Confirmed launches

Atlas V • TDRS-M

TDRS-M (TDRS-13) is Tracking and Data Relay Satellite designed and manufactured by Boeing for NASA. It is based on BSS-601HP satellite bus with two R-4D-11-300 hypergolic thrusters, two deployable solar arrays and operational life at 15 years. Satellite will be placed on GEO orbit to support communication with two five meter flexible dish antennas operating on Ka, Ku and S…
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H-IIA • Michibiki-3

Japanese navigation satellite Michibiki-3 will operate under QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellite System). Satellite was built on Mitsubishi DS-2000 bus and weighs 4700 kg. It will operate at least 15 years from GEO orbit. Satellite will be launched on the top of the H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center.
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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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Soyuz-FG • Soyuz MS-06

Expedition 52 mission with only two crew members. This time inside Soyuz MS-06  Commander Alexander Misurkin (Roscosmos) and  Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei (NASA), will reach International Space Station after launch on atop of Soyuz-FG rocket. Lack of the third crew member from Russian side is determinated by cutting budget for ISS by State Corporation Roscosmos in 2017.
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Falcon-9 FT • Dragon SpX-13

The day after launch of Russian Soyuz MS-06, we will see launch of the Dragon cargo spacecraft with supplies for ISS. Mission will start from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA; during CRS-13 mission (NASA codename for SpX-13), SpaceX will utilize Falcon-9 FT rocket and maybe will try to perform another landing of the first…
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Delta II • JPSS-1

JPSS-1 satellite is developed under most recent weather observation and forecasting program. It was developed for U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by NASA. Satellite is based on bus by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. with following payload: Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS), Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS), Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)…
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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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Delta IV • GPS-3 1st

First satellites from third generation of GPS satellites and first in history build by Lockheed Martin. It will be also ultimate GPS-3 satellite launched on atop of Delta IV rocket. Satellite will be lifted to circular orbit with inclination at 55.0° and altitude of 20200 km. Satellites will remain operational for 15 years. Satellite is based on A2100 bus…
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Minotaur-IV • ORS-5

This is mission was contracted under Operationally Responsive Space program, which is developed by U.S. Army. Orbital ATK will deliver to orbit on atop of their Minotaur-IV ORS-5 satellite designed by  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Lincoln Laboratory. Weighing 80 - 110 kg satellite will operate from circular 600 km orbit with inclination at 0°; its main…
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Antares 230 • Cygnus OA-8

First in 2017 and second after two years break mission of Cygnus spacecraft with Antares 230 as launch vehicle. Again Cygnus robotic spacecraft will deliver to International Space Station almost 4800 kg of payload including hardware, scientific experiments and food for crew members.
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