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Upcoming Missions (25)

Jul 28 AFSPC-04 (USAF)
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Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time: 6:43 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Window: 1 hour, 5 minutes
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A ULA Delta IV M+(4,2) rocket is scheduled to launch the military AFSPC-04 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with the two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites and the Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space (ANGELS) satellite. Delayed from July 23, 24 and 25.
Jul 29 ATV-5 Georges Lemaître (ESA)
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Ariane 5 ES
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time: 8:44:03 PM GFT (UTC-3)
Window: 1 second
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Arianespace Flight VA219: With the completion of complimentary verifications and control measures associated with the Ariane 5 ES launcher, Arianespace has set the date for its Flight VA219 mission for Tuesday, July 29. Liftoff of the launch vehicle is now scheduled at: 20:44:03, local time in Kourou, French Guiana on July 29,
Aug 1 GPS IIF-7 (USAF)
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Atlas V 401
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: 3:27 AM EDT (UTC-4)
Window: 18 minutes
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket will carry the seventh block 2F Global Positioning Satellite to orbit for the U.S. Air Force. This version of the Atlas V has a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single engine in its Centaur upper stage.
Aug 4 AsiaSat 8 (AsiaSat)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: 1:25 AM EDT (UTC-4)
Window: 2 hours
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SpaceX will utilize one of the company's Falcon 9 v1.1 rockets to launch the AsiaSat 8 communications satellite. AsiaSat 8 will provide direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting, private networks as well as broadband connectivity China, India and Southeast Asia.
Aug 13 WorldView 3 (DigitalGlobe)
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Atlas V 401
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-3
Time: 11:29 AM PDT (UTC-7)
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will be used to launch the WorldView 3. WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite for earth observations and advanced geospatial solutions. Operating at an expected altitude of 617 km, WorldView-3 will have an average revisit time of less than one day and will be capable of collecting up to 680,000 square kilometers of imagery per day.
Aug 19 GF-2 Gaofen-2
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Long March 4B
Location: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center SLS-2
Time: TBD
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A Chinese Long March 4B rocket will launch the Gaofen-2 -(high resolution remote sensing satellite)
Aug 22 Galileo-FOC (ESA)
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Soyuz-2
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time: TBD
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The first two Galileo Full Operational Capability satellites (FM-01 and FM-02) will launch from Kourou. Galileo is the European satellite navigation network. A total of 21 satellites wil be launched.
Sep [TBD] Kosmos (RKA)
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Proton-M
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-200
Time: TBD
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Classified payload to be launched by a Proton/Briz-M rocket from Baikonour launch complex 81/24. Due to the fact that a commission is working on the analysis of the failure of the last Proton launch the launch is now NET Sept. 2014.
Sep [TBD] Measat-3b and ??
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Ariane 5 ECA
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time: TBD
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The Ariane 5 launcher – designated Flight VA218 – which is to carry two passengers....MEASAT-3b and ?
Sep [TBD] AsiaSat 6 (AsiaSat)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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AsiaSat 6 will launch with a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force station.
Sep 12 SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 4 (NASA)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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SpaceX will utilize its Falcon 9 rocket to ferry one of the company's Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. The spacecraft will deliver cargo and supplies to the space station. Also carried aloft will be the ISS-RapidScat instrument. This is a replacement for NASA's QuikScat Earth satellite. According to NASA, It will monitor ocean winds for climate research, weather predictions, and hurricane monitoring.
Sep 25 Expedition 41 (ISS)
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Soyuz-FG
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: TBD
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The Russian Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft will transport Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samoukutyaev, Yelena Serova and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore to the International Space Station.
Oct 3 Orbital Commercial Resupply Services 3 (NASA)
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Antares
Location: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time: TBD
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Orbital Sciences Corporation will utilize its Antares rocket to conduct the third operational (and the fourth overall) launch of a Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station. Cygnus will carry cargo and crew supplies as part of NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. This will also mark the first time that ATK's Castor 30XL solid rocket engine will be used in Antares upper stage.
