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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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Soyuz-FG • Soyuz MS-06

Expedition 52 mission with only two crew members. This time inside Soyuz MS-06  Commander Alexander Misurkin (Roscosmos) and  Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei (NASA), will reach International Space Station after launch on atop of Soyuz-FG rocket. Lack of the third crew member from Russian side is determinated by cutting budget for ISS by State Corporation Roscosmos in 2017.
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Proton-M • Amazonas-5

An International Launch Services Proton-M rocket with a Breeze-M upper stage will launch Amazonas-5 communications satellite. Satellite operated by Hispasat will provide range of broadband, television, corporate network services over Mexico, Central America and South America.    
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Falcon-9 • OTV-5

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver to orbit top secret X-37B spaceplane for USAF. Rocket will perform attempt of landing of the firsts stage at Cape Canaveral  LZ-1 landing site. Duration and purpose of the X-37B mission is classified.
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Minotaur-4 • SkySat Earth

Six SKYSAT observation satellites will be launched by Orbital Sciences Corp. with MINOTAUR-C rocket from Vandenberg. Each satellite weights 120 kg and has expected orbit life of 6 years. Minotaur-C is solid fuel rocket based on ICBM Minuteman.
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H-IIA • Michibiki-3

Japanese navigation satellite Michibiki-3 will operate under QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellite System). Satellite was built on Mitsubishi DS-2000 bus and weighs 4700 kg. It will operate at least 15 years from GEO orbit. Satellite will be launched on the top of the H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center.
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Atlas V • TDRS-M

TDRS-M (TDRS-13) is Tracking and Data Relay Satellite designed and manufactured by Boeing for NASA. It is based on BSS-601HP satellite bus with two R-4D-11-300 hypergolic thrusters, two deployable solar arrays and operational life at 15 years. Satellite will be placed on GEO orbit to support communication with two five meter flexible dish antennas operating on Ka, Ku and S…
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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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