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Jan 29 IGS Radar Spare
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H-IIA 202
Location: Tanegashima Space Center Pad 1
Time: 10:00 AM JST (UTC+9)
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A Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-2A launch vehicle is scheduled to launch a spare for the Information Gathering Satellite (IGS)constellation from Tanegashima's Space Center Pad 1, located in Japan. The spacecraft, essentially a spy satellite, will carry a radar reconnaissance for the government of Japan. This will mark the 26th launch of the H-IIA booster.
Jan 29 Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) (NASA)
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Delta II
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-2
Time: 6:20 AM PST (UTC-8)
Window: 3 minutes
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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) will launch atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II 7320-10C booster from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 2W. SMAP is an environmental research satellite, one of the first Earth observation satellites developed by NASA as directed by the National Research Council’s Decadal Survey and has a planned mission life of 3 years.
Jan 30 Inmarsat 5 F2 (Inmarsat)
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Proton-M (Commercial)
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-200
Time: 7:31 AM ALMT (UTC+6)
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International Launch Services plans to send the Inmarsat 5 F2 satellite to orbit atop the venerable Proton-M Briz-M booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrone located on Kazakhstan. The Proton family of boosters has been in use since 1965 and was originally intended as a intercontinental ballistic missile. Delayed from May of 2014.
Feb [TBD] TürkmenÄlem
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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TürkmenÄlem satellite is scheduled for a 1st quarter 2015 launch. The spacecraft will be the first telecommunications satellite for Turkmenistan and was constructed by French Thales Alenia. The satellite is currently planned to be launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 located in Florida.
Feb 1 Kanopus-ST
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Soyuz-2
Location: Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43
Time: TBD
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The Russian Federal Government has tapped a Soyuz 2-1v rocket with a Volga upper stage to launch the Kanopus-ST satellite to orbit. Kanopus-ST, a remote-sensing spacecraft designed to conduct ocean and weather research, was originally planned to fly atop a Kosmos-3M booster. However, with the retirement of the Kosmos-3M launch vehicle, the mission was moved to the Soyuz 2-1v rocket.
Feb 8 DSCOVR (NASA)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: 5:10 PM EST (UTC-5)
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NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft will utilize a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. The rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. The spacecraft will be placed at he L1 libration point and be used to monitor space weather as well as Earth's climate. Launch has been delayed from Jan. 13, Jan. 23, Jan. 29., Jan. 31.
Feb 11 Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (ESA)
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Vega
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time: 10:00 AM GFT (UTC-3)
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The European Space Agency's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle will be injected into a suborbital path by a Vega rocket launched from Europe’s Spaceport located in Kourou, French Guiana. IXV will separate from Vega at an altitude of 320 km. It will attain an altitude of around 450 km, allowing it to reach a speed of 7.5 km/s when reentering the atmosphere at an altitude of 120 km. Delayed from October and November of 2014. Delayed from Oct,. Nov. 18, 2014.
Feb 17 Eutelsat 115 (Satmex 7) & ABS 3A (Eutelsat)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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A Space-x Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket is scheduled to launch the Eutelsat 115 (Satmex 7) and ABS 3A satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in February 2015. Eutelsat 115 is a communications satellite that was constructed by Boeing and will provide fixed satellite services throughout the Americas. Asia Broadcast Satellite 3A (ABS 3A), will support VSAT services, TV distribution, IP, cellular and maritime services in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle
Feb 17 Progress M-26M (ISS)
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Soyuz-U
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: 5:00 PM ALMT (UTC+6)
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The launch of Progress M-26M will take place from the Baikonur Cosmodrone in Kazakhstan atop a Roscosmos Soyuz-U launch vehicle. This will mark the first Progress resupply flight of the year conducted by the Russian Federal Space Agency and the 58th flight of one of the spacecraft overall. The Progress spacecraft will carry cargo, experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station.
