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Upcoming Missions This Year

Apr 26 CRS-17
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 5:55 AM EDT / 2019-04-26 09:55:00Z

CRS-17 is a cargo flight to the International Space Station in support of NASA's Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) program. The company's Cargo Dragon spacecraft will be loaded with crew supplies, hardware and experiments to be used on the orbiting lab.

NETMay 10 Direct TV 16 and Eutelsat 7C
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Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
Location Guiana Space Centre ELA-3
Time TBD

Arianespace is contracted to launch the DirectTV and Eutelsat 7C communications satellites into space atop an Ariane 5 rocket. The double-satellite launch is designated VA248 and will place the two spacecraft into a geostationary transfer orbit.

NETMay 16 Radarsat C1, C2 C3
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time TBD

Radarsat C1, C2 & C3 will launch with a Falcon-9 rocket from VAFB.

NETMay 27 Amos 17
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

Built by Boeing and owned by Spacecom Ltd. of Israel, Amos 17 will provide high-throughput broadband connectivity and other communications services over Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

NETMay Chandrayaan-2
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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.

NETJun 27 Meteor M2-2
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Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Vostochny Cosmodrome LD1
Time TBD

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch with the Russian Meteor M2-1 polar-orbiting weather satellite.

NETJun 27 AEHF 5
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Vehicle Atlas V 551
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V (in its 551 configuration) rocket will launch the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite for the U.S. military. Built by Lockheed Martin, the spacecraft is designed to provide highly-secure communications to the Department of Defense.

NETJun 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.

NETJul 6 Soyuz MS-13
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Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-1
Time TBD

A Roscosmos Soyuz-FG rocket will launch a crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew members--Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvorzov, Luca Parmitano, and Andrew R. Morgan. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the station's residents.

NETJul 8 CRS-18
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 20th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 18th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

NETJul 25 GPS 3-02
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Vehicle Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37
Time TBD

United Launch Alliance will launch a Delta 4 rocket carrying the U.S. Air Force’s second third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin.

NETJul 31 Progress MS-12
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Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time TBD

A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the 73rd Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station.

NETJul Crew Dragon Demo 2
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Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first crewed test flight. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will fly on the Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon spacecraft will return to a splashdown at sea.

NETJul Shijian 20
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Vehicle Long March 5
Location Wenchang Space Center LA-1
Time TBD

A Chinese Long March 5 rocket will launch the Shijian 20 communications satellite which will replace the Shijian 18 satellite lost in a launch failure in 2017.

NETAug Starliner CST-100 OFT-1
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Vehicle Atlas V 401
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

Boeing's Starliner CST-100 Orbital Flight Test-1 (OFT-1) is the first test flight of the new commercial spacecraft. Staliner will fly on an Atlas-V N22 booster to International Space Station. The version of the Atlas V tasked with sending the space "taxi" to the ISS is different in that it will have two engines in the Centaur second stage.

NETSep HTV 8
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Vehicle H-IIB
Location Tanegashima Space Center Pad 2
Time TBD

A Japanese H-2B rocket will launch the eighth H-2 Transfer Vehicle. The HTV serves as an automated cargo vehicle to deliver equipment and supplies to the International Space Station.

NETOct 15 CSG 1 & CHEOPS
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Vehicle Soyuz-2 (Arianespace)
Location Guiana Space Centre ELS
Time TBD

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will carry the first COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG 1) radar surveillance satellite for ASI, the Italian space agency. The European Space Agency’s Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite, or CHEOPS, will fly as a secondary payload on the mission. Built by Airbus Defense and Space in Spain with a Swiss-developed science instrument, CHEOPS will observe transits of planets around other stars to measure their radii.

NETOct 19 Cygnus NG-12
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Vehicle Antares 200
Location Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time TBD

The 12th Cygnus cargo spacecraft to fly to the International Space Station.

NETOct GPS 3-03
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s third third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin.

NETDec 4 CRS-19
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 21st Dragon spacecraft mission on its 19th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

Missions No Earlier Than 2019

NET2019 Chang’e 5
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Vehicle Long March 5
Location Wenchang Space Center LA-1
Time TBD

Chang'e 5 is a Chinese robotic mission to collect at least 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of lunar soil and rock samples from Earth's moon and return them to Earth. This would be the first lunar sample return mission attempted by any nation since 1976.

NET2019 ICON
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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 2020

NET2020 SAOCOM 1B
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time TBD

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM 1B satellite for CONAE, Argentina’s space agency. SAOCOM 1B is the second of two SAOCOM 1-series Earth observation satellites designed to provide radar imagery to help emergency responders and monitor the environment, including the collection of soil moisture measurements.