Confirmed launches

Atlas V 402 • Dream Chaser Test Flight

The Dream Chaser is an American reusable crewed suborbital and orbital[6] lifting-body spaceplane being developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems. The Dream Chaser is designed to carry up to seven people to and from low Earth orbit. The vehicle would launch vertically on an Atlas V rocket and land horizontally automatically on conventional…
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SIDAR-1 • TSIS, JPSS FF-1

The SIDAR (Solar Irradiance, Data and Rescue), formerly known as JPSS Free Flyer 1, will be a complementary mission to the JPSS 1 satellite. It will fly the instruments, which were originally planned for the NPOESS satellites, but could not accomodated on the JPSS 1 satellite due to the size limitation of the cloned NPP…
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Falcon-9 FT • DragonLab

SpaceX is planning mission for DragonLab on 2016. It is version of Dragon spacecraft which is utilized for missions not contracted for NASA. It offers 10 cubic meters of payload capacity in pressurized conditions or 14 cubic meters in unpressurized conditions. Despite the fact that the company already has version 1.2, SpaceX is planning to…
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Falcon Heavy • Space Test Program-2

It will be first contracted launch of Falcon Heavy rocket. Mission is under Space Test Program 2 run by U.S. Air Force. Various test and demonstration satellites will be launched including Lightsail, COSMIC-2, GPIM, ARMANDILLO, BCP-100, Oculus-ASR, ISAT demonstrator, DSX (Deployable Structures Experiment), FalconSat-7, NPSat-1, Prox-1 and OTB-1 satellite. For now it is known that Falcon Heavy rocket core will utilize…
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Long March 3B • Chinasat-16

Chinasat-16 (also known as ZX-16) is Chinese broadcasting and communication satellite designed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). It will be operated by China Satellite Communications Corporation and utilize Ka band during fifteen years of operational life. It will be placed on GTO orbit 110,5 ° E by Long March 3B rocket. Developed in mid-nineties by China Academy…
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Long March 2C • CSES-1

A result of cooperation between Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) will be mission of CSES-1 satellite. CSES stays for Chinese Seismic-Electromagnetic Satellite, and it was designed, under agreement signed on 2013, basing on Chinese CAST2000 platform.  Italian contribution in mission is High Energy Particle Detector (HEPD). In spite of HEPD on CSES-1 board…
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Dnepr • Paz

Paz is first Spain radar observation satellite designed in Spain. Manufactured by Astrium España by agreement signed in 2008 with Hisdesat. It will be equipped with X-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and will provide data from radar earth observation for Spanish military forces (Spanish Ministry of Defense remains also one of major founders of the project). Hisdesat will be main…
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Falcon 9 v1.2 • Amos-6

Mission of Israeli satellite Amos-6 is planned in the time period from January to March. Launch was moved from 2015 and it is possible, that it will be postponed for mid-2016. Amos-6 is a communication satellite designed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and operated by Spacecom. It will replace Amos-2 which operational life will end in 2017. It…
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Rokot • Gonets-M

This is scheduled for the mid-2016 and postponed recently for the end of 2016 mission of Rokot launch vehicle. This time objective is delivering to LEO three small communication satellites (with weight from 230 kg to 280 kg depending on version) manufactured by  NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki. They are part of the commercial communication system developed and…
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