Ariane 5 ECA+ | Galaxy 30, MEV-2 & BSAT-4B

August 14, 2020 21:33:00 UTC

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Galaxy 30, MEV-2 & BSAT-4B

for Communications

Galaxy-30 is a geostationary communications satellite for Intelsat. Satellite is built by Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS) and is planned to provide video distribution and broadcast services to customers in North America. Galaxy 30 satellite is launched in tandem with MEV-2 vehicle. MEV-2, which stands for Mission Extension Vehicle-2, is the second servicing mission by NGIS. MEV-2 will rendezvous and dock with the Intelsat 1002 satellite in early 2021. Then, MEV-2 will use its own thrusters and fuel supply to control the satellite’s orbit, thereby extending its useful lifetime. Another passenger of the flight is the BSAT-4b satellite for the Japanese operator BSAT. BSAT-4b will serve as a back-up for BSAT-4a satellite, launched in 2017. BSAT-4b will provide Direct-to-Home television services and is expected to operate for at least 15 years.

Date

Mission

Provider

Location

Ariane 5 ECA+ | Galaxy 30, MEV-2 & BSAT-4B

Arianespace

Kourou, French Guiana

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Starlink 10

SpaceX

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Delta IV Heavy | NROL-44

United Launch Alliance

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Falcon 9 Block 5 | SAOCOM 1B

SpaceX

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-K1

Russian Space Forces

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Soyuz 2.1a | Bars-M No. 3

Russian Space Forces

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Electron | STP-27RM

Rocket Lab Ltd

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Astra Rocket 3.1 | Maiden Flight

Astra Space

Pacific Spaceport Complex, Alaska, USA

Electron | Return To Flight (Payload unknown)

Rocket Lab Ltd

Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Atlas V 531 | NROL-101

United Launch Alliance

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Vega | SSMS POC

Arianespace

Kourou, French Guiana

Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)

SpaceX

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Gonets-M27, Gonets-M28, Gonets-M29

Russian Space Forces

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Sirius SXM-7

SpaceX

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Falcon 9 Block 5 | GPS III SV04

SpaceX

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Antares 230+ | Cygnus CRS-2 NG-14

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Delta IV Heavy | NROL-82

United Launch Alliance

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA

Vega-C | 2 x Pléiades Neo

Arianespace

Kourou, French Guiana

H-IIA | Inmarsat-6 F1

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Tanegashima, Japan