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Soyuz STA/Fregat | Falcon Eye 2

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 2, 2020, 1:33 a.m.
Status: Go for Launch
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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Starship SN8 | 15 km Flight

SpaceX | USA
SpaceX Space Launch Facility, TX, USA
Dec. 2, 2020, 11 p.m.
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Suborbital

The SN8 Starship prototype is expected to perform a first flight to an altitude of 15 km or 50,000 ft.

Suborbital SN8 - Maiden Flight SpaceX Starship Landing Pad
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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, midnight
Status: To Be Confirmed
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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Falcon 9 Block 5 | Dragon CRS-2 SpX-21

SpaceX | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Dec. 5, 2020, 4:39 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission: Resupply

SpaceX will launch the first cargo variant of its Dragon 2 spacecraft on their 21st commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The flight will be conducted under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Dragon will be filled with supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations that occur onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Low Earth Orbit B1058 - Flight Proven ( ) Unknown
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Astra Rocket 3.2 | Flight 2

Astra Space | USA
Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA
Dec. 7, 2020, 7 p.m.
Status: Go for Launch
Mission:

Astra will attempt a second test flight of Rocket 3.0 following an unsuccessful first flight

Suborbital
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Angara A5/Briz-M | Dummy payload

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center | RUS
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Dec. 11, 2020, midnight
Status: To Be Confirmed
Unknown Mission

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


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Electron | StriX-α (The Owl's Night Begins)

Rocket Lab Ltd | USA
Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Dec. 12, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Unknown Mission

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


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PSLV-XL | CMS-01 (GSAT-12R)

Indian Space Research Organization | IND
Sriharikota, Republic of India
Dec. 14, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
Status: To Be Confirmed
Mission: Communications

CMS-01, formerly also known as GSAT-12R, is an Indian telecommunications satellite.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Delta IV Heavy | NROL-44

United Launch Alliance | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 15, 2020, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Classified payload for NRO.

Low Earth Orbit #NROL44
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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | OneWeb 4

Russian Space Forces | RUS
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Dec. 17, 2020, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

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


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H-IIA
Launch Successful
2 days, 4 hours ago
JDRS-1
Yoshinobu Launch Complex - Tanegashima, Japan

JDRS-1 is a Japanese Data Relay Satellite.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
6 days, 9 hours ago
Starlink 15
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 5
Launch Successful
1 week ago
Chang'e 5
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chang'e 5 is China's robotic lunar sample return mission, which is set to bring back at least 2 kg of lunar soils and rock samples. The probe will ...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
1 week, 2 days ago
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich (Sentinel-6A; Jason-CS)
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich and Sentinel-6B make up the Sentinel-6 mission, also known as Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS), which is a pa...


Electron
Launch Successful
1 week, 4 days ago
Return to Sender
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

"Return to Sender" will loft 30 satellites to a sun-synchronous orbit at 500 km altitude for a range of customers, including TriSept, Unseenlabs, S...


Vega
Launch Failure
2 weeks ago
SEOSAT-Ingenio & Taranis
Ariane Launch Area 1 - Kourou, French Guiana

SEOSAT-Ingenio is a high-resolution optical imaging mission of Spain - the flagship mission of the Spanish space strategic plan. Its mission is dev...


Falcon 9 Block 5
Launch Successful
2 weeks, 1 day ago
SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

SpaceX's first operational flight of manned Dragon 2 vehicle.


Atlas V 531
Launch Successful
2 weeks, 3 days ago
NROL-101
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.


Long March 3
Launch Successful
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Tiantong-1-02
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Designed by the CAST Institute (China Academy of Space Technology), a subsidiary of the Chinese aerospace group CASC and specialized in spacecraft ...


PSLV-DL
Launch Successful
3 weeks, 3 days ago
EOS-01 (RISAT-2BR2)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

EOS-1 (previously known as RISAT-2BR2) is an imaging mission of ISRO using an active SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imager to provide continuity of...