• The Next Launch

    United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    Dec

    2021

    06
    4:04 am
    Eastern
     

    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.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Dec

    2021

    09
    1:00 am
    Eastern
     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer. IXPE exploits the polarization state of light from astrophysical sources to provide insight into our understanding of X-ray production in objects such as neutron stars and pulsar wind nebulae, as well as stellar and supermassive black holes

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Dec

    2021

    18
    10:58 pm
    Eastern
     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Turksat 5B communications satellite for Turksat, a Turkish satellite operator.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Dec

    2021

    21
    5:06 am
    Eastern
     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its fourth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 24th mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Jan

    2022

     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter 3 mission, a rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with numerous small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    Jan

    2022

     

    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.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Jan

    2022

    6:11 pm
    Eastern
     

    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.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy

    When:

    Feb

    2022

     

    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.

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • Boeing CST-100 Starliner

    When:

    Feb

    2022

     

    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.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Feb

    2022

    21
     

    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.

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy

    When:

    Feb

    2022

     

    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

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    Mar

    2022

    01
    4:38 pm
    Eastern
     

    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.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    Mar

    2022

     

    Mission:

    A United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket will launch on its inaugural flight with the Peregrine commercial lunar lander for Astrobotic. The Peregrine robotic lander will carry multiple experiments, scientific instruments, and tech demo payloads for NASA and other customers

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

  • Boeing CST-100 Starliner

    When:

    Mar

    2022

     

    Mission:

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its first mission with astronauts, known as the Crew Test Flight, to the International Space Station.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Apr

    2022

    15
     

    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.

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A