Upcoming Rocket Launch List

February 12, 2020


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

Date: September 30, 2020

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy

Mission: ULA Delta 4: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch a classified spy satellite cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The largest of the Delta 4 family, the Heavy version features three Common Booster Cores mounted together to form a triple-body rocket. Delayed from June.

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

Launch Window: 11:54 pm


Date: October 1, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Starlink 12: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 13th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 12.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: 9:17 am


Date: October 2, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: GPS 3 SV04: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s fourth third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin. Delayed from October, December, May, July and August.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: 9:43 pm - 9:59 pm ET


Date: October, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Starlink 13: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 14th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 13.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: October 31, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Crew 1: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first operational flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: 2:40 am


Date: October, 2020

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

Mission: NROL-101: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

Launch Window: TBD


Date: October, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Starlink 14: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 15th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 14

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: November 15, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: CRS 21: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its first cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: December, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Transporter 1: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter 1 mission, a rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: TBD