Oct 29 Progress M-25M (ISS)
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Soyuz-2
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: TBD
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A Russian Soyuz-2-1A rocket will launch the Progress M-25M cargo capsule on an uncrewed resupply flight to the International Space Station. Launch will be from complex 31 at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Nov 5 Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) (NASA)
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Delta II
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-2
Time: 7:16 AM PST (UTC-8)
Window: 9 minutes
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Environmental research satellite, one of the first Earth observation satellites being developed by NASA as directed by the National Research Council’s Decadal Survey. It will also mark one of the last times that a United Launch Alliance Delta II will be employed to send a spacecraft to orbit.
Nov 23 Expedition 42 Crew (ISS)
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Soyuz-FG
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: TBD
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The Russian Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft will transport Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti to the International Space Station.
Nov 26 SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 5 (NASA)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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This launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will carry one of the company's Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. This is the 5th of a planned series of 12 missions to the space station. Also on this flight will be the CATS, a laser instrument which will be used to measure clouds, smoke and pollution in Earth's atmosphere.
Nov 30 Hayabusa 2 (JAXA)
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H-IIA 202
Location: Tanegashima Space Center Pad 1
Time: TBD
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The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch its "asteroid hunting" Hayabusa 2 spacecraft atop a Mitsubishi-built H-IIA rocket. Hayabusa will then travel out to an asteroid, collect a sample and then return that sample back to Earth.
Dec 4 Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) (NASA)
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Delta IV Heavy
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time: TBD
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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket will be used to launch a flight test article of NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle on a two-orbit mission above Earth. The spacecraft will travel out some 3,600 miles and then return, traveling at speeds reaching about 20,000 miles per hour.
Feb 1 Kounotori 5 (HTV-5) (JAXA)
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H-IIB
Location: Tanegashima Space Center Pad 2
Time: TBD
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Kounotori 5, also known as HTV-5, will be the fifth flight of the H-II Transfer Vehicle. It will be launched using a Mitsubishi-built H-IIB rocket, it will carry cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station. Launch was scheduled for summer 2014.
Mar [TBD] Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) (NASA)
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Atlas V 421
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: TBD
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 421 rocket will power NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or "MMS", mission to orbit. Comprised of four spacecraft, each identical in appearance, they will be spaced variably in Earth orbit. It is hoped this will provide a three-dimensional measurement of magnetic aspects of our world. This version of Atlas will fly in the 421 configuration. This means it will have a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single-engine in its Centaur
Mar 28 Expedition 43 Crew (ISS)
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Soyuz-FG
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: TBD
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The Russian Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft will launchRussian cosmonauts Gennady I. Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Scott kelly to the international Space Station. Kornienko and Kelly will be the first to conduct a year-long mission aboard the orbital outpost.
TBD Fengyun 2G
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Long March 3A
Location: Xichang Satellite Launch Center LA-2
Time: TBD
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The Chinese National Space Agency is planning to use its Long March 3A launch vehicle to send the Fengyun 2G weather satellite into a geosynchronous orbit.
TBD SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 6
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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This launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will mark the sixth of 12 missions that SpaceX is tasked to carry out under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. SpaceX will launch the company's Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.
TBD Himawari-8
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H-IIA 202
Location: Tanegashima Space Center Pad 1
Time: TBD
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The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency will utilize the Mitsubishi-built H-IIA launch vehicle to send the Himawari-8 to orbit in the summer of 2014

Past Missions This Year (30)

Jan 23 Tracking & Data Relay Satellite "L" (NASA)
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Atlas V 401
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: 9:33:17 PM EST (UTC-5)
Window: 40 minutes
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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) will be used to send NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite "L" (TDRS-L) into orbit. This third-generation space communications satellite will relay data from launch vehicles, the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope and other missions.
Feb 5 Progress 54 (RKA)
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Soyuz-2
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: 10:23:04 PM ALMT (UTC+6)
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The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will use the venerable Soyuz launch vehicle to send the Progress 54 cargo resupply vessel to the International Space Station. The spacecraft will carry a wide-range of supplies for the Expedition 38-39 crew.
Feb 6 ABS 2 / Athena Fidus
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Ariane 5 ECA
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time: 5:30 PM GFT (UTC-3)
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Arianespace's Ariane 5 ECA booster will be used to launch two satellites. ABS-2 will provide communications services in the C, Ku & Ka Band for direct-to-home (DTH) services. Athena-Fidus on the other hand is a joint communications satellite owned by the French and Italian military
Feb 15 TurkSat 4A (Turksat)
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Proton-M
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-200
Time: 3:09 AM ALMT (UTC+6)
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Jointly-owned International Launch Services will use a Proton rocket to launch the Turksat 4A satellite.
