Confirmed launches

Atlas V 402 • Dream Chaser Test Flight

The Dream Chaser is an American reusable crewed suborbital and orbital[6] 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 land horizontally automatically on conventional…
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Falcon Heavy • Space Test Program-2

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 Heavy rocket core will utilize…
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Atlas V • AEHF-4

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 series of six satellites with…
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Delta IV • GPS-3 1st

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 is based on A2100 bus…
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Rokot • Gonets-M

This is scheduled for the mid-2016 and postponed recently for the end of 2016 mission of Rokot launch vehicle. This time objective is delivering to LEO three small communication satellites (with weight from 230 kg to 280 kg depending on version) manufactured by  NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki. They are part of the commercial communication system developed and…
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Proton-M • Glonass-M

Launch of first three from eight planned for 2017 satellites operating under Glonass navigational system. Satellites belong to M series of Glonass spacecrafts; each satellite weighs 1415 kg and is operating for at least seven years. It is 3-Axis stabilized, powered by two deployable solar arrays providing up to 1250 W of power and are charging onboard…
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Delta II • ICESat-2

Second mission of Delta II rocket in 2017 after planned launch of JPSS-1 satellite on March. ICESat-2 will measure thickness of ice sheets from LEO orbit using laser altimeter.  Made for NASA by Orbital Sciences Corporation will spent on orbit 3 years performing number of maneuvers using its four 22 N and eighth 4.5 N…
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GSLV MkIII • GSAT 29

ISRO will launch their GSLV MkIII rocket with GSAT-29 communications satellite under the payload fairing. Satellite will provide various communications services over India.
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Falcon Heavy • Arabsat-6A

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.
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GSLV Mk.III • GSAT-29

Two stage medium GSLV rocket will deliver to orbit based on I3K bus communications satellite for  Indian Space Research Organization.
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