Confirmed launches

Falcon-9 • BulgariaSat-1

A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket will deliver to orbit BulgariaSat 1 communications satellite; spacecraft will provide direct-to-home television services and will cover with its range southeast Europe. Satellite will be operated by Bulsatcom and it will be first geostationary communications satellite operated by a Bulgarian company.
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PSLV • Cartosat-2E

Cartosat-2E is another high resolution imaging  satellite developed by ISRO and planned to be utilized by various Indian government agencies. Along with spacecraft PSLV rocket will deliver for orbit punch of small secondary payloads for international Customers.
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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 • Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat-3 & GSAT-17

During VA238 mission Arianespace will launch the Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 and GSAT 17 communications satellites. The Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 operate as part of the European Aviation Network and also will provide direct television broadcast services over Europe and Africa for Hellas-Sat. GSAT 17 is ISRO communications satellite and will provide various different communications services over India.
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Long March 5B • Shijian-18

It will be second flight of Long March 5 rocket after maiden flight conducted on November 3, 2016. This time rocket will deliver to orbit Chinese scienctific research satellite Shijian-18. It will perform series of experiments on GEO orbit.
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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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Vega • OPSAT-3000 & VENUS

OPSAT-3000 satellite will be launched on atop of Vega rocket between January and March 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 • 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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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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