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Upcoming Missions This Year

Dec 19 CSO-1
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Vehicle Soyuz-2 (Arianespace)
Location Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time 1:37:14 PM GFT / 2018-12-19 16:37:14Z

Arianespace is scheduled to launch the CSO-1 Earth observation satellite into a Sun-synchronous orbit for the French CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) space agency and the DGA (Direction générale de l’armement) defense procurement agency on behalf of the French Ministry of Defense. This flight will mark the 11th launch of the year for Arianespace and the 20th mission carried out by Soyuz since it was launched at the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in October of 2011.

Dec 19 NROL-71
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Vehicle Delta IV Heavy
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-6
Time 5:57 PM PST / 2018-12-20 01:57:00Z

A ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch the NROL-71 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. NROL-71 is most likely a Keyhole KH-11 image reconnaissance satellite.

Dec 26 Blagovest 13L
Vehicle Proton-M
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-81
Time 4:12 AM ALMT / 2018-12-25 22:12:00Z

The 3rd Blogovest commercial satellite is scheduled to launch with the final Proton rocket with a Briz-M upper stage from launch complex 200 from the Baikonur Cosmosdrome.

NETDec 27 Kanopus-V 5 & 6
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Vostochny Cosmodrome LD1
Time TBD

A Soyuz-2-1a rocket with a Fregat-M upper stage will launch two new Kanopus reote sensing satellites from the Vostochniy cosmodrome.

Missions No Earlier Than 2018

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Vehicle Pegasus-XL
Location Cape Canaveral AFS
Time TBD
Window 1 hour, 30 minutes

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will be the 44th satellite launched to orbit by the air-dropped Pegasus XL rocket, carried to drop altitude by an L-1011 carrier aircraft. ICON will study Earth's ionosphere, a region of the upper atmosphere affected by solar storms and weather phenomena where terrestrial weather meets space weather. Disturbances in the ionosphere affect GPS/satellite navigation and radio transmissions.

Missions No Earlier Than 2019

NETJan Arabsat-6A
Vehicle Falcon Heavy
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

Arabsat 6A is a Saudi Arabian geostationary communications satellite

NETJan Iridium NEXT Flight 8
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Vehicle 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.

NETJan 17 Crew Dragon Demo 1
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Vehicle 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.

Jan 23 WGS-10
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Vehicle Delta IV Medium+ (5,4)
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time 6:00 PM EST / 2019-01-23 23:00:00Z
Window 6 hours

Boeing Satellite Systems was selected to develop the WGS system as successors to the DSCS-3 series of DOD communications satellites. This will be the 10th satellite of 12 to be launched.

NETJan 30 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.

NETFeb 17 CRS-17
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

SpaceX will conduct its 17th 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.

NET2019 STP-2
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Vehicle 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.