Mar [TBD] Express AM-7
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Proton-M
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-81
Time: TBD
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The Russian Federal Government is planning to launch a Proton-M Briz-M with its payload of the Express-AM7 spacecraft. Built by EADS Astrium the satellite will provide TV and radio, internet access and other communications services to Russia and other countries. The spacecraft is based off of the Eurostar-3000 bus design and will use 36 Ku-band, 24 C-band and 2 L-band transponders.
Mar [TBD] IRNSS 1D (ISRO)
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PSLV-XL
Location: Satish Dhawan Space Centre FLP
Time: TBD
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India will utilize one of the nation's India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has been tapped to launch the fourth of a planned series of seven satellites under the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System. Similar to the U.S' GPS and Russian GLONASS spacecraft, these satellites will provide navigational services to India and surrounding countries. The PSLV will place the spacecraft in a geosynchronous orbit. Delayed from Dec. 2014 and Jan.
Mar [TBD] Dragon In-Flight Abort (NASA)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time: TBD
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SpaceX is planning to launch a Dragon spacecraft which will abort from its Falcon 9 v1.1 booster in mid-flight at Max-Q. This flight is being carried out to demonstrate Dragon's crew escape system under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. Dragon will fire its 8 Superdraco engines before splashing down off the coast of California.
Mar 12 Thor 7 and Sicral-2/Syracuse-3C
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Ariane 5 ECA
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time: TBD
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The launch of the Thor 7 and Sicral-2/Syracuse-3C spacecraft will mark the first Ariane-5 flight of 2015. The mission, dubbed Flight VA-222, will see both of these communications satellites delivered to orbit from the spaceport located in Kourou, French Guiana.
Mar 13 Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) (NASA)
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Atlas V 421
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: 6:44 AM EDT (UTC-4)
Window: 28 minutes
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A ULA Atlas V 421 rocket will send 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 Earth. 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 upper stage. Delayed fro
Mar 25 GPS IIF SV-9
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Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time: TBD
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A late March launch for the next GPS IIF satellite launch.
Mar 26 Galileo-FOC (FM03 and FM04) (ESA)
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Soyuz-2 (Arianespace)
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time: TBD
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The launch of the next two Galileo-FOC satellites. FM03 (Adam) and FM04 (Anastasia) to be sent to orbit - will be the first Soyuz launch (VS-11) of 2015 for Arianespace. The company will use a Soyuz-STB rocket with a Fregat-MT upper stage to carry out this mission. These two spacecraft will join six other Galileo navigational satellites that are already on orbit.
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.
Mar 31 Jason-3 (NOAA)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time: TBD
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SpaceX is planning to launch the Jason 3 spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 4E. Jason 3 is an Earth observation satellite designed to monitor and precisely measure the world’s oceans, and is operated as a collaboration between NOAA, Eumetsat, NASA, and CNES (the French Space Agency - Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales). Delayed from Dec. 2014.
Apr 6 DirecTV 15 and SKY MEXICO-1
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Ariane 5 ECA
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time: TBD
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The second Ariane 5 launch of 2015, and the 223rd flight conducted by the company overall - will be conducted to deliver the DirecTV 15 and SKY MEXICO-1 (SKYM-1) to orbit. Both spacecraft are telecommunications satellites that will transmit in the Ku, Ka bands as well as through other means.
Apr 8 Dragon CRS-6 (ISS)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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Through NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract, SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket with a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. This mission will see experiments, cargo and crew supplies delivered to the orbiting laboratory under the $1.6 billion agreement that SpaceX has with the space agency.
Apr 15 NROL-45 (DoD)
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Delta IV Medium+ (5,2)
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-6
Time: TBD
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A April Vandenberg AFB launch for the next NROL satellite.
Apr 28 Progress-M27M (ISS)
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Soyuz-U
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: TBD
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The Russian Federal Space Agency or "Roscomos" will launch the Progress-M27M spacecraft atop a Soyuz 2 booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrone to the International Space Station. The Progress cargo vessel will ferry crew supplies, equipment and other items for the crew on board the orbiting laboratory.
