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September 15


September 15 Chronology


1908 September 15 - .
  • Birth of Abe Silverstein - . Nation: USA. Summary: American engineer. Chaired committee that set NASA's spaceflight plans for the 1960's. Director, NASA Cleveland 1961-1970..

1916 September 15 - .
  • Birth of Charles H Feltz - . Nation: USA. Summary: Leading American space engineer. At North American 1940-1981. Chief Engineer on X-15, Apollo, and Space Shuttle. 1974-1981 served as Rockwell corporate trouble-shooter..

1941 September 15 - .
1944 September 15 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Battery 444 arrives at Walcheren - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht. Summary: Battery 444 arrives at Walcheren to start operations against London..

1947 September 15 - . LV Family: Atlas; Navaho; Snark.
  • US Army Air Corps assigned control of surface-to-surface strategic missiles - . Nation: USA. Program: Navaho.

1947 September 15 - .
1948 September 15 - . LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: Redstone.
  • Hermes project extended to cover satellite launch. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: von Braun. Committee on Guided Missiles of the Research and Development Board approved recommendation that Army Hermes project "be given the task of providing the National Military Establishment with a continuing analysis of the long-range rocket problem as an expansion of their task on an earth satellite vehicle."

1950 September 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: HVAR. Launch Vehicle: HVAR.
  • D27 Model test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 5.00 km (3.10 mi).

1953 September 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Honest John. LV Configuration: Honest John 558.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1954 September 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Nike. Launch Vehicle: Nike. LV Configuration: Nike 2823T.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1955 September 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: HJ Nike. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1957 September 15 - . 13:27 GMT - . Launch Site: San Nicolas. LV Family: Deacon. Launch Vehicle: Nike Deacon. LV Configuration: Nike Deacon NN7.47F. FAILURE: Failure.
  • NRL NN7.47F Solar ultraviolet and x-ray mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1958 September 15 - .
  • Vostok final project signed by Korolev. - . Nation: USSR. Spacecraft: Vostok. Summary: This allowed for full production drawing release to the fabrication shops and the beginning of tests of the spacecraft systems..

1959 September 15 - . Launch Vehicle: DF-1.
  • First missile factories built. - . Nation: China. Related Persons: Tsien. Program: Long March. Summary: First Chinese missile production factories built: Shenyang (missile frames) Nancheng (engines)..

1959 September 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1959 September 15 - . Launch Site: Edwards. Launch Complex: Edwards TL1. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1A. LV Configuration: Minuteman 1AT. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Silo test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 0 km ( mi). Summary: Fuel for 3 seconds only, tethered launch.

1959 September 15 - . 21:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC26B. LV Family: Jupiter. Launch Vehicle: Jupiter. LV Configuration: Jupiter IRBM AM-23. FAILURE: The flight was erratic at lift-off and the missile destroyed itself after 13 seconds, just before command destruct. Failure of a silver soldered connection joint to the pressure sphere caused destruction of the missile.. Failed Stage: G.
  • Bioflight 3 Biological mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF; NASA Huntsville. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi). Summary: Scheduled for launch at 0430 hours EST, was fired from AMR at 1645 hours EST. The nose cane housed several NASA biological specimens, including 14 mice..

1960 September 15 - . 14:01 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 100. LV Configuration: Aerobee 100 AA1.126.
  • Solar Constant Solar ultraviolet mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 102 km (63 mi).

1960 September 15 - . 21:28 GMT - . Launch Site: ETR Launch Area. Launch Platform: SSBN 599. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A1. LV Configuration: Polaris A1XE-6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1961 September 15 - .
  • Death of Grachev. Reported killed in an orbital flight sometime in 1960/1961. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Grachev. Summary: Russian phantom cosmonaut, one of two that allegedly disappeared aboard 'Vostok 3' on a circumlunar mission in 1961. In reality multimanned Vostok would be flown until 1964, and no circumlunar missions until 1968..

1961 September 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC38. LV Family: Nike Zeus. Launch Vehicle: Nike Zeus.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USA. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1962 September 15 - . Launch Site: Lincoln AFB. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas F.
  • Atlas SMS 551 operational. - . Nation: USA. Summary: Lincoln AFB SMS 551 operational.

1962 September 15 - . Launch Site: ETR Launch Area. Launch Platform: EAG-154. LV Family: Polaris. Launch Vehicle: Polaris A1. LV Configuration: Polaris A1T-5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1964 September 15 - .
  • Birth of Ryoko Kikuchi - . Nation: Japan. Summary: Japanese journalist cosmonaut, 1989-1990. Graduated from the University of Tokyo in Chinese language Journalist, Tokyo Broadcasting Corporation. Reporter for world news with TBS, reporting from Moscow and then again from Tokyo..

