Confirmed launches

Falcon 9 • Paz

Paz is first Spain radar observation satellite designed in Spain. Manufactured by Astrium España by agreement signed in 2008 with Hisdesat. It will be equipped with X-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and will provide data from radar earth observation for Spanish military forces (Spanish Ministry of Defense remains also one of major founders of the project). Hisdesat will be main…
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H-IIA • IGS Optical-6

IGS Optical 6 is the third generation optical reconnaissance satellite for Cabinet Satellite Information Center. Satellite will support Japan Self-Defense Forces.
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Falcon 9 • Hispasat 30W-6

SpaceX will launch Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite for Madrid-based Hispasat. Satellite will provide various communications services over Europe, North Africa and the Americas.
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Atlas V • GOES-S

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will deliver to orbit GOES-S, the second after GOES-R next-generation geostationary weather satellite. Created as a joint effort of NASA and NOAA satellite will spend following 10 years 36000 km  above the equator to monitor weather conditions across the USA.
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Soyuz-ST-B • O3b-F4

Soyuz-ST-B equipped with Fregat upper stage will deliver to orbit communications satellite from Guiana Space Center. This flight (VS-18) will be  flight for Arianespace in 2018. O3b-F4 is communications satellite operated by O3b Networks offering broadband satellite internet for developing countries.
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Long March 3B • Apstar-6C

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will deliver to orbit commercial communications satellite to provide video broadcast, VSAT connectivity and cellular backhaul services over the Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia for APT Satellite.
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Ariane 5 • DSN-1 & Hylas 4

Arianespace will launch Ariane 5 ECA with intelligence DSN-1 satellite and Hylas-4 communications satellites under the payload fairing. DSN-1 built by MELCO is delayed from mid 2016 when satellite was damaged during delivery process to Guiana. Hylas-4 communication satellite was made by Orbital ATK for Avanti Communication. It will cover with its range Africa, Europe and…
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GSLV Mk II • GSAT-6A

ISRO GSLV rocket will deliver to orbit during  GSLV-F08 mission GSAT-6A. Satellite will provide S-band communications services with its onboard 6-meter unfurlable antenna.Satellite weighs 2117 kg and was built by ISRO on I-IIK satellite bus. It will operate fo rat least 9 years.
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Atlas V • AFSPC-11

United Launch Alliance with their flagship Atlas V (551) will realize next mission for U.S. Air Force.  Rocket in 551 configuration will use 5 m wide payload fairing, five SRB boosters and single RL-10A engine installed in Centaur upper stage. As far as the main payload was not unveiled, we know that secondary payload will…
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