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Atlas 5 - Landsat 9
1632766260 (27-Sep-2021 18:11)
[Sept. 27 / 1811 GMT (2:11 p.m. EDT; 11:11 a.m. PDT)]
[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. Delayed from Sept. 16 by liquid oxygen shortage. Delayed from Sept. 23. [Sept. 20]




Epsilon - RAISE 2
1632962880 (30-Sep-2021 00:48)
[Sept. 30/Oct. 1 / 0048-0059 GMT on 1st (8:48-8:59 p.m. EDT on 30th)]
[map] Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

A Japanese Epsilon rocket will launch the Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 2, or RAISE 2, technology demonstration satellite for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Eight smaller rideshare payloads will also be on this launch. [Aug. 23]




roscosmosSoyuz - ISS 65S
1633424100 (05-Oct-2021 08:55)
[Oct. 5 / 0855 GMT (4:55 a.m. EDT)]
[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. [Sept. 20]  [#]




roscosmosSoyuz - OneWeb 11
1634187600 (14-Oct-2021 05:00)
[Oct. 14 / 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. Delayed from Sept. 18. [Sept. 20]  [#]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 - Lucy
1634376840 (16-Oct-2021 09:34)
[Oct. 16 / 0934 GMT (5:34 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]  [#]




KSLV 2 - Test Flight
1634792400 (21-Oct-2021 05:00)
[Oct. 21 / TBD]
[map] Naro Space Center, South Korea

A South Korean KSLV 2 rocket will launch on its first orbital launch attempt. The Korea Space Launch Vehicle 2, or Nuri, rocket was developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute. The first KSLV 2 mission will carry a dummy payload. [Sept. 20]




arianespaceAriane 5 - SES 17 & Syracuse 4A
1634878800 (22-Oct-2021 05:00)
[Oct. 22 / TBD]
[map] ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA255, to launch the SES 17 and Syracuse 4A communications satellites. Built Thales Alenia Space, the SES 17 communications satellite will provide internet connectivity to airline passengers over the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean for SES of Luxembourg. The Syracuse 4A spacecraft, also built by Thales Alenia Space, will provide communications services for the French military. [Sept. 10]  [#]




H-2A - QZS 1R
1635040800 (24-Oct-2021 02:00)
[Oct. 24/25 / 0200-0300 GMT on 25th (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT on 24th)]
[map] Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch a replacement satellite for Japans Quasi-Zenith Satellite System, which provides regional navigation services over the Asia-Pacific Region. The QZS 1R satellite, built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp., will replace the aging QZS 1 satellite launched in 2010. [Sept. 10]




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]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - Crew 3
1635656400 (31-Oct-2021 05:00)
[Oct. 31 / 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 and Oct. 23. [July 27]  [#]




arianespaceSoyuz - Galileo 27 & 28
1637543220 (22-Nov-2021 01:07)
[Nov. 22/23 / 0107:49 GMT on 23rd (8:07:49 p.m. EST on 22nd)]
[map] ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

[*]  [vidz] An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designed VS26, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry two Galileo full operational capability satellites for Europes Galileo navigation constellation. The Soyuz-2.1b (Soyuz ST-B) rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Delayed from mid-2021 and September. [Sept. 20]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - DART
1637650680 (23-Nov-2021 06:58)
[Nov. 23/24 / 0658 GMT (1:58 a.m. EST; 10:58 p.m. PST)]
[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. [July 27]  [#]




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]  [#]




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]  [#]




spacexFalcon 9 - IXPE
1639371600 (13-Dec-2021 05:00)
[Dec. 13 / 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. Delayed from Nov. 17. [Sept. 20]  [#]




arianespaceAriane 5 - James Webb Space Telescope
1639803600 (18-Dec-2021 05:00)
[Dec. 18 / 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. Delayed from Oct. 31 and November. [Sept. 10]  [#]




ulalaunchVulcan Centaur - Peregrine
1640926800 (31-Dec-2021 05:00)
[Early 2022 / 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. [July 13]  [#]




ulalaunchAtlas 5 - GOES-T
1641677580 (08-Jan-2022 21:33)
[Jan. 8 / 2133-2333 GMT (4:33-6:33 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. Delayed from Dec. 7. [Aug. 5]  [#]