Launch Date: January 9-10, 2018 Launch Window: TBA Launch Vehicle: Long March 2D Launch Operator: CALT Launch Site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center Payload: GaoJing-3 & 4 (SuperView) Satellite Type: Commercial Earth Observation A Chinese Long March 2D will launch the third and
|Launch Date:||January 9-10, 2018|
|Launch Vehicle:||Long March 2D|
|Launch Site:||Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center|
|Payload:||GaoJing-3 & 4 (SuperView)|
|Satellite Type:||Commercial Earth Observation|
A Chinese Long March 2D will launch the third and fourth GaoJing satellites to join the commercial SuperView Earth Observation Constellation inaugurated in December 2016 with the launch of the first two satellites. Operated by Siwei Star Co. Ltd, the operational constellation will consist of 16 optical-imaging satellites with a 0.5-meter ground resolution, four optical satellites achieving a resolution better than 0.5m, four Very-High-Resolution X-Band radar satellites and multiple Micro Video and Hyperspectral satellites to deliver a variety of data products.
The Gaojing satellites each weigh in at 560 Kilograms and are based on the CAST-3000B satellite platform which enables the satellites to support highly agile image collection through rapid re-orientation maneuvers.
Launch Date: March 1, 2018 Launch Window: 10:01 UTC Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 541 (AV-077) Launch Operator: United Launch Alliance Launch Site: SLC-41 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Payload: GOES-S (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) Payload Type: Meteorology Payload Operator: NASA/NOAA A United Launch
|Launch Date:||March 1, 2018|
|Launch Window:||10:01 UTC|
|Launch Vehicle:||Atlas V 541 (AV-077)|
|Launch Operator:||United Launch Alliance|
|Launch Site:||SLC-41 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida|
|Payload:||GOES-S (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)|
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the GOES-S weather satellite for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as the second in an upgraded generation of Geostationary Meteorological Satellites, delivering critical data for weather now- and forecasting. Built by Lockheed Martin, the 5,200-Kilogram satellite hosts the Advanced Baseline Imager capturing 16-channel imaging and atmospheric sounding data, a Lightning Mapper, space environment sensors and solar instruments – delivering all necessary parameters for terrestrial and space weather assessments. Two active GOES satellites are required for coverage of the entire contiguous United States and the Atlantic and Pacific Regions of interest for U.S. weather forecasting.
🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Atlas V 541
🛰 Payload Overview: GOES R, S, T, U
(Thursday) 10:01 UTC