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Long March 3B/E | Beidou-3 IGSO-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
June 25, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Navigation

These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.


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Long March 5 | Shijian 20

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
July 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 4B | CBERS-4A

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
July 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 4C | Fengyun-3E

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Oct. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 3B | Fengyun-4B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Oct. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 3B | SupremeSAT-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Unknown Location
Dec. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

SupremeSAT-2 is a geostationary communications satellite build by CGWIC for Sri Lankan satellite operator SupremeSAT.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Long March 3B/E | APStar-6D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Dec. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

APStar-6D is a commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) for satellite production and launch services. It will deliver VSAT, video distribution, Direct-to-home television and cellular backhaul to the Asia-Pacific Region.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Long March 5 | Chang'e 5

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Dec. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Chang'e 5 is China's robotic sample return mission, which is set to bring back at lest 2 kg of lunar soils and rock samples. The probe will perform a soft landing on the Moon, then rendezvous and dock with the return module in lunar orbit and fly back to the Earth.

Lunar Orbit
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Long March 5 | Tianhe-1

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Human Exploration

Tianhe (which translates as "Heavenly Harmony") is the core module and backbone of the Chinese space station, designed to provide the main living quarters and control centre for the station crew.

Low Earth Orbit
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Long March 7 | Tianzhou-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 2F | Shenzhou 12

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 4C | FengYun-3F

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Unknown Location
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 3B | Nusantara Satu-2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
April 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 5 | Chang'e 6

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
June 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Planetary Science

Chang'e 6/CE-6 is scheduled to launch around 2020. It will land in the the polar region of the Moon and get a sample for return to Earth

Lunar Orbit
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Long March 5 | China's Mars OLR (orbiter lander rover)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
July 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Robotic Exploration

This will be China's first mission to Mars. The rover will have 13 instruments detecting things such as topography, soil, environment, atmosphere, studying the distribution of water ice on Mars, physical field and internal structure. Currently with no mission name, the agency has also opened a public competition for name and logo.

Heliocentric N/A
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