Confirmed launches

Pegasus XL • ICON

Second after planned for 21st November 2016, mission of the Pegasus rocket launch system designed and developed in the late eighties by Orbital ATK. It is air-launched, three stage rocket, with optional fourth stage. With maximal payload mass of 443 kg limited only to low Earth orbit, rocket remains only operational air-launched rocket system for commercial purposes. Pegasus remains in service since 1990…
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Atlas V • AEHF-4

AEFH-4 is fourth from series of new communication satellites for Department of Defense. They will be base for new military communication system operating worldwide, highly secured, fast and characterized with high level of capacity. AEFH-4 is built by Lockheed Martin with communication payload designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman. Lockheed was contracted for series of six satellites with…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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