BepiColombo is a joint mission of the ESA and the JAXA to the planet Mercury. The mission comprises two satellites to be launched together: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO). The mission will perform a comprehensive study of Mercury, including its magnetic field, magnetosphere, interior structure and surface.
Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is a NASA mission to study Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere and the connection between space weather and weather on our planet. Mission is planned to last for two years.
The satellite is operated by China Central Television (CCTV) and is intended to carry out scientific expermients and perform Earth observation. Weilai-1 is expected to operate in sun-synchronous orbit for two years.
KhalifaSat is an Earth observation satellite for UAE. KhalifaSat will provide high-resolution imagery of Earth to be used for various purposes, including urban planning, change monitoring, area classification, monitoring environmental change and aiding relief efforts for natural disasters GOSAT 2 (Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite 2) is a Japanese satellite dedicated to greenhouse gas measurement from space. It's a follow on to the GOSAT mission and includes such improvements as an ability to gather more precise data and monitor carbon monoxide concentrations.
CFOSAT (China-France Oceanography SATellite) is a joint mission of the Chinese (CNSA) and French (CNES) space agencies with the goal to monitor the ocean surface winds and waves and to provide information on related ocean and atmospheric science and applications. The primary objective of CFOSAT is to monitor on a global scale the wind and waves at the ocean surface.
This is the fourth satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.
These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.
Soyuz MS-10 was expected to begin expedition 57 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague to the International Space Station. However a launch failure occurred resulting in a loss of vehicle during flight, both crew members returned to Earth nominally.
Yaogan is a series of Chinese reconnaissance satellites.
The SAOCOM 1A spacecraft is the first of the two SAOCOM constellation satellites. It is tasked with hydrology and land observaion, and will also operate jointly with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation in X-band to provide frequent information relevant for emergency management.