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Long March 3B Beidou
1569283200 (24-Sep-2019 00:00)
[Sept. 24 / TBD]
[map] Xichang, China

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket will launch with a payload for the Beidou navigation constellation. [Sept. 11]




gk_launchSoyuz ISS 61S
1569401820 (25-Sep-2019 08:57)
[Sept. 25 / 1357 GMT (9:57 a.m. EDT)]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-15 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-FG configuration. [Aug. 5]  [#]




gk_launchProton Eutelsat 5 West B & MEV 1
1569821160 (30-Sep-2019 05:26)
[Sept. 30 / 1026 GMT (6:26 a.m. EDT)]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] An International Launch Services Proton rocket and Breeze M upper stage will launch the Eutelsat 5 West B communications satellite and the first Mission Extension Vehicle for Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. Both spacecraft are built by Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, formerly known as Orbital ATK. Eutelsat 5 West B will join Eutelsat’s communications fleet in geostationary orbit, replacing the Eutelsat 5 West A spacecraft providing digital and television services primarily in the French, Italian and Algerian markets. The MEV 1 spacecraft is the first in a series of satellite servicing vehicles for SpaceLogistics, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. MEV 1 will dock with the Intelsat 901 communications satellite and provide propulsion and attitude control functions to extend the spacecraft’s mission. Delayed from May. [Sept. 11]  [#]




northropgrummanPegasus XL ICON
1570566600 (08-Oct-2019 20:30)
[Oct. 9/10 / 0130 GMT on 10th (9:30 p.m. EDT on 9th)]
[map] L-1011, Skid Strip, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] An air-launched Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket will deploy NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite into orbit. ICON will study the ionosphere, a region of Earth’s upper atmosphere where terrestrial weather meets space weather. Disturbances in the ionosphere triggered by solar storms or weather activity in the lower atmosphere can cause disturbances in GPS navigation and radio transmissions. The mission’s staging point was changed from Kwajalein Atoll to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in mid-2018. Delayed from June 15, Nov. 14, and Dec. 8, 2017. Delayed from June 14, Sept. 24, Oct. 6, Oct. 26 and Nov. 3. Scrubbed on Nov. 7. Delayed from 1st Quarter 2019. [Sept. 11]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 Starlink 1
1571270400 (17-Oct-2019 00:00)
[NET Oct. 17 / TBD]
[map] SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the second batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 1. [Sept. 11]  [#]




northropgrummanAntares NG-12
1571665140 (21-Oct-2019 13:39)
[Oct. 21 / 1839 GMT (2:39 p.m. EDT)]
[map] Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

[*]  [vidz] A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the 13th Cygnus cargo freighter on the 12th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-12. The rocket will fly in the Antares 230 configuration, with two RD-181 first stage engines and a Castor 30XL second stage. Delayed from Oct. 1. [Aug. 12]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 Starlink 2
1572825600 (04-Nov-2019 00:00)
[NET Nov. 4 / TBD]
[map] SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the third batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 2. [Sept. 11]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 JCSAT 18/Kacific 1
1573430400 (11-Nov-2019 00:00)
[NET Nov. 11 / TBD]
[map] SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the JCSAT 18/Kacific 1 communications satellite jointly owned by SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. of Japan and Kacific Broadband Satellites of Singapore. Built by Boeing, the JCSAT 18/Kacific 1 communications satellite will provide mobile and broadband services across the Asia-Pacific region. [Sept. 11]  [#]




arianespaceAriane 5 Inmarsat 5 F5 & TBD
1574380800 (22-Nov-2019 00:00)
[Nov. 22 / TBD]
[map] ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA250, to launch the Inmarsat 5 F5 communications satellite and a co-passenger to be confirmed. Built by Thales Alenia Space, the Inmarsat 5 F5 satellite is owned by Inmarsat of London. Inmarsat 5 F5 will be the fourth satellite in Inmarsats Global Xpress network. Arianespace is expected to select and announce a co-passenger for this mission. [Sept. 11]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 SpaceX CRS 19
1575417600 (04-Dec-2019 00:00)
[Dec. 4 / TBD]
[map] Cape Canaveral, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 21st Dragon spacecraft mission on its 19th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Oct. 15. [Feb. 11]  [#]




arianespaceSoyuz CSG 1 & CHEOPS
1576540800 (17-Dec-2019 00:00)
[Dec. 17 / TBD]
[map] ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS23, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry the first COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation, or CSG 1, radar surveillance satellite for ASI, the Italian space agency. The European Space Agency’s Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite, or CHEOPS, will fly as a secondary payload on the mission. Built by Airbus Defense and Space in Spain with a Swiss-developed science instrument, CHEOPS will observe transits of planets around other stars to measure their radii. The Soyuz 2-1b (Soyuz ST-B) rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Delayed from Oct. 15 and November. [Sept. 11]  [#]




gk_launchSoyuz Progress 74P
1576800000 (20-Dec-2019 00:00)
[Dec. 20 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 74th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [Feb. 11]  [#]




arianespaceVega SSMS POC
1577750400 (31-Dec-2019 00:00)
[TBD / TBD]
[map] ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] An Arianespace Vega rocket will launch on the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof of Concept mission with 42 microsatellites, nanosatellites and CubeSats for commercial and institutional customers. This rideshare launch is the first flight of a multi-payload dispenser funded by the European Space Agency to allow the Vega rocket to deliver numerous small satellites to orbit on a single mission. Delayed from August and Sept. 10. [Aug. 12]  [#]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 Solar Orbiter
1580858820 (04-Feb-2020 23:27)
[Feb. 5/6 / 0427 GMT on 6th (11:27 p.m. EST on 5th)]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Solar Orbiter spacecraft for NASA and the European Space Agency. Built by Airbus Defense and Space, Solar Orbiter, or SolO, will travel inside the orbit of Mercury to study how the sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the vast bubble of charged particles blown by the solar wind into the interstellar medium. The rocket will fly in the 411 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, one solid rocket booster and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [June 26]  [#]




northropgrummanAntares NG-13
1581033600 (07-Feb-2020 00:00)
[Feb. 7 / TBD]
[map] Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

[*]  [vidz] A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the 14th Cygnus cargo freighter on the 13th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-13. 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 April 20. [Sept. 11]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 SpaceX CRS 20
1583020800 (01-Mar-2020 00:00)
[March 1 / TBD]
[map] Cape Canaveral, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 22nd Dragon spacecraft mission on its 20th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Oct. 15. [June 4]  [#]




gk_launchSoyuz ISS 62S
1584662400 (20-Mar-2020 00:00)
[March 20 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-16 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. [June 4]  [#]




gk_launchSoyuz Progress 75P
1586995200 (16-Apr-2020 00:00)
[April 16 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 75th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [Aug. 12]  [#]




gk_launchSoyuz Progress 76P
1594771200 (15-Jul-2020 00:00)
[July 15 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 76th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. [Aug. 23]  [#]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 Mars 2020
1594972800 (17-Jul-2020 08:00)
[July 17 / 1300-1440 GMT (9:00-10:40 a.m. EDT)]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch NASA’s Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet. After landing in February 2021, the Mars 2020 rover will study Martian geology, search for organic compounds, demonstrate the ability to generate oxygen from atmospheric carbon dioxide, and collect rock samples for return to Earth by a future mission. The rocket will fly in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Aug. 12]  [#]