Confirmed launches

Kaituozhe-2A • Tiankong-1

First Kaituozhe-2A light launch vehicle will be launch in the beginning of the 2017 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. It can be assumed, that CASIC Rocket Technology Co., Ltd., future operator of the rocket and also part of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC)created this light solid fueled rocket as modification of Dong Feng 31…
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Falcon-9 1.2V • EchoStar-23

Next mission of SpaceX Falcon-9 1.2v will be performed in third quarter of 2016. On atop of Falcon we will see Echostar-23 satellite. It is broadcasting spacecraft built under contract between Echostar and Space Systems/Loral signed in 2014. Satellite is based on SSL-1300 bus which was originally manufactured for cancelled Echostar-13 satellite. Echostar-23 will be…
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Atlas V • NROL-79

ULA is still launch service provider of choice for National Reconnaissance Office. This time highly classified payload will be launched on atop Atlas V rocket. American rocket powered by Russian engines with classified payload for NRO - it is not usual mission for sure. Atlas V will be used in 401 version - 4 meter…
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Vega • Sentinel-2B

Next satellite planned as support for ESA Copernicus program. Sentinel-2B manufactured by EADS Astrium is observation satellite based on AstroBus-L bus and designed to operate from 786 km SSO orbit for at least seven years. Launched on atop of Arianespace Vega rocket it will gather data on oceans and climate changes. It weighs 1130 kg and is powered by two deployable solar…
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Delta IV • WGS-9

Scheduled launch of the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite made by Boeing Satellite Systems under contract with Department of Defense from 2011. WGS-9 is high capacity communication satellite operating on Super High Frequency (SHF) and using Ka band Global Broadcast Service (GBS). Satellite is based on BSS-702 satellite bus by Boeing and will weigh 5987 kg; it will be powered with…
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Atlas V (401) • Cygnus OA-7

Cygnus CRS Orb-7, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 7, is the eighth planned flight of the Orbital ATK' unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its seventh flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Orbital and NASA jointly developed a new space transportation system to provide commercial cargo…
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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 1.2V • SES-10

Next SES satellite will be again launched by SpaceX on atop of their flagship rocket and it is highly possible that launch will be performed on September 2016. SES-10 is broadcasting satellite based on Eurostar-3000 bus and built by Airbus Defence and Space. Satellite weighs 5300 kg, it has operational life at 15 years; it will…
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Falcon-9 1.2V • SES 11/EchoStar 105

Next joint mission of SpaceX and Luxembourg SES Company. SES-11 is broadcasting satellite providing cover with range of its 24 C band and 24 Ku band transponders North America, including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Satellite will replace AMC-15 and in case of failure AMC-18 spacecrafts at 105° W; it will remain on this position for at least 15 years. SES-11…
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