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Russian bottomless sack – another launch of broadcasting satellite scheduled on December 2015

AMU1 satellite launch is scheduled on December 2015; it is planned to utilize Proton-M rocket, launch site would be Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. As a biggest state on Earth Russia seems real money machine for Direct-to-Home broadcasting and satellite companies. Since 1972, when Canada successfully designed first broadcasting satellite (Anik-1) continuous develop provide smaller, less expensive, and…
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The exception that proves the rule – Zenit-3F with Elektro-L atop already on 11th December 2015

Launch of Zenit-3F rocket with Elektro-L satellite atop is scheduled on 11th December 2015. Planned launch site is LC-45 in Baikonur Kosmodrome, Kazakhstan. After regaining independence from Soviet Union in 1991 Ukraine inherited part of soviet industrial and military potential. In spite of mining and steel industry on east, collectivized agriculture on the west Ukraine was in possession…
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Aloha from Hawaii – Super Strypi rocket launch planned on 29th October 2015

HiakaSat satellite mission will start already on 29th October from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. University of Hawaii responsible for design of satellite is going to utilize Super Strypi rocket manufactured in cooperation with Aerojet Rocketdyne and Sandia. Space conquest milestones are well known. Apollo, Soyuz, Mir, ISS are words known for everyone. Sometimes less…
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Two Boeing’s broadcasting satellites on atop of Falcon-9 scheduled on 2016

Direct-to-home television seems good market for launch providers. AB Satellite and Eutelsat satellites launch is planned already for 2016. SpaceX will utilize Falcon-9 1.1V or 1.2V, planned launch site is SLC-40 in Cape Canaveral. Boeing is still strong on commercial market. ABS-2A is second (from four contracted) built satellite for Asia Broadcast Satellite with fully electrical propulsion.…
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Requirements cost – NROL-37 scheduled on 27th April 2016

ORION-9 satellite created for National Reconnaissance Office will be launched utilizing DELTA IV HEAVY. Mission planned launch site is SLC-37, Cape Canaveral AFS. As usual National Reconnaissance Office does not disappoint and gives rise to speculating.  According some sources this time, planned payload will be Orion satellite. It would be ninth from Orion series so scheduled…
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Cygnus debut in 2016 – logistic mission to ISS planned on 30th March 2016

Atlas V (there is possibility of utilizing Antares rocket) with Cygnus atop will resupply ISS on 30th March 2016. Launch is planned from launch site SLC-41 in Cape Canaveral. Orbital Science is second after SpaceX American Company realizing supply missions to ISS. It is quite interesting to compare products of two commercial companies, especially due the…
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