Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is launching a communications satellite to Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) for Inmarsat, the leading satellite communications company. This satellite, I-6 F1, is the first of two in the I-6 series of satellites, and is different from previous satellites operated by Inmarsat. This satellite will operate in both the L-band and Ka-band.
ExPace, a division of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), launched the Shiyan-11 technology demonstration satellite on a Kuaizhou-1A rocket. The satellite is now in Low Earth Orbit.
China is sending Jilin-1, an Earth observation satellite, and three others, to a Sun-synchronous orbit on a Long March 2D rocket.