Upcoming Rocket Launch List

July 29. 2016


Date:April 30, 2017

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. This will be SpaceX’s first launch for the NRO.

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

Launch Window:7:00 am – 9:00 am


Date: May 15, 2017

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Inmarsat 5 F4 communications satellite for Inmarsat of London. Inmarsat 5 F4 will be the fourth satellite in Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network. The spacecraft was originally supposed to launch on a Falcon Heavy rocket.

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

Launch Window: 7:20 – 8:10 pm


Date:May 31, 2017

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 13th Dragon spacecraft on the 11th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from June 2, Aug. 15, Jan. 13 and Feb. 1, April 9, May 14.

**Launch date and time are tentative and subject to change**

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

Launch Window:7:30 pm


Date:TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Intelsat 35e communications satellite. The high-throughput Intelsat 35e satellite is part of Intelsat’s “Epic” fleet, providing broadband, video and mobile communications services over eastern North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa.

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 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