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Upcoming Missions This Year

NETSep 10 SSMS POC
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Vehicle Vega
Location Guiana Space Centre ELV
Time TBD

This Vega rocket flight will launch several smaal satellites into orbit. among its payload are: Esail, Athena, Astrocast 1 (?10), GHGSat-C1, Lemur-2y (x TBD), PICASSO, SIMBA, DIDO-3, Royal Thai Air Force cubesat, NEMO-HD, TRISAT, FSSCat A, FSSCat B, IGOSat, PINO, QARMAN, Casaa-Sat.

NETSep 15 Eutelsat 5 West B
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Vehicle Proton-M (Commercial)
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-200
Time TBD

EUTELSAT 5 West B will be launched in 2019, replacing the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite currently operating at 5° West. This new digital resource will primarily address broadcast markets in France, Italy and Algeria

NETSep 17 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 25 Soyuz MS-15
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Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time TBD

Soyuz MS-15 will bring the Expedition-61 crew (Oleg Skripochka and Jessica Meir) to ISS. The 3rd crew member onboard is Hazza Al Mansouri from the United Arab Emirates, he will make a 10 day trip to ISS and land with the Soyuz MS-12 crew (minus Koch, who will stay on ISS).

NETSep 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.

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.

NETNov 15 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.

NETNov 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.

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.

NETDec 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.

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.

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.