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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Türksat 5A

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 8, 2021, 2:15 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

Türksat 5A is the first of two Turkish next generation communications satellites, which will be operated by Türksat for commercial and military purposes.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit B1060 - Flight Proven ( ) Just Read the Instructions
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Soyuz STA/Fregat | CSO-2

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 29, 2020, 4:42 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

The CSO-2 (Composante Spatiale Optique-2) satellite is the second of three new-generation high-resolution optical imaging satellites for the French military, replacing the Helios 2 spy satellite series.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Long March 4C | Yaogan-33(R)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Dec. 27, 2020, 3:44 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 8 | XJY-7 & others

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Dec. 22, 2020, 4:40 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

XJY-7 is an undisclosed Chinese government payload for the first launch of Long March 8

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | NROL-108

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Dec. 19, 2020, 2 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for NRO.

B1059 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 1
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 4

Russian Space Forces | RUS
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Dec. 18, 2020, 12:26 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Interned 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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PSLV-XL | CMS-01 (GSAT-12R)

Indian Space Research Organization | IND
Sriharikota, Republic of India
Dec. 17, 2020, 10:11 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

CMS-01, formerly also known as GSAT-12R, is an Indian geostationary telecommunications satellite. It's designed to last for 7 years and will provide services in Extended-C band across Indian mainland, Andaman-Nicobar & Lakshadweep Islands.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Astra Rocket 3.2 | Flight 2

Astra Space | USA
Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA
Dec. 15, 2020, 8:55 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission: Test Flight

Astra will attempt a second test flight of Rocket 3.0 following an unsuccessful first flight

Polar Orbit
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Electron | StriX-α (The Owl's Night Begins)

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Dec. 15, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

StriX-α is a demonstration mission for Japanese company Synspective which plans to deploy a constellation of synthetic aperture radar satellites. For this mission, Rocket Lab will utilize a custom expanded fairing to encompass Synspective’s wide-body satellite – the first use of the expanded fairing options that Rocket Lab recently introduced.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Angara A5/Briz-M | Dummy payload

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Dec. 14, 2020, 5:50 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

This is the second test flight of the Angara-A5 launch vehicle. It carries mass simulator payload which is to be delivered to geostationary orbit.

Geostationary Orbit
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