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roscosmosSoyuz - Pion-NKS 1
1624597200 (25-Jun-2021 05:00)
[June 25 / TBD]
[map] Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the Pion-NKS 1 electronic intelligence-gathering satellite for the Russian military. This is the first Pion-NKS spacecraft, a new generation of reconnaissance satellites for naval surveillance. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1b configuration without an upper stage. [June 18]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Transporter 2
1624647360 (25-Jun-2021 18:56)
[June 25 / 1856-1954 GMT (2:56-3:54 p.m. EDT)]
[map] SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter 2 mission, a rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with numerous small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers. Moved up from July. [June 18]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - Progress 78P
1625009220 (29-Jun-2021 23:27)
[June 29 / 2327 GMT (7:27 p.m. EDT)]
[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. [June 7]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - OneWeb 8
1625143680 (01-Jul-2021 12:48)
[July 1 / 1248 GMT (8:48 a.m. EDT)]
[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. [June 7]  [#]




roscosmosProton - Nauka
1626369360 (15-Jul-2021 17:16)
[July 15 / 1716 GMT (1:16 p.m. EDT)]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Proton rocket will launch the Nauka laboratory module to the International Space Station. The Nauka module, or the Multipurpose Laboratory Module, will also carry the European Robotic Arm to the space station. [June 18]  [#]




arianespaceAriane 5 - Star One D2 & Eutelsat Quantum
1627362000 (27-Jul-2021 05:00)
[July 27 / TBD]
[map] ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA254, to launch the Star One D2 and Eutelsat Quantum communications satellites. Owned by the Brazilian operator Embratel Star One, the Star One D2 was built by Maxar and will deliver telecommunications, direct-to-home television services, and fast broadband to customers in South America, Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Atlantic Ocean. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite was built by SSTL and Airbus Defense and Space under the auspices of a public-private research and development project between the European Space Agency, Eutelsat and Airbus. Designed for coverage over the Middle East and North Africa, the software-defined satellite can be reprogrammed for new communications missions in orbit. Delayed from January, February, March 4, and May. [June 7]  [#]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 - CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2
1627671180 (30-Jul-2021 18:53)
[July 30 / 1853 GMT (2:53 p.m. EDT)]
[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. Delayed from Jan. 4. Moved forward from March 29, April 2 and May. [May 13]  [#]




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]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - OneWeb 9
1627880400 (02-Aug-2021 05:00)
[Aug. 2 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch 34 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. [May 13]  [#]




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]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - OneWeb 10
1629954000 (26-Aug-2021 05:00)
[Aug. 26 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch 34 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. [May 13]  [#]




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]  [#]




Atlas 5 - Landsat 9
1631768400 (16-Sep-2021 05:00)
[Sept. 16 / TBD]
[map] SLC-3E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite for NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. Built by Northrop Grumman, Landsat 9 will continue the series of Landsat images of Earth dating back nearly 50 years. 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. [June 7]




roscosmosSoyuz - OneWeb 11
1631941200 (18-Sep-2021 05:00)
[Sept. 18 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch 34 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. [May 13]  [#]




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 cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, film director Klim Shipenko, and actress Yulia Peresild. Shkaplerov will remain on the ISS for a long-duration expedition, while Shipenko and Peresild will spend about 12 days before returning on a different Soyuz spacecraft. The Soyuz MS-19 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]  [#]




Electron - CAPSTONE
1634706000 (20-Oct-2021 05:00)
[NET Oct. 20 / TBD]
[map] Launch Complex 2, Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Virginia

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch on its second mission from a new launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. The Electron rocket will carry NASAs Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, or CAPSTONE, mission to the moon. CAPSTONE will fly to the moon on Rocket Labs Photon space tug, entering a unique halo-like lunar orbit to test deep space navigation and communications in the same orbit to be used by NASAs Gateway mini-space station. [June 7]




spacexFalcon 9 - Crew 3
1634965200 (23-Oct-2021 05:00)
[Oct. 23 / TBD]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its third operational flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Thomas Marshburn, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft. A fourth crew member will be assigned at a later date. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea. Delayed from Sept. 13. [April 12]  [#]




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]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - SpaceX CRS 24
1638594000 (04-Dec-2021 05:00)
[Dec. 4 / TBD]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its fourth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 24th mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. [April 12]  [#]




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]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - ISS 66S
1638939600 (08-Dec-2021 05:00)
[Dec. 8 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft to the International Space Station on a 12-day flight with cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and space tourists Yusaku Maezawa and Yozo Hirano. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. Delayed from Sept. 22. [June 7]  [#]




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]  [#]