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Delta IV M+(4,2) • GSSAP 3 & 4

GSSAP (Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program) is a series of space surveillance satellites developed covertly by the Air Force and Orbital Sciences to provide a space-based capability operating in the near-geosynchronous orbit regime supporting U.S. Strategic Command space surveillance operations as a dedicated Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensor.
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Long March 2D • QUESS

Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information from Vienna and Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) work simultaneously on quantum communication since 2001. After successful attempt of utilizing quantum properties of the laser's photons to send information to detector placed 16 kilometers away, it was clear that new era in communication started. Also due the limitations of using fiber optics, satellites…
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Falcon-9 v1.2 • JCSat-16

Another communication satellite after JCSat-14 and JCSat-15 satellite for Japanese JSAT Corporation manufactured under contract from 2014 by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). Based on SSl-1300 bus, satellite will be equipped in Ku band and Ka band transponders to serve as modern replacement of one of the satellites from constellation belonging to JSAT. Satellite will be launched on atop of Falcon-9…
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Long March 3B • Tiantong-1

First from the constellation of new Chinese communication satellites will be launched form Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It is part of APMT mobile satellite communication system offered to customers in the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean region. System will be ready in 2020 and will provide voice communication service, data transfer and internet access.
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Atlas V 421 • NROL-61

Atlas V is an active expendable launch system in the Atlas rocket family. Atlas V is operated by the Lockheed Martin-Boeing joint venture United Launch Alliance. Each Atlas V rocket uses a Russian-built RD-180 engine burning kerosene and liquid oxygen to power its first stage and an American-built RL10 engine burning liquid hydrogen and liquid…
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Falcon-9 • Dragon

Another resupply mission (CRS-9) for ISS under CRS contract with SpaceX. Again Dragon spacecraft will be lifted on atop Falcon-9 rocket in not unveiled version. Mission postponed from December 2015.
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Soyuz-U • Progress-MS

Progress-MS spacecraft will be launched on atop Soyuz-2.1a rocket with supply mission to International Space Station. Progress-MS is upgraded version of Progress-M - main modifications were change of onboard computer Argon-16 to more powerful and lighter modern TsVM-101 and replacing analogue telemetry system with modern digital MBITS. As usual, Progress-MS will deliver to ISS 2350 kg of…
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Soyuz-FG • Soyuz-MS

Next crew for International Space Station will be lifted inside Soyuz-MS on atop of Soyuz-FG from Gagarin's Start in Baikonur Cosmodrome. Astronauts Kathleen Rubins (NASA-first spaceflight) and Takuya Onishi (JAXA-first spaceflight) along with cosmonaut Anatoli Ivanishin (Roscosmos-second spaceflight) will remain on ISS until November 2016. Soyuz-FG and Soyuz spacecraft is reliable solution utilized by Roscosmos…
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Long March 7 • Experimental scaled model

It will be maiden flight of new medium Chinese Long March 7 rocket. According to some sources payload will be scaled model of reentry capsule, which will be part of new Chinese spacecraft - successor of Shenzhou. Long March 7 rocket was developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation basing on Long March 2F with identical core diameter at 3.35 m…
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Atlas V 551 • MUOS-5

The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is a narrowband military communications satellite system that supports a worldwide, multi-Service population of users in the ultra high frequency band. The system provides increased communications capabilities to newer, smaller terminals while still supporting interoperability with legacy terminals. Launched postponed from May 12th, 2016.
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