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Upcoming Missions This Year for: Falcon

Oct 30 Koreasat 5A

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 3:34 PM EDT / 2017-10-30 19:34:00Z
Window 2 hours, 24 minutes

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.

NETNov 28 SpaceX CRS-13

Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time TBD
Window 1 second

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 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 Unknown/"Zuma"

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

SpaceX has obtained FCC licenses effective from November 10th for a Falcon 9 launch from Kennedy Space Center. The licensing also provides for a booster landing attempt at LZ-1. The payload remains unknown, but is reportedly called codename "Zuma." On October 16, nasaspaceflight.com confirmed the launch's payload customer is Northrop Grumman.

NETDec 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.

Missions No Earlier Than 2018 for: Falcon

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.

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

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 SES-12

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

SpaceX will launch the heavy SES-12 satellite, up to now slated for an Ariane-5 launch, on a Falcon 9 vehicle in Q1 2018.