Upcoming Rocket Launch List

February 12, 2020


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

Date: July 8, 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. Two Earth observation microsatellites for BlackSky Global, a Seattle-based company, will launch as rideshare payloads on this mission.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: 12:00 pm


Date: July, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Anasis 2: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Anasis 2, or KMilSatCom 1, communications satellite for the South Korean military. The spacecraft was built by Airbus Defense and Space.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: July 25, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM 1B satellite for CONAE, Argentina’s space agency. SAOCOM 1B is the second of two SAOCOM 1-series Earth observation satellites designed to provide radar imagery to help emergency responders and monitor the environment, including the collection of soil moisture measurements.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: 7:19 pm


Date: July 30, 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: 9:35 am - 11:35 am ET


Date: July, 2020

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: Starlink 10/SkySats 19-21: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 58 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink 10. Three SkySat Earth-imaging satellites for Planet will launch as rideshare payloads on this mission.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: TBD


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: August 26, 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: TBD


Date: August 30, 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: 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