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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Glonass-M No. 58

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
May 27, 2019, 6 a.m.
Status: Go
Mission: Navigation

Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite weighs 1415 kg, is equipped with 12 L-band antennas, and has an operational lifetime of 7 years.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Proton-M/Briz-M | Yamal-601

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
May 30, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Status: Go
Mission: Communications

Yamal-601 is a geostationary communications satellite for Gazprom Space Systems.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

A Falcon 9 will launch carrying a Dragon capsule and will simulate a failure whilst flying through max-q to demonstrate the dragons ability to escape in the event of a catostrophic failure of the launch vehicle. The crew dragon previously flew DM-1 and the booster has flown three times before.

Sub-Orbital
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Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
June 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.

Low Earth Orbit
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Long March 11 | Jilin-1

China National Space Administration | CHN
Sea Launch
June 5, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Earth Science

The first sea launch of Long March 11 rocket. It carries two Jilin-1 Earth observation satellites.


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Hyperbola-1 | 7 unknown payloads

iSpace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
June 10, 2019, 2 a.m.
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | RADARSAT Constellation

SpaceX | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
June 15, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Earth Science

The Radarsat Constellation Mission is a follow-on project to RADARSAT-2 currently developed by MDA. The constellation will consist of a fleet of three spacecraft, and be both complementary and a follow-on to the upcoming deployment of the RADARSAT-2 mission. The primary purpose of the RCM is to provide C-Band data continuity for RADARSAT-2 users, as well as adding a new series of applications enabled through the constellation approach. The main uses of RCM are expected to be in the areas of: maritime surveillance (ship detection, ice monitoring, and oil spill detection), disaster management, ecosystem monitoring. The primary areas of interest are the landmass of Canada and its surrounding Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic maritime areas. The images and derived information are required to be provided to Canadian government users at frequent area coverage rates. Contrary to the earlier RadarSat missions, the imagery will not be available commercially. The spacecraft Payload will consist of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor integrated with an Automated Identification System (AIS). The SAR Payload concept is a 2-panel deployable SAR antenna of length approximately 7 meters.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA | Eutelsat 7C & DirecTV 16

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
June 20, 2019, 9:41 p.m.
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Proton-M/Blok DM-03 | Spektr-RG

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
June 21, 2019, 1:44 p.m.
Status: TBD
Mission: Astrophysics

Spektr-RG is a joint Russian-German observatory-class mission. It is intented to study the interplanetary magnetic field, galaxies and black holes.

Sun-Earth L2
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Falcon Heavy | STP-2

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 22, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

The STP-2 payload is composed of 25 small spacecraft. Included is COSMIC-2 constellation to provide radio occultation data, along with 8 cubesat nanosatellites. Other payloads include LightSail carried by the Prox-1 nanosatellite, Oculus-ASR nanosatellite, GPIM and the Deep Space Atomic Clock.

Low Earth Orbit
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Electron | "Make It Rain"

Rocket Lab Ltd | NZL
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
June 25, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Rideshare mission for Spaceflight. The mission is named ‘Make it Rain’ in a nod to the high volume of rainfall in Seattle, where Spaceflight is headquartered, as well in New Zealand where Launch Complex 1 is located. Among the satellites on the mission for Spaceflight are BlackSky’s Global-4, two U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Prometheus and Melbourne Space Program’s ACRUX-1.


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Smart Dragon 1 | Maiden Flight

Chinarocket Co., Ltd. | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
June 25, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

First launch of the new solid-fueled rocket by Chinarocket Co., Ltd., which is a commercial subsidiary of CASC. On this launch Smart Dragon 1 will also carry payloads for four private companies.


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Atlas V 551 | AEHF-5

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 27, 2019, 10 a.m.
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

This is the fifth 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.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Rokot / Briz-KM | Gonets-M24, Gonets-M25, Gonets-M26 & 2 x Blits-M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
June 30, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with monitoring ecological and industrial objects, providing communication and data transmission services, covering also the remote areas like the Far North region. Gonets-M satellites share the ride with the Blits-M microsatellite, which is a geodesic satellite tasked with determining precise orbit parameters for GLONASS satellites.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat | Meridian-M 18

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
June 30, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

The Meridian series of communications satellites is reported to be the replacement for all the Molniya-1T, the Molniya-3 and Molniya-3K satellite series and possibly also for the communication component of the Parus. They are launched into highly eccentric Molniya-orbits. Meridian is the highly eccentric orbit (HEO) component of the Integrated Satellite Communications System (ISSS), where they work in conjunction with the geostationary Raduga-1M (Globus-M) satellites. The bus structure is reportedly pressurized, possibly based on the Uragan-M bus. Meridian satellites carry three transponders operating in different frequency bands.


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