Upcoming Rocket Launch List

July 29. 2016


Date:August 18, 2017

Vehicle:Atlas V

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-074, will launch the TDRS M communications and data relay satellite for NASA. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) connects mission control with the International Space Station and other orbiting satellites. 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. Moved forward from Aug. 4.

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

Launch Window:8:03 am EST


Date:September 7, 2017

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. military’s X-37B, a spaceplane also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, on the program’s fifth mission.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center- Launch site LC-39A

Launch Window:TBD


Date:September 25, 2017

Vehicle:Atlas V

Mission:A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-075, will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. 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 Site:SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Launch Window:TBD


Date:TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES-11/EchoStar 105 hybrid communications satellite to replace the AMC-15 and AMC-18 satellites. As SES-11, the spacecraft’s C-band capacity will provide replacement capacity for SES of Luxembourg for AMC-18. EchoStar Corp. of Englewood, Colorado, will market the Ku-Band transponder capacity, with coverage of the 50 U.S. states, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, as EchoStar 105, replacing AMC-15. Delayed from October and November.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center- Launch site LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date:TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Koreasat 5A communications satellite for KTsat based in South Korea. Koreasat 5A will provide direct-to-home television broadcast and other communications services over Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, Indochina, and South Asia. The satellite will also support maritime communications.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center- Launch site LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date:TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Mission:A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch on its first demonstration flight. The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together with 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff.

**Delayed from 3rd Quarter of 2015 and April, September and December 2016. Delayed from 1st Quarter 2017 and 2nd Quarter 2017.**

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center- Launch site LC-39A

Launch Window:TBD