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Upcoming Missions This Year for: Falcon

Aug 23 Telstar 18V

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 11:33 PM EDT / 2018-08-24 03:33:00Z
Window 4 hours

SpaceX's Falcon 9 is contracted to launch the Telstar 18 Vantage (Telstar 18V) communications satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit. There, the SSL-built satellite will use onboard propulsion to move itself into a geostationary orbit where it will serve parts of India, China, Mongolia, Asia and the Pacific Ocean with its C- and Ku-band transponders.

NETAug Es'hail 2

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

Es'hail 2 is a planned communication satellite operated by Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company. It will also feature an radio amateur payload. The new satellite will be positioned at the 26° East hotspot position for TV broadcasting and significantly adds to the company’s ability to provide high quality, premium DTH television content across the Middle East and North Africa.

NETSep SAOCOM 1A, ITASAT 1

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

SAOCOM 1A is a Argentine (SAR Observation & Communications Satellite). ITASAT 1 (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica Satellite) is Brazilian 6U Cubesat built by the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA).

NETOct GPS 3-01

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
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 GPS III satellites are scheduled for launch in 2018, continuing through at least 2022.

NETNov 29 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.

NETNov 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.

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

NET2018 Iridium NEXT Flight 8

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

This will be the final of eight planned SpaceX Falcon 9 launches for Iridium Communications, which is replacing its entire constellation of legacy spacecraft with the Iridium NEXT satellites. This flight will orbit the 66th-75th next-generation satellites.

NET2018 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.