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spacexFalcon 9 Starlink 6-39
1708750800 (24-Feb-2024 05:00)
[ February 24 / Approx. 4:59-9:30 p.m. EST (2159-0230 UTC)]
[map] SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz]  A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch another batch of 23 second-generation Starlink V2 Mini internet satellites. The Falcon 9s first stage booster will land on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. Updated: February 20   [#]




spacexFalcon 9 Crew 8
1709269200 (01-Mar-2024 05:00)
[ March 1 / 12:04 a.m. EST (0504 UTC)]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz]  A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the programs 13th flight with astronauts. The Falcon 9s first stage booster will return to land at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps along with Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin will launch on a Crew Dragon spacecraft to begin a six-month expedition on the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea off the coast of Florida. Delayed from Feb. 22 and 28. Updated: February 16   [#]




Electron ‘Owl Night Long’
1709960400 (09-Mar-2024 05:00)
[ NET March 9/10 / TBD]
[map] Pad B, Launch Complex 1, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch a dedicated mission for Japan Earth-imaging satellite company, Synspective. The launch of the StriX-3 satellite is the fourth launch in a multi-launch agreement following ‘The Owls’ Night Begins’ in December 2020, ‘The Owl’s Night Continues’ in February 2022 and ‘The Owl Spreads its Wings’ in September 2022. This will be Rocket Lab’s third Electron launch of 2024 and its 45th to date. Updated: February 20




Electron NROL-123
1710910800 (20-Mar-2024 05:00)
[ NET March 20 / TBD]
[map] Launch Complex 2, Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch its first mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from Launch Complex 2 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The NROL-123 mission, also known as ‘Live and Let Fly,’ was booked as part of the NRO’s Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket (RASR) contract. It will launch a classified payload to orbit. Updated: February 21




roscosmosSoyuz Soyuz MS-25
1710997200 (21-Mar-2024 05:00)
[ March 21 / 4:21 p.m. MSK (9:21 a.m. EDT, 1321 UTC)]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz]  A Russian government Soyuz rocket will the crewed Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft to the International Space Station. The mission will carry Russian commander Oleg Novitsky, Belarusian flight engineer Marina Vasilevskaya, and NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson into orbit for a long-duration flight on the space station. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. The Soyuz will dock at the Prichal module about three hours after liftoff. On its return trip, it will bring back Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub. Updated: February 05   [#]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 CST-100 Starliner Crew Flight Test
1713762000 (22-Apr-2024 05:00)
[ NET April 22 / TBD]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz]  A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-085, will launch Boeings CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its first mission with astronauts, known as the Crew Test Flight, to the International Space Station. The capsule will dock with the space station, then return to Earth to landing in the Western United States. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will fly on the mission. The rocket will fly in a vehicle configuration with two solid rocket boosters and a dual-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from August and 1st Quarter of 2020. Delayed from mid-2020 after Boeing decision to refly the Orbital Flight Test. Delayed from early 2021, June 2021, and late 2021. Delayed from late 2022 to implement fixes on the Starliner spacecraft after OFT-2. Delayed from April 2023 and July 21, 2023. Updated: February 21   [#]




spacexFalcon Heavy GOES U
1714453200 (30-Apr-2024 05:00)
[ NET April 30 / TBD]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz]  A SpaceX Falcon Heavy will launch the fourth and final satellite of the next-generation series of geostationary weather satellites for NASA and NOAA. GOES-U will orbit 22,300 miles above the equator to monitor weather conditions across the United States. The satellite will be renamed GOES-19 once it reaches its operational orbit. Updated: February 08   [#]




Long March 2C SVOM
1719205200 (24-Jun-2024 05:00)
[ June 24 / TBD]
[map] Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

A Chinese Long March 2C rocket will launch the Space-based multi-band astronomical Variable Objects Monitor (SVOM) spacecraft. The satellite is a dual Franco-Chinese mission, which is “dedicated to the study of the most distant explosions of stars, the gamma-ray bursts.” There are four main instruments on board, two of which are French and two which are Chinese. The spacecraft will be launched to a 625-km Earth orbit and will operate for at least three years with an option to extend for another two years beyond that. Delayed from late 2023. Updated: January 28




ulalaunchVulcan Centaur Dream Chaser 1
1735621200 (31-Dec-2024 05:00)
[ NET April / TBD]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz]  A United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket will launch on its second demonstration flight with Sierra Spaces Dream Chaser cargo vehicle for the International Space Station. The Dream Chaser is a lifting body resupply spacecraft that will launch on top of a rocket and land on a runway. This will be the Dream Chasers first flight to space. The Vulcan Centaur rocket will fly in the VC4L configuration with four GEM-63XL solid rocket boosters, a long-length payload fairing, and two RL10 engines on the Centaur upper stage. Delayed from August 2022, December 2023 and January 2024. Updated: December 13   [#]




spacexFalcon 9 Starlink 7-15
1740200400 (22-Feb-2025 05:00)
[ February 22/23 / Approx. 8:02 p.m. - 12:24 a.m. PST (11:02 p.m. - 3:24 a.m. EST, 0402-0824 UTC)]
[map] SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

[*]  [vidz]  A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch another batch of 22 Starlink internet satellites from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E). The Falcon 9s first stage booster will land on the droneship Of Course I Still Love You in the Pacific Ocean. Delayed from Feb. 21. Updated: February 21   [#]