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NETJun 28 SXRS-5
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Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time TBD
Window 58 minutes

The Falcon 9 first stage B1060.8 will launch a collection of smallsats on the Transporter-2 (aka SXRS-5) rideshare mission to Sun-synchronous orbit.

Jun 30 Progress MS-17
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Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 5:27 AM ALMT / 2021-06-29 23:27:00Z

Roscosmos is slated to send the uncrewed Progress MS-17 cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Upon reaching orbit, the freighter is expected to take about two days to reach the outpost and dock with the Zvezda module.

NETJul 15 Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module
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Vehicle Proton-M
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-81
Time TBD

Russia is slated to launch its long-delayed science module, Nauka, to the International Space Station. It is expected to take about a week to reach the outpost. It will replace the 20-year-old Pirs Docking Compartment, which is set to be removed via a Progress spacecraft before Nauka arrives at the ISS.

NETJul NG-16 Cygnus
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Vehicle Antares 200
Location Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time TBD

Northrop Grumman’s NG-16 Cygnus spacecraft is slated to the International Space Station to resupply the orbiting outpost. It'll be the fifth flight for Northrop Grumman under the second Commercial Resupply Services contract. The spacecraft will launch atop an Antares 230+ rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, and spend several days catching up to and rendezvousing with the station.

NETJul Starliner CFT
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Vehicle Atlas V 421
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

Launching atop an Atlas 5 rocket in an "N22" variant* will be Boeing's first crewed CST-100 Starliner mission to the International Space Station. It will see NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore, Michael Fincke and Nichole Mann fly to the outpost for at least one or two weeks. *The variant designation means it will have no payload fairing, two solid rocket motors and two engines on the Centaur upper stage. Note: The image used in this entry shows the 421 variant.

NETSep Crew-3 Dragon
nasa spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

SpaceX's Crew-3 Dragon mission is slated to bring NASA Raja Chari and Thomas Marshburn as well as German astronaut Matthias Maurer and another yet-unnamed international astronaut. They'll replace outgoing astronauts from the Crew-2 flight and are expected to remain aboard the outpost for about six months before being replaced by the crew of the first operational CST-100 mission, Starliner-1, in early 2022.

NETOct 5 Soyuz MS-19
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Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time TBD

A Soyuz rocket is slated to launch the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft with three Russian cosmonauts to the International Space Station for a roughly six-month stay. They'll replace the crew of Soyuz MS-18 during a week-long handover. Note: The image used in this entry shows the Soyuz-FG variant. Soyuz missions now exclusively use the Soyuz-2 variant.

NETOct 28 Progress MS-18
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Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time TBD

Roscosmos is slated to send the uncrewed Progress MS-18 cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Upon reaching orbit, the freighter is expected to take about two days to reach the outpost and dock with the Zvezda module.

Missions No Earlier Than 2022

NETJan Axiom Mission 1
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Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD

Axiom Space has contracted with SpaceX and NASA to fly the first private International Space Station crew for a weeklong stay at the outpost. Included are former NASA astronaut and Ax-1 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, American entrepreneur Larry Connor, Canadian investor and philanthropist Mark Pathy and Israeli investor and philanthropist Eytan Stibbe.

NET2022 Boeing Starliner-1
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Vehicle Atlas V 421
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41
Time TBD

Launching atop an Atlas 5 rocket in an "N22" variant* will be Boeing's first operational crewed CST-100 Starliner mission to the International Space Station: Starliner-1. It will see NASA astronauts Sunita Williams, Josh Cassada and Jeanette Epps, as well as Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. *The variant designation means it will have no payload fairing, two solid rocket motors and two engines on the Centaur upper stage. Note: The image used in this entry shows the 421 variant.