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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink Group 4-26

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Aug. 10, 2022, 2:14 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Low Earth Orbit B1073 - Flight Proven ( ) A Shortfall of Gravitas
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Khayyam & rideshare

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Aug. 9, 2022, 5:52 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Khayyam, also known as Project 505, is a Russian built Earth observation satellite for Iran. The satellite is built by VNIIEM and NPK Barl on a currently unidentified satellite bus, with resolution reaching < 1 m. 16 Russian cubesats from various institutions/universities are also arranged for launch as secondary payload by Aerospace Capital.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Ceres-1 | Taijing-1-01 & 02

Galactic Energy | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Aug. 9, 2022, 4:11 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Two commercial Earth observation satellites built by Minospace.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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SSLV | EOS-02 (Microsat-2A) (Demo 1)

Indian Space Research Organization | IND
Sriharikota, Republic of India
Aug. 7, 2022, 3:48 a.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission: Test Flight

First test flight of Indian SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle).

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Danuri (KPLO - Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 4, 2022, 11:08 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Lunar orbiter designed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to demonstrate technologies, survey lunar resources and produce a topographic map.

Elliptical Orbit B1052 - Flight Proven ( ) Just Read the Instructions
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Long March 2F | Chinese Reusable Space Vehicle

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Aug. 4, 2022, 4 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Note: Launch time is approximate. Probable reflight of the Chinese spaceplane capable of returning to Earth, which flew in orbit September 4 - 6, 2020.

Low Earth Orbit
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New Shepard | NS-22

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Aug. 4, 2022, 1:57 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

NS-22 is the sixth crewed New Shepard flight, carrying six passengers.

Suborbital NS-4 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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Atlas V 421 | SBIRS GEO-6

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Aug. 4, 2022, 10:29 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Sixth geosynchronous satellite of the Space Based Infrared System program (SBIRS), providing capabilities for early missile warning and missile defense. SBIRS GEO-6 is the second satellite using Lockheed Martin's LM2100 combat bus.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Electron | Antipodean Adventure (NROL-199)

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Aug. 4, 2022, 5 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Unknown
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Long March 4B | Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Inventory Satellite (TECIS)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Aug. 4, 2022, 3:08 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Note: Launch vehicle and payload uncertain. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Monitoring Satellite (TECIS) is intended to evaluate forest biomass, measure atmospheric aerosol content, and detect photosynthetic fluorescence. These measurements will contribute to efforts to combat global warming. The satellite carries 4 instruments: Multi-Beam LIDAR, Directional Multi-Spectral Camera, Directional Polarization Camera, and Chlorophyll Fluorescence Hyper-Spectral Monitor (SIFIS) The satellite will operate in a sun-synchronous orbit at a height of 506 km, at 10:30 AM local time in the descending mode, with a designed lifetime of 8 years.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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