May [TBD] Sentinel-2A (ESA)
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Vega
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time: TBD
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The European Space Agency will launch the Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite atop the 5th Vega rocket to be launched from the spaceport located in Kourou, French Guiana. Sentinel-2A and its sister spacecraft Sentinel-2B will view the Earth in 13 bands in the visible, infrared and near infrared spectrum. Expected launch window between 1 and 31 May.
May 6 AFSPC-5 (DoD)
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Atlas V 501
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: TBD
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This launch is expected to be the 4th launch of the X-37B (OTV-4) space plane.
Jun 13 Dragon CRS-7 (ISS)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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SpaceX is currently planning on an early summer launch for the company's 7th operational flight to the International Space Station and the eighth flight that the company has carried out overall. SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will be launched atop a Falcon 9 v1.1 with supplies for the crew, cargo as well as experiments for use on board the space station.
Jun 16 GPS IIF SV-10 (DoD)
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Atlas V 401
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: TBD
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An Atlas-V rocket will launch the latest GPS satellite in June from Florida.
Aug 6 Progress M28M (ISS)
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Soyuz-U
Location: Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time: TBD
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The launch of the Progress-M28M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrone located in Kazakhstan will be the third flight of one of the cargo vessels to be carried out in 2015. The Russian Federal Space Agency or "Roscosmos" will utilize a Soyuz-U booster to begin the flight of crew supplies, cargo and other items bound for the International Space Station.
Aug 17 Kounotori 5 (HTV-5) (JAXA)
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H-IIB
Location: Tanegashima Space Center Pad 2
Time: TBD
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch the Kounotori 5 cargo vessel, also known as HTV-5, on the fifth flight of the H-II Transfer Vehicle. It will be sent to orbit using a Mitsubishi-built H-IIB rocket, and will deliver cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station. Launch was first scheduled to take place in the summer 2014.
Sep [TBD] LISA Pathfinder (ESA)
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Vega
Location: Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time: TBD
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LISA Pathfinder is a technology mission aiming at testing the advanced measurement devices of low-frequency gravitational waves for the future LISA mission. Expected launch date: September
Sep 2 Dragon CRS-8 (ISS)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
Window: 1 second
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SpaceX, on behalf of NASA, will conduct its ninth flight to the International Space Station on behalf of the space agency. The NewSpace company will utilize one of its Falcon 9 v1.1 boosters, which has stretch fuel tanks and nine Merlin 1D engines arranged in the "Octaweb" configuration - to send a Dragon cargo vessel to the International Space Station. Dragon will be filled with supplies, items for the crew as well as experiments to be used on the space station.
Dec [TBD] Dragon CRS-9 (ISS)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
Window: 1 second
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SpaceX, on behalf of NASA, will conduct its tenth overall flight to the International Space Station on behalf of the space agency. The company will utilize one of its Falcon 9 v1.1 boosters, which has stretch fuel tanks and nine Merlin 1D engines arranged in the "Octaweb" configuration - to send a Dragon cargo craft to the International Space Station. Dragon will be filled with supplies, items for the crew as well as experiments to be used on the orbiting lab.
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 Falcon Heavy Test Flight
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Falcon 9 Heavy
Location: Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time: TBD
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SpaceX is currently planning to launch the heavy variant of the company's Falcon booster some time late in 2015. This will mark the first demonstration flight of this new system which uses 27 Merlin 1D engines in the rocket's first stage alone. SpaceX plans to launch the rocket from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A - the same location from where the crew of Apollo 11 launched to the Moon.
TBD Orbcomm OG2 (2 Mission)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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SpaceX is planning to fly the second scheduled launch to complete the Orbcomm OG2 constellation by sending the remaining 11 satellites into low-Earth orbit. The mission will use the v1.1 version of the highly-successful Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The F9 v1.1 has stretched fuels tanks and uses 9 RP-1 fueled Merlin 1D engines, arranged in the rocket's first stage in what has been dubbed the "Octaweb" configuration. Delayed from December of 2014.
