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Soyuz 2.1a | Soyuz MS-18

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
April 9, 2021, 7:42 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz MS-18 begins expedition 65 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei 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 | OneWeb 5

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
March 25, 2021, 2:47 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

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 2.1a/Fregat-M | CAS500-1 & rideshare

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
March 22, 2021, 6:07 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Earth Science

CAS500-1 is the first of two South Korean Earth observation satellites. These spacecraft feature the AEISS-C imaging system with a ground resolution of 0.5 m in panchromatic mode and 2 m in color mode. More than a dozen other satellites are included as secondary payloads, among them being the first spacecraft by the Catalan Space Agency.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Arktika-M No.1

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Feb. 28, 2021, 6:55 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Arktika-M ("Arctic-M") is a series of Earh observation satellites which will gather meteorological and hydrological data on polar region. Arktika-M satellites will also provide communication services for the region.

Elliptical Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1a | Progress MS-16 (77P)

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Feb. 15, 2021, 4:45 a.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

The Progress MS-16 Spacecraft will resupply the International Space Station.

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Soyuz 2.1b | Lotos-S1

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Feb. 2, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Lotos-S1 spacecraft is a part of the Liana constellation, designed for orbital electronic intelligence.

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Soyuz STA/Fregat | CSO-2

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
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.

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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 4

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Dec. 18, 2020, 12:26 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission: Communications

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

Progress Rocket Space Center | 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.

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Soyuz STA/Fregat | Falcon Eye 2

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
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.

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