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Long March 3C/E | Tianlian 1-05

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
July 6, 2021, 3:53 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Tianlian 1, also known as Tian Lian 1, TL-1, and CTDRS-1 is a Chinese data tracking and relay communications satellite series. Based on the DFH-3 satellite bus, it will provide communication coverage for manned Shenzhou missions, from Shenzhou 7 onwards. Functionally, it is similar to the United States Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Long March 4C | Fengyun-3E

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
July 4, 2021, 11:28 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The newer FY-3 series is an improved generation of polar-orbiting heliosynchronous weather satellites.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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MOMO | Flight 7

Interstellar Technologies | JPN
Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan
July 3, 2021, 8:45 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Sub Orbital

Sixth flight of Interstellar Technologies MOMO rocket. First flight using the MOMO v1 design bringing various improvements over MOMO v0. It reached an apogee altitude of 99 km.

Suborbital
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Long March 2D | Jilin-1 Wideband-01B & High Resolution 03D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
July 3, 2021, 2:51 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Jilin-1 satellites are a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite for high definition video within the Jilin-1 constellation designed and owned by the Chang Guang Satellite Technology Corporation.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 8

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
July 1, 2021, 12:48 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 | Transporter 2 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Transporter 2 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 B1060 - Flight Proven ( ) Landing Zone 1
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LauncherOne | Tubular Bells, Part One

Virgin Orbit | USA
Air launch to orbit
June 30, 2021, 2:47 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The mission includes three cubesats for US Department of Defense which are launched as a part of the DoS Space Test Program (STP); the Netherland's first military satellite, a cubesat called BRIK II; and two optical satellites, STORK-4 and STORK-5, for SatRevolution's STORK constellation. The mission name, "Tubular Bells, Part One", references the first music album released by Virgin Records label in the 1970s. The label was established by Virgin Orbit CEO Richard Branson.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1a | Progress MS-17 (78P)

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
June 29, 2021, 11:27 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Resupply

The Progress MS-17 spacecraft will resupply the International Space Station.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1b | Pion-NKS No. 1 (Kosmos 2550)

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
June 25, 2021, 7:50 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Russian Pion-NKS (14F139) satellites are the naval component of the next generation ELINT satellite system Liana. As a replacement for both the passive ELINT US-PM and the active radar US-A, they carry both ELINT sensors as well as an active radar.

Low Earth Orbit
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Long March 2C | Yaogan-30-09

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
June 18, 2021, 6:30 a.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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