Confirmed launches

Falcon-9 • NROL-76

First NROL mission contracted to SpaceX in May 2016. Launch will be performed from Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40'; payload will be classified as usual in case of NROL missions. If we take under consideration words spoken by Head of the NRO, Betty Sapp that NRO would like to utilize small satellites along with larger spacecrafts it is possible…
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Falcon-9 • Dragon SpX-11

SpaceX CRS-6, also known as SpX-6, was a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, contracted to NASA. It was the eighth flight for SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft and the sixth SpaceX operational mission contracted to NASA under a Commercial Resupply Services contract. The Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule combination won a Commercial…
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Simorgh • Dosti

Iranian Space Agency will probably try to perform first launch of their new medium launch vehicle called Simorgh SLV with Dosti microsatellite on atop. Launch is probably scheduled for March or April 2016. Unfortunately there is no official technical specification and information about rocket varies depending on sources. Rocket length is approximately 25 m to 27 m. Mass is around…
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Falcon-9 • Iridium NEXT 11-20

Mission covers delivering to orbit ten satellites operated by Iridium on atop of Falcon-9 rocket and was originally scheduled for October 2016. Iridium Next satellites are next generation of iridium satellites created to replace previous satellites and enhance Iridium satellite phone network. They were designed by Thales Alenia Space in the cooperation with Orbital Sciences…
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Ariane 5 • SGDC & Koreasat-7

Arianespace will launch their Ariane 5 in VA236 mission to deliver to orbit SGDC and Koreasat-7 satellite. SGDCis military communications satellite and will operate on X-band and Ka-bands to provide services for Brazilian government and Visiona Tecnologia Espacial. Koreasat 7 is telecommunications satellite and will operate over Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and India for KTsat Company.
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Soyuz-FG • Soyuz MS-05

Another, fifth and second in 2017, mission of Soyuz MS spacecraft to International Space Station. Soyuz will be launched on atop of Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome and will deliver to ISS three members of Expedition 51/52: Fyodor Yurchikhin from Roscosmos, Paolo Nespoli representing ESA and ASI and Jack Fischer from NASA. All three will…
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Falcon-9 1.2V • Dragon-2

DRAGON-2 spaceship is going to be launched with FALCON-9 1.2V rocket in mission. Test will be performed from Kennedy Space Center; Dragon will start, ascend and abort in maximum drag point. It is part of DRAGON V2 rescue system providing constant capability of escaping for the crew in all the way to the orbit.
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Minotaur-C • SkySat Earth

Six SKYSAT observation satellites will be launched by Orbital Sciences Corp. with MINOTAUR-C rocket from Vandenberg. Each satellite weights 120 kg and has expected orbit life of 6 years. Minotaur-C is solid fuel rocket based on ICBM Minuteman.
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Falcon-9 • Dragon

This time from launch site SLC-40 we will see launch of Dragon cargo spacecraft on atop of Falcon-9. Mission CRS-12 is contracted with NASA under conditions of Commercial Resupply Services agreement. Dragon is unmanned cargo spacecraft designed and manufactured by SpaceX especially for resupply missions to International Space Station. It is highly probable that SpaceX will…
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Atlas V • NROL-42

Next highly confidential mission for National Reconnaissance Office conducted by United Launch Alliance with their proven Atlas V rocket. Rocket with 5 m wide payload fairing, four SRB boosters and single RL-10A engine in Centaur upper stage, will be launched from SLC-3E launch site.
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