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                                                                December 2018
                                                                • LauncherOne +

                                                                  January 1, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.
                                                                • Soyuz 2.1a +

                                                                  January 1, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Bars-M is the second incarnation of the Bars project, which was started in the mid 1990ies to develop a successor for the Komtea class of area surveillance satellites. The original Bars project was halted in the early 2000s. In 2007, TsSKB-Progress was contracted for Bars-M, for which reportedly the Yantar-based service module was replaced by a new developed advanced service module. The Bars-M satellites feature an electro-optical camera system called Karat, which is developed and built by the Leningrad Optical Mechanical Association (LOMO), and a dual laser altimeter instrument to deliver topographic imagery, stereo images, altimeter data and high-resolution images with a ground resolution around 1 meter.
                                                                • Electron

                                                                • Soyuz STB/Fregat

                                                                • Ariane 5 ECA

                                                                • Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M

                                                                • Falcon 9 Block 5

                                                                • Ariane 5 ECA

                                                                • Rokot / Briz-KM +

                                                                  January 1, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Geo-IK-2 is a Russian geodesy mission to deliver precise three-dimensional maps of the Earth’s surface and gravitational data for use in scientific studies and military applications. Using GLONASS for accurate positioning data, the 1400kg satellite will operate in a 1000km polar orbit.
                                                                • Rokot / Briz-KM +

                                                                  January 1, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  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. Gonets-M satellites share the ride with the Blits-M microsatellite, which is a geodesic satellite tasked with determining precise orbit parameters for GLONASS satellites.
                                                                • Pegasus XL +

                                                                  January 1, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is a NASA mission to study Earth's thermosphere and ionosphere and the connection between space weather and weather on our planet. Mission is planned to last for two years.
                                                                • Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat +

                                                                  December 27, 2018 02:07:00 UTC
                                                                  Kanopus-V is a series of Russian Earth observation satellites. They are used for real-time monitoring of natural and man-made emergencies, detecting forest fires, monitoring of land and water resources.
                                                                • Kuaizhou-1A

                                                                • Long March 3C +

                                                                  December 25, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  TJS 3 (Tongxin Jishu Shiyan) is a Chinese geostationary communications technology test satellite.
                                                                • Proton-M/Briz-M +

                                                                  December 21, 2018 00:15:00 UTC
                                                                  The third of four Blagovest communication satellites. It is a high throughput communications satellite used for high speed internet services, TV, radio broadcasting and voice/video networking.
                                                                • GSLV Mk II +

                                                                  December 19, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  GSAT-7A is a geostationary communications satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
                                                                • Soyuz STA/Fregat +

                                                                  December 18, 2018 16:37:00 UTC
                                                                  The CSO 1 satellite is the first of three new-generation high-resolution optical imaging satellites for the French military, replacing the Helios 2 spy satellite series.
                                                                • Falcon 9 Block 5 +

                                                                  December 18, 2018 14:10:00 UTC
                                                                  GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known as "tranche") of GPS III satellites. This program will improve position, navigation, and timing services for the warfighter and civil users worldwide and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability.
                                                                • Electron +

                                                                  December 13, 2018 04:00:00 UTC
                                                                  NASA's signed a Venture Class Launch Services contract with Rocket Lab to launch 10 cubesats as a part of CubeSat Launch Initiative Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program.
                                                                • Delta IV Heavy +

                                                                  December 11, 2018 04:15:00 UTC
                                                                  Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.