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Upcoming Missions This Year

NETAug Apstar 6D
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Vehicle Long March 3B
Location Xichang Satellite Launch Center LA-2
Time TBD

A China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology-produced Long March 3B rocket has been selected to launch the Apstar 6D communications satellite. APT Mobile Satcom Ltd., the spacecraft's operator, is based out of Hong Kong and plans to use Apstar 6D's capabilities to provide Internet services across Asia.

NETAug Geo-IK 2
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Vehicle Rokot
Location Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 133
Time TBD

A Rockot vehicle booster equipped with a Breeze KM upper stage has been tasked with launching the GEO-IK 2 satellite. The spacecraft is equipped to study Earth's gravitational field as well as geodetic features. Once on orbit it will also gather data on Earth's tides and our gravitational speed. The GEO-IK-2 mission marks the first flight of the launch vehicle this year (2019) and the 33rd flight of the rocket to date.

Sep 11 HTV 8
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Vehicle H-IIB
Location Tanegashima Space Center Pad 2
Time 6:33 AM JST / 2019-09-10 21:33:00Z

A Japanese H-2B rocket will launch the eighth H-2 Transfer Vehicle. The HTV serves as an automated cargo vehicle to deliver equipment and supplies to the International Space Station.

NETSep 15 Eutelsat 5 West B
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Vehicle Proton-M (Commercial)
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-200
Time TBD

EUTELSAT 5 West B will be launched in 2019, replacing the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite currently operating at 5° West. This new digital resource will primarily address broadcast markets in France, Italy and Algeria

NETSep 25 Soyuz MS-15
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Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time TBD

Soyuz MS-15 will bring the Expedition-61 crew (Oleg Skripochka and Jessica Meir) to ISS. The 3rd crew member onboard is Hazza Al Mansouri from the United Arab Emirates, he will make a 10 day trip to ISS and land with the Soyuz MS-12 crew (minus Koch, who will stay on ISS).

NETNov Shijian 20
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Vehicle Long March 5
Location Wenchang Space Center LA-1
Time TBD

A Chinese Long March 5 rocket will launch the Shijian 20 communications satellite which will replace the Shijian 18 satellite lost in a launch failure in 2017.

Missions No Earlier Than 2019

NET2019 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.