Upcoming Rocket Launch List

February 12, 2020


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

Date: January 18, 2022

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: 7:04 pm


Date: January 21, 2022

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the USSF 8 mission with the fifth and sixth satellites for the Space Force’s Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, or GSSAP, designed to help the military track and observe objects in geosynchronous orbit. The rocket will fly in the 511 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, one solid rocket booster and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

Launch Window: TBD


Date: January 27, 2022

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the second COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation, or CSG 2, radar surveillance satellite for ASI, the Italian space agency. The spacecraft was built by Thales Alenia Space.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: 6:11 pm


Date: January 29, 2022

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: January, 2022

Vehicle: Astra Rocket 3

Mission: A commercial small satellite launch vehicle developed by Astra will launch six small experimental CubeSats developed by NASA and U.S. universities. The payloads include the CubeSat Radio Interferometry Experiment, consisting of two small satellites, the BAMA 1 CubeSat, the Ionospheric Neutron Content Analyzer, QubeSat, and a mission called R5-S1.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 46

Launch Window: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET


Date: February 28, 2022

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its sixth flight with astronauts. The commercial mission, managed by Axiom Space, will be commanded by former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría. Paying passengers Larry Connor, Mark Pathy, and Eytan Stibbe will also be on-board for the 10-day mission to the International Space Station.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: March 1, 2022

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch GOES-T, the third next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA. GOES-T will orbit 22,300 miles above the equator to monitor weather conditions across the United States.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

Launch Window: 4:38 pm - 6:38 pm ET


Date: April 8, 2022

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

Mission:

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

Launch Window: 7:00 am


Date: April 15, 2022

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its seventh flight with astronauts. NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Robert Hines, and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft to begin a six-month expedition on the International Space Station. A fourth crew member will be named later.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: April, 2022

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the USSF 44 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The mission is expected to deploy two spacecraft payloads directly into geosynchronous orbit, one of which is the military’s TETRA 1 microsatellite.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: May, 2022

Vehicle: Boeing CST-100 Starliner

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-082, will launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

Launch Window: TBD


Date: June, 2022

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the USSF 52 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The mission will launch an unspecified military payload on this mission

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD