft was not aimed at the moon, did not have a heat shield for reentry, and no recovery was planned or attempted. A successful launch that created false confidence just before the string of failures that would follow.

1969 March 10 - . LV Family: N1. Launch Vehicle: N1.
  • Apollo 9 points to US win - . Nation: USSR. Program: Lunar L3. Flight: Apollo 9. Summary: Kamanin notes the successful Apollo 9 mission. In his opinion Americans will land on the moon by the end of the year. The Soviet program is 3 to 4 years behind..

1969 March 10 - . 04:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5B. LV Configuration: Black Brant VB AKD-VB-20.
  • Aurora / ionosphere / solar mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 362 km (224 mi).

1969 March 10 - . 16:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: MR-12. Launch Vehicle: MR-12.
  • Release? Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 168 km (104 mi).

1969 March 10 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: MR-12. Launch Vehicle: MR-12.
  • Release? Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Agency: AN. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1970 March 10 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF03. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1B. LV Configuration: Minuteman 1B 1180.
  • FOT GT62B Follow-on Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1970 March 10 - . 12:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou Diamant. LV Family: Diamant. Launch Vehicle: Diamant B. LV Configuration: Diamant B No. 1.
  • DIAL-WIKA - . Payload: DIAL Wissenschaftliche Kapsel. Mass: 63 kg (138 lb). Nation: Germany. Agency: CNES; BMW. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Dial WIKA. Decay Date: 1978-10-05 . USAF Sat Cat: 4344 . COSPAR: 1970-017A. Apogee: 1,631 km (1,013 mi). Perigee: 301 km (187 mi). Inclination: 5.4000 deg. Period: 104.20 min. Summary: Engineering package..
  • Dial MIKA - . Payload: DIAL Mini Kapsel/P068. Mass: 52 kg (114 lb). Nation: France. Agency: CNES; BMW. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: Dial MIKA. Decay Date: 1974-09-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 4345 . COSPAR: 1970-017B. Apogee: 1,638 km (1,017 mi). Perigee: 310 km (190 mi). Inclination: 5.4000 deg. Period: 104.56 min. Summary: Engineering package; monitored launch vehicle performance. .

1971 March 10 - . 17:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.382GM.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1971 March 10 - . 17:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.478UM.
  • UM Pitot 53 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 179 km (111 mi).

1971 March 10 - . 18:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.479UM.
  • UM Pitot 54 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 181 km (112 mi).

1971 March 10 - . 18:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.480UM.
  • UM Pitot 55 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 171 km (106 mi).

1971 March 10 - . 19:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Cajun. Launch Vehicle: Nike Cajun. LV Configuration: Nike Cajun NASA 10.383GM.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 113 km (70 mi).

1972 March 10 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Antigua. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Met Para, Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 59 km (36 mi).

1973 March 10 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: UNKO. Launch Platform: SHIR. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 92 km (57 mi).

1974 March 10 - . 09:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk NASA 18.158IE.
  • Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 189 km (117 mi).

1975 March 10 - . 04:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4W. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 34B. LV Configuration: Titan 34B 34B-1 (3B-50) / Ascent Agena D.
  • Jumpseat 4 - . Mass: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; USAF. Class: Military. Type: Military naval signals reconnaisance satellite. Spacecraft: Jumpseat. USAF Sat Cat: 7687 . COSPAR: 1975-017A. Apogee: 39,337 km (24,442 mi). Perigee: 295 km (183 mi). Inclination: 63.5000 deg. Period: 702.00 min.

1975 March 10 - . 09:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike Hydac. LV Configuration: Nike Hydac DNA IC507.11-2A.
  • ICECAP 75A Auroral mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: DNA. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1975 March 10 - . 21:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150A MII. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150A MII NASA 04.334UA.
  • JHU Aurora 10 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi).

1976 March 10 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. Launch Pad: LC1 or LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 806 - . Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Zenit-4MK. Duration: 13.00 days. Decay Date: 1976-03-23 . USAF Sat Cat: 8737 . COSPAR: 1976-020A. Apogee: 328 km (203 mi). Perigee: 188 km (116 mi). Inclination: 71.4000 deg. Period: 89.60 min. Summary: High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable..

