• The Next Launch

    SpaceX Falcon 9

    When:

    Oct

    2021

     

    Mission:

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a group of Starlink internet satellites

    Where:

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - SLC 40

  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy

    When:

    Oct

    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

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    Oct

    2021

    16
    5:34 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

    31
     

    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

  • United Launch Alliance Atlas V 500 Series

    When:

    Nov

    2021

     

    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

  • Boeing CST-100 Starliner

    When:

    Nov

    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:

    Nov

    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:

    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. 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:

    Dec

    2021

     

    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

    08
    4:33 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

  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy

    When:

    Jan

    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:

    Feb

    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:

    Feb

    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. 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