1964 September 15 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF08. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1B. LV Configuration: Minuteman 1B 1179.
  • OT (ECP VER) operational test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1964 September 15 - . 06:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Fort Churchill. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 2. LV Configuration: Black Brant II AD-2A-58.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 166 km (103 mi).

1964 September 15 - . 09:35 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC35. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150. LV Configuration: Aerobee 150 KP3.5.
  • Zodiacal light Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: KPNO. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1964 September 15 - . 15:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576A1. LV Family: Atlas. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas D 245D.
  • ABRES LORV-3 / Pod 26 Re-entry vehicle test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 1,800 km (1,100 mi).

1965 September 15 - . 20:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Apache. Launch Vehicle: Nike Apache. LV Configuration: Nike Apache NASA 14.244UI.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 180 km (110 mi).

1966 September 15 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg.
  • First launch of a Thor/Burner II from Vandenberg - . Nation: USA.

1966 September 15 - . Launch Site: Tonopah. LV Family: Sandhawk. Launch Vehicle: Sandhawk. LV Configuration: Sandhawk Sandia 281-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: Sandia. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1966 September 15 - .
  • Landing of Gemini 11 - . Return Crew: Conrad; Gordon. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Conrad; Gordon. Program: Gemini. Flight: Gemini 11. The spacecraft landed at 13:59 GMT less than 5 km from the planned landing point at 71 hours 17 minutes after liftoff. The crew was retrieved by helicopter, and the spacecraft was brought aboard the prime recovery ship, the aircraft carrier Guam, about an hour after landing.

1967 September 15 - . 19:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC1W. LV Family: Delta. Launch Vehicle: Thorad Agena D SLV-2G. LV Configuration: Thorad SLV-2G Agena D 512 / Agena D 1641.
  • KH-4B 1101 - . Payload: KH-4B s/n 1101 / Agena D 1641 / OPS 5089. Mass: 2,000 kg (4,400 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; CIA. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-4B. Decay Date: 1967-10-04 . USAF Sat Cat: 2946 . COSPAR: 1967-087A. Apogee: 372 km (231 mi). Perigee: 156 km (96 mi). Inclination: 80.0000 deg. Period: 89.70 min. Summary: KH-4B. First mission of the KH-4B series. Best film to date..

1968 September 15 - . 15:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: M9167. Launch Platform: SHIP-SOV. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Agency: GMS. Apogee: 76 km (47 mi).

1969 September 15 - . 01:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: JCR. LV Configuration: JCR-1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1969 September 15 - . 13:34 GMT - . Launch Site: South Uist. LV Family: Petrel. Launch Vehicle: Petrel 1. LV Configuration: Petrel P58H.
  • D-region Ionosphere mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: SRC. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1969 September 15 - . 16:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC191/66. LV Family: Tsiklon. Launch Vehicle: R-36-O. LV Configuration: R-36O 8K69 Yu45201 No. 50T.
  • Cosmos 298 - . Mass: 1,700 kg (3,700 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Class: Military. Type: Orbital bombing system. Spacecraft: OGCh. Decay Date: 1969-09-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 4092 . COSPAR: 1969-077A. Apogee: 162 km (100 mi). Perigee: 127 km (78 mi). Inclination: 49.6000 deg. Period: 87.30 min. Summary: Fractional Orbital Bombardment System test..

1970 September 15 - .
  • Singer-General selected for a Skylab simulator. - . Nation: USA. Program: Skylab. Spacecraft: Skylab. Singer-General Precision, Inc., Link Division, Houston, was selected for the award of a contract to design, develop, install, and support a Skylab simulator to provide astronaut and ground crew training at MSC. The simulator would serve as a ground-based trainer with controls and displays similar to those used during manned operations. It would also be operated in conjunction with the command module simulator and the Mission Control Center to provide complete mission training.

