Launch Archives

This page shows the completed space launches from around the globe since 2021. Dates and times are given in Indian Standard Time(IST) and Coordinated Universal Time(UTC).

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Launch Time: 11:30 AM IST(6:00 UTC)

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

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket launched an experimental mission for the Space Test Program called Monolith with a space weather instrument. The Monolith mission will demonstrate the ability of a small satellite to support large aperture payloads.

Launch Time: 9:31 AM IST(4:01 UTC)

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

Tianhui 1 is a stereo-topographic mapping satellite developed by China SpaceSat Ltd., launched on top of Long March 2D rocket

Launch Time: 8:28 PM IST(14:58 UTC)

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

A Russian government Proton rocket launched the Nauka laboratory module to the International Space Station. The Nauka module, or the Multipurpose Laboratory Module, will also carry the European Robotic Arm to the space station.

Launch Time: 6:42 PM IST(13:12 UTC)

Launch Site: Launch Site 1, West Texas, Texas, USA

Crew: Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk, Oliver Daemen

Blue Origin Successfully Launched first crewed flight

Launch Time: 5:49 AM IST(00:19 UTC)

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

Yaogan-30 10 are a triplet of Chinese satellites of the Yaogan constellation. The purpose is not confirmed, although the news reports hint towards a SIGINT mission, especially to detect ships by their radio emissions.

Launch Time: 8:55 PM IST(11:25 AM EST

Launch Site: VMS Eve, Spaceport America, New Mexico, USA

Crew: Richard Branson, David W. D. Mackay, Mike Masucci, Beth Moses, Colin Bennett, Sirisha Bandla

Virgin Galactic launched their “Unity” spaceplane on the company’s first fully crewed, suborbital test flight.  

Launch Time: 5:29 PM IST(7:59 AM EST)

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

Chinese Long March 6 rocket launched Ningxin-1 remote sensing satellite.

Launch Time: 9:23 PM IST(11:53 AM EST)

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

Chinese Long March 3C/E rocket launched Tianlian 1 relay communication satellite

Launch Time: 4:58 AM IST(7:23 PM EST)

Launch Site: SLS-12, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

Chinese Long March 4C rocket launched Fengyun-3E weather  satellite.

Launch Time: 8:21 AM IST(10:51 PM EST)

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

Chinese Long March 2D rocket launched Jilin-1 remote sensing satellite.

Launch Time: 6:18 PM IST(8:48 AM EST)

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

Arianespace corporation, Starsem and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency launched the 36 new British government OneWeb space based internet satellites.

Launch Time: 1:01 AM IST(3:31 PM EST)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Transporter 2 mission, a rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with numerous small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers.

Launch Time: 8:17 PM IST(10:47 AM EST)

Launch Site: Mojave Air and Space Port, California.

Virgin Orbit launched 7 satellites for USA, Netherlands, Poland. This is the first operational flight.

Launch Time: 4:57 AM IST(7:27 PM EST)

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

A Russian government Soyuz rocket launched the 78th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station. The rocket will fly in the Soyuz-2.1a configuration. 

Launch Time: 01:20 AM IST(3:50 PM EST)

Launch Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

A Russian government Soyuz rocket launched Pion-NKS satellites

Launch Time: 12:00 PM IST(2:30 AM EST)

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

China launched Yaogaon-30 reconnaissance satellite.

Launch Time: 9:39 PM IST(12:09 PM EST)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the U.S. Space Force’s fifth third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite was built by Lockheed Martin.

Launch Time: 6:52 AM IST(9:22 PM EST)

Launch Site: Jiuquan, China

Crew: Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, Tang Hongbo

A Chinese Long March 2F rocket launched the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft with multiple Chinese astronauts to rendezvous and dock with the Chinese space station in low Earth orbit. This will be China’s seventh crewed space mission, and the first to the Chinese space station.

Launch Time: 7:05 PM IST(9:35 AM EST)

Launch Site: Pad 0B, Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops, Virginia, USA

Northrop Grumman launched a classified NROL-111 mission for the US National Reconnaissance Office.

 

Launch Time: 1:41 PM IST(4:11 AM EST)

Launch Site: Stargazer, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA

Northrup Grumman launched the TacRL-2 payload on their Pegasus XL rocket. Pegasus XL will be dropped from the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar aircraft over the Pacific Ocean, before the payload gets lofted into Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO) by the three solid-propellant stages.

Launch Time: 8:33 AM IST(11:03 PM EST)

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

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) launched the Beijing-3 satellite atop a Long March 2D rocket. Three other satellites were also launched on this flight:

*Haisi-2

*Wangwang-1

*Tianjian

Launch Time: 9:56 AM IST(12:26 AM EST)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the SXM 8 satellite for SiriusXM. The satellite will replenish SiriusXM’s fleet providing satellite radio programming to consumers across North America. SXM 8 was built by Maxar Technologies, and features a large unfurlable S-band reflector to broadcast radio signals to users on the ground.

