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This page shows the completed space launches from around the globe. Since 15/7/2020. Dates and times are given in Indian Standard Time.

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Launch Time: 6:32 PM IST (8:02 AM EST)

Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,015.

Launch Time: 12:57 PM IST(1:27 AM EST)

Launch Site: LC-1A,Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.

Rocket Lab launches the “Another One Leaves The Crust” mission for OHB Group of Europe.

Launch Time: 9:55 PM IST( 11:25 AM EST)

Launch Site: LC-3, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan Province, China

China launched the third Tiantong-1 communications satellite.

Launch Time: 1:10 AM IST( 2:40 PM EST)

Launch Site: Mojave Air and Space Port, California.

Virgin Orbit will launch 10 small satellites as part of a NASA program to engage students with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This will be the second flight of the LauncherOne rocket and the first to hopefully reach orbit after the main engine shutdown shortly after ignition on the first orbital flight in May 2020.

Launch Time: 10:49 PM IST (12:19 PM EST)

Launch Site: West Texas Launch Site, Texas

Blue Origin launched a suborbital test flight using their New Shepard rocket and crew capsule. The flight tested new astronaut experience upgrades in the capsule for upcoming tourist flights.

Launch Time: 7:45 AM IST(9:15 PM EST/Jan 6)

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Space Force Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch a joint military and civilian communications satellite for Turkey. This is the first scheduled spaceflight, orbital or suborbital, of 2021.

Launch Time: 10:12:07 PM IST(11:42:07 AM EST)

Launch Site: ELS-Guiana Space Center – Kourou, French Guiana

Europe’s Arianespace corporation and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency will launch the CSO-2 French military satellite using a modified Soyuz rocket from South America.

Launch Time: 7:30 PM IST(9:00 AM EST)

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch a classified NRO satellite. This mission was kept completely secret until a month before the targeted launch.

Launch Time: 5:56 PM IST (7:26 AM EST)

Launch Site: Site 1SS, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Tsiolkovsky, Amur Oblast, Russian Federation

Arianespace and Starsem will launch the fourth round of OneWeb space-based internet satellites. This marks a return to launch operations after OneWeb filed bankruptcy in March 2020 and was then bought by the British government and Bharti Enterprises in July 2020.

Launch Time: 3:41 PM IST(5:11 AM EST)

Launch Site: Second launch pad, Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

ISRO will launch CMS-01 a communication satellite envisaged for providing services in Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum.

Launch Time: 12:30 AM IST

Launch Site: LP-3B, Pacific Spaceport Complex, Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA

Astra will launch their Rocket 3.2 vehicle on an orbital flight test. This follows a previously “unsuccessful, successful” orbital attempt earlier this year where the rocket failed shortly after launch but provided important flight performance information to Astra.

Launch Time: 2:30 PM IST

Launch Site: LC-1A, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Rocket Lab launches “The Owl’s Night Begins” mission for Synspective of Japan. The only satellite on the flight will be StriX-α, the first of two test satellites for an eventual 30-StriX-satellite constellation.

Launch Time: 11:20 AM IST

Launch Site: Site No. 35/1 – Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia.

Russia will launch their new heavy-lift Angara A5 rocket on its second test flight. The rocket will take a payload simulator into Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

Launch Time: 11:00 PM IST

Launch Site: SLC-40, Kennedy Space Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch the SXM-7 radio satellite for SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The is the first satellite since the two companies merged in 2008 that will be able to broadcast both Sirius and XM content.

Launch Time: 8:54 PM IST

Launch Site: Spaceport America, New Mexico, USA

Virgin Orbit will launch the first crewed spaceflight from New Mexico on their VSS Unity rocket-powered spaceplane. The two-person crew, including a former NASA astronaut, will pilot the half-hour suborbital flight that will carry science payloads for NASA.

Launch Time: 6:39 AM IST

Launch Site: SLC-37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

ULA Delta IV heavy rocket will launch a classified NROL-44 satellite for US National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch Time: 4:15 AM IST

Launch Site: Boca Chica, Texas

SpaceX will perform a suborbital, 12.5 kilometer test flight of Starship. This will be the first test of the new control flaps and the “belly flop” fall toward the landing pad. The SuperHeavy booster will not be used.

