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Upcoming Missions This Year

Dec 18 GPS 3-01
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 9:24 AM EST / 2018-12-18 14:24:00Z
Window 26 minutes
usaf
spacex

GPS III SV01 is the first of the U.S. Air Force’s third-generation Global Positioning System (GPS III) navigation satellites. The first GPS III satellites are scheduled for launch in 2018, continuing through at least 2022. The GPS III SV01 spacecraft was delivered to Cape Canaveral in late August 2018.

Dec 18 NROL-71
Vehicle Delta IV Heavy
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-6
Time 5:57 PM PST / 2018-12-19 01:57:00Z
dod
ula

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.

Missions No Earlier Than 2018

NET2018 ICON
Vehicle Pegasus-XL
Location Cape Canaveral AFS
Time TBD
Window 1 hour, 30 minutes
nasa
northrop grumman

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 Iridium NEXT Flight 8
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Vandenberg AFB SLC-4
Time TBD
iridium
spacex

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

Arabsat 6A is a Saudi Arabian geostationary communications satellite

NETJan 17 Crew Dragon Demo 1
Vehicle Falcon 9 (Crew Dragon)
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD
nasa
spacex

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
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
dod
ula

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.

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

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
Vehicle Falcon Heavy
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time TBD
usaf
spacex

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.