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Upcoming Missions This Year

Oct 29 GOSAT-2 and KhalifaSat
Vehicle H-IIA 202
Location Tanegashima Space Center Pad 1
Time 1:08 PM JST / 2018-10-29 04:08:00Z
Window 12 minutes

A Japanese H-IIA rocket will launch the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Second Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite "IBUKI-2" (GOSAT-2). Additionally, a remote sensing Earth observation satellite called KhalifaSat will be orbited on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. This will be the 40th flight of an H-IIA rocket.

Oct 31 Progress MS-10
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 6:53 AM ALMT / 2018-10-31 00:53:00Z

Roscosmos is expected to launch the Progress MS-10 automated cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station with some 5,400 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of crew supplies and equipment for the Expedition 57 crew.

Vehicle GSLV Mk III
Location Satish Dhawan Space Centre SLP
Time TBD

The India Space Research Organisation will launch the GSAT-29 communications satellite into space atop a GSLV Mk III rocket. It will carry Ka- and Ku multi-beam and optical communications payloads.

Dec 20 Soyuz MS-11
Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time 10:52 AM ALMT / 2018-12-20 04:52:00Z

Soyuz MS-11 will launch three members of Expedition 56 to the International Space Station. The crew consists of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. They will remain aboard the outpost for about six months.

Missions No Earlier Than 2019

NETJan 3 Chandrayaan-2
Vehicle GSLV Mk III
Location Satish Dhawan Space Centre SLP
Time TBD

India's second robotic mission to the Moon will be launched by a GSLV Mk II rocket. The Chandrayaan-2 mission will include an orbiter, lander and rover. Once in orbit around the Moon, the lander/rover combo will detach from the orbiter to descend to the surface. Once landed, the six-wheeled rover will be deployed. Meanwhile, the orbiter will perform remote-sensing activities.