Confirmed launches

Proton-M/Briz-M • Blagovest-1

It is planned launch of new Russian classified communication satellite based on Ekspress-2000 bus manufactured by ISS Reshetnev and equipped with payload by Thales Alenia Space. Satellite will serve to Russian Ministry of Defense and will be placed on GEO orbit to operate for at least 15 years. Blagovest-1 is first from four satellites which will be launched…
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Proton-M • Glonass-M

Launch of first three from eight planned for 2017 satellites operating under Glonass navigational system. Satellites belong to M series of Glonass spacecrafts; each satellite weighs 1415 kg and is operating for at least seven years. It is 3-Axis stabilized, powered by two deployable solar arrays providing up to 1250 W of power and are charging onboard…
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Long March 2D • VRSS-2

A Chinese Long March 2D rocket will deliver to orbit  second Venezuelan Remote Sensing Satellite. It will be utilized for collecting imagery of Earth for different Venezuelan government agencies.
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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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Atlas V • AFSPC-11

United Launch Alliance with their flagship Atlas V (551) will realize next mission for U.S. Air Force.  Rocket in 551 configuration will use 5 m wide payload fairing, five SRB boosters and single RL-10A engine installed in Centaur upper stage. As far as the main payload was not unveiled, we know that secondary payload will…
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Atlas V 401 • InSIGHT, Mars Cube One

CubeSats are a class of spacecraft based on a standardised small size and modular use of off-the-shelf technologies. The two CubeSats will separate from the Atlas V booster after launch and travel along their own trajectories to the Red Planet. Their first challenges will be to deploy two radio antennas and two solar panels. They…
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Ariane 5 ECA • BepiColombo

Joint mission of ESA and JAXA - to reach Mercury with space probe! BepiColombo will fly to Mercury for 6.5 years (MTM - Mercury Transfer Module manufactured by ESA - will be providing propulsion for probe), deploy orbiter (MPO - Mercury Planetary Orbiter, which will be manufactured by JAXA and stay on Mercury orbit) which will perform series of measurements of…
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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-3B

Launch of the Sentinel-3B was originally planned for March with Vega rocket. Mission was swapped with Sentinel-2B mission planned utilization of  Rockot launch vehicle probably in the end of the first half of 2017. Sentinel-3B is remote sensing satellite designed by Thales Alenia Space with utilization of Prima Bus. Spacecraft weighs around 1200 kg and is equipped…
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