Upcoming Rocket Launch List

July 29. 2016


Date: December 15, 2017

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS 13

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 15th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 13th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Sept. 13 and Nov. 1. The Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage will return to landing at Landing Zone-1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

**Launch date is only tentative and subject to change**

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

Launch Window: 10:33 AM


Date: January 4, 2018

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 Zuma

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Zuma payload. Northrop Grumman arranged to launch the Zuma payload with SpaceX on behalf of the U.S. government, but no other details about the mission have been disclosed. The Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage will return to landing at Landing Zone-1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

**Launch date is only tentative and subject to change**

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station- Launch site SLC-40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: January 18, 2018

Vehicle: Atlas V SBIRS Geo Flight 4

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-076, will launch the U.S. military’s fourth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 4, for missile early-warning detection. The rocket will fly in the 411 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, one solid rocket booster and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

**Delayed from Oct. 27 and Nov. 9.**

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

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


Date: TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 Hispasat 30W-6

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite, formerly known as Hispasat 1F, for Madrid-based Hispasat. Hispasat 30W-6 will provide television, broadband, corporate networks and other communications services over Europe, North Africa and the Americas. The Hispasat 30W-6 satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral.

**Launch date is only tentative and subject to change**

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

Launch Window: TBD


Date: TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 Bangabandhu 1

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. The spacecraft will provide broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introduce direct-to-home television programming across Bangladesh and neighboring countries. The Bangabandhu 1 satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space.

**Launch date is only tentative and subject to change**

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

Launch Window: TBD


Date: TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 SES 16/GovSat 1

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 16/GovSat 1 communications satellite for LuxGovSat, a joint venture between SES and the government of Luxembourg. SES 16/GovSat 1 will. The SES 16/GovSat 1 satellite will provide secure military X-band and Ka-band communications links, helping support Luxembourg’s NATO obligations. The satellite was built by Orbital ATK.

**Launch date is only tentative and subject to change**

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

Launch Window: TBD