1971 September 15 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: MR-12. Launch Vehicle: MR-12.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1971 September 15 - . 19:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar V-2. LV Family: MR-12. Launch Vehicle: MR-12.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1972 September 15 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC173. LV Family: MR-UR-100. Launch Vehicle: MR-UR-100.
  • BI-4 - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1972 September 15 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC142/34. LV Family: Tsiklon. Launch Vehicle: R-36 8K67MA.
  • State trials missile test - . Nation: USSR. Agency: RVSN. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1972 September 15 - . 09:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
  • Cosmos 518 - . Mass: 6,000 kg (13,200 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Zenit-2M. Duration: 9.00 days. Decay Date: 1972-09-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 6186 . COSPAR: 1972-070A. Apogee: 306 km (190 mi). Perigee: 203 km (126 mi). Inclination: 72.8000 deg. Period: 89.50 min. Summary: Area survey photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; separated science capsule..
  • Nauka Cosmos 518 - . Payload: Nauka. Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Spacecraft: Nauka. Decay Date: 1972-09-27 . USAF Sat Cat: 6198 . COSPAR: 1972-070C. Apogee: 271 km (168 mi). Perigee: 196 km (121 mi). Inclination: 72.8000 deg. Period: 89.17 min.

1973 September 15 - . 04:36 GMT - . Launch Site: South Uist. LV Family: Petrel. Launch Vehicle: Petrel 1. LV Configuration: Petrel P106H.
  • ELF / VLF Ionosphere mission - . Nation: UK. Agency: SRC. Apogee: 124 km (77 mi).

1973 September 15 - . 05:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF26. Launch Pad: LF26?. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • OT GT25GB operational test launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1973 September 15 - . 08:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Kheysa. LV Family: MR-12. Launch Vehicle: MR-12. LV Configuration: MR-12 X-141.
  • Aeronomy/Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1973 September 15 - . 22:15 GMT - . Launch Site: ETR Launch Area. Launch Platform: SSBN 657. Launch Vehicle: Poseidon.
  • Demonstration and shakedown operations launch - . Nation: USA. Agency: USN. Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

1974 September 15 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sea-launched. Launch Pad: UNKO. Launch Platform: SHOK. LV Family: M-100. Launch Vehicle: M-100.
  • - . Nation: USSR. Apogee: 86 km (53 mi).

1975 September 15 - . 11:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Ascension. Launch Vehicle: Rocketsonde.
  • Arcasonde - . Nation: USA. Agency: MRN. Apogee: 64 km (39 mi).

1976 September 15 - . 09:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Soyuz 22 - . Call Sign: Yastreb (Hawk ). Crew: Aksyonov; Bykovsky. Backup Crew: Malyshev; Strekalov. Support Crew: Andreyev; Popov. Payload: Soyuz ASTP s/n 74 modified with MF6 camera. Mass: 6,510 kg (14,350 lb). Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Aksyonov; Bykovsky; Malyshev; Strekalov; Andreyev; Popov. Agency: MOM. Program: ASTP. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz 22. Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-MF6. Duration: 7.91 days. Decay Date: 1976-09-23 . USAF Sat Cat: 9421 . COSPAR: 1976-093A. Apogee: 296 km (183 mi). Perigee: 185 km (114 mi). Inclination: 64.8000 deg. Period: 89.30 min. Surplus Soyuz ASTP spacecraft modified with a multi-spectral camera manufactured by Carl Zeiss-Jena in place of the universal docking apparatus. Eight days were spent photographing the earth. Tested and perfected scientific-technical methods and devices for studying the geological characteristics of the earth's surface from outer space for economic purposes.

1976 September 15 - . 18:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg SLC4W. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan 24B. LV Configuration: Titan 24B 24B-17 (3B-51).
  • OPS 8533 - . Payload: KH-8 no. 47 / Agena D. Mass: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NRO; USAF. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: KH-8. Decay Date: 1976-11-05 . USAF Sat Cat: 9426 . COSPAR: 1976-094A. Apogee: 337 km (209 mi). Perigee: 142 km (88 mi). Inclination: 96.4000 deg. Period: 89.20 min. Summary: KH-8 type satellite. Space craft engaged in investigation of spaceflight techniques and technology (US Cat A). .

1977 September 15 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-210. LV Configuration: S-210-12.
  • Aeronomy / ionosphere mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1978 September 15 - . LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle.
  • Shuttle tests at NASA Huntsville - . Nation: USA. The shuttle Enterprise is first mated to an external tank for vertical ground vibration tests and simulated high-altitude aborts. Thereafter two SRB's are mounted for the first full-size shuttle static tests. This initial test series is completed on 5 December 1978.

1978 September 15 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA2. Launch Pad: LA2 HRV. LV Family: Stonechat. Launch Vehicle: Falstaff. LV Configuration: Falstaff F.2.
  • Chevaline warhead test launch - . Nation: UK. Agency: RAE. Apogee: 97 km (60 mi).