Launch Time: 9:47  PM IST

Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch 21st cargo resupply mission to the space station. This mission will mark the first flight of the new Dragon 2 capsule in its cargo only cconfiguration

Launch Time: 9:25 AM IST

Launch Site: LC-3, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan Province. China

China launches the semi-classified Gaofen 14 Earth observation satellite.

Launch Time: 6:44:36 AM IST

Launch Site: Site No. 4/3 – Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Russia launches three Gonets-M civilian communications satellites for the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Launch Time: 7:03:28 AM IST

Launch Site: ELS – Guiana Space Center – Kourou, French Guiana

Europe’s Arianespace corporation will use a Russian Soyuz rocket to launch the Falcon Eye-2 satellite for the United Arab Emirates from South America.

Launch Time: 12:45 PM IST

Launch Site: LA-Y1 — Tanegashima Space Center – Japan

Japan will launch a joint military/civilian data relay satellite.

Launch Time: 7:43 AM IST

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink satellites. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 955.

Launch Time: 1:25 AM IST

Launch Site: LC – 1, Wechang Spacecraft Launch Site, China

China will launch the Chang’e 5 sample return mission to the Moon. This will be the first lunar sample return since 1976 and will make China the 3rd nation to return a portion of the Moon back to Earth.

Launch Time: 10:47 PM IST

Launch Site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

SpaceX will launch a joint U.S./European ocean monitoring satellite. Sentinel 6A will measure sea-level height to within 1 centimeter accuracy.

Launch Time: 7:50 AM IST

Launch Site: LC-1A, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Rocket Lab will launch a 30 satellite rideshare mission for the United States, New Zealand, and France. One payload will raise money for the Starship Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, California, based on the number of people who watch the launch’s livestream.

Launch Time: 7:22:20 AM IST

Launch Site: ELV- Guiana space center – Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will launch the French-led TARANIS and Spanish SEOSat-Ingenio Earth observation satellites into orbit. SEOSat-Ingenio will be Spain’s first optical imaging satellite.

Launch Time: 5:57 AM IST

Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch their first operational crew rotation mission to the ISS.

Launch Time: 3:43 AM IST

Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

ULA Atlas V – 531 rocket will launch a classified NROL-101 satellite for US National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch Time: 9:29 PM IST

Launch Site: LC – 3, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan Province,  China

China will launch second Tiantong-1 Communication satellite

Launch Time: 3:02 PM IST

Launch Site: First launch pad, Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India

Indian Space Research Organisation will launch the RISAT 2BR2 Earth remote sensing and observation satellite into orbit.

Launch Time: 8:48 AM IST

Launch Site: LC-16, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China

China will launch 10 NuSat small satellites for Argentina.

Launch Time: 4:54 AM IST

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Air Force Station Florida

SpaceX will launch the fourth GPS III satellite for US government.

Launch Time: 2:44 AM IST

Launch Site: LC-1A, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Rocket Lab will launch 10 Earth observation satellites on their 15th Electron mission, named “In Focus.” The satellites belong to Planet (9) and Cannon Electronics (1). Both companies had nearly identical satellites on the failed Electron mission in July 2020.

Launch Time: 8:45 PM IST

Launch Site: LC-3 – XICHANG SATELLITE LAUNCH CENTER, SICHUAN PROVINCE, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHIN

China will launch a new Yaogan-30 reconnaissance satellite for civilian and military use.

Launch Time: 12:38:42 AM IST

Launch Site: Site no. 43/3 – Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Roscosmos will launch the GLONASS-K1 No.15L military and civilian navigation satellite.

Launch Time: 9:01 PM IST

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink satellites. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 895.

Launch Time: 5:55 PM IST

Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink satellites. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 835.

Launch Time: 11:14 AM IST

Launch Site: Site no. 31/6 – Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia

Roscosmos will launch 3 new crew members to the Space Station.

Launch Time: 7:05 PM IST

Launch Site: West Texas Launch Site, Texas

Blue Origin will launch a suborbital test and science flight that will use a New Shepard rocket on its seventh mission, a record for a suborbital rocket. One of 12 payloads on this flight will support NASA’s Artemis program to return humans to the Moon.

