Confirmed launches

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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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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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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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-04

Next mission of Soyuz spacecraft with new crew for International Space Station. This time members of Expedition 51 will be two cosmonauts from Roscosmos: Commander Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer 1 Nikolai Tikhonov (Roscosmos) and one astronaut as Flight Engineer 2 Mart T. Vande Hei (NASA). Mission will be realized by MS version of Soyuz with modern…
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GSLV Mark III • GSAT-19

GSAT-19 is an experimental GEO satellite manufactured and developed by ISRO. Its main purpose is to conduct tests of I-6K satellite modular bus along with different devices useful in developing future communication satellites. ISRO will perform tests of such systems like electric propulsion, Lithium onboard batteries or deployable radiators. Spacecraft weighs 3200 kg and is…
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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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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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Long March 7 • Tianzhou-1

This is first mission of Chinese robotic cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1. Target of the mission will be of course, launched on September 15, 2016, second Chinese space station Tiangong-2. Tianzhou-1 is in fact stretched Tiangong-1 space station, with mass at 13000 kg and payload capacity of 6000 kg. It will be manufactured in three versions - fully pressurized, partially pressurized…
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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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