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Launch Calendar

Upcoming Missions This Year for: Falcon

May 4 Bangabandhu-1

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 4:00 PM EDT / 2018-05-04 20:00:00Z
Window 2 hours, 25 minutes

SpaceX will launch Bangabandhu-1 atop a Falcon 9 rocket for Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited. It will be the first Bangladeshi geostationary communications satellite and will operate at 119.1 degrees East longitude.

May 19 Iridium NEXT Flight 6 & GRACE follow-on

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time 1:03 PM PDT / 2018-05-19 20:03:00Z

The sixth of eight planned SpaceX Falcon 9 launches for Iridium Communications, each flight will launch up to 10 additional next-generation Iridium communications satellites to orbit. This launch will send five Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit along with NASA's GRACE follow-on mission.

May 24 SES-12

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 12:29 AM EDT / 2018-05-24 04:29:00Z
Window 58 minutes

SpaceX has been tasked with launching the SES-12 communications satellite on behalf of Luxembourg-based SES. The Falcon 9 rocket will utilize a flight-proven first stage. Once in its final location in geostationary orbit, SES-12 is expected to provide video and data services to the Asia-Pacific region.

NETJun 13 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). The mission is currently slated to use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to be launch from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.

NETJun 28 CRS-15

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD
Window 1 second

SpaceX will conduct its 15th Dragon cargo flight to the International Space Station in support of 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.

NETAug Crew Dragon Demo 1

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

A 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 an un-piloted test flight. The mission is slated to get underway from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A under NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

NETNov 16 CRS-16

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

SpaceX will conduct its 16th Dragon cargo flight to the International Space Station in support of 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. Additionally, it is expected to carry International Docking Adapter 3 (IDA-3) in its trunk.

Missions No Earlier Than 2018 for: Falcon

NET2018 Arabsat-6A

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

Arabsat 6A is a Saudi Arabian geostationary communications satellite