1999 in Spaceflight

1999 In Spaceflight

The table below shows 208 satellite launches were made in 1999.
81 (39%) of these launches were communications satellites.

Launch of STS-93, to deploy the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Orbital launches
First 3 January
Last 27 December
Total 78
Catalogued 73
National firsts
Satellite Denmark
Republic of China
South Africa
Maiden flights Delta II 7320
Delta II 7426
Long March 2F
Long March 4B
Retirements Ariane 4 40
Athena II
Manned flights
Orbital 4
Total travellers 22

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