• The Next Launch

    SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    May

    2021

    09
    2:42 am
    Eastern
     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 26th batch of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network, a mission designated Starlink V1.0-L27

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    May

    2021

    17
    1:35 pm
    Eastern
     

    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.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    June

    2021

    01
    12:25 am
    Eastern
     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SXM 8 satellite for SiriusXM. The satellite will replenish SiriusXM’s fleet providing satellite radio programming to consumers across North America.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    June

    2021

    03
     

    Mission:

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

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    June

    2021

    17
    6:00 pm
    Eastern
     

    Mission:

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

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    June

    2021

    23
     

    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:

    July

    2021

     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter 2 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

  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy

    When:

    July

    2021

     

    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:

    July

    2021

     

    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

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    Aug

    2021

     

    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:

    Aug

    2021

    18
     

    Mission:

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

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • Boeing CST-100 Starliner

    When:

    Sep

    2021

     

    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. The capsule will dock with the space station, then return to Earth to landing in the Western United States. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore, Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann will fly on the Crew Flight Test.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Sep

    2021

    15
     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the first all-private, all-civilian orbital mission, known as Inspiration4.

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    Oct

    2021

    16
    5:35 am
    Eastern
     

    Mission:

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch NASA’s Lucy spacecraft. Built by Lockheed Martin and led by the Southwest Research Institute, Lucy will fly by seven Trojan asteroids, a unique family of asteroids that orbit the sun in front of and behind Jupiter.

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 41

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Oct

    2021

    23
     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its third operational flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Thomas Marshburn, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft. A fourth crew member will be assigned at a later date.

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Nov

    2021

     

    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:

    Nov

    2021

    17
     

    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

    04
     

    Mission:

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

    Where:

    Kennedy Space Center - LC-39A

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    Dec

    2021

    07
    4:40 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