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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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Soyuz 2.1B • Hispasat 36W-1

This time from launch site ELS, on atop of Soyuz 2.1B, new Spanish satellite will start its mission. Hispasat 36W-1 (AG1) belongs to Spanish satellite operator and communication company Hispasat, providing satellite services on Spain and Portugal since 1989. 36W-1 is their new generation communication satellite and result of agreement signed between ESA and Hispasat to develop…
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H-IIA • DSN-2

Next from the series of Japanese communication satellites built by NEC. With transponders operating on X band, satellite will extend communication capabilities of Japan Self-defense Forces. Both satellites are based on Mitsubishi Electric DS-2000 bus and were offered to Japanese Ministry of Defense as private initiative by NEC.  Due the technical specification of DS2000, satellite will be probably…
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Atlas V 401 • SBIRS-GEO 3

The Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) is a consolidated system intended to meet the United States' infrared space surveillance needs through the first two to three decades of the 21st century. The SBIRS program is designed to provide key capabilities in the areas of missile warning, missile defense and battlespace characterization. SBIRS is an integrated "system…
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Falcon-9 • Iridium NEXT 1-10

Planned launch of first two Iridium NEXT satellites was cancelled due the problems with availability of Ukrainian Dnepr rockets and lack of agree from Russian authorities for launching Dnepr from Russian Dombarovsky Cosmodrome. ISC Kosmotras Company responsible for launching Iridium NEXT-1 and Iridium NEXT-2 satellites mission was forced to break contract - Iridium decided to combine these two satellites with…
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SS-520-4 • TRICOM-1

Modified sounding rocket with 3 kg Cubesat on atop - well it should not be surprising in era of nanotechnologies ! JAXA decided to use sounding rocket with added third stage to deliver to 180 km  x 1500 km and inclined at 31° orbit 3U CubeSat created by  University of Tokyo. It is spin stabilized…
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Kuaizhou-1A • Jilin-1

Second mission of light launch vehicle from Kuaizhou family. Rocket is delivered to place of launch on TEL vehicle and launched from mobile platform. Operated by first commercial launch service provider in China, CASIC Rocket Technology Co., Ltd. Rocket is able to reach GEO orbit with 430 kg of payload. During this launch rocket will deliver to orbit…
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