Upcoming Rocket Launch List

July 29. 2016


Date:3/8/17

Vehicle: ULA Delta IV

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the ninth Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft, formerly known as the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite. Built by Boeing, this geostationary communications spacecraft will serve U.S. military forces. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (5,4) configuration with four solid rocket boosters. Delayed from Feb. 2 and March 2.

Launch Site: Canaveral Air Force Station- Launch site SLC-37B

Launch Window:6:48 – 7:53 pm


Date:3/12/17

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Will launch EchoStar 23 communications satellite for EchoStar Corp. EchoStar 23, based on a spare platform from the cancelled CMBStar 1 satellite program, will provide direct-to-home television broadcast services over Brazil.

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

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

Launch Window:12:34 am – 4:04 am


Date:3/19/17

Vehicle: ULA Atlas V

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch will launch the eighth Cygnus cargo freighter on the seventh operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The mission is known as OA-7. 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. Delayed from March 9.

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

Launch Window:10:56 – 11:26 pm


Date:April 9, 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.

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

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 10 communications satellite. Owned by SES of Luxembourg, the spacecraft will provide direct-to-home TV broadcasting and other telecommunication services for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. It will also cover Brazil and support offshore oil and gas exploration. Delayed from 3rd Quarter, October and February.

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 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