Upcoming Rocket Launch List

July 29. 2016


**Launch dates are tentative and subject to change**

 

Date: November 15, 2018

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | Es’hail 2

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Es’hail 2 communications satellite. Built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and owned by Qatar’s national satellite communications company Es’hailSat, Es’hail 2 will provide television broadcasts, broadband connectivity and government services to Qatar and neighboring parts of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Es’hail 2 also carries the first amateur radio payload to fly in geostationary orbit.

**Delayed from November 14, 2018**

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center – LC-39A

Launch Window: 3:46 pm – 5:29 pm EST


Date: December 4, 2018

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | CRS 16

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 18th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 16th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

**Delayed from November 27, 2018**

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

Launch Window: 1:38 pm EST


Date: December 15, 2018

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | GPS 3-01

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s first third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. Switched from a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket. The third GPS 3-series satellite will now launch on a Delta 4.

**Delayed from October 2018**

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

Launch Window: 9:24 – 9:50 am EST


Date: January 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | Crew Dragon Demo 1

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station under the auspices of NASA’s commercial crew program.

**Delayed from December 2018**

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center – LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: January 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | PSN 6 & SpaceIL Lunar Lander

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the PSN 6 communications satellite and SpaceIL’s Lunar Lander. Built by SSL and owned by Indonesia’s PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara, PSN 6 will provide voice and data communications, broadband Internet, and video distribution throughout the Indonesian archipelago. A privately-funded lunar lander developed by Israel’s SpaceIL will ride piggyback on this launch, along with several smaller payloads under a rideshare arrangement provided by Spaceflight.

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

Launch Window: TBD


Date: January 23, 2019

Vehicle: ULA Delta 4 | WGS 10

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the 10th 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 December 13, 2018**

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-37B

Launch Window: 6:40 – 7:35 pm EST


Date: February 17, 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | CRS 17

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 19th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 17th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

**Delayed from February 1, 2019**

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Window: TBD


Date: March 2019

Vehicle: ULA Atlas V | CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-080, will launch Boeing’s first CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on an unpiloted Orbital 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 after an orbital shakedown cruise ahead of a two-person Crew Test Flight. The rocket will fly in a vehicle configuration with two solid rocket boosters and a dual-engine Centaur upper stage.

**Delayed from January 2019**

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

Launch Window: TBD


Date:  April 4, 2019

Vehicle: ULA Delta 4 | GPS 3-02

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s second third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin. The Air Force previously planned to launch the third GPS 3-series satellite on this mission. The rocket will fly in the Medium+ (4,2) configuration with two solid rocket boosters.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-37B

Launch Window: TBD


Date: May 7, 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | CRS 18

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 20th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 18th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Window: TBD


Date: Early 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon Heavy | Arabsat 6A

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the Arabsat 6A communications satellite for Arabsat of Saudi Arabia. Arabsat 6A will provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications coverage over the Middle East and North Africa regions, as well as a footprint in South Africa.

**Delayed from Late 2018**

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center – LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: Early 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon Heavy | STP-2

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s Space Test Program-2 mission with a cluster of military and scientific research satellites. The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together with 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff.

**Delayed from November 30, 2018**

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center – LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date:  July 2019

Vehicle: ULA Atlas V | AEHF 5

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. Built by Lockheed Martin, this U.S. military spacecraft will provide highly-secure communications. The rocket will fly in the 551 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, five solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

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

Launch Window: TBD


Date: October 2019

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 | GPS 3-03

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s third third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin. The Air Force previously planned to launch the second GPS 3-series satellite on this mission.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Window: TBD