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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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Atlas V • NROL-79

ULA is still launch service provider of choice for National Reconnaissance Office. This time highly classified payload will be launched on atop Atlas V rocket. American rocket powered by Russian engines with classified payload for NRO - it is not usual mission for sure. Atlas V will be used in 401 version - 4 meter…
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Soyuz-2.1A • Progress-MS

ISS-66P mission of Progress automatic resupply spacecraft is second ISS resupply mission in 2017. Planned launch vehicle will be Soyuz-2.1A and launch site - Baikonur Cosmodrome. Progress-MS is upgraded with additional compartment for deploying satellites, new protection panels, added compatibility with Luch relay satellites, GNSS autonomous navigation system, digital radio for transmitting video from onboard camera for…
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Falcon-9 • Dragon SpX-10

Falcon 9 is from a family of two-stage-to-orbit launch vehicles designed and manufactured by SpaceX. It has triple redundant flight computers and inertial navigation, with a GPS overlay for additional orbit insertion accuracy. SpaceX also known as SpX-10, is a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, contracted to NASA.
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PSLV • Cartosat-2D

Cartosat-2D is observation satellite designed by ISRO and equipped in panchromatic camera for scene-specific black and white pictures suitable for cartography. It is fifth of Cartosat-2 constellation since first launch in 2007. Cartosat-2D will be followed by Cartosat-2E planned for late 2017. ISRO is planning to utilize PSLV launch vehicle for this mission. Probably due low…
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Ariane 5 • Intelsat-32E+Sky Brasil-1 & Telkom-3S

Two satellites on atop of Ariane 5. Intelsat-32E is communication spacecraft with hosted payload of Sky Brasil-1. Spacecraft weight is 6300 kg, it is powered with two deployable solar arrays and onboard batteries (with efficiency of 16 kW). Based on Eurostar-3000X, satellite is equipped with 81 transponders (Ku and Ka band) and will operate for…
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