1978 September 15 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Tomahawk Sandia. Launch Vehicle: Nike Tomahawk. LV Configuration: Nike Tomahawk GL A08.708-1.
  • CLUSTER ION Ionosphere mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 114 km (70 mi).

1979 September 15 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: S. Launch Vehicle: S-310. LV Configuration: S-310-7.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 166 km (103 mi).

1980 September 15 - .
  • Birth of Dr Faiz bin Khaleed - . Nation: Malaysia. Summary: Malaysian physician cosmonaut, 2006-2007. Backup to first Malaysian in space..

1980 September 15 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF06. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1B.
  • ABRES STREP-3 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi).

1980 September 15 - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Honest John. Launch Vehicle: Taurus Orion. LV Configuration: Taurus Orion NASA 33.06GU?.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1981 September 15 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 1307 - . Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Zenit-6U. Duration: 13.00 days. Decay Date: 1981-09-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 12830 . COSPAR: 1981-090A. Apogee: 390 km (240 mi). Perigee: 194 km (120 mi). Inclination: 72.9000 deg. Period: 90.40 min. Summary: Photo surveillance; returned film capsule..

1982 September 15 - . 04:49 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. Launch Vehicle: Aries. LV Configuration: Aries GL A24.7S2-03.
  • SPICE 2 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF GL. Apogee: 359 km (223 mi).

1982 September 15 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC41/1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 1407 - . Payload: Yantar-2K s/n 955. Mass: 6,600 kg (14,500 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Yantar-2K. Duration: 31.00 days. Decay Date: 1982-10-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 13546 . COSPAR: 1982-091A. Apogee: 309 km (192 mi). Perigee: 169 km (105 mi). Inclination: 67.2000 deg. Period: 89.30 min. Summary: Area survey photo reconnaissance; returned film in two small SpK capsules during the mission and with the main capsule at completion of the mission..

1982 September 15 - . 18:15 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. Launch Complex: White Sands LC36. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5C. LV Configuration: Black Brant VC AMF-VC-53.
  • Solar infrared mission - . Nation: Canada. Agency: NRCC. Apogee: 243 km (150 mi).

1983 September 15 - . 12:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Loki. Launch Vehicle: Loki Dart. LV Configuration: Loki Dart T 1-0668.
  • Test / aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).

1987 September 15 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 1882 - . Mass: 6,300 kg (13,800 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Program: Resurs. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: Resurs F1-14F40. Duration: 21.00 days. Decay Date: 1987-10-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 18348 . COSPAR: 1987-077A. Apogee: 269 km (167 mi). Perigee: 253 km (157 mi). Inclination: 82.3000 deg. Period: 89.70 min. Summary: Investigation of the natural resources of the earth in the interests of various branches of the national economy of the USSR and international cooperation. .

1988 September 15 - . 10:40 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 8C. LV Configuration: Black Brant 8C NASA 27.110UL.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 340 km (210 mi).

1988 September 15 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 1969 - . Mass: 6,600 kg (14,500 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Yantar-4K1. Duration: 59.00 days. Decay Date: 1988-11-13 . USAF Sat Cat: 19495 . COSPAR: 1988-084A. Apogee: 344 km (213 mi). Perigee: 165 km (102 mi). Inclination: 67.1000 deg. Period: 89.60 min. Summary: High resolution photo reconnaissance; returned film in two small SpK capsules during the mission and with the main capsule at completion of the mission..

1989 September 15 - . Launch Site: Wallops Island. LV Family: Black Brant. Launch Vehicle: Black Brant 5C. LV Configuration: Black Brant VC Black Star 6.
  • Target mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: SDIO. Apogee: 250 km (150 mi).

1989 September 15 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC41/1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Cosmos 2044 - . Payload: Bion no. 9. Mass: 6,000 kg (13,200 lb). Nation: USSR. Agency: MOM. Class: Biology. Type: Biology satellite. Spacecraft: Bion. Duration: 14.00 days. Decay Date: 1989-09-29 . USAF Sat Cat: 20242 . COSPAR: 1989-075A. Apogee: 264 km (164 mi). Perigee: 203 km (126 mi). Inclination: 82.3000 deg. Period: 89.20 min. 29 US/USSR life science experiments conducted on monkeys, insects, plants, fish, rats. Carried monkeys Zhankonya and Zabiyaka. Cosmos 2044 was the seventh Soviet Biosatellite to orbit the Earth with joint U.S./U.S.S.R. experiments onboard. Hungary, the German Democratic Republic, Canada, Poland, Britain, Romania, Czechoslovakia and the European Space Agency also participated in the mission. The joint U.S./U.S.S.R. experiments were conducted on two rhesus monkeys and ten rats that were flown onboard the Biosatellite. The biological payload on the spacecraft also included fish, amphibians, insects, worms, protozoans, cell cultures and plants. Last launch from LC41. Additional Details: Cosmos 2044.

