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Long March 3C • Beidou BD-2-G7

Next launch of Chinese Beidou second generation navigation system satellite. Launch is planned as third launch under Beidou program in 2016; from Xichang Satellite Center Long March 3C will deliver to orbit BD-2-G7 satellite based on DFH-3 bus. It will be equipped with phased array antenna for emitting navigation signal, laser retroreflector and additional antennas for S/L/C band…
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Delta IV Heavy • NROL-37

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch a classified spy satellite cargo. The largest of the Delta 4 family, the Heavy version features three Common Booster Cores mounted together to form a triple-body rocket. Launch postponed with "TBD" status from July 4, 2016, due the unspecified reasons. UPDATE 09/06/2016 22:07: launch scrubbed due the poor…
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Proton-M • Intelsat-31

Delayed launch of Proton-M with Breeze-M atop is scheduled on April 2016 (after Proton-M/Breeze-M failure on 16th May 2015 with Centenario satellite atop, ILS has increasing problem with delayed launches). Payload will be broadcasting and communication Instelsat-31 satellite. It was designed and manufactured by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) basing on SSL-1300 platform. It is equipped with…
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Rokot-KM • Geo-IK-2

Maybe Rokot is not future of Russian space industry, but still it is used for government and commercial contracts. This time on atop of Eurockot launch vehicle its place will find Geodesies satellite from Geo-IK series. After first failed attempt of putting Geo-IK into orbit performed on 2011 it will be second trial; satellite will provide…
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Long March 4B • Ziyuan-3-2 & NuSat-1 & NuSat-2

It will be second satellite from series of civilian mapping spacecrafts named Ziyuan-3 operated by State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping. First, Ziyuan-3-1 was launched on 9 January 2012 also on atop of Long March 4B from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. These satellites are designed and manufactured by China's Academy of Space Technology and equipped with three cameras made…
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Soyuz-2.1B • Glonass-M

Next Glonass-M satellite launch in 2016 from Plesetsk cosmodrome. It will be very similar launch to this from February 7, 2016 - Soyuz-2.1B again will be equipped in Fregat-M upper stage. Glonass-M is made by NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (present name is Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems) and is equipped with L band transponder and cesium clocks and powered by…
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Falcon-9 1.2V • Thaicom-8

Launching Thaicom-8, broadcasting and communication satellite, will be possible for SpaceX due the contract signed in 2014 between Thaicom Public Company Limited and SpaceX. For improving fleet of satellites and to extend range of offered services, Thaicom decided to order in Orbital ATK next communication satellite. It will cover with range of its 24 Ku band transponders…
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Soyuz-2.1B • Galileo-13 & 14

Galileo Navigation System is still under development, but after strong expansion of Chinese Beidou navigation system in 2015, European Commission decided to intensify process of extending constellation of FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites. Two additional satellites made by OHB will be launched this year by Arianespace on atop of Soyuz-2.1B, what will give total number…
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S9 • RLV-TD

ISRO test of Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator. It is space plane prototype launched on atop of single booster of PSLV. RLV will be launched for about 48 km, separate from S9 and continue flight due the inertia. After reaching 70 km altitude it will start to entry and reach hypersonic speed. On specified altitude it…
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Long March 2D • Gaofen-10

Another launch from Jiuquan Satellite Center. This time on atop of Long March 2d we will see imaging satellite from Gaofen series. Gaofen-10 or Yaogan-30 (both are mentioned by Chinese authorities) will be imaging satellite based on CAST-2000 bus and designed by Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST). Satellite is equipped in panchromatic camera with resolution of…
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