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                                                                May 2019
                                                                • Falcon 9 Block 5 +

                                                                  July 1, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Amos-17 is a multi-band high-throughput satellite which will operate from 17°E, offering Ka-band, Ku-band, and C-Band services to users in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
                                                                • Falcon 9 Block 5

                                                                • Long March 4B

                                                                • Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat +

                                                                  June 30, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  The Meridian series of communications satellites is reported to be the replacement for all the Molniya-1T, the Molniya-3 and Molniya-3K satellite series and possibly also for the communication component of the Parus. They are launched into highly eccentric Molniya-orbits. Meridian is the highly eccentric orbit (HEO) component of the Integrated Satellite Communications System (ISSS), where they work in conjunction with the geostationary Raduga-1M (Globus-M) satellites. The bus structure is reportedly pressurized, possibly based on the Uragan-M bus. Meridian satellites carry three transponders operating in different frequency bands.
                                                                • LauncherOne +

                                                                  June 30, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.
                                                                • Pegasus XL +

                                                                  June 30, 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.
                                                                • Atlas V 551 +

                                                                  June 27, 2019 10:00:00 UTC
                                                                  This is the fifth satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) system, which is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command. It provides global, survivable, protected communications capabilities for strategic command and tactical warfighters operating on ground, sea and air platforms.
                                                                • Smart Dragon 1 +

                                                                  June 25, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  First launch of the new solid-fueled rocket by Chinarocket Co., Ltd., which is a commercial subsidiary of CASC. On this launch Smart Dragon 1 will also carry payloads for four private companies.
                                                                • Electron +

                                                                  June 25, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Rideshare mission for Spaceflight. The mission is named ‘Make it Rain’ in a nod to the high volume of rainfall in Seattle, where Spaceflight is headquartered, as well in New Zealand where Launch Complex 1 is located. Among the satellites on the mission for Spaceflight are BlackSky’s Global-4, two U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Prometheus and Melbourne Space Program’s ACRUX-1.
                                                                • Falcon Heavy +

                                                                  June 22, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  The STP-2 payload is composed of 25 small spacecraft. Included is COSMIC-2 constellation to provide radio occultation data, along with 8 cubesat nanosatellites. Other payloads include LightSail carried by the Prox-1 nanosatellite, Oculus-ASR nanosatellite, GPIM and the Deep Space Atomic Clock.
                                                                • Proton-M/Blok DM-03 +

                                                                  June 21, 2019 13:44:00 UTC
                                                                  Spektr-RG is a joint Russian-German observatory-class mission. It is intented to study the interplanetary magnetic field, galaxies and black holes.
                                                                • Ariane 5 ECA

                                                                • Rokot / Briz-KM +

                                                                  June 15, 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.
                                                                • Falcon 9 Block 5 +

                                                                  June 11, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  The Radarsat Constellation Mission is a follow-on project to RADARSAT-2 currently developed by MDA. The constellation will consist of a fleet of three spacecraft, and be both complementary and a follow-on to the upcoming deployment of the RADARSAT-2 mission. The primary purpose of the RCM is to provide C-Band data continuity for RADARSAT-2 users, as well as adding a new series of applications enabled through the constellation approach. The main uses of RCM are expected to be in the areas of: maritime surveillance (ship detection, ice monitoring, and oil spill detection), disaster management, ecosystem monitoring. The primary areas of interest are the landmass of Canada and its surrounding Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic maritime areas. The images and derived information are required to be provided to Canadian government users at frequent area coverage rates. Contrary to the earlier RadarSat missions, the imagery will not be available commercially. The spacecraft Payload will consist of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor integrated with an Automated Identification System (AIS). The SAR Payload concept is a 2-panel deployable SAR antenna of length approximately 7 meters.
                                                                • Hyperbola-1

                                                                • Long March 11 +

                                                                  June 5, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  The first sea launch of Long March 11 rocket. It carries two Jilin-1 Earth observation satellites.
                                                                • Kuaizhou-11 +

                                                                  June 1, 2019 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.
                                                                • Proton-M/Briz-M +

                                                                  May 30, 2019 17:42:00 UTC
                                                                  Yamal-601 is a geostationary communications satellite for Gazprom Space Systems.
                                                                • Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M +

                                                                  May 27, 2019 06:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite weighs 1415 kg, is equipped with 12 L-band antennas, and has an operational lifetime of 7 years.
                                                                • Falcon 9 Block 5 +

                                                                  May 24, 2019 02:30:00 UTC
                                                                  A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.