Launch Time: 10:59 PM IST(1:29 AM EST)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its second cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 22nd mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Launch Time: 9:47 PM IST(12:17 AM EST)

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

Fengyun-4B is China’s next generation weather satellite. It will be launched on top of a Long March 3B/E rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China and deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

Launch Time: 6:26 PM IST(8:56 AM EST)

Launch Site: Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 7 launched the Tianzhou 2 resupply ship to dock with the Chinese space station. The automated cargo craft will be the first resupply freighter for the Chinese space station.

Launch Time: 11:13 PM IST(12:43 PM EST)

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

Arianespace corporation, Starsem and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency launched the 36 new British government OneWeb space based internet satellites.

Launch Time: 12:29 AM IST(May.26, 1:59 PM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,737. This mission will mark the completion of the first Starlink shell. All of the satellites should be in their final orbits by the end of the year.

Launch Time: 8:05 PM IST(10:35 AM EST)

Launch Site: Spaceport America, New Mexico, USA

Crew: Frederick W. Sturckow, David W.D. Mackay

Virgin Galactic launched the first crewed spaceflight from New Mexico on their VSS Unity rocket-powered spaceplane. The two-person crew piloted the half-hour suborbital flight that carried science payloads for NASA, tested new vehicle designs, and verified fixes after a launch abort in December 2020.

Launch Time: 9:33 AM IST(12:03 AM EST)

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

A Chinese Long March 4B launched ocean observation satellite Haiyang 2

Launch Time: 11:07 PM IST(1:37 PM EDT)

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

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launched U.S. Space Force’s fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 5, for missile early-warning detection. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters, and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. 

Launch Time: 4:26 AM IST(May 15, 6:56 PM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 52 new Starlink a Capella synthetic-aperture radar spacecraft, and the Tyvak-0130 satellite to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,677. 

Launch Time: 4:41 PM IST(7:11 AM EST)

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

Rocket Lab launched 2 Earth observation satellites. But the mission failed just seconds after second stage ignition. Team are trying to recover the first stage of rocket that splashed down in the ocean

Launch Time: 12:12 PM IST(2:42 AM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,625.

Launch Time: 11:41 PM IST(2:11 AM EST)

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

China launched Yaogaon-30 reconnaissance satellite.

Launch Time: 3:55 AM IST( May 5, 5:25 PM EST)

Launch Site: Boca Chica, Texas

SpaceX performed the fifth suborbital test flight of Starship. The test used a new prototype,  SN15, and will continue testing Starship’s landing ability and features significant upgrades from previous versions

Launch Time: 12:31 AM IST(May 4, 3:01 PM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,565.

Launch Time: 12:57 PM IST(3:27 AM EST)

Launch Site: Jiuquan, China

China’s Long March 4C rocket launched Yaogan 34 an optical remote-sensing satellite. 

Launch Time: 9:14:30 AM IST(April 28, 11:44:30 PM EDT)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,505.

Launch Time: 8:52:30 AM IST(April 28, 11:22:30 PM EST)

Launch Site: LC-1, Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 5B launched Tianhe 1, the core module for a Chinese space station low Earth orbit.

Launch Time: 7:20 AM IST(April 28, 9:50 PM EST)

Launch Site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

An Arianespace Vega rocket, designated VV18, launched the Pléiades Neo 1 Earth observation satellite for Airbus. Pléiades-Neo 1 is the first of four Pléiades-Neo high-resolution Earth observation satellites built, owned, and operated by Airbus. The Vega rocket will also launch multiple rideshare payloads.

Launch Time: April 27, 8:50 AM IST(April 26, 11:20 PM EST)

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

This launch of a Chinese Long March 6 (CZ-6) rocket is a rideshare mission with the primary payloads Qilu-1 and Qilu-4. It will take off from launch area 16 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China and will release the 5 satellites into a Sun-synchronous orbit.

Launch Time: 2:17 AM IST(April 26, 4:47 PM EST)

Launch Site: SLC-6, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

ULA Delta IV heavy rocket will launch a classified NROL-82 satellite for US National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch Time: 3:44 AM IST( April 25, 6:14 PM EST)

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

Arianespace corporation, Starsem and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency will launch the 36 new British government OneWeb space based internet satellites.

Launch Time: 3:19:02 PM IST(5:49:02 AM EST)

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

Crew: Shane Kimbrough(USA), Megan McArthur(USA), Akihiko Hoshide(Japan),  Thomas Pesquet(ESA) 

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its second operational flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station. 

Launch Time: 10:20 PM(12:50 PM EST)

Launch Site: West Texas Launch Site, Texas

Blue Origin launched a suborbital test flight using their New Shepard rocket and crew capsule.

