Launch Schedule

Launch Schedule

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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.
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.