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Jul 28 Soyuz MS-05

Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time 9:41 PM ALMT / 2017-07-28 15:41:00Z

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.

Aug 1 Optsat 3000 & Venus

Vega
Location Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time 10:58 PM GFT / 2017-08-02 01:58:00Z

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.

Aug 10 TDRS-M

Atlas V 401
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time 3:01 AM EDT / 2017-08-10 07:01:00Z
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.

Aug 11 QZSS-3

H-IIA 204
Location Tanegashima Space Center Pad 1
Time 2:00 PM JST / 2017-08-11 05:00:00Z

QZSS is a Japanese satellite positioning system composed mainly of satellites in quasi-zenith orbits (QZO). However, the term “Quasi-Zenith Satellite (QZS)” can refer to both satellites in QZO and geostationary orbits (GEO). For that reason, the name “QZO satellite” is used when it is necessary to specifically refer to satellites in QZO.

NETAug 14 SpaceX CRS-12

Falcon 9 (Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD
Window 1 second

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.

Aug 14 NROL-42

Atlas V 541
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-3
Time 12:01 AM PDT / 2017-08-14 07:01:00Z
Window 3 hours, 59 minutes

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.

NETAug 17 Blagovest-1

Proton-M
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-81
Time TBD

Blagovest-1 is one of a series of four planned communications satellites for Russian domestic services. It is built by Russian ISS Reshetnev based on the Ekspress-2000 bus. The communication payloads will built by Thales Alenia Space. The satellite will be launched on a Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4) rocket from Baikonur.

NETAug 24 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.

Aug 25 ORS 5 (SensorSat)

Minotaur IV
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-46
Time 11:15 PM EDT / 2017-08-26 03:15:00Z
Window 4 hours

Operationally Responsive Space 5 (ORS 5), also known as SensorSat, is a U.S. military surveillance satellite designed to scan for other satellites and space debris in geosynchronous orbit, replacing capability previously provided by the Space-Based Space Surveillance System (SBSS) mission.

NETAug 28 OTV-5

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

In early June 2017, it was reported SpaceX would be launching the fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission (OTV-5) later in the summer. This will be the first time the Falcon 9 has launched the U.S. military's unpiloted X-37B spaceplane.

NETAug 28 Amazonas 5

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

Amazonas 5, which will be located at 61°W, is to be built by SSL. With this new satellite, the HISPASAT Group will be able to meet growing satellite capacity demand, mainly for satellite television platforms in Latin America and Brazil. Moreover, it has Ka band capacity to deal with new Internet connectivity services. Amazonas 5 has an expected useful life of 15 years and will be built on SSL's 1300 satellite platform.

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.

NETSep 1 Intelsat 37e and BSat-4a

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

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.

NETSep 9 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.

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 12 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.

NETSep 21 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.

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 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.

NETSep 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.

NETSep 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.

NETSep MN35-13

Vega
Location Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time TBD

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

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 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.

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 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.

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 14 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Missions No Earlier Than 2018

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 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.

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 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).