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Electron - Pics Or It Didnt Happen
1593810780 (03-Jul-2020 21:13)
[July 3 / 2113-2203 GMT (5:13-6:03 p.m. EDT)]
[map] Launch Complex 1, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch on its 13th flight on a rideshare mission. The Electron rocket will carry the CE-SAT-IB Earth-imaging satellite for Canon Electronics, five SuperDove Earth observation CubeSats for Planet, and the Faraday 1 CubeSat for In-Space Missions. Rocket Lab nicknamed the launch Pics Or It Didnt Happen. [June 23]




spacexFalcon 9 - Starlink 9/BlackSky Global
1594224000 (08-Jul-2020 16:00)
[July 8 / Approx. 1600 GMT (12 p.m. EDT)]
[map] LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the tenth batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceXs Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 9. Two Earth observation microsatellites for BlackSky Global, a Seattle-based company, will launch as rideshare payloads on this mission. Moved forward from June 24. Delayed from June 23, June 25 and June 26. [June 30]  [#]




H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission
1594759860 (14-Jul-2020 20:51)
[July 14 / 2051:27 GMT (4:51:27 p.m. EDT)]
[map] Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch the Emirates Mars Mission for the United Arab Emirates. The Emirates Mars Mission, also called Hope, is a Mars orbiter that was developed by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai in partnership with the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado. [May 18]




Minotaur 4 - NROL-129
1594789200 (15-Jul-2020 05:00)
[July 15 / TBD]
[map] Pad 0B, Wallops Island, Virginia

A U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman Minotaur 4 rocket will launch a classified spy satellite cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Delayed from 4th Quarter 2019, Feb. 15 and March 31. [May 9]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 - Mars 2020
1595424900 (22-Jul-2020 13:35)
[July 22 / 1335-1535 GMT (9:35-11:35 a.m. EDT)]
[map] SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch NASAs Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet. After landing in February 2021, the Mars 2020 rover, named Perseverance, 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. Delayed from July 17 and July 20. [June 24]  [#]




Long March 5 - Tianwen 1
1595480400 (23-Jul-2020 05:00)
[July 23 / TBD]
[map] Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 5 rocket will launch the Tianwen 1 mission to attempt Chinas first landing on Mars. The robotic mission includes an orbiter and a mobile rover to explore the surface of Mars. [June 18]




roscosmosSoyuz - Progress 76P
1595514360 (23-Jul-2020 14:26)
[July 23 / 1426 GMT (10:26 a.m. EDT)]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 76th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. Delayed from July 15. [June 18]  [#]




roscosmosProton - Express 80 & Express 103
1596085200 (30-Jul-2020 05:00)
[July 30 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Proton rocket and Block DM upper stage will launch the Express 80 and Express 103 communications satellites for the Russian Satellite Communication Company. Express 80 and Express 103 will provode fixed and mobile communications, digital television and radio broadcasting, high-speed Internet access and data transmission services across Russia. The satellites are built by ISS Reshetnev in Russia, with communication payloads supplied by Thales Alenia Space from Europe. Delayed from March 30 and May. [May 9]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - SXM 7
1596256020 (01-Aug-2020 04:27)
[Aug. 1 / 0427 GMT (12:27 a.m. EDT)]
[map] Cape Canaveral, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SXM 7 satellite for SiriusXM. The satellite will replace the XM 3 satellite in SiriusXMs fleet providing satellite radio programming to consumers across North America. SXM 7 was built by Maxar Technologies, and features a large unfurlable S-band reflector to broadcast radio signals to users on the ground. [May 9]  [#]




LauncherOne - ELaNa-20
1597381200 (14-Aug-2020 05:00)
[NET Aug. 14 / TBD]
[map] Cosmic Girl (Boeing 747), Mojave Air and Space Port, California

A Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket will launch on its second flight after dropping from a modified Boeing 747 carrier jet. The flight will be conducted under contract to NASAs Venture Class Launch Services Program, carrying 14 CubeSats to orbit for NASA field centers, U.S. educational institutions and laboratories on the ELaNa-20 rideshare mission. Delayed from Aug. 1, Sept. 1, November, Dec. 1, mid-February and July 1. [May 23]




arianespaceVega - SEOSat-Ingenio & Taranis
1598245200 (24-Aug-2020 05:00)
[Aug. 24 / TBD]
[map] ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] An Arianespace Vega rocket, designated VV17, will launch the SEOSat-Ingenio Earth observation satellite and the Taranis scientific research satellite for Spanish and French customers. The SEOSat-Ingenio Earth-imaging satellite is managed by the Spanish Center for Development of Industry Technology, an arm of the Spanish government, in partnership with the European Space Agency. Airbus Defense and Space built the SEOSat-Ingenio spacecraft. The Taranis spacecraft, developed by the French space agency CNES, will study the transfers of energy between the Earth atmosphere and the space environment occurring above thunderstorms. Delayed from June by coronavirus concerns. [June 18]  [#]




ulalaunchDelta 4-Heavy - NROL-44
1598418000 (26-Aug-2020 05:00)
[Aug. 26 / TBD]
[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. [May 9]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Crew 1
1598763600 (30-Aug-2020 05:00)
[Aug. 30 / TBD]
[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. [May 27]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - ISS 63S
1602651600 (14-Oct-2020 05:00)
[Oct. 14 / TBD]
[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. [Dec. 30]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - SpaceX CRS 21
1604034000 (30-Oct-2020 05:00)
[Oct. 30 / 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. [March 5] NovemberFalcon 9 - Sentinel 6A  [#]




arianespaceVega - SSMS POC
1609379460 (31-Dec-2020 01:51)
[TBD / 0151:10 GMT (9:51:10 p.m. EDT)]
[map] ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] An Arianespace Vega rocket, designated VV16, will launch on the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof of Concept mission with around 50 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, Sept. 10 and February. Delayed from March 23 due to coronavirus outbreak. Delayed from June 18 due to unfavorable high-altitude winds. Scrubbed on June 27 and June 28 by high-altitude winds. [June 28]  [#]




arianespaceVega C - LARES 2
1609390800 (31-Dec-2020 05:00)
[December / 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. [May 18]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - GPS 3 SV03
1625082900 (30-Jun-2021 19:55)
[June 30 / 1955-2010 GMT (3:55-4:10 p.m. EDT)]
[map] SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Forces third third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin. The Air Force previously planned to launch the second GPS 3-series satellite on this mission. Delayed from October, December, January and March. [June 2]  [#]