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Electron | Don't Stop Me Now

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
June 11, 2020, 4:43 a.m.
Status: Go
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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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink-8

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 13, 2020, 1 a.m.
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

A batch of 60 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.


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Long March 3B | Beidou-3 G3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
June 15, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Navigation

This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a phased array antenna for navigation signals and a laser retroreflector and additionally deployable S/L-band and C-band antennas.


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Soyuz 2.1a | Bars-M No. 3

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
June 15, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Bars-M is the second incarnation of the Bars project, which was started in the mid 1990ies to develop a successor for the Komtea class of area surveillance satellites. The original Bars project was halted in the early 2000s. In 2007, TsSKB-Progress was contracted for Bars-M, for which reportedly the Yantar-based service module was replaced by a new developed advanced service module. The Bars-M satellites feature an electro-optical camera system called Karat, which is developed and built by the Leningrad Optical Mechanical Association (LOMO), and a dual laser altimeter instrument to deliver topographic imagery, stereo images, altimeter data and high-resolution images with a ground resolution around 1 meter.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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GSLV Mk II | GISAT-1

Indian Space Research Organization | IND
Sriharikota, Republic of India
June 15, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Earth Science

GISAT-1 is an Indian earth observation satellite to be launched in geostationary orbit. It is tasked with continuous observation of Indian sub-continent and quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster. GISAT carries an imaging payload consisting of of multi-spectral, multi-resolution from 50 m to 1.5 km. It will provide pictures of the area of interest on near real time basis including border areas.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
June 15, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.

Low Earth Orbit
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Long March 3B/E | APStar-6D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
June 16, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

APStar-6D is a commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) for satellite production and launch services. It will deliver VSAT, video distribution, Direct-to-home television and cellular backhaul to the Asia-Pacific Region.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Long March 2D | Gaofen-9-03

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
June 17, 2020, 7:18 a.m.
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Vega | SSMS POC

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
June 19, 2020, 1:51 a.m.
Status: Go
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

The Vega POC (Proof Of Concept) flight will be the first mission of the SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service), a modular carbon fiber dispenser, a program initiated by ESA in 2016, with the contribution of the European Commission. For all the European partners involved, its purpose is to address the burgeoning institutional and commercial small spacecraft market with a new rideshare concept. Payload includes dozens of satellites: Athena, ION CubeSat Carrier, ESAIL, NEMO-HD, GHGSat C1, six Flock-v cubesats, several Lemur-2 cubesats, twelve SpaceBEE nanosats, FSSCat A & B, RTAF-Sat, DIDO 3, IGOSat, PICASSO, PINO, PIXL, QARMAN, SIMBA, TRISAT, Casaa-Sat, TTÜ100, and more.


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Starship SN5 | 150m Hop

SpaceX | USA
SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
June 20, 2020, 11 a.m.
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

The Starship SN5 first flight will likely be a 150m 'hop' from SpaceX's South Texas Launch Site in Boca Chica Village.

Sub-Orbital
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Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 day, 14 hours ago
Starlink 7
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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


Long March 2D
Success
5 days, 6 hours ago
Gaofen-9-02
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
5 days, 20 hours ago
SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2)
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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 missio...


Long March 11
Success
6 days, 19 hours ago
XJS-G & XJS-H
Unknown - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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


LauncherOne
Failure
1 week, 3 days ago
Launch Demo
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.


Soyuz 2.1B
Success
2 weeks ago
EKS 4 (Tundra 4) (Kosmos 2546)
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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


H-IIB
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Kounotori 9 (HTV-9)
Osaki Y LP2 - Tanegashima, Japan

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 ...


Atlas V 501
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
OTV-6 (X-37B) (USSF-7)
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

It is the sixth flight of the X-37B program. United States Air Force Orbital Test Vehicle is built by Boeing. It's an unmanned 5000 kg, 8.8 m-long ...


Kuaizhou
Success
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Xingyun-2 01, 02
Launch Area 4? - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Xingyun-2 01 and 02 are the first two satellites of the planned low Earth orbit constellation being built by Xingyun Satellite company, whichi is a...


Long March 5B
Success
1 month ago
Maiden Flight
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

This is the maiden flight of Long March 5B rocket, which is to be used for delivering modules for China's new space station. This launch is also th...