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Falcon Heavy • Inmarsat-5 F4

 It will be fourth from series of new communication satellites developed by Boeing for British company Inmarsat. These satellites are first from most recent constellation developed by Inmarsat and called Global Xpress (GX) and are offering communication services. Satellite is based on widely utilized BSS-702HP bus and is equipped in 89 Ka band transponders. Satellite weighs…
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Ariane 5 • SGDC & Koreasat-7

Arianespace will launch their Ariane 5 in VA236 mission to deliver to orbit SGDC and Koreasat-7 satellite. SGDCis military communications satellite and will operate on X-band and Ka-bands to provide services for Brazilian government and Visiona Tecnologia Espacial. Koreasat 7 is telecommunications satellite and will operate over Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and India for KTsat Company.
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Falcon-9 • NROL-76

First NROL mission contracted to SpaceX in May 2016. Launch will be performed from Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40'; payload will be classified as usual in case of NROL missions. If we take under consideration words spoken by Head of the NRO, Betty Sapp that NRO would like to utilize small satellites along with larger spacecrafts it is possible…
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Long March 7 • Tianzhou-1

This is first mission of Chinese robotic cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1. Target of the mission will be of course, launched on September 15, 2016, second Chinese space station Tiangong-2. Tianzhou-1 is in fact stretched Tiangong-1 space station, with mass at 13000 kg and payload capacity of 6000 kg. It will be manufactured in three versions - fully pressurized, partially pressurized…
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Soyuz-FG • Soyuz MS-04

Next mission of Soyuz spacecraft with new crew for International Space Station. This time members of Expedition 51 will be two cosmonauts from Roscosmos: Commander Alexander Misurkin and Flight Engineer 1 Nikolai Tikhonov (Roscosmos) and one astronaut as Flight Engineer 2 Mart T. Vande Hei (NASA). Mission will be realized by MS version of Soyuz with modern…
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Atlas V (401) • Cygnus OA-7

Cygnus CRS Orb-7, also known as Orbital Sciences CRS Flight 7, is the eighth planned flight of the Orbital ATK' unmanned resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its seventh flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Orbital and NASA jointly developed a new space transportation system to provide commercial cargo…
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Long March 3B • Shijian-13

Next experimental Chinese satellite will be launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Satellite will test on geostationary orbit experimental electric propulsion and high-throughput Ka band transponders and special laser communication terminal. On picture above: NASA experimental OPALS laser communication device operating from International Space Station.
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Falcon-9 1.2V • SES-10

Next SES satellite will be again launched by SpaceX on atop of their flagship rocket and it is highly possible that launch will be performed on September 2016. SES-10 is broadcasting satellite based on Eurostar-3000 bus and built by Airbus Defence and Space. Satellite weighs 5300 kg, it has operational life at 15 years; it will…
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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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