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northropgrummanAntares - NG-14
1601516280 (01-Oct-2020 01:38)
[Oct. 1/2 / 0138 GMT on 2nd (9:38 p.m. EDT on 1st)]
[map] Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

[*]  [vidz] A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the 15th Cygnus cargo freighter on the 14th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-14. The rocket will fly in the Antares 230 configuration, with two RD-181 first stage engines and a Castor 30XL second stage. Moved forward from October. Delayed from Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. Moved forward from Oct. 2. Delayed from Sept. 29 by poor weather forecast. [Sept. 27]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Starlink 12
1601558220 (01-Oct-2020 13:17)
[Oct. 1 / 1317 GMT (9:17 a.m. EDT)]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 13th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceXs Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 12. Scrubbed on Sept. 17 due to recovery weather. Delayed from Sept. 27. Scrubbed on Sept. 28 by poor weather. [Sept. 28]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - GPS 3 SV04
1601602980 (02-Oct-2020 01:43)
[Oct. 2/3 / 0143-0158 GMT on 3rd (9:43-9:58 p.m. EDT on 2nd)]
[map] SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Forces fourth third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin. Delayed from October, December, May, July and August. Moved forward from Sept. 30. Delayed from Sept. 29. Delayed from Sept. 30. [Sept. 29]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - ISS 63S
1602654300 (14-Oct-2020 05:45)
[Oct. 14 / 0545 GMT (1:45 a.m. EDT)]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the residents. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. [Sept. 14]  [#]




arianespaceSoyuz - Falcon Eye 2
1602811980 (16-Oct-2020 01:33)
[Oct. 16/17 / 0133:28 GMT on 17th (9:33:28 p.m. EDT on 16th)]
[map] ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS24, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry the Falcon Eye 2 high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging payload from Thales Alenia Space, Falcon Eye 2 is the second of two surveillance satellites ordered by the UAEs military. The Soyuz 2-1a (Soyuz ST-A) rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Delayed from Oct. 15 and November. Switched from a Vega launcher after the launch failure with the Falcon Eye 1 spacecraft. Delayed from March 6, April 14, and September. [Aug. 26]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - Glonass K
1602910800 (17-Oct-2020 05:00)
[Oct. 17 / TBD]
[map] Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch a Glonass K navigation satellite. The Glonass K satellites are upgraded spacecraft for Russias Glonass positioning and timing network. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1b configuration with a Fregat upper stage. Delayed from Aug. 6 and late August. [Aug. 15]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Crew 1
1603446420 (23-Oct-2020 09:47)
[Oct. 23 / 0947 GMT (5:47 a.m. EDT)]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first operational flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea. Delayed from late September. [Aug. 14]  [#]




roscosmosAngara-A5 - Test Flight
1604379600 (03-Nov-2020 05:00)
[Nov. 3 / TBD]
[map] Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Angara-A5 rocket will launch on its second orbital test flight. Delayed from December and 2nd Quarter. [July 10]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Sentinel 6-Michael Freilich
1605037500 (10-Nov-2020 19:45)
[Nov. 10 / 1945 GMT (2:45 p.m. EST; 11:45 a.m. PST)]
[map] SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Sentinel 6A, or Jason-CS A, satellite. The satellite is also named Sentinel 6-Michael Freilich in honor of the late director of NASAs Earth science division. The satellite is a joint mission between the European Space Agency, NASA, NOAA, CNES and Eumetsat to continue the sea level data record previously collected by the Jason series of satellites. Sentinel 6A, built by Airbus Defense and Space and Thales Alenia Space in Europe, will also join the European Commissions Copernicus Earth observation satellite network. [Aug. 31]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - SpaceX CRS 21
1605416400 (15-Nov-2020 05:00)
[Nov. 15 / TBD]
[map] Cape Canaveral, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its first cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 21st mission by SpaceX conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Aug. 5 and Oct. 30. [Sept. 22]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Turksat 5A
1606712400 (30-Nov-2020 05:00)
[Nov. 30 / TBD]
[map] Cape Canaveral, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Turksat 5A communications satellite for Turksat, a Turkish satellite operator. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with significant Turkish contributions, the Turkish 5A satellite will provide Ku-band television broadcast services over Turkey, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. [Sept. 22]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - Progress 77P
1607662800 (11-Dec-2020 05:00)
[Dec. 11 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 77th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. [Aug. 31]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Transporter 1
1608094800 (16-Dec-2020 05:00)
[Dec. 16 / TBD]
[map] Cape Canaveral, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter 1 mission, a rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers. [Sept. 22]  [#]




arianespaceVega C - LARES 2
1609390800 (31-Dec-2020 05:00)
[Early 2021 / TBD]
[map] ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] An Arianespace Vega C rocket will launch the LARES 2 satellite for ASI, the Italian space agency. The spherical LARES 2 satellite is covered in laser mirrors to enable precise tracking from the ground, enabling research into geoodynamics and general relativity. This will mark the inaugural flight of Europes new Vega C rocket, featuring a more powerful first stage motor, an enlarged second stage, an improved liquid-fueled upper stage, and a new payload fairing design. Delayed from mid-2020 by coronavirus impacts. Delayed from December. [Sept. 4]  [#]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 - CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2
1609736400 (04-Jan-2021 05:00)
[NET Jan. 4 / TBD]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-082, will launch Boeings CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station. This mission was added after Boeings decision to refly the Starliners Orbital Flight Test before proceeding with the Crew Flight Test. The rocket will fly in a vehicle configuration with two solid rocket boosters and a dual-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from 3rd Quarter. [Sept. 22]  [#]




northropgrummanAntares - NG-15
1612155600 (01-Feb-2021 05:00)
[Feb. 1 / TBD]
[map] Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

[*]  [vidz] A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the 16th Cygnus cargo freighter on the 15th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-15. The rocket will fly in the Antares 230 configuration, with two RD-181 first stage engines and a Castor 30XL second stage. [Jan. 13]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - Progress 78P
1616130000 (19-Mar-2021 05:00)
[March 19 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 78th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. [Jan. 13]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Crew 2
1617080400 (30-Mar-2021 05:00)
[March 30 / TBD]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its second operational flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea. [Jan. 13]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - ISS 64S
1618030800 (10-Apr-2021 05:00)
[April 10 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the residents. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. [Jan. 13]  [#]




ulalaunchDelta 4-Heavy - NROL-44
1632974040 (30-Sep-2021 03:54)
[Sept. 30/Oct. 1 / 0354 GMT on 1st (11:54 p.m. EDT on 30th)]
[map] SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch a classified spy satellite cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The largest of the Delta 4 family, the Heavy version features three Common Booster Cores mounted together to form a triple-body rocket. Delayed from June and Aug. 26. Scrubbed on Aug. 27 by pneumatics issue. Aborted at T-minus 3 seconds on Aug. 29. Delayed from Sept. 26 by swing arm issue. Scrubbed on Sept. 28 due to weather. Scrubbed on Sept. 29 due to hydraulic leak on Mobile Service Tower retract system. [Sept. 29]  [#]