Feb 20 GPS-2F 5 (USAF)
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Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time: 8:40 PM EST (UTC-5)
Window: 19 minutes
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The U.S. Air Force will use a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ 4.2 rocket to send the fifth of its GPS 2F series of satellites into orbit. This iteration of the rocket has two ATK-provided solid rocket boosters.
Feb 28 Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observ (NASA)
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H-IIA 204
Location: Tanegashima Space Center Pad 1
Time: 3:37 AM JST (UTC+9)
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NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory atop a Mitsubishi H-IIA rocket. This satellite will monitor precipitation levels across the planet and serve as a hub for other satellites monitoring rain and snow fall amounts.
Mar 22 Astra 5B / Amazonas 4A
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Ariane 5 ES
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time: 7:04 PM GFT (UTC-3)
Window: 58 minutes
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An Ariane 5 rocket has been tapped to launch both the Astra 5B and Amazonas 4A satellites. The Ariane 5 will use its SYLDA payload carrier to deliver the two communications satellites to their destinations.
Mar 23 Glonass-M (RKA)
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Soyuz-2
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: 10:53 PM ALMT (UTC+6)
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A Russian Soyuz-2-1B rocket with a Fregat upper stage will launch the Glonass-M navigation satellite from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia at 22:53 UTC on March 23.
Mar 26 Expedition 39 Crew (ISS)
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Soyuz-FG
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: 3:16 AM ALMT (UTC+6)
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The launch of the Russian-built Soyuz 38 spacecraft will carry NASA astronaut Steve Swanson along with Russian cosmonauts, Oleg Artemyev and Alexander Skvortsov to the International Space Station. They will then become part of the Expedition 39 crew. This will be the first crewed launch of 2014
Apr 3 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program 19 (USAF)
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Atlas V 401
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-3
Time: 7:46 AM PDT (UTC-7)
Window: 10 minutes
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will be used to launch the 19th Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP F19 - block 5D3) military weather satellite.
Apr 3 Sentinel 1A (ESA)
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Soyuz-2
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time: 6:02:26 PM GFT (UTC-3)
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A Russian-built Soyuz rocket will be used to launch the Sentinel 1A spacecraft for the European Space Agency (ESA). Sentinel 1A is a land and ocean monitoring satellite which will provide C-Band SAR data continuity following the retirement of ERS-2 and the close of Envisat. This upcoming launch will mark Arianespace’s seventh Soyuz mission from Europe’s Spaceport since the medium-lift vehicle’s 2011 introduction
Apr 9 Progress M-23M (RKA)
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Soyuz-2
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: 9:26 PM ALMT (UTC+6)
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Second launch of 2014 for the Russian Progress resupply vessel carrying cargo and supplies for the crew on the International Space Station. This will be the 55th Progress flight to ISS. Launch scheduled at 11:26 a.m. EDT Docking is scheduled for the same day at 5:17 p.m. EDT
Apr 10 NROL-67 (NRO)
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Atlas V 541
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: 1:45 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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United Launch Alliance will employ its Atlas V rocket to deliver a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The Atlas V will fly in the 541 configuration. This means that it will have a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single engine in its Centaur upper stage.
Apr 18 SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 3 (NASA)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: 3:25 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Window: 1 second
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SpaceX will use the company's Falcon 9 rocket to launch its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. This will be the third of a planned series of 12 flights that SpaceX is contracted to carry out under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services program.
Apr 28 Luch 5V & KazSat-3
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Proton-M
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-200
Time: 10:25 AM ALMT (UTC+6)
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Proton Briz-M rocket will be launched from Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan. The payload will be two satellites. The first is KazSat 3 as well as the Luch 5V spacecraft. The launch time is 04:25 UTC
Apr 29 DZZ-HR
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Vega
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time: 10:35:15 PM GFT (UTC-3)
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The first launch of 2014 for the Vega rocket will be the DZZ-HR spacecraft. DZZ-HR is a 900-kg.-class satellite produced by Airbus Defence and Space for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s government. Once in Sun-synchronous orbit, DZZ-HR will provide very-high-quality panchromatic and multispectral products for a wide range of applications, including cadastral surveys, management of natural resources, environmental monitoring and homeland surveillance.