1990 September 15 - .
  • Cosmonaut Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev dies at age of 60 -- Natural causes. - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Filatyev. Summary: German-American expert in guided missiles during World War II. As of January 1947, working at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Died at Grant, Alabama..

1991 September 15 - . 23:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima T. LV Family: TR-1. Launch Vehicle: TR-1A. LV Configuration: TR-1A TR-1A-1.
  • Microgravity mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: NASDA. Apogee: 270 km (160 mi).

1992 September 15 - . 07:49 GMT - .
  • EVA Mir EO-12-4 - . Crew: Solovyov; Avdeyev. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.15 days. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Solovyov; Avdeyev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Mir EO-12. Spacecraft: Mir. Summary: Installed Kurs docking system antenna on Kristall module..

1993 September 15 - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF02. Launch Vehicle: Peacekeeper. LV Configuration: Peacekeeper 13PA.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSPC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

1994 September 15 - . Launch Site: Palmachim. LV Family: Jericho. Launch Vehicle: Jericho 2. LV Configuration: Jericho II 3?. FAILURE: Failure.
  • 'Ofeq? - . Nation: Israel. Agency: ISA. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1994 September 15 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: White Sands. LV Family: Hawk. Launch Vehicle: Nike Orion. LV Configuration: Nike Orion NASA 31.108UU.
  • CWAS 36 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA Greenbelt. Apogee: 140 km (80 mi).

1995 September 15 - .
  • Cosmonaut Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev dies at age of 55 -- Natural causes. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Khludeyev. Summary: Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1965-1988. Graduated from Kiev AF Academy of Engineering,1962. Cosmonaut training November 1965 - December 1967. Worked as research scientist at the Gagarin Center. Involved in the Buran program from 1986 - 1988..

1996 September 15 - . 02:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Kagoshima. LV Family: MT-135. Launch Vehicle: MT-135. LV Configuration: MT-135-64.
  • NNP-O3 Aeronomy mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 56 km (34 mi).

1998 September 15 - . 20:00 GMT - .
  • EVA Mir EO-26-1 - . Crew: Padalka; Avdeyev. EVA Type: Internal Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.0208 days. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Padalka; Avdeyev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Mir EO-26; Mir EO-26/-27. Spacecraft: Mir. After donning spacesuits, the PKhO compartment of the Mir core module was depressurized and the crew entered the dead Spektr module at 20:00 GMT. They reconnected some cables for the solar panel steering mechanism and closed the hatch a half hour later. The PKhO was then repressurized.

1999 September 15 - . 21:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kodiak. LV Family: ait. Launch Vehicle: ait-2. LV Configuration: Castor-M57A1 ait-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SM. Apogee: 1,060 km (650 mi).

2000 September 15 - .
  • STS-106 Mission Status Report #16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Altman; Mastracchio; Lu. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-106. Summary: With one full day of docked operations remaining to complete its work on the International Space Station (ISS), the seven-member crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis continued setting up equipment for the station's first inhabitants.. Additional Details: STS-106 Mission Status Report #16.

2002 September 15 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Taiyuan. LV Family: KT. Launch Vehicle: KT-1. FAILURE: Second stage failure.. Failed Stage: 2.
  • HTSTL-1 - . Mass: 50 kg (110 lb). Nation: China. Manufacturer: Tsinghua. Class: Technology. Type: Navigation technology satellite. Spacecraft: HTSTL. COSPAR: F020915. Summary: First attempted launch of the all-solid-propellant KT-1 launch vehicle. The 50 kg test satellite, built by university students, was to have been placed in a 300 km polar orbit..

2004 September 15 - . 08:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg LF04. LV Family: Minuteman. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 3.
  • FDEP GT186GM - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF AFSPC. Apogee: 1,300 km (800 mi). Summary: ICBM test, delayed from February..

2006 September 15 - . 10:00 GMT - .
  • EVA STS-115-3 - . Crew: Tanner; Stefanyshyn-Piper. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tanner; Stefanyshyn-Piper. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-115. Summary: The crew completed work on the P3/P4 truss, deploying a radiator, and replacing an S-band antenna assembly..

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