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This page shows the completed space launches from around the globe since 2022. Dates and times are given in Indian Standard Time(IST) and Coordinated Universal Time(UTC).

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Launch Time: 3:20 PM IST(21:50 UTC)

Launch Site: Launch Complex 1B, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch NASA’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment, or CAPSTONE, mission to the moon. CAPSTONE will fly to the moon on Rocket Lab’s Photon space tug, entering a unique halo-like lunar orbit to test deep space navigation and communications in the same orbit to be used by NASA’s Gateway mini-space station. Moved from Launch Complex 2 in Virginia to Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand.

Launch Time: 8:20 PM IST(14:50 UTC)

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch SES-22 satellite. This satellite will enable SES to clear 280MHz of mid-band spectrum for 5G use while seamlessly migrating SES’s existing C-band customers and ensuring the continued delivery of digital television to nearly 120 million American TV homes and other critical data services.

Launch Time: 7:52 PM IST(14:22 UTC)

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

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its fifth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The flight is the 25th mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Launch Time: 6:00 PM IST(12:30 UTC)

Launch Site: Second launch pad, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

ISRO’s PSLV will launch a 3 Singapore satellites. It accompanies PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) orbiting the earth as a stabilized platform.

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the USSF 12 mission with Wide Field Of View, or WFOV, experimental missile warning satellite for the U.S. Space Force. WFOV hosts a new type of infrared staring sensor in geosynchronous orbit to detect the heat from missile launch plumes. The USSF 12 mission will include additional rideshare payloads. 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.

Launch Time: 8:30 AM IST(3:00 UTC)

Launch Site: Cosmic Girl, Mojave Air and Space Port, California, USA

Virigin Orbit’s Launcher One to launch STP-S28 is a complex mission that will deliver a number of technology demonstrations to orbit, such as Space Domain Awareness and communications advancement, and inform future space system development.

Launch Time: 8:20 PM IST(14:50 UTC)

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

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch Starlink internet satellites

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: Site 95, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

Chinese Jielong-1 rocket to launch Yizheng 03 & 04 a civilian Earth observation satellites 

Launch Time: TBD

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

Chinese Long March 2D rocket to launch ASO-S (Advanced Space-borne Solar Observatory) is a Chinese solar space observatory that aims to study the interaction between the Sun’s magnetic field, solar flares and coronal mass ejections. It’s the first space solar observatory of China.

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China

China to launch Long March 6A on its first demo flight

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: Site 95, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

Chinese private company ExPace to launch Kuaizhou 11 carrying CentiSpace 1 S3 a small satellite to test GNSS augmentation techniques among them a laser inter-satellite communication link

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: Site 95, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China

Chinese private company ExPace to launch Kuaizhou 11 carrying JSBT, Xiangriki and satellites onboard

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: First launch pad, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

ISRO’s PSLV will launch Oceansat-3A designed to provide service continuity for operational users of the Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) instrument on Oceansat-2. It will also enhance the potential of applications in other areas. The main objectives of OceanSat-3A are to study surface winds and ocean surface strata, observation of chlorophyll concentrations, monitoring of phytoplankton blooms, study of atmospheric aerosols and suspended sediments in the water. And also will be carrying a Bhutan satellite

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: First Launch Pad, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) will launch on its first orbital test flight. Consisting of three solid-fueled stages and a liquid-fueled upper stage, the SSLV is a new Indian launch vehicle designed to carry small satellites into low Earth orbit. 

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-097, will launch the U.S. Space Force’s sixth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 6, 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: TBD

Launch Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Soyuz to launch Glonass-M Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the American GPS system

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site:SLC-41, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the USSF 12 mission with Wide Field Of View, or WFOV, experimental missile warning satellite for the U.S. Space Force. WFOV hosts a new type of infrared staring sensor in geosynchronous orbit to detect the heat from missile launch plumes. The USSF 12 mission will include additional rideshare payloads. 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.

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA. 

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Nilesat 301 geostationary communications satellite. Nilesat 301, built by Thales Alenia Space, will provide digital broadband and internet connectivity services for the Egyptian operator Nilesat. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. 

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: Starbase, Boca Chica Beach, Texas

SpaceX Super Heavy and Starship launch vehicle will launch on its first orbital test flight. The mission will attempt to travel around the world for nearly one full orbit, resulting in a re-entry and splashdown of the Starship near Hawaii. 

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: LC-39B, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA

NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket will launch on its first test flight with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft. The mission, known as Artemis 1, will place the Orion spacecraft into orbit around the moon before the capsule returns to Earth for splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Ten small CubeSat rideshare payloads will also launch on the Artemis 1 mission.

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