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Upcoming Satellites Launches in February 2017

ISRO Upcoming Satellites in February month has three launch dates 14th, 15th and 18th. 14th day will be Telkom 3S; 15th day will be Cartosat 2D, INS-1A, INS-1B and other; 18th day will be for SpaceX CRS 10.

Upcoming Satellites On February 14th:

Upcoming Satellites:

  1. Sky Brasil 1

Upcoming Satellites: It is an operator AT&T/DIRECTV DTH satellite. DIRECTV will expand the delivery of high definition (HD), 3-D television and cinema programming throughout The Brazil. It will provide broadcasting services through up to 60 Ku-band transponders to Brazil, ensuring continuity of legacy services countrywide, at the same time expanding into new services such as HDTV. 

  1. Telkom 3S

Telkom Indonesia is the Indonesia’s satellite. Indonesia has contract with Thales Alenia Space centre. This satellite is for geostationary communications satellite replacing the Telkom 3 satellite, which was stranded in an unusable orbit.

Launch Vehicle:

Ariane 5 ECA

Launch Time: 

2139-2305GMT (4:39-6:05p.m.EST)
Launch Pad:

Spaceport, French Guiana (Guiana Space Center)

Upcoming Satellites On February 15th:

Launch Vehicle:



Cartosat 2D (high-resolution Earth observation satellite), INS-1A and INS-1B and other foreign satellites.

Launch Time: 

Approx. 0330 GMT on 15th (10:30 p.m. EST on 14th)
Launch Site: 

Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

Upcoming Satellites On February 18th:

Launch Vehicle:

Falcon 9


SpaceX CRS 10

This is a Cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station [ISS])

Launch Time: 

1501GMT (10:01a.m.EST)
Launch Pas:

LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Upcoming Satellites

Coming to March Month, this month will launch about 8 satellites in to orbit. Below are the upcoming satellites.

  1. Sentinel 2B (Earth observation satellite for the European Space Agency and the European Commission)

  2. WGS 9 (Geostationary communications spacecraft will serve U.S. military forces)

  3. SES 10 (direct-to-home TV broadcasting and other telecommunication services for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America)

  4. GSAT 9 (communications services over India and neighboring countries)

  5. IGS Radar 5 ( Information Gathering Satellite with a radar reconnaissance payload for the Japanese government)

  6. OA-7  (Cygnus cargo freighter on the seventh operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station)

  7. SGDC (X-band and Ka-band military and civil communications services for the Brazilian government and Visiona Tecnologia Espacial, a joint venture between Embraer and Telebras)

  8. Koreasat 7 (broadcasting and telecommunications services over Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and India for KTsat of South Korea)

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