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First time in History

1957
04 Oct First satellite, first Russian satellite, Russia becomes the 1st space power: Sputnik 01
03 Nov First living creature in space: Sputnik 02

1958
01 Feb First American satellite, America becomes the 2nd space power: Explorer 01
18 Dec First telecommunication satellite: Score

1959
13 Oct First meteorology payload: Explorer 07

1960
03 Nov First NASA satellite: Explorer 08

1961
12 Apr First man in space

1962
24 Feb First phone communication & TV broadcast via satellite: Echo 1
26 Apr First English satellite: Ariel 1
10 Jul First active telecommunication satellite and first time a company launchs a satellite: Telstar 1
29 Sep First Canadian satellite: Alouette 1

1963
16 Jun First woman in space

1964
19 Aug First geostationary satellite, first geostationary telecommunication satellite: Syncom 3
15 Dec First Italian satellite: San Marco 1

1965
26 Nov First French satellite, France becomes the 3rd space power: Astérix

1967
05 Nov First geostationary meteorology payload: ATS 3
29 Nov First Australian satellite: Wresat

1968
17 May First European satellite: ESRO 2B

1969
21 Jul First man on the moon
08 Nov First German satellite: Azur

1970
11 Feb First Japanese satellite, Japan becomes the 4th space power: Ohsumi
10 Mar First launch from Kourou: Mika
24 Apr First Chinese satellite, China becomes the 5th space power: Dong Fang Hong 01

1971
28 Oct First English launched satellite, UK becomes the 6th space power: Prospero

1974
30 May First direct broadcasting satellite: ATS 6
30 Aug First Dutch satellite: ANS
15 Nov First Spanish satellite: Intasat
19 Dec First civilian satellite 3-axis stabilized: Symphonie 1

1975
19 May First Indian satellite: Aryabhata

1976
08 Jul First Indonesian satellite: Palapa A1

1978
24 Oct First Czechoslovakian satellite: Magion 1

1980
18 Jul First Indian launched satellite, India becomes the 7th space power: Rohini 1B

1981
12 Apr First manned launch of the Shuttle: STS 01
07 Aug First Bulgarian satellite: Intercosmos 22

1982
11 Nov First satellite launched from the Shuttle: SBS 3

1984
06 Apr First satellite repared in orbit by the shuttle: SMM
16 Nov First time satellites were brought back from space: STS 19

1985
08 Feb First Brazilian satellite: Brasilsat A1
17 Jun First Mexican satellite: Morelos 1

1986
22 Feb First Swedish satellite: Viking

1988
19 Sep First Israeli satellite, Israel becomes the 8th space power: Offek 1
11 Dec First Luxemburger satellite: Astra 1A

1990
22 Jan First Argentine satellite: Lusat
07 Apr First relaunched satellite: Asiasat 1
16 Jul First Pakistanese satellite: Badr A

1992
10 Aug First South Korean satellite: Kitsat A

1993
25 Sep First Portuguese satellite: Posat
18 Dec First Thai satellite: Thaicom 1

1994
10 Aug First Turkish satellite: Turksat 1B

1995
31 Aug First Ukrainian satellite: Sich 1
31 Aug First Chilean satellite: Fasat Alfa
Sep PanAmSat becomes the first private company ever to provide global satellite services.

1996
12 Jan First Malaysian satellite: Measat 1

1997
20 May First Norwegian satellite: Thor 2
19 Aug First Philippine satellite: Mabuhay 1

1998
28 Apr First Egyptian satellite: Nilesat 101
25 Aug First satellite for Singapore and Taiwan: ST 1

1999
23 Feb First Danish satellite: Orsted
23 Feb First South African satellite: Sunsat

2000
26 Sep First Malaysian-made mini satellite: Tiungsat 1
26 Sep First Saudi Arabian satellite: Saudisat 1A
21 Oct First satellite for the United Arab Emirates: Thuraya 1

2002
17 Mar First launch of NASA spacecraft from a foreign site: Grace 1 & 2
25 Apr First African in space, Mark Shuttleworth on Soyuz TM-34
28 Nov First Algerian satellite: Alsat 1

2003
13 May First Cyprus satellite: Hellas Sat 2
27 Sep First Nigerian satellite: Nigeriasat 1
15 Oct First manned mission for China aboard Shenzhou 5

2004
21 May First amateur rocket (named GoFast) reached 100 km altitude
21 Jun First piloted spaceflight by a private company: Scaled Composites; piloted by Mike Melvill

2005
27 Oct First Iranian satellite: Sinah 1

2006
18 Jun First Kazakh satellite: KazSat 1

2007
17 Apr First Colombian satellite: Libertad 1

2008
18 Apr First Vietnamese satellite: Vinasat 1
7 Jul First Bermuda satellite: Protostar 1
29 Oct First Venezuelan satellite: Venesat 1

2009
23 Sep First Swiss satellite: SwissCube

2011
20 Apr First Singapore satellite: X-Sat

2012
13 Feb First Polish satellite: PWsat 1
13 Feb First Romanian satellite: Goliat
13 Feb First Hungarian satellite: Masat 1
22 Jul First Belarussian satellite: Belka 2
12 Dec First North Korean satellite: KMS 3-2

2013
25 Feb First Austrian satellite: CanX 3B (Tugsat)
26 Apr First Ecuadorian satellite: Nee 01 Pegaso
07 May First Estonian satellite: ESTCube 1
21 Nov First Peruvian satellite: PUCPsat 1
20 Dec First Bolivian satellite: TKsat 1

2014
19 Jun First Belgium satellite: QB50p1
19 Jun First Uruguayan satellite: Antelsat




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