Launch Time: 10:27 PM IST

Launch Site: LC-2, Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China

China will launch Second Tiantong-1 communication satellite,

Launch Time: 4:59 PM IST

Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink satellites. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 775

Launch Time: 6:46 AM IST

Launch Site: Pad – 0A, Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops, Virigina, USA 

Northrop Grumman will launch cargo to the Space Station

Launch Time: 4:50 PM IST

Launch Site: Site no. 43/3 – Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Roscosmos will launch the GLONASS-K1 No.15L military and civilian navigation satellite.

Launch Time: 11:10 AM IST

Launch Site: SLS – 2, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu Province, China

China will launch an ocean observation satellite HAIYANG 2 on Chang Zheng 4B rocket.

Launch Time: 6:30 AM IST

Launch Site: Barge in the yellow sea

China will launch high resolution Earth observation satellite from an ocean launch platform in the yellow sea.

Launch Time: 10:32  AM IST

Launch Site: Mobile Launch, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

China launched Earth observation satellite Gaofen 2

Launch Time: 7:30 AM IST

Launch Site: LP-3B, Spaceport complex, Kodial Island, Alaska, USA

Astra will launch their Rocket 3.0 vehicle on an orbital test mission.

Launch Time: 11:25  AM IST

Launch Site: LA-9, Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China

China will launch the 2nd GAOFEN 11 Earth observation satellite.

Launch Time: 11:00 AM IST

Launch Site: SLS-1, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

China launched an experimental space plane on its first test mission.

Launch Time: 6:16 PM IST

Launch Site: LC-39 A – Kennedy Space Center, Florida

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites.

Launch Time: 7:21:10 AM IST

Launch Site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will launch a small satellite proof of concept flight. 

Launch Time: 8:35 AM IST

Launch Site: LC-1A, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand 

Rocket Lab will launch Earth observation satellite Capella on its Electron rocket. 

Launch Time: 4:48 AM IST 

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

SpaceX Falcon 9 will launch SAOCOM 1B satellite for Argentina. Saocom 1B is a Earth Observation satellite. 

Launch Time: 

Launch Site: SLS-2, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu Province, China.

China will launch the 5th Gaofen-9 Earth observation satellite.

Launch Time: 8:00 PM IST

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

SpaceX will launch 58 Starlink and three SkySat satellites. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 655.

Launch Time: 3:03 AM IST

Launch Site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace Ariane 5 will launch Galaxy 30 a communication satellite , Mission Extension Vehicle-2, and BSat-4b satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

Launch Time: 10:42 AM IST

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

SpaceX launched the 10th round of Starlink satellites into orbit along with two BlackSky Earth observation satellites.

Launch Time: 9:30 AM IST

Launch Site: SLS-2, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu Province, China

China launches the 4th Gaofen-9.

Launch Time: 2:55:19 AM IST

Launch Site: Site no. 200/39 – Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Russia launches the Ekspress-80 and -103 domestic communications satellites into orbit.

Launch Time: 5:20 PM IST

Launch Site: SLC-41 – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA

United Launch Alliance launches NASA’s Perseverance rover on a seven month journey to Mars. Perseverance will land in Jezero crater on Mars on February 18th, 2021.

Launch Time: 8:45 AM IST

Launch Site: LA-9 – Taiyuan Satellite launch center, China

China launches the third Ziyuan-3 high-resolution Earth observation satellite into orbit.

Launch Time: 7:56:22 PM IST

Launch Site: Site no. 31/6 – Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Russia launches a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Launch Time: 10:11:14 AM IST

Launch Site: LG-1, Wenchang Spaceport launch site, China

China launches the Tianwen-1 mission to Mars. It was China’s first domestically launched mission to the Red Planet and will be the first time China will attempt to put something into orbit around and land something on another planet.

Launch Time: 3:00 AM IST

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

SpaceX launches the ANASIS-II military communications satellite for the South Korea.

Launch Time: 3:28:14 AM IST

Launch Site: LA-Y1, Tanegashima Space Center

Japan launches the Al Amal, or “Hope,” Emirati mission to Mars.

Launch Time: 7:16 PM IST

Launch Site: LP-0B – Mid Atlantic regional spaceport, Virginia, USA

Northrop Grumman launches a classified mission for the National Reconnaissance Office from the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. The NRO confirmed the success of the classified launch 50 minutes after liftoff.

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