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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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Vega • OPSAT-3000 & VENUS

OPSAT-3000 satellite will be launched on atop of Vega rocket between July and August 2017. It is military satellite made by IAI and bought under offset contract by Italian Ministry of Defense. OPSAT-3000 is designed as high resolution imaging reconnaissance satellite utilizing IMPS-2 platform. Weight of satellite is 300 kg, power is provided by two deployable…
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Soyuz-FG • Soyuz MS-05

Another, fifth and second in 2017, mission of Soyuz MS spacecraft to International Space Station. Soyuz will be launched on atop of Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome and will deliver to ISS three members of Expedition 51/52: Fyodor Yurchikhin from Roscosmos, Paolo Nespoli representing ESA and ASI and Jack Fischer from NASA. All three will…
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Soyuz-2.1A • Kanopus-V-1K N1 & Corvus-BC 1/2 & SatByul &Zond & Zvezda

This time it will be crowded under fairing of Soyuz-2.1a. Roscosmos planned lifting to the orbit their new remote sensing satellite, Kanopus-V-1K N1. Designed by NPO VNIIEM as imaging satellite for real time monitoring disasters and general observations. Equipped with panchromatic cameras is able to take pictures with resolution at 2.1m and using multispectral camera with resolution at…
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Long March 5B • Shijian-18

It will be second flight of Long March 5 rocket after maiden flight conducted on November 3, 2016. This time rocket will deliver to orbit Chinese scienctific research satellite Shijian-18. It will perform series of experiments on GEO orbit.
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Ariane 5 • Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat-3 & GSAT-17

During VA238 mission Arianespace will launch the Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 and GSAT 17 communications satellites. The Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 operate as part of the European Aviation Network and also will provide direct television broadcast services over Europe and Africa for Hellas-Sat. GSAT 17 is ISRO communications satellite and will provide various different communications services over India.
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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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