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Launches 2016

Date Launcher Launch Site Notes
Satellite (Alternative Names) Orbit Notes
February
delayed H-2A Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan  
Astro-H (NeXT)   X-ray observatory
16 February Rokot / Briz-KM Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Sentinel 3A LEO earth observation satellite
24 February Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
SES 9 GEO commercial communication satellite
26 February Soyuz-2.1a / Fregat-M    
Kanopus-V-1K N1 (Kanopus-V N2)    
Lanbmapper BC 1/2    
SatByul    
Zond    
Zvezda    
February – March Long March 3B/G2    
Chinasat 16 (ZX 16)   commercial communication satellite
February – March Long March 2D    
QUESS (Quantum Experiments at Space Scale)    
February Soyuz-2.1b    
Resurs-P N3    
February Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Uragan-M / Glonass-M MEO Russian navigation satellite
March
9 March Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Eutelsat 65 West A GEO commercial communication satellite
10 March PSLV-XL Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
IRNSS 1F   Indian navigation satellite
14 March Proton M / Briz M Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
ExoMars (Trace Gas Orbiter, EDM) Martian probe to Mars
18 March Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz MS-1 ISS 46S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
19 March Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz TMA-20M ISS 46S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
22 March Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
OA-6 Cygnus CRS-05 (ORB-5) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
31 March PSLV-XL Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
IRNSS 1G   Indian navigation satellite
31 March Soyuz-U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress MS-2 (ISS 63P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
April
1 April Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-8 (Dragon CRS-8) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-08)
BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) LEO inflatable space station module that will be launched inside the Dragon spacecraft, attached to the ISS and then inflated to provide an additional module on the ISS
LONESTAR Mission 2 LEO    
12 April Soyuz STBF CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Sentinel 1B LEO synthetic aperture radar (SAR) earth observation satellite
ESA cubesat LEO    
MicroSCOPE LEO    
Norsat 1 LEO    
23 April Proton-M / Briz-M P4 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
ISDLA 2 (Intelsat 31, Intelsat DLA 2) GEO commercial communication satellite
25 April Soyuz-2.1a / Volga Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia  
Mikhailo Lomonosov (MVL-300) LEO astronomy satellite
AIST 2 LEO    
Kontact-Nanosputnik LEO    
30 April Long March 4B    
Aleph 1 1/2 (NuSat 1/2)    
April Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
ABS 2A GEO commercial communication satellite
Satmex 9 (Eutelsat 117 West B) GEO commercial communication satellite
April PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
Cartosat 2C   earth observation satellite
IMS 1B LEO  
NEMO-AM (Nanosatellite for Earth Monitoring and Observation – Aerosol Monitoring) LEO nanosatellite to measure the aerosol content of the atmosphere
SRE 2 (Space Capsule Recovery Experiment) LEO demonstration of the recovery of a capsule from orbit
April Falcon 9 v1.1FT    
Formosat 5 (ARGO, NSPO) LEO  
Arkyd 6 LEO  
BlackSky Pathfinder 1/2 LEO  
Canyval-X 1/2 LEO  
CNUSail 1 LEO  
EcAMSat (E. coli AntiMicrobial Satellite) LEO biological cubesat (6U) which will investigate whether microgravity affects the antibiotic resistance of E coli
eXCITe (PTB 1) LEO  
Fox 1C LEO  
ISARA (Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna) LEO technology cubesat (3U) that will demonstrate high bandwidth communications
KAUSAT 5 LEO  
Nayif 1 (FUNcube 5) LEO  
OCSD B/C (IOCPS) LEO  
SIGMA (KHUSAT 3) LEO  
skCUBE LEO  
STEP Cube Lab LEO  
April Dnepr-1 Dombarovsky, Russia  
Iridium-NEXT F1 LEO commercial communication satellite
Iridium-NEXT F2 LEO commercial communication satellite
April Rokot / Briz KM    
Sentinel 5 Precursor LEO  
April Long March 2D      
SJ 10      
May
5 May Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
MUOS 5 GEO military communication satellite
12 May Delta 4 Heavy Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
NROL-37    
May Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Amos 6 GEO commercial communication satellite
May Ariane 5 CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
BRIsat GEO commercial communication satellite
EchoStar 18 GEO direct broadcasting satellite
May Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Intelsat 32e GEO commercial communication satellite
May Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
JCSat 14 GEO commercial communication satellite
May Soyuz-2.1b Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress M-UM (ISS 06R) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
May Long March 2F / G    
Shenzhou 11    
May Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-9 (Dragon CRS-9) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-9)
IDA 2 LEO    
May Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Star One D1 GEO commercial communication satellite
June
21 June Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz MS-1 ISS 47S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
24 June Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
NROL-61    
25 June Proton Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Echostar 21 (EchoStar T2, Terrestar 2) GEO commercial communication satellite
26 June Long March 7   first flight
     
