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Falcon-9 • Iridium NEXT 11-20

Mission covers delivering to orbit ten satellites operated by Iridium on atop of Falcon-9 rocket and was originally scheduled for October 2016. Iridium Next satellites are next generation of iridium satellites created to replace previous satellites and enhance Iridium satellite phone network. They were designed by Thales Alenia Space in the cooperation with Orbital Sciences…
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PSLV • Cartosat-2E

Cartosat-2E is another high resolution imaging  satellite developed by ISRO and planned to be utilized by various Indian government agencies. Along with spacecraft PSLV rocket will deliver for orbit punch of small secondary payloads for international Customers.
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Falcon-9 • BulgariaSat-1

A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket will deliver to orbit BulgariaSat 1 communications satellite; spacecraft will provide direct-to-home television services and will cover with its range southeast Europe. Satellite will be operated by Bulsatcom and it will be first geostationary communications satellite operated by a Bulgarian company.
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Long March 2D • HXMT

Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) will be launched in late 2016 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on atop of Long March 2D. It will be used for observation of black holes and other high energy celestial phenomena. Telescope is result of over 15 years of cooperation between Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Chinese Academy…
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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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Proton-M • EchoStar-21

Proton-M/Briz-M launch vehicle will deliver Echostar-21 satellite to GEO orbit from Baikonur cosmodrome for Echostar Corporation. Satellite will extend constellation of Echostar satellites and will help in improving services offered in Europe; it will provide 2 GHz mobile voice and data communications utilizing S-band transponders. Satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL) on SSL-1300S bus with estimated operational life of 15 years. Satellite…
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GSLV Mark III • GSAT-19

GSAT-19 is an experimental GEO satellite manufactured and developed by ISRO. Its main purpose is to conduct tests of I-6K satellite modular bus along with different devices useful in developing future communication satellites. ISRO will perform tests of such systems like electric propulsion, Lithium onboard batteries or deployable radiators. Spacecraft weighs 3200 kg and is…
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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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Ariane 5 • ViaSat-2 & Eutelsat-172B

Arianespace will launch two communications satellites during VA237 mission. ViaSat-2 will provide broadband communication services including internet access for North, Central and northern South Americas. Eutelsat-172b will provide video broadcast and data network support for West Coast of the North America and Southeast Asia region, including internet access for passengers travelling across Pacific Ocean.
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H-IIA • Michibiki-2

Japanese navigation satellite Michibiki-2 will operate under QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellite System). Satellite was built on Mitsubishi ETS-8-Bus and weighs 4100 kg. It will operate at least 15 years from GEO orbit with following parameters: 32618 km × 38950 km. Satellite will be launched on the top of the H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center.
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