Confirmed launches

Falcon-9 1.2V • Dragon-2

DRAGON-2 spaceship is going to be launched with FALCON-9 1.2V rocket in mission. Test will be performed from Kennedy Space Center; Dragon will start, ascend and abort in maximum drag point. It is part of DRAGON V2 rescue system providing constant capability of escaping for the crew in all the way to the orbit.
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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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Falcon-9 • NROL-76

First NROL mission contracted to SpaceX in May 2016. Launch will be performed from Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40'; payload will be classified as usual in case of NROL missions. If we take under consideration words spoken by Head of the NRO, Betty Sapp that NRO would like to utilize small satellites along with larger spacecrafts it is possible…
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Falcon-9 • Dragon

This time from launch site SLC-40 we will see launch of Dragon cargo spacecraft on atop of Falcon-9. Mission CRS-12 is contracted with NASA under conditions of Commercial Resupply Services agreement. Dragon is unmanned cargo spacecraft designed and manufactured by SpaceX especially for resupply missions to International Space Station. It is highly probable that SpaceX will…
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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-U • Progress MS-06

First mission of the Progress cargo spacecraft on atop of Soyuz-2.1a. Break from using Soyuz-2.1a in favor of Soyuz-U  which lasted for two missions, was not particularly lucky for Progress vehicle missions - first mission with Soyuz-U, MS-04, finished with disaster before reaching orbit. Hopefully this flight will finish with success and Progress MS-06 will…
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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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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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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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