30 June Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M    
Tundra 12L    
June      
Biarri-Squad   3 satellites
July
4 July Soyuz-2.1a Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress MS-3 (ISS 64P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
21 July Delta 4 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
AFSPC 6 GEO US military communication satellite
27 July Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
SBIRS-GEO 3 GEO US early warning satellite
July GSLV-II    
GSAT 3DR (Insat 3DR)    
July – September Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Intelsat 33e   commercial communication satellite
July – September Neptune 3   first flight
Lunar Bullet    
July Antares 230 Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA  
OA-5 Cygnus CRS-06 (ORB-6) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
July Vega CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
PeruSat 1 LEO Peruvian military optical surveillance satellite
SkySat 4 to 7 LEO four commercial earth observation satellites
July – September PSLV    
PlanetiQ    
July PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
Scatsat 1    
July Rokot / Briz KM    
Sentinel 2B LEO earth observation satellite
July – September Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Uragan-M / Glonass-M MEO Russian navigation satellite
July – September Falcon Heavy    
ViaSat 2   commercial communication satellite
August
15 August Falcon 9 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-10 (Dragon CRS-10) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-10)
August      
ASTERIA    
August Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Intelsat 36 GEO commercial communication satellite
August Falcon 9 v1.1FT Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
Iridium-NEXT F3 to F12 LEO 10 commercial communication satellites
September
3 September Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
OSIRIS-REx interplanetary asteroid sample return mission
15 September Atlas 5 Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
WorldView-4 (GeoEye 2) LEO commercial earth imaging satellite
23 September Soyuz-2.1a Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz MS-2 ISS 48S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
28 September Delta 4M+ (5,4) Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
WGS 8 GEO US military communications satellite
September Falcon Heavy Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA first flight
     
