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Mar 30 SES-10

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 6:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Window 2 hours, 30 minutes

Owned by SES S.A. of Luxembourg, the SES-10 communications satellite will replace the AMC-3 and AMC-4 satellites to provide enhanced coverage and significant capacity expansion over Latin America. The satellite will provide coverage over Mexico, serve the Spanish speaking South America in one single beam, and cover Brazil with the ability to support off-shore oil and gas exploration.

NETMar SGDC-1 and Koreasat-7

Ariane 5 ECA
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time TBD
Window 2 hours, 49 minutes

Built on the Upgraded Spacebus-4000B2 platform from Thales Alenia Space, Koreasat-7 is a Ku-band communications satellite for KTsat based in South Korea. Koreasat-7's coverage zone encompasses Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and India. Brazilian state-owned telecommunications services provider Telebras SGDC-1 (Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite) is a X- and Ka-band satellite for military and civil use.

NETApr 4 GSAT-9

GSLV Mk II
Location Satish Dhawan Space Centre SLP
Time TBD

Launching on the GSLV-F09 mission, GSAT-9 is a multi-band communications satellite for India. The satellite will provide global positioning services for navigation, surveillance/Air Traffic Management systems over Indian airspace via the GAGAN system (GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation).

Apr 4 SES-15

Soyuz-2 (Arianespace)
Location Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time 11:47:52 AM GFT (UTC-3)
Window 1 second

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS17, will launch the SES-15 communications satellite into geostationary orbit. Built by Boeing and equipped with an all-electric propulsion system, SES 15 is a high throughput satellite operating in the Ku- and Ka-bands supporting government, networking, airline, and maritime customers across North America.

NETApr 16 NROL-76

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

NROL-76 is a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launching for the first time via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Apr 20 Soyuz MS-04

Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time 1:13 PM ALMT (UTC+6)
Window 1 second

The Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft will transport two members of the Expedition 51 crew to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Jack D. Fischer and Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. MS-04 will be the 133rd flight of a Soyuz spacecraft.

NETApr 23 Tianzhou 1

Long March 7
Location Wenchang Space Center LA-2
Time TBD

Tianzhou 1 is the inaugural mission of China's Tianzhou-class uncrewed cargo spacecraft. Tianzhou 1 will deliver supplies and fuel to China's Tiangong 2 space lab.

NETApr 25 ViaSat-2 & Eutelsat 172B

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

The ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat 172B communications satellites will launch aboard an Ariane 5 ECA rocket designated VA237. ViaSat-2 will provide satellite internet to North America, parts of South America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean, and will be the world's highest capacity communications satellite after its launch. Eutelsat 172B will provide communications services via satellite to Asia and various parts of the Pacific Ocean.

NETApr 29 EchoStar 21

Proton-M (Commercial)
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time TBD

International Launch Services (ILS) is slated to launch a Russian Proton-M rocket with a Briz-M upper stage with the EchoStar 21 communications satellite to orbit. EchoStar 21 is an S-band spacecraft designed to provide mobile satellite services (MSS) to the European Union. The satellite is planned to have a service life of 15 years and carry a state-of-the-art MSS payload featuring a large unfurlable reflector antenna.

NETApr 30 Inmarsat-5 F4

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

Inmarsat-5 F4 will be the fourth satellite in Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network. The Inmarsat-5 (I-5) satellite constellation delivers high-speed mobile broadband communications coverage worldwide. Inmarsat-5 F4 serves as a backup to the three existing Inmarsat-5 satellites already in orbit.

NETApr Shijian-13

Long March 3B
Location Xichang Satellite Launch Center LA-2
Time TBD

An experimental communications satellite, Shijian-13 (Shi Jian 13) will operate in geostationary orbit testing electric propulsion systems and high-throughput communications systems. The first of a planned constellation of six satellites, Shijian-13 will deliver Internet connectivity on commercial aircraft, high-speed trains, and remote regions of China.

NETApr OA-7

Atlas V 401
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD
Window 30 minutes

Orbital ATK's OA-7 mission will deliver the company's Cygnus cargo vessel to the International Space Station (ISS). OA-7 will mark the eighth flight of the Cygnus spacecraft, and it will be the seventh of ten planned Cygnus flights to the ISS under NASA's Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) program. This will mark the third flight of Cygnus on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V.

NETMay GSAT-19E

GSLV Mk III
Location Satish Dhawan Space Centre SLP
Time TBD

GSAT-19E is an experimental communications satellite launching aboard the maiden orbital flight of India’s GSLV Mk. 3 rocket. GSAT-19E is expected to serve as a test bed for various new technologies, including electric propulsion, Li-ion batteries, and deployable thermal radiators.

