It will be third time when Rocket Lab will launch their rocket from Mahia Peninsula. Rocket equipped with Curie upper stage will place two commercial weather and maritime CubeSats for Spire Global’s and one small remote sensing satellite for GeoOptics.
SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket will deliver to orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh. Bangabandhu-1 was built by Thales Alenia Space and will be located at 119.1° East longitude geostationary slot....more
Launch of the Sentinel-3B was originally planned for March with Vega rocket. Mission was swapped with Sentinel-2B mission planned utilization of Rockot launch vehicle probably in the end of the first half of 2017. Sentinel-3B is remote sensing satellite designed by Thales Alenia Space with utilization of Prima Bus. Spacecraft weighs around...more
It will be third time when Rocket Lab will launch their rocket from Mahia Peninsula. Rocket equipped with Curie upper stage will place two commercial weather and maritime CubeSats for Spire Global’s and one small remote sensing satellite for GeoOptics....more
CubeSats are a class of spacecraft based on a standardised small size and modular use of off-the-shelf technologies. The two CubeSats will separate from the Atlas V booster after launch and travel along their own trajectories to the Red Planet. Their first challenges will be to deploy two radio antennas...more
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will deliver to orbit commercial communications satellite to provide video broadcast, VSAT connectivity and cellular backhaul services over the Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia for APT Satellite....more
One from Orbital ATK in-house missions under CRS-1 contract. Antares 230 rocket with two new RD-181 engines and larger Castor 30XL second stage. Rocket will deliver Cygnus robotic cargo spacecraft with supplies for international Space Station. Orbital will utilize during this mission enhanced version of Cygnus able to deliver up...more
First commercial mission of the Falcon Heavy covers launch of the Arabsat-6A communications satellite operated by Arabsat of Saudi Arabia. Satellite will provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications services for the Middle East and North Africa regions....more
A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket will deliver under the payload fairing SES-12 communications satellite. The satellite will cover with its range Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region and provide DTH services along with broadband Internet access....more
Second after planned for 21st November 2016, mission of the Pegasus rocket launch system designed and developed in the late eighties by Orbital ATK. It is air-launched, three stage rocket, with optional fourth stage. With maximal payload mass of 443 kg limited only to low Earth orbit, rocket remains only operational air-launched rocket system for commercial purposes....more
DRAGON-2 spaceship is going to be launched with FALCON-9 1.2V rocket in mission. Test will be performed from Kennedy Space Center; Dragon will start, ascend and abort in maximum drag point. It is part of DRAGON V2 rescue system providing constant capability of escaping for the crew in all the way...more
Joint mission of ESA and JAXA - to reach Mercury with space probe! BepiColombo will fly to Mercury for 6.5 years (MTM - Mercury Transfer Module manufactured by ESA - will be providing propulsion for probe), deploy orbiter (MPO - Mercury Planetary Orbiter, which will be manufactured by JAXA and stay on Mercury orbit) which...more
Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MkII will launch the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission. It is second mission to the moon in the history of ISRO. Chandrayaan-2 will consist of an orbiter, lander and lunar rover. It will be delivered to high Earth orbit and next it will use on-board propulsion to reach...more
The Dream Chaser is an American reusable crewed suborbital and orbital lifting-body spaceplane being developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems. The Dream Chaser is designed to carry up to seven people to and from low Earth orbit. The vehicle would launch vertically on an Atlas V rocket and...more
It will be first contracted launch of Falcon Heavy rocket. Mission is under Space Test Program 2 run by U.S. Air Force. Various test and demonstration satellites will be launched including Lightsail, COSMIC-2, GPIM, ARMANDILLO, BCP-100, Oculus-ASR, ISAT demonstrator, DSX (Deployable Structures Experiment), FalconSat-7, NPSat-1, Prox-1 and OTB-1 satellite. For now it is known that Falcon...more
AEFH-4 is fourth from series of new communication satellites for Department of Defense. They will be base for new military communication system operating worldwide, highly secured, fast and characterized with high level of capacity. AEFH-4 is built by Lockheed Martin with communication payload designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman. Lockheed was contracted for...more
First satellites from third generation of GPS satellites and first in history build by Lockheed Martin. It will be also ultimate GPS-3 satellite launched on atop of Delta IV rocket. Satellite will be lifted to circular orbit with inclination at 55.0° and altitude of 20200 km. Satellites will remain operational for 15 years. Satellite...more
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver to orbit another five satellites for the Iridium communications company. Under the payload fairing we will see also Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE Follow-On) satellites operated by NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be delivered to orbit by SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket. Spacecraft will detect small planets thanks to searching for reflected from their surface light of bright stars. Satellite will remain on high elliptical orbit with apogee at 375,000 km and perigee at 108,000 km.
Two next Beidou satellites will be delivered to medium Earth Orbit on the top of the Long March 3B satellite. It will be 28th and 29th Beidou satellites representing latest 3rd generation of Beidou spacecrafts.
This time Soyuz-2.1v rocket will deliver to orbit classified Russian military satellite.