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Electron | VCLS ELaNa XIX

Rocket Lab Ltd | NZL
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Dec. 16, 2018, 4 a.m.
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

NASA's signed a Venture Class Launch Services contract with Rocket Lab to launch 10 cubesats as a part of CubeSat Launch Initiative Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program.

Low Earth Orbit #ELaNa19
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV01

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 18, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
Mission: Navigation

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known as "tranche") of GPS III satellites. This program will improve position, navigation, and timing services for the warfighter and civil users worldwide and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Soyuz STA/Fregat | CSO 1

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 18, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Mission: Government/Top Secret

The CSO 1 (Composante Spatiale Optique 1) satellite is the first of three new-generation high-resolution optical imaging satellites for the French military, replacing the Helios 2 spy satellite series.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-71

United Launch Alliance | USA
Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA
Dec. 19, 2018, 1:57 a.m.
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Low Earth Orbit #NROL71
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Indian Space Research Organization | IND
Sriharikota, Republic of India
Dec. 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Mission: Communications

GSAT-7A is a geostationary communications satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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