Launch Time: 1:12 PM IST( 3:42 AM EST)

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhsatn

Crew: Mark Vande Hei(USA), Oleg Novitskiy (Russia), Pyotr Dubrov (Russia)

A Roscomos launched the crewed Soyuz MS-18 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.

Launch Time: 10:04 PM IST(12:34 PM EDT)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,385.

Launch Time:4:15 AM IST(March 30, 6:45 PM EST

Launch Site: Jiuquan, China

A Chinese Long March 4C rocket launched the Gaofen 12-02 Earth observation satellite to assist in land surveys, urban planning, and agriculture monitoring. 

Launch Time: 6:30 PM IST(9:00 AM EST) 

Launch Site: Starbase, Texas

SpaceX performed the fourth suborbital test flight of Starship. The test will use a new prototype,  SN11, and will continue testing Starship’s landing ability.

Launch Time: 8:17 AM IST(Mar.24 , 10:47 PM EST)

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

Arianespace corporation, Starsem and Russia’s Roscosmos space agency launched the 36 new British government OneWeb space based internet satellites.

Launch Time: 1:58 PM IST(4:28 AM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,385.

Launch Time: 4:00AM IST(Mar 22, 6:30 PM EST)

Launch Site: Launch Complex-1A, Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand

Rocket Lab will launch their They Go Up So Fast mission from Launch Complex-1A, Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand.

This mission is a rideshare mission to lift a total of 7 satellites for various customers into 450 km and 550 km circular orbits at 45° inclination.

Launch Time: 11:37 AM IST( 2:07 AM EST)

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhsatn

A Russian Soyuz rocket launched on rideshare mission managed by GK Launch Services. The payloads on this mission include the CAS500 1 Earth observation satellite for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Astroscale’s ELSA-d active debris removal demonstration mission, and four Earth-imaging microsatellites built by Axelspace of Japan. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket will use a Fregat upper stage

Launch Time: 4:31 PM IST(6:01 AM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,325.

Launch Time: 7:50 AM IST(Mar. 12 9:20 PM EST)

Launch Site: Site 9401, SLS-2, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

The China Aerospace Science Corporation launched 3 Yaogan-31-04 reconnaissance satellites into a 1,100 km low-Earth orbit. The trio of satellites will be launched on the Long March 4C rocket, from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, in China.

Launch Time: 7:04 PM IST(8:34 AM EST)

Launch Site: LC-2 / Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site

China launched a secretive satellite on the second flight of their Chang Zheng 7A rocket. This will be the Chang Zheng 7A’s return to flight mission after its debut launch failed in 2020.

Launch Time: 1:43 PM IST(3:13 AM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,265.

Launch Time: 1:54 PM IST(3:24 AM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,205.

Launch Time: 4:54 AM IST (6: 24 PM EST)

Launch Site: Boca Chica, Texas

SpaceX performed the third suborbital test flight of Starship. The test will use a new prototype,  SN10, and will continue testing Starship’s landing ability.

Launch Time: 12:25:01 PM IST(1:55:01 AM EST) 

Launch Site: Site 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Russia launched the first of a new satellite constellation to provide improved Arctic communication and observation.

Launch Time: 10:24 AM IST (Feb 27, 11:54 PM EST)

Launch Site: 2nd Launch Pad, Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the Amazônia-1 satellite, the first Earth observation satellite designed and developed completely by Brazil.

Launch Time: 7:43 AM IST (Feb 23 9:13 PM EST)

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

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) launched three Yaogan-31 observation satellites. The true purpose of the Yaogan satellites is disputed.

Launch Time: 11:06 PM IST(12:36 AM EST)

Launch Site: PAD-0A — MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL SPACEPORT, WALLOPS, VIRGINIA, USA

Northrop Grumman launched thousands of kilograms of supplies, experiments, and cargo to the Space Station.

Launch Time: 9:29 AM IST (Feb 15, 10:59 PM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,145.

Launch Time: 10:15 AM IST( Feb. 15th, 11:45 PM EST)

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

Russia launched a cargo resupply mission to the space station. This will be the 77th progress cargo delivery mission to the ISS

Launch Time: 11:49 AM IST(1:19 AM EST)

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

SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,085.

Launch Time: 2:15 AM IST(Feb 2, 3:45 PM EST)

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

Russia Launched a new Lotos-S signals intelligence military satellite

Launch Time: 1:55 AM IST(3:25 PM EST)

Launch Site: Boca Chica, Texas

SpaceX performed a suborbital, 12.5 kilometer test flight of Starship SN9. This flight will be a repeat of the largely successful SN8 test flight, with some possible minor flight profile changes.

Launch Time: 3:17 PM IST (4:47 AM EST)

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

The China Aerospace Science Corporation successfully launched 3 Yaogan-31-02 reconnaissance satellites into a 1,100 km low-Earth orbit. The trio of satellites was launched on the Long March 4C rocket, from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, in China.

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.

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