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Simorgh • Dosti

Iranian Space Agency will probably try to perform first launch of their new medium launch vehicle called Simorgh SLV with Dosti microsatellite on atop. Launch is probably scheduled for March or April 2016. Unfortunately there is no official technical specification and information about rocket varies depending on sources. Rocket length is approximately 25 m to 27 m. Mass is around…
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Atlas V • NROL-52

ULA Atlas V dill deliver classified payload for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Using 421 configuration (2 boosters, 4 m fairing and single RL-10 engine installed at Centaur upper stage) points that payload could be Satellite Data System (SDS) series satellite.
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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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Falcon-9 1.2V • SES 11/EchoStar 105

Next joint mission of SpaceX and Luxembourg SES Company. SES-11 is broadcasting satellite providing cover with range of its 24 C band and 24 Ku band transponders North America, including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Satellite will replace AMC-15 and in case of failure AMC-18 spacecrafts at 105° W; it will remain on this position for at least 15 years. SES-11…
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H-IIA • Michibiki-4

Japanese navigation satellite Michibiki-4 will operate under QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellite System). Satellite was built on Mitsubishi DS-2000 bus and weighs 4700 kg. It will operate at least 15 years from GEO orbit. Satellite will be launched on the top of the H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center. It is second Michibiki satellite delivered to orbit in 2017 and…
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Falcon-9 • Iridium 21-30

Falcon-9 will deliver to LEO orbit ten Iridium communications satellites from SLC-4E at Vandenberg AFS, California. Satellites will improve coverage of satellite mobile communications services offered by Iridium LLC.
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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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Proton-M • Asiasat-9

An International Launch Services Proton-M rocket combined with a Breeze M upper stage will deliver to orbit the AsiaSat 9 communications satellite. It will provide communications services in Asia-Pacific region into orbit.  Satellite is operated by Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company. It was made by SS/l with utilization of SSL-1300 bus. Spacecraft weighs 6141 kg and its …
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