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Upcoming Missions This Year

NETJan Meridian M
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Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43
Time TBD

The Russian Defense Ministry will launch another Meridian-M satellite from Russia's Plesetsk cosmodrome in January 2020. Meridian-M is a second generation military communications satellite and has a planned operational life of about seven years.

NETJan Starlink 4
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time TBD

SpaceX is continuing its efforts to provide broadband internet access to underserved regions of the world via its "Starlink" constellation of satellites. If successful, Starlink 4 should see an additional 60 satellites sent to orbit.

Feb 5 Solar Orbiter
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Vehicle Atlas V 411
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 11:27 PM EST / 2020-02-06 04:27:00Z
Window 2 hours

Solar Orbiter, a joint NASA/ESA (European Space Agency) mission, is designed to answer questions concerning the Sun. The spacecraft is slated to launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 411 rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral. NASA’s Launch Services Program will manage the launch.

NETFeb Crew Dragon Demo 2
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Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first crewed test flight. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will fly on the Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon spacecraft will return to a splashdown at sea.

Mar 30 SSMS POC
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Vehicle Vega
Location Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time 9:00 PM GFT / 2020-03-31 00:00:00Z

This Vega rocket flight will launch several smaal satellites into orbit. among its payload are: Esail, Athena, Astrocast 1 (?10), GHGSat-C1, Lemur-2y (x TBD), PICASSO, SIMBA, DIDO-3, Royal Thai Air Force cubesat, NEMO-HD, TRISAT, FSSCat A, FSSCat B, IGOSat, PINO, QARMAN, Casaa-Sat.

NETMar GPS 3-03
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been selected launch the U.S.A.F's third generation navigation satellite for the U.S.' Global Positioning System (GPS). Built by Lockheed Martin, if the spacecraft is successfully deployed, it will become the third satellite in the constellation to be sent to orbit.

NETMar SAOCOM 1B
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM 1B satellite for CONAE, Argentina’s space agency. SAOCOM 1B is the second of two SAOCOM 1-series Earth observation satellites designed to provide radar imagery to help emergency responders and monitor the environment, including the collection of soil moisture measurements.

NETMar AEHF-6
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Vehicle Atlas V 551
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

An United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket will launch the 6th Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite for the United States Air Force. The rocket has a 5-meter diameter payload fairing, 5 strap-on solid rocket boosters, and a single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL-10C on its Centaur upper stage.

Missions No Earlier Than 2020

NET2020 Chang’e 5
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Vehicle Long March 5
Location Wenchang Space Center LA-1
Time TBD

Chang'e 5 is a Chinese robotic mission to collect at least 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of lunar soil and rock samples from Earth's moon and return them to Earth. This would be the first lunar sample return mission attempted by any nation since 1976.