NETMay SkySat 8

Minotaur-C
Location Vandenberg AFB LC-576E
Time TBD

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.

NETMay SpaceX CRS-11

Falcon 9 (Dragon)
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time TBD
Window 1 second

SpaceX will conduct its twelfth 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.

NETJun 13 NROL-42

Atlas V 541
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-3
Time TBD

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.

NETJun 15 Progress MS-06

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-06 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 67 or Progress 67P by NASA.

NETJun 15 ICON

Pegasus-XL
Location Kwajalein Atoll
Time TBD

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.

NETJun 17 Iridium Next Flight-2

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

The second of seven planned SpaceX flights for Iridium Communications, each flight will launch ten additional next generation Iridium communications satellites to orbit. Iridium Flight 2 consists of ten satellites, designated Iridium NEXT 11-20.

NETJun 28 Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 & GSAT-17

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

The Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 and GSAT-17 communications satellites will launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket (VA238). The Inmarsat S-band/Hellas-Sat 3 satellites will serve the European Aviation Network, and GSAT-17 will support commercial and civil communications across India.

NETJun 29 Kanopus-V-IK

Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time TBD

Kanopus-V-IK is a Russian infrared remote sensing satellite. The satellite was built by NPO VNII Elektromekhaniki. Its primary purpose is to detect sources of fire. The satellite can resolve fire down to an area as small as five by five meters on a 2000 kilometer swath of land.

NETJun 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.

NETJun Intelsat 35e

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time TBD

SpaceX will launch the high throughput Intelsat 35e geostationary communications satellite, designed by Boeing. The satellite, part of Intelsat's "Epic" fleet, will provide broadband, video, and mobile communications services over the Americas, Europe, and Africa.

NETJun 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.

NETJun 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.

NETJun HXMT

Long March 2D
Location Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center SLS-2
Time TBD

The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) is a Chinese X-ray space telescope. The satellite will conduct an all-sky survey, focusing on the observation of black holes, neutron stars, and other phenomena based on their X-ray and gamma ray emissions.

NETJul 22 Formosat-5 & Sherpa

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

Developed by Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO), Formosat-5 is a remote sensing satellite. Similar to Formosat-2, the primary payload on Formosat-5 will be an optical Remote Sensing Instrument (RSI), which provides 2-m resolution panchromatic (PAN, black & white) and 4-m resolution multi-spectral (MS, color) images. Sherpa is a commercial payload deployer from Spaceflight Industries that will carry approximately 90 cubesats and other small payloads for multiple customers.

NETJul 25 Optsat 3000 & Venus

Vega
Location Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time TBD

A Vega rocket (VV10) will launch Optsat 3000, a high-resolution imaging reconnaissance satellite for the Italian Armed Forces, and Venus, a French-Israeli Earth observation satellite to monitor the health of vegetation and the environment. Developed by Israeli company Technion, three Space Autonomous Mission for Swarming and geO-locating Nanosatellites (SAMSON) will also be launched conduct autonomous cluster operations in orbit.

NETJul 28 Soyuz MS-05

Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time TBD

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft will transport three members of the Expedition 52 crew to the International Space Station: Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, and NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik. MS-05 will be the 134th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft.

NETJul 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.

NETJul 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.

NETJul 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.

Aug 3 TDRS-M

Atlas V 401
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 8:40 AM EDT (UTC-4)
Window 1 second

NASA's TDRS-M communications and data relay satellite will join the agency's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) which connects ground controllers with the International Space Station and other orbiting satellites. TDRS-M will launch aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket designated AV-075 flying in the 401 configuration - four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters, with a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

NETAug 31 NROL-52

Atlas V 421
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

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.

NETAug Iridium Next Flight-3

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

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.

NETAug SpaceX CRS-12

Falcon 9 (Dragon)
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time TBD

SpaceX will conduct its thirteenth 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.

NETSep 12 Soyuz MS-06

Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time TBD
Window 1 second

The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft will transport two members of the Expedition 53 crew to the International Space Station: Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei. MS-06 will be the 135th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft.

NETSep 23 JPSS-1

Delta II
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-2
Time TBD

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.

NETSep 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).

NETOct 1 OA-8

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

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

NETOct 11 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.

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 18 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.

NETOct 26 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.

NETNov 9 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.

NETNov 17 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.

NETNov 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.

NETNov 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.

NETNov 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.

NETNov Chang’e 5

Long March 5
Location Wenchang Space Center LA-1
Time TBD

Chang'e 5 mission is a Chinese robotic mission to collect at least 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of lunar soil and rock samples from Earth's moon and return them to Earth. This would be the first lunar sample return mission attempted by any nation since 1976.

Missions No Earlier Than 2017

NET2017 SES-14

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
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.

Missions No Earlier Than 2018

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 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.