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Electron | A Data With Destiny

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Dec. 7, 2021, 12:40 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

Payload consists of two BlackSky Gen-2 high-resolution multi-spectral Earth observation satellites.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Atlas V 551 | STP-3

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 7, 2021, 9:04 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Rideshare mission with the STPSat-6 satellite and six secondary payloads for the US Air Force. STPSat-6 carries the NNSA's Space and Atmospheric Burst Reporting System-3 (SABRS-3) payload and NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) experiment.

Geostationary Orbit
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Soyuz 2.1a | Soyuz MS-20

Progress Rocket Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Dec. 8, 2021, 7:38 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz MS-20 will carry Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin as well as two tourists, a Japanese billionere Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano, to the International Space Station.

Low Earth Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Dec. 9, 2021, 6 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is a space observatory tasked with measuring the polarization of cosmic X-rays. This data will help to learn more about objects that emit these X-rays, such as black holes and neutron stars.

Low Earth Orbit B1061 - Flight Proven ( ) Just Read the Instructions
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New Shepard | NS-19

Blue Origin | USA
Corn Ranch, USA
Dec. 9, 2021, 3 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Suborbital

NS-19 is the third crewed New Shepard flight, carrying two honorary guests and four paying customers.

Suborbital NS-4 - Flight Proven ( ) Corn Ranch Landing Pad, West Texas
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Proton-M/Briz-M | Ekspress-AMU3 & AMU7

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Dec. 12, 2021, 12:09 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

The Ekspress-AMU 3 and Ekspress-AMU 7 are two communications satellite for russian domestic communication services. While the spacecraft themselves are built by russian RSCC (Kosmicheskiya Svyaz), the communication payloads are built by Thales Alenia Space. Both satellites are based on the Ekspress-1000 bus and feature 16 Ku-, 1 L- and 20 C-band transponders. They will be located at 96.5° and 145° East respectively.

Geostationary Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Türksat 5B

SpaceX | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 19, 2021, 3:58 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission:

Türksat 5B is a geostationary communications satellite. It is tasked with providing broadband telecommunication services to customers across Turkey, the Middle East and large regions of Africa.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-24

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Dec. 21, 2021, 10:06 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission: Resupply

24th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station operated by SpaceX. The flight will be conducted under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Cargo Dragon 2 brings supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support science and research investigations that occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Low Earth Orbit
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H-IIA 204 | Inmarsat-6 F1

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | JPN
Tanegashima, Japan
Dec. 21, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission:

Inmarsat-6 is the sixth generation of satellites for the London-based global mobile satellite communications operator Inmarsat. They will have a dual mission to will augment both L-band and Ka-band Global Xpress services. Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract by Inmarsat to design and develop the first two Inmarsat-6 (I-6) mobile communications satellites, creating the most versatile mobile services satellites in its fleet. The two I-6 satellites will be based on Airbus Defence and Space's Eurostar platform in its E3000e variant, which exclusively uses electric propulsion for orbit raising. The satellites will take advantage of the reduction in mass that this electric propulsion technology enables for a dual payload mission, with an exceptionally large next generation digitally processed payload. I-6 F1 and F2 will carry a large 9 m aperture L-band antenna and nine multibeam Ka-band antennas, and feature a high level of flexibility and connectivity. A new generation modular digital processor will provide full routing flexibility over up to 8000 channels and dynamic power allocation to over 200 spot beams in L-band. Ka-band spot beams will be steerable over the full Earth disk, with flexible channel to beam allocation.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Angara A5/Persey | Dummy payload

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Dec. 22, 2021, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

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


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Soyuz STB
Success
1 day, 3 hours ago
2 x Galileo
Soyuz Launch Complex - Kourou, French Guiana

Payload consists of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system.


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 4 hours ago
Starlink 4-3
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 48 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system - as well as 2 BlackSky…


Long March 3
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
ChinaSat 1D
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The FH 2 (Feng Huo 2) series are reportedly the second generation of chinese military comsats and data relay satellites. They provide both C-band and…


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Kosmos 2552 (EKS 5/Tundra 5)
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.


Kuaizhou
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Shiyan 11
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Unknown Chinese satellite reported for technology development purposes.


Soyuz 2.1b
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Uzlovoy Module (UM) "Prichal"
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The UM (Uzlovoy Module) or NM (Node Module) is a node to be added to the Russian part of the ISS complex. It is also named Prichal. UM will be deliv…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecr…


Long March 4C
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Gaofen-3 02
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen (GF) is a series of Chinese civilian remote sensing satellites for the state-sponsored program China High-definition Earth Observation System …


Astra Rocket 3
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
STP-27AD2
Launch Pad 3B - Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

Space Force test payload contracted through the Defense Innovation Unit’s Other Transaction Agreement with Astra Space.


Long March 4B
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Gaofen-11-03
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, 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), a …