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roscosmosSoyuz ISS 62S
1586401500 (09-Apr-2020 03:05)
[April 9 / 0805 GMT (4:05 a.m. EDT)]
[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. Delayed from March 20. [March 6]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz Progress 75P
1587772800 (25-Apr-2020 00:00)
[April 25 / TBD]
[map] Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

[*]  [vidz] A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 75th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. Delayed from April 16. [Dec. 30]  [#]




Falcon 9 GPS 3 SV03
1588118400 (29-Apr-2020 00:00)
[April 29 / ]
[map]

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s 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. [Feb. 16]




Atlas 5 USSF 7/OTV-6
1589932800 (20-May-2020 00:00)
[May 20 / ]
[map]

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the USSF 7 mission, formerly known as AFSPC 7, for the U.S. Space Force. The mission’s primary payload is the X-37B, a spaceplane also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, on the program’s sixth mission. The rocket will fly in the 501 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from December. [April 3]




H-2B HTV 9
1589977800 (20-May-2020 12:30)
[May 20 / 1730 GMT (1:30 p.m. EDT)]
[map] Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2B rocket will launch the ninth H-2 Transfer Vehicle. The HTV serves as an automated cargo vehicle to deliver equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. [April 3]




arianespaceVega SEOSat-Ingenio & Taranis
1592611200 (20-Jun-2020 00:00)
[June 20 / 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. [March 4]  [#]




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]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz Progress 76P
1595462400 (23-Jul-2020 00:00)
[July 23 / TBD]
[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. [Dec. 30]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz ISS 63S
1602633600 (14-Oct-2020 00:00)
[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
1604016000 (30-Oct-2020 00:00)
[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 C LARES 2
1609372800 (31-Dec-2020 00:00)
[Mid-2020 / 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 Europe’s 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. [Dec. 30]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 SAOCOM 1B
1609438860 (31-Dec-2020 18:21)
[TBD / 2321 GMT (7:21 p.m. EDT)]
[map] Cape Canaveral, Florida

[*]  [vidz] A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM 1B satellite for CONAE, Argentina’s space agency. SAOCOM 1B is the second of two SAOCOM 1-series Earth observation satellites designed to provide radar imagery to help emergency responders and monitor the environment, including the collection of soil moisture measurements. Delayed from 4th Quarter of 2019, January and February. This mission was originally scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Delayed from March 30 due to coronavirus pandemic. [March 25]  [#]