Dec. 16/17 Soyuz • Pleiades 1Launch time: 0203:48 GMT on 17th (9:03:48 p.m. EST on 16th)
By the end of the year the LARES laser relativity satellite from Italy’s ASI space agency together with at least six small CubeSats and ALMASat-1 from European universities will be ready and enclosed in the fairing.
Baikonur launch for UWE-3This CubeSat project was planned as backup payload for the Vega maiden flight but is now expected to be launched from Baikonur in Q4 2012.
NET 2/29/2012 ISS-ATV-03
ATV3 Launch minus 4 months. Day 72 of the campaign – Tuesday, 8 November
Arianespace and DIRECTV announced today a new launch contract for a satellite providing services for DIRECTV Latin America. The launch will take place in 2014 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on an Ariane 5. DIRECTV has exercised an option in their multi-launch contract with Arianespace for the launch of an additional satellite that will provide services for DIRECTV Latin America. Arianespace has already been contracted to launch DIRECTV-14 and 15 within the same time frame. This new contract is the 9th signed in 2011 by Arianespace for the launch of a commercial satellite.
Metop C, to be launched in 2018
2011-11-29 ISS-ATV-03 Launch date is TBD.
Jan. 26 Vega • LARESLaunch window: 1300-1500 GMT (8:00-10:00 a.m. EST)Launch site: ELA-1, Kourou, French Guiana
MEASAT-3b will be boosted into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, during the fourth quarter of 2013.