TBD AMOS-6
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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SpaceX is currently planning to launch the AMOS-6 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. AMOS-6 is a 12,125 lbs (5,500 kg) geostationary communications satellite which is planned to be operated by Spacecom, and will replace the aging AMOS-2 spacecraft at a positioned at 4 degrees West.
TBD SES-9
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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SpaceX is planning on launching the SES-9 spacecraft atop one of the company's Falcon 9 v1.1 rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40, located in Florida. This will mark the second SES spacecraft (the first being SES-8). SES-9 will be positioned in the orbital slot of 108.2 degrees East and provide incremental as well as replacement capacity to this position over Asia. From this position it will provide direct-to-home services.
TBD Eutelsat 117W B & ABS-2A
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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The flight of the Eutelsat 117W B and ABS-2A spacecraft will mark the second dual-GTO satellite launch that SpaceX will attempt to carry out. These spacecraft were constructed by The Boeing Company and will employ a solar electric propulsion. It is hoped that this system will remove the requirement for hydrazine-based systems (which are heavy and therefore expensive to send to orbit).
TBD JCSAT-14
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: TBD
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SpaceX plans on using one of the company's Falcon 9 v1.1 rockets to loft the JCSat 14 on behalf of SKY Perfect a satellite operator based in Japan. JCSAT-14, is planned to replace JCSAT-2A (JCSat 8) at 154 degrees East longitude. JCSat 14 is planned to provide services to the Asian-Pacific region. JCSat 14 should have a serviceable life of 15 years.
TBD Orb-4
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Atlas V 401
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: TBD
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Orbital Sciences has tapped a ULA Atlas V 401 booster to ferry Orbital's Cygnus spacecraft to orbit. This mission will send supplies and experiments to the International Space Station under the $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply Services contract orbital has with NASA. Orbital was forced to seek out a new LSP after their Antares rocket exploded on Oct. 29. The Atlas booster will fly in the 401 configuration, with a 4-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single engine in its upper st
TBD SkySat
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Minotaur-C
Location: Vandenberg AFB LC-576E
Time: TBD
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Orbital Sciences Corporation will conduct a rare launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with the planned flight of six SkySat Earth-observation satellites. Orbital will utilize the Minotaur-C booster, lifting of from VAFB's LC-576E, to carrying out this flight. The Minotaur-C, formerly known as the Taurus, is a four stage solid fueled booster and has launched a total of nine times before this mission.
TBD SAOCOM 1A
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time: TBD
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SpaceX is planning to loft one of the company's Falcon 9 v1.1 rockets from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 4E. The payload for this mission, the SAOCOM 1A Earth observation satellite is being launched for the Argentine Space Agency that will be placed into a polar orbit. This marks the first of two planned launches for the SAOCOM fleet.
TBD SAOCOM 1B
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time: TBD
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SpaceX will launch one of the aerospace firm's Falcon 9 v1.1 boosters from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) located at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The payload for this mission, SAOCOM-1B, is an Earth-observing satellite being launched on behalf of the Argentine Space Agency (CONAE) and should complete the SAOCOM constellation.

Past Missions This Year (63)

Jan 10 SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 5 (NASA)
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Falcon 9 v1.1
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time: 4:47 AM EST (UTC-5)
Window: 1 second
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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. Delayed from: Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 19., Jan. 6, Jan. 9.
Jan 20 MUOS-3 (DoD)
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Atlas V 551
Location: Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time: 7:49 PM EST (UTC-5)
Window: 44 minutes
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551, the most powerful version of the Atlas family of launch vehicles will be used to send the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-3) satellite to orbit. MUOS-3 is the third of five planned satellites that are based off of the A2100M satellite bus and built by Lockheed Martin. This version of the Atlas V has a five meter fairing and five Aerojet Rocketdyne solid rocket boosters.