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                                                                August 2018
                                                                • Ariane 5 ECA

                                                                • Minotaur I +

                                                                  October 1, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
                                                                • GSLV Mk III +

                                                                  October 1, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  GSAT-29 is a geostationary communications satellite developed by ISRO. GSAT-29 carries Ka x Ku multi-beam and optical communication payloads.
                                                                • Falcon 9 Block 5 +

                                                                  October 1, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the eighth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium® NEXT.
                                                                • Zenit 3SLB +

                                                                  October 1, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Lybid is a geostationary telecommunications satellite for Ukraine. Lybid is planned be located at 48 degrees East and have a service lifetime of 15 years.
                                                                • Rokot / Briz-KM +

                                                                  October 1, 2018 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.
                                                                • H-IIA

                                                                • LauncherOne +

                                                                  September 30, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  NASA's signed a Venture Class Launch Services contract with Virgin Orbit to launch 13 cubesats into polar orbit.
                                                                • Falcon 9 Block 5 +

                                                                  September 28, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  The SAOCOM 1A spacecraft is the first of the two SAOCOM constellation satellites. It is tasked with hydrology and land observaion, and will also operate jointly with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation in X-band to provide frequent information relevant for emergency management.
                                                                • Delta IV Heavy +

                                                                  September 26, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
                                                                • Pegasus XL +

                                                                  September 24, 2018 08:00:00 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.
                                                                • Kuaizhou-1A +

                                                                  September 20, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  CentiSpace-1 S1 is a Chinese commercial small satellite of unknown purpose, possibly a prototype of an earth observation satellite.
                                                                • Delta II 7420-10 +

                                                                  September 15, 2018 12:46:00 UTC
                                                                  ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite 2) is a NASA Earth observation mission for measuring ice sheet elevation and sea ice freeboard, as well as land topography and vegetation characteristics.
                                                                • PSLV XL +

                                                                  September 15, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  The NovaSAR-S spacecraft carries a radar imaging instrument, and the mission was developed in partnership between the British government and the British satellite manufacturer SSTL. The SSTL-S1 satellite, also built by SSTL, is a high-resolution optical Earth observation satellite identical to three DMC3/TripleSat reconnaissance craft launched in 2015. Beijing-based 21AT will lease imaging capacity on the SSTL-S1 satellite. There are also several secondary payloads.
                                                                • H-IIB 304 +

                                                                  September 10, 2018 22:32:00 UTC
                                                                  Uncrewed cargo resupply mission to International Space Station.
                                                                • Ariane 5 ECA +

                                                                  September 7, 2018 21:56:00 UTC
                                                                  Azercosmos-2/Intelsat-38 is a geostationary telecommunications satellite. As the name suggests, satellite will be used jointly by Azercosmos and Intelsat. Horizons-3e, also known as IS-H3e, is a high throughput geostationary communications satellite ordered by Horizons Satellite, a joint venture of Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT Group. The spacecraft is designed and manufactured by Boeing on the Boeing-702MP platform.
                                                                • LauncherOne +

                                                                  August 31, 2018 00:00:00 UTC
                                                                  X-Ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) is a replacement for the Hitomi satellite that malfunctioned few weeks after the launch. Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) is a lunar probe that will target a landing on a small crater in Mare Nectaris, an area located near the moon’s equator on the side facing Earth.
                                                                • Falcon 9 Block 5 +

                                                                  August 26, 2018 03:33:00 UTC
                                                                  Telstar 18 VANTAGE, or Telstar 18V, is a communications satellite built by Space Systems Loral for the canadian satellite operator Telesat. The satellite is to be provide coverage to the Asia Pacific region.
                                                                • Long March 3B / YZ-1

                                                                • Vega +

                                                                  August 22, 2018 21:20:09 UTC
                                                                  ADM-Aeolus is an Earth observation satellite build by Airbus Defense and Space for ESA. Its goal is to directly observe wind profiles from space on a global scale and provide data that could improve weather forecasting and advance understanding of atmospherics dynamics and climate. The Aeolus satellite weighs around 1366 kg and will fly in low sun-synchronous orbit at about 400 km altitude. There it will be monitoring weather around the world for 3 years.