Upcoming Launches(Duplicate)

A detailed view of all upcoming launches from around the globe. Dates and times are given in Indian Standard Time(IST) and Coordinated Universal Time(UTC).

Checkout Launch Archives for list of completed space missions.

*Disclaimer – Launch dates subject to change.

Launch Time: TBD

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

China to launch 2 test satellites for upcoming internet satellite constellation

Launch Time: 7:17 AM IST(1:47 UTC)

Launch Site: ELV-1, Guiana Space Center, French Guiana

An Arianespace Vega rocket will launch the  Pléiades-Néo 4 high resolution earth observation satellite for Airbus

Launch Time: 4:03 AM IST(10:33 PM UTC)

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: 1:30 AM IST(8:00 PM UTC)

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

Astra is attempting to reach orbit for the first time. First launch of Rocket 3 with a customer payload.

STP-27AD1 is a United States Space Force Space Test Program(STP)

Launch Time: 1:00 PM IST(7:30 AM UTC)

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 23rd mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. 

Launch Time: TBD

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

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-082, will launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station. This mission was added after Boeing’s decision to refly the Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test before proceeding with the Crew Flight Test. The rocket will fly in a vehicle configuration with two solid rocket boosters and a dual-engine Centaur upper stage.

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg SFB, California, USA, Earth

SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites to orbit. This will bring the total number of Starlinks launched to 1,857

Launch Time: TBD

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

Kuaizhou 1A rocket to launch GeeSat constellation. It is private positioning constellation similar to USA’s GPS. GeeSat 1A & 1B are 2 demonstration satellites.

Launch Time: TBD

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

Kuaizhou 1A rocket to launch GeeSat constellation. It is private positioning constellation similar to USA’s GPS. GeeSat 1A & 1B are 2 demonstration satellites.

Launch Time: TBD

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

Rocket lab’s Electron rocket will launch RASR-3 mission. This is the first launch after the failed mission in May 2021

Launch Time: TBD

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

Jielong-1 to launch two civilian earth observation satellites.

Launch Time: TBD

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

Chinese Long March 4B rocket to launch Ziyuan-3 a stereoscopic mapping satellites for civilian use

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Roscosmos to launch Soyuz 2.1b rocket carrying supplies to ISS and its the first time to bring freight back to earth.

Launch Time: TBD

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

ULA will launch the space test program 3 mission for the US Space Force to test new space technologies.

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Roscosmos to launch Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying Bars-M satellite a new electro-optical area surveillance satellite.

Launch Time: TBD

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

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the USSF 8 mission with the fifth and sixth satellites for the Space Force’s Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, or GSSAP, designed to help the military track and observe objects in geosynchronous orbit. The rocket will fly in the 511 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, one solid rocket booster and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA255, to launch the SES 17 and Ovzon 3 communications satellites. Built by Thales Alenia Space, SES 17 is a Ka-band high-throughput geostationary communications satellite designed to provide mobile internet services to airline passengers over the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean for SES of Luxembourg. The Ovzon 3 spacecraft, built by Maxar and owned by the Swedish company Ovzon AB, is a small geostationary communications satellite designed for mobile broadband services.

Launch Time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the USSF 44 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The mission is expected to deploy two spacecraft payloads directly into geosynchronous orbit, one of which is the military’s TETRA 1 microsatellite.

Launch Time: TBD

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 1,797

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana

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 geodynamics 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.

Launch Time: TBD

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

Crew: Jared Isaacman, Sian Proctor, Hayley Arceneaux, Christopher Sembroski.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the first all-private, all-civilian orbital mission, known as Inspiration4. The mission is organized to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission is commanded by billionaire Jared Isaacman, who will be joined by scientist and educator Sian Proctor, medical officer Hayley Arceneaux, and mission specialist Christopher Sembroski. 

Launch Time: TBD

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

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), designated PSLV-C52, will launch the Indian RISAT 1A radar Earth observation satellite.

Launch Time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the first two WorldView Legion Earth observation satellites for Maxar Technologies. Maxar plans to deploy six commercial WorldView Legion high-resolution remote sensing satellites into a mix of sun-synchronous and mid-inclination orbits on two SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets.

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: ELS, Sinnamary, French Guiana

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry two Galileo full operational capability satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation. The Soyuz-2.1b (Soyuz ST-B) rocket will use a Fregat upper stage.

Launch Time: TBD

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

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: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Crew: Not Yet Announced
 
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz MS-19 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: 3:05 PM IST(5:35 AM EST)

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

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch NASA’s 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.

Launch Time: TBD

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

Crew: Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Matthias Maurer

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. 

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

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.

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

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.

Launch Time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the USSF 52 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The mission will launch an unspecified military payload on this mission. 

Launch Time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the NASA’s 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.

Launch Time: TBD

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

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission. DART is NASA’s 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 asteroid’s orbit through kinetic impact — specifically, by impacting a spacecraft into the smaller member of the binary asteroid system Didymos to change its orbital speed.

Launch Time: TBD

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

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.

Launch Time: Dec.7, 2:10 AM IST(Dec.6, 4:40 PM EST)

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

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.

Launch Time: TBD

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

Crew: Butch Wilmore, Mike Fincke, Nicole Mann 

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its first mission with astronauts, known as the Crew Test Flight, to the International Space Station. The capsule will dock with the space station, then return to Earth to landing in the Western United States. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore, Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann will fly on the Crew Flight Test. The rocket will fly in a vehicle configuration with two solid rocket boosters and a dual-engine Centaur upper stage.

Launch Time: TBD

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

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. 

Launch Time: TBD

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Turksat 5B communications satellite for Turksat, a Turkish satellite operator. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with significant Turkish contributions, the Turksat 5B satellite will provide broadband services over a wide coverage area, including Turkey, the Middle East and large regions of Africa.

Launch Time: TBD

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

India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) will launch on its first commercial mission with four Earth observation satellites for BlackSky Global, a Seattle-based company. The rideshare mission for BlackSky is being arranged by Spaceflight.

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