Confirmed launches

Soyuz-FG • Soyuz MS-07

Mission of three members of Expedition 54 to International Space Station. Inside Soyuz MS-07  Commander Sergey Ryazansky of the Roscosmos, Flight Engineer 1 Norishige Kanai of JAXA and Flight Engineer 2 Scott D Tingle (NASA) will travel to ISS after launch with Soyuz-FG, latest version of Soyuz rocket suitable for manned missions performed from Baikonur…
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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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Antares 230 • Cygnus OA-9

One from Orbital ATK in-house missions under CRS-1 contract. Antares 230 rocket with two new RD-181 engines and larger Castor 30XL second stage. Rocket will deliver Cygnus robotic cargo spacecraft with supplies for international Space Station. Orbital will utilize during this mission enhanced version of Cygnus able to deliver up to 3200 kg of payload…
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Ariane 5 • Galileo FM19 – FM22

Next four navigation satellites operating under ESA Galileo system. This time spacecrafts will be delivered to orbit on atop of Ariane 5 rocket from ELA-3 launch pad at Guiana Space Center. All four are result of cooperation of OHB System (bus) and SSTL (payload). Weighing around 730 kg satellites will operate on GEO orbit of…
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Delta II • ICESat-2

Second mission of Delta II rocket in 2017 after planned launch of JPSS-1 satellite on March. ICESat-2 will measure thickness of ice sheets from LEO orbit using laser altimeter.  Made for NASA by Orbital Sciences Corporation will spent on orbit 3 years performing number of maneuvers using its four 22 N and eighth 4.5 N…
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Falcon 9 HEAVY • Test mission

FALCON-9 test flight with Merlin-1d engines. SpaceX is going to upgrade FALCON HEAVY rocket with Merlin 1d engines, different propellant mix and thrust structure. Probably due the reusable technology which was adopted in FALCON HEAVY and forced reducing payload weight, SpaceX will try to increase payload capacity with stronger engines.
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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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