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Long March 2D • Shijian-10

New Chinese research satellite is planned for first half of 2016. Shijian-10 (SJ-10) mission is under science program by National Space Science Center (CAS). SJ-10 is recoverable satellite designed by Hu Wenrui (academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) for various science experiments over microgravity and space life. Research will refer to microgravity fluid physics, microgravity…
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Soyuz 2-1A • Progress MS-2

Soyuz is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The 2.1a version includes conversion from analog to digital flight control system and uprated engines on the booster and the first stage with improved injection systems. The new digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to launch from a fixed…
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Atlas V • Cygnus ORB-5

Atlas V launch with Orbital CYGNUS spaceship combined with Pressurized Cargo Module made by Thales Alenia Space. Goal of the mission is providing supplies for ISS crew members. Atlas will be launched in 401 configuration, with 4 meter payload fairing, no boosters and Centaur upper stage with one engine; start is planned from Cape Canaveral. Launch delayed…
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Soyuz FG • Soyuz TMA-20M

A Soyuz-FG rocket will launch the Soyuz TMA-20M transport spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS. MS-01 version is upgraded Soyuz TMA with more efficient solar panels, unified digital command/telemetry system installed, updated navigation computer and modified docking engines. With astronaut Jeff Williams and two cosmonauts: Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka, it…
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Proton-M/Briz-M • ExoMars

ExoMars (Exobiology on Mars) is a large Mars mission to search for biosignatures of Martian life. This astrobiology mission is currently under development by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will be a Mars telecommunications orbiter and atmospheric gas analyzer mission for…
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Soyuz-2.1B • Resurs-P3

For this launch various departments and authorities are waiting since 2015 (when Resurs-P3 was scheduled to be launched firstly). Resurs-P is one of most universal observation spacecrafts made in Russia by TsSKB-Progress in recent years. It will serve to Ministries of Agriculture and Fishing, Meteorology, Transportation, Emergencies, Natural Resources and Defense; it will remain under operational control of…
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PSLV • IRNSS-1F

It will be second launch of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) satellite in 2016.  The payload for PSLV rocket will be navigation satellite developed by ISRO basing on I-1K (I-1000) Bus. It will be providing necessary navigation signal for Indian regional navigating system.  Satellite will be launched on atop of PSLV rocket in XL configuration…
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Ariane 5 ECA• Eutelsat-65 West A

Next Eutelsat satellite mission, made by Space Systems Loral (SSL), under contract from 2013. Satellite is based on SSL-1300 bus and will provide broadcast and broadband services in South America for Eutelsat customers. It will be operating for about 15 years from location of 65° west longitude. Satellite weighing about 6600 kg will be equipped with 10 C band…
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Falcon-9 1.2V • SES-9

SpaceX after loss of FALCON 9 with CRC-7 DRAGON spacecraft is going to launch upgraded FALCON 9 1.2V with SES-9 satellite. SES-9 is broadcasting satellite and is going to help cover growing PayTV markets in Philippines, South and North Asia. Launch is delayed from November and December 2015. Missoin postponed from 24, 25 and 28…
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H-IIA • ASTRO-H

JAXA is going to launch their next X-ray astronomy satellite. Designed specially to meet demands of Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) ASTRO-H is sixth from satellites launched so far under the Mission of Opportunity in the Astrophysics Explorers Program, collaboration of NASA and JAXA. ASTRO-H will utilize hard X-ray telescope for imaging and spectroscopic observations of the space to…
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