Upcoming Rocket Launch List

February 12, 2020


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

Date: April 22, 2021

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its second operational flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: 6:11 am


Date: May 17, 2021

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the U.S. Space Force’s fifth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous satellite, or SBIRS GEO 5, for missile early-warning detection.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

Launch Window: TBD


Date: June 3, 2021

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

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

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: June, 2021

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 22nd batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink V1.0-L21

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: June, 2021

Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

Mission: A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the STP-3 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The STP-3 rideshare mission will launch the STPSat 6 satellite and several small satellites.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

Launch Window: TBD


Date: July, 2021

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will the U.S. Space Force’s fifth third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System.

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

Launch Window: TBD


Date: July, 2021

Vehicle: SpaceX Falcon 9

Mission: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will the U.S. Space Force’s fifth third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System.

Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

Launch Window: TBD


Date: July, 2021

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