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Past Missions This Year

Jan 6 Turksat 5A
asiasat spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 8:27 PM EST / 2021-01-07 01:27:00Z
Window 3 hours, 58 minutes

Jan 20 Another One Leaves the Crust
rocket lab
Vehicle Electron
Location Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1
Time 7:45 PM NZDT / 2021-01-20 06:45:00Z
Window 1 hour, 30 minutes

Rocket Lab is slated to send a single communications "microsatellite" for the German-based OHB Group that will "enable specific frequencies to support future services from orbit." This is to be the 18th flight of the Electron rocket and will fly out of Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula.

Jan 20 Starlink L16
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 8:02 AM EST / 2021-01-20 13:02:00Z

SpaceX is expected to launch another 60 Starlink internet satellites atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. This will be the 16th batch of the first version of SpaceX's Starlink satellites. Should all go according to plan, the spacecraft will be deposited in a 550-kilometer circular orbit.

Jan 24 Transporter 1
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 10:00 AM EST / 2021-01-24 15:00:00Z
Window 22 minutes

SpaceX is expected to launch its first dedicated rideshare mission atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Several organizations, ranging from companies to governments, are slated to have their microsatellites and nanosatellites launched into a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit.

Feb 4 Starlink L18
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 1:19 AM EST / 2021-02-04 06:19:00Z

SpaceX is set to launch another 60 Starlink satellites atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. It is expected to be the 19th batch of V1.0 Starlink internet satellites.

Feb 15 Progress MS-16
rka tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 10:45 AM ALMT / 2021-02-15 04:45:00Z

Roscosmos is slated to send the uncrewed Progress MS-16 cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Upon reaching orbit, the freighter is expected to take about two days to reach the outpost.

Feb 15 Starlink L19
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 10:59 PM EST / 2021-02-16 03:59:00Z

SpaceX is set to launch another 60 Starlink satellites atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. L-19 is expected to be the 19th batch of V1.0 Starlink internet satellites.

Feb 20 NG-15 Cygnus
nasa northrop grumman
Vehicle Antares 200
Location Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A
Time 12:36 PM EST / 2021-02-20 17:36:00Z

Northrop Grumman’s NG-15 Cygnus spacecraft is slated to be the 15th such spacecraft to fly to the International Space Station to resupply the orbiting outpost. NG-15 Cygnus is also the fourth 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 International Space Station.

Mar 4 Starlink L17
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 3:24 AM EST / 2021-03-04 08:24:00Z

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, March 4 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously flew on seven missions: the Iridium-8 mission, the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission, and five Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be located in the Atlantic Ocean. One half of

Mar 11 Starlink L20
asiasat spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40
Time 3:13 AM EST / 2021-03-11 08:13:00Z
Window 1 second

SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, March 9 for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous window is at 9:58 p.m. EST, or 2:58 UTC on March 10. The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and a Starlink mission.

Mar 14 Starlink L21
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 5:44 AM EDT / 2021-03-14 09:44:00Z

SpaceX is set to send it's 22nd batch of roughly 60 Starlink satellites into orbit for the company's Starlink satellite internet service.

Mar 22 CAS500 1 & ELSA-d
tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 12:07 PM ALMT / 2021-03-22 06:07:00Z
Window 1 second

A Glavkosmos Soyuz 2.1a rocket topped with a Fregat upper stage will launch the first of two Korean CAS500 (Compact Advanced Satellite 500) Earth observation satellites for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute into orbit. In total 38 satellites will be launched. Flying as secondary payloads are Astroscale’s ELSA-d active debris removal demonstration mission, UniSat 7, four GRUS Earth-imaging microsatellites (GRUS 1B–1E) built by Axelspace of Japan and multiple other MicroSats, CubeSats and Poc

Mar 24 Starlink L22
spacex
Vehicle Falcon 9 v1.2
Location Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
Time 4:58 AM EDT / 2021-03-24 08:58:00Z

SpaceX is set to send it's 23rd batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit for the company's Starlink satellite internet service.

Mar 25 ST30
tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-2
Location Vostochny Cosmodrome LD1
Time 11:47 AM YAKT / 2021-03-25 02:47:00Z
Window 1 second

A Starsem Soyuz 2.1b rocket topped with a Fregat upper stage will launch on a mission designated ST30 to put 36 OneWeb internet communication satellites for Oneweb LLC into a near polar orbit at an altitude of 450km.

Apr 9 Soyuz MS-18
rka tsskb-progress
Vehicle Soyuz-FG
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome LC-31
Time 1:42 PM ALMT / 2021-04-09 07:42:00Z

A Soyuz rocket is slated to launch the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft with two cosmonauts and an American astronaut to the International Space Station for a roughly six-month stay. They'll replace the crew of Soyuz MS-17 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.