Upcoming Rocket Launch List

July 29. 2016


Date: March 1, 2018

Vehicle: Atlas V GOES-S

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-079, will launch GOES-S, the second next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA. GOES-S will orbit 22,300 miles above the equator to monitor weather conditions across the United States. The rocket will fly in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

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

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

Launch Window: 5:02 – 7:02 PM


Date: March 30, 2018

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 Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: April 2, 2018

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon CRS 14

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 16th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 14th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Feb. 9 and March 13.

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

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

Launch Window: TBD


Date: April 12, 2018

Vehicle: Atlas V AFSPC 11

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-079, will launch the AFSPC 11 mission for the U.S. Air Force.

**Delayed from Dec. 7 and March. Moved forward from April 18**

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

Launch Window: TBD


Date: April 16, 2018

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 TESS

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The TESS mission will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, orbiting a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. The principal goal of the TESS mission is to detect small planets with bright host stars in the solar neighborhood, so that detailed characterizations of the planets and their atmospheres can be performed. TESS will be stationed in a high-Earth elliptical orbit.

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

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

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: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – SLC-40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: TBD

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9 SES 12

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 12 communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg. The SES 12 satellite will provide direct-to-home broadcast and other high-throughput communications services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing markets such as India and Indonesia. The satellite was built by Airbus Defense and Space.

**Delayed from February**

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

Launch Window: TBD