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Soyuz 2.1b | Lotos-S1

Russian Space Forces | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Feb. 2, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Lotos-S1 spacecraft is a part of the Liana constellation, designed for orbital electronic intelligence.

Low Earth Orbit
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Starship SN9 | 10 km Flight

SpaceX | USA
SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
Feb. 2, 2021, 8:25 p.m.
Status: Launch was a Partial Failure
Mission: Suborbital

The SN9 Starship performed a first flight similar to the one of SN8. It launched up to an altitude of 10 km or 33,000 ft, did a belly flop maneuver and a controlled descent to the landing pad where the landing flip maneuver was unsuccessful and resulted in the destruction of the prototype on impact.

Suborbital SN9 - Maiden Flight SpaceX Starship Landing Pad
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Hyperbola-1 | Unknown

iSpace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Feb. 1, 2021, 8:15 a.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 4C | Yaogan-31-02

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Jan. 29, 2021, 4:47 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Unknown Mission

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


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Transporter 1 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 24, 2021, 3 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Transporter 1 mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit B1058 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 16

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 20, 2021, 1:02 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 B1051 - Flight Proven ( ) Just Read the Instructions
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Electron | Another One Leaves The Crust

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Jan. 20, 2021, 7:26 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

Dedicated mission for a single communication microsatellite that will enable specific frequencies to support future services from orbit. The launch will be Rocket Lab’s 18th Electron mission.

Polar Orbit
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Long March 3B/E | Tiantong-1-03

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Jan. 19, 2021, 4:25 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Tiantong-1-03 is the third satellite in a series of Chinese geostationary communication satellites.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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LauncherOne | Launch Demo 2

Virgin Orbit | USA
Air launch to orbit
Jan. 17, 2021, 7:38 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

This is Virgin Orbit's second attempt to launch the LauncherOne rocket. It also carries cubesats which were contracted by NASA through Venture Class Launch Services contract.

Polar Orbit
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New Shepard | NS-14

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Jan. 14, 2021, 5:19 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Suborbital

For this mission, the New Shepard crew capsule will be outfitted with upgrades for the astronaut experience as the program nears human space flight. The upgrades include improvements to environmental features such as acoustics and temperature regulation inside the capsule, crew display panels, and speakers with a microphone and push-to-talk button at each seat. The mission will also test a number of astronaut communication and safety alert systems. The capsule will be outfitted with six seats, including one occupied by Mannequin Skywalker.

Suborbital NS-4 - Maiden Flight Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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