Launch Update Central

Via Satellite brings you up to date information from the commercial satellite launch sector. Check this site frequently to get the latest status updates on upcoming launches.


Latest Launch


Date: Oct. 19, 2016
Rocket: Soyuz
Launch Services Provider: Russia
Payload(s): Expedition 45
Payload Manufacturer(s): RSC Energia
Operator(s): Russia
Status: Success
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Upcoming Launches


Date: Late October/early November 2016
Rocket: Atlas 5
Launch Services Provider: Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services
Payload(s): WorldView 4
Payload Manufacturer(s): Lockheed Martin
Operator(s): DigitalGlobe
Status: Last delayed from Sept. 26 due to forest fire compromising Vandenberg range availability
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Date: Nov. 1, 2016
Rocket: H2A
Launch Services Provider: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Payload(s): Himawari 9
Payload Manufacturer(s): Mitsubishi Electric
Operator(s): Japan Meteorological Agency
Status: On schedule
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Date: Nov. 16, 2016
Rocket: Atlas 5
Launch Services Provider: United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Payload(s): GOES-R
Payload Manufacturer(s): Lockheed Martin
Operator(s): NOAA
Status: Last delayed from Nov. 4 due to hurricane
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Date: Nov. 17, 2016
Rocket: Ariane 5 ES
Launch Services Provider: Arianespace
Payload(s): Four Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites
Payload Manufacturer(s): OHB Systems and SSTL
Operator(s): European Commission
Status: On schedule
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Date: Dec. 9
Rocket: H2B
Launch Services Provider: MHI
Payload(s): HTV-6
Payload Manufacturer(s):
Operator(s): JAXA
Status: Delayed from October due to the discovery of a leak in the vehicle
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Date: TBD
Rocket: Falcon 9
Launch Services Provider: SpaceX
Payload(s): 10 Iridium Next Satellites
Payload Manufacturer(s): Thales Alenia Space, Orbital ATK and other partners
Operator(s): Iridium
Status: TBD following Amos 6 loss
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Date: TBD
Rocket: Proton
Launch Services Provider: International Launch Services (ILS)
Payload(s): EchoStar 21
Payload Manufacturer(s): Space Systems Loral (SSL)
Operator(s): EchoStar
Status: Last delayed from Oct. 10
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