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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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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Pegasus XL • ICON

Second after planned for 21st November 2016, mission of the Pegasus rocket launch system designed and developed in the late eighties by Orbital ATK. It is air-launched, three stage rocket, with optional fourth stage. With maximal payload mass of 443 kg limited only to low Earth orbit, rocket remains only operational air-launched rocket system for commercial purposes. Pegasus remains in service since 1990…
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Antares 230 • Cygnus OA-9

One from Orbital ATK in-house missions under CRS-1 contract. Antares 230 rocket with two new RD-181 engines and larger Castor 30XL second stage. Rocket will deliver Cygnus robotic cargo spacecraft with supplies for international Space Station. Orbital will utilize during this mission enhanced version of Cygnus able to deliver up to 3200 kg of payload…
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