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Vega | THEOS-2, TRITON & others

Avio S.p.A | ITA
Kourou, French Guiana
Oct. 9, 2023, 1:36 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

THEOS-2 is Thailand’s first Earth observation satellite. Built by Airbus Defense and Space and based on the Astrobus-S platform, it is designed for optical measurements with a ground resolution of approximately 1 meter. TRITON or FORMOSAT-7R is an additional satellite by NSPO added to the joint Taiwanese-US FORMOSAT 7 / COSMIC-2 constellation for collecting atmospheric data for weather prediction and for ionosphere, climate and gravity research. Its GNSS Reflectometry payload can be used to calculate the wind speed over sea surfaces. Cubesats: PROBA-V-CC (Project for On-Board Autonomy - Vegetation - Companion CubeSat) (12U) is a mission that will fly a scaled-down version of the vegetation-monitoring instrument aboard the Earth-observing PROBA-V to conduct combined experimental observations with its predecessor. PRETTY (Passive REflecTomeTry and dosimetrY) (3U) flies a GPS/Galileo signal reflectometer and radiation monitor for Graz University of Technology of Austria. MACSAT (6U) is an In-orbit demonstration (IoD) missionto demonstrate IoT communication over 5G for OQTech. CSC-1 and 2 (6U) contains 7 different experimental payloads from various institutions being flown by ISISPACE/ISL. N3SS (Nanosat 3U pour la Surveillance du Spectre) (3U) is a demonstration system for detecting and localize radio-frequency jammers on civil spectrum for the French CNES. ESTCUBE-2 is a technology demonstration mission with multiple scientific payloads for University of Tartu of Estonia. ANSER LEADER/FOLLOWER 1/2 (Advanced Nanosatellite Systems for Earth observation Research) is a cluster of 3 Earth observing cubesats with panchromatic and hyperspectral cameras for Spain's INTA for monitoring the quality of inland (reservoirs) water over the Iberian Peninsula.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Syracuse 4B & Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat)

ArianeGroup | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
July 5, 2023, 10 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Syracuse 4B is a French military communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space. Heinrich Hertz (H2Sat) is a small geostationary communications satellite built by OHB System and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to explore and test new broadband communications technologies.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer)

ArianeGroup | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
April 14, 2023, 12:14 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

JUICE is an ESA mission to study some of the Jupiter's moons: Ganymede, Callisto and Europa.

Heliocentric N/A
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Vega-C | Pléiades Neo 5 & 6

Avio S.p.A | ITA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 21, 2022, 1:47 a.m.
Status: Launch Failure
Mission:

Pléiades Neo 5 and 6 are the last two in a constellation of four optical high-resolution Earth observation satellites built and operated by Airbus. It is a dual purpose constellation, serving both civilian and military purposes.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Galaxy 35 & 36, MTG-I1

ArianeGroup | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 13, 2022, 8:30 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Galaxy 35, 36 are two geostationary communications satellites operated by Intelsat. MTG-I1 is the first of EUMETSAT's third generation of weather satellite.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Eutelsat Konnect VHTS

ArianeGroup | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Sept. 7, 2022, 9:45 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Eutelsat Konnect VHTS is a large geostationary high-throughput Ka-band communications satellite designed to serve Europe with a capacity of 500 Gbps.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Vega-C | LARES-2 (Maiden flight)

Avio S.p.A | ITA
Kourou, French Guiana
July 13, 2022, 1:13 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Maiden flight of the Vega-C launch vehicle, carrying the LARES-2 passive satellite. It is a 40 cm diameter sphere with laser mirrors to study the Earth gravitational field and relativistic effects. Also onboard are six European research cubesats.

Medium Earth Orbit
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Ariane 5 ECA+ | Measat-3d & GSAT 24

ArianeGroup | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
June 22, 2022, 9:50 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Measat-3d is a Malaysian geostationary communications satellite built by Airbus Space Systems. GSAT 24 is a communications satellite of the Indian Space Research Organization.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Soyuz STB/Fregat | OneWeb 13

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Kourou, French Guiana
Feb. 10, 2022, 6:09 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

A batch of 34 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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Ariane 5 ECA+ | James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

ArianeGroup | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 25, 2021, 12:20 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope developed by NASA, ESA and CSA to succeed the Hubble Space Telescope as NASA's flagship astrophysics mission. Its primary mirror, the Optical Telescope Element, is composed of 18 hexagonal mirror segments which combine to create a 6.5 m diameter mirror, considerably larger than Hubble's 2.4 m mirror. This will allow JWST to provide improved infrared resolution and sensitivity over Hubble, and will enable a broad range of investigations across the fields of astronomy and cosmology, including observing some of the most distant events and objects in the universe, such as the formation of the first galaxies.

Sun-Earth L2
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