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Sep 21 NROL-42

Atlas V 541
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-3
Time 10:38 PM PDT / 2017-09-22 05:38:00Z

NROL-42 is a classified spacecraft payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launching via a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V in the 541 configuration, indicating the rocket will have five meter fairing, four solid rocket motors, and a single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C engine in the Atlas' Centaur upper stage.

Sep 28 NROL-52

Atlas V 421
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 4:00 AM EDT / 2017-09-28 08:00:00Z
Window 1 hour, 30 minutes

NROL-52 is a classified spacecraft payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launching via a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V in the 421 configuration, indicating the rocket will have four meter fairing, two solid rocket motors, and a single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C engine in the Atlas' Centaur upper stage.

Sep 29 AsiaSat 9

Proton-M (Commercial)
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-200
Time 12:50 AM ALMT / 2017-09-28 18:50:00Z

AsiaSat 9 will be launched by an International Launch Services Proton M rocket with a Breeze M upper stage from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The satellite will replace AsiaSat 4 to provide broadband services to Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia and Australasia.

NETSep 29 Intelsat 37e and BSat-4a

Ariane 5 ECA
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time TBD
Window 33 minutes

The Intelsat 37e satellite will replace the Intelsat 901 spacecraft currently operating at that location The satellite will have the following beams: C-band Wide Beams to cover Africa/Europe, Central Africa, and Latin America. BSat 4a is broadcasting satellite for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT). The satellite will be used for Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in Japan.

NETOct 2 SES 11/EchoStar 105

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

Manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space, SES-11/EchoStar 105 is hybrid communications satellite providing Ku- and C-band coverage across North America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. The satellite's functionality will replace the AMC-15 and AMC-18 satellites currently in orbit.

Oct 4 Iridium Next Flight-3

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time 6:06 AM PDT / 2017-10-04 13:06:00Z

The third of seven planned SpaceX flights for Iridium Communications, each flight will launch ten additional next generation Iridium communications satellites to orbit. Iridium Flight 3 consists of ten satellites, designated Iridium NEXT 21-30.

NETOct 9 Sentinel-5p

Rokot
Location Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 133
Time TBD

The main objective of the Sentinel-5 Precursor (Sentinel-5P) Earth Observation satellite is to perform atmospheric measurements, with high spatio-temporal resolution, relating to air quality, ozone, pollution, and aerosols. The mission is a joint initiative between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Oct 10 Michibiki 4

H-IIA 202
Location Tanegashima Space Center Pad 1
Time 7:00 AM JST / 2017-10-09 22:00:00Z

Michibiki 2 is a satellite navigation system spacecraft, the fourth component of Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). A total of four QZSS satellites are initially planned to augment regional navigation services over Japan and neighboring countries served by the U.S. Global Positioning System.

NETOct 12 Progress MS-07

Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time TBD

Carrying about 2,450 lbs (1,111 kg) of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station, Progress MS-07 is the next Progress cargo spacecraft bound for the orbiting laboratory. Progress will deliver food, fuel, and supplies, including 1,554 lbs (705 kg) of propellant, 110 lbs (50 kg) of oxygen and air, and 926 lbs (420 kg) of water. The mission is designated as Progress 68 or Progress 68P by NASA.

NETOct 14 Koreasat 5A

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

Built on the Upgraded Spacebus-4000B2 platform from Thales Alenia Space, Koreasat-5A is a communications satellite for KTsat based in South Korea. Koreasat-7A's coverage zone encompasses Korea, Japan, Indochina, and the Middle East.

Oct 17 SkySat 8

Minotaur-C
Location Vandenberg AFB LC-576E
Time 2:37 PM PDT / 2017-10-17 21:37:00Z

The latest addition to Google/Terra Bella's Skybox constellation of small Earth observation satellites will join seven satellites are already in orbit. Each satellite weighs less than 220.5 lbs (100 kg) and measures 60cm x 60cm x 80cm (24in x 24in x 31in). Each satellite has the capability to capture high resolution color and near-infrared photos and video (30 frames per second) of objects the size of a car.

Nov 7 MN35-13

Vega
Location Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time 10:00 PM GFT / 2017-11-08 01:00:00Z

Morocco contracted with Astrium Satellites and Thales Alenia Space of France to provide a high-resolution optical reconnaissance system.

Nov 10 JPSS-1

Delta II
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-2
Time 1:48 AM PST / 2017-11-10 09:48:00Z

The first of the latest generation of U.S. polar-orbiting weather satellites, the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) will provide environmental data to be used in weather prediction models as well as for climate monitoring.

Nov 10 OA-8

Antares 200
Location Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time 8:02 AM EST / 2017-11-10 13:02:00Z

The second flight of Orbital ATK's Antares 230 rocket will deliver the eighth Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Nov 15 ICON

Pegasus-XL
Location Kwajalein Atoll
Time 4:28 AM MHT / 2017-11-14 15:28:00Z

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will be the 44th satellite launched to orbit by Orbital ATK's air-dropped Pegasus XL rocket, carried to drop altitude by an L-1011 carrier aircraft. ICON will study Earth's ionosphere, a region of the upper atmosphere affected by solar storms and weather phenomena where terrestrial weather meets space weather. Disturbances in the ionosphere affect GPS/satellite navigation and radio transmissions.

