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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 8

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 13, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

A batch of 58 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. This launch will also carry three SkySat Earth-imaging satellites as a rideshare for Planet.

B1059 - Flight Proven ( ) Of Course I Still Love You
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Electron | Don't Stop Me Now

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
June 13, 2020, 5:12 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

This rideshare mission carries small satellites for NASA, University of New South Wales and for NRO. The mission has been named "Don't Stop Me Now" in recognition of Rocket Lab board member and avid Queen fan Scott Smith, who recently passed away.


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Long March 2C | Haiyang 1D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
June 10, 2020, 6:31 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

Haiyang is a series of Chinese marine remote sensing satellites. Haiyang 1C is the follow-up of the Haiyang 1A and 1B satellites. It is intended for ocean monitoring and will be providing data on the temperature and dynamics of coastal waters and global oceans in China.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 7

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 4, 2020, 1:25 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.

Low Earth Orbit B1049 - Flight Proven ( ) Just Read the Instructions
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Long March 2D | Gaofen-9-02

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
May 31, 2020, 8:53 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a state-sponsored programme aimed to develop a near-real time, all-weather, global surveillance network consisting of satellite, near-space (stratosphere) airships, and aerial observation platforms.


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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 30, 2020, 7:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil. The Demo-2 mission is the second test flight of Crew Dragon, and the first flight with crew onboard. It will carry NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station for an extended stay (the specific mission duration will be determined once on station based on the readiness of the next commercial crew launch). They will perform tests on Crew Dragon in addition to conducting research and other tasks with the space station crew. As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit. The Demo-2 mission will be the final major step before NASA’s Commercial Crew Program certifies Crew Dragon for operational, long-duration missions to the space station. Current Mission Status: After a successful ride to orbit - the Dragon Spacecraft successfully made its way to the International Space Station, performing a series of tests on the way. The docking was made at 15:27 UTC on 31st May 2020. The vehicle will continue to perform tests whilst docked to the ISS.

Low Earth Orbit #LaunchAmerica B1058 - Maiden Flight Of Course I Still Love You
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Long March 11 | XJS-G & XJS-H

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
May 29, 2020, 8:13 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

XJS-G and XJS-H are experimental small satellites which will be used for Earth observation.


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LauncherOne | Launch Demo

Virgin Orbit | USA
Air launch to orbit
May 25, 2020, 7:50 p.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Test Flight

Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | EKS 4 (Tundra 4) (Kosmos 2546)

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
May 22, 2020, 7:31 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

The Tundra or EKS (meaning Unified Space System) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early warning satellites.


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H-IIB 304 | Kounotori 9 (HTV-9)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | JPN
Tanegashima, Japan
May 20, 2020, 5:31 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Resupply

The last H-II Transfer Vehicle "Kounotori" will be launched on an H-IIB 304 launch vehicle, carrying 6,200 kg (13,669 lbs) of supplies and science experiments to be conducted by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Kounotori 9 will be the last original HTV spacecaft : its successor scheduled to launch in February 2022 will be the first of the new HTV-X version.

Low Earth Orbit
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