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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink Group 4-6

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 19, 2022, 2:02 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Low Earth Orbit B1060 - Flight Proven ( ) A Shortfall of Gravitas
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Long March 2D | Shiyan 13

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Jan. 17, 2022, 2:35 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Chinese satellite declared for technological demonstration purposes, details TBD.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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LauncherOne | Above the Clouds

Virgin Orbit | USA
Air launch to orbit
Jan. 13, 2022, 10:52 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigation experiments as well as two Earth-observation nanosatellites from Polish company SatRevolution.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Transporter 3 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Jan. 13, 2022, 3:25 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Transporter 3 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 ( ) Landing Zone 1
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink Group 4-5

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 6, 2022, 9:49 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Low Earth Orbit B1062 - Flight Proven ( ) A Shortfall of Gravitas
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Simorgh | 3 unknown payloads

Iranian Space Agency | IRN
Semnan Space Center, Islamic Republic of Iran
Dec. 30, 2021, 3:30 a.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

Three unknown research payloads are reported to have been sent into space, according to the Iranian Ministry of Defense. However, no new objects are being tracked in the orbit after this launch attempt so it is considered a failure despite Iran's reports of success.

Low Earth Orbit
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Long March 3B | TJSW-9

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Dec. 29, 2021, 4:43 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Chinese classified satellite claimed to be for communication technology test purposes. Actual mission not known.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Long March 2D | Tianhui 4

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Dec. 29, 2021, 11:13 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Chinese cartography satellite, details TBD.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Angara A5/Persey | Dummy payload

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Dec. 27, 2021, 7 p.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

This is the third test flight of Angara A5 launch vehicle and its first flight with Persey upper stage. Since it's a test flight, the rocket carries a mass simulator payload.

Geostationary Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 12

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Dec. 27, 2021, 1:10 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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