NETNov Falcon Heavy Test Flight

Falcon Heavy
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

SpaceX will launch the Heavy variant of the company's Falcon booster on its first demonstration flight. This new system uses a standard Falcon 9 core with two strap-on boosters derived from the Falcon 9 first stage for a total of 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff.

NETNov Iridium Next Flight-4

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time TBD

The fourth of seven planned SpaceX flights for Iridium Communications, each flight will launch ten additional next generation Iridium communications satellites to orbit. Iridium Flight 4 consists of ten satellites, designated Iridium NEXT 31-40.

NETDec 13 NROL-47

Delta IV Medium+ (5,2)
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-6
Time TBD

NROL-47 is a classified spacecraft payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launching via a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket in the Medium+ (5,2) configuration, indicating the rocket will have five meter fairing and two solid rocket motors.

NETDec 27 Soyuz MS-07

Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time TBD

The Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft will transport three members of the Expedition 54 crew to the International Space Station: Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksander Skvortsov, JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai, and NASA astronaut Scott Tingle. MS-07 will be the 136th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft.

NETDec Galileo 19-22

Ariane 5 ES
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time TBD

Four Galileo-FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites will be launched to join Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation. Galileo is a joint program of the European Space Agency and the European Union. Unlike American GPS and Russian GLONASS navigation systems, Galileo-FOC will be under the control of civilian organizations.

NETDec SpaceX CRS-13

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

SpaceX will conduct its fourteenth overall Dragon/Falcon 9 flight to the International Space Station supporting NASA's Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) program. The company's Dragon spacecraft will be loaded with crew supplies, and experiments to be used on the orbiting lab.

Missions No Earlier Than 2017

NET2017 SES-14

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

SES-14 will replace SES's satellite NSS-806 and support new capacity over the Americas and the North Atlantic Region. The Ku-band wide beams will bring augmented capacity to serve growing video neighborhoods in the Americas and support existing VSAT services. The HTS (High Throughput Satellite) Ku-band multi-spot beams are ideal for traffic-intensive data applications such as mobile backhaul, maritime and aeronautical services.

NET2017 Hylas 4 and Al Yah 3

Ariane 5 ECA
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time TBD

HYLAS 4 is a planned high-throughput broadband communications satellite built by Orbital (OSC) for Avanti Communication. Al Yah 3 is a planned Ka-band communication satellite Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)', a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company.

Missions No Earlier Than 2018

NETJan SBIRS-GEO 4

Atlas V 411
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

ULA's Atlas V rocket will launch the latest Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous (SBIRS) satellite. The spacecraft will serve as part of a early warning missile detection system. The 411 version of the Atlas V uses a four meter fairing, one solid rocket motor, and a single RL10C rocket engine in its Centaur upper stage.

NETJan 20 ADM-Aeolus

Vega
Location Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time TBD

Vega rocket VV11 will launch the Atmospheric Dynamics Mission Aeolus (ADM-Aeolus) satellite for the European Space Agency. ADM-Aeolus will be the first equipment capable of delivering global wind profiles on a daily basis.

NETFeb Crew Dragon Demo 1

Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

A Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) "full thrust" Falcon 9 rocket will launch the crewed variant of the Hawthorne, California-based aerospace firm's Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on a test flight. The flight is slated to get underway from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A under NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

NETMar Sentinel-3B

Rokot
Location Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 133
Time TBD

Sentinel-3B is part of the European "Copernicus" program, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), for establishing a European capacity for Earth observation. The main objective of the Sentinel-3B Earth observation satellite is to perform measurements of sea surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, and ocean and land color.

NETMar OA-9

Antares 200
Location Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time TBD

The third flight of Orbital ATK's Antares 230 rocket will deliver the ninth Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station.

NETMar AFSPC 11

Atlas V 551
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

The primary payload is an undisclosed military communications satellite for the United States Air Force (USAF). The secondary payload will be the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment (EAGLE) satellite intended to improve the quality of remote sensing satellites' imaging devices.

NET2018 SpaceX In-Flight Abort

Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

SpaceX plans to conduct an uncrewed in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon/Dragon 2 spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket equipped with only 3 engines to launch a Crew Dragon test vehicle to an altitude as high as Max-Q (approximately 35,000 ft. or 11 km.) Upon reaching maximum aerodynamic drag, an intentional in-flight abort will be initiated to test the spacecraft's abort system.

NET2018 AEHF 4

Atlas V 531
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

United Launch Alliance (ULA) will launch the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite for the United States Air Force (USAF). Built by Lockheed Martin, this secure military communications spacecraft will serve U.S. military and allied forces. The satellite will launch aboard ULA's Atlas V in the 531 configuration: a five-meter fairing, three solid rocket boosters, and a single engine on the Centaur upper stage.

NET2018 GPS 3-01

Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time TBD

GPS 3-01 is the first of the U.S. Air Force’s third-generation Global Positioning System (GPS III) navigation satellites. The first ten GPS III satellites are scheduled for launch beginning in 2018, continuing through at least 2022.

NET2018 STP-2

Falcon Heavy
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

The Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission is comprised of a cluster of military and scientific research satellites for the United States Air Force (USAF).