May 16 Express-AM4R
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Proton-M
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-200
Time: 3:42 AM ALMT (UTC+6)
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The Proton Briz-M rocket will launch the Express-AM4R satellite. Delayed from early April, apparently due to delays in the repair of pad 200/39
May 16 GPS IIF-6 (USAF)
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Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time: 8:03 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Window: 19 minutes
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A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ 4.2 rocket will be used to launch the sixth of the U.S. Air Force's Block IIF GPS satellites. The 4.2 configuration of the rocket has two ATK-provided solid rocket boosters.
May 22 NROL-33 (NRO)
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Atlas V 401
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: 9:05 AM EDT (UTC-4)
Window: 58 minutes
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A United Atlas V 401 rocket will be used to launch a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). This version of the Atlas V has a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single engine in its Centaur upper stage. Launch window: 09:05 to 10:03am Eastern.
May 24 ALOS-2 (JAXA)
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H-IIA 202
Location: Tanegashima Space Center Pad 1
Time: 12:05:14 PM JST (UTC+9)
Window: 15 minutes
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The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) is follow-on mission from the "DAICHI", which contributed to cartography, regional observation, disaster monitoring, and resource surveys. ALOS-2 will succeed this mission with enhanced capabilities. (The launch time will be set to sometime between12:05:14 p.m. and 12:19:07 JST)
May 27 EUTELSAT 3B (Eutelsat)
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Zenit-3SL
Location: N/A
Time: 6:10 AM
Window: 54 minutes
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Sea Launch will launch the EUTELSAT 3B spacecraft atop one of the company's Zenit-3SL rockets. EUTELSAT 3B is a tri-band satellite, which will provide communications services to Africa, Central Asia and South America. The launch of the EUTELSAT 3B satellite is now scheduled for 26 May at 14:10 Pacific Daylight Time (21:10 UTC, 23:10 CET) at the opening of a 54-minute launch window.
May 29 Expedition 40 Crew (ISS)
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Soyuz-FG
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: 1:56 AM ALMT (UTC+6)
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The Roscosmos Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrone. Its payload will be the three Expedition 40 crew members; Russian cosmonaut Maksim Surayev, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst to the International Space Station.
Jul 2 Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) (NASA)
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Delta II
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-2
Time: 2:56 AM PDT (UTC-7)
Window: 30 seconds
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The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket will carry the replacement Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) spacecraft to orbit. OCO-2 is described as being an Earth observation mission. The spacecraft will investigate carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere. It is also hoped to provide information as to the gas' impact on climate change.
Jul 8 Meteor-M No. 2 (RKA)
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Soyuz-2
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: 8:58:28 PM ALMT (UTC+6)
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A Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M rocket will launch the Meteor-M No. 2, MKA-PN2 (Relek), M3MSat, Ukube-1, SkySat-2, TechDemoSat-1, AISSat-2, DX-1, Baumanets-2, Venta-1 satellites from complex 31 at Baikonour.
Jul 10 O3b
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Soyuz-2
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time: 3:55:56 PM GFT (UTC-3)
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A Soyuz ST-B (Flight VS08) - rocket will launch four O3b-F2 (FM03 / FM06 / FM07 / FM08) satelliets from Kourou. Arianespace will send the four into a circular orbit at an altitude of 7,830 km with the eighth Soyuz launch from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana.
Jul 13 Cygnus ORB-2 (CRS-2) (NASA)
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Antares
Location: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time: 12:52 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Window: 5 minutes
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Orbital has updated its Antares launch schedule for the Orb-2 mission to a date no earlier than (NET) July 10, 2014. Orb-2 is the second of eight cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS) under the company’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.
Jul 14 Orbcomm OG2 (Orbcomm)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: 9:21 AM EDT (UTC-4)
Window: 2 hours, 33 minutes
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After numerous delays SpaceX is hoping use it Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle to send six second-generation Orbcomm communications satellites to orbit. These satellites are designed to provide two-way data communications. Static fire test on June 13 and July 11 were a success.
Jul 19 Foton-M No. 4 (RKA)
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Soyuz-2
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: 2:50 AM ALMT (UTC+6)
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A Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket will launch the Foton-M research capsule. Launch will be from complex 31 at the Baikonur cosmodrome.