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New Shepard

Blue Origin New Shepard rocket will be launched from Van Horn test range in last test flight in 2017. It will be third prototype of the capsule, first time equipped with windows, just like planned manned version.  
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Ariane 5 • Galileo FM19 – FM22

Next four navigation satellites operating under ESA Galileo system. This time spacecrafts will be delivered to orbit on atop of Ariane 5 rocket from ELA-3 launch pad at Guiana Space Center. All four are result of cooperation of OHB System (bus) and SSTL (payload). Weighing around 730 kg satellites will operate on GEO orbit of…
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Soyuz-2.1b • Lotos

Soyuz rocket will deliver to orbit military intelligence satellite Lotos. Satellite is a part of liana satellite system designed as modern Electronic-signals Intelligence system for Russian military and intelligence services. Satellites operating under Liana are manufactured by TsSKB Progress on their Yantar bus and equipped with payload manufactured by KB Arsenal.
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Long March 6 • Jilin-1

A Chinese Long March 6 rocket will launch three Jilin-1 satellites used for high-definition imagery, video observations and technology demonstration by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd.
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Delta II • JPSS-1

JPSS-1 satellite is developed under most recent weather observation and forecasting program. It was developed for U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by NASA. Satellite is based on bus by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. with following payload: Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS), Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS), Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)…
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Long March 4C • FY-3D

This is launch of weather satellite from LC-9 launch site at Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. It is fourth from planned seven spacecrafts design to help in weather forecasting and operated by National Satellite Meteorological Centre. Satellites are operating for at least three years using 806 km x 810 km orbit with inclination of 98.8°. Satellite planned to be…
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Antares 230 • Cygnus OA-8

First in 2017 and second after two years break mission of Cygnus spacecraft with Antares 230 as launch vehicle. Again Cygnus robotic spacecraft will deliver to International Space Station almost 4800 kg of payload including hardware, scientific experiments and food for crew members.
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Vega • MN35-13

An Arianespace will deliver on the top of their light Vega rocket MN35-13 observation satellite for Moroccan government. Satellite is based on French Pléiades-HR satellite and uses AstroSat-1000 bus by Airbus Defence and Space. Payload is provided by Thales Alenia, satellite weighs around 1500 kg and is powered by three deployable solar arrays.
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