1992 in spaceflight

|11 January, 03:40 GMT
|Black Brant IX
|LC-36, White Sands
|NASA
|NASA
|Sub-orbital
|Astronomy
|11 January 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: (Yantar-4K2)
|MOM
|LEO
|Reconnaissance satellite
|20 November 1992
|Successful
-
|25 September, 17:05:01 GMT
|Commercial Titan III (34D)
|LC-40, Cape Canaveral
|Martin Marietta
|Mars Observer
|NASA
|Indended: Areocentric
Achieved: Heliocentric
|Mars exploration
|Unknown
|Failure
|Contact lost three days before orbit insersion. It is unclear whether the spacecraft entered Aerocentric orbit, remained in Heliocentric orbit, or exploded.
-
|28 September
|Minuteman III
|LF-26, Vandenberg AFB
|US Air Force
|GT-149GB
|US Air Force
|Sub-orbital
|Operational test flight
|28 September 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|1300|km|mi
-
rowspan=2|6 October, 06:20:05 GMT
rowspan=2|Long March 2C (CZ-2C)
rowspan=2|LA-2B, JSLC
rowspan=2|CALT
|FSW-1-4
|CASC
|LEO
|Reconnaissance satellite
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|Freja
|SSC
|LEO
|Magnetosphere research
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|8 October, 19:00:00 GMT
|Soyuz-U
|LC-43/4, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Foton-5
|MOM
|LEO
|Microgravity research
|24 October 1992
|Successful
-
|12 October, 09:47 GMT
|Delta II 7925
|LC-17B, Cape Canaveral
|McDonnell Douglas
|DFS-3
|Bundespost
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|14 October, 19:58:00 GMT
|Molniya-M
|LC-43/3, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Molniya-3-50L
|MOM
|Molniya
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|16 October
|Castor-Orbus
|Wake Island
|Orbital
|SDIO
|Sub-orbital
|Reentry Test
|16 October 1992
|Failure
|Apogee: convert|500|km|mi
-
|19 October
|Trident D-5
|USS|Maryland|SSBN-738|6, ETR
|US Navy
|DASO-10
|US Navy
|Sub-orbital
|Operational test flight
|19 October 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|1000|km|mi
-
rowspan=6|20 October, 12:58:12 GMT
rowspan=6|Tsyklon-3
rowspan=6|Plesetsk
rowspan=6|VKS
|Kosmos|2211 (Strela-3)
|MO RF
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|Kosmos|2212 (Strela-3)
|MO RF
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|Kosmos|2213 (Strela-3)
|MO RF
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|Kosmos|2214 (Strela-3)
|MO RF
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|Kosmos|2215 (Strela-3)
|MO RF
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|Kosmos|2216 (Strela-3)
|MO RF
|LEO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|21 October, 10:21:22 GMT
|Molniya-M
|LC-16/2, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Kosmos|2217 (Oko)
|MOM
|Molniya
|Missile defence
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
rowspan=5|22 October, 17:09:40 GMT
rowspan=5|OV|102
rowspan=5|LC-39B, Kennedy
rowspan=5|USA
|STS-52
|NASA
|LEO
|Manned orbital flight
rowspan=3|1 November 1992
|Successful
-
|USMP-1
|NASA
|LEO
|Microgravity research
|Successful
-
|CANEX-2
|CSA
|LEO
|Microgravity research
|Successful
-
|LAGEOS-2
|ASI
|MEO
|Geodesy research
|Still in orbit
|Successful
-
|IRIS
|ASI
|MEO
|Geodesy research
|Still in orbit
|Successful
-
|22 October
|Aries
|Wallops Island
|SDIO
|Orbus 1 (SPFE-3)
|SDIO
|Sub-orbital
|Target
|22 October 1992
|Failure
|Apogee: convert|20|km|mi
-
|25 October, 01:06 GMT
|Minuteman IB
|LF-03, Vandenberg AFB
|US Air Force
|AST-DT2
|US Air Force
|Sub-orbital
|Target
|25 October 1992
|Failure
|Apogee: convert|100|km|mi
-
rowspan=3|27 October, 17:19:41 GMT
rowspan=3|Soyuz-U2
rowspan=3|LC-31/6, Baikonur
rowspan=3|VKS
|Progress M-15
|MOM
|LEO, docked to Mir
|Resupply Mir
|7 February 1993
|Successful
-
|Mak-2
|MOM
|LEO
|Ionosphere research
|1 April 1993
|Successful
