On March 19, 2017 at 00:18 UTC the “Delta-4M” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the WGS-9 (Wideband Global Satcom 9) military communications satellite. This new satellite is unique because Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and New Zealand paid for construction of the WGS-9 satellite in a collaborative effort to join the U.S. military’s global communications network.
On March 17, 2017 at 01:20 UTC the Japanese H-2A rocket-carrier was launched from Tanegashima Cosmodrome situated at the island located 115 km south of Kyushu. Kyushu is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands. The rocket orbited the “IGS Radar-5” radar reconnaissance satellite. Japanese government officials have not disclosed the exact capabilities of the radar spy satellite, but the radar instrument aboard the surveillance orbiter can likely resolve objects on the ground as small as a meter in size. The so-called Information Gathering Satellite, named IGS Radar 5, is Japan’s sixth radar reconnaissance satellite. Japan also flies spy satellites with electro-optical cameras, which offer sharper imagery but only in daytime and when skies are clear.
On March 16, 2017 at 06:00 UTC the " Falcon-9” rocket-carrier was launched from LP-39A of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the “EchoStar-23” commercial television broadcast satellite.
On March 7, 2017 at 01:49 UTC (on March 6, 2017 at 22:49 local time) the “Vega” rocket-carrier was launched from Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The rocket orbited the “Sentinel 2B” earth environmental observation satellite to check on the health of crops and forests from space.
On March 06, 2017 at 10:45 UTC the American Lemur-2 “Trutna” and Lemur-2 “‘TrutnaHD” mini-satellites and at 18:20 UTC the American TechEdSat-5 (TES-5, Technical and Educational Satellite) satellite were launched from the International Space Station.
On March 2, 2017, at 23:53 UTC (on March 3 at 07:53 Beijing time) the “Kaituozhe-2 (KT-2)” rocket-carrier, new launch vehicle, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, the northwest of China. The rocket orbited the “Tiankun-1” satellite. The small “TK-1 Tiankun-1” experimental satellite is the first to be developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation. TK-1 will be used for remote sensing, telecommunications and experiments in minisatellite-based technologies. The “Kaituozhe-2/Kaituo-2” launch vehicle is a three-stage solid propellant launch vehicle developed by the “CASIC Forth Bureau”. KT-2 has similar capabilities to the “Kuaizhou-1A” rocket-carrier, that was used for the first time on January 9, 2017.
On February 24, 2017 at 08:30 UTC the Russian “Progress MS-05” unmanned supply spacecraft docked to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was docked to the Russian “Pirs” module. The spacecraft delivered about 2500 kilograms of cargo for the six-member ISS crew.
On February 23, 2017 at 13:12 UTC the private U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft, the "Dragon” SpX-10 (CRS-10 flight), was successfully docked to the International Space Station. The linkup operation was carried out with the help of the giant 17-meter Canadarm. The capture with Canadarm-2 was performed by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet at 10:44 UTC. The Dragon spacecraft was maneuvered into position and attached to a berthing port on the space station's Harmony module. This docking marked the 10th time a Dragon spaceship has reached the space station, counting a demonstration flight in 2012.
On February 22, 2017 at 05:58 UTC the “Progress MS-05” unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Soyuz-U” rocket-carrier. It was the last launch of the rocket-carrier of the “Soyuz-U” version.
On February 19, 2017 at 14:39 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from LP-39A of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company. US private company SpaceX launched its "Dragon” (CRS-10 flight also known as SpX-10) unmanned spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It is the 11th successful flight of a “Dragon” spacecraft and the 10th successful flight of a “Dragon” to the ISS.