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LauncherOne | Launch Demo

Virgin Orbit | USA
Air launch to orbit
May 25, 2020, 7:50 p.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Test Flight

Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | EKS 4 (Tundra 4) (Kosmos 2546)

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
May 22, 2020, 7:31 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

The Tundra or EKS (meaning Unified Space System) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early warning satellites.


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H-IIB 304 | Kounotori 9 (HTV-9)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | JPN
Tanegashima, Japan
May 20, 2020, 5:31 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

The last H-II Transfer Vehicle "Kounotori" will be launched on an H-IIB 304 launch vehicle, carrying 6,200 kg (13,669 lbs) of supplies and science experiments to be conducted by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Kounotori 9 will be the last original HTV spacecaft : its successor scheduled to launch in February 2022 will be the first of the new HTV-X version.

Low Earth Orbit
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Atlas V 501 | OTV-6 (X-37B) (USSF-7)

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 17, 2020, 1:14 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

It is the sixth flight of the X-37B program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is built by Boeing. It's an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long reusable mini-spaceplane capable of autonomous re-entry and landing.

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Kuaizhou-1A | Xingyun-2 01, 02

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
May 12, 2020, 1:16 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Xingyun-2 01 and 02 are the first two satellites of the planned low Earth orbit constellation being built by Xingyun Satellite company, whichi is a subsidiary of CASIC. These satellites will be used to provide Internet of Things (IoT) communications services. Xingyun constellation is planned to consist of 156 satellites in total.


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Long March 5B | Maiden Flight

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
May 5, 2020, 10 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

This is the maiden flight of Long March 5B rocket, which is to be used for delivering modules for China's new space station. This launch is also the first test flight for China's new generation crewed spacecraft.


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Soyuz 2.1a | Progress MS-14 (75P)

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
April 25, 2020, 1:51 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the International Space Station.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 6

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
April 22, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Low Earth Orbit B1051 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Qased SLV | Noor

Iranian Space Agency | IRN
Shahrud Missile Test Site, Islamic Republic of Iran
April 22, 2020, 3:59 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

This is the first launch of the Qased launch vehicle, which is reported to have placed a military satellite called Noor into 425-km orbit.


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Long March 3B | Nusantara Dua

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
April 9, 2020, 11:46 a.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Communications

Nusantara Dua is a high throughput communications satellite built by CAST for Indonesian satellite operator PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara. It will replace the Palapa D satellite. Nusantara Dua will provide broadband internet and broadcasting access to users in Indonesia, as well as some regions of Asia-Pacific and Australia.


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