All Launches

Time of Launch:
Monday, Dec 16 2019 1:20 AM CT
Launch Name:
Long March 3B/YZ-1 | Beidou-3 M19 & M20

Company Name:
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launchpad:
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ), Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Mission Description:
These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.
Time of Launch:
Monday, Dec 16 2019 6:10 PM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | JCSAT-18/KACIFIC-1

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
JCSAT-18/KACIFIC-1 is a joint high-throughput communications satellite for Sky Perfect JSAT Corp. of Japan and a Singapore telecommunications company Kacific. Satellite is to provide telecommunication services for users in Asia-Pacific region.
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Dec 17 2019 2:54 AM CT
Launch Name:
Soyuz STA/Fregat | CSG-1 & CHEOPS

Launchpad:
Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou/Sinnamary
Mission Description:
CSG-1 is an Earth observation satellite for Italian Space Agency. It shares the launch with ESA CHEOPS mission, which is a small satellite with a goal of measuraing radii of exoplanets.
Time of Launch:
Thursday, Dec 19 2019 9:21 PM CT
Launch Name:
Long March 4B | CBERS-4A

Company Name:
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launchpad:
Launch Complex 9, Taiyuan
Mission Description:
On April 24, 2015, China and Brazil have signed the agreement for the construction of CBERS-4A. It's a third satellite in the continuity to the CBERS program, and a sixth CBERS satellite to be constructed. The CBERS satellites enhance and complement the existing remote sensing systems in an effort to improve our knowledge about the Earth environment and resources.
Time of Launch:
Friday, Dec 20 2019 5:36 AM CT
Launch Name:
Atlas V N22 | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test (Uncrewed)

Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
This is the first test flight of Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Dec 24 2019 6:20 AM CT
Launch Name:
Proton-M/Blok DM-03 | Elektro-L No.3

Launchpad:
81/24 (81P), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Mission Description:
Elektro-L is a series of meteorological satellites developed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin. They are designed to capture real-time images of clouds and the Earth’s underlying surface, heliogeophysical measurements, collection and translating hydrometeorological and service data.
Time of Launch:
Thursday, Dec 26 2019 5:12 PM CT
Launch Name:
Rokot / Briz-KM | Gonets-M24, Gonets-M25, Gonets-M26 & Blits-M

Company Name:
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Launchpad:
133/3 (133L), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Mission Description:
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.
Time of Launch:
Thursday, Dec 26 2019 6:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Long March 5 | Shijian 20

Company Name:
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launchpad:
Wenchang, China
Time of Launch:
Monday, Dec 30 2019 6:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Soyuz 2.1a | Bars-M No. 3

Launchpad:
43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Mission Description:
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.
Time of Launch:
Monday, Dec 30 2019 6:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
LauncherOne | Test Flight

Company Name:
Virgin Orbit
Launchpad:
Mojave Air and Space Port
Mission Description:
Payload-free test flight of the LauncherOne vehicle.
Time of Launch:
Monday, Dec 30 2019 6:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

Launchpad:
Unknown Pad, Jiuquan
Mission Description:
First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.
Time of Launch:
Monday, Dec 30 2019 10:40 PM CT
Launch Name:
Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 2

Company Name:
SpaceX
Launchpad:
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
Mission Description:
A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Dec 31 2019 6:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
GSLV Mk II | GISAT-1

Company Name:
Indian Space Research Organization
Launchpad:
Unknown Pad, Sriharikota
Mission Description:
GISAT-1 is an Indian earth observation satellite to be launched in geostationary orbit. It is tasked with continuous observation of Indian sub-continent and quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster. GISAT carries an imaging payload consisting of of multi-spectral, multi-resolution from 50 m to 1.5 km. It will provide pictures of the area of interest on near real time basis including border areas.
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Dec 31 2019 6:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Long March 3B/E | APStar-6D

Company Name:
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launchpad:
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2), Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Mission Description:
APStar-6D is a commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) for satellite production and launch services. It will deliver VSAT, video distribution, Direct-to-home television and cellular backhaul to the Asia-Pacific Region.
Time of Launch:
Tuesday, Dec 31 2019 6:00 PM CT
Launch Name:
Proton-M/Blok DM-03 | Elektro-L No.4

Launchpad:
Unknown Pad, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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