1976 March 10 - . 09:10 GMT - . Launch Site: El Arenosillo. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 4A. LV Configuration: Black Brant IVA Astro 6-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • DLR H-BB4-74 Extreme ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: Germany. Agency: DLR. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1976 March 10 - . 10:58 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170. LV Configuration: Aerobee 170 NASA 13.129GC.
  • Comet West Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 189 km (117 mi).

1977 March 10 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 897 - . Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Zenit-4MK. Duration: 13.00 days. Decay Date: 1977-03-23 . USAF Sat Cat: 9860 . COSPAR: 1977-017A. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi). Perigee: 171 km (106 mi). Inclination: 72.9000 deg. Period: 89.60 min. Summary: High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable..

1977 March 10 - . 23:16 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17A. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. LV Configuration: Delta 2914 612/D129.
  • Palapa 2 - . Payload: Palapa A2. Mass: 574 kg (1,265 lb). Nation: Indonesia. Agency: Perumtel. Program: Palapa. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: HS 333. Completed Operations Date: 1986-01-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 9862 . COSPAR: 1977-018A. Apogee: 35,867 km (22,286 mi). Perigee: 35,843 km (22,271 mi). Inclination: 7.6000 deg. Period: 1,439.60 min. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). Positioned in geosynchronous orbit over the Indian Ocean at 80 deg E in 1977-1986? As of 5 September 2001 located at 64.27 deg W drifting at 0.845 deg W per day. As of 2007 Mar 11 located at 69.73E drifting at 0.893W degrees per day.

1978 March 10 - . Launch Site: Edwards.
  • Ferry Enterprise from Edwards to Texas. - . Nation: USA. Program: STS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Spacecraft: Enterprise. Summary: Ferry Enterprise (OV-101) atop shuttle carrier aircraft from Edwards to Ellington Air Force Base, Texas (approximately 3 hours, 38 min).

1978 March 10 - . 10:42 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 993 - . Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Zenit-4MKM. Duration: 13.00 days. Decay Date: 1978-03-23 . USAF Sat Cat: 10725 . COSPAR: 1978-027A. Apogee: 325 km (201 mi). Perigee: 190 km (110 mi). Inclination: 72.8000 deg. Period: 89.60 min. Summary: High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable..

1978 March 10 - . 13:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Poker Flat. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk NASA 18.1018UE.
  • Plasma mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1978 March 10 - .
1979 March 10 - . 18:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: MR-12. Launch Vehicle: MR-12.
  • Plasma/Fields mission - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

1980 March 10 - . 15:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde. LV Configuration: AN/DMQ-9.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1981 March 10 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 80 km (49 mi).

1982 March 10 - . Launch Site: Biscarosse. Launch Platform: S655. LV Family: MSBS. Launch Vehicle: MSBS M4. LV Configuration: MSBS M4 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: France. Agency: DMA. Apogee: 800 km (490 mi).

1983 March 10 - . 17:49 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde. LV Configuration: AN/DMQ-9.
  • - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1984 March 10 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 1543 - . Payload: Efir s/n 1. Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft: Efir. Duration: 26.00 days. Decay Date: 1984-04-05 . USAF Sat Cat: 14797 . COSPAR: 1984-026A. Apogee: 401 km (249 mi). Perigee: 214 km (132 mi). Inclination: 62.8000 deg. Period: 90.70 min. Summary: Scientific mission using spacecraft based on Vostok/Zenit design..

1986 March 10 - .
  • Sakigake, Comet Halley Flyby - . Nation: Japan.

1987 March 10 - . 20:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi).

1988 March 10 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 1923 - . Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: Zenit-8. Duration: 12.00 days. Decay Date: 1988-03-22 . USAF Sat Cat: 18931 . COSPAR: 1988-015A. Apogee: 302 km (187 mi). Perigee: 190 km (110 mi). Inclination: 72.9000 deg. Period: 89.40 min. Summary: Military cartographic satellite; returned film capsule..

1989 March 10 - . 15:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Koroni. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100B.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 78 km (48 mi).

