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Upcoming Missions This Year for: Falcon

Feb 28 EchoStar 23

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 12:27 AM EST (UTC-5)
Window 2 hours, 30 minutes

EchoStar 23 is a Ku-band geostationary communications satellite capable of providing service from eight different orbital positions. The satellite has an estimated service life of 15 years or longer.

NETMar SES-10

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

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.

NETApr 9 SpaceX CRS-11

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

SpaceX will conduct its twelfth overall flight to the International Space Station, and the eleventh of twelve planned Dragon/Falcon 9 flights 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.

NETApr 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. SpaceX plans to launch Falcon Heavy from Kennedy Space Center's Pad 39A, the same site from which Apollo and Space Shuttle missions once launched.

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.

NETAug 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.

NETAug SpaceX CRS-12

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

SpaceX will conduct its thirteenth overall flight to the International Space Station, and the last of twelve planned Dragon/Falcon 9 flights 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.

NETOct 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.