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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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Long March 3B • TJSW-2

It is next mysterious launch conducted by China in 2016. TJS-2 is satellite designed to test new communication technologies, but no details were unveiled. It will be probably operating from GEO orbit, just as its predecessor TJS-1. It will be launched on atop of Long March 3B from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Long March 3B…
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Long March 2D • GaoJing-1&2

First two from planned constellation of 24 civilian imaging and remote sensing satellites designed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. First two satellites will be optical imaging spacecrafts with resolution up to 0.5 m (panchromatic) or 2 m (multispectral) and 12 km swath, powered with two deployable solar arrays. They will be placed on…
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Long March 2D • TanSat (CarbonSat)

This mission will be devoted for measuring level of carbon dioxide by satellite operated by Ministry of Science and Technology of China. TanSat satellite is equipped in spectrometer (called CarbonSpec) and Cloud and Aerosol Polarimetry Imager (CAPI) for compensating errors of spectrometer with measuring clouds and aerosol. Onboard instruments were designed and manufactured by Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine…
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Ariane 5 • JCSAT-15 & Star One-D1

Two SSL communication satellites during Ariane 5 VA-234 mission. JCSA-15 is next TV broadcasting satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. operating over Japan, Star One-D1 is communication satellite launched for Brazilian Embratel Star One Company. JCSAT-15 was designed to last for 15 years on 110° East orbital slot; it was made by SSL using SSL-1300 bus; it…
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