|Deployed from Mir on 20 November 1992
-
|Znamya-2
|MOM
|LEO
|Mirror experiment
|5 February 1993
|Successful
|Deployed from Progress M-15 on 4 February 1993
-
|27 October, 18:30 GMT
|Black Brant IX
|LC-36, White Sands
|NASA
|CU-3
|NASA
|Sub-orbital
|Solar ultraviolet astronomy
|27 October 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|298|km|mi
-
|28 October, 00:15:00 GMT
|Ariane 4 (42P)
|ELA-2, CSG
|Arianespace
|Galaxy 7
|Hughes
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|29 October, 10:40:33 GMT
|Kosmos-3M
|LC-133/3, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Kosmos|2218 (Parus)
|MO RF
|LEO
|Navigation
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|30 October, 14:59:00 GMT
|Proton-K/DM-2
|LC-81/23, Baikonur
|VKS
|Ekran-M3
|MOM
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|4 November, 02:00 GMT
|Minuteman III
|LF-04, Vandenberg AFB
|US Air Force
|GT-150GM
|US Air Force
|Sub-orbital
|Operational test flight
|4 November 1992
|Failure
|Apogee: convert|100|km|mi
-
|8 November, 10:25 GMT
|Maxus
|Esrange
|SSC/DLR
|ESA
|Sub-orbital
|Microgravity research
|8 November 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|717|km|mi
-
|10 November
|Trident D-5
|USS|Tennessee|SSBN-734|6, ETR
|US Navy
|US Navy
|Sub-orbital
|Operational test flight
|10 November 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|1000|km|mi
-
|10 November
|Trident D-5
|USS|Tennessee|SSBN-734|6, ETR
|US Navy
|US Navy
|Sub-orbital
|Operational test flight
|10 November 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|1000|km|mi
-
|10 November
|Trident D-5
|USS|Tennessee|SSBN-734|6, ETR
|US Navy
|US Navy
|Sub-orbital
|Operational test flight
|10 November 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|1000|km|mi
-
|10 November
|Trident D-5
|USS|Tennessee|SSBN-734|6, ETR
|US Navy
|US Navy
|Sub-orbital
|Operational test flight
|10 November 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|1000|km|mi
-
|15 November, 21:45:01 GMT
|Soyuz-U
|LC-16/2, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Resurs-500
|MOM
|LEO
|Remote sensing
|22 November 1992
|Successful
-
|17 November, 07:47 GMT
|Zenit-2
|LC-45/1, Baikonur
|VKS
|Kosmos|2219 (Tseleina-2)
|MO RF
|LEO
|ELINT
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|20 November, 15:29:59 GMT
|Soyuz-U
|LC-43/4, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Kosmos|2220 (Yantar-4K2)
|MOM
|LEO
|Reconnaissance satellite
|18 January 1993
|Successful
-
|21 November, 13:45 GMT
|Scout G-1
|SLC-5, Vandenberg AFB
|NASA
|MSTI-1
|US Air Force/SDIO
|LEO (SSO)
|Technology demonstration
|18 July 1993
|Successful
-
|22 November, 09:22 GMT
|Skylark 7
|LA-S, Esrange
|DLR
|TEXUS-29
|DLR
|Sub-orbital
|Microgravity research
|22 November 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|230|km|mi
-
|22 November, 23:54:00 GMT
|Delta II 7925
|LC-17A, Cape Canaveral
|McDonnell Douglas
|USA-85 (GPS IIA-16)
|US Air Force
|MEO
|Navigation
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|24 November, 04:09:59 GMT
|Tsyklon-3
|Plesetsk
|VKS
|Kosmos|2221 (Tselina-D)
|MO RF
|LEO
|ELINT
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|25 November, 12:18:54 GMT
|Molniya-M
|LC-43/3, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Kosmos|2222 (Oko)
|MOM
|Molniya
|Missile defence
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|27 November, 13:10:00 GMT
|Proton-K/DM-2
|LC-81/23, Baikonur
|VKS
|Gorizont-27
|MOM
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|28 November, 21:34 GMT
|Titan IV (404A)
|SLC-4E, Vandenberg AFB
|US Air Force
|USA-86 (KH-12-4)
|US NRO
|LEO (SSO)
|Reconnaissance satellite
|5 June 2000
|Successful
-
|1 December, 22:48:00 GMT
|Ariane 4 (42P)
|ELA-2, CSG
|Arianespace
|Superbird A1
