Hyperspectral 01 and 02 is a commercial remote sensing satellite built by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. for Wenchang Aerospace Supercomputing Big Data Industry Cluster Project. The satellite has three main functions: optical remote sensing, ship AIS message reception, and on-orbit AI processing.
Delta IV Heavy | NROL-71
A classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
Epsilon | RAPIS-1 & others
A rideshare mission to launch experimental microsats and cubesats. Main payload is RAPIS-1 (RAPid Innovative payload demonstration satellite 1), which will test several new technologies in space.
Falcon 9 Iridium-8
Long March 3B / ChinaSat-2D
Long March 3C / TJS-3
Falcon 9 GPS IIIA-1
Soyuz-STA Fregat / CSO-1A
Arianespace Soyuz-2 rocket will launch the CSO-1 mission on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 4:37 PM (UTC).
GSLV MK II / GSAT-7AAn
ISRO GSLV-II rocket will launch the GSAT-7A mission on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM (UTC).
VCLS / ELaNa XIX
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket launched the VCLS / ELaNa XIX ("This One’s For Pickering") mission on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:33 AM (UTC).
Chang'e 4 Lander/Rover
A China Long March 3B rocket launched the Chang'e 4 Lander/Rover mission on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6:23 PM (UTC).
A China Long March 2D rocket launched the SaudiSAT-5A/5B mission on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:12 AM (UTC).
Falcon 9 Block 5 / SPX CRS-16
SpaceX will launch the Dragon spacecraft on their 15th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.
Ariane 5 ECA / GSAT-11 & Geo-KOMPSAT-2A
GSAT-11 is based on the new I-6K Bus and carry 40 transponders in the Ku-band and Ka-band frequencies. GEO-KOMPSAT 2A is a South Korean geostationary meteorological satellite developed by KARI. The satellite will be used for weather and space weather observation.
Falcon 9 Block 5 | Spaceflight SSO-A
Falcon 9 Block 5 | Spaceflight SSO-A Dedicated rideshare launching payloads into sun-synchronous orbit. Payloads include ORS-6, EU:CROPIS, STPSat-5, BlackSky Global-1 to -4, HawkEye Pathfinder 1-3, Iceye, NEXTSat-1, 2 SkySats, Centauri II, and a Flock of Doves.
HysIS (Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer) is a small Indian earth observation satellite developed by ISRO. The primary goal of HysIS is to study the earth’s surface in visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is launched along with 30 small satellites and cubesats for international companies.
Antares 230 / Cygnus CRS NG-10
This is the eleventh planned flight of the Northrop Grumman uncrewed resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its tenth flight to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.
Long March 3B / YZ-1 | Beidou-3 M17 & Beidou-3 M18
These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system
Soyuz-FG / Progress MS-10
The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the International Space Station.
Falcon 9 Block 5 / Es'Hail 2
Es'hail 2 is a communications satellite operated by a Qatar based company. The satellite will operate at 26 degrees East longitude along a geostationary orbit to provide direct-to-home television services in the Middle East and North Africa region.
GSLV MK III / GSAT-29
GSAT-29 is a geostationary communications satellite developed by ISRO. GSAT-29 carries Ka x Ku multi-beam and optical communication payloads. The GSAT-29 is designed for a mission life of 10 years.
Electron / It's Business Time
Electron's first commercial launch will feature two Lemur-2 cubesats for Spire Global, a single cubesat for GeoOptics, a NABEO drag sail demonstrator for High Performance Space Structure Systems, an IRVINE01 cubesat from the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program, and two Proxima cubesats from Fleet Space Technologies.
Soyuz STB / Fregat MetOp-C
MetOp is a series of three polar orbiting meteorological satellites developed by the European Space Agency (ESA).
Soyuz 2.1B / Fregat-M Glonass-M
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.
Long March 3B / BeiDou-3 G1Q
BeiDou-3 G1Q will be heading for a Geosynchronous Orbit. This will be the first of the Beidou-3 satellites that will be in an equatorial orbit and not inclined 55 degrees like the other satellites in the constellation.
H-IIA / KhalifaSat & GOSAT-2
KhalifaSat is a Earth observation satellite for the UAE and is the first satellite to be built in the clean rooms of the Dubai government’s space science and research facility. GOSAT-2 (Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite 2) is a successor to GOSAT.
Long March 2C / CFOSAT
CFOSAT (Chinese-French Oceanography Satellite) will monitor the ocean surface winds and waves and to provide information on related ocean and atmospheric science and applications.
Zhuque-1 / Weilai-1 (Future-1)
Not much is known about the satellite Weilai-1 (Future-1) other than it is operated by China Central Television (CCTV) and is intended to carry out scientific experiments and perform Earth observation. Weilai-1 is expected to operate in sun-synchronous orbit for two years.