Confirmed launches

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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Vega • OPSAT-3000 & VENUS

OPSAT-3000 satellite will be launched on atop of Vega rocket between July and August 2017. It is military satellite made by IAI and bought under offset contract by Italian Ministry of Defense. OPSAT-3000 is designed as high resolution imaging reconnaissance satellite utilizing IMPS-2 platform. Weight of satellite is 300 kg, power is provided by two deployable…
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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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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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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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Rokot • Sentinel-5P

Scheduled launch of next satellite developed and manufactured for ESA Copernicus program by Airbus Defence and Space. This time Sentinel-5P will help in research and analysis of chemical composition of the atmosphere. It will be equipped Tropomi, which is special device for atmosphere monitoring designed by Airbus Defence and Space. Satellite will weigh around 900 kg and…
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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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