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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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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:

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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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Gonets-M30, Gonets-M31, Gonets-M32

Russian Space Forces | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Dec. 3, 2020, 1:14 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with monitoring ecological and industrial objects, providing communication and data transmission services, covering also the remote areas like the Far North region.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz STA/Fregat | Falcon Eye 2

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 2, 2020, 1:33 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Falcon Eye 2 is a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging payload from Thales Alenia Space, Falcon Eye is the second of two surveillance satellites ordered by the UAE's military.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-K1

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Oct. 25, 2020, 7:08 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Navigation

Glonass-K are the third generation of satellite design for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite is unpressurized and weighs 935 kg, and has an operational lifetime of 10 years.


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Soyuz 2.1a | Soyuz MS-17

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Oct. 14, 2020, 5:45 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz MS-17 begins expedition 63 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov, Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Gonets-M27, Gonets-M28, Gonets-M29 and others

Russian Space Forces | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Sept. 28, 2020, 11:20 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with monitoring ecological and industrial objects, providing communication and data transmission services, covering also the remote areas like the Far North region. This launch also carries 22 small satellites as a rideshare payloads. These are cubesats for commercial companies such as Spire and Kepler Communications, as well as cubesats for various international universities.

Low Earth Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1a | Progress MS-15 (76P)

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
July 23, 2020, 2:26 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Resupply

The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the International Space Station.

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: Launch Successful
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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Soyuz 2.1a | Progress MS-14 (75P)

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
April 25, 2020, 1:51 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Resupply

The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the International Space Station.

Low Earth Orbit
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