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isroGSLV Mk.2 - GISAT 1
1618722000 (18-Apr-2021 05:00)
[April 18 / TBD]
[map] Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

[*]  [vidz] Indias Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 2 (GSLV Mk.2), designated GSLV-F10, will launch Indias first GEO Imaging Satellite, or GISAT 1. The GISAT 1 spacecraft will provide continuous remote sensing observations over the Indian subcontinent from geostationary orbit more than 22,000 miles (nearly 36,000 kilometers) above Earth. Delayed from Jan. 15, February and March 5, 2020. Delayed from March 28. [March 26]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Crew 2
1619086260 (22-Apr-2021 10:11)
[April 22 / 1011 GMT (6:11 a.m. EDT)]
[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. Delayed from March 30 and April 20. [March 5]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - OneWeb 6
1619326800 (25-Apr-2021 05:00)
[April 25 / TBD]
[map] Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia

[*]  [vidz] A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch 36 satellites into orbit for OneWeb, which is developing a constellation of hundreds of satellites in low Earth orbit for low-latency broadband communications. The Soyuz-2.1b rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. [March 26]  [#]




ulalaunchDelta 4-Heavy - NROL-82
1619413200 (26-Apr-2021 05:00)
[April 26 / TBD]
[map] SLC-6, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

[*]  [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 September. [March 26]  [#]




Long March 5B - Tianhe 1
1619672400 (29-Apr-2021 05:00)
[April 29 / TBD]
[map] Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 5B will launch Tianhe 1, the core module for a Chinese space station low Earth orbit. [March 26]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 - SBIRS GEO Flight 5
1621227600 (17-May-2021 05:00)
[May 17 / TBD]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the U.S. Space Forces fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 5, for missile early-warning detection. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters, and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [March 26]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - SXM 8
1622521500 (01-Jun-2021 04:25)
[June 1 / 0425 GMT (12:25 a.m. EDT)]
[map] SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SXM 8 satellite for SiriusXM. The satellite will replenish SiriusXMs fleet providing satellite radio programming to consumers across North America. SXM 8 was built by Maxar Technologies, and features a large unfurlable S-band reflector to broadcast radio signals to users on the ground. [March 31]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - SpaceX CRS 22
1622696400 (03-Jun-2021 05:00)
[June 3 / TBD]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its second cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 22nd mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from March and May 20. [March 31]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - Progress 78P
1624942800 (29-Jun-2021 05:00)
[June 29 / 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. Delayed from March 19. [March 9]  [#]




northropgrummanAntares - NG-16
1627794000 (01-Aug-2021 05:00)
[Aug. 1 / TBD]
[map] Pad 0A, Wallops Island, Virginia

[*]  [vidz] A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will launch the 17th Cygnus cargo freighter on the 16th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as NG-16. The rocket will fly in the Antares 230+ configuration, with two RD-181 first stage engines and a Castor 30XL second stage. Delayed from July. [March 31]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - SpaceX CRS 23
1629262800 (18-Aug-2021 05:00)
[Aug. 18 / TBD]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 23rd mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. [Feb. 23]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Inspiration4
1631682000 (15-Sep-2021 05:00)
[Sept. 15 / TBD]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the first all-private, all-civilian orbital mission, known as Inspiration4. The mission is organized to raise money for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The mission is commanded by billionaire Jared Isaacman, who will be joined by scientist and educator Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux, and mission specialist Christopher Sembroski. [March 31]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - ISS 65S
1633410000 (05-Oct-2021 05:00)
[Oct. 5 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-19 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. Delayed from Sept. 22. [March 31]  [#]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 - Lucy
1634376900 (16-Oct-2021 09:35)
[Oct. 16 / 0935 GMT (5:35 a.m. EDT)]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch NASAs Lucy spacecraft. Built by Lockheed Martin and led by the Southwest Research Institute, Lucy will fly by seven Trojan asteroids, a unique family of asteroids that orbit the sun in front of and behind Jupiter. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters, and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. [Feb. 23]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - Progress 79P
1635397200 (28-Oct-2021 05:00)
[Oct. 28 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 79th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. Delayed from Aug. 21. [March 31]  [#]




arianespaceAriane 5 - James Webb Space Telescope
1635656400 (31-Oct-2021 05:00)
[Oct. 31 / TBD]
[map] ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] Arianespace used an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA256, to launch the James Webb Space Telescope, a flagship observatory developed by NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency. JWST is the largest space telescope ever built, with a deployable mirror measuring 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) in diameter and four scientific instruments to observe the universe in infrared wavelengths. The mission will study the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets. The Ariane 5 ECA rocket will launch JWST on a trajectory toward its operating position at the L2 Lagrange point nearly a million miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth. [Feb. 23]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - IXPE
1637125200 (17-Nov-2021 05:00)
[Nov. 17 / TBD]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the NASAs Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer. IXPE exploits the polarization state of light from astrophysical sources to provide insight into our understanding of X-ray production in objects such as neutron stars and pulsar wind nebulae, as well as stellar and supermassive black holes. [Feb. 23]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - DART
1637730000 (24-Nov-2021 05:00)
[Nov. 24 / TBD]
[map] SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASAs Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission. DART is NASAs first flight demonstration for planetary defense. The mission seeks to test and validate a method to protect Earth in case of an asteroid impact threat. The mission aims to shift an asteroids orbit through kinetic impact — specifically, by impacting a spacecraft into the smaller member of the binary asteroid system Didymos to change its orbital speed. Delayed from July. [Feb. 23]  [#]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 - GOES-T
1638913200 (07-Dec-2021 21:40)
[Dec. 7 / 2140 GMT (4:40 p.m. EST)]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch GOES-T, the third next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA. GOES-T will orbit 22,300 miles above the equator to monitor weather conditions across the United States. 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. [Feb. 23]  [#]




arianespaceVega - Pliades Neo 3
1640915400 (31-Dec-2021 01:50)
[Late April / 0150 GMT (9:50 p.m. EDT)]
[map] ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] An Arianespace Vega rocket, designated VV18, will launch the Pliades Neo 3 Earth observation satellite for Airbus. Pliades Neo 3 is the first of four Pliades Neo high-resolution Earth observation satellites built, owned, and operated by Airbus. The Vega rocket will also launch multiple rideshare payloads. Delayed from February after VV17 launch failure. Delayed from late March and April 20. [March 31]  [#]




ulalaunchVulcan Centaur - Peregrine
1640926800 (31-Dec-2021 05:00)
[4th Quarter / TBD]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket will launch on its inaugural flight with the Peregrine commercial lunar lander for Astrobotic. The Peregrine robotic lander will carry multiple experiments, scientific instruments, and tech demo payloads for NASA and other customers. The Vulcan Centaur rocket will fly in the VC2S configuration with two GEM-63XL solid rocket boosters, a short-length payload fairing, and two RL10 engines on the Centaur upper stage. [Feb. 23]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Starlink V1.0-L23
1649349240 (07-Apr-2022 16:34)
[April 7 / 1634 GMT (12:34 p.m. EDT)]
[map] SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 24th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceXs Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink V1.0-L23. [March 26]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - ISS 64S
1649490120 (09-Apr-2022 07:42)
[April 9 / 0742 GMT (3:42 a.m. EDT)]
[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. [March 9]  [#]