September Long March 5   first flight
     
September Long March 2C    
CSES 1 (Earthquake Electromagnetism Monitor)    
September Long March    
LJ 1    
September Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
SGDC 1    
September Minotaur-C Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
Skysat 8 – 13 LEO  
October
14 October Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
GOES-R GEO meteorological satellite
17 October Pegasus XL Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
CYGNSS   8 satellites which will use GPS signals to investigate the growth of tropical cyclones
20 October Soyuz U Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Progress MS-4 (ISS 65P) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
October – December Ariane 5 CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Al Yah 3    
October – December Proton M / Briz M P4 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Asiasat 9 GEO commercial communication satellite
October – December Proton M / Briz M Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Blagovest N11    
October Falcon Heavy    
COSMIC 2-1 to 2-6 (Formosat 7A to 7F) LEO  
Cygnus LEO  
FalconSat 6 LEO  
GPIM LEO  
LightSail B LEO  
Nanosat 7 LEO  
NPSAT 1 LEO  
Oculus-ASR LEO  
OTB (DSAC) LEO  
Prox 1 LEO  
SET 1 LEO  
SSTE 4 LEO  
October – December Proton M / Blok DM3 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Elektro-L N3   meteorological satellite
October – December Neptune 5   first flight
Enclosure    
M2M2SKY    
NCKU    
Synergy Moon    
October – December Falcon 9 v1.1 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Es'hail 2    
October Ariane 5ES CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Galileo FM13, FM14, FM15, FM16 MEO 4 navigation satellites
October – December Vega CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Goturk 1 LEO Turkish military reconnaissance satellite
October – December Falcon 9 v1.1 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Griffin Lunar Lander to moon lunar lander
Andy to moon lunar rover
Moonraker to moon lunar rover
Tetris to moon lunar rover
October – December PLS    
GSAT 11S    
October – December Long March 4B    
Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT)    
October – December Falcon Heavy    
Hellas-Sat 3 (EuropaSat) GEO commercial communication satellite
October H-2B Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan  
HTV-6 (H-II Transfer Vehicle) LEO Japanese unmanned cargo vehicle to the International Space Station
October – December H-2A Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan  
IGS Radar 5 LEO sun synchronous Japanese military radar imaging satellite
October Falcon 9 v1.1FT Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
Iridium-NEXT F13 to F22 LEO 10 commercial communication satellites
October – December Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
NBN 1B GEO commercial communication satellite
October – December Falcon Heavy Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA  
STPSat 5    
October – December Ariane 5 CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Telkom 3S    
October      
TRV 1    
October – December Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat-M Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia  
Uragan-M / Glonass-M MEO Russian navigation satellite
November
10 November Atlas V Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
Echostar 19 (Jupiter 2) GEO commercial communication satellite
16 November Soyuz FG Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Soyuz MS-3 ISS 49S LEO manned transport vessel to the International Space Station
November      
Buccaneer Risk Mitigation Flight    
November Ariane 5ECA CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
Hispasat AG1 GEO commercial communication satellite
November Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SAOCOM 1A    
December
1 December Atlas 5 Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA  
NROL-79 (Intruder 12A/12B)    
8 December GSLV-II    
SAARC    
15 December Atlas 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  
AEHF 4 GEO military communication satellite
15 December Falcon 9 v1.1FT Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA  
SpX-11 (Dragon CRS-11) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station (Dragon CRS-11)
30 December Long March 3B/E Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China  
Chinasat 9A (DFH-4, Sinosat 4, Xinnuo 4, ZX 9A)   commercial communication satellite
December Falcon 9 v1.2 Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA  
Dragon V2 F1 (SpX-DM1) LEO uncrewed flight
December Long March 2D    
GJ 1, GJ 2    
December GSLV-III Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
GSAT 19E    
December PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
HySIS    
December Soyuz-2.1b    
Labirint 11    
December Soyuz-2.1b / Fregat Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan  
Meteor M N2-2 LEO sun synchronous Russian meteorological satellite
Ionosfera 2 LEO sun synchronous    
SKA LEO sun synchronous  
SKA LEO sun synchronous  
December Antares 230 Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, USA  
OA-7 Cygnus CRS-07 (ORB-7) LEO unmanned cargo transport to the International Space Station
14-BISAT LEO  
Aalto 2 LEO  
ANUSAT 2 LEO  
Aoxiang 1 LEO  
BeEagleSat LEO  
BUSAT 1 LEO  
DELFI 1/2 LEO  
DeltaDsat LEO  
DragSail-CubeSat LEO  
DUTH LEO  
EntrySat LEO  
ExAlta 1 LEO  
GAMASAT LEO  
HAVELSAT LEO  
Hoopoe LEO  
i-INSPIRE II LEO  
InflateSail LEO  
KPI-SAU 1 LEO  
LilacSat 1 LEO  
LINK LEO  
LituanicaSAT 2 LEO  
Nano-JASMINE LEO  
NJUST 1 LEO  
NUDTSat LEO  
GMS-SA LEO  
OGMS-SA LEO  
Pegasus LEO  
PHOENIX LEO  
PICASSO LEO  
QARMAN LEO  
QB-Colombia LEO  
QBITO LEO  
QBUS 1/2/3/4 LEO  
RIOSAT LEO  
RoBiSAT 1/2 LEO  
SamSat LEO  
SAT_IP2 LEO  
SIMBA LEO  
SNUSAT 1 LEO  
SOMP2 LEO  
SpaceCube LEO  
STU 1 LEO  
SUSat LEO  
UCLSat LEO  
UNSW-EC0 LEO  
UPSat LEO  
URSA MAJOR LEO  
VZLUsat 1 LEO  
X-CubeSat LEO  
YUsend-QB50 LEO  
ZA-AeroSat LEO  
ZJU CubeSat LEO  
December PSLV Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India  
Resourcesat 2A    


Launches 2017

Date Launcher Launch Site Notes
Satellite (Alternative Names) Orbit Notes
January
27 January Ariane 5 CSG Kourou, French Guiana  
BeppiColombo    
January – March Lynx Mk III   first flight
     
January – March Neptune 5    
27U Team Synergy Moon Spacecraft    
January – March Angara-A5 / DM-03    
AngoSat    
Energia 100    
January – March      
FF 1    
January – March PLS    
GSAT 17    
January – March Delta II    
JPSS 1    
January – March Long March 3B /G2 Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China  
SupremeSat 3    

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