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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 7

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
May 28, 2021, 5:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consumers. The constellation is planned to have around 648 microsatellites (of which 60 are spares), around 150 kg each, operating in Ku-band from low Earth orbit.

Polar Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 28

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 26, 2021, 6:59 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

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

Low Earth Orbit B1063 - Flight Proven ( ) Just Read the Instructions
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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity VF-03

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
May 22, 2021, 3:27 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Powered test flight of VSS Unity carrying technology experiments for NASA's Flight Opportunities Program.

Suborbital
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Long March 4B | Haiyang 2D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
May 19, 2021, 4:03 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Haiyang (Chinese: "Ocean"), abbreviated HY, is a marine remote sensing satellite series planned by China.

Low Earth Orbit
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Atlas V 421 | SBIRS GEO-5

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 18, 2021, 5:37 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Fifth geosynchronous satellite of the Space Based Infrared System program (SBIRS), providing capabilities for early missile warning and missile defense. SBIRS GEO-5 is the first satellite using Lockheed Martin's LM2100 combat bus.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 26

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 15, 2021, 10:56 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. Two rideshare satellites are also on this flight: a Capella radar observation spacecraft and a small payload from the California-based smallsat manufacturer Tyvak.

Low Earth Orbit B1058 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Electron | Running Out Of Toes

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
May 15, 2021, 11:11 a.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

This was the 20th launch of Electron rocket. It carried two Earth imaging microsatellites for BlackSky's constellation which were lost due to a launcher failure after second stage ignition.

Low Earth Orbit 20 - Maiden Flight Pacific
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 27

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 9, 2021, 6:42 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
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 ( ) Just Read the Instructions
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Long March 2C | Yaogan-30-08

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
May 6, 2021, 6:11 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Yaogan-30 is a series of military remote sensing satellites which are launched in triplets. The satellites are spaced by 120° in their orbit.

Low Earth Orbit
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Starship SN15 | 10 km Flight

SpaceX | USA
SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
May 5, 2021, 10:24 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Suborbital

The SN15 Starship prototype will perform a test flight similar to SN8 to SN11. It will launch up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft and do a belly flop maneuver followed by a controlled descent to the landing pad.

Suborbital SN15 - Maiden Flight SpaceX Starship Landing Pad
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