|SCC
|GSO
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|1 December
|UR-100NU
|Baikonur
|RVSN
|RVSN
|Sub-orbital
|Operational test flight
|1 December 1992
|Failure
-
|2 December, 01:57:00 GMT
|Molniya-M
|LC-43/3, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Molniya-3-56L
|MOM
|Molniya
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
rowspan=8|2 December, 13:24:00 GMT
rowspan=8|OV|103
rowspan=8|LC-39A, Kennedy
rowspan=8|USA
|STS-53
|NASA
|LEO
|Manned orbital flight
rowspan=7|9 December 1992
|Successful
-
|ODERACS-A
|NASA
|LEO
|Calibration
rowspan=6|Failure
rowspan=6|Deployment cancelled. Reflown on STS-60
-
|ODERACS-B
|NASA
|LEO
|Calibration
-
|ODERACS-C
|NASA
|LEO
|Calibration
-
|ODERACS-D
|NASA
|LEO
|Calibration
-
|ODERACS-E
|NASA
|LEO
|Calibration
-
|ODERACS-F
|NASA
|LEO
|Calibration
-
|USA-89 (SDS-2-3)
|US NRO
|Molniya
|Comsat
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|6 December, 16:00 GMT
|Nike-Orion
|White Sands
|NASA
|CWAS-27
|NASA
|Sub-orbital
|Aeronomy
|6 December 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|140|km|mi
-
|9 December, 00:00 GMT
|Zyb
|Submarine, Pacific Ocean
|RVSN
|Efir
|RVSN
|Sub-orbital
|Technology demonstration
|9 December 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|500|km|mi
-
|9 December, 11:25:00 GMT
|Soyuz-U
|LC-1/5, Baikonur
|VKS
|Kosmos|2223 (Yantar-4KS1)
|MOM
|LEO
|Reconnaissance satellite
|16 December 1993
|Successful
-
|9 December
|Black Brant 9CM1
|CE, Biscarosse
|MATRA
|POIVRE (VERT)
|MATRA
|Sub-orbital
|Earth imaging
|9 December 1992
|Successful
Apogee: convert|300|km|mi
-
|11 December, 22:45 GMT
|Nike-Orion
|White Sands
|NASA
|CWAS-28
|NASA
|Sub-orbital
|Aeronomy
|11 December 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|140|km|mi
-
|15 December, 03:00 GMT
|Black Brant IX
|LC-36, White Sands
|NASA
|NASA/JHU
|Sub-orbital
|Ultraviolet astronomy
|15 December 1992
|Successful
|Apogee: convert|302|km|mi
-
|17 December, 12:45:00 GMT
|Proton-K/DM-2
|LC-200/39, Baikonur
|VKS
|Kosmos|2224 (Prognoz)
|MOM
|GEO
|Missile defence
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|18 December, 22:16:00 GMT
|Delta II 7925
|LC-17B, Cape Canaveral
|McDonnell Douglas
|USA-87 (GPS IIA-17)
|US Air Force
|MEO
|Navigation
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|21 December, 11:21 GMT
|Long March 2E
|LC-2, XSLC
|CALT
|Optus B2
|Optus
|Intended: GSO
Achieved: LEO
|Comsat
|29 June 1995
|Failure
|Payload fairing collapsed during ascent. Rocket continued to orbit, deploying remains of payload and upper stage into low orbit
-
|22 December, 12:00:00 GMT
|Soyuz-U
|LC-31/6, Baikonur
|VKS
|Kosmos|2225 (Ortlets)
|MOM
|LEO
|Reconnaissance satellite
|18 February 1993
|Successful
-
|22 December, 12:36:00 GMT
|Tsyklon-3
|LC-32/2, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Kosmos|2226 (Geo-IK)
|MO RF
|LEO
|Geodesy
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|25 December, 05:56 GMT
|Zenit-2
|LC-45/1, Baikonur
|VKS
|Kosmos|2227 (Tselina-2)
|MO RF
|LEO
|ELINT
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|25 December, 20:07:59 GMT
|Tsyklon-3
|Plesetsk
|VKS
|Kosmos|2228 (Tselina-D)
|MO RF
|LEO
|ELINT
|Still in orbit
|Successful so far
-
|29 December, 13:30:01 GMT
|Soyuz-U
|LC-43/3, Plesetsk
|VKS
|Kosmos|2229 (Bion)
|MOM
|LEO
|Biological research
|10 January 1993
|Successful
-

Deep Space Rendezvous in 1992

*8 February — Ulysses 1st flyby of Jupiter
*15 FebruaryHiten entered wide lunar orbit
*14 JulyGiotto flyby of 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup (200 km)
*8 OctoberPioneer Venus Orbiter deliberately deorbited into the Venerian atmosphere
*8 December — Galileo 2nd flyby of the Earth (305 km)

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