1993 March 10 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF26. Launch Pad: LF26?. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • FOT GT151GB Follow-on Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF ACC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1993 March 10 - . 13:38 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Orion. LV Configuration: Nike Orion NASA 31.96UU.
  • CWAS 30 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1994 March 10 - . 03:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17A. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925. LV Configuration: Delta 7925 D226.
  • USA 100 - . Payload: GPS 2A-24 / GPS SVN 36. Mass: 1,816 kg (4,003 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Manufacturer: Seal Beach. Program: Navstar. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: GPS Block 2 and 2A. USAF Sat Cat: 23027 . COSPAR: 1994-016A. Apogee: 20,366 km (12,654 mi). Perigee: 20,000 km (12,000 mi). Inclination: 53.9000 deg. Period: 718.00 min. Summary: Final element of initial GPS constellation. Placed in Plane C Slot 1..
  • SEDS 2 - . Payload: SEDS 2 End Mass. Nation: USA. Agency: MDSSC. Program: Navstar. Spacecraft: SEDS. COSPAR: 1994-016xx.
  • SEDS 2 Deployer - . Payload: SEDS 2 Deployer. Nation: USA. Agency: MDAC. Program: Navstar. Spacecraft: SEDS. Decay Date: 1994-05-08 . USAF Sat Cat: 23028 . COSPAR: 1994-016B. Apogee: 341 km (211 mi). Perigee: 340 km (210 mi). Inclination: 32.3000 deg. Period: 91.34 min.

1998 March 10 - . Launch Site: ETR Launch Area. Launch Platform: SSBN 736. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5. LV Configuration: Trident D-5 FCET-19.
  • Trident D-5 80? operational test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1998 March 10 - . Launch Site: ETR Launch Area. Launch Platform: SSBN 736. LV Family: Trident. Launch Vehicle: Trident D-5. LV Configuration: Trident D-5 FCET-19.
  • 80? - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1999 March 10 - .
  • Cosmonaut Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov dies at age of 59 -- Natural causes - cancer. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Illarionov. Summary: Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1970-1992. Graduated from Higher Air Force School, 1967 Soviet Air Force, specialized in communications systems. Served as CapCom during several Soyuz missions. Also involved in the Buran program..

1999 March 10 - . 08:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF02. Launch Vehicle: Peacekeeper. LV Configuration: Peacekeeper 28PA.
  • 8 RVs operational test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2000 March 10 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-200.
  • Atmospheric Waves Aeronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

2001 March 10 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko; Helms; Richards, Paul; Shepherd; Thomas, Andrew; Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-1; ISS EO-2; STS-102. With an exchange of space station crew members already under way, Discovery's crew turns its attention to continuing assembly of the orbital outpost, conducting a space walk set to begin just before 11 p.m., or earlier, to reposition a docking port and installing gear in preparation for the arrival of the station's Canadian-built robotic arm next month. Additional Details: STS-102 Mission Status Report #06.

2002 March 10 - .
  • STS-109 Mission Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch; Onufrienko; Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-4; STS-109. Summary: Leaving behind a better-than-new Hubble Space Telescope, the crew of Columbia had a well-deserved break today after a week spent overhauling and enhancing the orbiting observatory.. Additional Details: STS-109 Mission Status Report #20.

2006 March 10 - .
2006 March 10 - .
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars. - . Nation: USA. At 21:12 GMT the MRO's six MR-107N engines, each with a thrust of 170 N, ignited and braked the spacecraft into a 279 km x 44,500 km x 93.3 deg capture orbit. The spacecraft then began several months of aerobraking to lower its apogee and attain its operational orbit for imaging of the surface.

2008 March 10 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 03/10/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Eyharts; Love; Malenchenko; Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-16; STS-123. Russian Holiday: International Women's Day ('held over' from 3/8).

    Underway: Week 21 of Increment 16.

    After consulting with Col-CC (Columbus Control Center) specialists, FE-2 Eyharts set up a video camcorder in front of the FSL RIC (Fluid Science Laboratory Rack Interface Controller) to monitor its LEDs, then performed an uplinked troubleshooting procedure on the FSL facility, using wire cutter, wire stripper and crimp tools in an effort to repair its LAN (Local Area Network) jumper that could not be connected with the UIP (Utility Interface Panel) J46 LAN-1 connector last week. Additional Details: ISS On-Orbit Status 03/10/08.


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