Upcoming Rocket Launch List

February 12, 2020


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

Date: May 27, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Crew Dragon Demo 2: Will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station under the auspices of NASA's commercial crew program. Click here to view important information about this launch

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: 4:33 pm


Date: June, 2020

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium

Mission: NROL-44: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket will launch a classified spy satellite cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

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

Launch Window: TBD


Date: June, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Starlink 7: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the eighth batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 7.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: June, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Starlink 8: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the ninth batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 8. Delayed from late May in ripple effect from Starlink 7 delays.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: June, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Starlink 9: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the tenth batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 9.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: June, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: GPS 3 SV03: Will launch the U.S. Air Force's third third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: July 17, 2020

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

Mission: Atlas 5 Mars 2020: Will launch NASA’s Mars 2020 rover to the Red Planet. After landing in February 2021, the Mars 2020 rover will study Martian geology, search for organic compounds, demonstrate the ability to generate oxygen from atmospheric carbon dioxide, and collect rock samples for return to Earth by a future mission.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

Launch Window: 9:00 am - 10:40 am ET


Date: August 1, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: SXM 7: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SXM 7 satellite for SiriusXM. The satellite will replace the XM 3 satellite in SiriusXM’s fleet providing satellite radio programming to consumers across North America. SXM 7 was built by Maxar Technologies, and features a large unfurlable S-band reflector to broadcast radio signals to users on the ground.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: 12:27 am


Date: August, 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.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: September, 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 30, 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