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Long March 7 • Tianzhou-1

This is first mission of Chinese robotic cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1. Target of the mission will be of course, launched on September 15, 2016, second Chinese space station Tiangong-2. Tianzhou-1 is in fact stretched Tiangong-1 space station, with mass at 13000 kg and payload capacity of 6000 kg. It will be manufactured in three versions - fully pressurized, partially pressurized…
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Soyuz-FG • Soyuz MS-04

Next mission of Soyuz spacecraft with new crew for International Space Station. This time members of Expedition 51 will be two cosmonauts from Roscosmos: Commander Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer 1 Nikolai Tikhonov (Roscosmos) and one astronaut as Flight Engineer 2 Mart T. Vande Hei (NASA). Mission will be realized by MS version of Soyuz with modern…
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Atlas V (401) • Cygnus OA-7

Cygnus CRS Orb-7, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 7, is the eighth planned flight of the Orbital ATK' unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its seventh flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Orbital and NASA jointly developed a new space transportation system to provide commercial cargo…
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Long March 3B • Shijian-13

Next experimental Chinese satellite will be launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Satellite will test on geostationary orbit experimental electric propulsion and high-throughput Ka band transponders and special laser communication terminal. On picture above: NASA experimental OPALS laser communication device operating from International Space Station.
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Falcon-9 1.2V • SES-10

Next SES satellite will be again launched by SpaceX on atop of their flagship rocket and it is highly possible that launch will be performed on September 2016. SES-10 is broadcasting satellite based on Eurostar-3000 bus and built by Airbus Defence and Space. Satellite weighs 5300 kg, it has operational life at 15 years; it will…
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Delta IV • WGS-9http://spaceflights.news/

Scheduled launch of the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite made by Boeing Satellite Systems under contract with Department of Defense from 2011. WGS-9 is high capacity communication satellite operating on Super High Frequency (SHF) and using Ka band Global Broadcast Service (GBS). Satellite is based on BSS-702 satellite bus by Boeing and will weigh 5987 kg; it will be powered with…
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H-IIA • IGS Radar-5

Japanese reconnaissance satellite  will be launched on the top of the H-IIA rocket. just as during previous launches with IGS satellites under the payload fairing rocket will be launched in 202 configuration, supported by Solid Rocket Boosters.
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Falcon-9 1.2V • EchoStar-23

Next mission of SpaceX Falcon-9 1.2v will be performed in third quarter of 2016. On atop of Falcon we will see Echostar-23 satellite. It is broadcasting spacecraft built under contract between Echostar and Space Systems/Loral signed in 2014. Satellite is based on SSL-1300 bus which was originally manufactured for cancelled Echostar-13 satellite. Echostar-23 will be…
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Vega • Sentinel-2B

Next satellite planned as support for ESA Copernicus program. Sentinel-2B manufactured by EADS Astrium is observation satellite based on AstroBus-L bus and designed to operate from 786 km SSO orbit for at least seven years. Launched on atop of Arianespace Vega rocket it will gather data on oceans and climate changes. It weighs 1130 kg and is powered by two deployable solar…
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Kaituozhe-2A • Tiankong-1

First Kaituozhe-2A light launch vehicle will be launch in the beginning of the 2017 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. It can be assumed, that CASIC Rocket Technology Co., Ltd., future operator of the rocket and also part of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) created this light solid fueled rocket as modification of Dong Feng…
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